Massage therapy is an integral healing treatment in which the therapist assists the client in restoring, maintaining and enhancing their well-being. The practice of massage therapy includes the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body, and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain through physical manipulations. This helps to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. (adapted from Massage Therapy Act).
Massage can help and treat many conditions such as strains, sprains, whiplash, tendinitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, migraines/headaches, scoliosis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It also helps to reduce scar tissue, decrease edema, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome and/or sciatica.