Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, as well as the joints.

Massage Therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Massage Can Help…

Injury: Massage can help heal injuries such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis caused by overuse or an accident. Massage techniques can limit scar formation in new injuries and reduce scar tissue in old injuries.

Painful or Tight Muscles: Massage can relieve many types of muscle tighness, from a short-term muscle cramp to recurring clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Massage techniques release tension directly by kneading the muscles, while stimulating your nervous system to allow your muscles to relax.

Pregnancy: Pregnancy Massage is specifically designed for the childbearing stage. It is a safe and effective method of easing common pregnancy discomforts as well as promoting fetal well-being. Massage can help you experience your changing body in a positive, accepting way.

Stress: Massage is one of the best antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life and in the process, reduces your likelihood of injury and illness.

Massage Can Also Help…

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Repetetive Strain Injuries
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pre/Post-Surgical and Post-Injury Rehabilitation

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when I go for a Massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a health history form. Your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on your health history, assessment findings and your treatment goals.

Do I need to undress for my Massage?

You may undress to the level of your comfort. Massage Therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they uncover only the area on which they are working.

Am I expected to talk during the Massage?

If you prefer to have silence, you may request so at the beginning of the treatment. The Therapist will, however, require feedback relevant to the treatment during the massage.

Is Massage Therapy covered by benefits?

Many private insurance companies cover Massage Therapy treatment as a part of their extended health care plans. Please consult your policy.