WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Nature's Intentions Naturopathic Clinic, based in Toronto, offers massage therapy for everyone. Our registered massage therapist offers deep tissue therapeutic massage for various sports and health related injuries, relaxation massage, prenatal massage and lymphatic massage. We offer weekdays, evenings and Saturday appointments. A massage is a great relaxing way to release tension and improve overall well – being.
If you are interested in scheduling a massage session,
please call us at (416) 913 4325.
Massage, stems from the French word massage, meaning “friction of kneading” and influenced by the Arabic word massage, meaning “to touch, feel or handle”, and is one of the oldest forms of natural treatments. The notion of massage was first documented in China in the second century B.C., and it became the recommended treatment for certain ailments.
The act of massage is often defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure of the body, including the soft tissues. These techniques focus on the manipulation of the body’s muscles and soft tissues. Other targets include tendons, ligaments, skin, connective tissues, and joints, along with lymphatic vessels or organs of the gastro-intestinal systems. The application of the therapy is often done with the use of the therapist’s hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm or feet, depending on the type of massage or treatment is given. Due to the many different types of massages available, a massage can be both therapeutic and corrective.
The purpose of massage therapy is to undo the stress and damage that the muscles endure for various reasons. When muscles become stressed, they tend to block oxygen and nutrients, which leads to inflammation. This inflammation can build up toxins in the muscle tissue. A massage will help the muscles release the toxins, while getting the blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is therefore important to drink plenty of water after a massage to assist the body in getting rid of these toxins.