Registered Massage Therapy
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. (Massage Therapy Act 1991)
Generally, massage therapy affects the circulation of blood and lymph, reduces muscular tension, affects the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhances tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
- reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- relief of muscle spasms
- increased flexibility and range of motion
- aides in relaxation and stress relief
- enhance the circulation of blood and movement of lymph
- faster healing for soft tissue injuries including a reduction in pain and swelling related to
- helps to decrease the formation of scar tissue caused by soft tissue injuries
- improvement in posture through changing tension patterns that affect posture
- reduction of stress and anxiety
Massage Therapy sessions are offered in 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 min durations, and is covered by most extended health care benefit plans. Check with your insurance company to see what your individual coverage is.
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