Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy provides an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain syndromes. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning, if employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
The purpose of a Registered Massage Therapist is to help create a change in an individual’s physiology so that the body has a chance to heal itself properly. In the past it has been generally thought that massage was only effective for stress release. This fact is true, but it can also be used in helping the body deal with a whole host of ailments from muscle strains to bronchitis and even conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Extended health care plans may provide full or partial coverage. When inquiring with your insurance company, you must specifically ask if your plan covers treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist. Our Registered Massage Therapists are Jaemi Cain, Deborah Gurash, Sam Kim, and Richard Wong.