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 through the use of Massage Therapy. Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.

 

Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

 

People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:

- Back pain

- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis

- Stress relief and stress-related conditions (by decreasing cortisol levels)

- Enhance immune function

- Headaches and migraines

- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains

- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

- Circulatory and respiratory problems

- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation

 

A typical massage therapy session is between 40 and 90 minutes. Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. Any personal and health information you provide is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable. Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a Massage Therapist as part of their extended health care plans. Please consult your policy.

 

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