As a licensed massage therapist specializing in therapeutical massage, Atefeh is uniquely qualified for performing massage for both medical and relaxation purposes. Atefeh has been a member of College of Massage Therapists Ontario for 4 years. Prior to that, she worked as assistant to the massage therapist and learnt a great deal about human anatomy in practice.
Under the direction of board-certified massage therapists, Atefeh provides manual therapy, deep tissue work, and active-release techniques to improve patients’ muscular/nervous systems and circulation.
Privileged to work with patients spanning diverse ages and presenting an array of conditions, Atefeh helps them recover from illness/injury, experience relief from chronic pain, and enjoy a greater quality of life. Since joining Healing Hands Healthcare, Atefeh has skillfully applied advanced techniques and modalities of scientific massage therapy to:
* Shorten recovery time for injured athletes
* Provide relief of muscle tightness caused by stress
* Help eliminate pain from neurotic, arthritic, and rheumatic conditions
* Assist in the rehabilitation of sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations
* Stimulate the circulatory system to reduce the post-surgery convalescent period
* Relieve paralysis, insomnia, migraine headaches, and other conditions caused by poor functioning of the nervous system
Throughout her tenure as a massage therapist at Healing Hands Healthcare, she has been recognized for her therapeutic skills, ability to build relationships with patients, effectiveness in working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams, and deep commitment to providing quality care.
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 the highest degree of integrity and dedication. Clients such as those involved in motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, sports injuries, or chronic conditions can benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy is also covered by most health care plans.
Massage therapists can help you with the following conditions:
* Postural dysfunction
* Pregnancy & labour discomfort.
* Circulatory Problem: poor circulation.
* Post-injury & post-surgical rehabilitation
* Respiratory problem: sinusitis, chronic bronchitis.
* Inflammatory condition: tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis.
* Carpal tunnel syndrome, piriformis syndrome, sciatic nerve pain.
* Stress & associated condition: poor sleep, tension headache, migraine.
* Muscle & related conditions: scar tissue, contusions, sprain, strain, whiplash-associated
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 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 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 Massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs as well as post-delivery aches and pain.
Scar Tissue Massage helps get rid of scar tissue and adhesions that occur as a result of injury, surgery, or repetitive motion.