Registered Massage Therapy in our Thornhill clinic
Massage therapy has been practiced as a type of health treatment for thousands of years by some cultures and continues to play an important role in the recovery, management and prevention of many types of injuries. It is particularly effective when utilized to treat injuries involving muscle pain, joint pain and soft tissue damage. Professional Care Rehab Centre offers Registered Massage Therapy to the community of Thornhill.
What is Involved in a Registered Massage Therapy Session?
There are a wide range of techniques that could be utilized during one of these sessions, depending upon the goal of the session and the condition of the patient. However, most of these techniques are designed to manipulate the skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. How intensely the target area is pressed depends on the type of massage that is being given, and it’s not uncommon for the therapist to use their fingers, hands, forearms and elbows in these sessions.
Some of the most common Registered Massage Therapy techniques include:
- Swedish Massage – Many of the patients that visit our clinic in Thornhill receive this massage, with the purpose being to free your muscles from tension (that knotted feeling) and to help them relax. Blood circulation is improved with longer strokes that mimic the direction of blood flow.
- Deep Tissue Massage – This is a type of rehabilitative massage, with the techniques being used very similar to those that feature in the Swedish massage. However, the main difference between the two is the level of pressure that is applied, with the deeper layers of your muscle tissue targeted and manipulated as part of this treatment. This is particularly effective for patients suffering from chronic muscle pain and tension.
If you would like to learn more about Registered Massage Therapy and how it could help address any physical problem you have, please get in touch with our friendly team at 905-553-0227.