Massage Therapy Overview
Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
The benefits of massage therapy include:
- reducing pain
- improving mobility
- reducing muscular tension
- promote relaxation
- reduce jaw tension and pain
- aid in recovery from physical exertion
- support recovery from soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains
- help manage or reduce persistent pain
- provide support for fibromyalgia
- improve mood for some depressive/anxiety disorders
- foster a stronger mind-body relationship
In addition to all that, a massage therapist can help you understand how your body functions and some of the why’s behind the what’s. Your RMT is an educated, regulated health professional with your best interests and continued health and wellness at heart. To learn more about our massage therapist, Nidal Saloum RMT, visit our About Us page.
How Do I Know If I Need Massage
- You’re Feeling Stressed. …
- You’re Getting Headaches. …
- You’re Sedentary for Most of the Day. …
- You Have Poor Posture. …
- You’re in Pain or Don’t Have a Full Range of Motion. …
- You’re Training or Just Started Working out. …
- You’re Having Trouble Sleeping. …
- You’ve Never Had a Massage Before
Our Approach & What to Expect on Your First Visit
Do I need to have an initial assessment?
Yes. All patients need to be assessed on their first visit to our clinic. This is to ensure that we are 1)aware of your existing medical history and 2)to make sure that it is safe for you to be treated with massage therapy.
How long will my first visit be?
We book all first visit patients for 60min.
How long will my treatment be on the first visit?
The initial visit treatment time will be dependent on the extent of your medical history and your current condition. We try hard to provide at least a 45min massage on the initial assessment visit, however, with extensive history, your treatment time may be shorter.
Will I be sore following my treatment?
Often people are sore following a treatment. However, this will again be dependent on the extent of your current health status. We commonly see that patients are more sore when there is an acute injury. Also, if you have never had a massage before, you may not be used to the treatment. Typically, as your tissues become healthier, your nutrition improves, and your injury heals, the tenderness once felt with massage therapy, goes away.
"Highly recommend Nidal. I have never had someone be able to really understand and be strong enough to make a difference with my shoulder pain. I feel like a million bucks. He is also very knowledgeable."
"Nidal is very professional, kind, explaining the steps he takes to help a person ".