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     Starting  Oct 28th we are open Saturday's 

  • Deep Muscle Massage Kelowna

    Massage Therapy

    Whether your preference is deep tissue work or relaxation massage, each patient's tolerance level is considered to maintain your every comfort. Therapists can adapt their pressure to range from deep therapeutic massage to light non-invasive techniques.

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  • Sports Massage Therapy in Kelowna BC

    Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries

    Massage therapy can help athletes improve their performance, prevent injury and provide treatment for conditions resulting from overuse or injury.

    RMT's are trained to treat specific sports related injuries including sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis and more. There are many great benefits to athletic massage therapy.

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  • Pregnancy Massage for Mothers in Kelowna BC

    Prenatal Massage

    Prenatal massage can help ease the physical discomforts, and emotional challenges often asssociated with pregnancy, promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation.

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  • hot-stone-massage-kelowna

    Hot Stone Massage

    Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy (use of heat applications) with massage therapy to create a deeply relaxing and healing treatment.

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  • Infrared Sauna Kelowna BC

    FIR Infrared Sauna Therapy

    Far Infrared Sauna (FIR).  For centuries, cultures around the world have recognized the therapeutic effects of heating the body to increase vitality, improve overall health and promote healing. Sauna therapy cleanses and detoxifies, relieves pain, improves circulation plus more.

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     Starting  Oct 28th we are open Saturday's 

  • Deep Muscle Massage Kelowna

    Massage Therapy

    Whether your preference is deep tissue work or relaxation massage, each patient's tolerance level is considered to maintain your every comfort. Therapists can adapt their pressure to range from deep therapeutic massage to light non-invasive techniques.

    Read more ...
  • Sports Massage Therapy in Kelowna BC

    Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries

    Massage therapy can help athletes improve their performance, prevent injury and provide treatment for conditions resulting from overuse or injury.

    RMT's are trained to treat specific sports related injuries including sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis and more. There are many great benefits to athletic massage therapy.

    Read more ...
  • Pregnancy Massage for Mothers in Kelowna BC

    Prenatal Massage

    Prenatal massage can help ease the physical discomforts, and emotional challenges often asssociated with pregnancy, promoting a sense of well-being and relaxation.

    Read more ...
  • hot-stone-massage-kelowna

    Hot Stone Massage

    Hot stone massage combines the benefits of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy (use of heat applications) with massage therapy to create a deeply relaxing and healing treatment.

    Read more ...
  • Infrared Sauna Kelowna BC

    FIR Infrared Sauna Therapy

    Far Infrared Sauna (FIR).  For centuries, cultures around the world have recognized the therapeutic effects of heating the body to increase vitality, improve overall health and promote healing. Sauna therapy cleanses and detoxifies, relieves pain, improves circulation plus more.

    Read more ...

Trade Secrets

Things to consider when choosing a Massage Therapist

  • Determine the type of massage therapy you’d like. There are different types of massage therapy, and the most popular ones include the following: Swedish massage, which makes use of long strokes and friction on the muscles of the body; Shiatsu massage, which makes use of rhythmic pressure from the fingers to different body parts to promote the flow of chi; deep tissue massage, which applies pressure on deep layers of muscles; and pressure point massage, which focuses on easing the stress “knots” on the body. Once you’ve determined the type of massage that you like, find a massage therapy who specializes on this.
  • Find a reputable establishment. One of the easiest ways to find a legitimate and experienced massage therapist is to go in a reputable day spa. Do expect to pay up more through these locations, compared to when you hire an independent massage therapist. 
  • Know the certification and number of years of experience of the massage therapist. Find out where your potential massage therapist was schooled, and the trainings that she has undertaken for her continuous education. She should be certified as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) or Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) – the actual title will depend per state. Finally, find out how long she’s been working as a massage therapist. A valid massage therapist should not hesitate to give you this information.
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    More to consider...

    The word “massage” just sounds relaxing, and rightfully so. The goal of massage is to reduce muscle tension and stiffness caused by anything from sports injuries to repetitive movements (like typing in numbers all day). Anyone with any stiffness or discomfort is a good candidate for massage therapy, but there are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a therapist.

