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Rave Reviews From Our Patients!

A referral is a recommendation you give to someone you care about. We simply can’t express enough how thankful we are for our wonderful & loyal patients and for trusting us with their referrals. Here are a few of the reviews we’ve received over the last little while!

“I feel so grateful to have been able to go to Buena Vista for some time now. It is my monthly “health insurance” and self care. I have never once been disappointed in any of my sessions. The standard started high here and has stayed there through the years. Shelley and the practitioners are professional, knowledgeable and very generous with their hearts, their experience and their community spirt. It is a real gift to have such an excellent support for our health and well being through all that is offered at Buena Vista Massage!! Thank you Shelley and her tremendous team!”

“The team at Buena Vista Massage are knowledgeable and competent. I have had treatments from four different people at various times over the years, due to my schedule, and have never been disappointed. It is not easy being so consistently good!” – Wayne

“I have gone to Shelley for at least 10 years now and my monthly maintenance keeps me in good health. Shelley has helped me through my numerous self inflicted injuries. Her knowledge of the human body mechanics is second to none.”

“I was recovering from a herniated disk in my neck when I first went to see Kirk at Buena Vista Massage. After a thorough consultation, Kirk worked out an hour long treatment concentrating on my neck and shoulders. I hadn’t realized how tight my muscles were until after my third visit when I was doing a shoulder check and I could actually move my neck completely from side to side. I had no idea my movements had been so restricted. I am grateful to Kirk for his expertise, knowledge and professionalism.”

“I first went to see Shelley years ago with severe shoulder limitations and lack of mobility. She fixed it up in two visits and helped me out of a tough situation. Since then I go monthly and she keeps me moving. My many years of contact sports is now catching up to me and Shelley keeps me moving. I call her “The Princess of Pain” because she does real massages that help and not just nice comfortable stuff. I have been with her for years and will keep going for many more.”

“I have been a client at Buena Vista Massage for over 15 years. The team at Buena Vista Massage are very professional, caring, and competent. I would highly recommend them.”

“I have received the best professional care possible for over 15 years at Buena Vista Massage. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic as they have some of the most qualified RMTs.”

“I have been a regular customer at Buena Vista Massage for approximately 15 years now. My husband, parents and myself have been treated by many of the RMTs working here. I have personally received treatment through pregnancies, multiple injuries, health challenges and times of great stress. I can wholeheartedly recommend this establishment to anyone in need of massage therapy, and have done so multiple times in the past. Thank you Buena Vista Massage for the excellent quality of care that you provide everyday!”

“I’ve been going to Buena Vista Massage for 20 years. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. The entire staff are very friendly, respectful and love what they do. I leave there feeling like a new person every time. Thanks for taking care of myself and my family’s massage needs.”

10 Additional Benefits of Massage

There’s no question that massages feel wonderful. BeyonScreen Shot 2017-01-26 at 11.11.19 AMd the bliss, they’re also incredible for your health, fitness and overall wellbeing. Massage benefits everyone, from athletes to people suffering from high anxiety to even those looking for a nicer complexion. As if you needed any more reason to enjoy a massage, here are 10 fantastic ways a session can improve your life.

Support your recovery
If you’re working with a physiotherapist or chiropractor, massage can complement their treatments by releasing muscle tension in problem areas. The doctors’ adjustments are then easier and safer as there is less resistance to motion.
Massage also helps to increase your range of movement and flexibility. This can make the exercises they prescribe even more effective. Many practitioners work as a team with massage therapists and refer patients to them for these reasons.

Relieve headaches
Many headaches are caused by muscle tension or restricted blood flow, especially in areas around the neck and crown of the head. Massages can target and reduce tightness in these spots and are a powerful way to increase circulation. Even some patients with migraines have found relief through massage therapy techniques.

If you suffer from headaches, speak with a massage therapist about treatment options for your specific triggers.

Reduce stress
Epinephrine and cortisol are hormones that flood your body in response to stress: physical or emotional. Endorphins are hormones that reduce those unpleasant feelings and massages are one way to stimulate their release.

Endorphins also boost your mood. You may have heard athletes describe experiencing an “endorphin high” after a workout. Massages trigger these same chemicals while you simply lay back and relax.

Alleviate depression and anxiety
The emotional bliss you feel from a massage is thanks to serotonin and dopamine. These hormones have been linked to feelings of happiness and human connection, and you get a boost in them during a session.

People with depression often have low levels of these happy hormones and have reported improved mood and wellbeing from massage therapy.

Increase circulation
Low blood flow can lead to a variety of health concerns, as metabolic waste and other byproducts that your cells produce build up and don’t get flushed out. Even worse, vital nutrients don’t reach places that need them. Massage therapy stimulates blood flow and increases circulation at the source and beyond.

Massage is especially beneficial to people with diabetes and other conditions where circulatory problems are common. Massaging the extremities, like feet and hands, can help reduce complications and keep them healthy.

Make skin glow
A healthy complexion is linked to balanced moisture, good circulation, and low stress. These are all byproducts of massage. Massage oils provide a lovely hydrating treatment, while the pressure increases blood flow to the skin and reduces stress hormones.

Relieve pain
Do you find yourself rubbing the same achy spot while you engage in hobbies, sit at a desk all day, or move in a certain way. These spots may be “trigger points”. Targeted pressure techniques can release and alleviate this pain.

Boost your immune system
Besides the immunity increasing side effects of reduced stress and increased circulation, massage also elevates levels of white blood cells. These cells fight infection and help keep you healthy.

Maintain your active lifestyle
The boost in circulation from massage helps to keep your joints moving and treats injuries at the source by reducing inflammation. If you’ve had a sports injury, massage treatments have been noted for speeding up rehabilitation time especially when paired with physiotherapy.

Increase your endurance
Who knew that massages could lead to better sports performance? In a recent study of cyclists, the muscles of athletes who received a massage sent more signals to the part of their cells responsible for power production and building stamina.


Screen Shot 2016-12-30 at 10.19.17 PMThe next time you’re having a massage, you’ll know why you feel so wonderful in the moment and beyond. This form of therapy has lasting impacts on your physical and emotional wellbeing. If you have any questions about how massage can benefit your life, we invite you to call our clinic. Or better yet, stop in!


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