A variety of patients use massage therapy. There are those seeking a competitive edge such as performing artists and athletes, workers who perform manual labour and professionals who stoop over desks all day that can benefit from such treatments. There are also those looking to become more active or wanting to stay active that seek advancement through massage. Each patient, and their physical station, is unique. It is for this reason that I apply an individualized approach to meet the needs of my clients.
I view my patients as active participants and not merely passive recipients in their therapy. I firmly believe in the power of the human body to heal itself and see myself as a guide to help with this process.
Here are some good reasons to seek massage therapy:
Relaxation and Wellness
This is perhaps one of the most common reasons to receive massage. Research has shown that massage has the potential to decrease stress and anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.
I am an athlete with extensive experience in sport and have first-hand knowledge of how massage can be effective in speeding recovery and easing the aches and pains that hard workouts can lead to.
From neck and shoulder tension, headaches, and low-back pain to persistent (chronic) pain, massage has been shown to be successful in helping to manage pain and improve quality of life. For those suffering from conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, I use a gentle treatment aimed at calming the central nervous system.
Massage can be successful in speeding recovery from injury and decreasing the pain and discomfort that comes with injury. Helping people to move better is one of our primary goals.
Massage supports one’s overall sense of wellbeing and eases the discomfort that can come during pregnancy. Specially designed pillows allow patients to lie face down with the utmost of comfort during this treatment.