What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain conditions.

What can massage therapy be used for?

People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness.

What is considered massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin — using varying degrees of pressure and movement.

What to expect when you book your massage therapy appointment at Kramp Chiropractic:

At Kramp Chiropractic we have two Remedial Massage Therapists, each with their individual approach to better serve you! With both of our RMT’s being professionally trained at Wellington College, it is the Traditional Swedish Massage being the primary focus.

Massage Therapy with Emily:

When you schedule your remedial massage with Emily, expect a relaxing, remedial massage with even pressure that is not too heavy. With smooth, lengthy and efficient massage application, this massage treatment is sure to leave you relaxed as well as relieve any muscle tension you may have.

Massage Therapy with Shannyn:

When you schedule your remedial massage with Shannyn, expect a traditional Swedish massage with a new age rhythm. Gradual pressure is applied, resulting in an intense treatment to the area that is causing you discomfort with relaxing massage application before and after. Being in tune with the natural ability (that we all have!) to channel comes naturally to Shannyn, this is incorporated into every massage session provided. Her massage was also voted as a Winnipeg favourite in the 2017 Metro Community Choice Awards!

Please Note:

  • Emily is our RMT who exclusively provides receipts for Blue Cross and Manulife.
  • Shannyn is our RMT who exclusively offers the Hawaiian Bodywork, Reflexology Foot Massage, and Reiki Sessions.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.

One hour of reiki is equivalent to 3 to 5 hours of sleep!

When combined with a remedial massage, reiki may be covered by your insurance provider.

What are Hawaiian Bodywork massages?

There are two different types of Hawaiian massages that are offered at Kramp Chiropractic.

The first is the Lomi Lomi which is a traditional Hawaiian Massage designed for times of great change in life. Lomi Lomi uses a combination of massage techniques, coconut oil, elements of prayer and connection to spirit, breathing and dance to restore energy and soothe the body. Originally designed for royalty, Lomi Lomi is an incredibly relaxing massage that isn’t for every day.

The second is the Huna Kane or "inner knowing of the higher self". This is a Hawaiian based massage applied using rhythmic techniques with the client fully clothed. Based on the principle that every area in the physical body has a correlating spiritual or emotional tie, a re-framing of the subconscious is done with love or aloha based affirmations. To overcome issues that are no longer serving you, Huna Kane is a massage that you would have more than once, as it is designed to assist the client achieve pono, or balance within their personal energy, or mana within.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural therapeutic method derived from studies based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet that map to other areas, glands, and organs of the body.
Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can relieve tension and stress while promoting relaxation, improving circulation and supporting our bodies natural ability to (and effort!) to function optimally.

What is Cupping Massage Therapy?

When circulation is reduced in the body muscle aches can occur and sometimes results in a throbbing sensation. Using silicone cups with a vacuum type seal on the skin while lifting creates increased blood flow and separates the muscles layers to promote healing in that area. Cupping Therapy involves gliding or stationary pressurized silicone cups over the body. Some client benefits are increased blood flow, myofascial release in tense areas, promotes lymph drainage, removes toxins, promotes lymph drainage, and many more. Emily utilizes a silicone cup rather than fire/heat to create the vacuum seal.

What is Hot Stone Massage?

A hot stone massage is used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. The stones are smooth, flat, and made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. During a hot stone massage, heated stones are placed on your body and are used to facilitate massage techniques allowing the heat to relax the tissue. The benefits of Hot Stone Massage are relieving muscle tension/pain, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes sleep.

Massage Therapy Rates

  • 30 Minute Massage - $55
  • 45 Minute Massage - $65
  • 60 Minute Massage - $75
  • 90 Minute Massage - $115
  • 30 Minute Reiki Session - $30
  • 60 Minute Reiki Session - $50
  • Lomi Lomi Massage - $90
  • Huna Kane Massage - $90
  • 45 Minute Reflexology Treatment - $50
  • 45 Minute Reflexology & Chakra Balance Combo - $60
  • 45 Minute Reflexology & 30 Minute Reiki Session - $70
  • 45 Minute Reflexology & 60 Minute Reiki Session - $90
  • Wellness Trio (45 Minute Massage, 45 Minute Reflexology, 30 Minute Reiki Session) - $130
  • 30 Minute Massage with Cupping - $60
  • 45 Minute Massage with Cupping - $70
  • 60 Minute Massage with Cupping - $80
  • 60 Minute Hot Stone Massage - $85