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Feb 2021

What Is Massage Therapy?

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Massage therapy is a regulated Health Profession in Ontario. RMTs are primary healthcare providers in Ontario. Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues that are found throughout our bodies. These soft tissues are comprised of muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Massage therapy uses specific techniques that are applied to the soft tissue to reduce muscle tension, help decrease pain, reduce stress, increase relaxation and help to optimize our health. The majority of clients seeking massage complain of stiffness or soreness, injuries and stress. Regular massage therapy is known to help reduce stress hormones such as adrenaline and…

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Rotator cuff consists of four specific muscles: the supraspinatus (most commonly injured rotator cuff muscle), infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis muscles. These muscle are used to either laterally (outer) rotation or medially (inner) rotation of the shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles also help to stabilize the shoulder joint as well. Rotator cuff injuries are common injuries to the shoulder as these muscles are often used to do many tasks whether cleaning, playing sports, jobs that involve the hands/arms such as…

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Massage therapy is known to be an effective and popular healthcare option to reduce stress and anxiety caused by many different factors. Massage therapy is used to manipulate the body tissues like the muscles, tendons, connective tissues, and ligaments that promote blood flow and improves flexibility. It’s used for relaxation purposes but can also be used to treat and rehabilitate injuries. When blood flow is improved, your overall health is also improved by providing the needed oxygen to all vital…

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There are many people who have never taken advantage of the benefits of massage therapy. For those of us who have enjoyed the experience of massage therapy, know it can be a release and an extremely relaxing way to unwind. Oftentimes people do not understand just how deep the benefits of massage therapy really go. The physiotherapy aspect behind massage therapy can in fact provide many more benefits than the average person realizes. Massage therapy is the manual physical treatment…

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Any good comprehensive health insurance plan will have a certain yearly amount allotted for special services. This amount varies from provider to provider and not all plans cover massage therapy. What is massage therapy? Massage therapy is an essential treatment used to promote relaxation, healing and relieve body tension. By applying pressure, movement and vibration to the ailing part (or parts) of the body, this therapy can improve circulation, develop better muscle function, relieve pain and promote overall good health.…

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