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.

Soft-Tissue Release

Soft-Tissue Release (STR) is a powerful injury treatment technique developed in Europe with the world’s fastest sprinters. Recovery rates once considered impossible by traditional therapists and sports medicine doctors were achieved, through methods based on European osteopathy techniques, along with insights from quantum physics. In recent years, STR has been given clinical application for chronic low back pain and whiplash injuries.

STR deals directly with the reasons for soft tissue dysfunctions and subsequent referred pain and nerve entrapment. In acute conditions, STR affects the insidious way scar tissue is formed, and in chronic conditions, STR breaks up the fibrotic and adhered mass of scar tissue to quickly allow the muscle to return to its natural resting length. Once the muscle or muscle group has returned to the original resting length, there is an immediate release from the pain induced by the inflammation response.

The client is placed in a particular position so that the muscle begins to stretch in a very specific direction or plane. When the exact location of the injury has been defined, a determined pressure is applied directly into the affected tissue or along a specific line of injury.

At the same time, the client is given a set of instructions that now engage the antagonist of the muscles involved. The muscle is extended from a fixed position in a determined direction under a pinpoint of pressure. Decrease in pain and increase in range of motion are often immediate, offsetting any minor discomfort experienced.

We invite you to discover soft tissue release technique for your health.

Can massage therapy help with Arthritis?

Arthritis affects four (4) million Canadians is some form or another. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. The signs of inflammation are: pain, redness, swelling and heat. One or all of these signs may be present. Two of the most common conditions are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The Arthritis Society of Canada suggests that 1 in 10 Canadians are affected by osteoarthritis, and 1 in 100 people are affected by rheumatoid arthritis.

1. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that typically affects the major weight-bearing joints: the hips, knees and spine, as well as the feet and hands. It is the degeneration and loss of cartilage that will produce the symptoms of pain, stiffness and limitation of movement in the affected joint.

2. Rheumatoid arthritis is what is known as an autoimmune disease. Essentially, your immune system retaliates against a part of your body and results in inflammation. This shows up as redness, swelling, heat and pain around the affected joint. The most common areas typically include the hands and feet, although it can also affect the elbows, shoulders, neck, jaw, ankles, knees, and hips.

If you have arthritis and would like to take a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga massage therapy clinic has an approach to better health. Call to make a massage therapy appointment.

Massage Therapy can Actually Help Improve your Sleep

Can Massage Therapy Help with Insomnia?

Insomnia is the inability to sleep when sleep should normally occur. Sufficient and restful sleep is a human necessity. The average adult needs slightly more than 8 hours of sleep a day, but only 35% of American adults consistently get this amount of rest.

People with insomnia tend to experience one or more of the following sleep disturbances:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Waking too early in the morning
  • Waking frequently throughout the night

Massage therapy is a known method to reduce stress and tension, but can it really help you sleep better? The research shows that massage therapy can help you sleep.  Most people don't realize that massage therapy can actually help improve your sleep. A natural sleep disorder remedy that requires nothing more than a gentle touch.

If you have insomnia or trouble sleeping and would like to take a natural approach to health, we can help. Our mississauga massage therapy clinic has an approach to better health. Call today to make a massage therapy appointment.

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a very gentle, yet dynamic remedial therapy that empowers the body to heal itself. Exact moves over muscles, tendons and ligaments are applied to disturb the fascia. There are frequent pauses between each series of moves to allow the body time to benefit from the treatment. This promotes healing through physical, emotional, mental and energetic levels as well as relief from pain and discomfort from a multitude of acute conditions. Bowen does not interfere with the effectiveness of other disciplines. Related to Fascial Kinetics.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the art of applying essential oils combined with relaxation massage to improve physical and emotional well-being. The essential oils have been extracted from various parts of certain plants. They are easily absorbed through the skin with a gentle caring massage by a professional aromatherapist and works on a physical, mental and emotional level. The selected essential oils and base massage oil are combined to create a unique mix for each persons needs. The oils can also be used in oil burners for inhalation or in the bath to provide therapeutic outcomes.

Reflexology

Reflexology is an entire system of massage devoted to the feet. The feet map out the entire body through a reflex mechanism so that by stimulating a certain area of the foot a corresponding organ or body part is simultaneously stimulated. The hands and ears are other areas of the body which have similar reflex maps inherent in their structure, but the feet correspond to the chronic state of the organs, etc., rather than to acute or sub-acute levels.

Periodic deep massage of the feet in a systematic manner can provide beneficial results in clearing up deep-seated metabolic irregularities and malfunctions. It is a thorough and deep massage which is primarily therapeutic in intent, although, because of the reflex action involved, one’s entire body feels as if it had just received a full massage after a Reflexology treatment.

Hot Stone Massage

Stone massage therapy is the use of smooth hot or cold stones, usually basalt or marble, during massages. When heated stones are used, muscles relax allowing the massage therapist to work deeper into the muscle without the discomfort of regular deep tissue massage. Many times stone massage therapy will use cold stones placed on sinuses to help a client with sinus congestion.

Stones of all shapes and sizes and varying temperatures, ranging from zero to 140 degrees, are used during a Stone massage therapy to elicit physical healing, mental relaxation, and a spiritual connection to earth energy.

Warm stones encourage the exchange of blood and lymph and provide soothing heat for deep-tissue work. Cold stones aid with inflammation, moving blood out of the area, and balancing male/female energies.

Stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing or may be used by the therapist for specific trigger-point work. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into the healing process, with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body seeks homeostasis.

Stone therapy requires less effort from the practitioner’s own body and delivers healing warmth to the hands, benefitting the therapist, as well as the client.

Massage Therapy can Treat Many Conditions

What Conditions do Massage Therapists Treat?

Massage therapy is typically paired with other therapies such as chiropractic therapy and physical therapy due to its revitalizing properties. Therefore massage therapy can treat many of the conditions physical therapy, chiropractic therapy and many other therapies address. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety and Depression             
  • Asthma
  • Pain in the Body (Back, Neck, Arm)
  • Cancer Symptoms
  • Muscle Tears
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pregnancy/Labour Support
  • Stroke
  • Sports Injuries

Baby Massage

Baby / Infant Massage is an excellent way for both parents to bond and communicate with their child. Gentle touch is very important part of a baby’s existence and allows them to feel secure and loved. The benefits for the baby include improvement of their immune system, promotes better and deeper sleep, draws them into a relaxed state, and can help alleviate pain from colic and gas congestion. The benefits for parents, are a closer relationship to the baby and increases confidence in baby care.