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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment of your body’s soft tissues to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness.

Massage has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction, pain and stress can be relieved or prevented.

Our registered massage therapists can help alleviate your discomfort from everyday stresses, injuries or illness. It is shown to reduce stress, relieve pain from headaches, migraines, and muscle tension, improve flexibility and circulation, and strengthen your immune system.

Five reasons you should try massage therapy:

1

Relief from postural stress

Sitting in a chair for a prolonged time, hunched-over looking at a computer screen can cause significant stress to your neck, shoulder and back muscles. Massage therapy once or twice a month will help your muscles to relax, which reduces neck and shoulder tension.

2

Reduces muscle pain

Muscle tension from exercise can be eased with a massage by increasing circulation, which helps reduce pain.

3

Reduce stress and anxiety

Research has found that stress can affect every part of your body. When you carry too much tension, it inevitably leads to muscle stiffness and pain. And according to the Mayo clinic, it’s also linked to headaches, fatigue, stomach problems, and difficulty sleeping. When you enjoy a relaxing massage, you’re doing your stressed-out body a favour.

4

Helps you get a good night’s sleep

Many patients turn to massage therapy when battling insomnia. Massage triggers specific acupressure points, which reduces anxiety and allows your body and mind to relax. Massage also stimulates serotonin, which is important for regulating a healthy sleep cycle. Most importantly, massage therapy is a drug-free and natural remedy for sleep apnea.

5

Boost your immune system

A study reported on by the New York Times determined that a single traditional massage session produced measurable biological changes, including:

  • Decreased levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. Stress, particularly chronic stress that continues over long periods of time, is one of the major causes of illness and disease. It breaks down your body little by little and makes your more susceptible to getting sick.
  • Decreased levels of arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can increase cortisol production.
  • Increased number of lymphocytes, the white blood cells that fight off infection.

Massage therapy also promotes healthy lymph flow and enhances your blood’s circulation, two systems that help you get rid of unwanted invaders.

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