It’s Massage Therapy Awareness Week! From the RMTAO website:
“Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented health care option that can provide relief from the musculoskeletal pain and discomfort that can come from every day activities, such as sitting too much, pushing too hard at your favourite sport, or carrying around a heavy bag. Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and massage therapy should only be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). All Ontarians can visit an RMT of their choice, without prescription or referral.”
One common thing patients seek massage treatment for is strain caused by housework! The repetitive motions, twisting and turning can take a toll on your body, including the low back pain that many experience as the results of chores. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle tension and pain from your day-to-day activities, or the big jobs like deep cleaning, packing and moving, or renovating!
Your RMT can help work with you to assess how your body moves, reduce strain when lifting and bending, and help improve overall movement mechanics. Your treatment plan will help reduce pain and improve function, and your massage therapist can offer personalized tips for reducing the strain caused by doing chores!