The Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) at LivWell Integrated Health are allied health practitioners who assess and treat the musculoskeletal system to help develop, maintain, rehabilitate or improve physical function, mobility, and overall health. Massage therapy is often prescribed to help with muscular tension and overuse, persistent pain syndromes, physical manifestation of stress, and acute or chronic injury rehabilitation.
What is massage therapy?
A massage treatment involves a hands-on approach where the therapist applies varying degrees of pressure and movement to muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.
What is massage therapy used for?
Different types of massage therapy are used to treat many different conditions, such as chronic inflammation, pain or stress.
Some conditions include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive strains
Advanced skills in massage therapy include visceral manipulation, where connections between internal organs, the nervous system, and surrounding connective tissues are mobilized to help improved circulation and reduce rigidity. This can be particularly useful when there is internal scar tissue from surgery or longstanding inflammation or illness. Massage therapy promotes circulation in the vascular and lymphatic systems as well, which can benefit all clients, and those individuals who have additional fluid or swelling due to injury or chronic conditions they are managing.
Our Massage Therapy treatments include:
- Biodynamic Myofascial Mobilization
- Joint Mobility/Play
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Structural Integration
- Swedish Massage
- Trigger Point Release
- Visceral Manipulation