Kitsilano Massage Treatments

Massage therapists use a wide variety of treatments / modalities in an average massage therapy session. Some of these may include:

Deep Tissue Massage

An excellent massage that gets rid of deep rooted knots and tension points, especially in the neck and shoulders. A very strong treatment with equally powerful effects.

Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is unique in that healthcare professionals learn how to palpate the lymphatic flow. As they develop their skills, they can then identify the rhythm, direction, and quality of the lymphatic flow.

Advanced practitioners will be able to precisely map the lymphatic flow to find alternate pathways for drainage. Developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, Lymph Drainage Therapy evolved from years of training in traditional medicine, Asian medical practices, and manual therapies. (Definition provided by The Upledger Institute)

Craniosacral Therapy

Relieve headaches, reduce stress, control pain and just plain relax. Craniosacral therapy encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The craniosacral therapy practitioner uses a light touch to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system.

Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy

SDTT works to dispel chronic muscle contraction and congestion by relieving blocks to circulatory function. This is accomplished manually by dispersing metabolic accumulations, often hardened into a fibrous mass. It is "systemic" in its approach to chronic or acute pain and tension, as the entire pattern of musculo-skeletal involvement is assessed and treated each session. Oils are used and the body is often positioned to facilitate a deeper access to affected areas. The depth of the treatment refers to accessing the tissues at the level of dysfunction rather than high pressure.

Rehabilitation & Sports Therapy

Brett Davidson - My goal is to utilize leading edge modalities and techniques with a solid neurological and anatomical foundation to maintain your optimal health. My Holistic approach encourages and facilitates your own physicality and energy to aid in the healing and rehabilitation process. Each and every person is individual. Whether in one session or a series we will consider all of your health goals and issues with a view to bringing you back or maintaining your optimal health.

I specialize in orthopaedic rehabilitation, injury management and chronic pain management.

Trigger Point Release

Myofascial Techniques

Muscle energy release

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Visceral Manipulation