Massage has many benefits that affect both our bodies and our minds. Almost everyone can safely receive Massage Therapy. Amongst its many other benefits, massage increases body awareness so that any issues can be addressed before they get more serious in nature. At Burnaby Massage Clinic we provide safe, effective and professional treatment that provides the following.
Basic physical benefits of massage
- Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
- Improves circulation
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling and reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Enhances athletic performance
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Improves circulation and movement of lymph fluids
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
- Improves posture
- Strengthens the immune system
- Psychological benefits from Massage therapy.
Two of the greatest physiological changes produced by massage therapy are an increase in blood circulation and an increase in lymphatic fluid circulation. Consequently, there are several benefits from the increased circulation of these two dynamic body fluids.
The lymphatic system is essentially the immune system, containing white cells, killer and T cells. Massage can increase the effectiveness of the immune system by increasing the distribution of lymphatic fluid.
Increased blood circulation will bring about reduction of swelling; improved healing (better delivery of nutrition to cells and removal of cellular waste); lowered heart rate and blood pressure (increased volume of blood) and enhanced overall health (smooth delivery of the body chemical messengers, nutrition and removal of debris to and from all organs).
In the case of injury, either from trauma (e.g. accidents or surgery) or repetitive strain (e.g. poor posture, poor ergonomic design of tools and furniture), a massage therapist can physically stretch muscles, inhibit muscle spasm, increase range of motion of joints and help break down scar tissue. A massage therapist is trained to assess and treat most soft tissues of the human body. (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connecting tissue)
Once a pattern of muscle dysfunction is assessed and treated, Lee will provide advice and tools such as specific exercises and stretches to lessen or eliminate the soft tissue problem.
A few conditions massage therapy can benefit.
People with the following conditions have reported that massage therapy has lessened or relieved many of their symptoms:
Motor vehicle accidents and whiplash, Arthritis, Asthma, Back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic and acute pain, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Immune system disorders, Insomnia, Joint strains and sprains, Myofascial pain, Repetitive strain injuries, Some circulatory problems, Sports injuries, Stress, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Chronic pain, Frozen Shoulder, Postural Deformities, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Herniated back (disc), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Knee injuries, Low back pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraine, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tendinitis, Edema, Osteoarthritis, Entrapments & Compression Syndromes.
RMT's are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia for your protection and must adhere to strict ethics and bylaws set out in the health professions act of British Columbia . RMT's are also required to update their education and skill through regulated scheduled continuing education. Registered Massage Therapists in BC have the highest standard of education in North America ( Three years ). North Burnaby Massage Therapy Clinic is comprised of five registered massage therapists. All therapists at North Burnaby Massage Therapy have been educated in British Columbia.