Harwood Chiropractic & Massage Therapy provides a non-invasive treatment that can be beneficial in correcting tissue dysfunctions and improving general function. Massage Therapy can increase circulation as well as lymphatic flow which increases the exchange of nutrients and wastes within the tissues, relaxes muscular and connective tissue allowing more tissue and joint flexibilty, releases tension, alleviates pain, breaks down soft scar tissue and adhesions, stimulates glandular tissue, reduces mental and physical fatigue, promotes tissue healing, and is helpful in improving overall health. Massage Therapy is benefical to people of all ages and can be used to relief a variety of conditions.
A Massage Therapist Can Help With:
|• Acute & Chronic Pain||• Frozen Shoulder and Tendonitisdfdsf|
|• Sport Injuries||• Headaches and Migrains|
|• Circulatory Issues||• Muscle Stiffness, Injury & Spasm|
|• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia||• Post-surgical & Post-injury Rehabilitation|
|• Discomfort related to Pregnancy||• Sciatica|
|• Arthritis||• Rotator Cuff Injury and Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow|
Understanding Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is defined as a group of systematic and scientific manipulations of the soft tissues of the body performed with the hand for the assessment, treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints. It is used to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or to relieve pain. Treatment may include the use of hydrotherapy, stretches and exercise. Massage helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain syndromes. It can reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury. Massage is used effectively as a form of preventative medicine.
Massage Therapy is one of 23 Healthcare professions federally governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), which protects the rights of the consumer to safe, effective and ethical health care. Massage Therapists are licensed in Ontario by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and have the professional titles of “Massage Therapist (MT)” or “Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)”. These titles identify that the therapist has completed the provincial training and educational requirements and is licensed to practice.
Hot Stone Massage
It is said that there is a healing power to the warmed basalt stones by many cultures for numerous centuries. The combination of Swedish massage and the heat from the stone is used to reduce muscle tension and to provide deeper relaxation of the tissues and individual . This technique allows heated basalt stones to be positioned on the client’s body. Stones can also be positioned in the palms or between the toes. A registered massage therapist can use the warm stones to utilize a variety of massage techniques to relax the body. The weight and sensation of these stones can provide both physical and mental comfort.