massage therapy

WHAT IS RMT?

Massage therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. This treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage techniques.

Massage therapy at Defy often includes exercises and movements to complement your hands-on treatment to sustain the positive effects of the manual therapy.

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MASSAGE THERAPY FAQs

Registered Massage Therapists are regulated healthcare professionals, who use hands-on techniques to manipulate soft tissues of the body to optimize health. This treatment has a therapeutic effect which acts positively on the nervous and circulatory system by relaxing the body.

Massage Therapy can help with reducing pain caused by the sympathetic nervous system, otherwise known as the “fight or flight” system. Through hands-on techniques, the nervous system can be regulated so that the signals back to the brain are ones of relaxation and calmness.

Our Massage therapists at Defy are very well-versed in exercise-based rehabilitation, and they will often include exercises and movements to complement your hands-on treatment. This will sustain the positive effects of manual therapy.
A woman catching a rugby ball in need of massage therapy.

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