Massage Therapy can help a wide range of conditions,
~ Asthma / Emphysema
~ Back / Leg / Neck Pain
~ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Repetitive Strain)
~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Fractures / Edema
~ Gastrointestinal Disorders
~ Headaches / Migraines
~ Inflammatory Conditions (Arthritis, Bursitis )
~ Multiple Sclerosis
~ Muscle Tension / Spasm
~ Palliative Care
~ Parkinson's Disease
~ Post-surgical Rehabilitation
~ Postural Dysfunctions (Kyphosis / Scoliosis)
~ Pregnancy / Labour Support
~ Sports Injuries
~ Strains / Sprains
~ Stress and Stress related conditions
Additional modalities utilized;
(The use of heat and cold)
Hydrotherapy uses water in its solid, liquid or gaseous form, for its therapeutic effects. It also includes thermal applications such as thermophores (moist electric heating pads), cool cloths or freezable gel packs.
Effects of HEAT include;
Effects of COLD include;
May be performed during the treatment or prescribed as part of a self-care program.
Includes; Range of Motion, Stretching (Active and Passive techniques), Resistance Exercise and Suggested Progression of Remedial Exercise with Injury.
What is Massage Therapy?
The assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction.
It can be preventative or restorative, helping to maintain, rehabilitate, augment physical function or relieve pain.
Is Massage Therapy a Regulated Health Profession?
Yes!! Massage Therapy is a Regulated Health Profession and has firmly established its role as an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
Benefits of Massage Therapy?
~ Reducing or eliminating pain
~ Reducing muscle tension
~ Reducing depression and anxiety
~ Improving feeling of well being
~ Improving circulation
~ Improving joint health and mobility
~ Improving immune system functioning
~ Increasing body awareness
Massage Therapy Techniques?
Swedish massage involves a variety of techniques designed to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve joint and muscle mobility and function and create relaxation.
These techniques include;
~ Effleurage - gentle gliding techniques used on superficial muscles
~ Petrissage - lifting, kneading and squeezing of deeper muscles and tissues
~ Stroking - very gentle gliding technique with minimal pressure
~ Tapotement - rhythmic motions and tapping with the palm or edge of the hand
Other Non-Swedish Massage techniques utilized;
~ Diaphragmatic Breathing
~ Manual Lymphatic Drainage
~ Static Pressure Techniques
~ Cross-fibre Frictions
~ Fascial or connective Tissue Techniques
~ Joint Mobilization Techniques