A substantial percentage of the population of Toronto and the surrounding area suffer from physical and mental health issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to stop seeking professional in-person care for their bodies and minds. Fear of getting sick and general social anxiety are often cited as top reasons for neglecting medical care. If left untreated, these problems can lead to more serious conditions like elevated blood pressure levels, heart problems, strokes, and mental health issues. At CW Rehab, we offer alternative therapies such as chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Massage therapy is a particularly effective treatment option for reducing mental and physical stress, and each massage at our clinic is tailored to meet your specific needs for maximum health benefits.
What is Massage Therapy?
In simple words, massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues in your body. It includes manual adjustments of muscles and joints by applying pressure, and your massage therapist will use various techniques to press, hold, and move your joints and tissues. Massage therapy has many physical and mental benefits, including but not limited to:
Stress Relief & Anxiety Reduction
Canadians are battling stress now more than ever. A pandemic, hectic work/life schedules, and even relationship pressures increase our stress levels. Massage therapy eases your tired body and allows your muscles to relax, reducing stress in your physical body. The effects are both immediate and long lasting. Massages also trigger the release of endorphins within your body, which in turn helps you feel happy and less anxious!
Reduction in Muscle Tension & Joint Pain Relief
We’re all trapped in our homes right now due to COVID-19. A forced sedentary lifestyle and more frequent unhealthy food choices are impacting everyone’s health. Muscle tension is often a first sign that you’re not in optimal health and addressing it is a great first step in improving your overall wellness. Massage therapy loosens your muscles and therefore eases pressure on your joints. Our expert massage therapist can effectively target your painful joints and employ techniques to bring you fast relief.
Improved Quality of Sleep & Relaxation
More than 40% of Canada’s population suffers from a sleep disorder. If you’re one such person, consider massage therapy! A massage will relax your body and boost your mood, allowing you to fall asleep more easily and, more importantly, stay asleep. A well-rested, relaxed body is foundational to good health.
Lymphatic Drainage & Immunity
Stimulating your soft tissues encourages your lymphatic system to drain more efficiently which removes harmful substances from your body. Our immune systems weaken over time, and our ability to fight diseases deteriorates. Stimulation of your lymph nodes through massages recharges your body’s defense system for potential challenges. Just one massage can give your immune system a much-needed boost!
A sedentary lifestyle negatively impacts your blood flow, which can lead to various health problems. Massage therapy boosts the metabolism and increases blood flow throughout your body. Improved circulation reduces fatigue, reduces pain, and improves health.
Massage therapy provides many perks for anyone wanting to try it. From alleviating mental issues to easing physical problems, the benefits of massage therapy are clear. Call us today to learn more about our massage therapy and other offerings, or to book an appointment. Rest assured, we are taking all required precautions to keep our patients safe during in-person visits at our clinic.