Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy focuses primarily on muscle manipulation, aimed at restoring muscles to optimal length, strength and balance. It is a physical treatment which involves the use of pressure, movement, and vibration on the body to relieve tension and promote healing. It can be performed manually – using the fingers, hands, knees, forearms, elbows, or feet with the use of mechanical aids and massage devices. Used to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being, massage therapy affects the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems in order to optimize the health of the whole body.

Common techniques used by Registered Massage Therapists are deep tissue massage, cross fibre massage, myofascial/trigger point release, muscle attachment release, stretch massage, neuromuscular therapy and craniosacral therapy.

Often used in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy, massage can help to develop, improve, and maintain a patient’s physical function while relieving and preventing pain. There are many benefits to massage therapy including chronic pain relief and reduced depression or anxiety.

Treatments last from 30-90 minutes depending on the condition and area affected and many conditions have been shown to respond to a single treatment. Multiple treatments can be more effective for chronic conditions and mental health issues including trait anxiety (a patient’s susceptibility to anxiety) and subclinical depression. It can be used to treat patients of any age and medical condition, bring a sense of wellbeing and relaxation to their treatment program.

Through massage we can:

  • Relieve or reduce the symptoms of headaches and migraines
  • Relieve pain from sports injuries
  • Treat ligament or tendon problems tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and RSI
  • Relieve neck pain or whiplash
  • Reduce muscle stiffness, aches, and tension
  • Ease lower back problems and shoulder pain or stiffness
  • Treat hip, pelvic, and leg pain or dysfunction
  • Restore previous level of activity
  • Improved sense of vitality and well-being
Massage Therapy

Meet Our Massage Therapists In Cambridge

Sara Charleton

Registered Massage Therapist

Sara Charleton RMT Extraordinaire. Over 2 decades of practical and theoretical experience. I have helped many people from all walks of life and careers including professional athletes, new moms, IT folks and those recovering from catastrophic injuries. Feel better, live better

Courtney Watson

Registered Massage Therapist

Courtney Watson is a graduate of massage therapy program. A career as a Massage Therapist is something that Courtney has been looking forward to for years. She is dedicated to expanding her knowledge and learning through experience which will allow her to grow in her role as a RMT. Courtney is excited and honored to begin her career with SK physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic.