Massage therapy brings more to the table than temporary relief and relaxation. More medically recognized than ever before, massage is becoming the natural antidote to our challenging lifestyles. Whether we are dealing with burn-out from an over-taxed work schedule of long hours at the computer, endless trips driving the kids to a soccer game then dance recital then piano lessons, or a labour-intensive construction job, we are more challenged physically and mentally than we have ever been. With fewer hours, energy, and resources for passive recovery, massage is the perfect solution.
Massage therapy addresses tissue-trauma, exhaustion, burn-out, fatigue, and unbalanced muscle use—or over-use—caused by repetitive movement, motor vehicle accidents, sports injury, and other physical and mental stressors. The systemic impact of massage is especially beneficial for our muscular, lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems.
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
- Alleviates pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress
- Increases metabolism
- Manages chronic and acute pain
- Decreases healing time
- Repairs muscles and soft tissue more quickly with fewer restrictions
- Revitalizes energy and rejuvenates tissue health
- Promotes a sense of well-being
Massage therapy enhances the circulation of blood and lymph in the body which increases the distribution of oxygen and nutrients to the cells while removing the harmful bi-products of metabolism, exercise, and inflammation. Massage releases tension and adhesion in soft tissue promoting better flexibility, increasing strength, and heightening energy.
When you function better, you feel better.
Common Conditions that respond well to massage therapy:
Neck & back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, pains and symptoms related to pregnancy, tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, anxiety/depression, carpal tunnel, piriformis syndrome, TMJ, whiplash, sports injury, arthritis, sciatica, cancer, MS, work-related injuries and much more.
For best results, massage therapy can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will massage therapy benefit me?
Professional massage therapy can help you experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits.
How often will I need treatments?
Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries. Most muscle related injuries should see marked improvement after 3 treatments. Recommended maintenance frequency is once per month although some individuals would benefit from every 2 – 3 weeks.
Which regions of my body get massaged?
During the assessment you will also be asked to describe any chronic conditions that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed, and experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people may experience muscle soreness for a couple of days. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. During a session you will be fully covered with a sheet & a blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of the massage?
Yes. Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy. Some plans may ask you to first receive a physician's referral. Please check with your extended insurance company to determine specific coverage you have.
Do you offer massage gift certificates?
Yes. A massage is a great way to show someone how much you care.