What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a therapeutic integral healing relationship in which the therapist assists the client in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the well being of the client.
Massage Therapy Scope of Practice
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulations to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain. (from Massage Therapy Act).
What Can Massage Help to Treat?
Massage can help and treat many conditions such as strains, sprains, whiplash, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, migraines/headaches, scoliosis, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It helps to reduce scar tissue, decrease edema, plantar fascitis, piriformis syndrome or sciatica and many more.
Massage Therapy is Regulated in Ontario
Jennifer Augstman, RMT, offers relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue massage and lymphatic drainage.
Jennifer treats many motor vehicle accident patients but also treats patients on a private patient basis, i.e. people with extended health and students.