Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a hands on approach to improving pain, injury and physical wellness.  It involves the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue and joints by a trained and certified, Registered Massage Therapist.  Massage therapy has proven to be an effective tool in the management and rehabilitation of a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions.  From the tip of your head to the soles of your feet a registered massage therapist has been trained to accurately locate your pain or dysfunction and apply an effective treatment for it.

In terms of sport, physical training and athletic performance, massage therapy plays two main roles:  

  1. Facilitating Recovery:
    • Reduce fatigue
    • Increase function
    • Reduce muscle tightness and soreness
    • Reduce post-exercise inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness
  2. Optimizing Performance:
    • Reduce fatigue
    • Increase function
    • Alter neurotransmitter levels
    • Decrease cortisol levels
    • Increase serotonin and dopamine levels
    • Increase mitochondrial biogenesis
    • Responsible for cellular energy production

Depending on the treatment approach, registered massage therapy can be used to provide relief for both acute and chronic conditions.  Some of the more common injuries we treat include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Concussion symptoms
  • Whiplash associated disorder
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle strains of the hip and leg
  • Sciatica pain
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis 

Massage Therapy for Athletic Performance