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What is Massage Therapy?

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy by definition is “the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints.” Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Registered Massage Therapists must complete a comprehensive 3 year program of study at an approved school, and then you must pass 2 board examinations and become a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. You also must carry professional liability insurance and completely yearly continuing education credits to be able to practice Massage Therapy in the province of Ontario.

Massage Therapy can be used to treat many conditions such as: muscle sprains and strains, chronic use injuires, Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Sports injuries, Anxiety, Insomnia, Headaches & Migraines, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyalgia. It also helps to provide you with daily maintenance of your muscles to help prevent injuries form occurring.

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