Massage Therapy Info

The definition of massage therapy, according to Ontario’s governing association – College of Massage
Therapists of Ontario:
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body,
specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of
optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and wellbeing
by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be
developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of
stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Some of the benefits you may receive with regular massage treatments include:
• Relieve headache and migraine pain
• Reduce muscle spasm, tension and stiffness
• Help improve posture and increase body awareness
• Improve range of motion
• Reduce the effects of stress
• Improve circulation
• Promote wound healing and reduce swelling; reducing downtime from injuries
Conditions treated:
• Functional Scoliosis
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Medial Epicondylitis, Lateral Epicondylitis
• Trigger Finger and Dupuytren’s Contracture
• Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD, TMJ)
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Frozen Shoulder
• Whiplash
• Sciatica & False Sciatica
• Strains & Sprains
• Tendonitis
• Rotator Cuff injuries
• Asthma
• Constipation
• Sleeping Disorders
• Scar tissue/adhesions
• Shin splints
• Achilles Tendonitis
Sometimes after a treatment, you may feel sore or tender for a couple days, although this does not
always happen. Having a bath with epsom salts (1 full cup) will help to decrease any post treatment
soreness, as will increasing water intake for the next few days.
Remember to allow the body time to heal. The muscles have been manipulated and “knots” worked
out, so give yourself a day or 2 before going full steam into a difficult workout or rigorous sporting
activity.

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