Coquitlam Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing and it’s been offered by Westwood Total Health for decades. Massage therapy involves the application of various techniques such as massage and manual therapy to the muscular structures and soft tissues of the body.
Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are among the most educated and highly trained; completing at least 3,000 hours of training at an accredited college and must maintain certification through the Registered Massage Therapy Association of BC to practice in BC. RMTs are extensively trained to accurately assess the soft tissues and joints of the body and in the treatment and prevention of injury, pain and physical disorders.
Massage Therapy has been proven to decrease stress and helps control pain. It has also been shown to be effective in treating deeper structures of the body such as ligaments, bones and joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues of the body.
The Registered Massage Therapists at Coquitlam’s Westwood Total Health also treat patients using Myofascial Release. Myofascial Release technique approaches soft tissue therapy by restoring the body’s fascia to its normal, relaxed, healthy state. This massage therapy technique is said to be accomplished by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.
Fascia is a very densely woven connective tissue, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and vein, as well as all of our organs. Fascia also plays an important role in the support of our bodies, since it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In a normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration, but when we experience physical trauma, scarring, or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. Trauma of any sort including minor or major falls, whiplash, surgery, repetitive stress injuries, or just habitual poor posture over time have a cumulative effect.
Some of the Benefits of Massage Therapy for our Tri-Cities patients include:
- Reduces stress, tension, and anxiety
- Increases blood and lymph circulation
- Enhances immune function
- Decreases muscle and soft tissue pain
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
- Decreases soft tissue healing time
- Improves overall health and well being
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