massage therapy

Massage therapy is available at the North Toronto Naturopathic Clinic by registered massage therapists. Many extended healthcare plans include coverage for massage therapy. We encourage you to check your insurance coverage to see if you have this benefit.

how can massage therapy help you?

Massage therapy is a great way to recharge your batteries. The benefits of massage begin the moment that your appointment begins. Massage clearly induces physiological changes that not only make you feel better, but also reduce stress and enhance immune function.

Massage can allow quicker recovery from physical stress and trauma, and help eliminate the post-work out build up of lactic acid, a by-product of exercise that causes muscle aches. For athletes, massage therapy has been shown to enhance recovery time and improve performance. Massage is recognized as being effective in reducing or managing both acute and chronic pain.

how does massage therapy work?

Massage therapy encourages healing by promoting the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves and stretching and loosening muscles to keep them elastic. Massage therapy re-establishes muscle tone, reduces muscle spasms and can restore restricted movement by allowing tight muscles to relax. Correcting muscular imbalance and pain, through massage therapy, can improve posture and free your body to move more comfortably.

Massage therapy can provide relief for many conditions including:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Edema
  • Discomforts of pregnancy
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Recovery of function after broken limbs
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Trauma
  • Repetitive stress injuries

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