Massage Therapy is the art and science of treating the body through massage techniques. Massage techniques are directed at the soft tissue of the body creating an effect on the musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, neurological, and gastrointestinal systems. The therapist will adapt the pressure, direction, rhythm, rate, duration, and location of treatment to the body according to the body’s needs. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. All treatments at Life Enhancement Therapies are outcome based, which involve specific therapeutic effects geared to the client’s needs.
At Life Enhancement Therapies, every treatment will be tailored to the individual needs of the client. Our goal is to restore normal functioning, reduce pain and educate the client on how to maintain optimal health.
Elliot Vlad graduated CDI in 2003 and obtained a diploma in Massage Therapy. Elliot has spent 3 years teaching Massage Therapy at a local Massage Therapy College teaching such courses as Advanced Assessment, Sports Massage, and Massage Techniques.
His experiences include working with athletic teams such as the Ottawa Rough Riders, Ottawa Links, Varsity sports including football, hockey, rugby, basketball and soccer. In addition, Elliot has worked with National and Olympic Athletes from gymnastics, running, and cycling.
In addition to treating athletic injuries, Elliot also has a wide range of experience and success in treating chronic pain, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, and respiratory pathologies.
Expected outcomes are the following:
* Pain relief
* Decrease swelling
* Increase circulation
* Normalize tone of the muscle
* Increase range of motion
* Increase overall well being
Massage Therapy Techniques employed:
* Swedish Massage
* Lymphatic drainage
* Trigger point release
* Fascial stripping
* Deep tissue massage
* Therapeutic relaxation