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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.
Massage Treatments
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.
Integrated Therapies
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!
Royal York Massage Therapy
4237 Dundas St. W.
Etobicoke, ON M8X 1Y3

Verified Reviews:

Great Experience
Steve F - Apr. 2nd, 2013

Yesterday was my first time getting a professional massage. It was better than I imagined and was a great deal of relief on my back. Quite possibly the best hour of the week! Will be going here again! Clean warm atmosphere and courteous staff.….Read more

Great Massage. Great Service!
Lindsay Thornton - Mar. 27th, 2013

Melanie is incredible if you want a deep tissue massage! I went in with a terrible knot in my lower back and she got to the root of it. She is also so approachable and easy to chat with. I have been to MANY massage therapists in the GTA and she is one of the best!!…Read more

Alex is a great RMT for runners
Sherri F - Mar. 13th, 2013

I run regularly and suffer from minor stiffness. Recently, I did some strength work that had me very tight in the glutes, hamstrings, lower back - I could tell that this was leading to some further issues so I went to Alex for relief.Read more

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