Massage Therapy acts directly upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to rehabilitate physical injuries and improve health.
Research studies have found massage therapy to positively affect:
- muscular system
- nervous system
- immune system
- pain perception
- psychological state
- respiratory function
Your first appointment will begin with you filling out a medical case history (if you haven't done so already online) to establish your current level of health and ensure there are no contraindications to massage therapy. The RMT then performs an interview/assessment by your massage therapist so they can better understand your individual health needs.
Following the assessment, the RMT will leave the room allowing you to disrobe and get into position on the massage table (covered by a sheet). The therapist will re-enter the room and do the hands-on part of the treatment.
When they are finished, they will leave the room again allowing you privacy to dress. Once you are dressed the therapist will meet with you again to discuss the treatment and assign necessary homecare exercises such as stretches and strengthening.