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Impairment Massage Therapy

Impairment Massage Therapy can help to treat certain pathologies and chronic diseases. Some of it's effects include; decreasing muscle resting tension, releasing trigger points, breaking fascial adhesions, reducing neurological symptoms and controlling pain, helping patients to cope with their pathology.

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What is an Impairment Massage?

Impairment massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of individuals with physical impairments. It is tailored to those who have limited mobility, reduced muscle strength, or specific medical conditions that affect their physical abilities. This type of massage focuses on improving the individual's comfort, mobility, and overall quality of life by addressing their specific limitations and concerns.

Key aspects of impairment massage include:

Customized Approach: Impairment massage is highly individualized. The therapist carefully assesses the client's condition and takes into account their specific impairments and medical history. This assessment allows the therapist to tailor the massage to address the client's unique needs.

Gentle Techniques: The techniques used in impairment massage are typically gentle and adapted to the client's physical limitations. The therapist employs techniques that promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and improve circulation without causing discomfort or pain.

Pain Management: Many individuals with impairments experience pain and discomfort. Impairment massage can help alleviate pain by targeting specific areas of tension or discomfort. The therapist works to improve the client's comfort and reduce pain levels.

Improved Range of Motion: Individuals with impairments often face limitations in their range of motion. Impairment massage can help improve flexibility and mobility, making it easier for clients to perform daily activities with greater ease.

Stress Reduction: Coping with physical impairments can be emotionally challenging. Impairment massage offers emotional support by promoting relaxation and reducing stress, which can be particularly important for individuals dealing with long-term physical challenges.

Enhanced Circulation: Massage techniques improve blood circulation, ensuring that oxygen and nutrients reach the muscles and tissues. This can help in reducing inflammation and promoting overall well-being.

Integration of Other Modalities: Impairment massage may integrate various massage modalities, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and myofascial release, to address the client's specific concerns and provide the best possible outcomes.

Impairment massage can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, and various musculoskeletal disorders. It is a supportive and holistic approach to improving the overall comfort and quality of life for those living with physical impairments.

In summary, impairment massage is a valuable and compassionate form of massage therapy that recognizes the unique challenges faced by individuals with physical limitations. It offers a customized and gentle approach to address pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being. When administered by a skilled therapist who understands the specific needs of the client, impairment massage can have a positive impact on the lives of those living with physical impairments.



Justine Baskey Registered Massage Therapist

Justine Baskey

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Justine graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2010 and Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Education in 2012. She began teaching in 2013 and continues to supply teach. Returning to school Justine graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Georgian College in 2020.

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Kelsey Watson Registered Massage Therapist

Kelsey Watson

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Kelsey graduated from the Sir Stanford Fleming College massage program in 2021 with honours and has been working as a full-time RMT ever since. She has always had a passion for the body, fitness and keeping active through sports, all of which she brings to each and every one of her treatments. Kelsey has been trained in deep tissue massage, trig... See More

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Alyssa Point Registered Massage Therapist

Alyssa Point

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Alyssa graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2019 and earned her Diploma of Massage Therapy from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in 2020. She has also had the opportunity to develop a diverse range of skills working with sports teams and as a physiotherapist assistant. As an RMT, Alyssa’s main goal is to ... See More

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Natalia Rey Vidal Registered Massage Therapist

Natalia Rey Vidal

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

A graduate from Sutherland Chan in Toronto Natalia has had the opportunity to both practice and teach massage. Natalia has had varied experiences from treating patients with chronic pain, neuropathy, pregnancy to sports massage. Natalia utilizes Swedish Massage techniques along with myofascial release and trigger point therapy to treat pain and... See More

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Tracey Donald Registered Massage Therapist

Tracey Donald

RMT

Location: Innisfil MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Tracey is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with 15 years of experience. She attended Georgian College in Barrie where she graduated with Honours and became licensed in 2008. She has continued her education throughout her career and is always looking to learn more about health and wellness. Through her continued education and experience, she ... See More

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Alisha Jiwan Registered Massage Therapist

Alisha Jiwan

RMT

Location: Innisfil MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Alisha graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in and received her Massage Therapy diploma with honours in 2019.

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Chloe Howe Registered Massage Therapist

Chloe Howe

RMT

Location: Innisfil MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Chloe graduated with Honours in Massage Therapy from Georgian College in 2020. She is specialized in deep tissue massage, trigger point release, Swedish techniques and stress management. She is passionate about everything she does and loves helping people become the best version of themselves. Regardless of your activity level, she will work har... See More

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Ashley Cotugno  Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley Cotugno

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley graduated from York University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology. After taking some time off, she decided to pursue her passion in becoming a Massage Therapist by attending Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto, graduating in 2019. She has had clinica... See More

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Tracy Blanchard Registered Massage Therapist

Tracy Blanchard

RMT

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist

Tracy has been a registered massage therapist in good standing with the CMTO for 20 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and intuition to each treatment which provides clients with the most impactful sessions.

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Rachel Zheng

RMT, R. Ac

Location: Barrie MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Acupuncturist


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