Friday, May 17, 2019

And when you get back from your weekend...



It’s the Victoria Day or May long weekend! The long weekend which signals the start of summer. Everybody is racing to leave work early, gather with family and friends, do a little gardening, go for a hike, or if you’re really lucky - head out of town.

By the end of the long weekend - there’ll be moments to remember - a brilliant morning, quiet conversation, the best hug ever, laughter, a delicious meal, dancing in the moonlight, a late night checkers tournament.

And while there may be a few bugs, there may also be - some sore arms and shoulders, lower back pain, leg muscle tightness. This list can go on, and on. It’s what happens when we have an active weekend, chronic conditions, or even sleep in the wrong position on a mattress that doesn’t work for you.

The thing is that the fix for this is just down the street at Academy Massage Therapy. Open regular hours on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, CLOSED for the Holiday Monday, we’re back to regular hours again starting Tuesday, May 21.

We offer a complete range of massage treatments:
• Swedish Massage
• Deep Tissue Massage
• Sport Performance Massage
• Maintenance Sports Massage
• Post-Event Sports Massage
• Couples Massage
• Hot Stone Massage
• Lava Shell Massage
• Athletic Therapy
• East Indian Head Massage

As well as:
• Classical Homeopathy
• Reflexology
• Ear Candling
• Private Steam

Academy Massage Therapy is an award winning clinic, listed first in the Top 3 Massage Clinics in Winnipeg and ranked for several years running in the 3 Best Rated Massage Clinics in the city.

We look forward to helping you unwind after your fun filled long weekend. Come in for a single massage, a couple of sessions, or work with one of our Registered Massage Therapists to develop a long term regular program of massage treatments.

Welcome to summer!

Lots of love,
Academy Massage Therapy

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ENTER OUR CONTEST NOW!!!
All this month we’re celebrating
Mother’s Day - win a massage!


Here’s to good women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
- Unknown

Academy Massage Therapy is celebrating Mother’s Day for the entire month of May with a contest which we would love for you to enter.

From May 1 to 31, 2019 we are inviting you to let us know:

• who inspires you
• and how
• post a few lines on the Academy Massage Facebook page
• add a photo, if it works for you

This contest is open to every one.

Who you choose as your inspiration, doesn’t have to be your Mom. It can be anyone who gives you that lift. And that being - doesn’t even have to be a human being.

Enter once, enter twice, enter often!

One winner will be chosen from all the entries, based on the inspiration that entry inspires.

The winner will receive two free massages - one as the contest winner, and the other massage, perhaps for the individual identified as an inspiration. It’ll be the winner’s choice. This prize has no cash value.

We look forward to a month of fabulous Facebook postings.

Here’s to Mother’s Day Month!

Lots of love,
Academy Massage Therapy

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Limited time
half price offer!!!



Book a massage with one of the students at Academy Massage Therapy - and your massage is half price!

During the next little bit Academy Massage is hosting a number of massage therapy students for their practicum, as they complete their massage studies.

Call our helpful front desk staff for a massage appointment that works for you, and one of the students.

Book now! The students are only with us for a short period of time.

Please Note: Student massages are not insurable.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

ENTER OUR CONTEST NOW!!!
All this month we’re celebrating
Mother’s Day - win a massage!


Here’s to good women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
- Unknown

Academy Massage Therapy is celebrating Mother’s Day for the entire month of May with a contest which we would love for you to enter.

From May 1 to 31, 2019 we are inviting you to let us know:

• who inspires you
• and how
• post a few lines on the Academy Massage Facebook page
• add a photo, if it works for you

This contest is open to every one.

Who you choose as your inspiration, doesn’t have to be your Mom. It can be anyone who gives you that lift. And that being - doesn’t even have to be a human being.

Enter once, enter twice, enter often!

One winner will be chosen from all the entries, based on the inspiration that entry inspires.

The winner will receive two free massages - one as the contest winner, and the other massage, perhaps for the individual identified as an inspiration. It’ll be the winner’s choice. This prize has no cash value.

We look forward to a month of fabulous Facebook postings.

Here’s to Mother’s Day Month!

Lots of love,
Academy Massage Therapy



Thursday, April 25, 2019

Essential oils
enjoy the soothing effects
of aromatherapy treatments


It’s probably just a matter of weeks, until the buds on the tree branches plump up, and new leaves burst forth in celebration of the spring season. All manner of scents will abound, as the earth warms and all things grow. And we’ll gulp great breaths of fresh air ,as we head out down the sidewalk.

Academy Massage Therapy aromatherapy is a bit like that, but the difference is -aromatherapy treatments are available throughout the entire year!

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well being and relaxation, a practice which was in large measure refined by the ancient Egyptians. These oils have been used in many cultures throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.

Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants. These oils are “essential” in the sense that they contain the essence of a plant’s fragrance, the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which the oil is derived.

Following are some commonly used oils and their main benefits:

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender is one of the most calming oils. It has a wonderful floral fragrance, which many people appreciate. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. It is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
Lemon has a refreshing and soothing aroma nearly identical to the freshly peeled fruit. It comes from a cold-press process of extracting the oils from the lemon rind, not the inner fruit. Lemon oil is popular for its refreshing scent and invigorating, purifying properties. Research shows that lemon oil contains powerful antioxidants, helps reduce inflammation, boosts energy levels and eases digestion.

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
This essential oil has a strong, fresh scent. The ancient Greeks and Romans used it to strengthen memory. It is thought that its numerous other benefits include - reducing joint pain, easing stress, increasing circulation, stimulating hair growth and generally perking you up. NOTE: You are to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy, or if you suffer from epilepsy or hypertension. Also, do not use it if you are taking homeopathic medicines.

CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
Chamomile oil has a warm, fruity aroma that is used for relaxing and calming both the mind and the body. While the leaves of the plant are widely used as a bed time tea, which helps you get a good sleep, the oil is credited with an ability to reduce inflammation, relieve depression, anxiety and insomnia, soothe muscle cramps, as well as symptoms of PMS and menopause.

There are several ways of applying essential oils, including adding the oils to your bath, or inhaling them, however, the most popular and effective way is through massage.

Talk to our front counter staff to find out more about aromatherapy treatments at Academy Massage. Or if you would like to have a more in-depth consultation and treatment - book an hour and a half Tuesday or Wednesday morning session, with one of our registered massage therapists (RMTs) to discuss the benefits of this treatment choice, and then have an aromatherapy centered massage.

Wishing you the fragrance of a new spring!

Much love,
Academy Massage Therapy