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Massage has significant benefit for babies, children, adults, and the elderly.   

The Touch Research Institute, University of Miami, has completed many research studies on massage therapy. These researchers have found evidence that massage has significant benefit for babies, children, adults, and elderly persons. Massage therapy has been shown to enhance growth in premature babies in the hospital, calm aggressive adolescents and help kids with Attention Deficit Disorder. Elderly persons in nursing homes have responded to massage with decreased agitated behaviour.

On the Job

Corporations and other institutions are discovering that massage therapy programs for employees pay off. Job stress has been identified as a serious health care issue that relates to decreased productivity, decrease job satisfaction, increased work related injury, errors and absenteeism. Research reported in the Financial Times 1, and in Massage Therapy: The Evidence for Practice 2  show that massage is a good tool for reducing work stress.

Stress, Depression, and Immunity

Massage therapy studies have shown positive results in boosting the body's own natural cellular immune response, decreasing pain by pumping up the body's levels of endorphins and decreasing the blood levels of cortisol which is a hormone related to stress. These beneficial results are proving helpful for people with critical illnesses like cancer and HIV infection and for those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Sport

Athletes, coaches, and professional trainers use massage. Massage therapy is used at sporting event to help athletes performance and to help prevent injury. Massage may improve muscle recovery and decrease muscle soreness after exertion. Athletes also benefit from the therapy's positive effects on heart rate and blood pressure, and the general relaxation response that reduces anxiety and improves mood.3

Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident we can help.  Here are the steps you should follow
1.  Ab-1 and Ab-2 forms must be filled out by a doctor, Chiropractor or physio therapist within the first 10 days of your accident.  These need to be faxed to your insurer within 10 days of your visit to the health professional.
 
2. Obtain copies of your AB-2 to confirm diagnosis and authorization for amount of preauthorized visits.  Below are the different diagnosis'...

WAD 1 

WAD 2

WAD 3

3. Book your appointment with the therapist let them know its an MVA, bring required AB-2 forms to your appointment (or have them faxed before hand), have your insurers name, phone and fax numbers, your claim number and accident date.

Please arrive early to fill out necessary paperwork ei. medical background accident forms, neck and/or back disability charts.  Your MVA appointments will be billed for one hour slots usually the first time in is all assessment with little to no treatment do to the extent of medical history needed.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Receiving Massage therapy is safe and beneficial during pregnancy. Many women enjoy the skilled care of a massage therapist to help to alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain associated with changes in the body during pregnancy. The general benefits of increased circulation and enhanced well-being are valuable therapeutic effects. Specially trained massage therapists can even participate during childbirth to help decrease pain and anxiety.

1  - Financial Times (1992)
2  - Rich, G. (Ed.). (2002). Massage Therapy: The Evidence for Practice. Toronto,ON
3  - Sports Medicine, (2005);35(3):235-56