A Balanced Approach Therapy Centre
Comprehensive Health Management
Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from Health Canada show that millions of North Americans use it today.
Massage therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body.
Today massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment. The "Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage" shows that massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
Therapeutic massage is a safe & effective form of healthcare
Many people benefit from Massage Therapy. Whether you are in search of help for injury recovery and rehabilitation, looking for a healthful way to deal with day-to-day stress or simply interested in maintaining good health, Therapeutic Massage is a safe and effective form of health care.
Massage Therapy has been shown to provide relief from the following disorders:
Limited Joint Mobility
Chronic Muscle Fatigue
Therapeutic Massage may also be considered an important treatment choice for the following conditions:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Improve Recovery Rate
In addition, Massage is frequently recommended to improve the rate of recovery from injury.
Minor Sports Injuries
Recurring Stress or Repetitive Strain Injuries
Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders
Note: Therapeutic Massage is often prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatments for illness, injury and pain relief . Always seek the advice of your physician before starting any new treatments.
What to expect after the treatment
It is not uncommon to experience muscle soreness a day or two after your massage treatment. The soreness is a result of direct contact with spasms in the muscle, as well as accumulated waste products in the tissue being naturally released into your system. This is similar to what many people experience after strenuous activity. This too shall pass…
Recommended after treatment care
Drinking plenty of water will help flush the released toxins out of your body, and soaking in a warm bath with Epsom or mineral salts will assist in alleviating any soreness.
Your massage experience should be both pleasant and beneficial. We hope it will be the beginning of a life-long practice to help you enjoy the best possible health and wellness.