What is massage therapy?
Moore Massage Therapy Stittsville
"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and the joints of the body …. The treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and the joints … by manipulation …. to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or pain relief."
Registered massage therapists (RMTs) are required to complete a 2200 hours degree and board exam before becoming a licensed health practitioner in Ontario. They must follow the rules and regulations and report to their governing body, The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario ( CMTO) For more information refer to the websites
Massage therapy has an effect on your WHOLE BODY and SELF
The manipulation of soft tissue has a therapeutic effect on your whole body in general that improves health and well being by acting on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Calms the nervous system
Reduces tension and anxiety
Improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to cells
Stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body's waste products
Massage therapy treatment for specific soft tissue and joint issues
- enhances the healing of damaged tissues
reduces scar tissue
restores length of muscles
restores strength of muscles
increases range of motion in affected joints
See what is Active Release Technique, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy. Sport Massage
Thus clients of all ages seek massage therapy to treat and prevent
: repetitive strain injuries eg, muscle spasm, tendinitis, sprains, strains,
: low back pain
: neck and shoulder tension and pain (tension headaches)
: adhesive capsulitis ( frozen shoulder)
: joint pain, arthritic conditions
: neurological deficits and pain ( thoracic outlet or carpal tunnel, sciatica/piriformis syndromes
: jaw pain ( TMJ dysfunction)
If you have any more questions about massage therapy, call 613 831 8374 and talk to one of our registered massage therapists at Moore Moore Therapy in Stittsville.