Massage Therapy In Courtice
Massage Therapy is a health profession in Ontario Regulated by CMTO, College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Massage therapy mainly involves manual (hands-on) techniques like applying structured or unstructured pressure, vibration, tension manually or with mechanical aids to the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connective tissues to prevent and lessen pain, soreness, muscle spasms, and stress as well as maintaining health and wellness.
Conditions we treat
- Headaches and Migraines
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Menstrual Cramping
- Scar Tissue
- Stress and Fatigue
- Decreased Range of Motion
- · Neck, Back, and Hip Pain
- Whiplash, Concussions, and Vertigo
- Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
- Sports Injuries
Types of Massage
Swedish Massage – The most common and widely taught style of massage around the world. Swedish Massage involves the application of long, sweeping strokes (effleurage), rolling and muscle kneading (petrissage), along with rhythmic tapping (tapotement) directly to the skin or over the clothing to promote circulation, muscle relaxation, and stress relief. Deep tissue massage is an umbrella term used to describe deep and slow Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point, and cross-fiber techniques applied to specific areas that are deemed necessary.
Prenatal Massage – Therapeutic treatment that focuses on the common aches and pains that comes with pregnancy. This type of massage is often performed with the client laying on her side, or with specially designed maternity cushioning, which allows the expectant mother to lie on her stomach. Much like Swedish massage, prenatal massage is relaxing and focuses on relieving lower back, shoulder, and neck pain. Prenatal massage offers a natural, safe, and drug-free alternative for pain relief.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) – Is a gentle massage technique that stimulates the lymphatic system and promotes fluid drainage in areas of congestion and fluid retention within the body. This is beneficial in conditions, such as lymphedema, diabetes, swelling from acute injuries. This is also beneficial to people undergoing cancer treatment. Most notice reduced swelling, alleviating that ‘heavy feeling most feel following radiation.
Soft Tissue Release (STR) – A dynamic technique that combination of Myofascial Release, Therapeutic Massage, and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) techniques. STR involves applying direct pressure to a target muscle then gently guided into a comfortable stretch and held no longer than two seconds over multiple planes. The resulting release allows for optimal lengthening without triggering the protective stretch reflex, promotes optimal muscle resting tension, reorganization of scar tissue, and improved joint range of motion.
These types are the most common and known to be the excellent massage therapy in Courtice.
What to Expect on Your First Visit:
- At Physiotouch Courtice, you will register with our friendly front office staff.
- A comprehensive assessment by a Physiotherapist or other Health Care Provider will take you through a detailed history of your major physical concern, assessment of your range of motion and strength, as well as a variety of special tests specific to your injury or dysfunction. These assessment findings are analyzed and used to create a clinical impression. This will help us to better identifying and understanding your problem and formulating an effective treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs and to achieve the realistic goals. This treatment plan could involve a number of things including therapeutic exercises, therapeutic modalities, manual mobilizations, massage, patient and family education, activity modification, home exercise programs, supervised exercise programs and many others.
- There will be some treatments performed the first day to get you started on your path to recovery. However, during the next visits you will get into all aspects of your treatment plan.
- Our staff will help you scheduling your next visits at Physiotouch Courtice as per treatment plan recommended by related Health Care Provider. We offer many convenient appointment times, however, prime times can become busy, so it is best to book ahead as much as possible.
- If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to call. We want to ensure your satisfaction and full recovery.
Before Your First Visit
- You will receive a confirmation email shortly after booking your appointment.
- This email will contain some forms which you can fill out and sign from your device in handy.
- If you have any questions, ask us before signing the form.
- If you are not able to access the forms online, please arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment so that we can help you with the paperwork.
- Make a list of questions that you want to discuss on your first visit.
- Bring with you if you have any imaging reports (i.e.) X-rays, Ultrasound/MRI (etc.) and doctor’s referral.
- Bring with you a copy of your insurance card and a photo ID.