Massage therapy treatment has the therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.read more
Swedish massage is what many people think of when massage is mentioned. It uses long flowing strokes, deep kneading, surface friction and joint movement. Many therapists are trained in specialized techniques to relieve painful trigger points, relax contracted fascia (the muscles’ protective coverings), assist healing injured tissue and aid lymph drainage.
Assessment of Injuries
Massage Therapists assess and treat physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body, mostly by hand-on manipulation. Assessment and treatment can include orthopaedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise and client education programs.read more
Assessment of Injuries
After a thorough assessment to evaluate individual needs, therapeutic massage plays an important part of your road to optimal health by reducing/eliminating pain, improving joint mobility, improving circulation, reduction of muscular tension and increasing body awareness.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700’s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine with traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
- Lower Back Pain
- Muscular Spasms and Strains
- Stress Associated Muscular Tension
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction (jaw pain)
- Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatic Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Post-injury and Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pregnancy and Labour discomfort
- Inflammatory Conditions (Arthritis and Tendonitis)
- Circulatory Problems and Edema