What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is an beneficial treatment option for relieving pain and discomfort, increasing range of motion, improving circulation and reducing mental and physical stress.

Everyone is different with the type of massage that they will prefer.  By offering two very unique registered massage therapists at the Tecumseh Naturopathic Clinic, people are sure to find a therapist that will suit their needs.

How Does It Work?

Our therapists are trained in the following techniques:

Deep Tissue Massage – is a type of massage directed at easing severe tension in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. By applying firm pressure, the massage therapist can loosen tension in an area of the body resulting in increased mobility and a reduction in pain.

Soft Tissue Release – this is a technique in which pressure is applied to muscle or connective tissue while the therapist applies stretches. This results in a release of the injured muscle allowing it to return to its original resting length. 

Relaxation Massage – during a relaxation massage smooth gliding techniques are used with gentle to moderate pressure. It can be helpful for relaxing the nervous system, enhancing circulation and relieving minor muscle pain.

Myofascial Release – is a technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure on myofascial connective tissue to reduce pain and increase motion.  It is directed at reducing myofascial restrictions that occur following trauma, surgery or chronic inflammation.

Sports Massage – athletes have an increased risk of developing acute muscle and joint injuries, chronic strain injuries and arthritis.  Massage can help by preventing injuries, relieving muscle tension and improving recovery time.

Pregnancy Massage – is a beneficial type of massage for both mom and baby.  Pregnancy is often associated with discomfort, fatigue, decreased circulation and stress which are all things that massage can be helpful for.

Which Treatment Will Work For Me?

If you know ahead of time that you would like a specific type of massage then we can suggest a therapist that would be best for you as some of our therapists have completed specialized training in certain techniques.  If you are new to massage you probably won’t know what type of massage you are looking for and that is alright as well.  Your therapist will use a variety of massage techniques to fit your individual needs.

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Katherine Maguire