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					                                     A Massage Therapist is a Regulated
                                     Health Professional
                                     Only members of the College of Massage
                                     Therapists of Ontario are permitted to use
                                     the title Massage Tehrapist or Regulated
                                     Massage Therapist and use the letters MT
                                     or RMT with their names.

There are many conditions that       Massage therapists have completed a 2-3
Massage Therapy can help with;       year diploma program from a recognized
some examples are:                   massage therapy school and studied
                                     anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical
Sports injuries                      assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics
Strains/sprains                      and other subjects.
Muscle tension
Back & neck pain                     Massage therapists participate in a Quality
Inflammatory conditions(arthritis,   Assurance Program that assists them in
                                     the maintenance of high professional
bursitis)                            standards and quality care of their clients.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Repetitive strain
Chronic fatigue
Gastrointestinal disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson's disease
Post-surgical rehabilitation
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 What is Massage Therapy?                                                     Therapeutic massage is an important part of your
 Massage Therapy has firmly established its role as a clinically-             health maintenance plan, by:
 oriented health option used to relieve a variety of discomforts              Reducing or eliminating pain
 because it achieves undeniable results. Massage Therapy improves             Improving joint mobility
 circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It       Improving circulation
 relieves muscle tension and pain, increass flexibility and mobility          Improving immune system functioning
 and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and          Increasing lymphatic drainage
 stiffness in muscles and joints.                                             Reducing depression and anxiety
                                                                              Reducing tension within muscles
                                                                              Increasing body awareness

                                                                               Everyone can benefit by maintaining vitality and
 A HEALTHY FOUNDATION for WELLBEING                                                   health through massage therapy.

                                                                              Massage Therapy may include other modalities or
Massage Therapy relieves stress; it's thought to help the body's stress       specific techniques, such as:
response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Massage             Hydrotherapy(the use of hot and cold)
therapy also appears to enhance immune function.                              Trigger point therapy
                                                                              Deep tissue massage
It can be preventative or restorative, helping to maintain, rehabilitate,     Rhythmic mobilizations
augment physical function or relieve pain.                                    Manual lymphatic drainage

Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with         How often should you have Massage Therapy?
everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. If         Some people believe that one treatment is enough;
employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury,            however, massage therapy is most beneficial in acute
massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular        conditions when used over a series of treatments and
patterning.                                                                   then followed up with maintenance or preventive
What can Massage Therapy do for you?
The benefits of Massage Therapy can be used in the treatment of the           Through mutual discussion, your Massage Therapist
acute and chronic stages of specific conditions. Treatment also enhances      can help you establish a program which fits your
an individual's overall sense of emotional and physical well-being and        physical needs and lifestyle. Your Massage Therapist
quality of life.                                                              is most interested in your recovery and in the
                                                                              maintenance of you health.
Who can Benefit from Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured,
the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in

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