Heal your self.
Heal your self.
A BALANCED BODY is a boutique clinic located off Oak Bay Ave.
We offer REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY including APPLIED TENSEGRITY, FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY, VISCERAL MANIPULATION and THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE.
As well as, THERAPEUTIC YOGA and PILATES.
We also offer REGISTERED ACUPUNCTURE, CUPPING and ACUPUNCTURE FACIALS.
Other offerings include: AROMATHERAPY, REFLEXOLOGY and ACUPRESSURE.
We offer DIRECT BILLING and easy ONLINE BOOKING.
OUR MISSION is to facilitate connection between the body and the mind to empower you to HEAL YOURSELF. We aim to increase your mobility and stability, while helping you find openness, ease and balance.
Our passion is the therapeutic application of massage, acupuncture, exercise and yoga, empowering people to heal themselves. The heart and soul of a therapeutic practice, that being a practice that heals and never hinders, is mindfulness. Any practice can become therapeutic when we are connected and listening. Letting our bodies, rather than our minds, guide our practice gives room for sustainable changes to come from within. Read more about us...
REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints in the body, to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction. The purpose of massage therapy is to make you feel amazing, relieve pain, rehabilitate, improve and balance physical function. All of this leads to a felt sense of well being and ease in the body.
THERAPEUTIC YOGA is yoga as therapy for the mind and body. It is a mindfulness based yoga practice, designed to incorporate self-administered massage and physical therapy. Each pose, sequence and series has been carefully constructed to create balanced strength and flexibility through internal and external integrity. Through this integral balance the body finds it's natural state of ease and alignment. This leads to more freedom of movement and energy, creating a pain free existence. You can HEAL YOURSELF. BOOK NOW for a private Therapeutic Yoga session with Jessica.
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APPLIED TENSEGRITY is a transformational way of directly effecting and hydrating the fascial system. APPLIED TENSEGRITY is not your typical deep tissue massage, it is a tool to provide gentle, yet deep, effective work to regain and maintain ease and fluidity in the body. APPLIED TENSEGRITY deepens the relaxation response, decreases pain, and restores a sense of general well-being. This approach is incredible for healing inflammation and swelling in the body. For a full Applied Tensegrity treatment, please book in with RMT, Nicole Sing. Read more about Applied Tensegrity...
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY (FST) is a form of assisted stretch therapy that can increase your flexibility, reduce aches and pains, and improve your range of motion and athletic performance.
FST targets fascia, the most prevalent tissue in the body which is also full of nerves. Fascia is found around muscles, joints, arteries, veins, the brain, and the spinal cord. FST helps reduce pressure and release stored stress in the fascia, improving circulation and flexibility while boosting energy.
Stephanie and Jessica are the only RMT’s who are Certified Fascial Stretch Therapists in Victoria. Book in with them to try this amazing therapy today!
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE is exercise as therapy. This really needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Many injuries are due to weakness and muscular imbalance in the body. When you start to address the root cause of pain and imbalance in the body, the body immediately responds and begins to heal and find it's equilibrium. Therapeutic exercise is within the scope of practice of our RMT's. Any Massage Therapy session booked can include or exist of Therapeutic Exercise. At A BALANCED BODY we will teach you how to HEAL YOURSELF through balanced strength and flexibility, self massage and physical therapy. For a full Therapeutic Exercise session please book in with RMT Jessica Knox.
ACUPUNCTURE is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. ACUPUNCTURE is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
Book ACUPUNCTURE with R.Ac Emily Pietraszek today!
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a totally natural, non-surgical facial that more people are turning to as a viable and highly acclaimed alternative to invasive injections, fillers and chemical treatments. It involves placing tiny acupuncture needles into various points on the face. Local circulation is increased in the face, stimulating collagen production, which will fill in fine lines and firm the skin. The complexion becomes healthy and glowing.
A THERAPEUTIC PILATES session is highly effective, tailored just for you and designed to meet your specific goals to help you HEAL YOURSELF. In a private session you will progress and heal quickly. A private session allows a unique whole body experience of discovery and awareness, while strengthening, toning and increasing flexibility. Therapeutic Pilates incorporates the latest medical research, modern exercise principles and contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and performance enhancement. THERAPEUTIC PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and re-balance muscles around the joints. Whether you're looking to heal or you're just looking to get strong, healthy and toned. Pilates will help you. Book in with our Stott Certified Pilates Instructor and Kinesiologist Jana.
CUPPING is a bit like a massage is reverse: instead of applying pressure, glass cups are used to gently lift and pull muscle and fascia. Much like massage, CUPPING has a broad range of uses including pain reduction, improved digestion, relieving cough and cold and promoting relaxation. If you’d like a cupping session please book in with our Acupuncturist R.Ac Emily Pietrazek. Read more about Cupping...
VISCERAL MANIPULATION (VM) was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. He was named one of TIME Magazine's Top Six Innovators for Alternative Medicine to watch in the new millennium.
This delicate manual therapy is often cited as a missing link in the treatment of recurring musculoskeletal pain, postural distortions and biomechanical dysfunction.
VISCERAL MANIPULATION can be incorporated in to any Massage Therapy session. If you’re interested in this approach book in with our RMT, Barb Lambert. Read more about Visceral Manipulation…
REFLEXOLOGY is a focussed pressure technique, usually directed at the feet. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs.
REFLEXOLOGY can be a part of a Massage Therapy session. If you would like to incorporate this modality in to your treatment please book a massage with our RMT, Barb Lambert.
AROMATHERAPY is the therapeutic use of plant-derived essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.
AROMATHERAPY offers diverse physical and psychological benefits depending on the essential oil or oil combination and method of application used.
AROMATHERAPY is an amazing tool to HEAL YOURSELF.
At A BALANCED BODY we use and sell only high quality organic essential oils. Read more about Aromatherapy…
Developed in Japan with theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, SHIATSU is a form of bodywork that regulates and supports the healthy flow of Qi or life force in the body via meridian channels. SHIATSU can be given clothed or in combination with a Massage Therapy treatment. A treatment involves pressure on points along the meridian lines, as well as stretches and passive movement to facilitate energy movement leading to better health in body, mind and spirit. For a SHIATSU session book in with RMT, Jessica Knox.
ACUPRESSURE is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In ACUPRESSURE, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of with the insertion of needles.
ACUPRESSURE can be incorporated in to Massage Therapy treatments. If you’re interested in this approach please book in with RMT’s Barb or Jessica.
We are located at #1-1505 Fell Street, just off Oak Bay Avenue.
There is 2 hour street parking on Fell and Bank Street, 90 minute parking all along Oak Bay Avenue and 1 hour parking directly outside of the studio.
All of Jessica's Therapeutic Yoga Classes are held at Lynn Wylie's beautiful Yoga Studio located at 202-1600 Bay Street, entrance on Shakespeare street. There is 2 hour parking on Bay Street and 1 hour parking on Shakespeare Street.