Usually, anyone can benefit from massage therapy since it promotes relaxation, a state in which our bodies experience slowed, deepened breathing, increased digestion, and improved sleep. Massage also effects the circulation of blood and lymph throughout the body, which can be healing for the tissues, and create a sense of lightness and refreshment.

More specifically, Registered Massage Therapy can be helpful, in conjunction with good hydration, home care, and seeking other recommended health care, in the following scenarios:

  • Stress & an array of mental health diagnoses
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sore muscles from strenuous exercise, repetitive movements, or inactivity
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Sports injury – soft tissue injuries of any kind
  • Neurological conditions
  • Whiplash
  • Swelling/Edema
  • Arthritic joint pain
  • Pregnancy & postpartum
  • Discomfort associated with postural deformities
  • Poor body mechanics/ergonomics
  • Muscle weakness

This list is not exhaustive. If you are curious, please ask me what the benefits of massage therapy could be for you, ask your physician or another practitioner, and/or do your own research. For most health concerns, there are modifications to treatment I can make so that massage therapy is still safe for you. However, there are certain conditions that are complete contraindications for massage, which means massage therapy is not safe for you. These are:

  • Systemic contagious infections or diseases, including cold & flu
  • Severe unstable/uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Acute conditions requiring first aid or immediate medical attention
  • Fever