Massage Therapy is the practice of manual manipulation of soft tissues in the body from a scientific proven approach to maintain tissue health and treat various pain eliciting conditions. The aims and benefits include, but are not limited to the following:
Massage as a form of manual manipulation treatment has been used for thousands of years and some consider it the most primitive form of treatment, the simple act of rubbing a minor burn site is a form of massage application in itself! We provide the following types of massage therapy in Markham:
Swedish massage: This type of massage consists of five different strokes and styles including sliding, tapping, kneading, friction, and vibrations. Swedish massages are used for reducing joint stiffness, pain, and to improve function for people with osteoarthritis.
Hot stone massage: Water-heated stones are placed along the patient’s back while the therapist delivers various massaging techniques. The heat retained in the stones enter the body into the muscles, releasing any tension and relaxes the muscles.
Prenatal massage: Many women feel a lot of stress on their joints and muscles while they are pregnant. The extra weight of the child causes a change in your centre of gravity, which adds a lot of pressure and changes your posture, bringing your pelvis forward. Some of the uses for prenatal massages are to relax the muscles, improve circulation, improve mobility, and to reduce the soreness in specific areas.
Tui Na: It is a form of Chinese manipulative therapy that combines the uses of acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and Chinese herbs. The main objective of Tui Na is to get the energy (Qi) flowing through the body by massaging and stimulation of acupressure points to treat both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal injuries.
With the help of scientific research and diagnostic imaging, massage has been proven to be effective in treating and assist in managing a wide variety of conditions, both physical and physiological.