Massage Benefits You Should Know About

At Sanctuary Day Spas, our massage therapists are trained to help you restore, maintain and enhance your overall well-being.

Did you know a 60-minute massage is equal to seven to eight hours of sleep, in terms of the effects on the body?

Ahhhh, we’re relaxed even thinking about it!

At Sanctuary Day Spas, our massage therapists are trained to help you restore, maintain and enhance your overall well-being. Whether you’re looking for relief from the occasional ache or pain, are hoping to treat an injury or simply want to melt away your tension, we’ve got you covered.

A health treatment used across cultures for thousands of years, massage offers many benefits, including:

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced muscle soreness and tension
  • Increased joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Lowered heart rate and blood pressure

And of course, don’t forget about the mental health benefits like reduced stress through the release of endorphins!

Massage for a (literal) pain in the neck

The great thing about massage? There are so many options available!

Therapeutic massage is performed by a registered massage therapist, or RMT. For example, deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue – perfect for chronically tense areas or pain management.

Sports massage helps improve athletic performance and prevent injuries for those who participate in sports or other physical activities. It’s useful both pre- and post-event and to help speed up recovery.

For an additional benefit, ask your RMT to incorporate a bit of stretching into your massage, which counteracts the tension that occurs as a result of the shortening of your muscles due to work or exercise. It can help reduce pain and even increase your range of motion.

Bonus: All of our RMTs are accredited by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario! Most health insurance companies in Canada cover RMT massage services, so you can rest easy knowing you can experience therapeutic massage for little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Looking for a little stress relief?

If you want to schedule an hour of sheer bliss into your day, a relaxation massage may be just the ticket.

Using lighter pressure, this slower-paced massage is an indulgent experience designed for stress relief, helping your body relax and clearing your mind of its troubles in a spa environment. Note: This treatment is performed by our spa therapists, not an RMT, and is therefore not covered by insurance programs.

Whether visiting Sanctuary Day Spas for therapeutic or relaxation purposes, massages can help you take care of your mind, body and soul. Your sanctuary is waiting – book a massage at our Burlington, Newmarket, Vaughan and Waterloo day spas today! If you’re looking to experience massage from the comfort of your own home, check out our sister company’s mobile massage app, Massago.