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Therapeutic Massage & Structural Integration Blend

Patricia van Poppel is a 2200-hour Registered Massage Therapist and an 1800-Hour Certified Hellerwork Structural Integration Practitioner.

She combines the advantages and knowledge of both modalities to create lasting, sustainable change towards your health and wellness goals.

While massage often focuses on relaxation and short term relief of muscle discomfort,  Hellerwork S.I. releases unwanted tension and postures from your body, increasing flexibility, movement and overall well-being for the long term.

Structural Integration (S.I) is different from deep-tissue massage, in that practitioners are trained to create overall ease and balance throughout the entire structure, rather than focusing on localized areas presenting with tension, pain or stiffness.

As a structure becomes more organized, chronic strain patterns are alleviated, and pain, stress and discomfort decreases.

Hellerwork S.I. is designed to release accumulated rigidity that exists in your deep connective tissue – this tissue is an organ called fascia.

Fascia is plastic-like and highly adaptable – one way it adapts is by shortening and hardening in response to the general effects of gravity and also from ongoing physical stresses, negative attitudes and emotions, aging and physical traumas. 

Aging is a major contributor modifying optimal body alignment as repetitive habits, stress and trauma patterns become ingrained in our connective tissue. 

Even for those with specific localized issues, almost always either the specific complaint is the result of more general patterns in the body, or has created patterns of compensation which reflect throughout the body. 

Don't forget: Your body didn't get this way overnight!

One single session is usually not enough to do all the work and will not be as long-lasting and powerful - especially if the issue is chronic -

I highly recommend starting with a set of 3 - 5 sessions with no more than 2 weeks interval in between sessions. 

As a commitment to getting the best results for your bodywork and to ensure you get optimal appointments, I ask that all your sessions* (at least 3) are scheduled at once when you book. 

While the results of this work are long lasting, injury, illness or misuse can reduce the changes made available by SI.

Structural Integration is an important way of maintaining your body and it is highly recommended to come in for regular "tune ups" (anywhere from bimonthly to quarterly).

55 Minutes Therapeutic Massage $105

We are pleased to offer Direct Billing. Once registered, paying for your appointments is easy and automatic.

*The sessions are covered under your 2200-Hour Registered Massage benefit plan.

"Fascia connects everything in the body - muscles, bones, nerves, and organs.

 Affecting it can have a profound impact."