What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is the systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and membranes.

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) have gone through 2200 hours of schooling which includes anatomy, physiology, remedial exercise and massage theory. Only after being successful on the provincial exams can a candidate call themselves an RMT.

Training and experience allows your RMT to offer you an alternative natural approach to regaining your health and well being.

What Massage can do for you!

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Relief from:

Headaches & Migraines
Sciatica
Whiplash
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Fibromyalgia
Discomforts of Pregnancy
Tendonitis/Bursitis
Respiratory Problems

Other Benefits:

Reduces Stress
Reduces Pain
Increases Metabolism
Improves Circulation
Improves range of motion
Helps to eliminate toxins from the muscles

What should I expect during my massage?

After completing a confidential health history, the therapist will discuss with you any medical conditions that you may have. Due to the wide range of effects that massage has on the body everything pertaining to our health is relevant. Together, you and your therapist will form treatment goals and discuss the best approach to your health care.

Your comfort during the treatment is of the utmost importance. The therapist will only uncover the area they are currently working on. After the treatment a home care program will be given making you an active part of your body’s healing process.

What is Active Release Therapy? (ART)

ART is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Conditions like headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few conditions that can be treated quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Schedule an ART appointment with Dr. Steve today!