Registered Massage Therapy at TLR is an alternative health option that manipulates the muscles of the body for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy is based on modern concepts of anatomy, including a wide variety of modalities that go beyond the original framework of Swedish massage. Massage Therapy can help alleviate muscle discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, many chronic pain syndromes and muscular overuse. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if begun early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
Massage therapy is believed to positively affect everything from circulation to the body's metabolism. Swedish massage technique in particular has been shown to relieve muscle pain, low back pain, reduce stress, and improve immune function. It can also enhance respiratory function, reduce edema (swelling) due to blocked lymphatic vessels, increase range of motion, improve sleep, and aid in the healing of soft-tissue injuries.
While massage therapists are often perceived by the general public to only perform relaxation massages, most, if not all RMT's, provide many of their clients with specific treatment-focused massages which are designed to treat many common musculoskeletal injuries, neurological symptoms and respiratory conditions.
All massage therapy treatments at TLR are done by Registered Massage Therapists. The extent of a massage will depend on several factors, including the length of the session, the specific need for treatment, the techniques used, and the client's comfort level with touch.
When there is an injury or condition to be addressed, the entire session may focus on a single area. There may also be a need for treatment of other body areas that are affected by an injury, such as when a sprained ankle forces the opposite leg to bear all the stress of walking and weight-bearing.
Sport Massage Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Postural Massage Therapy
Motor Accident Rehab
Soft Tissue Release Therapy
For most people, massage therapy is very safe and
beneficial. As with any treatment, however, certain precautions must be taken. Massage therapy has a profound affect on many of the body's systems. Some of those effects are documented by research while others are still only partially understood. Some are beneficial for almost everyone; others depend entirely upon the health profile of the client.
For these reasons, our well-trained massage therapists interview their clients prior to their first session to determine whether any existing health conditions or medications may challenge the safety of massage treatment. Often, even in the presence of such challenges, massage therapy may still be an option with modifications or in cooperation with other forms of health care. However, some conditions (such as unregulated hypertension or a systemic infection) are clear contraindications for massage.
Massage therapy should never be a substitute for primary health care by a physician. Physicians should always be made aware when a patient is receiving massage therapy, especially when an injury or a health condition is present.
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The Locker Room - Sports Therapy Services
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Postural Dysfuction, Tendonitis, Bursitis
Bursa, Bone, Muscle and Tendon Disorders
Fibromyalgia, Muscle Cramps, Tendinopathies (tendonitis), Contusions, Muscle Tension/Spasm, Sprains, Strains, Osteoporosis
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Medial Plantar Nerve Entrapment, Metatarsalgia, Plantar Fasciosis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Neck and Back Pain
Sciatica, Degenerative Disc Disease (slipped disc), Facet pain, Whiplash and associated disorders, Scoliosis, Thoracic outlet syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of the Hand
Shoulder & Elbow Conditions
Frozen Shoulder, Golfers/Tennis Elbow (Tendonopathy)
Tension, Migraine, TMJ dysfunction
Hip, Leg & Knee Disorders
Illiotibial Band Impingement Syndrome, Patellar Tracking Dysfunction, Shin Splints (compartment syndrome), Anterior Ligament Tears
Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pregnancy (Pre and Post Care), Pelvic Pain