MASSAGE THERAPY 2017-09-18T02:04:13+00:00

Every body can benefit from massage therapy

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Although massage is mainly known for its relief of stress, anxiety and muscle tightness, it is also an effective treatment for soft tissue injuries, swelling and poor circulation.  Focusing on the soft tissues of the body, massage has been shown to rehabilitate, maintain and enhance the ease of daily life.  We provide relaxation, deep tissue, pregnancy and treatment-specific massages, depending on your needs and specific concerns.

Massage for Everyone

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.

Massage therapy will:

  • Improve your training

  • Release serotonin and dopamine

  • Aid in rehabilitation

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

 

PRENATAL MASSAGE

 

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman’s life. But the dramatic changes that take place in your body as your pregnancy progresses can add stress to weight-bearing joints, cause painful backaches, and result in uncomfortable symptoms ranging from headaches and swelling to sciatica and chronic muscle tension. Prenatal massage is designed to meet the unique needs of a mother-to-be as she undergoes the many physical changes that occur during pregnancy.

Let me help you enjoy a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy!

MASSAGE THERAPY FOR CANCER PATIENTS

Managing the symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment can be challenging. Physical and emotional concerns can become overwhelming throughout the cancer care journey for both the patients and their loved ones. According to recent studies, massage therapy can help significantly.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says:

“Massage therapy may interrupt the cycle of distress through the therapist’s intention (presence, communication, and desire to produce a therapeutic response), induction of a relaxation response, increased blood and lymphatic circulation, potentiation of analgesic effects, decreased inflammation and edema, manual release of muscle spasms, increased and endogenous endorphin release, and competing sensory stimuli that override pain signals (Kutner, et all, 2008).”

In short, massage therapy counteracts many negative physical and emotional symptoms for patients. Many research studies have concluded that massage therapy is beneficial for cancer patients both during and following treatment. Another study involving The American Cancer Society confirmed that more than 61% of cancer survivors used some form of complementary or alternative medicine, including massage therapy*The research concludes that patients receiving massage therapy can expect improvement in their:

  • Level of pain

  • Overall mood

  • Quality of life

The Body Mind Clinic, Massage Therapy
Emmanuelle Ravez Gomez
BA,RMT,CDT
Tel: 647.449.1275
emma@thebodymindclinic.com
Liberty Village
60 Atlantic Ave Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X9

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