Diploma: Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic
Ontario Registration Number: G719
Licensing Body: College of Massage Therapists of Ontario • www.cmto.com
Additional Training: Therapeutic sports massage, seniors clinic, neurological clinic, Plus clinic (HIV/AIDS), pregnancy clinic, ethics and morals of massage therapy, first aid and CPR.
Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joints of the body to affect a therapeutic response in the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction. Massage can help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
Massage therapy has a clear role as a component of holistic cancer therapy. Evidence shows that massage is effective in relieving a host of cancer maladies, both physical and emotional. Improvement has been reported for symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, muscular tension, pain, lymphedema, isolation and anxiety. Massage aids the body's healing process and helps patients "reclaim" their body and feel whole again. Skilled touch can increase quality of life, lend emotional support and decrease physical discomforts. Massage is not a luxury, but a necessary part of a complete healing regimen.
If manipulation of the soft tissues and joints will complement the treatment of your cancer (to relieve pain or improve function) we can arrange a visit with our massage therapist.
Murray Howerth has worked in a variety of environments from wellness centres to spas to currently his own clinic; encompassing a wide range of different therapeutic massage treatments ranging from relaxation to rehabilitation, pregnancy to palliative, scar and myofascial or connective tissue techniques to sports massage, all involving various age groups.