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what is Registered Massage Therapy?

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist at Dr. Stana Djurdjevic & Associates. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being, as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

Anxiety and depression
Back, leg and neck pain
Carpal Tunnel syndrome (repetitive)
Dislocations, Fractures and Edema
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle tension and spasm
Post-surgical rehabilitation
Asthma and Emphysema
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Gastrointestinal disorders
Kyphosis and scoliosis
Parkinson's disease
Palliative care
Pregnancy and labour support
Sports Injuries
Strains and sprains

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan,
Reducing or eliminating pain
Improving joint mobility
Improving circulation
Improving immune system function
Increasing lymphatic drainage
Reducing depression and anxiety
Reducing tension within muscles Increasing body awareness

Registered Massage Therapy focuses on relieving painful muscle tension, improving circulation and increasing joint flexibility. Our Registered Massage Therapists use their skills to bring health to all of their patients.

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and as such, massage therapy should be performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).

A Registered Massage Therapist is an individual who has:

  • Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by the Government of Ontario;

  • Studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment, neurology, treatments, ethics and other subjects;

  • Completed a minimum of 150 clinical hours;

  • Successfully completed examinations from and have been registered by
    the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (the College) in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act;

  • Maintained their registration by participating in continuing education and a Quality Assurance Program that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.
Only members of the College are permitted to use the title Massage Therapist or Registered Massage Therapist or the designation of RMT or MT. All members of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association must be registered with the College and are therefore licensed massage therapy practitioners.

At Dr. Stana Djurdjevic & Associates, our Registered Massage Therapists implement a variety of massage techniques including:

Swedish Massage
This traditional form of massage is used to treat everything from headaches and stress to sports injuries and fibromyalgia, along with everything in between.

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Specialized pillows and massage techniques help moms-to-be deal with the rapid physical changes of pregnancy. We can also help after the baby is born with a baby massage session that teaches parents the intricacies of working with their newest addition.

Lymphatic Massage
Developed in the 1930s, lymphatic drainage is a delicate form of massage that stimulates the body's lymphatic system, improving the metabolism, helping the body to eliminate waste and toxins and providing a boost to the immune system.

Sports Massage
The sports massage therapist may also make more use for frictioning techniques which involves applying deep pressure to tissues repeatedly to break down adhesions (sticky bits on tendons) and soften scar tissue. Some sports massage techniques are designed to regress an injury back to the acute stage, in order to then trigger the body's natural healing response.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper.

In addition to many other techniques, speak to your therapist at Dr. Stana Djurdjevic & Associates at 905-890-7175 and they will provide you with more information.


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