Registered Massage Therapist In Toronto
Are you looking for a way to find relief in your high-stress lifestyle?
Is chronic pain making your life more difficult than it needs to be?
Are you dealing with chronic headaches, fatigue, or an inflammatory condition?
If so, you may benefit from a registered massage therapy treatment at Mahaya Health.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a unique form of massage, used for therapeutic purposes. While other forms of massage focus on relaxation, massage therapy focuses on the manipulation of soft tissue to alleviate discomfort.
Someone who practices massage therapy is called a registered massage therapist, or RMT. A registered massage therapist is someone who holds a diploma in massage therapy, and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
An RMT is a primary healthcare practitioner who can help with a wide range of different health concerns.
Registered Massage Therapy For Stress Relief
One of the most well-known benefits of massage therapy is its ability to help you relieve stress.
When you’re under stress, your body produces high levels of cortisol. If your level of cortisol stays high for an extended period of time, it can lead to sleep problems, digestive problems, chronic headaches and fatigue, weight gain, and a number of other health problems.
Treatments from a registered massage therapist have been shown to reduce cortisol levels, which can help your body exit from the fight-flight-freeze state and begin healing.
Most people find treatment from a registered massage therapist in general to be a relaxing experience as well, which in itself can help you reduce stress.
Registered Massage Therapy For Chronic Pain
Incidences of chronic pain are on the rise, thanks in no small part to the sedentary lifestyles so many of us are living nowadays. In fact, pain is the number one most common cause of disability in Canada.
Because we spend most of our time seated at a desk working on a computer, many of us suffer from poor posture, which can lead to chronic pain in the back, neck, or other areas. Being overweight can also cause chronic pain, as the extra weight your body carries can create extra strain.
Whatever it is that’s causing your chronic pain, though, an RMT can help. If you’ve gotten yourself into a habit of poor posture, you’ve probably become quite tense. Massage therapy can help loosen your muscles, which makes it easier for you to get into better posture and maintain it.
Registered Massage Therapy For Immune System Health
Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against communicable illnesses. The healthier it is, the lower your risk of developing a number of different illnesses. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to keeping it healthy.
One is chronic stress. When your body is stuck in the fight-flight-freeze state, it compensates by diverting resources toward things that will help you get out of danger – alertness, muscles, etc. and away from your immune system and digestive system, among other things. This is good in the short term if you need to get away from danger. But over a long enough period of time, it can cripple your ability to fight off disease.
By reducing stress, your body can exit the fight-flight-freeze state and begin to recover. This means your immune system can start getting the resources it needs to rebuild its strength.
Registered massage therapy has benefits for a wide variety of different health conditions, including:
- Chronic headaches
- Ease suffering in cancer patients
- Ease osteoarthritis symptoms
- Improve athletic performance
- Decrease carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms
- Improve balance and equilibrium
- Reduce effects of dementia
To find out more about how massage therapy can help you, contact Mahaya Health today.
During your initial appointment, you’ll get a chance to talk with a qualified practitioner about your individual health concerns.
From there, you’ll get recommendations on whether massage or another treatment will be ideal for you.