Registered Massage Therapy
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, no one wants to be out with an injury. A Registered Massage Therapist applies deep tissue work or soft tissue manipulation to help prevent and treat injuries and keep your body in top shape.
Although these images of massage are by no means a misconception, they certainly don’t illustrate the whole picture. Massage is no longer just a light rub down. The number of skills and techniques being employed by massage therapists is constantly expanding, providing you with a more comprehensive treatment to improve your wellbeing.
Massage therapy continues to be a hands-on therapeutic technique that focuses primarily on the body’s soft tissue (skin, muscles, fascia, etc), while producing positive effects on the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. General massage boasts many benefits to the whole body including: relaxation, decreased pain, decreased muscle tension and spasm , reduced scar tissue and adhesions within and between muscles and fascia, and improved circulation, nourishing muscles and removing waste products from tissues. Different techniques offered by your massage therapist will focus on different structures in the body and address different problems. Deep tissue massage, rolfing and visceral manipulation are among some of the techniques used at our clinic.
Why go to massage therapy?
- to reduce pain
- to improve function by increasing mobility, ease and flexibility of tissues
- to release adhesions (AKA tissues that are stuck)
- to assist in general relaxation
- to improve visceral (organ) function