Swedish Massage Therapy

Massage therapySwedish massage therapy is the best-known type of massage. It is the foundation of other massage techniques such as: Sports massage, deep tissue massage, and stress relief massage.

Swedish massage uses a variety of massage therapy techniques during the massage. These include; long gliding strokes, rocking, friction, lifting, kneading, percussion, mobilization, vibration, and stretching. Most massage therapists combine a variety of different forms of therapeutic massage during their massage sessions.

These techniques stretch and loosen tissues and muscles, aid with the motion of joints, and increase the function and range of motion (ROM) to reduce muscle tension.

Massage can be used in the acute and chronic stages of treatment, and can help with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle sprain, strain, spasm
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis (such as golfers elbow/tennis elbow)
  • Arthritis, bursitis
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Whiplash
  • Stress and stress-related conditions

This type of massage is ideal for relaxing tense muscles, alleviating stress and tension, relieving pain and improving sleep.

When your massage session is finished, your massage therapist may share some gentle exercises to increase flexibility, pressing on trigger points or using ice/heat to alleviate any discomfort.

Most people book a 60-minute Swedish massage, which gives the therapist time to work on specific muscles and get you the results you’re looking for.

Swedish massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a massage therapist as part of their employee health benefit plan. Please consult your policy.

Only members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario are allowed to use the designation Massage Therapist (MT) or Registered Massage Therapists (RMT).

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On Friday June 12th, Active Healing Centre re-opened in accordance with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) guidelines.  Priority will initially be given to patients with the most urgent health care needs; however, we will be working as quickly as possible in order to see all our patients, so please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule your appointment.

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Active Healing Centre and East York Physiotherapy Centre Under One Roof
Local Clinics Team Up to Offer High-Quality Treatments in One Convenient Location

Toronto, ON – June 22, 2020 - Active Healing Centre and East York Physiotherapy Centre are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to enhance healthcare for their patients. Effective immediately, both clinics will operate out of 937 Kingston Road, Toronto, and continue to offer physiotherapy, massage therapy, and naturopath treatments.

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