Massage therapy is an intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. It is a clinically oriented health option when provided by a registered massage therapist. The benefits of massage therapy have been known for thousands of years but it has only been in the last few decades that it has really been taken advantage of and recommended by doctors, physiotherapists and other health professionals. It is now seen as playing a key role in the rehabilitation and relief of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunction. It can be used as the only treatment or can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments. You can be referred to a massage therapist by a doctor or you can seek massage therapy independently.
Massage Therapy Pricing
30min – $55
45min – $70
60min – $90
Upon your first visit to a massage therapist, an initial assessment will be done. The assessment will include a health history, evaluation of pain symptoms and will evaluate through touch the location of tense areas to determine what part of the body to work on and at what pressure. Massage therapists rub and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body using their hands and fingers. There is a wide range of different techniques which they can use which can affect the circulatory, musculoskeletal, nervous and respiratory systems.
Massage therapy is great for:
Relieving soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions
Treating disorders and diseases
Low back pain