Patient Services

Portland Physiotherapy Health & Wellness Centre offers integrated health services in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissues to improve the function of muscles, joints and blood and lymph systems which helps relieve pain and restore function.

Massage Therapy is effective treatment for:

  • Muscle tension and soreness
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Whiplash 
associated disorders
  • Tendonitis/repetitive strain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Health Benefits of Massage

Massage reduces muscle tension.

Massage loosens contracted, shortened and hardened muscles promoting circulation and lymph movement, improving the health of the muscles.

Massage results in increased mobility and range of motion of joints.

Massage improves and maintains the joint’s range of motion by gently stretching both the muscles and connective tissues that surround and support the joints of the body.

Massage promotes healing of injuries.

Massage can reduce swelling and improve the immune response by increasing circulation and lymph movement, delivering nutrients to the tissues and removing waste products from the injured area.

Our massage therapy service can be sought on their own or as a part of an integrated health program where you’d have access to a full team of specialists including: occupational therapistsphysiotherapistsphysicians and physiologists.

Meet our team of massage therapists here.

Getting start with massage therapy is easy.  We do not require a referral from a doctor (your insurance company may require this for repayment).