Registered Massage Therapy in Downtown Ottawa

Welcome to the Beginning of Better.

At Physiotherapy on Kent, we believe it is essential that patients consider the role massage therapy can play in alleviating pain, improving productivity and function, and optimizing performance.  This is why we value and offer massage therapy in downtown Ottawa.

What Is Massage Therapy Used For?

Massage therapy can be used to help and manage a health condition, relieve pain, improve wellness, and optimize health.

It can be used on a wide variety of patients of all ages.  It is a treatment choice post-surgically for procedures like mastectomies or even for chronic conditions like Parkinson’s.  It involves hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of your body. Massage therapy has been practiced by different cultures, both Eastern as well as Western, throughout history.  It was one of the primary and earliest techniques people used to relieve pain.

What Are The Different Types Of Massage?

The term ‘massage therapy’ refers to a variety of different techniques. One of the most common types of physio massage practiced in Western countries is known as Swedish or classical massage. In our clinic, our team of experienced registered massage therapists practice deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, lymphatic drainage, PNF, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, cupping, edging, and pregnancy massage. Check our clinician biographies to find what you’re looking for and who can best meet your needs!

Does Massage Help Alleviate Pain?

Physical dysfunction, pain, and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.  Massage therapy techniques affect the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems of the body and can alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with many conditions.

Massage therapy can help with the aches and pains associated with:

  • Working long hours in an office environment
  • Overuse associated with running, cycling, swimming, and many other sports and exercise
  • Sleeping poorly
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic conditions like arthritis, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Fibromyalgia
  • Surgery
  • Car accidents

Why You Should Consider to Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Massage therapy can be an excellent adjunct or alternative in the treatment of pain.   In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people live with chronic pain. “Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that we all encounter at some point in our lives. It is highly personal and can only be fully appreciated by the individual experiencing the pain.” (From the Canadian Pain Task Force Report: June 2019)

At Physiotherapy on Kent, we believe that massage therapy is a safe and effective option in the treatment of numerous health issues, including pain.

Who Can Participate In Massage Therapy

A wide variety of people, younger and older will benefit from massage therapy.  It can be an excellent treatment choice or service regularly over the course of the year.  Many people have health benefits that cover registered massage therapy.  If you do, you should consider making massage therapy a part of you regular routine.

If you have any questions about massage therapy, feel free to ask our staff, our massage therapists, our physiotherapists, your physician or your nurse practitioner.