Not all chiropractic clinics offer massage therapy in Toronto, and not all massage therapy clinics offer chiropractic services. However, the two go together incredibly well for total-body wellness. Whether you are simply sore from the daily grind, or are battling chronic conditions, the healing power of touch from a Registered Massage Therapist can help.
What is a Registered Massage Therapist?
In Canada, not all provinces require people who perform massage as a service to be licensed. However, some people choose to further their education and become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) anyway. These individuals have typically gone through several years of additional schooling, which covers everything from how the body works to understanding how disease and illness can affect a person. Because of the extensive knowledge gained through schooling, an RMT is able to help clients soothe away general soreness, or help them work through chronic pains and ailments. RMTs have a deep understanding of how all the muscles work together, so that even if a specific area is bothersome they can pinpoint what other areas may be affected, and how to release the tension.
Some people like to get massage therapy in Toronto simply because it feels like a relaxing getaway. It’s nice to be pampered, and the comfort can be long-lasting. However, there is also a wide range of benefits that come from it. The Mayo Clinic reports that it can help with anxiety, fibromyalgia, headaches, stress, insomnia, and more. It’s also been known to reduce blood pressure, improve posture, and increase circulation. Because the RMT usually covers the whole body during this type of session, it’s ideal for anyone who wants a calming experience.
Targeted Massage Therapy
Unlike therapeutic massage, the goal of targeted therapy is not necessarily relaxation, though that may come as a byproduct. In a targeted therapy session, the RMT focuses on a single area or just a few areas that are causing the most discomfort. It can help reduce pain and relax specific muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion. According to a study covered by WebMD, it can provide as much relief as medication does for various complaints and individuals. This includes:
- People who are recovering from surgery.
- People with mobility or movement issues.
- People who want to focus on one area, rather than have a full-body massage.
- People with therapeutic goals in mind.
- People who prefer deep massages rather than those for relaxation.
What You Should Know Before You Go
You should know which type of experience you want before you schedule, and be able to relay that information to the RMT and the person who handles the scheduling. It’s also a good idea to mention your visit to your primary care physician, especially if you’re managing any chronic conditions. You’ll also need to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes to your appointment, and increase your water intake both before and after your visit.
Schedule Your Toronto Massage Therapy Visit in a Chiropractic Clinic Today
If you have additional questions about our services and how they work, or you’d like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Simply fill out the form on this page, and Downsview Chiropractic’s team will get back to you as soon as they can. Alternatively, you can speak to someone Monday to Friday, during regular businesses hours by calling (416) 635-1818.