Massage therapy is the hands-on mobilization of the soft tissues of the body to improve circulation, improve flexibility, loosen joints, relieve muscle and joint stress and tension. Massage therapy is used to treat numerous conditions including:
Tendonitis (shoulder, elbow, ankle, etc…)
Low back pain
Massage Therapists practicing in Ontario are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Only members of the College are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist and use the letters MT or RMT with their names.
At Body in Balance Physiotherapy our massage therapists use various massage techniques such as effleurage (gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading and compression strokes), friction (deep circular rubbing), tapotement (percussion tapping, pounding), and vibration (very fine, rapid shaking).
A typical massage therapy appointment usually lasts one hour, but can also be booked for shorter or longer durations depending on the complexity of the condition and/or needs of the client.