Did you know there are differences between several types of massages, and what they can do for you?
Therapeutic Relaxation Massage provides treatment for specific health concerns. If you have chronic pain, a repetitive use injury, suffer from stress anxiety or depression, or you are recovering from surgery or chemotherapy, a Therapeutic Massage can help address these health issues. A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) often performs a therapeutic massage in a clinic and can treat a range of health needs including:
Your RMT will ask a list of questions about your health issues and needs before proceeding with a therapeutic massage. Your massage will focus on addressing your health needs, and your therapist might suggest regular weekly or bi-weekly massages to provide you with the most effective treatment.
While Therapeutic/Relaxation Massage addresses a range of health issues, it differs from Deep Tissue Massage. In a Deep Tissue Massage, your RMT will use more intense pressure to release muscle “adhesions” (or knots), or chronic muscle tension. To relieve severe tension in the muscles below surface muscles, (in connective tissues and fascia), a deep tissue massage uses slower strokes with continuous, deep pressure on specific muscles. A deep tissue massage also assists with the break-up and realignment of scar tissue. Deep tissue treatments use a range of differing techniques to help achieve a specific planned outcome.
At Inspire Centre, our RMTs have been trained to do all forms of massage, and some have specific expertise in treatments for TMJ, working with youth and senior care.