Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
In massage therapy, a skilled licensed Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will assess and manipulate the soft tissues of your body – muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin. Your massage therapist uses varying degrees of pressure and movement throughout the session. One of the initial effects of massage is a sensation of deep relaxation and peace. This feeling occurs because massage encourages the release of endorphins - the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce sensations of wellbeing.
Learn more about our Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits!
Natural-Based Therapeutic Massage Therapy
At the Naturology Centre, our massage therapists use 100% cotton sheets, plant-based detergents, digital intake forms/charting, recycled paper, and natural products whenever possible! Our professional massage tables are 3" Thick cushions of Multi-Layer Small Cell foam (higher density than standard foam); Oil- and water-resistant, CFC-free, PU upholstery. (Working capacity of 750 lbs)
Therapeutic Massage Therapy For:
- Subacute/Chronic Neck, Shoulder and Back (Tension & Pain)
- Soft Tissue Injuries (MVA)
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
- Muscle Knots (trigger points)
- Repetitive Use Injuries
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Problems/Insomnia
- Headaches and Migraines
- Sports Performance and Return to Play
- Many Other Areas
Can also help support people with:
- Chronic Illness
- Life-threatening Illnesses
Physical Benefits of Massage:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Faster Healing of Soft Tissue Injuries
- Stimulation of the Lymphatic System
- Reduction of Stress Hormones (relaxation)
- Reduced Anxiety and Depression
- Heightened Mental Alertness
- Improved Joint Mobility and Flexibility
- Enhanced Skin Tone
Massage Therapy Facts
- Massage is possibly the most ancient type of medical therapy. (That is almost 6000 years ago!) Egyptian tomb paintings depict individuals receiving massages.
- A 60-minute massage provides your body with the equivalent of 7-8 hours of sleep.
- Bob Hope, who received daily massages as part of his health routine and survived to the age of 100, had daily massages as part of his health regimen.
- Massage and touch both promote the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.
- Massage therapy promotes lymph flow throughout the body, alleviating aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.
- Our skin contains roughly 5 million touch receptors, 3000 of which are located on the tip of a finger.
- Any healthy contact slows the pulse rate and may help lower blood pressure.
- Regularly massaged office workers are more attentive, perform better, and are less stressed than non-massaged office workers.
- Your skin is the body's largest organ. Massage helps to nourish and soften your skin, as well as aids in its detoxification.
- Seniors who massage their grandchildren have a stronger sense of self-esteem and are less likely to suffer from depression-related disorders.
The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part I, Patients Experiencing Pain in the General Population
"Based on the evidence, massage therapy, compared to no treatment, should be strongly recommended as a pain management option."
Pain Medicine, Volume 17, Issue 7, July 2016, Pages 1353–1375, https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnw099