THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by: 

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving lymphatic drainage 
  • Reducing muscular tension

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions. 

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial. This list is not exhaustive but covers many common conditions. 

Anxiety and depressionAsthma and Emphysema
Back, leg, and neck painCancer symptoms 
Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)Chronic Fatigue syndrome
DislocationsFibromyalgia
Fractures and edemaInflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
HeadachesKyphosis and Scoliosis
InsomniaParkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosisPalliative care
Muscle tension and spasmPregnancy and labour support
Post-surgical rehabilitationStrains and sprains
Sports injuriesStroke
Stress and stress related conditionsTemporomandibular Disorders 
TendinitisWhiplash
Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs.

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