Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body — including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints. At Trent Health in Motion, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) provide trustworthy massage therapy in Peterborough, Ontario. As regulated health care professionals, our RMTs are held to the highest standards of safety and quality care provided ethically.
If you are looking for a reputable clinic that offers massage and physiotherapy near you, our multidisciplinary clinic can provide a wide range of health services in a state-of-the-art facility that can address all your health goals.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy as a standalone treatment or as part of an integrated treatment plan (such as physiotherapy or chiropractic care) can be beneficial in treating many conditions.
Therapeutic massage works by increasing blood circulation to injured areas. This helps reduce swelling and increases the supply of nutrients required for healing.
Following an injury (such as a sprained ankle or even whiplash), the body often forms tiny matted clusters of scar tissue (called adhesions) as it repairs itself. These fibres can prevent proper healing and make movements feel painful or tight. Massage therapy helps reduce the formation of such scar tissue — or in the case of older injuries, it can help make these tissues more flexible.
Research has also shown that massage therapy is highly effective when it comes to reducing stress, improving mental health, and enhancing the body’s immune functions by relieving the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.
Preparing for Your Treatment
Before beginning treatment at our Peterborough massage therapy clinic, we will ask you to fill out a health history form. This allows our RMTs to ensure that massage therapy is a safe option for you. The form also provides our team with the necessary information needed to move forward with treatment, including your primary complaints, medical history, and any pre-existing conditions.
Our RMTs will also ask questions or clarifications about your provided information as needed. All questions will be geared towards a better understanding of your primary concerns and/or pre-existing conditions.
To ensure that your massage therapy treatment is as closely tailored to your needs as possible, our RMTs may also perform a preliminary assessment. This allows them to determine what may be causing your pain or discomfort, along with other contributing factors that may be at play.
Before commencing your treatment, your RMT will explain what they believe is the cause of your concerns and how they plan to address it through massage therapy. That way, you’ll be fully informed on the techniques that will be used for your specific plan and educated on how they will effectively treat your primary concerns.
Our Therapeutic Massage Styles
Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) in Peterborough are trained in a variety of therapeutic massage techniques and styles, such as:
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Prenatal massage therapy
- Post-natal massage therapy
- Relaxation massage
- Massage for athletic/sports performance & recovery
- ART (Active Release Techniques)
Treated ConditionsThe following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove to be beneficial:
- Back, leg, and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome/Tendonitis/Repetitive strain injuries
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
- Kyphosis and Scoliosis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Pregnancy and labour support
- Sports injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Stress and stress-related conditions
- Whiplash/MVA injuries
Your Health Maintenance Plan
Massage therapy can serve as an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension in the muscles
- Increasing body awareness
Is Massage Therapy Covered by Insurance?Yes, most extended health plans do cover massage therapy. However, no two plans are the same, which is why we highly recommend checking with your benefits provider to ensure that you are covered and if you require a doctor’s prescription to claim your benefits. Those who have been injured in automobile accidents also may be eligible for coverage through their auto insurer.
Book an Appointment With Our RMTs Today
Experience the benefits of massage therapy with our reputable team of RMTs — all within our warm, friendly, and state-of-the-art facility in Peterborough, ON. At Trent Health in Motion, we are committed to providing exceptional care by helping you improve your quality of life.
To book an appointment with our registered massage therapy team, call us at 705-741-4758 or click the button below. We look forward to seeing you.