Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, to achieve a therapeutic response. It enhances the function of muscles, joints, lymphatics. It improves the circulation of the blood and lymph, improves muscle function, relieves pain and stress, and can affect blood pressure. Massage therapy has a sedative, calming effect. Massage therapy can be effective in treating chronic health conditions, muscle strains, ligaments injuries, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscular tension, stress, etc...
Massage therapy is designed to rehabilitate, maintain or improve physical function by performing manipulation techniques. The therapeutic effects of massage therapy benefit men, women, pregnant women, infants, children and the elderly and can provide relief from a wide variety of mild and acute conditions. Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, often in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists.
At Yarmouth Physiotherapy Inc, our Registered Massage Therapists commonly treat private clients, Workers Compensation Board clients, post motor vehicle accidents, RCMP and Veterans Affairs. See our Staff page for more information about our therapists.
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