Om West is not a factory spa churning cookie cutter massages one after the other. Each treatment given at Om West is customized and tailored to your needs, our therapists have sufficient time between treatments to really listen and understand what you are looking for. We use top quality oils and welcome you in a beautiful space with an unparalleled energetic frequency, prone for healing and deep relaxation.
Our team of 15+ therapists are all registered, experienced and talented. We offer all styles of massages, some unique to the West Island, as well as treatments in osteopathy, acupuncture and the West Island's only Ayurveda clinic. Call for an appointment at 514.505.1888 seven days per week from 8:00am to 10:00pm.
Om West massages are nurturing, rejuvenating, and help relieve stress, tensions and aches. We only use oils that are nurturing and nourishing for your skin and that contain no preservatives and no parabene. Our Massage Memberships are priced at $60 per year and give you a $12 discount on all your massages, all year. Alternately you can purchase up front a Massage Pass of 5 or 10 massages and save $5 or $10 per massage.
This intuitive massage goes beyond a standard Swedish massage and allows our therapists to combine the different techniques they have learned to instinctively give you the best experience they can offer. The massage varies from one therapist to another based on their intuition and respective skill sets.
Deep Tissue Massage
Designed to alleviate chronic muscle tensions, Deep Tissue massage involves slow strokes and direct pressure that targets the sub-layers of the muscles.
Therapeutic massage deals with long term or chronic issues or with pain caused by stress. This type of massage enables muscular relaxation, improves blood circulation in the muscles and tissues, speeds up the elimination of toxins fom the body and lubricates the joints.
The relaxation massage is a gentle and intuitive approach that seeks to raise bodily awareness through touch and breathing. It is an oil massage, with long fluid strokes inspired by Californian and Esalen® massages. It is not so much the order in which manoeuvers are executed that distinguish this massage but rather the philosophy based on listening and presence. The massage aims first to reach the person in a holistic way via deep relaxation which allows for physical and emotional healing to take place.
This massage is given using three Ayurvedic cold-pressed oils from the high end Shankara Skin Careline. This groundbreaking line of products has been formulated to deliver ultimate skin transformation.
- Shankara's Muscle Release Oil: for the body
- Shankara's Nourishing Foot Oil: for your feet
- Shankara's Hair and Scalp Oil: for your head
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body while they massage other parts of the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Tao Shiatsu, as offered at Om West, is a method of healing developed by Japanese Master Ryokyu Endo, with significant theoretical and practical developments beyond previous shiatsu methods. Whether you are looking to deeply relax, to relieve stress and tension, or if you have chronic pains or injuries that you would like to alleviate, Tao Shiatsu can improve your overall health and well being.
Thai Yoga Massage
Yoga Massage originates in the Ayurvedic traditions of ancient India and in the sacred temples of Thailand. Originating from a yogic background, the aim of this massage is to balance the flow of energy through the stimulation of the body''s energy lines (nadis) by acupressure and deep stretches similar to hatha yoga postures. Yoga Massage is a deeply relaxing yet dynamic form of bodywork throughout which the massage therapist moves in a rhythmical dance manner around the receiver who lies on a padded mat on the floor.Ayurveda is the science of health originating in India and developed over the last 5,000 years. Ayurvedic massages are highly praised for their physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
With proper position and support, pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety. The massage is customized to a woman''s individual needs.
Couples massages ares ideal for two people who want to be massaged in the same room, at the same time, by two different therapists. It can be a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, same-sex partners, moms and daughters, or even close friends.
Our wellness services use holistic medicine that considers the whole person. The treatments can be used as a complement to Western health care.
Marma Chikitsa (Ayurvedic Acupressure)
This 3-part 90 minute massage begins with a traditional Thai massage or Swedish massage to help the body relax. It then continues with Polarity massage designed to balance the subtle body and open up the energetic pathways. The third part of the massage is Marma Point Therapy, a healing art originating in the Ayurvedic traditions of ancient India.
There are 108 Marma points throughout the body. Each point has it’s own intelligence and consciousness, which co-ordinate with the mind and body. This ancient form of treatment dating back to between 1500 — 1200 BC involves using the fingers to stimulate the Marma points thereby promoting physical and mental rehabilitation. As with Acupuncture, these points correspond to internal organs and systems of the body which react to manual stimulation. Marma Chikitsa balances the flow of energy that circulates through the body in specific channels called Nadis.
Book a private 60 minute Ayuvedic Consultation with Bita Bitajian. Consultations include pulse assessment, diet and lifestyle recommendations.
By reading your pulse, Ayurvedic practitionners can identify imbalances in your different systems and give necessary recommendations.
Acupuncture is an ancient discipline and is one of five branches of the Traditional Oriental Medicine. It involves stimulating points on the body to rebalance the flow of energy, Qi through the meridian system. In Western terms, acupuncture specifically works on the immune system in addition to performing an action on the nervous and endocrine systems.
All needles used in treatments are single-use and disposable.
A lymphatic drainage massage primarily focuses on specific lymph nodes and points of the body, as well as the natural flow of the lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, lymph nodes may become swollen. Further, the system fails to remove the body’s toxins. Lymphatic drainage is believed to help the circulatory, respiratory, muscular and endocrine systems. It's also believed that lymphatic drainage therapy can also reduce allergies, menstrual cramps, colds and other viruses.
Om West offers unique Ayurvedic Facials using Shankara, our acclaimed line of Ayurvedic skin care products, that are adapted to your skin type and use 100% natural organic ingredients. The ayurvedic essential oils used are cold pressed, a process that takes weeks but that insures a superior quality product for the well being of your skin.
Osteopathy is a manual therapy that aims to restore mobility to the various structures of the body, considering it in its entirety.
Restrictions on mobility of the joints, muscles, tendons and internal organs can cause an imbalance in the health and well-being. The objective of the osteopath is to discover areas restricted by its palpation and various tests and correct by various manual techniques to restore the harmony of body mechanics.
Reflexology is more than simple foot massage. Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points on the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet.
Each person has a unique energy field. The knowledge of how to recognize and treat it with natural sources is ancient and highly developed. These therapies awaken the life force, clear up the energey field and aura and help the body regenerate itself. These treatments can alleviate pain and various physical, emotional and mental conditions. The result is a body, mind and spirit balancing, which initiates fuller consciousness, and can lead to profound changes in health, youthfulness, inner strength and peace.
Available at Om West:
- Ayurvedic Healing
- Crystal Healing
- Japanese Reiki
- Tibetan Reiki (Usui)
Using powerful healing grade Tibetan bowls, aromatherapy, touch and energy work these sessions offer a truly personalized and magical session of deep mental relaxation and emotional and/or physical healing.