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“Massage therapy is the manipulation of 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.”
In practice, massage therapy is more than just the manipulation of soft tissues and joints. It also includes assessment and interview to apply careful and measured treatment to the soft tissue and joints of the body to further your desired outcome.
Massage therapy includes recommendations for remedial exercise and promotion of an active lifestyle to assist in decreased pain, increased function, and a general improvement in quality of life.
An assessment is important to determine if massage therapy is safe to perform and meeting your treatment goals.
Every session will begin with at least a brief assessment in the form of an interview (conversation) about your current state of health, changes in your general health status, and what to focus on during the treatment. Based on this conversation any other more specialized tests that are indicated will be discussed and performed with your permission.
Receiving a massage alone will not affect lasting change. If your treatment goals are to be met it is important that you participate in your recovery. This can include many different types of homecare from remedial exercise to encouragement to engage in an active lifestyle or seeking treatment from another healthcare professional.
Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2008 I have spent the first 11 years of practice working along side physiotherapists and chiropractors in rehabilitation clinics. While I have enjoyed learning and practicing in this environment as of July of 2019 it is my pleasure to open my own practice.
Focusing on patients with treatment goals and an interest in being an active part of achieving them I have gathered a number of different assessment and treatment techniques to assist you in reaching your goals.
Outside of the practice of massage therapy, I enjoy participating in an active lifestyle including:
- canoe paddling (Recreational, Wilderness Tripping, and Free-style)
- hiking and biking
- cross country skiing (Classic and Skate)
- Photography (while not active in and of itself it is a great addition to an active lifestyle)
I look forward to meeting and working with you.