Massage Therapists'
Association of Nova Scotia


Massage therapy treats specific conditions as well as affecting the body as a whole. It promotes a general sense of well being, maintaining and restoring the body’s natural rhythm. A variety of techniques and modalities may be used to achieve optimal effects, according to your specific treatment goals. Massage therapy has been found to be beneficial as an adjunct to general stress reduction programs.

Massage has a direct and indirect effect on all the systems of the body.

An increasing number of clinical research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, aid in the recovery from injury.