Massage Therapy - Mike Grafstein, RMT & Irene Scanlan, RMT
When you come to our Richmond Hill massage therapy clinic, you will discover that there are tremendous benefits achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
At Meridian, our RMTs treat people of all ages. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions and most importantly, in prevention of injury and pain.
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
Reducing or eliminating pain
Improving joint mobility
Improving immune system functioning
Increasing lymphatic drainage
Reducing depression and anxiety
Reducing tension within muscles
Increasing body awareness
Pregnancy Massage - Mike Grafstein, RMT & Irene Scanlan, RMT
Massage therapy – a safe and effective way to improve the experience of birth.
So you’re expecting! — an exciting but likely very demanding time for you. Did you know that there is a simple way to help to alleviate stress and labour pain, and improve your soon-to-be-born baby’s health while also reducing the risk of complications? The centuries-old practice of massage therapy can help to provide these benefits and many more to you and your unborn baby. Our Richmond Hill massage therapy clinic is just a short drive away!
Common Concerns about Pregnancy Massage
You and your baby’s well-being comes first. Our Massage Therapists are professionally trained to work with you to develop an effective and safe massage therapy treatment plan during your pregnancy that will complement the care you are receiving from your doctor and other healthcare providers.
Our Massage Therapists are also prepared to address the subtle needs of expectant mothers like yourself, including the potential need for restroom breaks and the use of unscented massage oil so as to not aggravate a sensitive sense of smell. Good communication with your therapist will result in the most beneficial and rewarding pregnancy massage therapy for you and your baby.
Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
Studies support what more and more women are discovering about massage therapy during pregnancy – it has been shown to:
Improve maternal mood
Decrease depression and anxiety
Decrease stress hormones in pregnant women (including those suffering from depression)
Decrease obstetrical complications, and
Improve neonatal health and development.
In addition, the overall benefit of improved mood to maternal and neonatal health has the potential to positively impact the health of individual mothers and children.
NOW FEATURING THE MOST COMFORTABLE WAY TO HAVE A PREGNANCY MASSAGE!
The bodyCushion System consists of specially shaped bolsters that conform to the positions and lines of the human body in a way that no flat massage table could ever achieve!
It eliminates the need for pillows, rolled towels, and “one size fits all” pregnancy tables. Now you and your baby can be comfortable side-lying or on your stomach.
This is pregnancy massage at its best!