Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy has been practiced worldwide for more than 5000 years. However, it has only been in the last 100 years or so that it has been recognized as part of the mainstream healthcare system.

It is a natural instinct to ‘rub away pain’. We all do it, often without even realising. Massage Therapy assists blood flow and the lymphatic system by stimulating the sensory receptors of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissue. It assists the body to “turn on” the nervous system, where all healing takes place. This process reduces swelling, promotes relaxation, increases flexibility, encourages endorphin release and stimulates or soothes nerves.

There are many benefits of Massage Therapy including:

  • reduced pain
  • increased range of motion
  • improved circulation
  • improved immune system
  • increased lymphatic drainage
  • reduced stress and anxiety
  • increased body awareness

Conditions treated with Registered Massage Therapy include:

General well being:

  • stress reduction
  • headaches/migraines
  • postural dysfunction
  • trigger points
  • muscle spasm

Injuries:

  • wounds/burns/scars
  • frozen shoulder
  • sprains/strains
  • whiplash
  • fractures
  • dislocations
  • motor vehicle accidents
  • sports injures

Inflammation:

  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • tendonitis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • bursitis
  • carpel tunnel syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction)
  • Piriformis

Degenerative conditions:

  • degenerative disc disease
  • arthritis
  • spinal stenosis
  • overuse syndromes

Massage Therapy Scope of Practice

The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.
(MassageTherapy Act, 1991)