Massage Therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of Massage Therapy can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada1 and the American Massage Therapy Association2 show that millions of North Americans use it today.
Registered Massage Therapists use the application of various techniques to treat the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, friction, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body. Massage Therapists as well as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and nurses are all covered under the Regulated Health Care Professionals of Ontario3.
The “Physician’s Guide to Therapeutic Massage” shows that massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
Many people benefit from Massage Therapy. Whether you are in search of help in injury recovery and rehabilitation, looking for a healthful way to deal with day-to-day stress or simply interested in maintaining good health, Massage Therapy is a safe and effective form of health care.
Massage Therapy has been shown to provide relief from the following disorders:
Limited Joint Mobility
Chronic Muscle Fatigue
Minor Sports Injuries
Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders
Massage Therapy may also be considered an important treatment choice for the following conditions:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recurring Stress or Repetitive Strain Injuries
Note: More and more Massage Therapy is being prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatments for illness, injury and pain relief.
Who can receive Massage Therapy?
People of all ages, from birth to palliative care
Anyone with work related stress, strain or discomfort
Anyone dealing with stress, depression and immunity
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to Massage Therapy, we understand that you might have some questions. We are confident that we have the answers to your inquiries.
Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about Massage Therapy. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.