Registered Massage Therapy
Healing hands, happy hearts
Massage therapy is a form of manual therapy that involves manipulating the soft tissues in the body to promote relaxation, alleviate pain and discomfort, improve range of motion, improve circulation, reduce stress and address a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. At Bump, our RMT’s are very experienced and highly trained primary care providers who are focused on supporting your overall health and well-being.
Our goal is to take care of you and ensure your well-being through all stages and phases of life. Pregnancy is no exception to that. As your body changes in pregnancy, some muscles become stretched while others compensate and are tensioned. Our prenatal RMT services are designed to provide you with a nurturing and therapeutic experience tailored to you and your stage of pregnancy.
Benefits of prenatal massage include:
Alleviating discomfort: prenatal massage can help relieve common pregnancy aches and pains including backaches, neck pain and stiffness, leg cramps, headaches, swelling and reduced muscle tension. It can also promote better posture and alignment.
Relaxation: Therapeutic touch is known to reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation.
Improved circulation: By enhancing blood flow, prenatal massage helps to reduce edema in the hands, feet and calves and improves overall circulation.
Your RMT will be sure to discuss a detailed medical and obstetric history with you prior to beginning your massage treatments to ensure the techniques used during your session are safe and effective. If there are any changes or updates to your medical or pregnancy history, please update your provider accordingly.
Congratulations on the arrival of your precious little one!! Our postpartum massage therapy is specially designed to support and nurture new parents during this transformative phase of life. We understand that there are many physical and emotional changes that come with childbirth, and our experienced RMT’s are here to support you.
Benefits of massage in the 4th trimester include:
Improved healing: postpartum massage can aid in the recovery process by addressing muscle tension, promoting circulation and alleviating discomfort associated with childbirth.
Relieves muscle tension: labour and childbirth can be hard on our bodies. In fact, some suggest it’s the equivalent of running a full marathon! Utilizing registered massage therapy postpartum can target areas of tension providing relief and comfort.
Stress relief: Did you know that touch can release endorphins which can significantly reduce stress levels and promote a sense of calm and well-being?
Supports hormone balance: Massage can aid in balancing hormone levels in the postpartum period.
Restores energy and an overall sense of wellbeing!
We understand that everyone’s postpartum journey is different. Before your session, your RMT will consult with you to understand your specific needs, concerns and preferences for the day’s session. This ensures that your massage treatment is personalized to address your individual needs.
Myofascial release is a therapeutic technique that focuses on the manipulation of the fascial system which can become restricted and cause pain or discomfort. The fascia that surrounds and connects every muscle, bone, nerve, and organ in the body. Through sustained pressure and gentle stretching, myofascial release aims to release these restrictions and restore optimal function.
Visceral manipulation is a therapeutic approach that targets the internal organs, or viscera, to address any restrictions or imbalances in their movement and function. This technique acknowledges the integral connection between the organs, fascial system, and musculoskeletal system aiming to restore optimal organ function and reduce related discomfort.
This technique can be particularly helpful for clients who have been diagnosed with:
- Bladder Pain syndrome
- Bladder Urgency/ frequency
- Persistent pain conditions
- Pain during intercourse
- Post-surgical recovery
Benefits of visceral work include improved digestion, abdominal motility, alleviating digestive issues, urinary problems and more.
Scar tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that focuses on addressing the adhesions and restrictions that can develop in and around scars. These adhesions can limit movement, cause discomfort and impact overall tissue health. Through specific massage techniques, our team aims to breakdown these adhesions and promote better circulation, mobility and scar appearance.
Post mastectomy massage is designed to support and aid in your post-surgical recovery. It is designed to provide comfort and relief as you heal. Our gentle therapeutic techniques are designed to promote healing, improve circulation, restore range of motion, relieve discomfort, decrease muscle tension, and address any movement restrictions or restrictions in lymphatic flow because of your surgery.
The Graston technique is otherwise known as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization that uses specialized tools to effectively detect and treat soft tissue restrictions, adhesions and scar tissue. This technique focuses on specific areas of soft tissue dysfunction, providing targeted relief for conditions such as tendinopathies, muscle strains and fascial restrictions. The Graston technique can stimulate blood flow and cellular activity and can expedite the healing process.
Swedish massage is a traditional form of massage therapy that focuses on using long, flowing strokes, kneading, and gentle circular motions to relax muscles and improve overall well-being. This technique is known for its soothing and calming effects, making it an excellent choice for those seeking relaxation and stress relief.
Our team believes in a holistic, functional and active based approach to treatment. As an adjunct to your hands on treatment, our RMT’s may integrate stretches, strengthening and Clinical Pilates into your 1-1 treatment sessions.