What can Massage Therapy help with?

  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • baby massage
  • back pain
  • buergers’ disease
  • bursitis
  • cancer
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cerebral palsy
  • child massage
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • chronic edema
  • chronic pain
  • compression syndromes
  • contusions
  • contractures
  • cramps
  • depression/grieving process
  • degenerative disc disease
  • diabetes
  • digestive complaints/ constipation
  • dislocations
  • dupuytrens’ contracture
  • dysmennorhea
  • edema
  • emphysema
  • fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue
  • fibrositic breast pain, breast injuries, congestion and swelling
  • fibrositis and fibrosis
  • foot/plantar fasciitis/ples planus – flat foot fractures
  • frozen shoulder
  • gout
  • headache fibrositic/ migraine
  • hemiplegia
  • herniated disc
  • hypertension
  • iliotibial band contracture
  • insomnia
  • jaw pain/TMJ
  • knee injury
  • low Back Pain
  • lymphatic disorders
  • mesothelioma
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscle spasms/ strain rehabilitation
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neck pain/ torticollis
  • neuralgia / neuritis
  • osteoarthritis/ rheumatoid arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • palliative care
  • paralysis
  • parkinsons
  • pes planus
  • plantar fasciitis
  • poliomyelitis & post polio syndrome
  • postural disorders / scoliosis
  • pregnancy discomforts/ pre and post natal
  • pre / post-surgical and post-injury rehabilitation
  • period pain/ dysmenorrhoea/ dysmenorrhea
  • prevention/ lessening of fibrosis raynaud’s disease
  • relaxation
  • relief of pain
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • respiratory problems (such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema)
  • scars
  • sciatica/ neuralgia spastic paralysis
  • sports injuries
  • sprains/strains / ligament and joint athletic injuries
  • stiff joints
  • stress related disorders
  • tendonitis/ bursitis/neuritis
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • whiplash disorders WAD
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Will the massage oils used make me break-out?

Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions available.

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Where will my massage session take place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

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I have some health conditions, is it okay for me to get a massage?

Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards, the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, whether there are any conditions that need to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

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Is a massage always appropriate?

No. There are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

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