Hajnal Laszlo, Founder
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Acupuncturist, Certified Biofeedback Technician
With over 20 years of experience, Hajnal Laszlo has provided thousands of clients with compassionate professional care at a level of expertise that enables them to achieve the results that they are looking for. As the founder of Infinite - Healing, a centre of multidisciplinary healing arts, Hajnal has been helping people with their healing process in a way that most effectively addresses each unique individual and situation.
Massage Therapy is the assessment and manipulation of the soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain . It can be preventative or restorative, helping to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain.
- Massage Therapy Act 1991-
Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario..Only members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) are permitted to use the title Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) or Massage Therapist (MT), with their names. Massage Therapists have completed a 2200 hours diploma programme from the Goverment of Ontario recognized institution and have been examined and registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.
The Quality Assurance Programme assists the Massage Therapists to maintain high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be used as a relaxation treatment for people who enjoy deep pressure but it is also used to treat specific areas of discomfort. When giving a Deep Tissue Massage, the therapist is always working within the comfort level of the client. A deep tissue treatment can have a relaxing, soothing effect or a stimulating effect depending on the focus of treatment.The therapist uses more pressure and cross-fiber friction in order to get knots (also known as adhesions) to release.
Swedish Massage is the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on the body's physiology. It utilizes a group of techniques used for relaxation and therapeutic massage. Swedish massage can range from light to moderate pressure which can stimulate local venous and lymphatic return and increase blood circulation, which reduces edema. This has a relaxing effect on the body and helps with stress release. When Swedish techniques are used for relaxation it can help reduce muscle soreness, decrease stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, decrease muscle tension, improve sleep and decrease depression.
It is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish Massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage. There are still substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products
Sport Massage, Joint Play
Sports Massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. But you don't have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. Some sports massage movements use trigger point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area. (Sore neck and shoulders, anyone?)
There are four types of sports massages:
* pre-event sports massage -- a short, stimulating massage before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body
that will be involved in the exertion.
* post-event sports massage -- given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body's tissues.
* restorative sports massage -- given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
* rehabilitative sports massage -- aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health
Thai Massage is relatively new , but it was actually developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing.
Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage.
Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches.
Myofascial release incorporates manual massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release bonds between fascia, muscles and bones.
It is a direct or indirect manipulation of the body’s tissues that allows the connective tissue fibres of fascia to re-organize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion.
The goal of Myofascial release is to release fascial restrictions and restore tissue health, often resulting in increased range of motion and the elimination of pain. This is typically performed with no lotion or oil. The techniques may be static or with movement.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a highly specialised form of massage, which uses light, rhythmical, very precise hand movements, pressures and sequences and requires the therapist to develop a great degree of skill, having an intimate knowledge of the workings of the anatomy of the lymphatic system. The massage works at a skin level to influence the direction and speed of lymphatic flow, re-directing if necessary.
Lymphatic Drainage massage is one of the best things you can do to help your body help itself.
Lymphatic Drainage massage can increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times, vastly increasing the system's ability to remove toxins and infectious materials. Studies have found Lymphatic Drainage massage to be a medically beneficial form of physical therapy for a range of lymphedema-related problems.
CranioSacral Therapy is becoming a treatment of choice in areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Also called CST, or cranial osteopathy, it is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique, developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years ago.CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones, which result in a rhythm of approximately six to twelve cycles per minute. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment.The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the
Central Nervous System.
A therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. By using the hands as fine discriminating tools, CranioSacral therapists are able to detect disturbances in the rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction, such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body.
It is a unique Therapy, a powerful blend of Swedish massage, Acupressure, Myofascial techniques and Acupuncture.
Designed to awaken the body's "infinite healing" power and accelerate the natural healing process!
Active Release Techniques (ART)
Active Release Techniques (ART), is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. According to ART practitioners, as adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.Specific conditions that can be treated with ART include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, other peripheral nerve entrapments, shin splints, sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the joints.The goal of ART is to restore the smooth movement of tissues and to release any trapped nerves or blood vessels.
Acupressure is a term which describes a technique based on similar principles to those of acupuncture. Similarly to many other holistic therapies, both acupuncture and acupressure believe that all physical and mental illnesses are caused by an imbalance within the body.When an individuals 'qi' otherwise known as vital energy is unable to flow freely throughout, the body's energy meridians may become obstructed and clogged with built up energy. The aim of both these therapies and indeed many other holistic treatments is to alleviate this build up of 'qi' re-stimulating it once again so that the body can reach its equilibrium.The difference between acupuncture and acupressure lies in the method of application. Acupressure does not involve the use of needles and instead applies gentle pressure with the fingers and thumbs to stimulate the stagnant 'qi' in the meridians. When this pressure is applied muscular tension is released and blood and 'qi' circulation is stimulated, helping the body to repair itself.This treatment can be beneficial for both physical ailments and emotional issues.
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture. Stimulating these points with needle triggers the release of endorphins, which are the neurochemicals that relieve pain. When acupuncture needles are used in those tense, painful areas the muscle fibers elongate and relax, blood flows freely to the muscles and toxins are released and eliminated. When the blood and bio-electrical energy circulate properly, we have a greater sense of harmony, health, and well- being. As a result, pain is blocked and the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area is increased. This causes the muscles to relax and promotes natural healing. improves mood and energy, reduces or relieves pain and improves function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.
Biofeedback provides the safe,painless and ultimate method to rejuvenate your organs, cells and the complete body system trough the use of the device called SCIO, which is a system, based on the science of quantum physics. During the Biofeedback session, electrodes are attached to your skin. They send information to a small monitoring box that translates the measurements into a computer screen.This enables the practitioner to asses the energy and stress levels on the body's specific organs and systems.Trough this unique process you can heal the imbalances within your body that leads to stress , fatigue and disease.
Working with the energy of the body the SCIO gathers data that specifically addresses your unique needs and reveals how to optimize your body's function at the core level.