Bloor West Village Massage
Bloor West Village is one of the best areas in Toronto for clients of massage and other holistic health services. The neighbourhood boasts many stores that carry natural health products, and the offices of several naturopaths, homeopaths, and practitioners of holistic therapies.
One of the most popular natural therapies is, of course, massage. More than 35% of Ontario residents have undergone massage therapy to relieve everyday stress, or for therapeutic purposes. More and more doctors are recognizing the value of massage as an adjunct treatment to conventional medicine, and are recommending it to their patients. The Registered Massage Therapists
of Bloor West Village are among the finest in the province, and offer a variety of types of therapeutic massage.
Registered Massage Therapists are trained in various types of massage. These may range from Swedish massage, the most common technique, to less well-known types such as hot stone massage, deep tissue massage,
Thai massage, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic massage, sports massage, or aromatherapy. As well, specific massage types such as joint mobilization, muscle energy technique, neuromuscular facilitation, myofascial release therapy, visceral manipulation, and manual lymph drainage are designed to address specific problems. Each of these types of massage has a specific purpose and a desired outcome.
Massage can greatly benefit those with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, headache, or hypertension. It can also be very helpful for clients with mental or emotional issues like anxiety, insomnia, or depression. Athletes also use massage to help them loosen up muscles before competition, to release toxins after strenuous exercise, and to help minor injuries heal quickly. And even the ordinary stresses of modern life can be very harmful, leading to excessive levels of adrenalin and cortisol in the body.
Often, an RMT will suggest additional treatments to clients who could benefit from other natural therapies. This approach is known as integrative. Some of the holistic treatments that may complement massage include:
- Acupuncture.This key element of Traditional Chinese Medicine can bring great benefits to those with pain or chronic conditions. A practitioner inserts hair-thin needles under the skin at various points on the body in order to improve energy flow.
- Reiki. This "laying on of hands” is related to massage, but involves transferring energy from the hands of the Reiki practitioner to the body of the client.
- Reflexology. Reflexologists believe that certain points on the feet correspond to organs in the body, and that applying pressure to these points will promote health in the corresponding body systems.
- Cranio-sacral Therapy. A cranio-sacral therapist gently adjusts the bones of the skull to increase energy flow and release tension that can form around the brain and spinal cord.
The specific combination of techniques will vary, depending on the needs of the client.
Massage and other holistic treatments work to maximize your health and get you feeling your best. Contact a Bloor West Village RMT today, and schedule a healing massage!