Massage therapy is a health profession that serves several purposes. The Registered Massage Therapist develops, maintains, rehabilitates, or augments physical function; relieves pain and promotes overall health; assesses the soft tissues and joints of the body, and manipulates them to treat and prevent physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders.
The benefits that can be achieved through regular therapeutic massage treatments can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as your quality of life. Massage therapy helps people of all ages, and can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. While it benefits people with different disorders, syndromes, injuries and stress, it is also used as a preventative therapy.
Our Registered Massage Therapist's provide therapeutic, relaxation and sport massage in a tranquil healing environment. Each treatment is unique to the needs of the patient.
Within the time booked, each appointment covers an:
Each client’s health history and treatment goals are reviewed in an interview at the beginning of their first appointment. During subsequent appointments, a brief interview is necessary before the treatment to gather any new information.
Some treatment goals are more complex than others and may require some orthopaedic and postural assessment to determine the cause of the symptoms and to measure progress.
Each treatment is unique to the needs of the patient. RMTs are trained in a variety of techniques - a combination of them are generally used. Whether you are coming for a relaxation massage or treatment of an injury, it is important to give feedback about the depth and pressure being used. Deeper is not always better, and sometimes less is more. Generally, the goal is to find the right amount of pressure for each spot where it is deep enough yet doesn’t cause the muscles to contract to protect.
Homecare exercises, lifestyle modifications, and/or a treatment plan may be recommended.
RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as:
Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people. However, there are three types of contraindication:
Please inform your practitioner if you have ANY of the following conditions. We want your health to be protected and for you to have a safe treatment. Thank you for taking the following restrictions as seriously as we do.
MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (requiring First Aid and/or send to Doctor/hospital):
Anaphylaxis, Appendicitis, Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke), Diabetic coma, Insulin shock, Epileptic seizure, Myocardial infarction (heart attack), Pneumothorax, Atelectasis, Severe asthma attack, Syncope (fainting), Contagious diseases, Significant fever (101F or 38.3C and higher), Shock (all types), Thyroid storm, Undiagnosed tumours or lumps, Acute intracranial hemorrhage, Recent skull fracture.
When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:
The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:
Massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the below cases it is best to have advice from your physician. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition.
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your Physician: