Safe, Smart & Effective Health Care

Did you know that over 75% of medical physicians in British Columbia refer their patients to a Registered Massage Therapist?1 Aside from being very effective in relieving stress, there is scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions.

Prevention

Regular Massage Therapy plays an effective part in your health maintenance program.

Some examples of general wellness care include pre or post-natal care (pregnancy), stress management, sports training, injury prevention and performance enhancement.3

Benefits

  • Reduces tension within muscles
  • Reduces or eliminates pain
  • Improves immune system function
  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Increases lymphatic drainage
  • Increases body awareness

Conditions that can benefit from massage therapy.

  • Anxiety and depression,
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash2

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.4


1“Condition Types.” The Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia. June 5, 2009. http://www.massagetherapy.bc.ca/general/patients/conditions_types

2“The benefits of Massage Therapy”. The Ontario Massage Therapy Association. June 5, 2009. http://www.omta.com/default.asp?ID=866

3“Condition Types.” The Massage Therapy Association of British Columbia. June 5, 2009. http://www.massagetherapy.bc.ca/general/patients/conditions_types

4“Benefits of Massage Therapy.” The Ontario Massage Therapy Association. June 5,2009. http://www.omta.com/default.asp?ID=866