What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy consists of an assessment of the soft tissue and joints to treat and prevent physical dysfunction and pain. This treatment can enhance, maintain, and rehabilitate physical function for athletes, weekend warriors, those suffering from pain/stiffness, and anyone interested in maintaining overall health. Soft tissues include the skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, and membranes.
By treating problem-specific areas, as well as the whole body, the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and nerve systems are normalized by boosting circulation. Massage therapy improves healing and recovery to damaged tissues. The massage therapists at Back to Health treat many different conditions and are trained in numerous specialized techniques to help restore overall health!
What does it take to become a Registered Massage Therapist?
- 2,200 hours of academic training (anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage treatment, assessment skills, and more)
- 150 treatment hours
- 2-part provincial exam (written and oral)
- To learn more about massage therapists in Ontario, click here!
Are chiropractic and massage therapy complementary?
Yes! Chiropractors treat joint misalignments while massage therapy can help the surrounding soft tissue (muscles and ligaments). Together, chiropractic and massage therapy form a powerful healing approach.