What's Massage Therapy All About?
The formal definition:
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
For each individual, Massage Therapy is about finding the best available Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) to assist you in responding to the demands of your life. This could include an initial assessment and appointments for treatments on an “as needed” basis. Golfer’s elbow in the autumn, low back pain after shovelling snow in the winter, or treatments to alleviate the early stages of carpal tunnel syndrome. A person with a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis could arrange for regular treatments to continually assess, care and avoid or lessen pain and dysfunction.