Massage Therapy Toronto

Massage Therapy TorontoMassage therapy is the manual mobilization/manipulation of soft tissue (Muscles, tendons, Ligaments, or fascia) for the purpose of improving health. All of our therapists are Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) with the Canadian Massage Therapist of Ontario.

Massage therapy has therapeutic effects on the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory system, and the nervous system. It can improve on how these systems function and aid in injury recovery, muscle tension relief and general stress management. The benefits can be physical, psychological and emotional in nature.

Many people access massage therapy on a regular basis for maintenance due to the daily physical and mental demands on their bodies.   This helps to control the adverse accumulated effects over weeks or months of a stressful work or home life.

Can Massage Therapy help me?

Massage Therapy TorontoIf you’re under pressure at work, school or in your family life, you probably know how soothing it can be to have a neck or back massage. Even reaching behind your head and rubbing your own neck can help to relieve tension.

Massage therapy takes that relief to the next level as it is performed by educated, licensed healthcare professionals who understand human anatomy and how these manual techniques can relieve pain and tension, improve circulation and a whole host of other benefits.

Whether you are an athlete who is constantly on the move, or an office worker who sits in front of a computer most of the day, massage therapy can help improve the quality of your life.

But this type of treatment is not merely for stress and minor aches and pains. It can also be used to treat a variety of more serious injuries as well as chronic conditions.

If you’ve been suffering from the pain of an injury, you may be wondering whether massage therapy can help. Possibly, you even have concerns that it might cause you even more discomfort. When you book an appointment with Matrix Physiotherapy, you’ll be given a full assessment to determine the cause and extent of your condition. From there, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan which may or may not include massage therapy.

Benefits of massage therapy include:


Alleviating tension in the muscles Promoting healing of injured tissues
Helping with relaxation Stimulating tissue neural connections
Relieving pain and reducing inflammation Promoting flexibility and range of motion in the joints
Improving blood circulation

Among the conditions that massage therapy has been proven to be helpful with include:


Repetitive stress injuries Frozen shoulder
Neck and back pain Osteoarthritis
Pregnancy Sports injuries
Stiff joints Insomnia
Headaches Anxiety and depression
Tight muscles Post-surgical rehabilitation

Why Choose Matrix?

At Matrix Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on our patient-focused approach and developing a treatment plan for you.  While we may start with massage therapy, we will integrate that technique into your overall plan and we are able to work closely with your family doctor as well.

Insurance and Billing

If you have extended healthcare coverage with your employer, your massage therapy may be covered. We are able to work directly with your insurance company (including direct Online reimbursement with most providers) to make the process as easy and as convenient as possible for you.

Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”

Massage Therapy TorontoNow days, in addition to “rubbing,” massage therapy, often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. Massage therapy is about manipulating and rubbing different parts of the body where they need to focus on specific muscle and pressure points and with this, they usually do this as a form of relaxation and nowadays, they also use this form of practice for medical and health purposes. Aside from that, massage therapy is a method that is used by people to relieve muscle pain.

All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client.

Physical and Mental Benefits

  • relaxes the whole body
  • enhances skin tone
  • loosens tight muscles
  • assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • relieves tired and aching muscles
  • strengthens the immune system
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • reduces tension headaches
  • diminishes chronic pain
  • reduces mental stress
  • calms the nervous system
  • improves concentration
  • lowers blood pressure
  • promotes restful sleep
  • lowers heart rate
  • aids in mental relaxation

Because there are a lot of these therapy massage techniques that you can see from hot stone massage, Swedish, Thai, acupressure and shiatsu, people will actually have to spend money and try out a couple of these techniques and massage therapies so they will be able to feel and pin point which of the tried practices that they chose will hit their wants and see what’s effective for them. We are one of the best massage therapy clinics in Toronto because we take an individualized and holistic approach to massage therapy, ensuring you are getting the exact treatment that is right for you

  • Neck & Shoulder

    muscle tension

  • Lower back

    Chronic Lower back pain

  • Stress

    Relaxation & Manage Stress

  • Sports

    Sports-Related Massage

  • Post-Operative

    Post-Operative swelling

  • Headaches

    Tension-Related Headaches

Our friendly administrative staff will be happy to answer any questions or help you book an appointment.