Massage Therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
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 as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:
- Anxiety and depression
- Back, leg and neck pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Fractures and edema
- Muscle Tension/Spasm
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Sports Injuries
- Asthma and Emphysema
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Arthritis and Bursitis
- Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Prenatal and Post-Natal Care
- Strains and sprains
- Stress and stress related conditions
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by
- reducing or eliminating pain;
– improving joint mobility;
– improving circulation;
– improving immune system function;
– increasing lymphatic drainage;
– reducing depression and anxiety;
– reducing tension within muscles; and
– increasing body awareness.
Use an RMT, it’s in your best interest!
It is in your best interest to seek massage therapy from a Registered Massage Therapist. Why?
An RMT . . .
- has completed a 2-3 year diploma program at a recognized school of massage therapy;
- has passed an entry-to-practice examination that ensures they have the competencies necessary to safely and effectively offer massage therapy services;
- must participate in a Quality Assurance program with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, a program that assists in the maintenance of professional standards and quality of care;
- is accountable to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, through the complaints and discipline process, in the event that the services they provide do not meet the standards of practice;
- provides a receipt that will be accepted by your extended health benefits plan for reimbursement (provided your plan covers massage therapy).