What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a method of healing that uses an applied pressure and manipulation of the soft tissues including the muscles, ligaments and tendons. A massage therapist is educated and trained to provide muscle relaxation and relief from pain, by using various massage techniques applied by their hands, forearms, fingers and elbows. There are many different styles of massage including Swedish and deep tissue, among others, each which provide therapeutic effects on the neuromuscular, circulatory and hormonal systems of the body. The hands-on treatment provided by massage therapists is an essential part of any complementary healthcare program.
Why seek massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has many therapeutic benefits for both acute and chronic conditions. Whether you are looking to relax and de-stress, reduce muscle tension, or find relief from pain or injury, a regular visit to a registered massage therapist can provide the physical well-being necessary to live a stress- and pain-free life. Massage therapy positively benefits the overall function and health of people of all ages and can also assist in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, headaches, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, soft tissue strains and sports injuries.
What can I expect from a visit to a massage therapist?
During your initial visit for massage therapy, the massage therapist will design an individualized treatment plan based on a brief medical history and your areas of concern. The massage therapist will use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to ensure the treatment plan of choice is the most appropriate. Depending on the registered massage therapist, they may be specialized in a particular style of massage such as deep tissue massage, swedish massage, shiatsu massage, hot stone massage or pregnancy massage. Swedish massage is a whole body therapeutic massage targeted at relaxing the muscles and joints where as deep tissue massage, focuses on stretching fascia and working to the deeper layers of connective tissue and muscles to release adhesions and chronic muscle spasms. Regardless of which style of massage you choose, the therapeutic effects will indefinitely benefit your overall health and well-being.
Why choose Wellington Chiropractic?
At Wellington Chiropractic, we aim to provide the very best in clinical care and the highest level of evidence-based manual therapy. Our massage therapists are highly skilled in the treatment, and prevention of a number of conditions and keep current and up-to-date by attending various conferences and workshops. Our clinic offers exemplary care in a low-pressure, laid back and friendly environment. We take great pride in been providing the best possible care in order to help patients achieve a more active, comfortable and pain-free life. Best of all, we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, just steps away from the financial district, St. Lawrence Market, The ACC, and both Union and King St. Stations. We are also conveniently open 6 days a week to ensure that our services will be available to you during any busy time.