Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists are regulated health professionals that focus on soft tissues in the body. Specifically, massage therapy is a hands-on treatment technique that involves manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body. In our clinic we offer a variety of treatment techniques (see below). Massage therapists can employ these techniques to assist with recovery from injury, to restore tissue function or to decrease stress and tension.

Types of Massage:

  • Swedish Massage- is the most common form of massage and consists of relaxing long smooth strokes, kneading, squeezing and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle
  • Deep Tissue Massage- specific focus on deep layers of muscles, fascia and other tissues using slower strokes and/ or friction techniques
  • Shiatsu/ Acupressure- a form of Japanese massage that uses localized finger pressure in a rhythmic pattern on acupuncture meridians, which are believed to be the body’s energy pathways
  • Sports Massage- focuses on treating and preventing sports related injuries and enhancing athletic performance by optimizing muscle/ soft-tissue function
  • Pregnancy/ Prenatal Massage- focus on reducing stress/ anxiety, relieving muscle aches and pain and reducing swelling with specific awareness of proper body positioning during pregnancy
  • Reflexology- involves of application of pressure of specific pressure points on the foot that correspond to systems and organs of the body

Benefits of Massage:

  • relieves muscle tension, stiffness, spasms
  • reduces scar tissue
  • enhances joint flexibility and range of motion
  • improves circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids
  • improves athletic performance
  • improves posture
  • reduces stress, anxiety and enhances sense of well-being
  • reduces pregnancy related discomfort
  • improves immune system function
  • general relaxation