What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a hands on manipulation of the tissues of the body, these tissues are generally the muscles and connective tissue in order to enhance your health. Massage Therapy is based on modern concepts of anatomy, including a wide variety of modalities that go beyond the original framework of Swedish massage. At our Mississauga Massage Therapy Clinic, we help alleviate muscle discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain syndromes. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if begun early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
Massage has been shown to increase the body's production of pain-killing endorphins and the mood-altering hormone serotonin. It can also slow the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Tense muscles that may also compress blood vessels and stretch nerves, restricting blood flow and causing pain. As the affected area is massaged, the muscles gradually release their stranglehold on the irritated nerves, and the pain eases. The same mechanisms also make massage helpful in the recovery process for an injured muscle.
What Conditions do Massage Therapists Treat?
Massage therapy is typically paired with other therapies such as chiropractic therapy and physical therapy due to its revitalizing properties. Therefore massage therapy can treat many of the conditions physical therapy, chiropractic therapy and many other therapies address. These conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Anxiety and Depression.
- Pain in the Body (Back, Neck, Arm).
- Cancer Symptoms.
- Muscle Tears.
- Pregnancy/Labour Support.
- Sports Injuries.
How Can Massage Help You?
Massage therapy is a crucial discipline of health due to the effects it has on the body. The greatest effect that massage therapy has on the body is stimulating circulation throughout the body and relieving the tension of the tissue. Other benefits include, but are not limited to:
- Eliminating Muscle Pain.
- Eliminating Low Back Pain.
- Reduce Stress.
- Improve Immune Function.
- Enhance Respiratory Function,
- Reduce Edema (swelling) due to blocked lymphatic vessels.
- Soft-Tissue Injuries.
- Improving Lymphatic Drainage.
- Reducing Muscular Tension.
What Massage Treatments Are There?
Our massage therapy techniques place an emphasis on body structure and movement by organizing and integrating the body in relationship to gravity. This is done through manipulation of the soft tissues and/or correcting inappropriate movement patterns. All of our massage therapists are registered at our Mississauga massage clinics, and often work in tandem with our other health practitioners as an option to achieve the best therapeutic outcome for you.
Massage therapy at our Mississauga clinics include a wide variety of techniques such as:
- Sport Massage Therapy.
- Deep Tissue Massage.
- Prenatal and Postnatal Massage.
- Motor Accident Rehab.
- Myofascial Release.
- Swedish Massage.
- Soft Tissue Release Therapy.
- Shiatsu Massage.
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Massage Therapy at MyHealth Care Centre
The massage therapists at MyHealth Care Centre are fully certified and registered massage therapists and are up to date with the latest techniques. The therapists have had a great deal of experience and are able to cater to the needs of the patient, whether it be for athletic purposes or for relaxation purposes.
At MyHealth Care Centre, the massage therapists will create personalized treatments based on the individual’s initial assessment and health history. This will lead to optimal healing. Massage therapists at our clinic will ask for consent before working on any part of the body, regardless of if you are fully clothed, partially clothed. The massage therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during treatments, and treatments can be stopped whenever you feel uncomfortable. Lastly, your privacy is important to us and we will never disclose any personal information you tell us without written consent
At MyHealth Care Centre, our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. This in addition to the advanced techniques MyHealth Care Centre has to offer will allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.
We invite you to discover massage at our Mississauga massage clinics.