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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. Massage involves acting on and manipulating the client's body with pressure (structured, unstructured, stationary, and/or moving), tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Massage is well known as a soothing, relaxing way of relieving stress and tension. It can be an important part of a preventative maintenance program. Massage therapy also treats specific physical and medical conditions by relieving muscle tension, restoring muscle and postural balance, increasing circulation and improving tissue nutrition.
Massage includes Swedish massage techniques, rhythmic techniques, stretching, gentle movements of the joints, warm or cool applications, lymph drainage and fascial stretching.

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How does Massage Therapy work?

Massage therapy helps by:

  • Relaxing tight muscles and improving range of motion as shortened tissues are gently stretched and lengthened.
  • Improving posture and/or joint alignment, reducing stress to your injured areas and decreasing the probability of re-injury.
  • Reducing trigger points and increasing the pliability of scar tissue, making movement easier and more complete.
  • Improving blood and lymph circulation, reducing painful swelling, aiding in the elimination of accumulated toxins, and improving the flow of oxygen and healing nutrients to the tissues.

Because of its remarkable ability to relieve tension, increase circulation, and reduce pain and swelling, therapeutic massage can be a powerful ally in recovering from your injury and returning you to your pre-injury level of health and activity.

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What does Massage Therapy Treat?

Massage therapy is used to treat the acute and chronic stages of specific conditions. Our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) can help with conditions such as:

  • Stress
  • Tension & Migraine Headaches
  • Back & Shoulder Pain
  • Strain, Sprain, Tendonitis
  • Tingling & Numbness
  • Pregnancy related discomfort
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Torticollis/Wry Neck
  • Post Surgery, Post Stroke(CVA)
  • Peripheral Nerve Lesions
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome
  • (ITB) Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Prolapsed/Herniated Disc
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet
  • Conditions such as: Parkinson’s Disease,
    Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

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Is Massage Therapy Safe?

Massage is a natural, drug free, low impact way of helping the body unleash its own healing potential. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) are government regulated professionals and are bound by a code of ethics and standards of practice. RMT’s have completed a 2 or 3 year diploma from a recognized school, and must pass an exam set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. RMT’s are trained to understand many health conditions and adapt their techniques to provide a safe and effective treatment.

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What to expect from your massage treatment?

For best results, in the first appointment, your massage therapist will conduct a review of your health history and may perform postural and orthopedic tests to help determine the root of your problem. A personalized treatment will be developed from this information. To facilitate this, we recommend you book a one hour appointment for your first visit.

Health care should be client-centred and client-controlled.  Each session begins with a discussion of the proposed treatment.  You will be respected at all times in our care. As such, you will be covered by sheets using various draping techniques throughout the entire treatment. You are free to refuse or ask for changes to the treatment, or even stop the treatment altogether. 

Massage is not a “no pain, no gain” practice.  Some conditions may be painful, but we will always try to find a way to treat a client with the least amount of discomfort working within an individuals tolerance.

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