Massage Therapy Services
Book with Yaletown massage therapy clinician, RMT Todd Smith, a caring and passionate provider of massage to Yaletown and downtown Vancouver clients since 1996. Todd uses several effective therapeutic techniques including deep tissue massage and myofascial release to alleviate pain, reduce inflamation, and improve flexibility throughout the body. Whether you need relief from soreness and stiffness, help recovering from injury, sports massage or relaxation massage, Todd will choose treatments or a combination of treatments tailored especially for you.
Results focused treatments require a combination of therapeutic techniques. By identifying the techniques best suited to your personal needs I can provide a customized treatment plan as the most effective way to get results. Your treatment will change as your health improves with an ongoing plan that keeps you focused, agile and above all comfortable. You can remain more active, challenge your physical abilities and benefit from the mental rewards of each new achievement. The average appointment usually lasts about 50 minutes.
This form of therapy is used to improve performance or rehabilitate an injury. I am an avid athlete who is constantly challenging myself to meet new fitness goals. With this understanding, I can apply a variety of techniques, customized to meet your individual needs and fitness goals including traditional Swedish Massage and Shiatsu. We can address your treatment plan to meet your needs including:
- Pre-event sports for improved mental state, muscle warm-up, and improved tissue pliability
- Post-event sports massage focused on recovery and reducing muscle spasms and metabolic waste build-up
- Maintenance techniques to facilitate optimal performance, reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), improve muscle health, improve focus, help remain calm pre-and post event
I know that being physically fit can involve some pretty intense workouts. Unfortunately, doing too much or not using the proper techniques can wreak havoc on your body. Taking good care of your body is your number one priority and being able to reach your optimum performance and peak physical health requires mindful workouts that protect and strengthen your body. Sports massage therapy can help by decreasing inflammation while maintaining or increasing your range of motion to reduce the chance of injury.
- Pain Relief
- Decreased inflammation
- Reduction In Muscle Tension
- Increased Flexibility, Mobility and Stamina
- Breaking Down of Scar Tissue
Training for your first Sun Run, Sea Wheeze or Marathon?
Training for your first marathon can be a brutal and gruelling experience, but with tons of rewards at the end. You want to make sure that you are training smart and taking every precaution to avoid injury. A excellent way to do that is with regular massage therapy.
- Helps to reduce fatigue and muscle pain
- Increases blood flow and circulation
- Increases flexibility
- Reduces tension and stress
- Post-race recovery
Dealing with Tough Mudder Obstacles?
They don’t call it Tough Mudder for nothing. Tough Mudder means you need to be gritty, tough and strong. Injury is not an option, but a very real possibility. You’re going to be hitting obstacle specific training and challenge yourself more and more every day. Incorporating massage therapy into your training regime will help have you a much-needed edge over the competition, both physically and mentally!
- Aids in recovery from general soreness and fatigue
- Aids in treating specific injuries or nagging pains from training
- Post-race recovery
Deep Tissue Massage
Many of my patients suffer from pain and discomfort caused by chronic tense and contracted muscles very common for those who work in the same position all day. This can be desk work, standing, and repetitive strain. Constant strain and tension can lead to stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.
- Reduces Chronic Pain
- Rehabilitates Injured Muscles
- Stress Relief
- Improved Flexibility
- Reduce Chronic Pain and Stiffness
It’s no secret that stress causes a wide range of health problems. Relaxation massage is a very effective treatment to counter the stresses of everyday life. It can also provide you with some much needed, guilt-free downtime to unwind and become recharged.
- Stress Relief
- Improved Sleep
- Better Resistance to Illness
- Increased Energy
- Relieves Headaches
Your connective tissue, known as “fascia,” can become tight and painful. Myofascial release applies mild, sustained pressure to gently stretch and soften the fascia to restore normal alignment and function while reducing pain.
- Decreases Pain
- Strengthens the Immune System
- Improves Nerve Function
- Reduces Fatigue
- Increased Range of Motion