Massage Therapy Services
Initial visit: Includes consultation regarding the patient's medical history, as well as a thorough assessment (examination) of the current condition or injury. These are vital steps in treatment as the therapist uses this information to make an educated decision on the best approach to treatment.
Deep-Tissue: Designated to reach the deep portions of thick muscles, specifically the individual muscle fibers. Using deep muscle compression and friction along the grain of the muscle, its purpose is to unstuck the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and deeply held patterns of tension. Deep Tissue focuses on realigning skeletal muscles and connective tissue.
Therapeutic: The fundamental distinction between Therapeutic massage and other forms of body work, is the fact that it is performed on patients with injuries, trauma or chronic diseases.
Prenatal & Postnatal: Pregnancy massage not only relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight, but it also reduces swelling, soothes the nervous system, reduces fatigue, and enhances energy. In addition, pregnancy massage helps to decrease labour complications. Expecting moms can benefit from treatment during their whole pregnancy. It is recommended to continue with massage therapy after labour, as it enhances the recovery time.
Relaxation: Swedish/relaxation massage is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and well-being. This most basic massage focuses on deep relaxation which is achieved with minimum pressure.
Massage Therapy Benefits
Massage therapy provides effective therapeutic and relaxing treatments. Massage therapy can help with the following:
Decrease soft tissue pain
Increased range of motion
Massage treatments are personalized to best treat the individual patient through assessment and specialty testing.
Massage is effective in treating deeper structures and in providing relief for many common conditions such as:
migraine and tension headaches
chronic neck and shoulder strain
carpal tunnel syndrome