The Benefits of Massage Therapy
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
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Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of Massage Therapy for various conditions
The following is a list of conditions for which Massage Therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
The most common type of therapeutic massage is Swedish massage which is designed to relax the muscles and joints. Other types include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy, pregnancy massage and reflexology. Not sure what you need? Contact the office and we will match you with the therapist best suited to your needs.
Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and you have no obligation to undergo any part of treatment. Your treatment begins after you’ve given your informed consent.
Massage Therapy is a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario, and Massage Therapy should only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). RMTs are primary healthcare providers in Ontario.
Massage Therapy Treatments
The most common type of therapeutic massage is Swedish massage which is designed to relax the muscles and joints. Swedish massage is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage therapy. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and Lymphatic flow, and flexibility while easing tension.
A light to moderate pressure is applied to the bones of the skull. Effective relief for: headaches & migraines, whiplash, concussion and head trauma.
Active Isolated Stretching®
This method provides an effective stretch for muscles and fascia. Optimal functioning is restored to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, lymphatic and blood vessels. Great for: joint replacement surgery, athletic injuries, repetitive strain injuries. Immediate, measurable improvements are seen and felt in range of motion and flexibility. Done over the clothes, without oil.
Special cushions allow you to lay face down during the treatment of low back and hip pain.
Try it at any stage of pregnancy.
Intra Oral Massage
For TMJ, headaches, mouth and jaw pain. Great for pre or post-dental work. The teeth are not touched, but the muscles and ligaments of the mouth and jaw are gently massaged to reduce inflammation, pain and tension.
Other types include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports massage, cranio-sacral therapy and pregnancy massage.
Not sure what you need?
Contact the office and we will match you with the therapist best suited to your needs.