"Whether you’re seeking massage therapy to rehabilitate an injury, alleviate chronic stress and pain, reach a specific sport goal, or just to escape for some well-deserved relaxation, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs."

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// Anatomica News & Events //

CMTO Announces New Informed Consent Standards

As of September, 2017, it is now required by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario that all clients provide written consent to each assessment and treatment of the gluteal, inner thigh, and chest wall musculature. Anatomica and its therapists are committed to upholding these revised Standards of Practice, and will implement the changes immediately, with as little interruption of your session as is possible. To give feedback on how this impacts you as a client, please contact the CMTO directly, or add your name to our 10,000 person petition: 

Custom Orthotics with Dr. Mathew Saturnino

Using gait analysis, biomechanical assessment and state-of-the-art 3D digital scanning, we now offer made-to-measure orthotics to decrease discomfort due to nerve pain, poor circulation, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and other biomechanical dysfunctions. Click here for more details on custom orthotics, including fees and important information regarding insurance claims and billing.

Registered Acupuncture with Annette Lambert

Anatomica is excited to announce that Annette “Nettie” Lambert, R.Acu., joins us on Mondays, Thursdays and alternate Saturdays to bring a little yin to our yang. Enjoy traditional acupuncture, no-needle treatments, Tuina massage, acupressure, Gua Sha, and cupping treatments that use eastern medicine practices to offer a holistic approach to many ailments and injuries. Book your Registered Acupuncture treatment online now!

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, performed for the purpose of restoring those tissues to a healthy state, free from pain and dysfunction.  Massage combines kneading, pressure, and percussion of the muscles with active and passive movement of the joints to relieve tension and restore balance and posture.  Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario practice Swedish massage, developed in the 19th century and based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology.  Massage is well-known to safely treat many common conditions, including:

• muscle spasms, trigger points, tears and strains that cause pain and limit movement;

• joint injuries, such as sprains and ligament tears and associated instability;

• injuries to the back, including  facet joint irritation, bulging, herniated, or degenerated discs;

• chronic pain and tension due to postural changes and dysfunctions;

• repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff injury;

• neurological pain and compressions, including shin splints and sciatica; and

• delayed onset muscle soreness following exercise or strenuous activity.

 

 

// Benefits of Massage Therapy //

Whether you prefer deep tissue massage or light touch, massage therapy can be a great addition to your regular health-care routine and offers a variety of benefits:

reduced muscle tension, spasm and stiffness, and increased ease of movement;

• increased flexibility and range of motion, with reduced joint restrictions;

• improvements in balance and posture, through training of complementary muscle groups;

• reduced pain and inflammation, and promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries;

• maintenance of healthy scar tissue and reduction of excessive scarring following injury or surgery;

• improved flow of the circulatory and lymphatic systems and improved immunity;

• promotion of deeper, diaphragmatic breathing which can reduce stress and ease digestion;

• reduced stress and anxiety, and improvements in sleep quality and quantity;

• relief from physical discomfort related to pregnancy, and postpartum depression; and

• improved relaxation and mind-body awareness through the sedative effect on the central nervous system.