About Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is the fusion of the ancient traditions of body treatment and the scientific disciplines of anatomy, physiology and therapeutic treatment. Massage Therapy has long been used successfully to treat and manage issues such as stress, circulatory and common ailments such as headaches. Modern Massage Therapy in Downtown Toronto has incorporated research to increase the scope of practice to range from injury prevention to aiding in the healing of post-surgical procedures. Massage Therapists in Toronto Downtown, especially at Dundas University Health Clinic, now work closely with other alternative practitioners such as chiropractic, chiropody, and physiotherapy to deal with day-to-day maintenance of the physical health of their clients. As well, post-surgical procedures such as knee replacements or the handling of circulatory issues related to cancer are all within the realm of what a Massage Therapist can now address.
Whether dealing with repetitive strain and posture-related issues, stress or injury your Massage Therapist can now create a treatment plan to get you back to a healthy state or create a new level of health and mobility not previously available to the client.
Besides Massage Therapy in Downtown Toronto, DUHC also offers other health services such as chiropody, acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic care, physio therapy and many more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints in order to relieve dysfunction (RMTAO). Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the musculoss, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health (CMTO).
A Massage Therapist Toronto Downtown uses a therapeutic palpation (touch) to assess and treat the soft tissues of the body, using a variety of manual therapeutic techniques. Each RMT brings a different approach to the table based on their experience and knowledge. Massage therapists also make use of lotions/oils and massage tables/chairs when commencing treatment.
What Services Do Massage Therapist Provide? Massage Therapy Downtown Toronto is varied in its application depending on the patient’s needs. A massage therapist may meet with a patient and assess their desired goals through treatment. This provides the massage therapist the information they need to form a treatment plan for the patient to properly address their needs. Massage therapists can also specialize in many different types of massage with varied techniques that address different sets of issues.
Massage therapy is a natural approach to good health through treatment, prevention and relaxation. It can also benefit those with a wide variety of conditions, and benefits many facets of the patient’s health and wellbeing. Massage therapy is exceptionally important for aiding with stress-related conditions, muscular overstressing, and extended periods of physical pain.
A massage therapist is responsible for ensuring that their clients feel welcome and comfortable. They must keep their clients informed of the treatments they offer and guide them while choosing the best fitting treatment plan. This is achieved by discussing with clients about their goals and expectations from massage treatment. After analyzing the client’s health history, the massage therapist is then responsible for using their accumulated knowledge of their client to develop a safe and effective treatment plan and explain it to the client and obtain consent before proceeding with treatment.
Massage Therapy Downtown Toronto offers a wide variety of benefits, including basic health and wellness as well as treatment for certain conditions. Massage therapy is able to help:
• Improve circulation
• Enhance relaxation
• Relieve pain
• Ease muscle tension
• Maintain / increase joint mobility and flexibility
• Address and prevent injuries
• Bolster immune system
• Lower sympathetic firing
• Develop good posture
• Anxiety and Depression
• Asthma and Emphysema
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Inflammatory Conditions
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscle Tension and Spasm
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Pregnancy and Labor Support
• Sports Injuries
• Strains and Sprains
• Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
All RMTs in Ontario are trained in Swedish massage techniques. However, how the techniques are applied depend on the needs, health history, and physical condition of the client. There a variety of different modalities Massage Therapist Toronto Downtown can perform such as deep-tissue massage, sports massage, geriatric massage, pre/post-natal massage and more. Each treatment should be developed after a client consultation
No. If there is a medical reason for treating some sensitive areas, specific consent must be obtained. Prior to that, the reasons, risks and benefits must be explained clearly to the client.
A general suggestion for treatment frequency would recommend a treatment every 2-4 weeks. However, treatment frequency depends on the goals and needs of each client. Each RMT will have their own insight on how often to get treated or how long a treatment plan should go on for.
The body is 70-90% fluids! And the more water we drink, the more ‘fluid’ our fluids are, and that allows for better circulation through arteries, veins, and lymph vessels! As a massage therapist performs treatments, waste materials are released by the muscles. By drinking water, these waste materials are able to be flushed out due to increased circulation rather than settling back into the body.
Yes. Other than being an effective benefit to your wellbeing, a physician may recommend massage therapy to further aid in recovery or treatment for an existing condition.