Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of treatment for musculoskeletal pain, and historians note references to Massage Therapy as early as 463 BC. Over the years, massage therapy has been refined, and has become more effective than ever.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is manual treatment of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve, lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. The massage therapists at Burlington Sports and Spine clinic are trained in Swedish massage. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
Is Massage Therapy Regulated?
Massage Therapy is regulated under the Regulated Health and Professionals Act, 1991 (RHPA) and is a regulated profession. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are required to complete a extensive competency requirements outlined by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. All the massage therapists at Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic are Registered Massage Therapists.
Massage Therapy for Pregnancy Related Pain
Studies indicate that massage Therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labour outcomes. Massage therapy addresses various needs through various techniques which aim to relax muscular tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through pressure applied to the tissues. The Massage Therapists at Burlington Sports and Spine clinic are trained in Prenatal Massage and is recommended to help address many of the common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory problems brought on hormone shifts.
Sport Massage for Prevention, Recovery and Injury Rehabilitation
Sport Massage is the application of specific massage techniques to an athlete with the goal to enhance the athlete’s preparation or recovery from event, race or game. AS well, The BSSC Sport massage Therapists help with the recovery and rehabilitation of injuries from the physical demands of training and competition through deep tissue, exercises and other techniques. Our Therapists can apply these techniques in our clinic, or on site at games and events where we treat active individuals from grass roots to Olympic and professional level competitors.
No Referral Needed for Massage Therapy
You do NOT need a Medical Doctor referral to receive Registered Massage Therapy. Most extended health benefit plans include 80-100% coverage of Registered Massage Therapy. We at Burlington Sports and Spine Clinic encourage you to look at your extended health benefits package to see what your coverage is for Burlington Registered Massage Therapy.