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What is Massage Therapy?

The Health Care Professions Act defines massage therapy as the following:

"Massage therapy" means the health profession in which a person provides, for the purposes of developing, maintaining, rehabilitating or augmenting physical function, or relieving pain or promoting health, the services of

(a)assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body, and

(b)treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction, injury, pain and disorders of soft tissue and joints of the body by manipulation, mobilization and other manual methods.

Your massage therapist will conduct a thorough assessment and come up with a treatment plan that is specific to your healthcare goal and needs. Your treatment may include techniques such as Swedish massage, MET (muscle energy technique, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Petrissage, passive and active stretches, etc. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment or want to know more about how massage therapy can help, email us at

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