Massage Therapy

provided by Hajnal Laszlo

Hajnal Laszlo, Founder

Registered Massage Therapist, Certified ELDOA™ Trainer, Bioenergy Therapist

With over 20 years of experience, Hajnal Laszlo has provided thousands of clients with compassionate professional care at a level of expertise that enables them to achieve the results that they are looking for. As the founder of Infinite Healing, a centre of multidisciplinary healing arts, Hajnal has been helping people with their healing process in a way that most effectively addresses each unique individual and situation.

Massage Therapy is the assessment and manipulation of the soft tissues and joints of the body to effect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain . It can be preventative or restorative, helping to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and  relieve pain.

Massage Therapy Act 1991

Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. Only members of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) are permitted to use the title Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) or Massage Therapist (MT), with their names. Massage Therapists have completed a 2200 hours diploma program from the Government of Ontario recognized institution and have been examined and registered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and the Massage Therapy Act.    

The Quality Assurance Programme assists the Massage Therapists to maintain high professional standards and quality care of their clients.

Therapeutic, Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage can be used as a relaxation treatment for people who enjoy deep pressure but it is also used to treat specific areas of discomfort. When giving a Deep Tissue Massage, the therapist is always working within the comfort level of the client. A deep tissue treatment can have a relaxing, soothing effect or a stimulating effect depending on the focus of treatment.

Sport Massage, Joint Play

Sports Massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.

Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. But you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion.

There are four types of sports massages:

  • pre-event sports massage — a short, stimulating massage before the event. It is directed toward the parts of the body that will be involved in the exertion. 
  • post-event sports massage — given within an hour or two of the event, to normalize the body’s tissues.
  • restorative sports massage — given during training to allow the athlete to train harder and with less injury.
  • rehabilitative sports massage — aimed at alleviating pain due to injury and returning the body to health

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on the body’s physiology. It utilizes a group of techniques used for relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Swedish massage can range from light to moderate pressure which can stimulate local venous and lymphatic return and increase blood circulation, which reduces edema. This has a relaxing effect on the body and helps with stress release.

When Swedish techniques are used for relaxation it can help reduce muscle soreness, decrease stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, decrease muscle tension, improve sleep and decrease depression.

Thai Massage

provided by Bob Bowers

Thai Massage is relatively new, but it was actually developed by Buddhist monks in Thailand as a healing modality 2,500 years ago. Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing.

Thai massage is more energizing and rigorous than more classic forms of massage. Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches

Myofascial Techniques

Myofascial release incorporates manual massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release bonds between fascia, muscles and bones. It is a direct or indirect manipulation of the body’s tissues that allows the connective tissue fibres of fascia to re-organize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion.

The goal of Myofascial release is to release fascial restrictions and restore tissue health, often resulting in increased range of motion and the elimination of pain. This is typically performed with no lotion or oil. The techniques may be static or with movement.

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