What is Clinical Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments) used in order to enhance a person’s health and wellbeing.

What are the Benefits of Clinical Massage Therapy?

Stress Relief: During a massage session, our Massage Therapists can help lower your heart rate, while reducing your anxiety and stress.

Relaxation: Massage Therapy encourages your body to enter a relaxed state. This will help you rest and recover from sore muscles and daily stressors. 

Improve Posture: Sitting at your desk for 8 hours per day can cause poor posture and chronic back pain. Massage Therapy allows your body to relax which loosens the muscles used for proper posture alignment. Our Massage Therapists can help correct problems developed due to poor posture, and they can also instruct you on proper ways to sit and stand throughout the day.

Improve Circulation: Massage Therapy can improve circulation. Our massage therapists use hands-on pressure to pump more blood and oxygen through your muscles. This promotes organ function and vitality to the rest of your body.

Improves Flexibility: The benefits of increased flexibility include a reduction in pain, the ability to maintain better posture and balance, and a decreased likelihood of succumbing to injury. When your flexibility improves, physical performance improves as well.

Headache Relief: Massage therapy will help relieve pressure and pain that is built up within your body. As a result, this will help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.

What should I expect when seeing a Massage Therapist?

Our Registered Massage Therapist will discuss your symptoms and obtain a thorough medical history to decide with you the best course of treatment. Massage therapy, like other types of health practices, is not one-size-fits-all. We use a personalized approach to ensure you’re receiving treatment specific to your needs.

Who is Massage Therapy For?

Our registered massage therapists provide therapy to children, teens, pregnant women, senior citizens, and anyone else requiring services within the St. John’s area.

Treatment Modalities of Massage Therapy

InMotion Health Centre’s Registered Massage Therapists use many different massage techniques depending on individual client needs. We currently offer the following treatment modalities:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Hydrotherapy Modalities
  • Workers Massage Therapy
  • Myofascial Release Work
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • TMJ-D
  • Stretching techniques

Massage therapy can help treat a wide variety of health issues. 

Why should I visit a Massage Therapist?

Massage Therapy not only treats acute and chronic pain, but helps with the strains of everyday life. It can benefit those suffering due to poor posture, muscle tension, poor blood-circulation, and general stiffness. Nearly everyone can benefit from receiving Massage Therapy.

When should I visit a Massage Therapist?

If pain or discomfort is affecting your everyday life, perhaps it’s time to consider visiting a Massage Therapist. Clinical Massage Therapy can also be a preventative way to help prepare the body for both everyday tasks and exercise.

How can Massage Therapy help me with chronic pain?

Two of the main chronic pain syndromes often treated with Massage Therapy are Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Massage Therapy reduces chronic pain by releasing serotonin, a natural pain reducer, throughout the body. It also increases the body’s range of motion and helps with relaxation, reducing anxiety, and promoting sleep.

Does my Insurance cover Massage Therapy?

InMotion Health Centre direct bills with most major insurance companies for your convenience. Many people use their insurance to pay for Massage Therapy. Some insurances require a physician’s referral before the treatment. Most insurance plans also have a maximum claimable amount available per year for Massage Therapy. It is recommended you contact your insurance provider for information on Massage Therapy coverage.