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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a form of health care that treats physical dysfunction of the soft tissues and joints of the body by manipulation to relieve symptoms and pain, and to rehabilitate, maintain, or develop physical function.

Massage Therapy at Active Wellness is safe, effective, professional and goal oriented. Our goal is to have every patient feeling better, enjoy a pain free active lifestyle and maintain a healthy body. We want every treatment you have with us to be beneficial to your health & ultimately feel actively well!

Most of our patients at Active Wellness have been referred to us because they have an acute condition that requires treatment of physical dysfunction & pain or sustained a sports injury that is preventing them from peak performance. After they have gone through the rehabilitation they still see the benefit of utilizing massage therapy for maintenance, prevention and relaxation.

The majority of our patients at Active Wellness are those that use massage therapy on a regular basis to maintain soft tissue & joint health and prevent their body from reaching the point of physical dysfunction or injury.

It is recommended that patients see the same therapist every appointment because:

  • therapist knows the patients body well & can assess quickly what is normal to abnormal
  • treatment is more efficient, results are more effective
  • progress of the treatment is rated more accurately
  • therapist learns more about the patient every treatment
  • patient gains more trust of the therapist
  • patient can rely on therapist if in need of relief of symptoms or pain

People of all ages and conditions can benefit from massage therapy as it is widely used to treat many conditions including:

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries e.g. Sprains, Strains, Cruciate and Meniscal injury, Fractures
  • Overuse Injuries e.g. Tendinitis, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Shin splints, Frozen shoulder
  • Sport specific Injuries
  • Edema, swelling, effusion, poor circulation
  • Stress
  • Neurological conditions e.g. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, Thoracic-Outlet Syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Head and Neck e.g. Tension headaches, Migraines, Torticollis, Whiplash
  • Motor vehicle accidents injuries
  • Jaw pain e.g. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
  • Pre/Post Surgery
  • Postural Dysfunction e.g. Flat feet, Scoliosis, Iliotibial band contracture
  • Respiratory Pathologies e.g. Asthma, Sinusitis, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema
  • Gastrointestinal Concerns e.g. Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Joint Dysfunctions e.g. Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, Hypo/hypermobility
  • Prenatal / postpartum conditions
  • Breast conditions e.g. PMS or post-surgical mastectomy
  • Palliative conditions e.g. Cancer, ALS
  • Systemic condition e.g. Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis

Among all of the massage therapy schools in Canada, Ontario has one of the highest training standards, curriculums and degree of acceptance. The 2,200 hour program includes orthopeodic assessments, remedial exercise, anatomy, pathophysiology, hydrotherapy, hygiene, ethics, massage therapy techniques, contraindications, and supervised clinical training. All of the massage therapists that practice in the clinic are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.