Join us at the Spring Baby and Toddler Show

Join us at the Spring Baby and Toddler Show

The birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and you can finally kick-off those heavy winter boots. Milder temperatures are here and so is the 2019 Spring Baby and Toddler Show! Whether you’re expecting, just delivered, or spending your days chasing after a rambunctious toddler, this show has something for you. So, put on a pair of comfortable shoes and join us at the International Centre in Mississauga from April 26-28, 2019. Our RMTs will be at the show all weekend long answering questions about massage therapy and offering complimentary demonstration massage treatments to expecting moms. “Is pregnancy massage safe?” We hear this question all the time. Our RMTs offer safe and restorative massage therapy treatment from the time of conception to birth. It goes without saying that pregnancy is a time of great change, when your entire body adapts to the new life growing within. You need and deserve support, especially since two people now depend on your health and vitality. Massage throughout all stages of pregnancy can ease your mind and body into motherhood. In addition to promoting relaxation and improving circulation, massage therapy can help: Reduce muscle cramps and painful trigger points Relive tension in the low back and gluteal region Improve range of motion Reduce fluid retention If you have any health concerns, speak to your primary health care provider before receiving massage therapy and always keep your RMT updated about any changes in your health. Tickets to the Spring Baby and Toddler Show are available online now at www.thebabyandtoddlershow.ca. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram to learn how you can get $3 off...
Hot Stone Massage – Warm Up!

Hot Stone Massage – Warm Up!

If there is one thing about the winter we dread, it’s the below freezing days where we feel chilled to the bone. You know, the ones where it’s seemingly impossible to warm up no matter what we try – running a hot bath, drinking tea, you name it. We’re shivering just at the thought! The idea of de-robing for a Massage treatment can sound like a cruel joke! Whether you are prone to cold hands, winter colds, or are just looking for an hour of relaxation and a chance to warm up, a therapeutic Hot Stone Massage is the perfect cure for your winter blues. What is Hot Stone Massage? Hot Stone Massage is a type of Massage that incorporates the use of heated stones to warm tight muscles. The stones, which are not scalding hot but toasty warm, are placed in various places on your body including your back, stomach, chest, palms and feet. While this type of Massage is perhaps best known for its comforting and relaxing nature – don’t fear. Your muscles won’t be missing out on that deep TLC they crave. By using hot stones to heat and relax your muscles, your RMT will actually be able to work your muscles more deeply while applying less pressure. Many Massage Therapy benefits are elevated thanks to the heat. Stay Warm this Winter It might go without saying that indulging in a Hot Stone Massage is the perfect remedy for those undeniably cold winter days. Some things are simply better when they’re warm: yoga, chicken soup, and even Massage Therapy! The heat of the stones is deeply...
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....