    1)      It is for a lot of people, but not everyone: There are contraindications to keep in mind. It is recommended that people with acute inflammation, bone injuries (breaks or fractures), deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, open sores or wounds, irritable skin conditions, undiagnosed lumps, malignancies or other tumours, recent burns or inflamed arteries avoid having affected areas massaged without first consulting a physician.

    2)      There’s some protocol: Many therapists recommend that patients avoid eating 90 minutes before an appointment. They say massage will direct blood flow away from the stomach and towards the areas being massaged, which may make digestion slower or uncomfortable.

    3)      Insurance: Massage therapy is generally not covered by provincial or territorial health plans. Some or all treatments might be covered by third-party plans if a physician deems the treatment helpful or necessary. Check with your employer or insurance company to find out more about their policy. In some cases, worker’s compensation may cover all or part of your treatment in the event of an injury.

    4)      Personalization: Your therapist should design a plan that caters to your needs. He or she will personalize plan based on your overall health, age, and condition. Be proactive in your treatment plan to ensure you’re getting the best results. If you’re an athlete, look for a therapist who specializes in sports injuries.

    Kelowna Sights

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    Kelowna... a valley of beauty

    ... and world class ski slopes, beaches, dining, wineries, golfing and entertainment!

    Situated within a beautiful and amazing mountain range, Kelowna is home to 4 seasons of weather that allow for anything your heart desires for your family, for your hobbies, for your career change, and for your future.  Kelowna features clean lakes, forests and walking trails with nature close at hand, world-class vineyards, orchards and wineries, sandy beaches, golf courses that will challenge even the most inspired golfer, and entertainment and culture that rivals cities far larger than Kelowna's 120,000 population. 

    Stretching from north to south for approximately 110 kms (68 miles) is beautiful Okanagan Lake.  The lake sustains several diverse communities along this corridor known as the Okanagan Valley. The Okanagan Valley is located at the northern most end of the Sonora Desert and hence has a semi-arid climate, boasting long warm summers and short mild winters. Kelowna is the largest community and is located midway through the valley. It is the transportation, business and service hub of the valley.

    Relatively undiscovered, Kelowna is never too crowded despite playing host to visitors the world over.  The Kelowna International Airport, the 10th busiest in Canada, easily connects to major North American cities. With daily flights, it’s just a 60-minute flight from Calgary or Vancouver and 70 minutes from Seattle.  Daily direct flights to Toronto are also available. A variety of accommodations offer choices ranging from lakeside resorts to cozy bed and breakfasts.

    Kelowna has miles of beautiful parkland, and several sandy beaches which provide wonderful opportunities for boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing and fishing. As well, you can hit the links at one of our many golf courses nine months out of the year. In cooler months, our snow-capped mountains and pine filled forests are a haven for skiers, boarders, snowmobilers and outdoor adventurists of all types and levels. 

    Orchards and vineyards thrive within a 10-minute drive from the downtown core and provide seasonal delights year round.  You can pluck ripe cherries or juicy peaches from trees, or spend a delightful day sampling the award-winning wares of our internationally acclaimed wineries.   The Spring, Summer and Fall Wine Festivals offer hundreds of activities focused on wine making, tasting and touring. 

    That’s not all.  Kelowna’s growing Cultural District covers a six-block downtown area and features a concentration of galleries, museums, theatres, a casino, artists’ studios, fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant cultural life all year long.  Prospera Place, a 6,000-seat multi-purpose facility that’s home to the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, attracts major entertainers and events, and is also located in the heart of the city. 

    A trip to Kelowna would not be complete without taking the time to search for Ogopogo, the legendary lake monster that reputedly resides in Okanagan Lake.  The myth dates back to the Interior Salish Native people who exchanged stories of a lake creature, or “N’ha-a-itk”, over 100 years ago.   The creature later became known as Ogopogo and purported sightings over the years continue to strengthen the legend.  To “see” Ogopogo for yourself, be sure to visit the statue of the creature found on Bernard Avenue near Kelowna’s City Park.

    Whether you are visiting Kelowna for your vacation, are in town for meetings, or have moved to Kelowna to make it your home, Lotus Massage Therapy is available to match your schedule and your massage therapy needs.

    Call us to make an appointment:  250-451-9833.

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