ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY

WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY:

To find a current definition of massage therapy is difficult; the 5,000-year old definition of “kneading the body” still stands.  Registered Massage Therapists do so much more than “knead” the body.  The body is comprised of connective tissue and RMTs are trained to understand, mobilize, and work with this medium.  From that, one may branch into several different areas of practice, such as sport’s massage, craniosacral therapy, manual lymph drainage, etc.  Simply put, RMTs  work with the soft tissues of the body in a way many professions do not.

Simply put, the one-on-one time a client receives from their therapist is the largest differentiating factor between RMTs and other manual therapy professionals.

THERAPUTIC MASSAGE:

A Registered Massage Therapist is allowed to treat specific conditions as set out by the College of Massage Therapist’s of British Columbia (CMTBC). As Therapists, we are trained to determine and correct musculoskeletal injuries or dysfunction, to treat the symptoms resulting from such dysfunction, and to help the body relax by breaking the pain-tension cycle.

Not only is an RMT qualified to provide “hands on therapy,” but is also trained in rehabilitative exercises and homecare programs comprising hydrotherapy, stretching, strengthening, and postural exercises.

When striving to achieve and maintain long-term results due to musculoskeletal injury, home care and remedial exercises are a key component.

MASSAGE DIRECTLY IMPACTS ALL OF OUR BODILY SYSTEMS, INCLUDING:

• Skeletal System

• Muscular System

• Articular (joints) System

• Cardiovascular System

• Lymphatic (immune) System

• Respiratory System

• Digestive system

• Urinary System

• Endocrine (hormones) System

• Nervous System

• Integumentary (skin) System

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY:

• Decreases Stress

• Decreases muscle spasms and pain of injuries

• Decreases/relieves chronic pain

• Decreases fatigue and muscle tension

• Increases circulation thereby increasing the removal of cellular waste (toxins)

• Increases soft tissue and joint flexibility

• Increases injury healing time

• Headache relief

• Increases athletic performance

• Strengthens the immune system

• Increases overall health and skin nourishment

CONDITIONS BENEFITED BY MASSAGE THERAPY:

Asthma

Athletic Injuries

Arthritis

Bronchitis

Buergers’ Disease

Bursitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cerebral Palsy

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Pain

Constipation

Contractures

Contusions

Cramps

Degenerative Disc Disease

Digestive Disorders

Dislocations

Dupuytrens’ Contracture

Dysmennorhea

Edema

Emphysema

Entrapments &

Compression Syndrome

Facet Lock

Fibromyalgia

Fibrositis and Fibrosis

Fractures

Frozen Shoulder

Gout

Headaches

Hemiplegia

Herniated back (disc)

Iliotibial (IT) Band Contracture

Impingement Syndrome

Insomnia

Knee injury

Low Back Pain

Migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle Tension / Spasm

Muscular Dystrophy

Neuralgia / Neuritis

Osteoporosis

Osteoarthritis

Paralysis

Parkinson’s Disease

Pes Planus

Plantar Fasciitis

Poliomyelitis &

Post Polio Syndrome

Postural Deformities

Pregnancy

Raynaud’s Disease

Scars

Sciatica

Scleroderma

Scoliosis

Spastic Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Sprains

Strains

Stress related disorders

Synovitis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Tendonitis

Tenosynovitis

TMJ Dysfunction

Torticollis or Wry Neck

Varicose Veins

Whiplash

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