Registered Massage Therapist - Bristol Rehab & Medical clinic

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapist

Massage is the application of pressure on the body in order to relieve muscle tension. This form of therapy has existed in a variety of cultures throughout history. Massage therapy relieves the body from muscular pain and stiffness as a result of routine physical activity.

Massage therapy has numerous benefits associated with it. These include:

  • Pain Relief
  • Relief from stress, anxiety and mental fatigue
  • Improved relaxation
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Promotion of healing in the body
  • Reduction in muscle cramping
  • Increased flexibility and range of movement
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system which is responsible for the removal of waste material from the tissue
  • Reduction of scar tissue after surgery
  • Improvement in overall health and well being

 

How Can Our Massage Therapists Help?

The massage therapists at Bristol Rehab & Medical Clinic are certified by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. They also continue their education to stay up to date with recent developments in clinically proven massage therapy techniques. At Bristol Rehab, our team of massage therapists works together to provide comprehensive rehabilitation therapy massage services.

Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) are experts in handling various conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Whiplash/head injuries
  • Sports related injuries
  • Muscle spasms, strains and sprains
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most well-known and commonly practiced form of massage in the western world. Rather than focusing on energy flow, Swedish massage is based on anatomy and the physiology of the body. A professional masseuse following this technique begins the massage with general strokes before shifting focus to specific problem areas. Swedish massage has been shown to have a positive impact on blood circulation, stress release, and skin nourishment.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on deeper muscle tissue and involves more pressure compared to Swedish massage. The massage therapist will target muscle knots in the deep layers of the muscles. This type of massage may be suitable if you are suffering from chronic pain or carpal tunnel, for instance.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the usual Swedish massage coupled with scented oils. The feelings created by these scented oils are soothing to the body and aid with relaxation. Before receiving an aromatherapy treatment, confirm that the oils do not contain anything you are allergic to.

Pregnancy Massage

Mothers can face huge stress and pain both before and after childbirth. Massage during pregnancy is known as prenatal massage, while after pregnancy it is called postpartum massage. Both types of massage have specific requirements, particularly the prenatal massage. A certified physiotherapist will know the exact points of the body to focus on and which points to avoid. Research has shown that receiving massage therapy treatments during and after pregnancy can help relieve stress and pain.

Cupping Massage

Cupping therapy is an ancient massage technique, which differs from typical massage therapies. Cupping massage therapy involves the use of glass, plastic or bamboo cups to pull the muscles outwards using suction. A vacuum is created by attaching cups to the body at various locations and sucking the skin upwards. This technique has been shown to help in joint mobilization, inflammation, localized healing, and blood circulation.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a technique in which the physiotherapist uses hot stones to target hard-to-loosen muscle knots. The technician places water-heated basalt stones on specific areas, in addition to using their hands to massage other parts of the body. This therapeutic technique can help relieve chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and stress. Be sure to confirm with your doctor that this therapy is suitable for you if you suffer from any blood or heart-related disease.

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