At HappyTree we are pleased to offer you a range of massage styles and a range of holistic well-being services to suite your needs.
To book an appointment please call us at 514-846-9642.
Both relaxing and therapeutic, Swedish massage is a full-body treatment. Adapted to your preferences, it can be anything from soothing and gentle, to an invigorating deep tissue experience.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish Massage, but with more intense pressure and specific targeting of muscles and connective tissues. This allows the therapist to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (without oil)
The lymphatic system, located directly beneath the skin, is responsible for picking up practically all the body’s wastes as well as foreign objects such as viruses and bacteria and transferring them back to the lymph node to be broken down and removed from your body. Lymphatic drainage massages use a gentle, slow and precise circular technique to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid and cleanses your body of stagnant waste products, pathogen and debris at a cellular level.
This gentle and meditative style of massage promotes relaxation and balance in the autonomic nervous system, helps in the reduction of swelling, the regeneration of tissues and boosts the immune system. Lymphatic drainage massages can also help to reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia, allergies, alleviate of adiposis and cellulite tissue, circulation problem, and enhance the quality of the skin including facial skin.
Reflexology aims to bring your body into a naturally balanced and restful state by massaging your hands and/or feet. This stimulates the nerve impulses that connect to your organs, systems and glands, and encourages both circulation and the movement of toxic blockages.
Osteopathy emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles. It is a gentle and holistic approach and treats all systems of the body harmoniously. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese holistic healing and relaxation treatment. During a session, you lie down while the practitioner places their open palms gently against or slightly above the your body. This facilitates the natural flow of Ki, your life energy. While the technique is simple, the results are amazing.
During pregnancy your body experiences a multitude of changes. As your uterus expands, there is more stress on the body often causing lower back pain, aching legs, sore hips, swelling or insomnia. Prenatal massage is a wonderful way to cope with these adjustments, ease discomfort and simply experience overall well-being.
Acupressure is an ancient form of healing, practiced by applying controlled pressure along the energy lines (meridians) in the body. Developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago, it is in the family of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as are Tuina and Acupuncture. The massage can be performed on a table with oil applied to the skin or the client can be fully dressed, on a massage chair. Gradual pressure is applied to the trigger points along the meridians with hand, elbow, arm and finger. Pressure varies from gentle to deep with the intention to relax, restore and replenish. Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, headaches, migraine, back pain, indigestion, sciatica, frozen shoulders, carpal tunnel, constipation/diarrhea, etc.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork based on traditional Chinese medicine theory. The word ‘Shiatsu’ means finger pressure, and the technique includes pressure with the thumbs and palms assisted with soft stretching and joint mobilizations. Disease, according to traditional oriental medicine is the result of imbalances of the life energy. This energy is believed to travel in the body through Meridian lines, the Shiatsu therapist aims to unblock the flow of energy in the Meridians thus bringing the client’s body back into a balanced state, restoring health and vitality. In Shiatsu we treat the whole body as well as the specific problem area. Common conditions that can be helped include (but are not limited to) back, neck and shoulder tension and pain, headaches, migraine, insomnia, digestive problems, and also emotional issues related to stress, anxiety etc.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. An Ayurvedic approach treats each individual, taking into account his/her own unique psychological, emotional, and physical conditions. Imbalances in the body are identified by the practitioner and recommendations such as food and nutrition, lifestyle practices, yoga, natural medicinal herbs, meditation as well as massage therapy are suggested to correct these imbalances. Please note all Ayurveda treatments are 75 minutes.
Types of Ayurveda Treatments Offered
Abhyanga: Specialized hot oil full-body treatment favouring muscle and nervous system relaxation, lymphatic and arterial stimulation.
Vishesh: Vigorous deep tissue treatment favouring toxin elimination, vital energy (prana) and marma (meridian) stimulation. Suggested for issues related to lethargy, fatigue, mental/physical tension, muscle stiffness, circulatory issues, and to stimulate lymphatic system (Specialized hot oil used sparingly).
Shiro/Abhyanga/Nasya: Head, neck and facial marma massage; followed by sinus, mucus, head lymph treatment using steam and natural herbal nasal decoction. Great for sinus and migraine sufferers. (Light use of herbed oil on face, head, neck, shoulders).
The goal is to identify and evaluate underlying health concerns (imbalances) and emerge with a customized Ayurvedic protocol in order to target these causes at their root. By way of a thorough 8-fold exam, the practitioner examines your pulse, tongue, eyes, skin and inquires about other areas of the body to arrive at clear suggestions about what Ayurvedic practices could be adopted to reclaim a life of balance. These may include daily self-care routines, food choices, yoga and meditation techniques, meditation and movement practices, massage therapy as well as natural herbal remedies.
*All of our therapists are certified practitioners and can offer insurance receipts upon request, with the exception of Reiki.
*With the exception of Ayurvedic massage, all of our products are hypoallergenic. Please let us know if you have any sensitivities prior to your treatment.