The registered massage therapists at Damen Optimal Health Team are extremely talented and professional. Registered Massage Therapy involves a wide range of manual techniques applied to the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, fascia) and joints of the body. The therapy is usually pain-free, however there maybe some discomfort during or after the treatment. The therapist’s can alter the pressure they use from light touch to deep tissue at your request. The goals and purpose of Registered Massage Therapy within Damen Optimal Health is to relieve pain, and maintain, rehabilitate and improve the physical function of the body. Research has shown therapeutic massage relaxes muscles, increases circulation, promotes lymphatic flow, improves healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissues, reduces inflammation in joints, improves range of motion, reduces ones heart rate and assists in increasing endorphins, the body’s natural way of reducing pain.

It is a clinically oriented health option that achieves excellent results when treating the discomforts arising from stress, muscular overuse and many other chronic pain syndromes.

Registered Massage therapy is commonly used to treat the following conditions:
  • Pregnancy massage/ prenatal pain
  • Postnatal pain
  • Postural pain and discomfort
  • Painful and tight muscles
  • Fluid retention
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Hip and buttock pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Arthritis

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Stress
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendonitis and tendon apathies
  • Sports injuries.
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve impingements
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Ankle and foot pain

Although pain and dysfunction is often the reason to use massage therapy it is not required. Massage therapy is a great way to prevent aches and pains from arising as well as a way to relax and to assist with the physical manifestation of daily stress. Massage therapy should not be considered a luxury because for some people it’s a necessity.

The massage therapists at Damen Optimal Healthalso offers specialized services for:
  • Car accident rehabilitation (MVA) claims and workplace injury (WSIB) claims
  • Lymphedema, venus insufficiency, and non-specific swelling
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Oncology support and massage

No referral is necessary to be assessed or treated by one of our registered massage therapists.  We do welcome patients who have been referred by their family doctor or other health care professionals and many insurance companies require a referral.