What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body as well as the gentle manipulation of joints. Massage Therapy is a vital part of health care and wellness.
Massage Therapy is an essential ingredient in the recipe for wellness. Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest forms of healing known, dating back several centuries. About 200 years ago, Sweden’s Per Henrik Ling melded Chinese therapies with traditional local techniques to create what is known throughout the world today as Swedish Massage.
What are the effects of Massage Therapy?
The effects of Massage Therapy are physiological and psycological in nature. Massage increase muscle flexibility and relaxation, it decreases stress levels, reduces pain, icrease circulations and it also plays a part in detoxification of the body by lymphatic drainage, massage boosts the immune system and can improve respiratory function. massage is comforting.
What are the benefits of having a Massage?
It is estimated that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high levels of stress. Eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in our fast-paced world would be ideal. Massage is proven to be an effective aid in the management of stress.
Regular massage therapy treatments can help lower stress, anxiety and pain and increase flexibility and wellbeing. It is an effective method for treating many conditions which include, but are not limited to:
- Neck shoulder and back pain
- Strains, sprains and muscle spasms
- Athletic injuries
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Pseudo-sciatica (piriformis syndrome)
- Improving the quality of sleep
- Increasing energy levels
- Improved concentration
- Increased circulation
- Reducing fatigue
Massage therapy is carried out by individuals who have completed about 2200 Hours of extensive study in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurology and clinical studies.These individuals have also taken rigorous board exams set up by the College of Massage Therapy Ontario (CMTO) and have been assigned the title Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Massage Therapist (MT), which is a protected title, massage therapists are regulated since 1993 by the Regulated Healthcare Professions Act (RHPA).
What to expect when you come in for a massage
For your initial visit a health History form will be filled out by you. To facilitate this please come in at least 15 minutes before your appointment. This will be followed by a brief talk with your assigned therapist where you get to ask questions about your treatment.
Massage can be performed with you dressed or undressed on the table. Your dignity is paramount, you, will be covered at all times, only the area the therapist is working on will be exposed for the treatment.
We specialise in deep tissue therapeutic massage and relaxation massage.