Massage Therapy is hands-on treatment of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage therapy helps to relieve tension associated with postural strain, work-related and everyday stress, and over-use.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being.
The benefits of massage therapy include:
- Reduction of tension and/or pain
- Improved joint mobility
- Increase circulation
- Enhancement of immune function
- Increase lymphatic drainage
- Increased body awareness
- Psychological benefits (reduction of stress, anxiety, depression)
Massage therapy is a great adjunct to chiropractic care and helps to optimize pain relief when used in combination. Therapists at Definitive Chiropractic and Wellness Center work in collaboration with all chiropractors on site and with other health practitioners if required.
A Registered Massage Therapist is a professional who has completed a diploma program at a recognized massage therapy school and who has passed certification requirements offered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.