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The Back In Motion Massage Therapy Clinic is located in downtown St. Catharines at 19B Court Street, just steps away from the downtown bus terminal.

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Massage St. Catharines

The clinic is located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, servicing Niagara with the best in massage therapy and Osteopathy.

Our friendly and professional staff will have you relaxed and back in motion in no time!

Relieve stress, tension and fatigue by calling 905-684-4464 to schedule your appointment today!

Remember, your massage health benefits will expire at the end of the year. Book now to avoid losing out!

Don’t let your massage health benefits expire! Put them to good use and book your session now!

Please call 905-684-4464 to schedule your massage therapy session.

Little Known Facts About Massage Therapy

Studies show:

  • Massage therapy is the most often prescribed treatment for musculoskeletal ailments and is especially useful in managing discomfort and pain.
  • Over 9o percent of massage therapy patients questioned, said that massage therapy improved their symptoms.
  • Almost 90 percent of back pain sufferers who received a massage therapy session said that they felt dramatically better afterwards.
  • Premature infants who had received daily massage sessions gained over 45 percent more weight and leave the hospital an average of six days sooner, compared to premature infants who didn’t receive a massage session.
  • Cancer patients who have received massage therapy treatments experience less swelling, less pain & improved mobility.
  • Massage therapy significantly reduces stiffness & pain in fibromyalgia patients.
  • People who receive treatments for tension headaches experience significant long-term improvements.
  • The oxygen capacity of the blood can increase up to 15% after a massage therapy session.

History of Massage

  • Massage can be traced back to the Greeks in 2000 B.C..
  • Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) advocated the use of massage
  • Julius Caesar had daily massage treatments to treat headaches & neuralgia
  • Chinese, Japanese, Greek & Roman cultures developed & promoted massage as an important component of healthcare


What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the assessment & treatment of the soft tissues of the body by a qualified professional to gain a therapeutic response.

Massage therapy will assess, treat & prevent physical dysfunction & pain of the soft tissues & joints.


Physical, Mental & Emotional Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Increase circulation of blood & lymphatic fluid
  • Relieves muscle spasms & tension
  • Decreases stress
  • Increases joint flexibility & Range of Motion
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Improves body awareness
  • Creates a calmer mind
  • Relieves fatigue
  • Satisfies the need for touch
  • Creates a feeling of well-being
  • Decreases anxiety


Massage Therapy Techniques

A variety of techniques are used in Swedish Massage:

  • Effleurage (light, rhythmic)
  • Petrissage (kneading, wringing)
  • Shaking/Rocking (mobilizations)
  • Stroking (superficial)
  • Vibrations (fine or coarse)
  • Tapotement (stimulating)

Non-Swedish techniques commonly used:

  • Fascial work
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Trigger point therapy


Other modalities that may be included in the massage therapy session:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Stretching
  • Remedial exercise

Back In Motion Massage Clinic – St. Catharines

Therapeutic massage is the most amazing melange of art and science. The Orient has played a huge role in the development of contact therapy. The Chinese healing arts blend together herbal medicine and massage. The Japanese also have a version of their own with the their massage known as Shiatsu. Thai massage is also a well-liked alternative, especially with unique style of stretching and bending that it entails.

On the other hand, the Orient does not hold a monopoly as far as massage is concerned. There are many places around the world that promote massage and Europe has no shortcomings when it comes to this type of therapy. Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of therapeutic massage.

With a small number of hand, wrist and body movements, relaxation and energy can be restored just like magic in the competent hands of a registered massage therapist. One of the main reasons people get massages is to relax. The soothing movements of the hands push pressure points to release free radicals and cause the muscles to loosen up and release their tightness.

Nonetheless, individuals fail to understand that a a small amount of therapy can also provide indisputable health benefits too. Research has shown that therapeutic massage is a great way to ameliorate circulation. If performed correctly, it can help lessen the symptoms of high blood pressure as well as purge dangerous toxins from the body.

To those athletes that give it a try, sports therapy is another typical example of how a massage provides health benefits. For athletes that take advantage of massage, they find that injuries are prevented both before and after physical activity. Massage also helps to build up muscle by helping it to rest adequately, which is important for muscle growth and development.

These are just a few of the benefits that you obtain when you get a massage. It would be ideal for you to experience a massage for yourself to see how it can help you. Come see a registered massage therapist at Back In Motion today and discover it for yourself.