What is Massage Therapy? 

Massage therapy is a comprehensive health management strategy that can positively affect your physical and emotional well-being.  Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues and joints of the body in order to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate, or augment physical function or relieve pain. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, frictioning, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body. Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional and modern therapy techniques with exercise and stretching to treat their clients - always adhering and adjusting to the clients comfort level.

Today, massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that complements medical treatment. Acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems of the body, Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts.

Some of the many positive effects of Massage Therapy include:

  • Decreased physical pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved mood
  • Increase circulation of blood and lymph flow
  • Reduced muscle and joint soreness
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased rate of recovery and rehabilitation
  • Daily stress relief

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy treatments have proven to be very beneficial in improving one’s health - whether you need relaxation, have muscle tension, or are suffering from chronic pain. While Massage Therapy is effective in treating and increasing rate of recovery, it is most effective as a preventative measure and a form of maintaining good physical health. 

Massage Therapy is beneficial in treating a variety of conditions including: 

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Circulatory problems
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Limited joint mobility
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Repetitive strain
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash


Note: More and more therapeutic massage is being prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatments for illness, injury and pain relief . Always seek the advice of your physician before starting any new treatments.

Who is Massage Therapy for?

Massage therapy is for people of all ages including babies, children, teens, adults and the elderly.  Anyone can benefit from Massage Therapy in some way whether you are experiencing job-related stress, have a critical illness, are an athlete, are pregnant or experiencing child birth, or simply want to maintain good health.   

Our RMT’s

Our massage therapists have vast experience working with individuals with injuries due to sport and work, stress related tightness, back pain, headaches, motor vehicle accident injuries, pain and discomfort from pregnancy, and much more.  All of our therapists are Registered Massage Therapists and are part of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.