Massage Therapy
Comprehensive health management
Massage therapy is  one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Statistics from both Health Canada1 and the American Massage Therapy Association2 show that millions of North Americans use it today.

Massage Therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, friction, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia, or connective tissue of the body.

Today Massage is thought of as a holistic therapy that compliments medical treatment. The “Physician’s Guide to Therapeutic Massage” shows that Massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of the blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.

Massage Therapy
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Applications
Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Bandaging
Matrix Repatterning

 1Health Canada (2003). Health Policy Research Bulletin. Retrieved May 10, 2005, from
2American Massage Therapy Association. (2001). Massage Therapy Consumer Fact Sheet