Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday, occupational and athletic stresses, muscular over-use and many physical conditions. Massage Therapy can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a variety of patients in the treatment of discomfort, illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.
Cupping Massage, in the Traditional Chinese Medicine realm, is used to remove stagnation and stimulate flow of Qi (chi), it is believed that disruptions of this Qi lead to and create blockages and imbalances in the body. From a more modern position on the matter, Cupping Massage has be proven to relieve physiological restrictions in the body as well as reduce myofascial pain and promote relaxation.
Dry cupping involves adhering the cups on the skin with the use of suction. The skin and soft tissue beneath the cup are drawn upward into the cup. Results of this technique are increased blood flow to the area as well as a loosening of the myofascial tissue, with similar results to that of a deep tissue massage.
Some conditions that cupping can help with are back pain, muscle pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, soft tissue limitations and flexibility, decreased range of motion, and much more.