Massage is often seen as an indulgence by most people, however, it is one of the most ancient treatment and therapy. Massage therapy is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, relax, stimulate and tone the body. When done by a registered massage therapist (RMT), the benefits are immense and a range of conditions can be treated.
How can Massage Therapy help me?
Massage therapy can provide relief in many different ways. Not only is it beneficial for medical conditions like aches and chronic pains, regular massage therapy can often strengthen the immune system and help prevent strains/sprains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension, resulting in structural weaknesses. It also stimulates the nervous system and helps reduce fatigue.
Apart from providing relaxation, massage therapy has several benefits:
- Lowered anxiety
- Relief for back pain
- Relief for leg pain
- Improved quality of sleep
- Decreased levels of the stress hormone
- Improvement of mood
- Reduced muscle tension
Some of the conditions it can help with are:
- Digestive Disorders
- Joint Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Chronic aches and pains
How Does Massage Therapy work?
Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment where the massage therapist uses hands to apply pressure to relieve tension and pain. The massage therapist works to treat muscles, joints, tendons, connective tissue and ligaments. Massage therapists are trained to assess the root of your pain and what is causing it. They help you understand the causes and treat them via massage treatments.
How long does it take for treatment to start showing results?
Massage can start relieving the symptoms right after the first treatment however, repeated treatments are usually required to gain full benefits. Your massage therapist can help you understand the treatment plan and answer all your queries about recovery.
Cost and Coverage: Most of our services are covered through employer, auto or disability insurance. Schedule an appointment to learn more about the different options that are available to you.