REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY- (RMT)
The Registered Massage therapy offered at Our Osteopathic and pedorthic clinic is unique because of the extensive experience in the field that usually comes after many years of practice.
Our clinic can provide variety of different massage therapy techniques depending on the nature of your problem. They can include: sports massage (pre and post event), therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, and mix osteopathy with massage techniques.
Since, 1991 Massage therapy is a regulated profession in Ontario under the R.H.P.A and Massage therapy act. Its scope of practice is arranged and protected by the governing body the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. Massage therapists manipulate soft tissues of the body including: muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints to create therapeutic effect and improve health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.” College of Massage Therapists’ scope of practice”
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage therapy is very effective way to address muscloskeletal problems weather the issue is sport or work related.
This form of treatment has wide spread benefits that can therapeutically affect mental and physiological body function. Its healing benefits can be felt in some cases after first or a few visits.
Massage therapy benefits include:
- Increase in blood and lymph circulation
- Removes stress and releases serotonin and endorphins – positive hormones that flood the blood and assist in healing and happiness
- Decrease inflammatory state
- Alleviates muscular and joint pain
- Brakes down adhesions and scar tissue
- Restores joint range of motion
- Improves flexibility
- Decreases irritability
Massage therapy provides treatment for a different muscloskeletal conditions including:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Compression syndromes- carpal tunnel or thoracic outlet syndromes
- Sleep problems
- Sports injuries
- Work injuries
- Tendonitis- tennis or golfers elbow
- Postural challenges
Massage therapy is very effective in treating old adhesions and scar tissues, since they impede proper tissue movement and energy flow as well as range of motion of the affected areas.
Wide variety of techniques can be used during your visit, the list includes: trigger point therapy to break down tender points or muscle knots, myofascial release to break adhesions and scar tissue, Swedish massage to increase circulation and relaxation, and gentle stretching and joint manipulation to restore motion and flexibility.
FIRST MASSAGE THERAPY VISIT
During your 1-st or any visit our experience is put to action and through skillful observations and listening so the high quality treatment is reached.
Care is taken during every part of your treatment, from the beginning until the end.
You will be asked to fill out confidential case history form so we can analyze and create treatment plan. You will be able to discuss your concerns and informed about proper draping. Depending on what issue you might have some orthopedic test will be performed to evaluate your condition. During the treatment you can advise the therapist about your comfort level and if you wish to have the pressure greater or lower. After the treatment it is recommended to drink lots of water to help to get rid of the toxins.
At the present time massage therapy is not covered by OHIP.
However most work benefits provide coverage for massage therapy for you to use it. As policies may vary, patients are encouraged to check their policies.
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