Massage therapy offers many benefits to people of all ages with different conditions. Massage therapy can be defined as a variety of manual techniques designed to decrease muscle tension, improve circulation, decrease fatigue/stress, and improve joint mobility and overall well-being.
Massage therapists are trained and regulated health care professionals in Ontario. Our massage therapists at Healing Hands Healthcare Inc. are all licensed and registered practitioners with highest degree of integrity and dedication. Clients such as those involved in motor vehicle accidents, work place injuries, sports injuries or chronic conditions can benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy is also covered by most health care plans.
Massage therapist can help you with the following conditions:
- Stress & associated condition: poor sleep, tension headache, migraine.
- Inflammatory condition: tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis.
- Muscle & related conditions: scar tissue, contusions, sprain, strain, whiplash associated disorders.
- Circulatory Problem: poor circulation.
- Respiratory problem: sinusitis, chronic bronchitis.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome, sciatic nerve pain.
- Post-injury & post-surgical rehabilitation.
- Pregnancy & labour discomfort.
- Postural dysfunction.
Types of Massage
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage which is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, such as athletes, and patients who have sustained physical injury. It is also not uncommon for receivers of Deep Tissue Massage to have their pain replaced with a new muscle ache for a day or two. Deep tissue work varies greatly. What one calls deep tissue another will call light. When receiving deep tissue work it is important to communicate what you are feeling.
Lymphatic Drainage which is a holistic approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells when they are under attack by viruses. Though fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping mechanism. Lymphatic Drainage is a type of therapy that is intended to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.
Pre-Natal and post-natal Massage
Pre-Natal Massage which is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs as well as post delivery aches and pain.
Scar Tissue Massage
Scar Tissue Massage which helps get rid of scar tissue and adhesions that occur as a result of injury, surgery, or repetitive motion.