What is Massage?
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscularskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems. Massage therapy is great to tread current physical ailments and dysfunctions and can also be used as a tool to maintain optimal healthy by preventing future recurrances of bodily ailments.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Who are Registered Massage Therapists?
A Registered Massage Therapist has spent two to three years at a massage therapy school recognized by the Government of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act. RMT's spend countless hours studying anatomy, physiology, pathology, physical assessment and neurology to help them to gain the knowledge to deliver optimal care. In addition, RMT's must spend at least 150 hours in a clinical environment before bestowed the privlidges of a Registered Massage Therapist.
An RMT must continue to further their education through continuing education courses to continue to be registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). This ensures RMT's adhere to the standards set by the CMTO and ensure the delivery of quality care.
Andrea Arnold, RMT
Andrea graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College and became registered with
the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in 1999.
Andrea worked in the Oakville area for over 15 years and has enjoyed being part of the Oak Park Chiropractic family since the fall of 2000.
Also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario, Andrea enjoys working with athletes and weekend warriors but can tailor a treatment plan to suit the needs of any patient.
Andrea looks forward to discussing your future treatment goals or answering any questions you may have!
Amanda Vaquerano, RMT
Amanda Vaquerano is a 2014 graduate of Humber College. In 2016 she also underwent comprehensive training from the International Cupping Therapy Association.
Massage therapy has been a part of her life since she was a child and as an adult she has seen firsthand how massage can enhance a persons self- image and improve an individual’s health and wellness on both a physical and mental level.
As an RMT her treatments are assessment based and include remedial exercise, trigger point therapy, myofascial release techniques as well as heat and cryotherapy. She provides goal oriented treatments to help see a change whether big or small in her patients.
She has experience working with auto-immune disorders, neurological conditions, physical impairments, infants, pregnancy, individuals with complex mental disorders and patients undergoing withdrawal rehabilitation. Amanda is also in good standing with the CMTO.
Amanda looks forward to meeting you soon!