The purpose of massage therapy is “to prevent, maintain, rehabiitate or augment physical function or relieve pain” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).
Massage Therapy is carried out by Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and sports clinicians.
Massage therapy isn’t just for relaxation – although it can be great for that as well. Massage therapy improves circulation, joint mobility and flexibility, and can decrease many common ailments such as stress, muscle tightness, aches and pains - even anxiety and depression.
Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment for many conditions, from sprains/strains/pulls, muscle tension, or tendonitis to disc herniations, ADD/ADHD, sports injuries, and the aches & pains associated with pregnancy.
Many people are looking for an alternative to pain medication, which is why Complementary/Alternative Health Care is quickly gaining in popularity. Above all, massage therapy is an amazing and powerful tool in preventative health care.