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Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) registered with MTAM are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health for their patients. They are educated to assess and treat using techniques such as manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, rehabilitative exercise and patient education.
Massage therapy offers plenty of benefits for both your physical and mental well-being.
Massage therapists are effective in the treatment and management of many health conditions. They help relieve muscle pain, stiffness, and tension.
Regular massages can improve flexibility and range of motion by working on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. This is particularly beneficial for athletes and individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries.
Massage therapy is commonly used in rehabilitation programs to help individuals recover from injuries, surgeries, or chronic pain conditions. It aids in reducing pain, increasing mobility, and promoting tissue healing.
Below are some examples of the benefits of massage therapy:
Massage helps to promote relaxation by reducing muscle tension. It can alleviate symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Massage therapy can help people with low-back pain reduce their pain, improve their physical function, and improve their overall quality of life.
Massage with range of motion and joint mobilization techniques can help improve movement and decrease pain in individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
Massage therapy has been found to be effective for decreasing headaches and neck pain associated with concussions.
Massage techniques can alleviate tension headaches and migraines by reducing muscle spasms, improving blood flow, and relieving stress and anxiety.
Massage therapy techniques with assisted range of motion and exercise have also been shown to help maintain mobility and reduce fatigue and pain associated with MS.
Massage can help alleviate discomfort, reduce muscle spasms, and improve motor symptoms. People with PD also may have improved sleep and decreased pain and fatigue.3
Regular massage can help increase body awareness which in turn, can help prevent future injuries and discomfort.
Massage promotes relaxation and can help individuals struggling with insomnia or sleep disorders. It stimulates the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with sleep regulation and mood enhancement.