Restore Your Balance
Registered Massage Therapist, Katia Palmieri offers clients a variety of natural healing and relaxing services for the mind, body, and spirit.
With a focus on therapeutic massage, her intuitive nature allows her to find the source of your suffering – be it physical or emotional – and works to heal the pain.
StillPoint offers the following services:
- Therapeutic massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Relaxation massage
- Aromatherapy massage
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Abdominal massage
- Pregnancy massage
- Esalen massage
- Hot stone massage
- Thai stem massage
- Usui reiki
- Life coaching
Katia also teaches meditation from her home studio.
To schedule your treatment please contact us at 905-870-0706. Look after your health and wellbeing at StillPoint Natural Healthcare Clinic.
In the classical treatment this gentle technique of long strokes, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and kneading movements are used to release muscle tensions, remove the pain and improve blood circulation. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It also has specific clinical uses in a medical or remedial therapy. The strokes and manipulations of Swedish massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit.
Therapeutic Massage/ Deep Tissue Massage
Therapeutic Massage differs from Relaxation Massage such as Swedish Massage because the client’s relaxation is not the primary objective. This therapy may employ a number of massage modalities including Swedish Massage strokes, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Deep-Tissue Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Hydrotherapy and others. An effective treatment plan will be devised that deals effectively with your condition. The frequency of your visits will vary according to your needs. We may also recommend specific exercises to be performed at home.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
A massage therapist with appropriate training performs a painless and relaxing, whole-body massage. The entire procedure physically stimulates the lymphatic system to move excessive fluids that are associated with the body’s lymphatic system. The movement of lymphatic fluid through lymphatic nodes purifies and detoxifies unhealthy fluid that surrounds our connective tissues.
What body conditions can warrant Lyphatic Drainage Massage?
Certified therapists are often referred patients by medical doctors for treatment of acute and chronic lymphedema, neuromuscular disorders, post-mastectomy pain, fibrosis and other conditions. Sports injuries, sprains, strains, post plastic surgery, sinus and congestion problems, scar tissue reduction and stress are some of the other conditions that can benefit from lymphatic drainage massage.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for curative and rejuvenating effects. A correct mix of essential oils creates a synergistic effect which heals anything from arthritis to muscular aches and pains to comforting many disease symptoms. Soothing the senses and clearing the mind.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Only Smooth Volcanic Basalt Rocks are used here at StillPoint because of their high iron content and ability to retain heat. We combine Hot Stones and Essential Oils to soften the body muscles and soothe the senses. Health conditions such as deep muscular aches and pains, stress, circulatory problems, arthritis, sleep problems and more, can benefit wondrously from skillfully applied Hot Stone Therapy. The combination of Relaxation Massage and Hot Stone Therapy is definitely an experience that keeps Katia’s clients coming back for more. We invite you to experience it for yourself by booking an appointment now through our online booking page.
Thai Stem Massage Therapy
In Thai Stem Massage, traditional healing herbs and oils are wrapped in unbleached cotton and then tied to a stem. Thai stems help to release toxins, relieve muscle tension and joint pain and increase circulation in the body. Thai Stems are steamed to release their healing properties and are then massaged over the body. The result: a most extraordinary feeling of relaxation, well-being and rejuvenation at the same time. Our Thai Herbal Stems are handmade in Thailand and are vacuum-packed to ensure freshness and purity. No preservatives or chemicals are added.
Reflexology is a non-invasive natural healing therapy, which is holistic in nature. Holistic therapy is a general term meaning treatment that is therapy for the individuals’ body, mind and spirit. Reflexology treats the whole being on various levels. We will provide a gentle massage stimulation of nerve endings to the feet to increase blood circulation, which leads to elimination of toxins via the lymphatic circulation path. Thus, the body is encouraged to heal itself naturally. Reduction of stress is achieved due to the deep, satisfying relaxation, which usually occurs during treatment.
The goal is to provide safe and effective treatment, which encourages your body to harmonize imbalances and restore the natural healing paths your body requires.
‘Reflexology – Body, Mind and Spirit
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. 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. Many have reported miraculous results. 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.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.
Many people wonder what Life Coaching is all about. Life Coaching is all about YOU! It is a private, confidential, supportive mentoring process. Life Coaching is a healthy way for you to reflect on your path, get in touch with your strengths, and achieve your wildest dreams. When we’re not on our True Path, we can feel fearful, frustrated and sapped of our emotional and physical energies. We may begin to wonder, “Is this it?” Many clients begin the coaching process feeling ‘stuck’ and uncertain about how to move forward. Using deep listening, insightful questioning, and a variety of experiential exercises, you are assisted in getting back in touch with who you are, and who you are meant to be. Our intention is to guide you to your true path … our soul’s home.
Massage Therapy is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), however, many extended health care plans (company benefit packages) provide full or partial coverage for employees and their immediate family members. Check with your employer for details.
Gift certificates are available. These make wonderful gifts!
All prices include 13% HST.