Massage Therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. Massage increases circulation to the muscles and skin, enhances function of the immune system, decreases pain and helps lower blood pressure. Decreases swelling due to injuries or arthritis Relaxation of chronically contracted muscles.
Conditions that Benefit from Conditions that Benefit from Massage Therapy
- Acute and Chronic pai
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Headaches and Jaw Pain TMJ
- Motor vehicle accident related symptoms
- Constipation and G.I problems
- Pregnancy and infants
- Sports injuries
More than passive therapy:
While Registered Massage Therapists specialize in manual therapy at Kingsway Health, we believe that the best results occur when patients actively participate in their rehabilitation. Along with our treatments, we design patient-specific stretching and strengthening programs to help correct muscular imbalances. We also educate patients about posture and stress management. Massage is versatile and can be the perfect complement to other forms of therapy (ie: physiotherapy, chiropractic, fitness training and sports specific rehabilitation).
Shayne Henderson, B.Kin, R.Kin. R.M.T. is a Registered Kinesiologist through the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and a Registered Massage Therapist through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.