Covid 19

Prioritizing safety, standard Covid-19 practices are essential when visiting your RMT. Stay vigilant for any signs of illness, not just Covid, to protect your RMT and others. For BC’s latest Covid-19 updates, visit the Government of Canada’s health professionals resource.

Whiplash

Whiplash, often caused by car accidents or sports injuries, can lead to various neck injuries and symptoms like pain, numbness, and headaches. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) play a crucial role in managing these symptoms, reducing muscle spasms, and improving functionality. Early return to work and proper guidance are essential for optimal recovery and minimizing long-term disability.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) impacts over 25% of the population, causing jaw pain, joint sounds, and impaired movement. Stress, teeth grinding, and trauma contribute to TMD. Registered Massage Therapists can alleviate symptoms, reduce pain and tenderness, decrease stress, and promote relaxation.

Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain, leading to brain cell death. Symptoms include headache, numbness, loss of coordination, and trouble speaking or balancing. Registered Massage Therapists can help reduce localized pain and disability by using massage techniques and exercises. They can also provide stretches to prevent cramping.

Sports & Fitness Lifestyle

Discover the benefits of sports massage therapy, a practice dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Boost performance, prevent injuries, and reduce muscle soreness with the help of registered massage therapists. Research shows massage therapy can also lower stress hormones, improve mood, and increase flexibility.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings numerous physical and emotional changes, with 72% of women experiencing low back and pelvic pain. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can provide relief by reducing muscle tension, pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and improving sleep, mood, and symptoms of edema and sciatica.

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, affects the plantar fascia. Symptoms include heel pain, swelling, and paresthesia. Overuse, sedentary or athletic lifestyles, and obesity contribute to this condition. Registered Massage Therapists can help alleviate pain and swelling through massage techniques, exercises, and hydrotherapy.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the immune and nervous systems, causing muscle weakness, balance issues, and vision problems. While the exact cause is unknown, genetics and environment may play a role. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can provide relief through deep tissue massage, improving circulation and range of motion, and offering strengthening exercises.

Lower Back Pain

Experiencing low back pain? You’re not alone. Up to 80% of people will have it at some point. Non-specific low back pain is common and often caused by trauma, strain, or poor posture. Registered Massage Therapists can help reduce pain, decrease muscle spasms, improve function, and provide exercise programs. A recent study found massage to be more effective than active controls for pain relief.

Headaches

Experiencing headaches? Discover how Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can help with tension, migraine, cluster, and sinus headaches. Benefits of RMT treatment include pain relief, decreased stress, relaxation, and reduced muscle tension.

Headaches

Experiencing headaches? Discover how Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can help with tension, migraine, cluster, and sinus headaches. Benefits of RMT treatment include pain relief, decreased stress, relaxation, and reduced muscle tension.

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Explore how massage therapy can offer relief and slow the progression of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, enhancing hand function and reducing pain.

Whiplash

Whiplash, often caused by car accidents or sports injuries, can lead to various neck injuries and symptoms like pain, numbness, and headaches. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) play a crucial role in managing these symptoms, reducing muscle spasms, and improving functionality. Early return to work and proper guidance are essential for optimal recovery and minimizing long-term disability.

Cancer

“Discover the benefits of massage therapy for cancer patients. Research shows it can enhance quality of life by reducing pain, anxiety, and stress. However, precautions must be taken near tumors and metastasis sites. Always consult healthcare professionals before proceeding.”

Stroke

A stroke is a medical emergency caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain, leading to brain cell death. Symptoms include headache, numbness, loss of coordination, and trouble speaking or balancing. Registered Massage Therapists can help reduce localized pain and disability by using massage techniques and exercises. They can also provide stretches to prevent cramping.

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, affects the plantar fascia. Symptoms include heel pain, swelling, and paresthesia. Overuse, sedentary or athletic lifestyles, and obesity contribute to this condition. Registered Massage Therapists can help alleviate pain and swelling through massage techniques, exercises, and hydrotherapy.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the immune and nervous systems, causing muscle weakness, balance issues, and vision problems. While the exact cause is unknown, genetics and environment may play a role. Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) can provide relief through deep tissue massage, improving circulation and range of motion, and offering strengthening exercises.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) impacts over 25% of the population, causing jaw pain, joint sounds, and impaired movement. Stress, teeth grinding, and trauma contribute to TMD. Registered Massage Therapists can alleviate symptoms, reduce pain and tenderness, decrease stress, and promote relaxation.

Covid 19

Prioritizing safety, standard Covid-19 practices are essential when visiting your RMT. Stay vigilant for any signs of illness, not just Covid, to protect your RMT and others. For BC’s latest Covid-19 updates, visit the Government of Canada’s health professionals resource.

Lower Back Pain

Experiencing low back pain? You’re not alone. Up to 80% of people will have it at some point. Non-specific low back pain is common and often caused by trauma, strain, or poor posture. Registered Massage Therapists can help reduce pain, decrease muscle spasms, improve function, and provide exercise programs. A recent study found massage to be more effective than active controls for pain relief.

Neuromuscular Technique

Neuromuscular Technique targets “trigger points” to alleviate pain and spasm cycles. This treatment aims to restore balance between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems by addressing biomechanical dysfunction, postural distortion, poor blood flow, trigger points, and nerve compression.

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are two popular therapeutic techniques. Swedish massage focuses on relaxation and increased blood circulation through long strokes and kneading, while Deep Tissue Massage targets chronic pain and inflammation by manipulating deep tissues. Although pressure is increased in Deep Tissue Massage, both techniques require a skilled therapist to provide effective care tailored to individual needs.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a highly effective technique for treating musculoskeletal issues, including strains and sports injuries. It can help alleviate stress, anxiety, and pain, particularly in the neck, back, joints, and muscles. With more people working from home due to Covid-19, deep tissue massage has become increasingly popular for promoting overall wellness and rehabilitation. At One Branch Therapeutic Wellness, our Registered Massage Therapists are here to advise you on the best treatment plan for your needs. Reach out to us for accurate information and to prioritize your wellbeing.

Relaxation & Pain Relief

Prioritizing self-care amidst daily hustle is crucial, as your body signals the need for it through tension, pain, and stress. At One Branch Therapeutic Wellness, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) provide personalized massage treatments to alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation, and promote natural healing. Don’t fall for misinformation; reach out to us for professional advice on improving your wellbeing.

One Branch Therapeutic Wellness

At our Clinic, we talk with each of our clients to find out what it is they are hoping to gain from our sessions. Our RMT’s work to help you achieve those goals.

 

We can advise you on how to integrate massage with your day to day lives, if you have recurring issues, such as back or neck pain or we can be here for you when you just need to relax and let it all go for a while.

 

One Branch Therapeutic Wellness is a Local business, owned and operated by Jamie Lavallee, who lives in Gibsons, where her son goes to school and commutes to work in Sechelt, providing RMT services to the community.

 

 

 

Have a fantastic day!

   Jamie

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