- Please remove shoes or boots when arriving at the spa.
- Please turn off your cell phone.
- Please be quiet in reception area and also class. Treatments are going on close by!
- There are no bags or personal items allowed in class room.
- Sorry latecomers will not be permitted into class. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your class.
- If you are coming for yoga, a yoga mat
- Wear comfortable and loose clothing
- Clean enviro-friendly canteen/bottle
- Try to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class and if you can, fill out your waiver form online first.
- Drink plenty of water before and after class
Below are some of benefits of massage therapy
Optimize Your Health - Enhance circulation and general nutrition of musclesMassage increases blood flow to tissues while they are at rest. Massage also does is opens and dilates the blood vessels which enables nutrients to pass through to muscle tissue more easily. The optimized supply of nutrients and oxygen help the body to rebuild the muscles faster and thus recover more quickly from training. For those who train hard, with the removal of waste products such as lactic acid through massage, less pain and stiffness will be felt after a hard workout.
Improve your range of motion and flexibilityMassage stretches tissues that cannot be stretched in the usual methods as bundles of muscle fibers are stretched lengthwise as well as sideways. Massage also stretches the sheath or fascia that surrounds the muscle, releasing any tension or pressure build up.
Prevent injury and facilitate recovery from injuryBy stretching connective tissue, massage improves circulation to help prevent or breakdown adhesions. Massage also influences the excretion of certain fluids (nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur) necessary for tissue repair. The stroking movements in massage suck fluid through blood vessels and lymph vessels for optimum circulation. This is especially important in tight or damaged muscle tissue as a tight muscle will squeeze blood out like a sponge, depriving the tissues of vital nutrients and energy for repair. In addition, massage can break down scar tissue resulting from previous injury or trauma. Scar tissue affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments and can lead to inflexible tissues that are prone to injury and pain.
Align Your BodyGood body alignment is essential to proper functional motion. When one part of our body is out of balance the rest has to compensate and this can create instability and strain on all parts of the our body. Whether the imbalance is due to the effects of gravity over time, a repetitive movement, a physical limitation or an injury, we can regain your proper posture, reduce pain and tension, improve your range of motion. After your massage at Spa Vert, activities previously considered out of reach by you can often become possible.
Feel More BalancedOur techniques also reduce stress and anxiety for you to regain balance and inner harmony and we also undertake s visceral work to allow the organs to function better. Whatever your goals, our therapists will provide useful tips so you can continue to support your health after you have left Spa Vert. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to call us.
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Some useful resources for more green living
There are plenty of eco-friendly ways to clean your space and they are not expensive.
USE REPURPOSED DUST RAGS. Use old t-shirts cut into large squares. You can even fashion an old towel or washcloth into a reusable swiffer cover to keep items out of the landfill as you go about your daily dusting chores.
REMOVE MOLD NATURALLY WITH VINEGAR Squirt vinegar on stubborn mold and mildew in your bathroom and let it soak for a few hours to kill the mold and then scrub it away. If that doesn't work, try making a paste of baking soda in a bit of water and apply it to affected areas to use as a gentle abrasive.
FRESHEN UP WITH BAKING SODA Baking soda can super-charge your dish soap to scrub baked-on residue away from your pots and pans. You can also use it for its odor-absorbing properties. The classic example is keeping a box in your fridge, but you can also sprinkle baking soda into carpets to keep them fresh — just be sure to vacuum up the excess the next day.
USE VINEGAR FOR AN ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER Try using some with a bit of recycled newspaper instead of Windex to clean glass and mirrors, or replace your rinse agent with vinegar in your dishwasher. You can also mix vinegar and water in equal parts to make an all-purpose floor mopping solution.
POLISH METAL WITH LEMON Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle the exposed fruit with salt, then use it as a scouring pad to polish metal. After a quick rinse and buffing with a soft cloth, your fixtures will look good as new.Just about all of your homemade solutions will be cheaper and are better for the environment.
Jardin des Anges: Organic food baskets delivered home.
Ecollegey: Organic green grocer. Home delivery available.
We believe everyone is unique and that’s why we adopt a holistic approach, combining massage and bodywork to offer tailored treatments that are customized according to your needs: body, mind and spirit.
Our experienced staff incorporates a wide variety of techniques to provide effective treatments that will exceed your expectations.
We are also dedicated to environmental sustainability and have incorporated some eco-responsible measures to minimize the impact of our operations on our environment. This includes using only natural oils and only eco-products are used in the spa.
Diane Carruthers started Spa Vert in 2009 offering a distinctive way to share her innate senses and caring disposition to promote health and well being by using a combination of massage therapy and bodywork.
Over the last decade, Spa Vert has blossomed into a wellness center offering the best therapeutic massage, osteopathy, naturopathy and energy work in Montreal.
Unique, Like You
We believe everyone is unique. That is why we take a holistic approach customized to each individual’s needs.
Your Health at Heart
We take your health and wellbeing to heart and offer the most professional care in a warm, welcoming and safe environment. The best therapists in their field use the finest organic products and adhere to the most stringent health and safety protocols.
Health of Our Earth
We are dedicated to environmental sustainability and have incorporated eco-responsible measures to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment. This includes using organic oils and eco-products that conform to our vigorous hygiene standards. For all these reasons and more we feel that our services are among the best on the planet.