Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue manually, ie. muscle, fascia, tendons and ligaments, to remedy and reinforce the patient’s health and well being. Manipulations are performed by a practitioner, who is educated in the structure and function of the human frame, and its systems. These manipulations are applied skilfully and rationally with therapeutic intent.
Massage effects, and the conditions that may be treated with massage, are physiological (the body) and psychological (the mind) in nature. Physiological conditions that massage may help with are pain conditions, circulatory conditions, lymphatic conditions, musculoskeletal conditions and respiratory conditions. Psychological conditions that may benefit from the application of massage therapy include stress and anxiety related conditions.
All three of the Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) at Dynamic Physiotherapy have graduated 2300 hour programs, one of the best programs in Canada. They are trained to address over 50 orthopedic, congenital, and acquired conditions using specific training in General Swedish Massage, Non-Swedish Massage techniques, hydrotherapy applications and remedial exercise.