Registered Massage Therapists Natasha LeClair, Kathy Pantalon, Jessica Bundy, Tara Tait, Selena Curvelo, Meghan Piller and Taryn Krizan practice at our Victoria Massage Therapy Clinic located at 120-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8. They are accepting new patients.To book an appointment please call us at 250-598-9828
No other form of connection is as powerful and universal as touch. Massage can enhance the body’s ability to heal as well as calming the mind and relaxing the body. Come and see our Registered Massage Therapists and discover the amazing benefits of Massage Therapy and why many people now see it as not just a luxury but an essential part of health and well being. The practice of massage therapy in Victoria is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body. Soft tissues include the skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, and membranes. It treats and prevents physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints.
Victoria massage therapy develops, maintains, rehabilitates, or augments physical function and relieves pain. Massage therapy treats problem-specific areas, as well as the whole metabolism, by normalizing the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, and nervous system. Massage therapy can exert a stimulating or soothing effect on the nervous system. It can improve circulation to various tissues and organs. For example, it can aid in digestion by temporarily increasing vascularity to the digestive organs; it can also improve circulation through muscle, improving healing and recovery to damaged tissue. Massage has also been shown to improve the movement of blood and lymph to the heart, allowing the heart to beat more efficiently.
ICBC CLAIMS FOR MASSAGE ARE WELCOME!
Unfortunately we do not provide Massage Therapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims
Please visit our dedicated Massage Therapy website at www.massagevictoria.com to find out more!
Why should people have regular massage treatments?
Just like you service your car our bodies also need a tune up every now and agin. It may simply look like a lot of pressing and kneading on skin, but massage is actually a scientific process. The reason you feel different after a massage is because it is healing and invigorating tired, aching or injured muscles. Massage increases blood land lymph circulation. Lymph is a fluid that rids body tissues of waste, is dependent on the squeezing effect of muscles.
An active person has better lymph flow than an inactive person. However, stimulation from vigorous activity can lead to increased waste, which can negate the benefit. This is where massage has a huge advantage. Massage can dramatically aid lymph movement, which together with blood, supplies nutrients and oxygen and rids wastes and toxins. It is easy to understand why good circulation is so important to our health and why massage can be so beneficial just for this purpose.
MASSAGE AND SPORT
Massage plays a part in every form of sport or exercise. Unfortunately, many people believe aches and pains are an inevitable consequence to activity. But massage can actually reduce or eliminate what may appear to be exercise induced pain. It can increase endurance, control fatigue and help people feel better when used as part of a regular health program. Massage can also speed muscle recovery rates as it eliminates irritation from waste. By helping reduce fatigue and aid recovery, massage enables more productive training, with longer, more effective workouts. The ultimate spin-offs are better performance with fewer injuries. Exercise changes the way our muscles work. Blood vessels become more intricate as the body demands more oxygen and nutrients and increases waste elimination. This takes time. While the muscles are getting into shape, they can struggle to get enough oxygen and nutrients, so waste collects.
MASSAGE AND INJURIES
Massage also helps recovery from soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains. Tissue growth and repair is accelerated by efficient circulation and appropriate stimulation.Everybody experiences some form of stress through work, family, the environment and society. Mental tensions, frustrations, and insecurity cause the most damage.
Hormones released by stress actually shrink the vessels,inhibiting circulation. A stressed mind and body means the heart works harder. Breathing becomes rapid and shallow and digestion slows. Nearly every body processis degraded. Studies show stress can cause migraines, hypertension (high blood pressure), depression, some peptic ulcers, etc. In fact,researchers have estimated 80% of disease is stress related. Soothing and relaxing massage therapy can counteract the effects of stress.
TIRED, SORE & STRESSED OUT?
Most people would agree a massage makes them feel good. But many probably don’t realise exactly how good a regular massage is for their overall health. How about if they knew massage could improve performance, aid recovery, prevent and eliminate injuries, reduce stress and even enhance metabolism and circulation!
Some benefits of Massage.
• Helps relieve stress & aids relaxation
• Helps relieve muscle tension & stiffness
• Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
• Provides greater joint flexibility & range of motion
• Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work
• Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
• Reduces blood pressure
• Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fl uids
• Promotes deeper and easier breathing
• Strengthens the immune system
MENTAL BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
• Helps relieve mental stress
• Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
• Creates body awareness
• Increases awareness of mind-body connection
• Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
• Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
• Emotional Benefi ts
• Fosters a feeling of well-being
• Reduces levels of anxiety