Bodywork

Ayurvedic Massage

Ayurvedic Massage is a brilliant healing art and an intricately crafted system of massage therapy. It is a form of oil massage that uses gliding movements along lines of tension and energetic distribution, as well as the treatment of pressure points, to restore health and wellness. Soothing therapeutic oils are applied and massaged onto the body, permeating the skin and having a healing effect throughout all of the bodies systems. It is a pleasurable and deeply relaxing full body massage. Strokes vary from deep to superficial and follow the flow of nerve pathways and energy channels. The massage caters to the recipients specific needs, providing deep tissue work if appropriate or taking on a gentler approach if required, addressing acute or general concerns, and always intuitively attuning the best suited approach for the person undergoing treatment. Marma, vital acupressure points, are also stimulated in order to revitalize the entire body. This facilitates an opening and cleansing of the energetic pathways, allowing currents to flow freely throughout the system, engendering vitality. The bodywork techniques have a balancing effect on the body and mind.

Ayurvedic massage promotes overall health, alleviates stress and fatigue, strengthens the nervous system, nourishes the bodily tissues, increases longevity, and enhances the process of purification and regeneration. It also focuses on releasing subconscious areas of tension and emotions stored in the bodies memory. The therapist navigates aches, pains and tissue tension to facilitate physical and emotional release and relief. The Ayurvedic word for oil is sneha: a term also synonymous with love, kindness and tenderness. Loving kindness and compassion are central to the practitioner’s disposition.

Ayurvedic Massage comes out of the tradition of Ayurvedic Medicine. Ayurveda is one of the great ancient healing arts of the world, a medical tradition that has been practiced and refined for over five thousand years. Ayurveda is a deeply holistic health care system, of which massage is an integral component. The word Ayurveda is a sanskrit combination of the words Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge. What they realized in ancient India is as true as ever today, that massage is an essential element to living a healthy and fulfilling life. Massage is considered a sublime art in the Ayurvedic healing system and has been an important part of healing in India for thousands of years.

30 minute – $45
60 minute – $80
90 minute – $115
120 minute – $150

For specific questions, Email:

Christopher Wallace – christopher@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Deep Flow Massage

Deep flow massage is an innovative and alignment-based approach that allows for the connect and weave together of a wider range of modalities. Each session is specifically designed for the client on the table from gentle relaxation to a more deep tissue approach.

60 minute – $80

For specific questions, Email:

Jaimie Cawston – jaimie@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or “knots”.

60 minute – $90

For specific questions, Email:

Michelle Saurette – michelle@tidalelements.ca

Trixie Watt – trixie@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


European Lymph Drainage

European Lymph Drainage is a gentle, flowing technique that uses repetitive effleurage strokes to encourage the movement of the lymph fluid in the body. Deeply relaxing as the repetitive strokes and light touch lead the body to a blissful meditative state. This treatment aids the body in releasing excess fluid and is a nice boost for the immune system.

60 minute – $75

For specific questions, Email:

Zabrina Barteaux – zabrina@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Hellerwork Structural Integration

Combines deep tissue massage, movement lessons and body awareness to relieve pain and tension as well as improve your posture.

60 minute – Sliding Scale – $90 – $155

For specific questions, Email:

Janelle Hardy – janelle@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation. Each hot stone massage promotes deep muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones on key points of the body which help to expand the blood vessels, which encourages blood flow, and the circulation of fluids throughout the body. The hot stones are used as an extension of the hands with gentle pressure to relax the body’s muscles and soft tissues, alleviate pain, and help rid the body of toxins. The therapeutic massage techniques and placement of hot stones upon the body reduce stress and provide a warm, effective and deeply relaxing healing experience that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and increase metabolism. The benefits of hot stone massage include both medicinal and subtle energy benefits. The stones can be placed over organs, chakras and stiff, painful muscles to alleviate pain and encourage healing. Many have experienced a sense of enlightenment, inner peace and renewed spirituality after a hot stone massage. Hot stone massage is an age old healing modality dating back to the ancient Egyptians.

