MASSAGE THERAPY IN PETERBOROUGH
Synergystix helps people just like you make self-care a priority. With regular Massage Therapy you can live life with fewer aches & pains. Massage is a great way to take control of your health, so you feel better. It’s relaxing and healing at the same time. It only takes an hour to find out if it’s right for you. We were the first clinic for massage in Peterborough and we’re still the best.
Get a soothing treatment and begin your journey today
We’ll customize your plan to complement the way you live. You can choose your session length and any other treatments to fit your needs. Let our therapists show you how much they can help you. We have a full range of alternative treatments.
Relaxation isn’t the only benefit when you take control of your health. Massage helps with many common medical problems.
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage is the movement of your body’s soft tissues to improve how you feel.
Therapists manipulate your muscles, connective tissues, and joints to cause a healing response. This helps to increase mobility, eliminate pain, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage. A sense of deep relaxation is often part of a good massage.
Relaxing music and soft lighting are used to enhance the experience. Your therapist may apply a heating pad or cold pack and may use lotion for some treatments.
Massage doesn’t just cause a muscle reaction, it also affects:
- Blood vessels
- Digestive system
- Other major organs of the body
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY?
- Aids in local circulation issues such as swelling and skin health
- Aids in lymphatic movement
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Reduces spasm and modulate pain
- Stimulates the nervous tissue
Often part of a complete health plan, massage helps many conditions.
- Low-back pain
- Reduce muscle tension to prevent injuries
- Healing from sprains & fractures. Helps repetitive stress injuries like tendinitis.
- Maintain range of motion and confidence needed for an active lifestyle
- Promote healing from injuries like car accidents or sports injuries
- Know your body so you’re aware of how to move without injury
- Relieve recurring headaches
- Alleviate digestive disorders
- Improve athletic performance
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Trigger Point Therapy
Reduces pain by removing trigger points. These can cause pain locally or elsewhere in the body. Good for headaches, general body pain, and post-injury recovery.
Swedish and Relaxation Massage
Soothes mind and body with gentle to moderately intense techniques. Good for stress and anxiety-related tension. A great way to unwind after a long week.
Fascia is a sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin. It attaches and separates muscles and organs.
Gentle, sustained pressure, applied without lotion. Releases fascia and loosens adhesions. This type of treatment is good for postural issues and general body pain.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
- Remove swelling
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase relaxation
- Help with Lymphedema when combined with compression bandaging.
- Improve sleep and injury recovery
When you’re pregnant, your body is changing. Pregnancy focused massage can relieve the discomfort that comes with that. This includes low back pain, sciatica, and overall soreness. We use special pillows to ensure your comfort.
Deep Tissue Massage
Releases tension in muscles using vigorous techniques. Good for seasoned clients and those who know they prefer deeper pressure. This promotes fast improvement following injury.
- Reduces scar tissue, rebuilds flexibility and range of motion in muscles and joints.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF MASSAGE?
Most people can benefit from Massage Therapy. It may not be appropriate if you have any of these conditions:
- Bleeding disorders or taking blood-thinning medication
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots)
- Severe osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- Severe thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
Ask your doctor if massage is right for you. Be extra careful if:
- You’re pregnant
- Have cancer
- Have any pain that isn’t diagnosed.
Be sure to disclose all health issues to your therapist and doctor. You may feel a bit sore for a day or two after some types of massage. Tell your therapist if you’re not comfortable. If you experience pain, tell your therapist to modify or stop treatment.
All our Massage Therapists have completed a post-secondary diploma. Registered Massage Therapists (RMT’s) complete a multi-year college level program. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario governs all RMTs. All our RMTs are registered with the CMTO in good standing. You’re always in good hands.
Our RMTs can treat people who have a wide range of medical conditions. Book an appointment to find out how we can help you.
There’s paperwork to fill out on your first visit, so please come 10 minutes early. Your health information is strictly confidential.
With your therapist, you’ll develop a treatment plan that meets your goals. You can consult with other healthcare practitioners at Synergistix, such as a fitness counselor, if this would help in your treatment. While you’re on the table, you’re covered by linens and a blanket. You have the option to remain fully clothed during the treatment if you prefer. Therapists will obtain your consent to work on various parts of your body. They’ll monitor your level of comfort during treatment.
If you experience pain, tell your therapist to modify or stop treatment.
Our goal is to provide therapy to meet your needs and lifestyle. Therapy that works!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I have a massage if I’m in pain?
If you are coming for massage due to injury or pain, your therapist will perform an assessment to ensure that it is safe for you to receive massage. In many cases, massage can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote healing.
Be sure to let your therapist know how you’re feeling both before and during your treatment. If needed, we can also provide referrals to other health care professionals.
Is Massage Painful?
The pressure applied can vary anywhere from extremely gentle to quite intense. Some clients find intense pressure helpful in releasing tension, while others prefer gentle, soothing techniques. How much pressure a client wants can also vary from day to day, depending on his or her stress level and other factors.
Your therapist will check in with you to ensure you are comfortable with the pressure used. Clients are also encouraged to let the therapist know anytime they would prefer more or less pressure
Can I keep my clothes on?
Yes. Many techniques can be performed over clothing, and all clients are covered by a linen and blanket while on the table. If you do choose to undress, only the area being worked on will be undraped. Your privacy and comfort will always be respected.
Massage can provide relief for many medical conditions.
Synergystix is Peterborough’s longest established Massage clinic. We’re focused on healing you.
Get the best massage in Peterborough. Book an appointment at Synergystix and start feeling better today!