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Hudson Integrative Healthcare

7 King St East Unit 1

Stoney Creek, ON  L8G1J8

Tel: 1-905-662-0045
Fax: 1-866-284-4773

info@hihealthcare.ca

Disclaimer: All material provided online is for information purposes only, and is not intended for use as individual medical advice. 

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“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"

- Thomas A. Edison

Massage Therapy 

Massage Therapy

There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  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.

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?
Massage therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and all RMTs are required to be registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). 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.

Massage for Health Maintenance

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by: 

  • Reducing or eliminating pain

  • Improving joint mobility

  • Improving lymphatic drainage 

  • Reducing muscular tension

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.

Massage for Various Health Conditions

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial. This list is not exhaustive but covers many common conditions. 

Anxiety and depression

Asthma and Emphysema

Back, leg, and neck pain

Cancer symptoms 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain)

Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Dislocations

Fibromyalgia

Fractures and edema

Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis

Headaches

Kyphosis and Scoliosis

Insomnia

Parkinson’s disease

Multiple sclerosis

Palliative care

Muscle tension and spasm

Pregnancy and labour support

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Strains and sprains

Sports injuries

Stroke

Stress and stress related conditions

Temporomandibular Disorders 

Tendinitis

Whiplash

Meet our Registered Massage Therapists

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"There are a number of techniques and modalities I can apply during treatment based on your specific needs and our treatment goals..."

Madelyne Maingot

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Rhonda graduated with honors and has been practicing for over 15 years. Her approach can alternate between light or deep pressure depending on the comfort level and goals of her clients.

Rhonda Poweska

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Carly's goal as a Registered Massage Therapist, is to provide compassionate care with attentive listening and open communication with her clients, to develop the most appropriate treatment plan...

Carly Escott