We understand that Massage Therapy is in high demand not only in our office but in the Brockville area as well.
Please know that in our office we are only booking one massage appointment at a time. This is due to the fact that the Massage Therapists are working at limited capacity in order to make sure that the rooms are sanitized properly and that all notes and charting are done.
We understand that this is a difficult time and that booking only one appointment at a time is frustrating for everyone. As well that the waiting period between massage therapy appointments is longer than it was previously was before COVID-19.
Our office would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and understanding on this matter. We would also like to thank everyone in advance for their respect and understanding as this will be the new "Normal" for the foreseeable future.
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.