MASSAGE THERAPY

There are as many kinds of Massage Therapy as there are reasons for visiting a therapist. A massage can be a great way to relax a stressed body, injuries heal faster when massage is part of the treatment. As a co-treatment with Chiropractic or other therapy, a faster recovery may be possible.

TREATMENT DETAILS

Therapeutic needs vary from day-to-day, person-to-person, and for each one of those needs there is a massage type to choose from. With variations in pressure, technique, areas of focus and desired outcome, the right choice in technique will result in favourable outcomes.

Deep Tissue is similar to Swedish massage, but the technique focuses on the deepest layer of muscles to target knots and release chronic muscle tension.

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

For athletes of every kind, each therapeutic massage is specific to your sport of choice, with focus on a particular troublesome area like a knee or shoulder.

A popular therapeutic massage type which uses light to medium pressure to help relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote relaxation.

THERAPY PROCESS

Massage Therapy can be described as methodical friction, stroking or kneading of the body with the hands to relieve stress, promote relaxation, improve circulation and stimulate muscle function.

Massage therapists are professionally trained to assess and treat a wide range of conditions from sports and work-related injuries to stress, headaches and arthritis. Muscle imbalances associated with these conditions, whether due to postural stressors or overuse, can cause pain and stiffness. Massage therapy treatments focus on restoring muscles to supple, healthy state allowing for improved mobility and better support for your spine and joints.

A sense of renewed energy and relaxation is often felt in response to these treatments. Once treatment goals are met, a recommended schedule of massage therapy would be once a month to maintain the benefits achieved.