The practice of Massage Therapy is the assessment of the body's soft tissues and joints, and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints. This is achieved by manual manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. Massage Therapy treatments provide a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes both your health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. This hands-on treatment can help with both acute and chronic conditions, as well as be used as part of a preventative care or rehabilitative program for clients of all ages.
Benefits of Massage Therapy Treatments include:
Reducing or Eliminating Pain/Discomfort ∎ Improving Joint Mobility ∎ Increase Relaxation ∎ Improving Lymphatic Drainage & Circulation ∎ Reducing Muscular Tension ∎ Decrease Stress & Anxiety
Massage Therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to:
Anxiety & Depression ∎ Arthritis ∎ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ∎ Headaches ∎ Inflammatory Conditions ∎ Insomnia ∎ Post-Surgical Rehabilitation ∎ Pregnancy & Labour Support ∎ Sports Injuries ∎ Sprains, Strains ∎ Stress ∎ Tendinitis ∎ Whiplash
Prior to your initial Massage Therapy treatment at Grand Core Physiotherapy, your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will have you complete a confidential detailed health history and if necessary, perform an assessment of your current condition. The assessment may include neurological or orthopaedic tests and hands-on manipulation to identify your individual needs as well as any other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition. Your RMT will then develop an individualized treatment plan with you to ensure that you are receiving an appropriate treatment for the condition present and answer any questions you may have. Your RMT may also include in your treatment suggestions for home care such as exercises, stretching and hydrotherapy.
At Grand Core Physiotherapy, our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and has additional training in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Perinatal/Pregnancy Massage, Infant Massage, Cupping Therapy and Hot Stone Massage.