Registered Massage Therapy:
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of treatment for musculoskeletal pain, and historians note references to Massage Therapy as early as 463 BC. Over the years, massage therapy has been refined, and has become more effective than ever.
Massage Therapy is manual treatment of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve, lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. The massage therapists at Burlington Sports and Spine clinic are trained in Swedish massage. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
Massage Therapy Can Help With:
- Back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Muscle spasms or strains
- Sports injury and related pain
- Whiplash and car accident pain
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
- Reducing Stress
- Swedish Massage Therapy for Pregnancy Related Pain
Massage Therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health and Professionals Act, 1991 (RHPA) and is a regulated profession. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are required to complete a extensive competency requirements outlined by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. All the massage therapists at Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic are Registered Massage Therapists.
You do NOT need a Medical Doctor referral to receive Registered Massage Therapy. Most extended health benefit plans include 80-100% coverage of Registered Massage Therapy. We at Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic encourage you to look at your extended health benefits package to see what your coverage is for Burlington Registered Massage Therapy.