Registered Massage Therapy by Healthy Choice Massage Therapy Clinic
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a great option that can help you overcome various acute or chronic conditions associated with everyday stress or a muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Overall Wellness and Relaxation
Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and joint dysfunction and pain. Massage can help restore flexibility and range of motion as well as increase overall wellness and relaxation.
All types of Massage Therapies
Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, relaxation, myofascial release, sports, hydrotherapy applications, therapeutic exercise, pregnancy & post-natal, children, Thai massage, joint mobilization, and hot stone.
Treatment Focused Massage Therapy
Treatment Focused Massage Therapy involves a range of techniques and styles, such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and facial work, which focus on treating specific injuries and repairing the damage.
What to expect?
Treatment-focused massage therapy will often involve an assessment of the client in order to isolate the muscles that are functioning incorrectly and identify muscle and postural imbalances. Visit What to Expect page to learn more.
Whether you are coming for a treatment or a preventative reasons, massage is a great solution to keep your body healthy and well-balanced.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Is a firmer pressure massage that works on specific muscles and tighter areas. It helps relieve muscle spasms and any related pain while improving flexibility and posture. Deep tissue massage is intended to relieve firm tension in the muscle and the connective tissue.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Was developed in the 1700s by Swedish physician Per Henrik Ling. There are six different strokes used in Swedish massage. Effleurage (gliding/sliding), petrissage (kneading), vibration, friction, tapotement (percussion or tapping) and traction. The purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the blood’s oxygen flow and help in toxin removal from the muscles.
Trigger Point Massage Therapy
Deactivates trigger points that cause pain. Pressure is applied to relieve the pain and release a trigger point. This therapy method is recognized as an effective treatment for pain and is very useful in the relief of back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, sciatica, headaches, muscle pain, joint pain.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Is an alternative medicine therapy that focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness by relaxing contracted muscles and improving blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Prenatal Massage Therapy
Aims to relieve the physical discomforts associated with pregnancy especially in the lower back, neck and hips. Remember to check with your doctor before booking an appointment to ensure that massage therapy is right for you.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
During a hot stone massage, your therapist will perform Swedish massage techniques with the hot stones in the hands. The therapist will be changing stones as they cool down.
Postpartum Massage Therapy
It has been shown to be effective for a quicker recovery and better overall health. Postpartum massage is as important and beneficial for hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding.
Pediatric Massage Therapy
It helps in promoting relaxation, improves sleep and positively impacts growth and brainwave activity in growing bodies. It can also help to reduce the discomforts of colic and gas. Pediatric massage therapy takes into consideration each child's individual physical development, cognitive development, and health care needs.
Sport Injury Massage Therapy
Uses various massage techniques to improve recovery and performance, and reduce the pain in muscles, joints, and tendons as a result of the sporting activity.
Relaxation Massage Therapy
Is a special procedure that helps a person to relax, attain a state of increased calmness, or otherwise reduce levels of anxiety, stress or anger. It is often employed as one element of a wider stress management program and can decrease muscle tension, lower blood pressure and slow heart and breath rates.
Graston Technique Therapy
Is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument for soft tissue mobilization that enables the therapist to effectively and efficiently address soft tissue lesions and fascial restrictions resulting in restoration of pain-free movement and function.