Massage therapists are registered and certified medical professional applies various degree of fixed or movable pressure and uses of group of manual techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of our body such as muscle, tendon, ligaments, skin and other connective tissues.
Massage therapy is one of the oldest health practice found in Chinese medical text written more than 4,000 years ago. Massage therapy has been advocated in western healthcare practice after Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”.
Massage therapy primarily applied with the hands, sometimes the elbows, forearms are used. The basic philosophy of massage therapy embraces the concept of “vis Medicatrix naturae”, which means “aiding the ability of body to heal itself”.
Massage therapy can be provided only by the Registered Massage therapists (RMT). They could treat the acute and chronic conditions.
Benefits Of Massage Therapy
After diagnosing your condition, we create a personalized physical therapy approach with evidence-based results. By administering hands-on physiotherapy, we aim to improve your joint mobility, muscle strength, body balance, and posture.
Swedish massage is the most common massage technique used. It is a system of gliding strokes, kneading and friction on the superficial layers of the muscles and sometime combines with the passive movements of the joints. Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension with greater pressure to deeper layer of muscle using strokes, direct pressure and friction. Sport massage is performed for the physical demands and purpose of enhancing the athlete’s preparation for sport and recovery from the sport activity. It is performed pre-event, inter-event, post-event and restorative. Neuromuscular massage is a form of deep massage that is applied to individual muscles. It is for primarily to release trigger points.
Massage therapy is a registered and licensed profession. Our massage therapists are trained in various massage techniques and types.