By: Equinox Health Clinic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, Massage, injuries

Massage Therapy enhances therapeutic outcomes by acting directly upon the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems to aid in rehabilitating physical injuries and various other conditions. Massage assists in maintaining muscle tone and flexibility and can interrupt potentially harmful repetitive strain patterns. Some of the many conditions that we treat are : acute or chronic neck and back pain, sport injuries, cervical injuries, headaches, TMJ (jaw pain), foot pain and dysfunction, thoracic outlet syndrome, stress related issues, torticollis, etc. 

Here at  Equinox Health Clinic  we offer the following : 

Massage treatments:  

Manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body using various techniques to increse physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. This treatment is adapted to the needs of the patient.

Customized Training Program: 

Let us help you get the most out of your training and prevent injuries by providing you with a training program designed to realign your body and rebalance out your strengths and weaknesses through specific personalized exercises as well as focused stretching.

Water Therapy  (call for appointment):

Gentle supported movements in warm pool, to stretch and increase range of motion in a non-invasive manner, performed at the YMCA their 90 degree pool. This is very quiet movements to let your body relax in the water.

Sport Massage Class:

Learn the basics to treat yourself and your running partner

4-5:30pm 1st Saturday of each month. 6 people max

S.A.D. Light Therapy:  

It is possible to add a 30 minute S.A.D Light Therapy to you massage treatment which will ease the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder brought about by a change in season, where the amount of sunlight a person is exposed to daily is greatly reduced. “Light therapy is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood, easing SAD symptoms. Using a light therapy box may also help with other types of depression, sleep disorders and some other conditions.” ~1998-2011 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) 

Lunch hour stretching class  (30 min):

Stretching is a necessary part of everyone's training routine regardless of your fitness level or your goals from simple weight loss, running that first 10k or setting that hardly earned PB. If you feel you never have enough time to stretch properly or are not sure how to stretch specific muscles, join in for one or more lunch hour stretching classes. Tuesday & Friday from 12:15 to 12:45

Keywords: health clinic, injuries, Light Therapy, Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage Treatments, Sport Massage, Stretching

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