Therapeutic Massage – In Depth

We are often asked what the difference is between a therapeutic massage treatment and a relaxation massage treatment.  While a therapeutic massage can be relaxing, that is not the end goal of this type of treatment.

Clients with recurrent issues such as athletes, construction workers or even stressed out office workers often seek therapeutic massage to maintain a healthy physical well-being.  The therapeutic treatment is more focused on working on the body’s soft tissue – the muscles, tendons and ligaments that move and support your body.

Your Doctor, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor may refer you for a therapeutic massage to complement their existing treatment plans on certain areas of your body.  Therapeutic massage works on a number of medical issues that are either chronic or acute such as repetitive stress, migraines, sinus headaches, whiplash, strains and sprains and tendonitis.

The work done in a therapeutic massage may feel somewhat uncomfortable as your therapists attempts to work through your tissues using a variety of techniques.  It is important that you express your pain tolerance levels during any therapeutic or deep tissue treatment.

All of our therapists are well trained in therapeutic treatments and we encourage you to explore this option in dealing with any recurrent issues.

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