Massage therapy is the strategic, manual manipulation of soft tissue practised by Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) to help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and promote healing.
Often working in conjunction with physiotherapy and / or chiropractic to provide complete holistic care, massage therapy – be it therapeutic or relaxing, works to ease overused and tense muscles, remove accumulated toxins, and stimulate the nervous and circulatory systems.
Massage therapy patients achieve relief from pain and discomfort – helping them to lead healthier, more active lives through the following therapeutic techniques:
A therapeutic approach to treatment in which the practitioner manually works deep into the soft tissue and muscle to reduce pain and tension while increasing general motor, nervous and circulatory function.
Prenatal massage encompasses a variety of massage techniques adapted for the anatomical changes experienced throughout pregnancy.
During all three trimesters, regular prenatal massages are designed to promote a woman’s body wellness and awareness, and may not only encourage relaxation, increased blood flow, and the flushing of toxins, but may also relieve such common pregnancy concerns as insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, sciatica, swelling of the hands and feet, carpal tunnel pain, and headaches, stress and depression.
Through a combination of various deep tissue massage and assisted stretching techniques, sports massage is used to improve blood flow and neurological activity, increase muscle efficiency and performance, and improve flexibility and range of motion while reducing soreness and the chance of future injury.
A gentle, full body treatment to reduce stress and tension while inducing an overall state of relaxation and harmony in both the body and mind.
Disc pain can present itself as a dull and constant ache, or as a sharp and very intense sensation. The discs in the neck and back can be damaged in many different ways, including:
Orthopedic massage focuses on the soft tissues and muscles surrounding the joints of the body, and is specifically designed to return joints to their normal range of function as they recover from injury or surgeries.
While it aims to alleviate the source of bodily pain and tension using alignment, pin and stretch, and release techniques, the main goal of orthopedic massage is to rehabilitate the affected tissues while also helping to prevent future injuries.
This technique is ideal when treating such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, whiplash, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis and ACL injuries or surgeries.
A specialized technique involving the use of plastic or silicone cups (creating a negative pressure vacuum drawing up the soft tissue) to break up and loosen deep muscle and connective tissue bindings and adhesions. This low discomfort therapy is ideal for treating traumatic and repetitive stress injuries, while promoting an increase in circulation and range of motion, decrease in inflammation, and improved tissue pliability.
Encouraging the movement of lymph fluids throughout soft tissues, lymphatic drainage is a form of gentle massage to help remove waste and toxins from the body.
This treatment is beneficial for those suffering from:
- Swelling or Edema
- Skin disorders
- Digestive problems