*It is best to speak with your Doctor if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure before booking a Hot Stone Massage.

60 minute – $90
90 minute – $110

For specific questions, Email:

Jamie Cawston – jamie@tidalelements.ca

Michelle Saurette – michelle@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Indian Head Massage

Indian Head massage (IHM) originated in India. This style of Ayurvedic head massage promotes rejuvenation and relaxation of the whole being with an emphasis on the scalp and hair health. IHM helps to calm the nervous system addressing shoulder and neck tension as well. The practice can help relieve insomnia, headaches, eye strain and muscular tension while bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the brain through increased circulation.
60 minute – $80

For specific questions, Email:

Jaimie Cawston – jaimie@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Intuitive Massage

After first tuning into the clients physical and energetic body, I ask the energies to guide the session into a customized massage for each client. I then use Swedish Massage techniques complimented with acupressure to encourage Chi flow, Reflexology to stimulate deep clearing and healing, and CranioSacral techniques to encourage flow and relaxation.

60 minute – $85
90 minute – $120

For specific questions, Email:

Zabrina Barteaux – zabrina@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


LomiLomi Massage

Hawaiian Traditional Healing (LomiLomi/Laulima): Hawaiian Traditional healing is a blissfully deep holistic healing. It creates a full body, mind, emotional and spiritual routine. It is a profoundly transformational healing art.

Incorporating rhythmic movements and long forearm strokes that soothe, a light to deep realignment physical occurs. This realignment affects the entire energy consciousness, resulting in improved circulation, lymphatic flush, toxin removal and overall well-being.
Allow the waves of Aloha to nourish your body, emotions and spirit. Invite the Divine, Ke Akua, All that is and of you!

Each service devotes 10 minutes to a warm greeting and connection of your wished intention for healing.

60 minute – $89
90 minute – $125
120 minute – $165

For specific questions, Email:

Tonya Godin-McLaughlin – tonya@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

Facilitates the clients authentic experience of body, mind, and emotions in present time and space, with the use of mindfulness, breath work, gentle somatic exploration, client-centered dialogue.

60 minute – $85

For specific questions, Email:

Clair Convery – clair@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Reflexology

Communication with the body through the feet. A thorough working over of the reflex points of the feet which connect to all areas of our bodies. Reflexology may help with all kinds of body pain, digestive issues, sinus congestion, and also helps the body to detox. Deeply relaxing, healing and educational all at the same time. The session finishes with a luxurious foot massage with lotion.

60 minute – $80

For specific questions, Email:

Zabrina Barteaux – zabrina@tidalelements.ca

Jamie Cawston – jamie@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Relaxation Facial

Relaxation Facials use Indian Head Massage techniques to help encourage nourishment to the surface of the skin.

60 minute – $90

For specific questions, Email:

Jaimie Cawston – jaimie@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is a full body massage to soothe the body mind and soul. Swedish Massage techniques are used to release tension from the entire body and promote that “melting into the table” feeling. Relaxation massage uses long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing. The pressure is light and deeply relaxing. A treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you (not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments.)

60 minute – $75
90 minute – $110

For specific questions, Email:

Michelle Saurette – michelle@tidalelements.ca

Zabrina Barteaux – zabrina@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Shiatsu

Shiatsu Therapy is a non-invasive physical therapy that aims to support, balance and harmonize the clients system, improve circulation of blood and lymph flow and enhance flexibility. Due to the effect on the autonomic nervous system shiatsu treatments help to relieve stress and pain, as well as improve muscle, organ and joint function.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork in which the practitioner uses applied pressure and release techniques. Treatments are traditionally provided on a futon on the floor. The client is fully clothed, and carefully measured pressure is applied along the meridian lines of the body with hands, thumbs or elbows; supported by gentle stretches.

