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 and soft-tissue injuries.
Acupuncture is a unique therapeutic method involving the insertion of extremely thin steel acupuncture needles into acupoints along the meridians to prevent and treat a variety of ailments. Treatment may also include hands-on (Tuina) or tool-assisted (Gua Sha) soft-tissue release. Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy for many ailments and is one of the oldest natural healing therapies, having been practiced for thousands of years since its development in China. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been recognized by the World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) with the identification of over 40 medical conditions that can be successfully treated with acupuncture.