Massage Therapy Markham
Acupuncture at Balanced Living, Markham
Swedish Massage
While Swedish massage has some commonly recognized therapeutic effects such as increased circulation, pain management, and the release of toxins from muscles, it is generally known as a relaxation massage. Escape from the stress of everyday life with a relaxing and rejuvenating Swedish massage, which involves gentle, hands-on manipulation of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, & connective tissue) of the body to help alleviate pain and tension in your body and to promote health and balance.


Sports Massage
Boost your athletic performance, relieve the aches and pains that commonly arise from any workout, learn to prevent future sports injuries and assist healing of acute or chronic injuries with a Sports Massage. Find out why athletes (both competitive and non-competitive) are incorporating massage into their complete workout routine and benefiting from it.


Deep Tissue Massage
This therapeutic form of massage involves deeper, slower and more focused pressure and movements to help target specific troubled areas. Let us help you release the knots and tension in your muscles with a Deep Tissue Massage.


Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented, state of the art system that assesses & treats damaged tissue, which includes; muscles, tendons, ligaments, & nerves. ART breaks down adhesions & scar tissue that builds up by repetitive strain.
We are one of very few clinics that are part of the Ironman Provider Network.

For more information, please see our article on ART in the contact page
Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping serves several purposes. It is designed to facilitate & support weak muscles, inhibit overworked tissue, or aid in the reduction of swelling. This special tape and treatment can enhance your recovery from injury and get you back to work or play faster. This technique is used by top athletes in the world: Just ask cyclist Lance Armstrong, who in his book "Every second counts" mentions "this miracle tape that would make the pain disappear".
Acupuncture
Acupuncture alleviates pain and can increase the immune response to balance the flow of vital life energy throughout the body. It is a complete system of healing and provides effective treatment for numerous conditions from allergies and diabetes to assisting with fertility and gynecological conditions.
Naturopathic Medicine
Our Naturopathic Doctor utilizes clinical nutrition, acupuncture, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, Western & Asian herbal medicine, and classic homeopathy, to promote your body's self-healing ability. Our Naturopathic treatments are particularly effective in healing and preventing acute and chronic illness and ailments.
Orthotics
Prescription Orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of you feet. They help to restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Cranio sacral uses gentle non-invasive techniques to address restrictions in the mobility of the cerebral spinal fluid. Although the technique is gentle, it can be profoundly effective.  The therapist is trained to place their hands on specific points along the head and sacrum, to assess for restrictions and release them. Cranio sacral can be effective for treating migraines, TMJ pain, dizziness, anxiety related issues, low back pain, fibromyalgia, chronic digestive issues, and many other conditions.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage has been around for hundreds of years. Stones along dormant volcanic beds are naturally round and smooth and perfect for hot stone massage. These stones are also believed to have healing properties similar to the healing properties of gem stones and crystals. In a hot stone massage the heated stones will be placed on your body while the therapist uses a hot stone to massage the body. The combination of massage, with the heat from the stones, creates a relaxation response beyond what is achieved with just the therapists hands.

Prenatal & Postnatal Massage
Prenatal Massage is possibly the best way to reduce the discomfort, and increase the enjoyment of your pregnancy. Pregnancy massage can help reduce anxiety, help you sleep better, and relieve muscle aches, swelling and joint/nerve pain during pregnancy. Postnatal Massage can also help ease the stress of being a new mom.

In our clinic we use a special system called the "Body Cushion," which allows most women to lie well supported on their stomachs, right up to their due date, in perfect comfort!

Pregnancy Massage, Balanced Living Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre Markham
Clinic Fees   (inc HST)
Massage Therapy
30 minutes       $55
45 minutes       $75
1 hour   $90
1 1/4 hour        $100
1 1/2 hour        $120
Housecalls       $120 plus milage
Hotstone Massage    $130
Reflexology      $90
Active Release Techniques (ART)
20 min            $50        
40 min            $70
Kinesio Taping        $5-20
Acupuncture
Initial Assessment                $101.70 (1hr)
Subsequent treatment        $79.10(30min)
                                          $101.70 (1hr)

Cosmetic Acupuncture       please inquire

Naturopath
Initial Assessment 1 1/2Hr  $180
Follow up Appointments 
1Hr         $120                       
30 Min   $85
15 Min   $56.50

We require 24 hours notice for  cancellation.  Please be advised that a charge applies for missed appointments.
Some of the events we have been involved with:
Subaru Triathlon Series, Subaru Adventure Racing Series Canada, Chico Mountain Bike Series, Canada Cup & Ontario Cup Mountain Bike Races, 24hrs Of Adrenalin, WOW 24hr Mountain Bike Event, Mens Masters Tennis Series, Medical Director For The Nissan 10 Miler Toronto, Whistler World Cup Alpine Race 2008, Ironman USA, Ironman Canada, Ironman World Championships Hawaii, Ontario Winter Games, Markham Legacy Run, Toronto Marathon, Scotia Bank Marathon, Mississauga Marathon, Markham Fit For Heart, Johnson & Johnson, Crank the Shield, Medical Team Member for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Hamilton road to hope marathon, Mud Hero.
Brian is currently the Medical Venue Coordinator for Toronto2015 organizer of the Pan/Parapan Am Games.
Bracing
We carry a wide range of orthopeadic braces from Procare & Donjoy, two of the top bracing companies in North America.  A brace may be a necessary part of your rehabilitation or become part of your athletic protection so that you may continue an active and healthy lifestyle.
We offer a variety of services and treatments to help you.
If unsure as to what you need, call the clinic and we will guide you in the right direction.
Ultrasound & Tens
Useful modalities for treating scar tissue, tendonitis, and areas of swelling.
IV Therapy
IV therapy is effective in treating digestive and absorption disorders, chronic fatigue, aiding in athletic recovery and as an adjunctive treatment to chronic diseases such as cancer. Dr Gail Sauer provides IV therapy in our clinic.
Weight Loss Program
The Wellness Weight Loss program is designed to reduce health risks associated with lifestyle choices, improving overall health and life balance. The weekly program will introduce participants to a way of life that facilitates healthy weight loss and weight maintenance: addressing the relationship between eating and emotional wellbeing, metabolism, exercise and weight loss, stress and body composition and sleep relative to recovery and weight maintenance.

Join the Wellness Weight Loss program: be inspired to change your life and enjoy your journey to a healthier, leaner and more energetic you.