Swedish/Deep Tissue Massage

It is one of the most commonly used massages in western civilization today and is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Massage. It is both relaxing and invigorating. The movements and firm pressure involved in Swedish massage affect all systems in the body, including soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments and also nerves and even glands. It is particularly effective for those suffering from osteoarthritis and other painful and debilitating joint conditions.

Swedish Massage is typically a head to toe massage and can be very relaxing, but does not mean that it is not effective nor light in the touch. It is always important to communicate your pressure comfort to your therapists during your treatment.

It’s easy to enjoy a Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage!

 Massage has been clinically proven at reducing anxiety, improving pulmonary function, reducing asthma symptoms, reducing psycho-emotional stress, easing chronic inflammatory bowel disease, enhancing the immune system functioning, and improving motor development in premature infants.

It is also effective at speeding up recovery time from injuries and improving range of motion for all ligaments is effective at stress but treating the deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues of the body. Having regular massage  treatments have been shown to reduce injuries, and maintain good health.

Benefits:

  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Improves mobility
  • Speeds recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Effective against repetitive strain injury, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Aids with postural problems
  • Effective against osteoarthritis pain
  • Very effective at relieving Fibromyalgia pain
  • Relieves muscle tension or spasms

Extended Health Coverage:

The majority of extended health plans cover from 60-100% of the cost as long as the Swedish Massage is given by a Registered Massage Therapist not to be confused with a Massage Practitioner. Please check with your health provider to understand your personal plan. Patients are given a receipt of services with their RMT’s registration number for reimbursement from their plan provider.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/local/myhr/documents/benefits/benefits_guide.pdf