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Michele Chui, BA, RMT
Michele graduated with honors from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.
Michele has had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients including those with arthritic pain and neurological conditions. She is happy to work with prenatal and postnatal clients. Michele takes a keen interest in addressing the postural imbalances which may be affecting your wellbeing in a collaborative and non judgmental way.
Michele believes in an integrative approach to wellness where body and spirit are both equally nourished in the pursuit of self care.
General Swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilizations as well as passive angular stretching will be the foundation of treatments offered. All sessions are custom tailored according to the needs and the comfort level of the client. Michele has also studied cupping therapy and would be happy to include this modality into any treatment if requested.
Michele is a long time resident of Spryfield and is very excited to have the opportunity to serve the members of her community while practicing yoga alongside them.
When not in the studio Michele can be found at home exercising creativity in either the kitchen or the sewing room.
Dan Schreiber, RMT
Dan grew up here in Halifax within the Shambhala Buddhist community and his mother was a seasoned Yogi and meditator well before he came along, so he has had his toe in the water of yoga and meditation for pretty much his entire life. When he was a teenager, Dan started practicing martial arts and that stuck with his throughout his adult life, leading him to become a licensed and certified instructor within Bujinkan international.
When Dan was 27, he completed the massage therapy diploma program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and he has been practicing in the HRM ever since. Throughout the course of his career, Dan has been trained in a number of specialized modalities including pregnancy massage, athletic massage, myofascial release techniques, and lymphatic drainage.
In 2016, Dan began teaching at Eastern College within their Massage therapy program. During his time in the clinic and classroom he was responsible for helping new and prospective massage therapists learn about the human body and the way it works, as well as the different techniques that are used to access the parts of the body that need treating. Furthermore, Dan learned a great deal more about his profession through the act of teaching itself. He supposes that is where we really got bit by the teaching bug.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy treats specific conditions as well as affecting the body as a whole, promoting a general sense of well-being.
The therapeutic effects of massage therapy benefit men and women of all ages – infants, children, pregnant women, athletes and the elderly.
Massage Therapy aids in restoring normal function of the soft tissues in the body (muscles and joints) and it can provide relief and often recovery from a wide variety of mild and acute conditions.
Massage therapy is an effective treatment for:
- Stress reduction and relaxation
- Neck and shoulder tension/dysfunction
- Tension headaches and migraines
- Carpel Tunnel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Athletic injuries
- Frozen shoulder
- TMJD (jaw pain and dysfunction)
- Motor vehicle injuries (such as whiplash)
- Massage helps to improve and maintain your posture.
Massage has a direct and indirect effect on all the systems of the body:
Circulatory System (Blood and Lymph)
Massage Therapy increases circulation to all parts of the body thus improving the supply of nutrients to the body tissues and promoting elimination of waste products.
Massage Therapy reduces muscular tension which aids in healing from trauma and injury, helps in improving and maintaining proper body posture. Massage helps in maintaining muscle tone and flexibility thus preventing harmful repetitive strain injuries. .
Massage calms the nervous system and reduces your stress, tension and anxiety levels.
Massage Therapy improves deep breathing and can help people with chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis to name a few.
Massage Therapy promotes relaxation and improves body awareness.
Healing Stone Massage is a Swedish relaxation style of massage that uses smooth, heated Basalt stones. The warm, smooth stones are used to soothe tired muscles, increase circulation and boost the immune system. The heat from the stones aid in relaxing muscles, which allows the therapist to use the stones to apply more pressure. This massage is quite gentle in comparison to therapeutic or deep tissue massage but it has many similar benefits.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) is a manual treatment consisting of specific, gentle, rhythmic techniques designed to stimulate the lymphatic system to remove waste and excessive fluid from tissues. It is beneficial in many conditions involving congestion or swelling, including recent injuries, sinusitis, chronic swelling and headaches. It promotes healing after injuries by reducing the inflammation amongst the damaged tissues. MLD induces calmness and relaxation by soothing the sympathetic nervous system.
Since we turn away other clients holding your reservation, we require a minimum of 12 hours notice to cancel or reschedule.
If you do not show to your appointment you will be charged the full value.
If your appointment is cancelled or missed with less than 12 hours notice, you will be charged a $40 fee and/or gift certificates will be void.
Please note missed appointment fees will not be billed to your insurance company.
To cancel appointment kindly call us at 902.406.9642 and follow up with an email to ensure we receive your message.
*Please double check your insurance if you need a doctors note.
Thank you in advance.