Registered Massage Therapy in Nanaimo BC – Kris Rogerson RMT

Everybody’s treatment goals are different – because everyone lives a different life, we’re all at a different level of physical fitness, we all work different jobs and we all utilize our down time in different ways. So, to say that there is one way to treat a muscular problem, is a little broad and not necessarily the right way to approach it.

With you, I will work to improve, maintain, stretch, strengthen, decrease pain and stress levels, increase mobility and range of motion. We will discuss your therapeutic goals and how you would like to get there from day one. Together, we will work at achieving these goals. Massage therapy can provide relief for many common conditions such as:

Muscle Hypertonicity and Tension, Hypo or Hyper Lordosis/Kyphosis, Sciatic Neuropathy aka ‘Sciatica’, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome aka: ’TOS’, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – as well as other nerve compression issues, Whiplash, Torticollis, , Migraines, Tension Headaches, Sports injuries (i.e.: Strains, Sprains, Contusions), Tendonitis, Tendonosis. Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritides (i.e.: Raynaud’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis), Low Back Pain, including Disc Bulging/Herniation, Cancer, Muscle Spasms, Post Surgical Scar and Circulation work (i.e.:breaking down scar tissue, increasing mobility of affected joints, increasing circulation to the area to promote/increase healing), Overall Stress Relief, Fibromyalgia, Scoliosis, Joint Subluxation, Scoliosis, Chronic Injuries, Desk Related Soreness & Tension, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), Lack of Energy…

The list goes on, but Massage Therapy is an incredibly helpful and beneficial therapeutic method that is appropriate for many conditions. Definitely consult you doctor if you have any concerns about Massage Therapy and your presenting condition.

Overall, the general public is aware of the fact that Massage Therapy decreases stress and helps control pain. But, what seems to be less known is the effectiveness of massage in treating structures much deeper within the body – ligaments, bones/ joints, fascia, blood vessels, organs and other soft tissues.

Pain and Symptom Reduction

Pain is subjective… your pain is going to be different than my pain – no pain is the same. The goal is to identify your pain, your pain tolerance and work through it to find a balance in reducing pain and symptoms.

Reduce Scar Tissue, Muscle Adhesions – Increase Tissue Health

After surgery or injury, muscle imbalance is going to present, as is an unsightly scar… but there is more to the scar than that… scar tissue can reduce mobility and restrict your range of motion – its can also reduce blood flow and increase issue pressure on surrounding nerves and vessels.

Improve Posture through Treatment and Patient Education

Correcting postural imbalances can improve tissue health and reduce joint pain, impaired movement, and muscle weakness. Throughout treatment, we can identify which muscles are weak and which are short and tight… from here we can work at improving the balance through stretching and remedial exercise.

Restore Optimal Range of Motion

In the case of decreased range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercise coupled with tissue release helps in improving movement, while reducing pain and muscle contracture. We seem to get used to having tightly wound muscles, but as we age these can become problematic, contributing to poor posture and increase pain as we age… taking us away from activities that keep us young, happy and healthy.

Stress Reduction

We all have stress and we all handle it differently. Massage is a great way to chill out and it leads to an increase in respiration, tissue health and overall well being.