About Massage Therapy
Our services will help you reduce stress, relieve pain from headaches, reduce pain from injuries or muscle tension, strengthen your immune system, improve flexibility and circulation or simply improve your general health and overall wellness.
Registered Massage Therapy is a safe and natural health care therapy that can help alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday stresses, injuries and illness. Relaxing and therapeutic – and with various treatment styles from which to choose:
Our Massage Services Include:
Massage is a great way to reduce the stress in your life and allow you a chance to just relax. Not only can the effects be very soothing physically, but often there is reduced anxiety and an increased feeling of well-being. It has been proven to help reduce stress hormones which have been linked to many types of health problems, including weight gain and sleep disturbance.
Some people may think massage therapy is an occasional treat while others experience its usefulness as a therapeutic treatment for chronic health conditions such as back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many others. It can be used to assist in healing as well as in the prevention of conditions and palliative care.
Ideal for pre- and post- athletic events. Before your activity it can loosen and lengthen your muscles. By improving your muscle flexibility it may help reduce the risk of injury
After your activity it can help re-stretch over-worked and tightening muscles, decrease muscle soreness over the next few days after your activity and reduce recovery time
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue. It uses the same or very similar techniques as other forms of massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It may be a bit less comfortable at times and you’ll know you’re being worked on.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
A trigger point is a tight area or knot in the muscle belly that can refer pain to other areas in the body. For example: many trigger points in the upper back and neck can cause headaches. Massage Therapy can help diminish or completely release trigger points, freeing the body and decreasing symptoms.
Your privacy is our utmost concern. Strict ethical and privacy guidelines are followed by all pt Health massage therapists. Rest assured that your massage therapist is trained in proper draping procedures and your privacy will be fully respected at all times throughout the treatment.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies and in some cases Veterans Affairs and Medicare – such as OHIP (Ontario), Alberta Health Care and Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia). Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
In 2002, a very large national survey was conducted in the United States to determine the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) which showed that five percent of the entire participant group had used massage therapy in the previous 12 months.
The Burrall M University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Denver carried out a study on the value of hospital-based massage therapy program for patients and showed that there was “increased relaxation (98%), a sense of well-being (93%), and positive mood change (88%)” among the patients.
Another research conducted at the University of Miami Medical School in Florida showed that massage therapy offers significant aid to children with stress-related disorders. It revealed that the children had lower levels of cortisol after a session.