Registered Massage Therapy

Marly Hill,
Registered Massage Therapist

Marly began her journey as a massage therapist in 2008 and has been expanding her knowledge and experience in her practice ever since. From a very young age Marly has had an interest in the healing arts and today her passion is helping clients gain a better understanding of their own bodies. Over the years, she has gained vast knowledge and experience working alongside Psychologists who treat clients struggling with stress-related physical and emotional disorders such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Marly continues to upgrade her abilities by expanding her knowledge and skills through various continuing education courses related to massage therapy, allowing her to treat clients with diverse health complaints. Marly utilizes all of her skills to create a unique treatment plan for each client that comes her way!

treatments

Cranial-Sacral Therapy

Cranial-sacral therapy is a very gentle, yet effective, form of treatment that focuses on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. The practitioner works along the entire length of the spinal cord, from the head to the pelvis, to bring the entire body into focus by aiming to decrease the functioning of the sympathetic system. In turn, the functioning of the parasympathetic system is relatively increased. As a result, cranial-sacral therapy has the potential to assist in managing the physical, mental and emotional stresses experienced in everyday life, as well as supporting the immune system as it struggles to function properly under all types of stress.

 

conditions treated

  • Whiplash
  • Stress
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Back and neck pain
  • Chronic eye/ear infections
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Poor immunity
Myofascial Release

Myofascial release works the fascia of the body, which is a network made up of strong supportive fibers surrounding every muscle, bone, organ, and nerve. Gentle, relaxing, and exceptionally effective, myofascial work allows deeper access to the muscles, joints and tissues of the body in order to restore proper function and healing. Often times what is considered to be muscle and joint pain stems from tightness in the fascia as it pulls throughout the body, placing tension on the muscles, bones, organs and nerves.

 

conditions treated:

  • General & chronic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strains/injuries
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Digestive concerns
  • Menstrual/gynecological concerns
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Back, hip & knee pain
  • Sciatica & disc problems
Fascial Unwinding

Fascial unwinding is similar to myofascial release. Gentle traction by the RMT is placed on the area being treated in order to allow the fascial network surrounding the muscles, bones, and nerves to release. As the body settles in and allows for this treatment to take place, a subtle movement of the area being tractioned occurs, indicating the tissues are releasing their patterns of tension. In cases of repetitive strain injuries, the unwinding is typically in the reverse pattern of the original movement. Gentle, relaxing, and highly effective, fascial unwinding is an ideal modality for those recovering from accident and injury, as well as those with chronic joint pain and conditions that do not allow for other, more aggressive, forms of treatment.

 

conditions treated:

  • General & chronic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive strains/injuries
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Digestive concerns
  • Menstrual/gynecological concerns
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Back, hip & knee pain
  • Sciatica & disc problems
  • Autoimmune conditions
Lymphatic Pumping

Lymphatic pumping is a key component when dealing with concerns involving injury, inflammation, and immunity. An extremely subtle technique that provides powerful results, lymphatic work involves a subtle pumping motion of the lymphatic vessels in order to clear out toxins and inflammatory factors found within the body. In addition, when used in cases of bronchitis, pneumonia, colds, flu, etcetera, lymphatic pumping can shorten the duration of illness because the lymphatic system is part of our overall immune system.

 

conditions treated

  • Colds/flu
  • Sports injuries
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Constipation
  • Post-accident & injury
  • Pre/post-surgery
  • Poor immunity
  • Swelling of the limbs/groin/abdomen
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Arthritic conditions
Post-Concussion Management

Once the initial 10-day rest period of no screen time, no work, no school, and no sporting activities has passed, the majority of people who have sustained a concussion are able to return to their regular routine. However, the recovery time required for others can be much longer. Post-concussion management assists those recovering from concussion to return to the routine of their daily life, in addition to decreasing and eliminating the remaining symptoms the individual is experiencing. Post-concussion management incorporates all aspects of osteopathic treatment. Its primary focus is to eliminate the following most common, long-term symptoms experienced after this type of brain injury.

 

conditions treated

  • Headache
  • Dizziness or seeing stars
  • Feeling dazed and confused
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea &/or vomiting
  • Lethargy &/or fatigue
  • Irritability &/or other mood changes
  • Depression &/or anxiety
  • Digestive changes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Poor sleep or sleeping too much
  • Poor concentration/inability to focus
  • Balance problems
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
Muscle Energy Technique

Muscle energy is a subtle approach that uses small muscle contractions performed by the patient in order to release muscle tension and joint dysfunction. It is used when osteopathic assessment determines the cause of the problem is based on muscle tightness and aims to be specific to the muscle and the joint being affected. It is also used in cases where structural realignment is not suggested or indicated.

 

conditions treated

  • Subacute injury
  • Post: MVA, concussion, surgery
  • Back, hip & knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches & migraines
  • During & post pregnancy
  • Chronic respiratory conditions (incl. asthma, bronchitis, COPD)
  • Sciatica & disc injury
Orthopedic & Biomechanical Assessment

Orthopedic and biomechanical assessment is a standardized method of testing used to determine the cause of the patient’s complaint. Incorporated by the Osteopathic Practitioner, it combines visual assessment, as well as both active and passive movements, of the patient’s body in order to determine if the complaint is mainly a structural, muscular, visceral, neurological, or fascial problem. These means of patient evaluation are used in all presented cases, allowing for consistent results across all health practitioners who are trained in these testing methods, including Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Registered Massage Therapists.

Raindrop Therapy Massage

This treatment starts with 9 specifically selected essential oils that are dropped like rain 6-12 inches above the spine, one layered upon another. The oils are gently massaged into the back, and the Vitaflex technique is used to bring energy and vitality to the spinal area. Hot compresses are used throughout the massage, releasing toxins and boosting the immune system. There are incredible therapeutic benefits to this treatment, as each essential oil has different properties working on a wide range of ailments.

 

conditions treated

  • Muscle discomfort
  • Energy
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Circulation
  • Stress
  • Immune function
  • Structural alignment
  • Respiratory issues
Reflexology

Reflex points in the hands and feet are stimulated through direct pressure with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. The basis of reflexology stems from the idea that the feet are mirrors of the body. All organs and systems have meridians that run through to endpoints in the hands and feet that when stimulated create positive effect. Reflexology recognizes weaker systems in the body and brings an increased energy flow to these specific areas. With increased energy comes increased blood flow, supplying organs with more oxygen and nutrients, as well as increasing toxin removal.

 

conditions treated

  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension
  • Stress and mood
  • Circulation
  • Energy
  • Metabolism
  • Headaches
  • Liver function
  • PMS
REIKI

Reiki is an ancient hands-on healing technique based on a principal of channelling energy throughout the patient’s body, encouraging an activation of a natural healing process to restore a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

 

conditions treated

  • Heart disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Autism
  • Chron’s disease