At Bloor Jane Physiotherapy, we offer massage therapy and reflexology treatments by a Registered Massage Therapist.
A massage can be either performed to complement your plan of care or as an independent method of maintaining well-being. Your first massage therapy session will contain an initial assessment before providing a treatment plan that aligns with your goals. Massage can benefit overall health and fitness by addressing joint mobility, improving circulation and reducing pain. A massage can provide a considerable boost to your health and wellness by relieving pain due to musculoskeletal dysfunction, anxiety, or stress.
All Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario are trained in the use of traditional Swedish Massage techniques. Swedish Massage is traced back to the 1700s as the first systematic therapeutic massage method based on physiology. It assists in restoring the entire person to homeostasis in a methodical, systematic manner. Your Massage Therapist takes this approach to adapt your treatment plan and subsequent treatments to your specific needs, often utilizing additional training in other specific techniques and areas of expertise under the Massage Therapy classification.
Help to rehabilitate after an injury or accident,
Decrease complaints like tension headaches, frozen shoulder and chronic stiffness of the low back,
Relieve stress and promote a general sense of well-being
Loosen and relax tight muscles, helping the body achieve its full range of movement
Reduce fatigue and promote a better quality of sleep, making you feel more rested for the next day.
In the words of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, “Massage Therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy”.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario has implemented many guidelines for the safe delivery of massage services. At Bloor Jane Physiotherapy, we strictly adhere to them all.
Call 416-766-2050 for an appointment with a Registered Massage Therapist at Bloor Jane Physiotherapy & Active Rehabilitation.
Reflexology can complement the treatment plan that your physiotherapist created. It can help you adhere to your plan if you find it a challenge. Make sure that your therapist is aware of reflexology treatments as they may conflict with acupuncture given by your physiotherapist.
Reflexology is based on the premise that there are reflexes and nerves throughout the body connecting different parts of the body along the neural pathways. Interestingly there are some areas of the body with a greater concentration of nerve endings, like the ears, hands, and feet. There are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot. Reflexologists can activate these reflex points or zones that correspond to certain body parts or organs. This in turn helps trigger a balance of that body part or organ. Simply said, it can move it toward a more normal and healthy function.
Eastern and traditional Chinese medicines have long shared a strong stance on the healing abilities of reflexology, and it is practiced worldwide today. Reflexologists use various hands-on techniques to activate the body’s own healing response. Not only can reflexology reduce pain and the symptoms of stress, but it can also revitalize the body’s tissues and assist in the post operative recovery process. Many claim to experience a feeling of relaxation after a treatment or report a soothing feeling of rejuvenation. That in turn can reduce anxiety, reduce blood pressure, and relieve muscle tension.
Reflexology is paid under massage therapy coverage by most of the major insurance providers. Call 416-766-2050 to schedule your massage or reflexology treatment. Bloor Jane Physiotherapy offers Reflexology from Sarah Casey - the clinic’s Registered Massage Therapist.