To all our valued patients/clients
At this time the Massage Therapists are not in the office and are currently not booking appointments. We understand that you may have heard/seen the news that the Government has lifted restrictions saying that Massage Therapy is available now.
Currently, the RMTs are working through the Ministry of Health Guidelines. They are re-evaluating their days. How scheduling appointments will be done. They are also completing courses on how to keep everyone safe that has been set out as a mandatory component from their college in order to return to practice.
Please note that you will be called once the RMTs are back in the office to make an appointment. There will be new policies and procedures that will be in place and we ask for your understanding and patience as we navigate this process.
Thank you everyone at Brockville Chiropractic and Health Associates.
Massage Therapy is the systematic manipulation of soft tissue through pressure and movement. The soft tissue structures include: skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The therapist utilizes a variety of massage techniques to encourage healing through the following mechanisms: promoting the flow of blood and lymph, relieving muscle tension, stimulating nerves, and stretching connective tissues and muscles to help keep them flexible.
In general, Massage Therapy has two focuses – relaxation and therapeutic. Relaxation massage utilizes gentle, broad-contact strokes and sometimes uses aromatherapy and soft lighting and music. Therapeutic massage is intended to treat muscle strains, trigger points, tendinitis and to help in the recovery from injuries – such as motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Massage Therapy can also be preventative in nature by maintaining proper function and flexibility of the soft tissue structures.
Although there is a universal agreement that a massage "feels good", there are many physical and mental benefits, such as: decreased tension and stress, as well as, decreased pain due to the release of endorphins - the body's natural painkillers. Massage Therapy can affect all systems of the body but mostly influences the circulatory, muscular, nervous and fascial systems.