Cassie Klassen Massage Therapy

ABOUT

Cassie Klassen has been a Remedial Massage Therapist (RMT) in Winnipeg for more than 15 years. With a holistic approach to health and wellness, Cassie provides clients with expert treatment in a number of different massage techniques. Whether you have sustained an injury from sports, work or just life, Cassie will work with you to create a treatment plan that will achieve your personal goals.

As a proponent of life long learning, Cassie continues to seek out training opportunities in new techniques and treatments that will provide her clients with the best possible wellness maintenance plans. This includes Cranial Sacral therapy, Pre- and Postnatal massage and Palliative and end of life massage.

Benefits of Massage

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your wellness maintenance plan, by:

• Reducing or eliminating pain
• Improving circulation
• Improving immune system functioning
• Improving joint mobility
• Reducing tension within muscles
• Increasing body awareness
• Increasing lymphatic drainage
• Reducing depression and anxiety

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the stressed, injured, and ill, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.

Wellness resources

As part of your complete wellness plan, I recommend the following practitioners and/or resources:

For pre/post natal wellness:
Family first Chiropractor
589 St.Annes Rd, Winnipeg,MB
204-254-1313
www.entertogetwell.ca

Kuhlektiv Yoga
684 Osborne St. 2nd floor unit 4 (yeah right beside me)
Winnipeg,MB
204-996-9781
www.kuhlektivyoga.com

 

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your wellness maintenance plan.

SERVICES

I practice a number of different therapeutic massage techniques. Your wellness maintenance plan may including:

Relaxation massage (Swedish)

Is typically done as a full body massage, the purpose of this is walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. There are tremendous therapeutic benefits to having a relaxation massage. this is definitely not a “fluff” massage

Therapeutic massage

Can be used for a variety of reasons, sports or work related injuries or simply life. The techniques used with this are designed to manipulate over stressed tissues. Some of these techniques can be referred to as deep tissue, myofascial release or trigger point therapy Prenatal massage Pre natal massage is strongly encouraged to help the new mom cope with all the changes to her body. Focus and emphasis is to the pelvis and any other area that causes pain and discomfort. Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you need to endure pain.

Palliative massage (and end of life massage)

The therapist will come to where ever you are. Special adjustments will be made to the client based on the client history form.
Some of the ways palliative massage can help are: pain reduction, reducing and eliminating bed sores, assisting in blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Is a light touch approach that can make a dramatic improvement in your life. It releases tension deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health and performance.

Rates:

60 minutes (1 hr.) – $70
75 minutes (1.25 hr.) – $85
90 minutes (1.5 hr.) – $100
120 minutes (2 hrs.) – $130

Methods of Payment:

I accept cash, cheque, and major credit cards (Visa, MC and Amex). If you are covered for treatment through Manitoba Blue Cross or Great-West Life (GWL), I can direct bill your insurer. In the case of Great-West Life, you must provide me with a completed GWL form.

Cancellation policy:

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment. You will be charged for missed appointments.

What to expect on your first visit

As a new client, we will begin by filling out a general information form and discussing your current medical health, including any medications, injuries, places of soreness or tension. We may discuss how you spend your day (at a computer, standing to work, carrying children, etc.) and what kinds of activities cause you discomfort or soreness. In addition, I will ask you what your goals are for the session: are there particular areas you’d like addressed, and how you’d like to feel at the end of the session. Some clients strive for relaxation and centeredness at the end of a session, while others want to feel energized and refreshed when we’re finished. All of this information is confidential, and I use it to create a treatment plan based on your needs and requests.

Before we start the session, I will explain a general treatment order, describe how to get on the table and whether we’ll start with you face up or face down. After I leave the room, you get undressed and lie down on the heated table between the sheets.

When I return to the room, I start the session. Each session is unique, and planned in response to the needs of the client on a particular day. A common session flow consists of starting with the client face down on the massage table. Once I’m done with the back of the body, I will assist the client as s/he turns over, holding the sheet between myself for the client’s privacy. On the front of the body, I often start at the legs, and move up the body to the arms and the shoulders/chest – undraping only the area to be worked. Sometimes I will finish the session at the head and neck.

At the end of the session, I will leave the room for the client to dress. Afterwards, we discuss the session and how the client feels with the work that was done.

It’s important to remember to drink lots of water following a massage. By working the muscles, massage releases the lactic acid and other toxins that build up in the body. Drinking lots of water helps to clear those toxins from the system. After a massage, people sometimes feel dizzy or euphoric, others may feel some soreness in areas that were points of focus for the massage, some may feel slight headaches. Most people, however, leave a session feeling relaxed and calm. All of these aftereffects are normal and common. Any discomfort you experience at the end of the session should last no longer than 24 hours.

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(204) 294-9254

Suite 3 - 684 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba