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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist can treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the soft tissues and joints. Learn more about what to expect from massage therapy treatments and how massage therapy can help you.

MORE THAN JUST MUSCLES

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.

OVERCOME PAIN

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.

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FEEL BETTER

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. 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.

OUR GOALS FOR YOU

Our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. We utilize advanced techniques at MyHealth Care Centre to allow patients to maximize their quality of life as well as allow them to experience life to their fullest.

Are soreness and stiffness preventing you from enjoying your life? 

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What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Massage therapy can be used as a treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

What to expect on first massage therapy visit?

On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. Your massage therapist will assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury or condition. The RMT will develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and will be reassessed at an appropriate time. You have no obligation to undergo any part of a treatment.

Your treatment will begin once you have given your informed consent. This involves setting realistic goals for treatment, discussing possible responses to treatment, and being informed of alternative care options.

What is a RMT?

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and the Massage Therapy Act. Only members of the CMTO are permitted to use the title of Registered Massage Therapist or Massage Therapist, or the designation of RMT or MT.

  • A Registered Massage Therapist:
  • Is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
  • Has completed competency-based education at a recognized school of massage therapy
  • Has successfully completed examinations to ensure that they have the necessary competencies safely and effectively offer massage therapy care
  • Maintains their registration by participating in continuing education and a quality assurance program to ensure they maintain their high professional standards and quality of care

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy treatments provided by a Registered Massage Therapist can offer significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for diverse patient populations. Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can enhance your overall well-being. Massage therapy can help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse, physical manifestation of mental distress and many persistent pain syndromes.
Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing muscular tension
  • Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.

What conditions does massage treat?

Massage therapy can prove beneficial to many conditions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory Conditions
  • Insomnia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and Labor Support
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash
Massage therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management and more!
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Streetsville Clinic

317 Queen St South
905.593.5000

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137 Queen St East
905.271.9333

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