Functional Massage Therapy

“Over The Clothes Treatment”

What is Functional Massage Therapy?

Functional Massage Therapy is an “Over The Clothes” assessment and treatment that consists primarily of hands-on evidence (medical) based approach manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. This includes treatment of muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints without the use of lotion, gels or oil

A functional massage therapy treatment acts on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. This causes a therapeutic effect on the body, reduces pain and optimizes function and performance. Restoration of physical function can be developed, maintained and improved. This type of therapy is effective for pain relief from stress, prevention of physical dysfunction and improved performance.

Your Functional Massage Therapy Treatment

As a Functional Massage Therapist Mike will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history prior to treating. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles, ligaments and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to me is completely confidential. This is safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.

Mike must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body. Your privacy will always be respected.  You may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time.

Functional Massage Therapy Treats…

This Medical based type of Massage Therapy treats many types of conditions:

  • Sport Injuries – Muscle Sprains, Ligament Strains
  • Chronic Pain –Neck and Back
  • Post-Surgery – Hip and Knee Replacement, Scat Tissue
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive Strain Injury – Tendonitis, Tendinosis

Functional Massage Therapy is not a “spa-style” massage.

How Can Mike Help You?

Mike performs various types of various types of fully clothed treatments including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, joint mobilization and matrix repatterning.

Currently, Mike treats a wide variety of active individuals with ages ranging from as young as four and to those over the age of eighty.

Mike treats out of Balanced Body Breakthrough in Newmarket and Meridian Spine and Sport in Richmond Hill.

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