A Registered Massage Therapist helps promote optimal health via manipulation of soft tissues, such as muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is a clinically oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate discomfort associated with occupational stresses, muscular over use and other acute or chronic pain conditions. There are many forms of massage therapy that are offered; these include, but are not limited to, sports massage, prenatal massage, deep tissue, etc. Some of the techniques used are trigger points, frictions, stretching, muscle release, and joint mobilizations, to name a few.
Often, the goal of massage therapy is to decrease Sympathetic Nervous System activity (fight and flight) and increase Parasympathetic Nervous System activity (rest and digest). This leads to an overall relaxing and soothing experience. Tandem Wellness is conveniently located in Markham and serves to allow people all over the GTA to interact with superior quality health care professionals.