Registered Massage Therapists ( RMTs) are highly trained health care professionals who can help you get back to doing the things you love.
We believe in taking a thorough history and creating goals that we can work towards together. Our studio and practitioners stand strong in evidence based forms of manual therapy and are excited to share their passion with you.
Here’s what you can expect at your first appointment with one of our practitioners:
1) A complete health history and assessment that the practitioner deems necessary. This may look different for each individual but it’s important to completely understand your history and what’s going on with you. Intakes will be sent out with your appointment confirmation.
2) Treatment utilizing different modalities (myofascial release, trigger point, circulatory, joint mobilization, visceral and structural release, pregnancy massage, sports treatment, and many others.) Please talk to your practitioner about your health goals and allow their expertise and knowledge to decide which modality is best suited for your body.
3) Re-assessment and evaluation
4) Customized homecare plan that may include stretching, strengthening, and hydrotherapy.
Lets work together to create an individualized treatment program to get you feeling better and back to your best self. Conditions commonly treated using Registered Massage Therapy include:
generalized pain and dysfunction
desk jockey syndrome
rehabilitation after injury or surgery
restricted range of motion and many other conditions.
Your RMT has had the most comprehensive training in all of North America and is ready to help you get back to feeling yourself.
Different modalities for different concerns; at Resonance Wellness each practitioner has had extensive training in their respective area of expertise. Here’s the run down on different modalities that your therapist may utilize during your treatment depending on health goals and needs
Myofascial Release -Fascia simplified is the connective tissue that glues the body together. Fascia separates body cavities, muscles, and ligaments, and provides the structural framework necessary to hold the body together. An RMT who treats using Myofascial Release (MFR) will be applying what is called a “Strain or Counter Strain” in the fascial system and gently allowing the body to unwind and release stored patterns of tension. Very beneficial for postural strains and aiding the body back into proper alignment.
Craniosacral Therapy - A form of alternative bodywork/therapy that uses gentle touch to assess and treat the body along with all of it’s membranous structures. The human brain produces a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid that circulates from the brain down to the sacrum. This fluid can encounter restrictions along the course of the spine or within the cranium. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) aims in restoring this inherent mobility/motility. Patients may feel a lot during a session or just a relaxing touch.
Visceral Manipulation - The manipulation of the viscera and associated structures.
Deep tissue massage - therapy is similar to Swedish massage but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.
Swedish - A massage technique that includes effleurage, pétrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement. Swedish massage is intended to improve circulation and tissue elasticity while reducing muscle tone and creating a parasympathetic response.