What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada and the American Massage Therapy Association show that millions of North Americans use it today.
Massage therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body.
Today massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment. The “Physician’s Guide to Therapeutic Massage” shows that massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Many people benefit from Massage Therapy. Whether you are in search of help for injury recovery and rehabilitation, or are looking for a healthy way to deal with day-to-day stress or simply interested in maintaining good health, Therapeutic Massage is a safe and effective form of health care.
Massage Therapy has been shown to provide relief from the following disorders:
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Limited Joint Mobility
- Muscle pain
- Chronic Muscle Fatigue
Therapeutic Massage may also be considered an important treatment choice for the following conditions:
- Mental Stress
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Circulatory Problems
Improve Recovery Rate
In addition, Massage is frequently recommended to improve the rate of recovery from injury.
- Minor Sports Injuries
- Recurring Stress or Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders
Note: More and more Therapeutic Massage is being prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatments for illness, injury and pain relief. Always seek the advice of your physician before starting any new treatments.
One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on rehabilitation of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Copeland practices a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints through manual adjustments, acupuncture and ART.
The various reasons to seek chiropractic care include:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Pregnancy Low Back Pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Workplace Related Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Reduced Range of Motion in the back, shoulders, neck, and or limbs
- General Health and Well-being
Learn more on our chiropractor information page here.
Offered by Christopher Caddey, RMT- Neurofunctional therapy appointments will be billed under ‘registered massage therapy’ for insurance purposes.
The neurofunctional massage therapy approach compared to the traditional massage therapy is quite different. Rather than spending a majority of the treatment using Swedish massage techniques, Christopher takes the time to do a comprehensive history and assessment which allows him to obtain information on why the pain and ache exist, and how and why movement is obstructed.
The sensation of pain is a very complex component to the body. The nature of pain is multidimensional, often comprising of more than just muscle and bones. Rather than just looking at the pain from a local perspective, Chris looks to discover the global causes, such as pain being stimulated from movement, emotion, physiological, habits.
Neurofunctional massage therapy can help implement treatment techniques to improve pain, movement, and performances. These treatments will involve specific movements, exercises, mobilizations of soft tissue nerves & joints, soft tissue techniques with micro conditioning & cupping, and electro acupuncture.
Every treatment is an education opportunity for the client to achieve more understanding on why they have discomfort. The basis of the information will come from following the route of anatomy from where pain/discomfort begins, looking for tissue changes, observing which systems are involved, and where intervention is needed to improve your movement, pain, energy.
A neurofunctional therapy approach are perfect for clients with:
· Chronic/Complex pain
· Acute pain
· Sport performances
· Sport injuries
· Persistent aches
· Healthy individuals who are looking to better themselves
· Assessments before an injury is present
To book a neurofunctional therapy session, please select “Christopher Caddey” on the online booking page.