Massage therapy

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of soft tissues of the body to enhance the function of muscles and joints, improve the circulation of blood and lymphatic systems and help relieve pain. Different techniques are designed to rehabilitate, improve and maintain physical function. In addition to Swedish techniques, Massage Therapists are also trained in postural and ergonomic education. They also discuss orthopaedic physical assessments, specific deep tissue techniques and remedial exercise.

Registered Massage Therapists work in a variety of settings, often in conjunction with other health care professionals such as Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists and Athletic Therapists to achieve a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

Conditions that can be treated include:

  • Muscle spasms

  • Headaches, migraines

  • Whiplash

  • Low back pain

  • Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue

  • Neck and shoulder tension

  • Athletic injuries

  • Tendonitis and repetitive strain injury (RSI)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Respiratory problems

  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

  • Lymphatic disorders

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome