Massage therapy is an effective form of care for several types of soft tissue disorders and conditions, or, just as an aid for relaxation. Massage is effective as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with chiropractic care.
Many patients will see one of the therapists prior to seeing me which helps to not only have them more relaxed, but loosens the muscles so that the adjustment can be easier, for both myself, and the patient. All our therapists are registered in B.C. and part of the provincial association and have completed its training and licensing requirements.
In registered massage therapy, a massage therapist works and kneads the soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues include muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. The massage therapist will vary the amount of pressure and movement they use to tailor the treatment to your tolerance and what they are trying to accomplish.
Studies of massage benefits have found massage can:
- Help reduce stress.
- Lessen pain and muscle tightness.
- Increase relaxation.
- Improve the work of the immune system.
There are many types of massage therapy with Swedish massage being the most common form. It is therapeutic in nature and is designed to aid muscles in becoming more flexible and pliable and retaining these properties with successive visits. Our registered massage therapists are also trained in other forms including deep tissue, myofascial release, reflexology, shiatsu and hot stone massage. Check out http://www.rmtbc.ca for more info.