Registered Massage Therapy
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, Therapeutic Massage is a safe and effective form of health care.
What Does the Process Involve?
As in most massage therapy you will fill out a medical history form complete with disclosure of any conditions or complications that have arisen as a result of sporting activities or other causes. Together, you and your therapist will discuss your activity agenda and what you wish to get out of your massage therapy. An effective treatment plan will be devised that deals effectively with your condition. The frequency of your visits will vary according to your needs. Your therapist may also recommend specific exercises to be performed at home.
Massage Therapy has been shown to provide relief from the following disorders:
• Back pain
• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
• Limited Joint Mobility
• Chronic Muscle Fatigue
Therapeutic Massage may also be considered an important treatment choice for the following conditions:
• Anxiety Carpal
• Tunnel Syndrome
• Mental Stress
• Circulatory Problems
Improve Recovery Rate
In addition, Massage is frequently recommended to improve the rate of recovery from injury.
• Minor Sports Injuries
• Recurring Stress or Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada and the American Massage Therapy Association show that millions of North Americans use it today. Massage therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body. Today massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment. 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.
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