Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapists in Ontario must complete rigorous schooling and complete provincial examinations to be registered under the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Demanding education trains future therapists to assess, understand and treat a limitless number of soft tissue conditions. Training includes an in-depth understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, assessment, treatment and exercise.
Massage Therapy is a manual manipulation of soft body tissues to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Massage Therapy can:
- support the relief of chronic problems,
- support the treatment of acute injuries as well as
- improve performance and overall health.
Massage Therapy supports the reduction in stress, promotes relaxation and increases your general well-being whether you live an active or sedentary lifestyle.
Athletes can benefit from massage therapy in:
- improving performance and success based on perfecting biomechanics through improved movement patterns,
- improving performance through oxygen maximization,
- optimizing body metabolism and
- recovery so that you are ready for the next training session.
There are many treatable conditions that can be supported by massage therapy.
If you are seeking treatment for a condition that you don’t see listed below, please ask us – if we cannot treat your condition we will put you in contact with a qualified professional who can help you achieve your goals.
Massage techniques are the tools used by the therapist to help you achieve your goals. Here is a summary of some of the techniques that can be used and its effects on your body.
Deep Muscle Stripping & Compression: Reduces and eliminates deep muscle pain
Relaxing & Gentle Muscle Kneading: Soothes tired and aching muscles
Percussion: Improves muscle perception and aids in congestion relief
Fascial Release: Releases adhered or poorly moving structures to improve range of motion
Myo-Fascial Release: Breaks down painful and restricting adhesions in muscles
Trigger Point Release: Specific point compression used to eliminate troublesome trigger points aka “knots”
Lymphatic Drainage: Aids in management of lymphedema and increases circulation
Joint Mobilizations: Restores lost range of motion and enhances joint health
Rhythmic Mobilizations: Alleviates holding patterns and restores posture
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation’ (PNF) Stretching: Increases muscle length and decreases muscle spasms
Traction: Relieves pressure and enhances health in the joint
Friction: Realigns scar tissue fibers
Due to a high number of last minute cancellations and missed appointments, any massage therapy appointments cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled appointment time will be subjected to a $50 cancellation fee per 30 minutes of appointment time.