Osteopathy Now Available
Please join in welcoming Susan Vasarhelyi to the Anatomica Team! Susan is a Registered Massage Therapist and Osteopath who has been treating clients for 16 years. Also a certified personal trainer, Susan’s unique holistic approach combines aspects of her knowledge and training in all three fields, with an emphasis on systemic wellness & homeostatic balance. She joins us Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Chiropractic Treatment Now Available
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rahim Lalji to Anatomica, who will be providing chiropractic therapy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. With years of training and dedication to the study of human kinetics and biomechanics, Rahim is well-equipped to address musculoskeletal injuries & dysfunction, through hands-on manual chiropractic adjustment, soft-tissue manipulation, Active Release Therapy, medical acupuncture, and remedial exercise. Book your chiropractic appointment online now!
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.
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.