Massage Therapy


Jemal Anderson RMT

CALL: (905) 528-2494

to book your massage today!

 

 

Indications of Massage Therapy

  • Back/shoulder/neck pain
  • Decreased circulation
  • Decreased lymphatic circulation
  • Menstrual pain
  • Joint pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Increased stress at work or just life
  • Sciatica and Pseudo-sciatica

Types of Massage:

Swedish Massage:

A term heard a lot. There are 5 different styles of long, flowing strokes. Effleurage (sliding or gliding), Petrissage (kneading), Tapotement (rhythmic tapping), Friction (cross fiber) and Vibration, Rocking & Shaking.  This type of massage is usually used when someone is experiencing pain, joint stiffness, poor circulation, hypertension or tight muscles.

Pregnancy Massage:

The techniques used here are similar to Swedish Massage. What is the difference between Pregnancy Massage and regular massage? The techniques are the same, the positioning is what is different.

Deep tissue Massage:

Many people enjoy a deep tissue massage. But it doesn’t necessary mean he’s going to show you how strong your massage therapist is! The basis of this technique is to address the deeper muscles, not to feel pain with massage. Deep pressure should be applied within a person’s pain tolerance. If this technique is too deep, you will react by guarding and contracting your muscles, so you won’t get the benefits of this technique.

TMJ Therapy:

There are intra-oral and working the muscles of mastication (chewing muscles). Working on the face muscles, especially around the TMJ and jawbone as well as the sub occipitals (tiny muscles located on either side of base of the skull).