Tread Well is committed to keeping you moving pain-free with various movement rehabilitation treatments — one of which is massage therapy. Effective massage therapy goes well beyond relaxation. It can be an integral part of injury rehabilitation, pain management, and athletic performance.
While many people recognise massage as a spa-service, massage therapy at the hands of a skilled, registered therapist can benefit a variety of aches and pains and improve recovery times — from sports and occupational injuries, car accidents, chronic pain, pregnancy, and everything in-between.
At Tread Well, we want to help you get back to what’s important. Our dedicated team of registered massage therapists works with you to understand your pain and help you get back to moving pain-free.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues) to increase blood circulation, relieve muscle tension, and promote healing and relaxation.
While there are benefits to relaxation massage techniques, remedial massage is different from your relaxation spa massage that aims to treat muscular pain and injuries. Your massage therapist will feel for knots and areas of increased tension before applying a combination of muscle kneading, trigger point release, and myofascial release techniques to:
- Reduce swelling and blood pressure
- Promote muscle relaxation
- Enhance the function and mobility of joints and muscles
- Decompress areas of tension
- Release pain and tightness in the muscles
- Promote lymphatic drainage
Consult With A Massage Therapist If You Have
- Pre and post-natal pain or discomfort
- Lower back pain or strain in your muscles or joints
- Sports injury strains, sprains or soreness
- Back, shoulder or neck pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Anxiety or depression
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle-related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Many of these symptoms and conditions may overlap with the care you could receive from a physiotherapist or a family chiropractic office in Burlington. Luckily, Tread Well has all three modalities in-office. Contact us today to learn how we can keep you moving.
The Benefits Of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an integral part of our holistic movement rehabilitation clinic with many proven health benefits, including:
- Improved circulation
- Increase range of motion
- Improve recovery rate
- Reduce post-injury scar tissue
- Improve posture
- Increase body awareness
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Release feel-good endorphins to mask pain and elevate mood
What Makes Tread Well Different From Other Registered Massage Therapists In Burlington, ON?
Our clinic takes a holistic approach to optimise physical performance and movement rehabilitation. We prioritise injury prevention and education and work with our patients to empower them to take their recovery into their own hands.
Our therapists get to know you during the initial consultation and evaluation to understand your mobility habits, lifestyle, and recovery goals. During the first evaluation, we get the opportunity to assess you with an accurate diagnosis and then create a customized treatment plan based on those assessments.
Tread Well massage therapy is designed to help you move pain-free all the time, not just feel better temporarily after an appointment.
Regular massages are proven to increase mobility and muscle flexibility. Improving mobility is crucial because poor flexibility can restrict one’s range of motion, making them susceptible to future injuries — not just in athletic endeavours, but in everyday activities as well.
For example, sitting at your desk for eight hours a day can lead to stiff hips, a misalignment in your shoulders from your mouse hand, and a tight lower back. Not only will we work to relieve tension and promote proper alignment in the muscles, but our massage therapy treatments can help you with improving your body awareness to recognise the first signs of trouble and avoid future injuries.
Stuart Reid RMT
Stuart is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Honour Kinesiology program and Ontario College of Health and Technology’s massage therapy graduate with extensive acupuncture training from AIM Institute in Toronto.
Outside of the clinic, Stuart is a husband of 20 years and father to two active teenage boys. On top of this, he’s a member of Burlington’s Shudokan Karate Centre and student athletic therapist to UW’s varsity teams.
Stuart believes that the power of touch is transformative. He specialises in deep tissue, restorative treatments that increase his clients’ overall well-being and athletic performance.
Laura Otter RMT
Laura is a registered massage therapist and former educator and supervisor at the massage therapy candidates at Ontario College of Health and Technology.
She’s a mother of three and has a naturally nurturing personality. What Laura enjoys most about her job is offering her patients a safe, restful space to disconnect from the outside world and return to their very best selves. Her specialty includes hot stone massage treatments and restorative massage to inspire clients to take more time for themselves to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit.
Marisa Mohammed RMT
Marisa is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a diploma in Massage Therapy from Kikkawa College.
Marisa invites her patients to understand the origin of their pain through body awareness and education as the first steps to recovery. Her treatments incorporate Swedish and deep tissue massage, cupping, trigger point therapy, and craniosacral therapy. She effectively treats pregnancy-related pain, motor vehicle accident injuries, the elderly, athletes, stress and anxiety, headaches, TMJ issues, children, and chronic and acute injuries.
Most insurance providers cover Tread Well’s professional health services. Whenever possible, we direct bill your insurance and are happy to call on your behalf to check on your benefit coverage.
Connect with Burlington’s most caring team of registered massage therapists and feel the benefits for yourself.