Massage is a very safe and effective therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain, stiffness or injury. By utilizing manual techniques to mobilize soft tissue, treat restrictions causing pain and normalize these tissues, the body reduces its response to pain. It decreases inflammation and increases the release of good chemicals and hormones, produced in your body, that promotes healing.
Massage improves lymphatic flow and drainage and improves neurological function. It improves blood flow and reduces tension.
Massage can decrease harmful chemicals in your body produced by stress. It will also increase feelings of relaxation while removing the tension from the body tissues.
There is increased mobility and range of motion with improved joint function following a treatment with a skilled practitioner.
Massage therapy can be used for a specific treatment or used in a preventative way to improve general health and boost the immune system.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of health care, not just in North America but around the world. It has stood the test of time because it is safe and effective. In Ontario, massage therapists are well trained and must be registered to practice (having successfully passed a written and practical test).
Common conditions treated by massage:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Leg or arm pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Joint pain
- Pre and post surgical pain
- Scar tissue
- And more…