Offer Clients a Range of Massage Methods
Massage therapy has been employed by healing professionals for years and is one of the most commonly used methods of treating the body after any type of physical trauma. It is often recommended to those who have suffered a sports related injury, have been in an accident or are recovering from a surgery. Massage therapy contributes to a quicker recovery and can also treat chronic ailments that affect both emotional and physical wellbeing.
There are a variety of different forms of massage therapy:
Hot Stone Massage
Reiki and Shen
Depending on the ailment, a registered massage therapist is able to determine which type of massage will best suit an individual's specific needs.
Deep tissue massage works by stimulating the joints and soft tissues of the body such as the muscles, ligaments, and skin through physical manipulation. Through repetitive treatments, it is possible to speed recovery time and alleviate the following physical symptoms:
Many are surprised to learn that massage therapy can help reduce symptoms of constipation, asthma, and muscle spasms.
Upon an initial visit to a massage clinic, clients can expect to undergo a postural assessment and testing in order to determine which parts of the body need to be treated and which type of massage will be most effective in treating the afflicting symptom.
Reputable massage therapy clinics staff only fully registered massage therapists. Those who are permitted to practice in Ontario have undergone a 2-3 year course at a renowned massage therapy school and are members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. As such, these graduates are entitled to use the letters MT or RMT with their names.
It is important that patients research the clinic that they go to, so that they can remain confident they are receiving the best treatment available for their body. A professional massage therapist will apply the most useful massage method to the body in order to successfully treat the troubles being experienced by the client.
While many turn to massage therapy as a means of treating physical pain, it is also extremely successful in treating the symptoms of chronic illnesses. Those who suffer from the following can find relief through massage therapy:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Treatments such as hot stone massage and aromatherapy are highly beneficial to those that are experiencing trouble from the above syndromes. Aromatherapy is highly therapeutic and uses lymphatic techniques combined with Swedish massage as a means of reducing stress, improving circulation and relieving pain and muscle tension. Depending on the specific needs of each individual, pure essential oils such as eucalyptus, lavender and frankincense are mixed accordingly and strategically applied to the skin as a means of stimulating the senses and inducing a state of wellbeing and relaxation.
Depending on the needs of the body, visiting a massage therapy clinic will aid successful recovery from injury, reduce aggravating symptoms from chronic illnesses and bring a sense of overall health to the body.