By Sam Rosenberg
What is registered massage therapy?
Registered Massage Therapists aim to improve soft tissue and joint health through manual manipulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue, as well as instructing clients in therapeutic exercises that they can do at home to aid in their recovery. There are a variety of techniques that can be applied and each treatment is personally tailored to be most effective for the client.
What conditions respond well to massage therapy?
• Sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and overuse/overtraining
• Work related problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injuries
• Chronic discomfort such as neck tension or low back pain
• Post surgical recovery
• Respiratory issues
• Circulatory issues
• Pregnancy related aches and pains
• Car accidents and whiplash
When is a good time to see a massage therapist?
Massage can be effective for immediate relief with a new injury, especially those that have lots of muscle tension and limited mobility.
Later in the healing process, for longer term or chronic injuries, massage is also an effective way to start or accelerate recovery. Since RMTs tailor their treatments to each client and situation, there is no wrong time to get treatments.
Does massage therapy work in conjunction with other types of treatments?
For many conditions, there can be an extra benefit by combining different types of treatments in a cooperative way. Chiropractic treatments can be more effective and last longer in conjunction with massage. In addition, for those in a supervised physiotherapy or kinesiology program, massage therapy can help the body recover more quickly from the challenges being placed on it.
QubeCore Sports & Rehab offers therapeutic massage therapy services in North Vancouver for a wide range of injures and conditions. To book your appointment with our experienced massage therapists, call 604.210.2274 or simply BOOK ONLINE.