Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a hand’s on treatment that dates back over 300 years in which your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) acts on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Much like a Chiropractor, your RMT will establish a personalized regime based on your initial assessment. Massage therapy can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation and lymph flow. By relaxing muscles you will see improved range of motion and increased endorphins, which can enhance healing, especially when used in conjunction with your chiropractic care. Massage therapy is used to treat stress-related physical conditions such as anxiety and depression, headaches and migraines, and repetitive stress injuries as well as the healing of scar tissue, respiratory issues, back pain, and pregnancy related discomforts.
A technique that concentrates on the deep layers of the muscles and fascia to treat conditions such as chronic pain, low blood pressure, and stress as well as rehabilitates injured muscles.
A technique that uses gentle massage techniques for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of waste fluid that can occur naturally, but more often after lymph nodes are removed during certain surgeries.
When performed properly, massage therapy during pregnancy can be used for relieving muscle tension and pain as well as stimulated blood flow in the lower extremities.
One of the oldest forms of massage therapy, relaxation massage uses slow and smooth gliding strokes to relax you. It is common for you to fall asleep as it is gentle and does not focus on points of tension.
Touch is the very first sense to develop in the womb, and is baby’s first form of communication. Attending infant massage sessions will help you gain confidence as you learn to bond with your baby through nurturing, intentional touch.