Massage Therapy , Therapeutic Massage or Medical Massage
has found its place in rehabilitative health care. Therapeutic
Massage is a logical choice for soft tissue injuries such
as strains, sprains, whiplash,low back pain, tendinitis, postural
conditions and post surgical situations. This hands on therapy
also holds its own from an illness prevention perspective.
The World Health Organization has determined that the most
prevelant cause of death in the developed countries world
wide is lifestyle. A primary cause/contributor of cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, hypertension etc. is “stress”.
This form of therapy has been researched and shown to reduce
the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ which is implicated
in many lifestyle diseases, sleep cycles, weight management,
hormone regulation and more.
Massage Therapy is ideally suited in managing the pain associated
with chronic soft tissue and joint conditions such as fibromyalgia
and osteoarthritis. Therapeutic Massage can be effective in
the treatment of mild depression and can assist in normalizing
sleep patterns. Regulation of the autonomic nervous system
is also an indirect benefit of regular massage therapy.
What can you expect as a client?
Your Registered Massage Therapist will go over your health
history with you to determine that massage therapy is the
best fit for your complaint. Together you will discuss the
treatment approach to be taken and what you might expect within
the treatment session. You will then be given privacy to disrobe
and lie on the treatment table covered with a sheet and blanket.
The therapist having discussed with you the treatment for
the day and receiving your consent, will apply a lotion to
the area to be treated and use soft tissue techniques to address
your complaint. Massage therapists are constantly adding to
their skill set to offer you the best care.
Massage Therapy is covered under many extended health benefits