Health Spas and Massage Therapy
Men's and Women's Health Spas (ages 18 & over), with...
• dry sauna
• steam room
• cable tv
• free towel service
• private showers
• massage therapy*
• spacious lounge with free coffee
• grooming supplies & hair dryers
• private lockers* and day lockers
Massage therapy is available to the entire membership. You do not have to be a Spa member to benefit from our massage therapy program. The benefits of regular massage are well documented. With regular massage sessions you should begin to experience positive changes in how you feel. Our qualified therapists will help determine a schedule to best suit your needs.
Spa Members $50/hour $30/1/2 hour
Non-Spa Members $60/hour $40/1/2 hour
Non- JCC Members $65/hour $45/1/2 hour
Optional: Buy 5 get 1 free:
Spa Members $250/hour $150/1/2 hour
Non-Spa Members $300/hour $200/1/2 hour
Non- JCC Members $325/hour $225/1/2 hour
Yuri Rothman, Men’s Massage Therapist x 255
Specializing in: Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, Trigger Point and Post-Operational Therapy and Reflexology.
Viktori Robo, Women’s Massage Therapist x 253
Specializing in: Swedish, Deep Tissue,
& Therapeutic Massage, Trigger Point
Therapy and Reflexology.
Swedish Massage refers to a collection of techniques designed primarily to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of the blood returning to the heart. The lymph system and veins (which carry blood back to the heart) both rely on muscle action, rather than heart pump pressure, to operate. Friction is reduced by oil. Swedish Massage can relax muscles, increase circulation, remove metabolic waste products, help the recipient obtain a feeling of connectedness, better awareness of their body and the way they use and position it. The strokes and manipulations of Swedish Massage are each conceived as having a specific therapeutic benefit. One of the primary goals of Swedish Massage is to speed venous return from the extremities. Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissue of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It improves circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nerves themselves. As it can help reduce emotional and physical stress it is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.
Myofascial release is used to evaluate and treat restrictions in the body’s contractile connective tissues (muscles) and non-contractile supportive tissues (fascia) by the application of gentle traction, pressures and positioning. Fascia is a complex supportive web throughout the body affecting all components of the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral (organ) systems. It surrounds groups of muscle fibres, and the entire muscle groups and organs. While it not contractile, it can be passively elastically deformed. That is how it retains tensions from physical and emotional traumas. It is also involved when a person suffers chronic pain or physical dysfunction. Chronically tense muscles restrict blood flow and fatigue the body. Both fascia and muscle tissues can become shortened if they are improperly used. As well, layers of fascia can stick together. Myofascial release techniques are used to coax muscles in spasm to relax, and break adhesions in the fascia. Bodies respond to these therapies by releasing tension that has been stored in the fascia, thus allowing more functional flexibility and mobility of the muscles, fascia and associated structures.
Trigger Point Massage
The therapist locates and deactivates “trigger points”, which are often tender areas where muscles have been damaged or acquired a re-occurring spasm or “kink” that worsens painfully worsens when aggravated. The major goals are to reduce spasm inducing new blood flow into the affected area. Pressure is applied to the trigger points, for a short time (7-10 seconds), which can be momentarily painful but is greatly relieving. It is common to hit the same trigger points several times during a session, but you won’t be leaning into a sore spot for several minutes. Often ice or another cooling agent is used to reduce nervous system response, making the area easier and more comfortable to work. Then the muscles are gently stretched to complete the relaxation process. People with acute or chronic muscle tension and the associated pain are likely to benefit greatly from this type of treatment. This is often used along with a Swedish Massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. This invigorating experience is a process of detection of stiff or painful areas by determining the quality and texture of the deeper layers of musculature, and slowly working into the deep layers of muscle tissue. Specific hand positions and strokes are then used to respond to various tissue qualities. Techniques employing breath and movement are also used for releasing muscular congestion.
European Hot Stone Massage
A European Hot Stone Massage, for the face or the feet, is wonderfully luxurious and offers you practical benefits:
• Deeper Relaxation
• Continuous Heat Therapy
• Increased Relief to Stressed Muscles
• Improved Detoxification
Stone Massage is very effective to create harmony, a positive energy flow promoting a sense of balance and peace.
Reflexology promotes the body’s ability to adjust and balance during times of stress. Take the time out to relax can help you let go of tension and enjoy a feeling of restored balance in your mind and body. Beyond relaxation, reflexology has been shown to improve circulation. Increased circulation boosts the supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and other tissues and speeds the elimination of waste products such as lactic acid and stress hormones. This, in turn, reduces muscle tension and soreness, decreases healing time for injuries and reduces swelling from injuries or illness. Immune function, skin tone, and the ability to concentrate also improve when circulation is increased.
Because it promotes over all health, reflexology is used as complementary care for people with a variety of conditions. For example, reflexology can help alleviate headaches, reduce arthritic and back pain, decrease symptoms of addiction withdrawal, ease the swings of premenstrual syndrome, and reduce the symptoms of diabetes.
There are over 7000 nerve endings on the soles of our feet making them quite sensitive and responsive to the sensory input of reflexology.