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Massage therapist Darlene M M Benham, BCTMB. Learn more about the different massages we offer below.

Deep tissue massage  

Deep tissue massage involves applying slow, deliberate strokes and techniques to reach the deeper layers of muscle.  Deep tissue massage helps aid in tissue recovery following an injury, helps to increase limited mobility and to alleviate chronic muscle pain.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is usually a full body massage with long, flowing, gliding strokes and kneading of muscles for the purpose of relaxation, to reduce muscle tension and provide stress relief.

Sports massage 

Sports massage is used to help prevent sport-related injuries, prepare the body for athletic activity, aid in recover from an injury, and keep your body performing optimally.


Prenatal massage can help to relieve many of the discomforts some woman experience during pregnancy, such as back aches, leg cramps & headaches.  Prenatal massage can reduce stress & promote overall wellness.

Hot Stone Add-on 

Designed to support work on a specific area of concern during the massage session (for example, back tension and discomfort or forearms if working at a computer for long hours). The heated basalt stones help to ease the layers of muscle more quickly, providing added comfort while allowing the therapist to work deeper into the muscle tissue.

Hot Stone Massage 

Heated basalt stones are placed in the therapist’s hands while performing Swedish massage techniques to provide deep relaxation and ease tight muscles. Hot stone massage can also be beneficial for relieving pain associated with fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic conditions not contraindicated for this therapy.