What is Massage Therapy?

When you push your body physically and challenge it to do everything you need it to do to live the amazing, active life that you enjoy, a good clinical massage therapist can help keep you active and free from injuries.

“Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

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.”  The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

Massage can be beneficial for many things from relieving chronic pain, to boosting your immune system, increasing blood circulation, helping you recover from post activity muscle soreness, improving your mood, helping you sleep and more. 

Reactivate massage therapist Melissa Baird specializes in deep tissue massage therapy and has experience treating various sports injuries including neck, back, shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. She also aids rehabilitation following various surgeries. She has experience managing symptoms associated with scoliosis, fibromyalgia, and pre and post natal massage. She utilizes cupping technique and more recently has obtained a Medical Acupuncture certification through McMaster University.

Find out more about Melissa here...