Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Clinic - Mississauga

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands on manipulation of the tissues of the body, these tissues are generally the muscles and connective tissue in order to enhance your health. Massage Therapy is based on modern concepts of anatomy, including a wide variety of modalities that go beyond the original framework of Swedish massage. At our Mississauga Massage Therapy Clinic, we help alleviate muscle discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain syndromes. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if begun early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.

Massage has been shown to increase the body's production of pain-killing endorphins and the mood-altering hormone serotonin. It can also slow the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Tense muscles that may also compress blood vessels and stretch nerves, restricting blood flow and causing pain. As the affected area is massaged, the muscles gradually release their stranglehold on the irritated nerves, and the pain eases. The same mechanisms also make massage helpful in the recovery process for an injured muscle.

 

 

Massage Therapy at MyHealth Care Centre

Our massage therapists are fully certified and registered massage therapists and are up to date with the latest techniques. The therapists have had a great deal of experience and are able to cater to the needs of the patient, whether it be for athletic purposes or for relaxation purposes. we have a couple of locations available in Mississauga.

At MyHealth Care Centre, the massage therapists will create personalized treatments based on the individual’s initial assessment and health history. This will lead to optimal healing. Massage therapists at our clinic will ask for consent before working on any part of the body, regardless of if you are fully clothed, partially clothed. The massage therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during treatments, and treatments can be stopped whenever you feel uncomfortable. Lastly, your privacy is important to us and we will never disclose any personal information you tell us without written consent

Our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. This in addition to the advanced techniques MyHealth Care Centre has to offer will allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.  We invite you to discover massage at our Mississauga massage clinics.

Sports Massage Mississauga

Sport and athletic event uses muscle groups in a different way. Sports massage therapists must be familiar with each muscle, the muscle groups and how they are affected by the specific movements and stresses of each sport. They also are trained in the appropriate uses of hydrotherapy and cryotherapy.

Traditional western (e.g. Swedish) massage is currently the most common approach used for conditioning programs. It is frequently supplemented by other massage therapy approaches including deep tissue massage, trigger point work, and acupressure. Some massage therapists have special training in sports massage and greater experience working with athletes

Sports massage therapy at our mississauga clinic is founded upon an intimate understanding of the structure and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. This is also known as sports therapy or therapeutic massage and is becoming increasing popular as more and more people are turning to natural healing.

Sport massage is one of the fastest growing forms of treatment for athletes to help prevent injuries and to enhance performance. The sports therapist applies a range of techniques including therapeutic soft tissue massage, gentle mobilization and stretching techniques to restore function to muscles and joints before, during and following sporting participation.

If you are interested in a sports massage, book an appointment now. Our Mississauga clinic has a unique approach to getting you to better health.

Can massage therapy help Chronic Diseases?

Yes. Our therapists are registered, licensed and fully trained in a range of massage therapies designed to treat chronic diseases and their symptoms.

We have worked with clients suffering the following Chronic Diseases: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), all four stages of Cancer, Parkinsons, Fibromyalgia, Strokes, Head Traumas, Paralysis and various neurological conditions.

What are the benefits to Massage Therapy?

Massage assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

- improves circulation and relieves congestion in the tissues
- stimulates the production of red blood cells, and counters anemia
- promotes lymph flow which hastens the elimination of cellular wastes
- helps clear muscles of lactic and uric acid that form during exercise
- relaxes muscle hypertonicity and relieves muscle tension
- improves muscle tone and delays muscle atrophy resulting for inactivity
- deep massage can separate fascial fibres, and prevent the formation of adhesions
- massage helps reduction of inflammation and oedema in joints and soft tissue
- can alleviate or reduce pain, stiffness or soreness
- stimulates increased proprieties and kinesthetic awareness of the body

And above all - Massage feels great !! Contact our Mississauga locations for an appointment.

How often should I get massage therapy?

Some people believe that one treatment is enough; however, massage therapy is most beneficial in acute conditions when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with maintenance or preventive treatments.

Through mutual discussion, your Massage Therapist can help you establish a program which fits your physical needs and lifestyle. Your Massage Therapist is most interested in your recovery and in the maintenance of your health.

Any recommendation for further treatment is being made by a qualified health professional and is made with your utmost care in mind. We offer natural solutions at our Mississauga offices, contact us for more information.

My First Massage Therapy Appointment?

We recommend that you have an initial appointment with one of our doctors before your first massage therapy treatment, to help you decide which type of massage therapy is best for you. Our registered massage therapist will customize your treatment at our Mississauga Massage Therapy Clinic, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

Massage therapy appointments can be booked at our Mississauga massage clinic, but make sure to let our registered massage therapist know what you're looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many of our therapist use more than one style. Do you need a specific massage therapy technique? Do you need massage therapy to treat a health condition?

We have two clinics in Mississauga to help you live better, come visit at either of our clinics. We invite you to discover registered massage therapy at our Mississauaga clinic,

 

Is massage therapy regulated?

The practice of massage therapy is regulated under theRegulated Health Professions Act, 1991(RHPA) and is therefore a Regulated Health Profession.Only individuals who have completed the requisite training and have met the strict competency requirements of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) can call themselves a "Massage Therapist" or a "Registered Massage Therapist".

When seeking massage therapy, look for an individual who uses one of those two titles and ask to see their registration with the CMTO.

Alternatively, look for someone who displays the logo of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association to find the Professional Hands You Can Trust. All OMTA members must maintain their registration with the CMTO in order to be members.

Do I need surgery for my scoliosis or kyphosis?

Scoliosis or kyphosis is diagnosed when there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Rarely fatal, but it can severely impact a person’s quality of life, both physically and psychologically. Although cure for correcting this condition, massage therapy can help relieve some of the resulting symptoms such as  back pain, shallow breathing, sciatica, headaches and insomnia brought on by this aberrant spinal structure.

Scoliosis usually occurs in the thoracic or lumbar areas of the back. A normal spine has a vertical curve measuring less than 10 degrees. By measuring the curve’s angle using the vertebra at the apex of the curve as a starting point, a scoliotic spine measures curves of 10 degrees in mild cases and up to 90 degrees in the most severe cases.

Scoliosis is not caused due to bad posture, it is a believed to be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Scoliosis usually occurs during puberty.

If you have kyphosis or scoliosis and would like to take a natural approach to health and treatment, we can help. Our massage therapy team and the mississauga clinic has an approach to better health.  

Tui Na Massage

Tui na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese massage therapy to bring the body to balance. The main principles being balanced in Tui Na massage therapy are the eight principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The massage practitioner may brush, knead, roll/press and rub the areas between each of the joints (known as the eight gates) to open the body's defensive (wei) chi and get the energy moving in both the meridians and the muscles. The tui na therapist can then use range of motion, traction, massage, with the stimulation of acupressure points and to treat both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, as well as many non-musculoskeletal conditions. Tui na is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is taught in TCM schools as part of formal training in Oriental medicine. Tui Na is used by advanced students for the treatment and management of injury and pain.

Tuina (Tui Na) is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tuina (Tui Na) uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques Tuina (Tui Na) seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body the naturally heal itself. In a typical session, the client, wearing loose clothing and no shoes, lies on a table or floor mat.

We invite you to discover Tui Na for your health at our Mississauga Massage Therapy clinic.

Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

Cancer / Palliative Care massage is a commonly used complimentary therapy and is employed on cancer/palliative care to improve the quality of life, relieve physical discomfort and improve the disposition of patients. The improved effect is only short term. The massage is very gentle and lasting 10 – 20 minutes. The therapist asks for feedback during the treatment. Doctors’ clearance must be obtained before commencing treatment.