Massage Therapy

Massage therapy involves the manual treatment of soft body tissues to enhance a person’s health and wellness. The benefits of massage therapy are plentiful, and may include: relaxing the body, loosening tight muscles, increasing flexibility, decreasing chronic pain, relieving fatigued muscles, and calming the nervous system.

Types of massage:

Swedish Massage – A Swedish massage is a technique which is normally used as a precursor to treatment, and it promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.
Deep Tissue Massage – A deep tissue massage which uses slow movements and stronger pressure than a Swedish massage to treat the deeper layer of muscles and the fascia (connective tissues) that intertwine with the muscles.
Myofascial Release – A treatment of the fascial connective tissues, this treatment will help to restore a reduced range of motion in patients who are restricted due to connective tissue injuries.
Trigger Point Release – A deep pressure treatment that focuses on releasing specific muscle knots or irritated nodules in the muscle belly.
Joint Mobilization – A gentle, usually pain-free, technique used to improve overall joint health and increase an active pain-free range of motion.
Muscle Energy Techniques – An active form of stretching designed to target muscles that have reduced elasticity or muscles that are difficult to stretch alone.

Practitioners:

Glenn Steele, RMT.

Shannon Ross, RMT.

Katerina Gill, RMT.

 

 

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