Registered Massage Therapy

massage1Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

 

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments. 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 as well as your quality of life.

Massage works by encouraging your body’s natural healing processes, reducing injury healing time as well as being an excellent form of preventive health care.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures and edema
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Tendinitis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Palliative care
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stroke
  • Whiplash

Massage Therapy is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

Source: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario