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Massage Therapy at First Step Family Chiropractic

massage therapy on shoulderWhile massage is often considered to be a relaxing therapy that you’d experience at the spa, this type of bodywork has many other benefits as well. Here are some of the many that you may experience:

  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Decreases anxiety and depression
  • Promotes overall relaxation
  • Improves posture


Massage Techniques

Our massage therapists are proficient in an array of techniques and will tailor the ones to meet your goals. The massage methods all involve working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve the function of the systems of the body.

Upper Cervical AdjustmentCraniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the craniosacral system – which is comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Using a soft touch, generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the function of the central nervous system.

By complementing the body’s natural healing process, CST is increasingly used as a preventative health measure for its ability to boost resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Easing Common Conditions

  • Migraine headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Motor-coordination impairments
  • Colic
  • Autism
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Infantile disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Stress and tension related issues
  • Fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Neurovascular or immune disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Surgical dysfunction

The craniosacral system (a physiological system like the cardiovascular and respiratory systems) provides the physical environment in which the brain and spinal cord develop and function. The light-touch technique works with natural and unique rhythms of our different body systems to pinpoint and correct source problems.

Book a Session

Contact First Step Family Chiropractic today to schedule a session!

Massage Therapy Whitby, Oshawa, Brooklin, Ajax & Pickering ON | (905) 665-9599