Massage Therapy, RMT

All of the massage therapists at Halton Chiropractic and Wellness are licensed registered massage therapists with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario(CMTO). Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage therapy is very versatile, it is an effective stand-alone treatment for many specific conditions and for general well-being. It is also an effective complementary therapy to most other therapies. At our clinic, we generally see improved rates of results when massage is used alongside physiotherapy, chiropractic and acupuncture care. Therapeutic massage works by increasing circulation to injured and hypertonic areas. This helps reduce swelling by removing toxins and increases circulation as well as supplying of nutrients required for healing. Following an injury like a sprained ankle, whiplash or work injury, the body often forms tiny matted clusters of scar tissue called adhesions as it repairs itself. These fibres can actually prevent good healing and make movements painful or “tight.” Therapeutic massage helps block scar tissue and keeping the tissue more pliable or elastic. People of all ages are turning to massage therapy for relief from the everyday stress to help maintain health and wellness, to Feel Better…Live Better. Using soft-tissue manipulation techniques, massage reduces stress and fatigue by increasing relaxation and improving circulation. Depending on the style of massage, techniques may include stroking, kneading, rocking, tapping or holding steady pressure. Speak with your massage therapist about your objectives at the beginning of your session to determine the right technique that will best meet your objectives. (e.g. Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, etc.). Massage can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses. it can reduce the physiological burden of stress and help treat conditions including stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, depression, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis just to name a few.

Symptoms & conditions commonly treated by Registered Massage Therapy

Motor vehicle accident (MVA)injury, neck stiffness, shoulder pain numbness/tingling, chest pain, pain in extremities (arm & leg), hip pain, ankle and foot pain, headaches, migraines, ear aches

Headache, migraine, low back pain, joint pain, foot pain, stiff neck, rotator cuff pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuralgia sciatica, shingles, gout, fibromyalgia, dental pain, constipation

High blood pressure, poor circulation, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), fatigue, edema, swelling, kyphosis, scoliosis

Depression, anxiety, stress management, wellness maintenance, low energy, improve joint mobility, circulation, and immune system functioning, increase lymphatic drainage, reduce tension within muscles, pregnancy and labour support

Our Registered Massage Therapy Team

Traci Howard

B.A., RMT

Frank Chen

R.TCMP, R.Ac, RMT