Toronto Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Occupational stress, muscular overuse, and chronic pain are all effectively treated with massage therapy.
Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability. Massage therapy can be beneficial in treating a wide variety of conditions.
Overall Wellness and Relaxation
Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and joint dysfunction and pain. Our RMT's can help restore flexibility and range of motion as well as increase overall wellness and relaxation.
Variety of Massage Therapy
Treatment can include myofascial release, Thai massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, and more. Our RMT's are skilled in a variety of massage techniques, and whether you're looking for a deep therapeutic treatment or simply a relaxing massage, we're confident we can meet your needs.
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North Toronto Health offers the best massages for its Toronto patients, and it’s not limited to just a single type of massage therapy. In fact, we offer a wide range of massage options to meet any type of massage requirement or preference. We can give a simple soothing massage or provide a therapy massage that can relieve many types of aches and pains.
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This is an extremely safe and highly effective hands-on massage technique. It involves the application of sustained gentle pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue. This is the web of connective tissue that spreads all over your body and which surrounds all your bones, muscles, organs, and nerve blood vessels.
With the gentle pressure, the fascia tissues can elongate so that various Myofascial restrictions can be eased. These restrictions can cause pressure that can limit your range of motion and also cause you pain. By using this technique, the pain can be relieved and your mobility may be improved.
Myofascial pain can have several possible causes. The pain and the Myofascial restrictions may be an inflammatory response, or trauma may be involved. In a few cases, the restriction may even be an unforeseen side effect of surgical operations. Regardless of how the restriction came to be, the purpose of Myofascial Release is to alleviate those restrictions.
Each Myofascial Release massage session is performed directly on the skin. It doesn’t involve the use of various tools like stones or rollers. In fact, the therapist doesn’t even use creams and oils. This direct hands-on method allows the therapist to detect the subtle fascial restrictions. Without any tools, the therapist is also able to correctly gauge the proper amount of sustained pressure to relieve the restrictions in the fascia.
Unlike Myofascial Release, Thai massage doesn’t require hands to skin contact when it is performed. You can actually opt to remain clothed, as the massage can be performed through your clothes.
You’ll just need to lie on a mat on the floor. You can be clothed although you should remove your shoes and socks. Then the therapist will press and stretch your body using their hands and parts of their legs (including the feet and the knees).
With this massage therapy, you can enjoy greater mobility and range of action and you can also relieve most types of musculoskeletal pain.
A Thai massage tends to look like a highly choreographed performance, when done by an expert. There are no sudden bursts of speed or rhythm in the massage action. Instead, very action flows smoothly into the next.
At first, you may find some of the actions (especially the thumb presses) as somewhat uncomfortable, but you should soon get used to the sensation. You may also be surprised at how the therapist can stretch your normally stiff body.
Afterwards you should feel refreshed and more relaxed, and you’ll also feel more flexible. Some patients have reported relief from various pains and ailments, including back pain, neck pain, and even constipation and headaches. It’s highly beneficial for just about everyone. You can be of any age and or body type, and you can still benefit from a good Thai massage.
This is perhaps the most well-known of all the Western massage therapies. For most people, it is an excellent way to relax your whole body.
The therapist does this by rubbing your muscles with extended gliding strokes. These are applied in the same direction of your blood returning to your heart. The techniques may also include using the hands and palms to apply circular pressure, tapping that resemble percussions, firm kneading, stretching, and bending. All these can really help you relax more fully, and it can be a very satisfying massage to get after a hard day’s work.
Its benefits go beyond just relaxation, even if that goal alone makes the entire massage therapy a greet procedure. The method also boosts the oxygen levels in your blood. This reduces the muscle toxins, improves your circulation, enhances your flexibility, and eases your tension.
A study published in the New York Times discovered that patients who received a Swedish massage for 45 minutes experienced a considerable decrease in the levels of their stress hormone cortisol. It also lowers levels of arginine vasopressin, which is a hormone that can also lead to higher levels of cortisol. And the massage can even boost the immune system so that you’re more able to fight off colds and the flu.
This is a Japanese technique developed a little more than a hundred years ago, but it is based on Chinese precepts that are more than 2,000 years old. Fortunately, you don’t need to follow the Asian concepts for the method to work. Western science has already noted that the massage can help people with various conditions. It can help against stress, depression, anxiety, it can relieve muscle pain and migraine, and it offers some relief for digestive and circulatory issues.
It is even used by cancer patients because it can relieve various symptoms of the disease and side effects of the treatments. It can improve the appetite, enhance the mood, and help patients sleep better and more easily.
Shiatsu is a complementary method, which means it works best as a therapeutic tool when used with other healing methods recommended by your doctor. To get the most from your shiatsu massage, you should avoid having a heavy meal before the massage session. Try not to tense up during the massage, and then afterwards you should relax for at least an hour after the massage. You should also stay hydrated so that the toxins released by the massage can be flushed out from your body.
All these massage techniques are very safe and can offer a lot of help for your health and wellbeing. Just tell your doctor about your massage plans if you have a major ailment, and discuss your options with your North Toronto Health massage therapist.