ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY

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Doctors referrals are not required to book a treatment.

Please check with your Extended Health Benefits providers for their specific requirements. WorkSafe BC, ICBC, MSP Premium Assistance and Federal Blue Cross programs are all accepted, with prior arrangements.


Common conditions seen by massage therapists can include:

 

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Neck Pain
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Swelling and Edema
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Shoulder and Arm Pain
  • Sprains and Strains and Tears
  • Sports Performance Assistance
  • Lower Back Pain including Sciatica
  • Joint Pain – e.g. Knee or Elbow Pain
  • Muscle and Joint Stiffness and Tightness

 


 

Physical Benefits

  • Deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduced muscle spasm and tension
  • Greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased ease and efficiency of movement
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Better circulation of both blood and lymph fluids
  • Faster healing time from pulled muscles and sprained ligaments;
  • Reduced spasm, pain and swelling; reduced formation of scar tissue
  • Relief of tension-related headaches and backaches
  • Healthier, better nourished skin
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Stimulates endorphins – the body’s natural painkillers
  • Promotes health maintenance & well being

Psychological Benefits

  • Reduces mental stress
  • A calmer mind and felling of well-being
  • Relaxed and rejuvenated state of alertness
  • Increased capacity for clearer thinking
  • Increased ability for improving concentration
  • Enhanced self-image and improved morale
  • Reduction of anxiety levels and hypertension

Researched Benefits of Massage

  • Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced anxiety and depression, and reduced blood pressure, heart rate. The release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.
  • Relief from pain due to musculoskeletal injuries and other causes is a major benefit of massage. It can also relieve tension headaches.
  • Trigger point massage may be very beneficial in relieving back pain.
  • After massage, EEG patterns indicate enhanced performance and alertness on mathematical computations, with the effects perhaps being mediated by decreased stress hormones.
  • Massage also stimulates the immune system by increasing blood flow and lymph drainage.
  • Massage has been shown to reduce sub-clinical depression.
  • Massage has been used in an effort to improve symptoms, disease progression, and quality of life in HIV and terminal Cancer patients.
  • Improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues. It stimulates the production of blood cells and promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes. It helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that build up during exercise and relaxes muscle hypertonicity as well as relieves muscle tension.
  • Massage improves muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting for inactivity. Deep massage can separate fascial fibers, and prevent the formation of adhesions and helps reduction of inflammation and edema in joints and soft tissue. Massage stimulates increased proprieties and kinesthetic awareness of the body.
  • Massage assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It relaxes and tones the muscles preventing injuries, increases circulation and therefore improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all body cells. And above all it makes you feels great!

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