Massage therapy has several therapeutic benefits which make it a great compliment to Chiropractic care. A massage therapist is trained to assess and treat most soft tissues of the human body including muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Treatment is designed to physically stretch muscles, reduce muscle spasm, break down scar tissue and increase joint range of motion by encouraging proper muscle function.
Massage therapy also causes both an increase in blood circulation and an increase in lymphatic fluid circulation. Effective blood circulation can reduce swelling, increase the rate of healing, and facilitate better overall health and body function. Since the lymphatic system is essentially the immune system, increasing its circulation can increase the effectiveness of the immune response against pathogens and injury.
Massage therapy is also known to reduce emotional stresses through a decrease in muscle tension, and through the power of human touch.
Your initial massage therapy visit will include an intake form about your health history, a physical assessment and a treatment. A one hour appointment is neccessary for your first visit, after which you may select a one hour, forty-five minute or thirty minute massage. Following your initial treatment, your massage therapist will make recommendations regarding your future care needs.
*All fees include HST*