Osteopathy & Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massages are administered by Registered Massage Therapists. The intent is to assess the soft tissue and joints of the body for the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain. Through various types of manipulations and techniques, massage therapists can develop, maintain, rehabilitate, or augment physical function, or relieve pain while improving circulation and the immune system. There are many variations of massage and several different techniques used to treat clients.
In Canada, Osteopathy is a form of integrative manual therapy that view the body through a holistic (whole body) lens. It uses the idea that the body functions as a unit and not as individual parts alone. In other words your body is a complex machine with many parts and systems that interact and affect each other’s functioning in a reciprocal fashion. Problems in any one part of the body can affect other parts and cause a pattern of symptoms that Osteopathic Practitioners understand. Osteopathy seeks to identify the underlying cause of your current complaint, which might be due to the interaction of several systems malfunctioning within your body, both close to the painful area as well as further away.
Pinewood’s therapeutic massage and osteopathy treatments can work in harmony with the other services offered by Pinewood’s practitioners. Therapeutic massage and osteopathy can address a variety of medical issues and dysfunctions including:
- Lymphatic disorders
- Recurring headaches & migraines
- Vertigo & chronic sinusitis
- MyoFascial disorders / restrictions
- Postural misalignment
- Anxiety and PTSD
- Chronic stress
- Pre and post operation
- Menstrual pain
- Muscular & skeletal dysfunctions: back, neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, knee, ankle, & foot
- Respiratory problems
- Digestive problems
- Arthritis pain management
- Sports injuries
- Pelvic dysfunction
- Pediatric issues: infants reflux colic, hyperactivity, torticolis, etc.
- Pregnancy discomforts
- Jaw pain and TMJ
Children and Adolescents can benefit from massage and osteopathy as well. Anxiety, stress, birth traumas, ADHD, dura tension, torticollis, respiratory dysfunctions, ear problems, and growing pains are just some of the dysfunctions that can be helped. Bodywork can also help with self-esteem, body awareness and prevention of future ailments as they grow.
Christianne James, is a Registered Massage Therapist, Osteopathic Practitioner, and Medical Acupuncture Provider works with patients to address medical issues and ailments by creating an individual and personalized treatment plan. She also offers event, workshops, and corporate talks on various health, ergonomics, bodywork, and movement topics.
Below is a list of available techniques Christianne may incorporate into her treatment plan.