Registered Massage Therapy

BIHC Belleville - Registered Massage Therapy

About Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy can be used as part of a preventative care program and assist in restoring and maintaining proper body mechanics and function.

Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:

  • Muscle spasms, strains and sprains
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Postural imbalances
  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and repitive strains
  • Stress and stress related impairments
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Post surgical rehabilitation (joint reconstruction and replacement)

Massage Therapists use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish with modern massage therapy techniques to assist our patients. Your massage therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and physical tests to provide an informed and effective treatment.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that involves manipulation of soft tissues including: muscles, tendons and ligaments. Prenatal massage is very beneficial but requires a specially trained therapist. Massage can be tailored to the specific needs of the pregnant woman and her changing body. The goals of prenatal massage include relaxing tense muscles, decreasing pain, improving circulation, reducing stress and enhancing mobility.

Conditions treated:

  • Backpain
  • Sciatica
  • Rib pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Headaches
  • Edema(swelling)

Individualized treatment plans include:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Cross-fibre and compression technique
  • Stretching techniques
  • Mobility exercises