Conditions Helped By Massage
Massage therapy, drawing its roots from ancient China and Egypt, continues to have a prominent place in today’s health care system. Massage therapy is the physical manipulation of soft tissues of the body. This serves to restore normal muscular tone and joint movement, reduce inflammation in the body, and repair chronic stress and strain on the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment for various ailments, injuries and chronic conditions such as:
- back, neck and shoulder pain
- headaches and migraines
- tendonitis, bursitis
- sprains/strains and sports injuries
- discomforts with menstruation
- face pain and TMJ dysfunction
Massage techniques aid in the elimination of metabolic by-products and toxins. This results in improved lymphatic drainage, greater oxygen and nutrient supply to the affected tissues. It also serves to decrease the amount of movement-restricting scar tissue often present in many chronically injured areas. Employing a holistic approach, these tools help the body manage and overcome outside stressors and injury the way it was naturally meant to. And besides, massage feels great!
Specific Massage Techniques
The massage therapists at the Momentum Healing Arts Centre are registered massage therapists that use a variety of techniques which are based mainly on deep Swedish tissue techniques. Cross-friction, trigger point therapy, muscle energy, stretching and joint mobilization are also used to release spasm and promote healing of the muscles.
Before any massage is given to a person for the first time, a thorough history is collected and an examination is given to ensure a good understanding of a patient’s complaint. The therapist will also work very closely with the Doctors of Chiropractic to give you a clear diagnosis and the best possible treatment for your condition.
Massage is always performed within the patient’s comfort and tolerance level. A good massage that penetrates deep into the muscles can actually be painful and pleasurable at the same time! Professionalism is a key issue in massage therapy. Patients are always covered with a sheet or blanket, and only areas being treated are exposed. Patients are never compromised in any way. One can expect safe, effective and caring treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist.