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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist can offer significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for diverse patient populations.

Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from acute or chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall well-being. It can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, physical manifestation of mental distress and many persistent pain syndromes.

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Improving lymphatic drainage

  • Reducing muscular tension

Massage therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma and Emphysema

  • Cancer

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Dislocations

  • Edema

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Inflammatory Conditions

  • Insomnia

  • Lymphoedema

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Muscle Tension and Spasm

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Pregnancy and Labor Support

  • Sciatica

  • Scoliosis

  • Sports Injuries

  • Strains and Sprains

  • Stress and Stress-Related Conditions

  • Stroke

  • Tendinitis

  • TMJ issues

  • Whiplash

Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management and more!
 An overall picture of your current health and a detailed health history will be included in the initial intake in order to design a treatment plan that’s right for you. If it is determined that your condition would be better treated by another healthcare professional, the appropriate referral will be made.

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