Registered Massage Therapy

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