Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Posted by Optimum Wellness May 13th, 2015

Use Registered Massage Therapy, it’s in your best interest!

Registered Massage Therapist, Barrie, ONMassage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. According to the Massage Therapy Act, 1991, the purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.

In Canada, massage therapy is a widely accepted form of manual therapy. In Ontario, it is estimated that 35% of the population has used massage therapy in the past two years (Report on the massage therapy census 2003 – general public survey). Your Registered Massage Therapist will be dedicated to helping you reach your specific health care goals, and will formulate a treatment plan to help get you back to living your pain free life.

Traditional Massage Therapy (or General Swedish Massage) involves compression, stretching, kneading of soft tissues, and gentle mobilization of the joints, often with a relaxation-oriented focus. Therapeutic Massage uses the techniques listed above, but may include sub-modalities of massage therapy such as muscle energy, myofascial release, contract-relax stretching, trigger-point release, cranio-sacral therapy, and remedial exercise/stretching instructions for home care.

The following is a list of the variety of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can be beneficial:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel Syndrome (repetitive strain)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and Edema
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis and Bursitis
  • Insomnia
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle tension and Spasm
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Stroke
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash

The therapeutic process is a partnership between client and therapist, working together towards common and realistic goals.

While many individuals might provide “massage”, massage therapy should be provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). Cristy Harper, is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She completed her 3000 hour training in Victoria, BC in 2006 and had a successful clinical practice for 6 years. With her recent move to Barrie, Ontario, she is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and expertise to her new clinical practice.


Use a Registered Massage Therapist, it’s in your best interest!

Registered Massage Therapy Prices include 13% HST

  • 30 Minutes $55.00
  • 45 Minutes $70.00
  • 60 Minutes $85.00
  • 75 Minutes $105.00
  • 90 Minutes $125.00

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