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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 Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints.

 

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. Home remedial exercise advice will be provided by the RMT after the treatment.

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.

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s 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.

What medical conditions can massage therapy help?

The research being conducted on massage therapy demonstrates that it is an effective treatment for reducing chronic and acute physical pain. It can help you recover faster from injuries in the short term and reduce the need for pain medications and surgeries in the long term.

Therapeutic massage, in conjunction with directly treating physical pain, also alters your biochemistry; thereby dramatically improving your immune system, as well as boosting positive mood hormones. Stress has been said to be the root of as much as 80% of all diseases and is something massage therapy is know to help with. Getting a massage helps to reduce the stress hormones cortisol, raise feel good hormones dopamine and serotonin, and lower excititory hormones like nor-epinephrine and epinephrine.

Below is a list of various conditions massage therapy helps to treat either directly or in conjunction with a primary treatment.

 

  • Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Muscle sprains and strains

  • Sports injuries

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Depression

  • Common cold and flu

  • Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Breast Cancer & other types of cancer

  • Recovering from major surgery such as heart bypass surgery

  • Hypertension

  • Asthma & Bronchitis

  • Fibromyalgia