Massage Therapy

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 pain1 (Massage Therapy Act, 1991). 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.

Massage therapy is an excellent form of treatment for :

  • whiplash
  • sprains and strains
  • sciatica
  • tendititis
  • muscle spasm
  • toticollis
  • temperomandibular joint disorder
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • plantar fascitis
  • degenerative disc disease
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • carpal tunnel syndromme
  • tension headache

It can also help decrease pain related to:

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • post-surgical pain
  • cancer
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue
  • pregnancy and childbirth
  • bursitis
  • migrains

And improve mental health:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • hypertension
  • improved sleep

Massage Therapy can be effective for people of all ages, from infants (right from birth) to the elderly.

Information from this site was taken from Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario and the Newfoundland Massage Therapist Association.