Shiatsu massage helps remove blockages by realigning meridian points, which balances the qi to ease the body and mind. Through balancing vital energy, healing occurs in the body. The nervous and immune systems are brought to homeostasis through the stimulation of the meridians, as well as restoring the circulatory system, improving blood flow throughout the body.

Like Acupuncture, Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Oriental medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or qi throughout the body. The theory behind Shiatsu is that our bodies are made up of energy and when this energy gets blocked it can cause pain, dis’ease’ and suffering. The body has twelve meridians, named according to its corresponding organ: lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, bladder, kidney, heart governor, triple heater, gall bladder and liver. The functions of these organs have a broader definition in Eastern medicine which deepens our understanding of these energetic pathways in the body, recognizing that most diseases arise from core blockage along these meridians.

30 minute – $45
60 minute – $80
90 minute – $110

For specific questions, Email:

Agnes Hombach – agnes@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Thai Massage

Thai Massage uses assisted passive-stretching and dry acupressure techniques along the lines tension and energy distribution in the body. It employs dynamic bodywork techniques to alleviate discomfort, pain and stress, whilst increasing flexibility and enhancing overall health. Thai Massage (also known as Traditional Thai Massage, Thai Yoga Massage or Nuad Boran) is an ancient healing massage system developed in Thailand. It combines broad and targeted acupressure techniques with assisted yoga stretching and facilitated passive movements. The massage focuses on the treatment of energy lines called Sen (similar to the meridian system treated through acupuncture). Opening and cleansing these energetic pathways allows currents to flow freely throughout the bodies systems and vitalize the entire body. It was developed by incorporating Ayurveda, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Buddhist healing techniques and Thai Shamanism into one system. In this eclectic blend of bodywork you’ll find the benefits of massage, yoga and acupressure synchronously woven into one. It is a holistic healing art that promotes physical and mental well-being overall, and is excellent for treating issues of limited mobility or flexibility, as well as painful conditions of the muscles, connective tissues and nerves.

Thai Massage is practiced on a padded mat on the floor. The recipient remains clothed during the treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client while the body is massaged, compressed, stretched and moved to systematically relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows and body leverage in a dance of bodywork, facilitating therapeutic manipulations of physical tissues and structure of the body. It is a unique and enjoyable form of bodywork that is practiced with keen body awareness.

Thai massage is great for relieving stress and tension, promoting joint health, relieving tight muscles and tendons, enhancing flexibility, toning the internal organs, and balancing energy. Thai Massage Therapy is beneficial in the treatment of pain and dysfunction, helping to mobilize soft tissue to address chronic pain and/or disability. Thai Massage can also help lengthen muscles prone to shortening due to physical stresses, and increases the range of motion in the back, neck, shoulders, legs, hips and throughout. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation and a greater sense of ease and agility in body and mind.

30 minute – $45
60 minute – $80
90 minute – $115
120 minute – $150

For specific questions, Email:

Christopher Wallace – christopher@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283


Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is essentially the therapeutic design of yoga practices to treat a wide variety of conditions, promoting health and well being through an individualized yoga protocol. Yoga Therapy utilizes the practices and teachings of Yoga to facilitate healing and self-empowerment. Yoga Therapists aide in addressing any number of concerns, using a holistic model. This can include physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues. In accordance with one’s needs and interests, specific personal care techniques are taught and prescribed. These include the adaptation and application of yoga postures & physical exercises, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, as well as meditation, mindfulness & contemplation. This is done to help individuals manage their conditions and alleviate symptoms, whilst empowering them to find greater health and well-being as resourced from within.

Yoga Therapy provides a safe space in which to voice your concerns to the therapist. The therapist then works with you to find yoga techniques to work through whatever is indicated as a therapeutic focus. There is also a model of yogic diagnosis that takes into consideration your personal energetic constitution, and whatever may be of benefit in helping you find balance.

30 minute – $45
60 minute – $80
90 minute – $115
120 minute – $150

For specific questions, Email:

Christopher Wallace – christopher@tidalelements.ca

Or Contact 250-306-9283