What is Massage Therapy?

​Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body, to affect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain.

Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

 

If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.

 

Benefits of  Massage Therapy

  • Reduces / eases pain

  • Decreases stress and anxiety

  • Improves circulation

  • Improves immune system functioning

  • Increases lymphatic drainage (reduces swelling)

  • Reduces depression

  • Reduces muscles tension (strains and sprains)

  • Increases body awareness

Conditions Which Massage Therapy Helps Alleviate

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Back, leg and neck pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (repetitive strain)

  • Edema (swelling)

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia

  • Muscle tension and spasm

  • Multiple Sclerosis ("MS")

  • Post surgical rehab

  • Sports injuries

  • Stress and stress-related conditions

  • Tendinitis

  • minor Brain Trauma Injury

  • Concussions

 

  • Asthma and emphysema

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Inflammatory conditions (such as arthritis and bursitis)

  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Palliative care

  • Pregnancy and labour support

  • Strains and sprains

  • Stroke

  • Whiplash

© 2013-14 by Marni MacDonald, RMT. 

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