Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner

Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner

Delicate long-stemmed roses, chocolate hearts, and the sound of sweet nothings in the air. Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating all the love in our lives. Lovebirds exchanging greeting cards with playful notes like “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me”. It’s so easy to get caught up in the spirit of our most romantic holiday of the year. Perhaps you treated your love to flowers or candy last year? This year, share the gift of an indulgent couples massage therapy treatment. Spend some quality time together against the romantic backdrop of our couple’s treatment room. Side-by-side massage tables heated for your comfort, subdued romantic lighting, fragrant red roses, and twinkling candles will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. You and your partner are welcome to customize your appointments with a specialty treatment of your choice. Each of you will work with an individual massage therapist who will happily adapt your massage to meet your individual treatment goals. We offer pregnancy, hot stone, aromatherapy, deep tissue, and relaxation massage – the choice is entirely yours! In parting, you will receive a token gift of delicious chocolates to continue the Valentine’s experience at home. Receiving a massage therapy treatment in the same room allows two people in love to completely relax and release personal or mutual stresses while remaining connected. Our peaceful dual treatment room provides the perfect environment for couples to unwind and enjoy each other’s company while finding renewal together. Relax, refresh, and reconnect this Valentine’s Day.   Bayview Sheppard RMT is a massage therapy clinic located in North York, Toronto, open 7 days a week. We...
Fix Your Netflix Posture!

Fix Your Netflix Posture!

Orange is the New Black. Ozark. Sharp Objects. The list goes on. We’re certainly no strangers to binge-watching our favourite shows. But what does that have to do with posture? Think back to your last binge session – lounging there as minutes turned into hours. Were you maintaining a healthy seated position? Growing up, you might have heard from your parents to sit up straight and keep your shoulders back – but having good posture is no less important to us as adults than it is to kids. In fact, posture can significantly impact your overall health. So, enjoying your favorite shows actually can have positive health effects as long as you’re seated properly. What is Good Posture and Why Is It Important? Put simply, posture is the position in which someone holds his or her body when sitting or standing. Our posture impacts how the force of gravity is distributed through the body. With good posture, stress gets properly distributed to the right muscles and ligaments for our bodies to work efficiently. The end result of this is decreased wear and tear on our bodies lowering the risk of injury. Further, your vital organs remain in proper position and your internal systems are then able to function as intended. Our bodies know a thing or two about efficiency! Benefits of Good Posture We’re certainly not judgemental of our clients who struggle with bad posture – we’re the first to understand that slouching isn’t something that’s done purposefully! Bayview Sheppard RMTs can help address the physical reasons behind poor posture, including inflexible muscles and low muscle strength, so together...
Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

Benefits of Hot Stone Massage

The holidays: truly the most wonderful time of year filled with fun, festivity… and stress. We said it. Stress. While we can’t deny that there is plenty to look forward to there is also an added dose of stress during the holidays – hosting events, endless searching for the perfect gifts, and working overtime, to name a few. Does “I’m too busy for a massage” sound familiar? Slowing down and taking some time for yourself by relaxing during a hot stone massage will actually help you navigate this season with greater ease. As the name suggests, hot stone massage incorporates the use of warmed stones, which are placed on areas throughout your body. Consider the many benefits of a hot stone massage and you’ll see why it’s the perfect gift for yourself this holiday season. Stress Relief Hot stone massage will undoubtedly help you relax. Having hot stones massaged across the achiest parts of your body is a very calming sensation. With the weight of the holiday stress off your shoulders, you might even be able to tackle holidays challenges with greater energy than you would otherwise. Pausing to take a little ‘me’ time is actually the quickest way to accomplish more on that hovering to-do list of yours. Improved Sleep One of the best compliments our RMTs receive is when clients tell us that they are sleeping better after a Massage Therapy Treatment. We’re not surprised when we hear it: being in a more relaxed state helps promote sleep! You might be so relaxed that you’ll fall asleep on the table – we see it all the time....
Bayview Sheppard RMT at the BabyTime Show!

Bayview Sheppard RMT at the BabyTime Show!

Are you expecting or planning to be soon? This is for you! Aside from the leaves changing colors (and pumpkin spice lattes), something we look most forward to this time year is participating in the semi-annual BabyTime Show in Toronto. Grab your comfiest shoes (or whichever shoes fit!) and join us at the International Centre on Airport Road from November 16-18 for an event completely dedicated to pregnancy, birth, babies, and toddlers. Oh, baby! At Bayview Sheppard RMT, we’re very familiar with changes our bodies undergo during pregnancy. Giving your body the proper care during pregnancy is essential, both for comfort and the health of your baby. We are offering complimentary demonstration Massage Therapy treatments to expectant mothers throughout show. All you have to do is follow us on social media to take advantage of the special. Drop by our booth to pamper yourself and learn about the benefits of pre and post-natal massage! And if you book a 60-minute appointment with us at the show, you’ll receive a 15-minute gift card towards your appointment. It’s just as important for non-pregnant partners to care for themselves during pregnancy as it is for a couple to spend quality time together before baby. Since when do you have to travel far for a restful and relaxing babymoon? A couple’s massage is a great way to unwind and relax together. At Bayview RMT, you can customize your experience to include pre-natal, hot stone, or deep tissue massage with your significant other. Tickets are available online and we look forward to seeing you at the show! Event Details Location: International Centre, Hall 1...
Massage For Stress Reduction

Massage For Stress Reduction

September is here and with it comes a new month, a new season and a new school year! Before your mind wanders to your impending to-do list and you suddenly find yourself flooded with the routine stress that comes with this time of year, let’s take a step back and focus on a little you time. Because fall can be a particularly stressful time, we like to dedicate September to talking about how Massage Therapy can help with stress reduction! It’s important to remember that each of us can either allow stress to negatively impact our health or we can focus on ways to successfully cope with the inevitable stressors in our lives. Tightness & Tension Headaches Some common complaints our RMTs address are stiffness and soreness in the upper back and neck, along with tension headaches. These symptoms are usually connected, and highlight a typical response to stress taken on by the body. Have you ever noticed how your neck and shoulder muscles hunch and your face tenses and contracts when stressed? These muscle strains in our upper bodies often lead to the physical symptoms associated with stress. Trigger Points & Massage Massage Therapy can be beneficial for managing stress because it helps to relieve tight muscles that cause discomfort and promotes overall relaxation. Trigger points that send referral pain to another area of the body can occur within any muscle due to tension and stress. For example, trigger points under the back of your skull and around your jawline can sometimes cause referral headaches. Feel for yourself – place gentle pressure on your cheekbones, just under your...