MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy

MASSAGE THERAPY: (Registered Massage Therapist)

Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues and joints of the body by hands-on manipulation.  Its purpose is to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain.  Massage therapy is the oldest form of treatment and one that is used in every culture.  Today massage therapy is the fastest growing complimentary therapies.  As consumers become more aware of their health and well being, their focus has begun to shift to include health prevention and maintenance.  Along with primary care and rehabilitation, massage therapy now plays an integral part of this combined approach.

Massage therapy provides an alternative health option to help with the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.  It can also reduce the development of painful muscular patterning such as: constant low back pain or headaches associated with and accident, or another type of trauma or associated with poor positioning during the workday.

Massage therapy is offered at the clinic and in the home.  The Massage Therapists are registered with the Ontario College of Massage Therapists and are licensed under the Regulated Health Professionals Act.  They provide rehabilitation massages for those patients suffering from whiplash (motor vehicle accidents), headaches, tension and migraines, back and neck pain, chronic stress disorders, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis and discomfort due to pregnancy.  Massage produces decreased body tension and emotional stress, improved range of motion, decreased swelling and inflammation and decreased pain, stiffness, and muscular spasm.

 

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Pain and Injury:         

  • Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained joints
  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Rehabilitation after car accident or post-operation

Sports:

  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Reduces muscle spasms and treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

Cardiac:

  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph fluids
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Reduces blood pressure

Stress:

  • Helps reduce stress and promote relaxation
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve mental and physical stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately

Mental Health and Emotional Benefits:

  • Encourages peace of mind and a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being by reducing anxiety levels
  • Creates body awareness and reinforces mind-body connection

Additional Benefits:

  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture and strengthens the immune system
  • Satisfies need for caring, nurturing touch