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.
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 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:
Anxiety and depression
Back, leg, and neck pain
Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Fractures and edema Gastrointestinal disorders
Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
Kyphosis and Scoliosis
Muscle tension and spasm
Sports injuries strains and sprains
Stress and stress related conditions
Pre and post natal
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.