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registered massage therapy


what are the 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.

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by: 

Reducing or eliminating pain

Improving joint mobility 

Improving circulation 

Improving lymphatic drainage

Reducing muscular tension

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various 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

Asthma and Emphysema

Back, leg, and neck pain

Cancer symptoms 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)

Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Dislocations

Fibromyalgia

Fractures and edema

Gastrointestinal disorders

Headaches

Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis

Insomnia

Kyphosis and Scoliosis

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Muscle tension and spasm

Palliative care

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Pregnancy and labour support

Sports injuries

Strains and sprains

Stress and stress related conditions

Stroke

Tendinitis

Whiplash

can I see a registered massage therapist even if I don't have pain?

Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs.


 

is registered massage therapy covered by insurance? 

YES!  A massage treatment from our registered massage therapist is covered by most extended health benefit plans.