Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a variety of patient in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability. Massage therapy can be beneficial to a wide variety of conditions.
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more!
Thermal Palms Massage
Thermal palms massage was developed in Ottawa, Ontario by massage therapist Hugette Long. Ms. Long developed this soft hand- held heat modality to cushion the effects of massage treatments with heat as well to cushion the boney prominences of the body. Thermal palms massage provides deep penetrating heat to muscles and joints during therapeutic massage.
Massage with long-lasting heat stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, the body’s rest and repair system. When the nervous system is calm, pain signals to the brain are reduced and the body is better able to recuperate. Heat improves the circulatory system, enhances lymphatic drainage, decreases post-massage tenderness, acts as a temporary analgesic, detoxifies and penetrates deep into the muscle tissue with minimal impact.
Graston Technique is a tool assisted soft tissue modality successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are chronic or acute and/or post-surgical. The Graston Technique offers many advantages to the patient such as:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent