Welcome to Therapia
Conveniently located in Yaletown and open 7 days a week, we are a group of like-minded professionals practising dynamic therapies which enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. At Therapia, we offer Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy MassageTM and are happy & excited to also offer Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as well as Ayurvedic Medicine. Please contact Karim for these offerings for more information or book in with him directly. Without being intrusive or imposing, these therapies prompt the body into finding its own solutions to its health problems.
As experienced therapists, we invite you to join us in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our therapists strive to connect with each and every patient, meeting individual needs. You will be sure to feel at home!
What is Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® (SDTT)?
SDTT focuses on changing holding patterns in the nervous system that have been learned due to stress, postures and injury.
Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, is a system of manual therapy (which can be vigorous at times) that aims to restore the body back to optimal alignment by addressing deep muscles without the use of high pressure. Layers of adjustments and compensations are worked through in an efficient, effective manner with assessment and treatment being seamlessly integrated. This approach involves addressing a patient’s complaint (pain/dysfunction) in the context of their whole body, thus avoiding “chasing the problem around” and instead, treating the source.
By returning a person’s body to optimal alignment, they are returned to a state of healthy efficiency (contracted muscles take up a lot of energy!) and even internal organs are given their proper space to function optimally. Layers of adjustments and accommodations the body has made over time to various postures, activities, injuries and emotional states are worked through. SDTT® addresses not only muscles but also joints, fascia, ligaments, tendons, nerves, circulation, and (indirectly) internal organs.
It is common to have a bruise sensation for a few days after SDTT treatment. Keep in mind that your first session will be your baseline – it can only get less painful from there. Healthy tissue doesn’t hurt. Tenderness decreases as tissue health increases, meaning with each session you will feel less discomfort afterwards as you steadily progress to a pain-free life.
*Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® is a Registered Trademark and intellectual property of Armand Ayaltin DNM, RHT, RMT.