Massage Therapy, one of the oldest healing art forms, is the practice of manipulating soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints) to enhance overall health and well-being. Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to work both the superficial and deep layers of body tissue until the restriction of the tissue is released and the pain is minimized. Not only does massage therapy affect the muscular system; it also affects the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, lymphatic, immune and nervous systems.
With skilled therapeutic massage positively affecting all these systems within the body, it's easy to understand why massage therapy promotes relaxation and eases emotional and physical stress.
Massage Therapy is now more readily accepted as an integral part of many rehabilitation programs, proving beneficial for many chronic conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, depression and more.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's) are trained to recognize a variety of specific symptoms and to deliver the appropriate treatment to relieve pain and stress through the skilled manipulation of soft tissue and deep tissue in the body.