Conditions Treated

Massage therapy is a very effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.  Just about everyone can benefit in some way from therapeutic massage.

 

Massage therapy can often effectively and completely resolve the following conditions:

  • tension headache
  • low back pain or spasm
  • general muscular aches, tension, or spasm
  • postural problems
  • limited range of motion in joints
  • sports injuries such as sprains, strains, bruises
  • overuse injuries such as tendinitis or bursitis
  • pain or dysfunction caused by scar tissue from old injuries or surgeries

 

Massage therapy can effectively treat more complex conditions, and is especially effective when combined with treatments by physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, or medical specialists:

  • whiplash and other complications resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • neurological disorders involving nerve compression such as carpal tunnel or sciatica
  • conditions involving damaged or misaligned spinal vertebrae or discs
  • serious sports injuries such as shoulder dislocations, ligament or meniscus tears in the knee, torn Achilles tendons, etc.
  • recovery from hip or knee replacement

 

Massage therapy can help reduce the severity, intensity and frequency of symptoms in conditions such as:

  • complex regional pain syndrome
  • other conditions involving chronic pain such as migraines
  • disorders involving excess swelling or inflammation, such as after surgeries removing lymph glands
  • mood disorders especially those involving anxiety

 

Although there are some chronic long term conditions that massage therapy cannot cure, we can often make a big difference in your quality of life by helping manage your symptoms:

  • chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, lupus
  • permanent neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, paralysation
  • osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease