We offer six different therapies, and all of them are described below. Please read through the descriptions to learn which may be appropriate for you.
Aquatic Massage Therapy
Aquatic massage therapy is a treatment alternative that involves the client and the therapist in a warm therapeutic pool (97 F). The client wears floatation wraps on the legs and the therapist holds the body in back float position. During the 50 minute treatment the client peacefully relaxes while the therapist massages various part of the body. The treatment involves a combination of range of motion exercises, massage techniques, and light craniosacral work in a subtle, gentle manner. Often clients experience a deep state of relaxation, sometimes forgetting that the water or therapist is present.
This technique was born from a combination of Watsu and Jahara, two aquatic therapies popular throughout the world. It was transformed into a massage modality approved by College of Massage Therapy of Ontario by Claudia Salzmann, RMT of The Waters. New Brunswick massage therapists model standards based on Ontario’s. Celtic Knots is pleases to introduce this to New Brunswick and has gained immediate acceptance, both by the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists and Medavie Blue Cross.
Buoyancy of the water enables an entire relaxation massage as the entire body rests while the therapist focuses on one part of the whole. Due to the buoyancy pressure is relieved from the joints.
It is especially good for clients dealing with:
- post surgery healing
- arthritis and other joint conditions
- pregnancy discomfort
- neurological conditions
- anxiety-based conditions such as insomnia
Aquatic Massage Therapy is a fantastic way to embrace fears surrounding water in an intimate, safe and touch appropriate environment.
Towels, robes and sandals are provided.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – made of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, the therapist can release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
In aiding the body's natural healing processes, CST is used as a preventive health measure and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Chronic Neck and Back Pain
- Motor-Coordination Impairments
- Central Nervous System Disorders
- Orthopedic Problems
- Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Learning Disabilities
- Chronic Fatigue
- Emotional Difficulties
- Stress and Tension-Related Problems
- Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
- Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Post-Surgical Dysfunction
When recieving a craniosacral treatment, clients remain fully clothed on the table. The therapist places their hands on various locations along the spine. Often clients experience a deep state of relaxation. Sessions last one hour. Cost is the same as a regular massage and this style of treatment can be billed through health insurance.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." ...Quoted from The International Center for Reiki Training
Reiki treatments can be offered to a client without the removal of clothing. Sessions are generally one hour in length and when in combination with massage therapy, can be billed through extended health insurance.
Prevention is the key to great health. Reduction of stress through relaxation massage is natural and beneficial on many levels; emotional, physical, physiological, mental and spiritual. Worth important mention is there are no negative side effects!
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces stress
- Reduces depression
- Nourishes cells
- Decreases pain
Therapeutic massage is the application of Swedish and Non-Swedish techniques specific to a condition and the needs of the client coping with the condition. Treatments often include hydrotherapy, remedial exercise and home care.
- Is the assessment of the joints and soft tissue of the body.
- Is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.
- Gives relief of pain.
- Helps in prevention of pain and physical dysfunction.
- Aids in development, maintenance and/or rehabilitation.
Therapeutic massage can treat symptoms of many conditions including, but not limited to:
- Bell’s Palsy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Decubitus ulcers
- Frozen Shoulder
- HIV infections and AIDS
- Migraine and tension headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve lesions
- Plantar Fasciatis
- Scar tissue
- Spinal cord injury
- Strains & Sprains Tendinitis
- Wounds & Burns
General pregnancy massage
Swelling, sciatic pain and general discomfort due to the shifting weight distribution that comes with pregnancy can be reduced with relaxation massage. At Celtic Knots a BodyCusion (TM) assists the client in an effective side lying position leaving them well supported. With the comfort of this cushion and adjustments in sleep patterns clients often fall asleep during the session.
High risk pregnant clients
Whether you have a chronic medical condition that may affect your pregnancy, a history of previous pregnancy-related complications or a history of pregnancy loss, Celtic Knots provides a safe treatment environment to provide a nourishing relaxation massage.
Labour support provider
Having a doula or labour support provider in the room with mom lends to a positive birthing experience. Massage for the pregnant client throughout the labour can aid in relief of discomfort during labour. General assistance with mediation involving medical staff or midwife allows the family members to focus more on mother.
Infant Massage Instruction
Infant massage instruction is offered to parents seeking natural, efficient way to bond with baby, and to help reduce fussiness and colic. Babies that receive massage are known to sleep better, be more content and experience an added boosted immunity. A class session involves the therapist demonstrating the massage on a doll while the parent gets immediate hands on experience with their little one.