What is Bodywork
At Bosnar Health, we offer various therapies and techniques that involve working with the human body. Using complementary modalities that include touching or manipulating the body, we aim to assess or improve posture while bringing awareness to the mind-body connection. These sessions can be integral to achieving long term results and are an excellent option for a Patient seeking alternative therapies.
Bodywork at Bosnar consists of Fascial Stretch Therapy, Non-Registered Massage and well known non-touch methods such as Pilates and Yoga.
The Bodywork modalities at Bosnar Health use a holistic approach to focus on the connection between the body and the mind. Using breathwork, stretching and body awareness, bodywork aims to promote deep relaxation and increased range of motion. Not only a great reliever of pain and muscle tension, bodywork can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, release endorphins and promote deeper sleep.
Fascial Stretch Therapy
The A practitioner assisted session that holds and manipulates the client’s body into dynamic and passive stretches that cannot be achieved on their own. FST specifically targets and unwinds the different facial nets that run through the body. By combining the use of breath, traction and movement, FST effectively opens up any restrictions through the network of connective tissue that integrates and wraps throughout the body (the fascia). This form of movement therapy is beneficial for everyone from helping athletes enhance performance and improve recovery, to desk workers to ease that chronic built up tension.
With an emphasis on correct pelvic and spinal alignment, as well as breathing, Pilates aims to bring full awareness to the body. By strengthening and lengthening muscles, joint mobility and muscle elasticity are improved, balancing both strength and flexibility in the body. Re-train your body’s patterns of motion to improve sports performance, posture alignment, optimal health and injury recovery.
Using various modalities to touch or manipulate the body for the purpose of alleviating muscle tension, stress, and promote improved body function. This service is not covered by extended health care plans, as this practitioner is not registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Pilates & Massage
This combination treatment allows for you to experience the movement and awareness of Pilates, as well as the alleviation of tension and stress through massage. This service is not covered by extended health care plans, as this practitioner is not registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
The combined practice of postures, breathing exercises and meditation creates a healthier mind, body and spirit. Yoga is a practice of self-compassion and kindness, offering self-reflection, self-awareness and continued growth. Yoga will also improve stamina, strength, muscle tone and flexibility. This treatment is covered by extended health care plans under Massage Therapy.
Frequency Asked Questions
1. What should I expect during and after a Fascial Stretch Therapy Session?
Stretches take place on a massage table with the client wearing stretchy/exercise clothes. There will be a lot of focus on deep abdominal breathing and allowing the body and joints to relax as the therapist slowly works your body into the different stretches. The stretch should be pain-free, but felt deeply and along those fascial trains. It’s not uncommon to feel what looks like a “hip stretch” in the mid/upper back. That’s the beauty of FST.
After a stretch session you can expect improved joint mobility, range of motion, decrease in pain and tension, improved recovery time and performance for sports and training. Realigning the fascia in the body also directly impacts our internal systems as well. By opening up the hips and the abdomen it can have a positive impact on digestion, bowel movements, menstruation regularity and cramping just to name a few. Improving chest and thoracic mobility improves our ability to breathe normally, allowing for deeper breaths.
2. What is non-registered Massage Therapy?
This service is offered by a qualified professional with training from another country in various massage techniques and modalities. As they are not registered with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario, their services are not covered by extended health care coverage. Bosnar Health has in depth hiring practices to ensure that our team can offer the best quality services and treatments to our patients, regardless of the origin of their training.
3. Why is Yoga covered under extended health care?
Our Yoga Teacher is also a Registered Massage Therapist. Yoga is an approved modality and is in the scope of practise for Massage Therapists as confirmed by the CMTO. This allows Yoga to be claimed as Massage Therapy with your extended health care provider.