Our clinic offers the following treatments:
Registered Massage Therapy
Pregnancy Massage Therapy
Post-natal Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
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Registered Massage Therapy & Wellness
Registered Massage Therapy for Heart Health
by Jessica Konink
Massage Therapy is for people of all ages in all stages of life. A therapeutic treatment can reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance general well-being. A quality massage stimulates a nervous system response that facilitates the release of the 'feel good' hormones, endorphins, and inhibits the release of stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. Massage Therapy improves blood circulation and maintains healthy blood pressure levels which in turn reduce heart rate.
Incorporating therapeutic massage into regular health regimes can reduce risks associated with stress, such as, cardiac arrhythmias. A number of studies have shown that a consistent treatment plan can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure, maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Massage Therapy can reduce the risk of heart attack in people suffering from heart disease by releasing contracted muscles, aiding in venous return and easing the strain of blood flowing through the heart.
Given that massage improves circulation; it stimulates the flow of essential nutrients and oxygenates the tissues of the body. Since the beneficial effects of massage are cumulative, for people who do not get enough exercise or physical activity, a monthly treatment is recommended for health maintenance and general well-being.
Massage Therapy not only offers a drug-free, non-invasive approach to care but allows the body to heal naturally. Massage Therapy is generally safe and has no adverse side effects when administered by a trained and licensed professional, however, for people with a familial history of heart disease and stroke, it is highly recommended that you seek advice from a medical doctor or family physician prior to receiving care.
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