Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy improves blood circulation, which can help reduce swelling from injuries and enhance the function of the lymphatic system. The increased circulation helps flush toxins from injured muscles and alleviates aches and pains.

Our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) provide manual treatment to the muscles and soft tissues and joints of the entire body with different techniques for therapeutic gain.

Massage Therapy helps break down adhesions from scar tissues and can improve range motion and flexibility. It also helps a variety of complaints such as stress, headaches, tendonitis, stiff joints, sciatica, sprains, strains, and injury due to repetitive overuse of muscles. Pain and discomfort due to pregnancy can be effectively treated through massage therapy as well. For those Athletes or weekend warriors, massage reduces injury recovery time and delayed onset muscle soreness.

Who are Registered Massage Therapists?

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are highly trained and skilled health care provider. Licensed RMTs go through 3,000 hours of vigorous education and training. Their knowledge includes human anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, and manual therapy techniques to help safely and effectively restore function, reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Our RMT utilizes different techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and remedial exercises.

Whether you are suffering from an acute injury or a chronic musculoskeletal dysfunction, or you are looking for general relaxation for your body and mind, massage therapy can contribute to your optimal health and function. Our RMT also provides treatment for pediatrics and women during pregnancy (pre and post partum).

The is the professional body for the RMTs of British Columbia. The MTABC liaisons with health authorities including WorkSafeBC, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Pacific Blue Cross and other agencies. Established in 1946, MTABC continues to provide leadership and direction to develop and advance the massage therapy profession. The MTABC also gathers evidence on the uses of massage therapy through research projects and the ongoing collection of massage therapy research articles.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is one of the most widely used and effective techniques to release severe tension in muscles and connective tissues. This type of massage works on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, and have sustained physical injury can benefit with this type of technique. The sessions are sometimes intense as the massage therapists work both top and deep layers of tissues. It is not uncommon to have deep tissue pain replaced with a new muscle ache, but it usually disappears in a day or two.

Swedish Massage

As the main therapeutic technique of massage therapy, Swedish massage uses five styles of slow, flowing firm strokes. These are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has proven to be very effective in relaxing tight muscles, and increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage. This technique is focused in symptom relief, as a result, you will experience less pain, less stiffness and improved range of motion.

Myofascial Release

This technique focuses on reducing fascial adhesions between the musculoskeletal structures. Fasica is an unique type of connective tissue that is found throughout the body to provide structural support and protection to injured tissues. If not treated properly, fascial problems can lead to dysfunction, reduced mobility and pain.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy works effectively on muscle knots or nodules. These are often found in sensitive muscles and may be responsible for a large variety of physical problems. Sometimes they can create referred pain that is felt somewhere else from where the knots are found. The treatment can be a combination of general massage and localized pressure techniques to areas affected with knots. These pressure techniques are the most common method used to remove knots. Once they are removed, it relaxes the muscle and results in improved muscle performance, as well as reduction or total elimination of the referred pain.

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