Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain.
Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
At Medspa Health Centre, we offer a comprehensive variety of referral and non-referral massage therapy treatments, including:
Our Registered Massage Therapists
Nadia is a graduate of the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She also brings the expertise of her previous education and work experience from Moscow, Russia.
She has successfully completed training in massage therapy, hydrotherapy, remedial exercises, breast care, arthrokinetic therapy, TMJ, and cranial therapy. She has also taught physiology at PCU College. Nadia plays an active role in assisting patients in implementing their treatment plans while managing the staff and overall business strategy of Medspa. Nadia has been practicing for more than 22 years and is a knowledgeable massage therapy practitioner known for her caring and gifted hands.
Sergei is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and enjoys sports of all kinds. He strongly believes in the importance of having a balanced approach to health and in prioritizing health concerns when they arise in life. He received his accreditation from WCCMT, which is one of Canada's most rigorous and reputable colleges of massage therapy, and graduated with honours at the top of his class. Sergei pays close attention to the needs of his patients and tailors each treatment plan to address the areas of care that are needed, and the existing strengths of the patient that can be utilized, to heal and repair.
Peppino is a 3,000 hour program graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Throughout his life, he has been involved in a variety of competitive and non-competitive sports. As a result, he has had first-hand experiences with different injuries and the short and long-term difficulties they pose in day to day life. From a young age, Peppino was passionate about helping people and knew he wanted to pursue a career in improving the health and lives of others. This, coupled with his direct experience in learning how to cope with and repair different injuries from his lifelong involvement in sports, ultimately lead him to his calling as a practitioner in the field of massage therapy.
Brianne is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has an excellent background in customer service. She is proud to work in the healthcare industry and thoroughly enjoys helping people. Massage therapy has had a positive affect on her life and she is excited to spread her knowledge and experience to her patients. Brianne especially likes working with pre and postnatal women to help them relax and teach them to care for their bodies.
Kaycee has completed the program to become a successfully registered massage therapist through VCCMT. She has specialized training in temporomandibular joint dysfunctions, ligament sprains, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, muscle imbalances, thoracic outlet syndrome and much more. Whether you are seeking treatment for aches due to a slouched posture at an office job to tears in a leg muscle as a result of falling during a soccer game, Kaycee has the skill to repair and genuine caring and understanding of the needs of patients to get them back to optimum health.