Massage Therapy in Petrolia Ontario
Richard Lebert RMT
Richard is a past graduate of The Massage Therapy Program at Lambton College. He has professional certification in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University and a number of additional certifications including cupping. Prior to Petrolia Chiropractic, he worked at The Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at Western University as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Primarily his work involves hands-on treatments but he also will incorporate therapeutic movement, self-care strategies, and pain education. When not in the clinic his favorite activities are hiking, camping and kayaking.
Petrolia Chiropractic - Call (519-882-0066)
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Patient Information
• Comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in (i.e. yoga wear, athletic pants or shorts) are recommended.
• Registered Massage Therapy is covered by most extended health plans.
• 30 Minutes - $55 (HST inclusive)
• 45 Minutes - $70 (HST inclusive)
• 60 Minutes - $85 (HST inclusive)
Involves slow, sustained and deep pressure, with fingers or an elbow in areas that holds excess tension. I prefer to use lotion that allows me to grab the skin and underlying layers of tissue to stretch it in a particular direction. Myofascial techniques are sometimes called “lazy man’s yoga.”
Active Release Treatments
Often massage therapy techniques are a passive modality that involve minimal interaction from the patient. Active release treatments are a contrast to this, the massage therapist works with the patient to stretch tissue and explore ranges of motion.
The needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will modify the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system. Acupuncture also helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body.
Cupping is used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, plastic or silicone cups are used in a sliding and gliding motion to treat tension that develops in soft tissue structures.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM uses a soft tissue tools as a way to improve range of motion and improve tissue health. This techniques is used as part of most post surgical massage therapy protocols.
Sports massage is used as a blanket term to describe a number of techniques and modalities used to enhance athletic performance or recover after a practice, game or event.
Are used to restore homeostasis in and around the nervous system, by mobilization of the nervous system itself or the structures that surround the nervous system. This is used for patients with sciatic, carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve injuries.
Prehab and Rehab
Through a functional manual assessment massage therapy can be used to identify and treat lines of tension that build up in soft tissue as a result of overuse, disuse and abuse. Manual techniques coupled with rehabilitation exercise can address these areas of soft tissue dysfunction, leading to an increase ability to manage load across joint articulations.
Post Concussion Management
Massage therapy is a great addition to any post concussion rehab program for anyone who is suffering ongoing headaches as a result of a concussive injury. A Concussion is mid traumatic brain injury usually a result of a hit, fall or motor vehicle accident. Symptoms and severity vary person to person, often a whiplash injury occurs at the same time of the concussive impact, massage therapy is used to relieve tension in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders.