Registered Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapy is a traditional form of therapy that can be an important part of rehabilitation and whole-body relaxation and recovery. Massage therapists are experts in making people feel relaxed in their environment and working with them to ease tension and alleviate pain. A registered massage therapist is very knowledgeable about muscular anatomy, the nervous system, connective tissue, the circulatory system and pain science. By understanding how all of these systems work individually, and how they are interconnected, a massage therapist can work with you to better understand your pain and provide skilled hands-on therapy to promote health and well-being as it relates to those systems.

Smiling senior woman receiving a massage at the spa
Caucasian woman physiotherapist strectching the leg and knee of a mid-adult chinese female patient sitting on a massage table

In your initial visit, your massage therapist will conduct an assessment that will help you both better understand your therapeutic goals, and what should be involved in your care plan. This session gives you the opportunity to get to know your therapist, as well as gives your therapist a chance to understand your past experience, health history, and the specific goals you have related to massage therapy. In subsequent treatments, you and your therapist will work through your established care plan, progressing towards those goals and modifying treatments based on your needs.

There are many different types of massage, and together, you and your therapist will determine what style of massage will best suit your needs and desires, as well as what will best for targeting the dysfunction or injury you are presenting with. Conditions and secondary symptoms that massage therapy can help with include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Increased Muscle Tension
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • During Pregnancy (Prenatal Massage)
  • After Pregnancy (Postnatal Massage)
  • Swelling and Edema
  • Lymphatic Disorders
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Hip and Leg Pain
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • General Aches and Pains
Young man is enjoying massage on spa treatment