1. Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to recover physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage therapy is proven to be an effective method of preventing and treating a wide range of medical conditions including occupational and posture related problems, accident related injuries, sports injuries, stress reduction, pregnancy related issues, headaches, systemic conditions and circulatory/ lymph and nerve conditions. Massage therapy improves posture, muscle tone, and joint mobility of the musculoskeletal system and encourages blood and lymph flow in turn increasing the efficiency of the circulatory and immune systems.
In order to meet all patient needs the RMT services provided are: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Prenatal and Postnatal massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy.
2. Heat Therapy
Heat is primarily for relaxation, comfort, and reassurance. Therapeutic heating is useful for severe muscle pain and research has proven that sore muscles respond well to heat. Heat therapy works by improving circulation by promoting vasodilation and enhancing flow nutrients and oxygen to the injured muscle. Increasing the temperature of the affected area even slightly can soothe discomfort and increase muscle flexibility.
Heat Therapy works on the following conditions: Acute soreness or Muscle pain caused by over-exertion, muscle cramps and spams, trigger points (muscle “knots”), stiffness and pain in specific areas related to osteoarthritis, chronic pain related to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and sleep deprivation.
3. Therapeutic Exercise
Exercise is an essential component of any treatment regime. Abnormal motion patterns that developed as a compensation mechanism tend to remain even after the initial removal of restrictions. Exercise is essential if you plan to retrain these muscles to develop normal movement patterns, and for complete tissue remodeling after injury. Therapeutic Exercise is a set of physical activities designed for restoration of normal musculoskeletal function and/or reduction of pain. The RMTs will locate the root cause of the problem, remove the specific adhesions or restrictions that have formed by manual therapy and then work through the entire kinetic chain by therapeutic exercise. To optimize body function, RMTs consider the body to be one complete, dynamic, functional unit.
Aromatherapy works with essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils that has a unique set of properties) to treat health conditions and optimize body wellness at the cellular level. Essential oils are gently experienced either through inhalation (via smell) or absorption (via touch). Certain essential oils often have antibacterial and antiviral properties that balances the nervous system, relieves muscular tension, encourages healthy blood & lymphatic circulation, and aids with effective elimination of waste and toxins.
This soothing aromatic massage combines the power of pure essential oils with specific massage techniques to maximize its effect. During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules and/or absorb them through your skin. RMTs begin with brief consultation that allows your therapist to help you choose an essential oil blend to support your physical and emotional needs.
An RMT will take your full health history prior to this treatment to determine this is an appropriate therapy to meet each patients needs. Some patients may have sensitivity to certain oils. Essential oils are highly potent and can be absorbed through the skin, so it’s important to avoid excessive use of aromatherapy oils and to only use oils that have been properly diluted by a carrier oil. If you are sensitive to an aroma of an essential oil, this may not be the appropriate treatment for you. If you have a health condition, you should consult your doctor before receiving an aromatherapy massage. People with certain conditions, such as cancer, may need to avoid essential oils and/or massage at certain times during their treatment or avoid it altogether. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, check with your doctor to see if this type of massage is safe for you.