Registered Massage therapy services include Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, pre/post natal, lymphatic drainage or relaxation massages
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 as well as your quality of life.
Registered massage therapy distinguishes itself from other forms of massage practice, in that it is recognized under provincial health legislation, and as a result many extended health care plans provide partial or full coverage per treatment, often with a maximum total allowed in a year. Consult your health insurance company or policy guide regarding coverage details.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Your therapist has realized the need for a balance between treatment-based massage therapy and relaxation massage, and strives to give her clients the benefit of both.
* Swedish massage
-has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving joint function It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation and symptoms related to stress.
* Deep tissue massage
- designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connectivetissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury.
* Myofascial release
- manual massage technique for stretching the fascia (a connective tissue that surrounds muscles, joints and other structures in the body) and releasing bonds between fascia and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain and increasing range of motion.
* Pre/Post Natal massage
- massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. The aim of Post-natal massage is to give nurturing and emotional support as well as alleviate the muscle strain of labor and childbirth.
* Lymphatic drainage
-a very gentle type of massage therapy used to drain excess fluid from the body and improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic (immune) system. It is most commonly used to treat Lymphedema, which is characterized by the blockage of lymph nodes in the arms and legs.
* Relaxation massage
-is a soothing and stress-relieving massage. With Swedish or Deep Tissue techniques, you will benefit from increased blood circulation, relaxationof tight muscles and calming and centering of the mind.