Amanda Materno studied at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in the Massage Therapy Program, graduating in the class of 2011.
Amanda is excited to be a part of the Dalhousie Health and Wellness team as Registered Massage Therapist and to add her skill set to the clinic.
She specializes in relaxation, therapeutic, deep tissue and pregnancy massage as well as trigger point therapy and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome. She is looking forward in expanding her knowledge and continuing education in her field.
“Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.”
Amanda strives to work with each individual to obtain a treatment plan to benefit their exact needs. She believes that clean eating and physical activity are the key to a healthy lifestyle and well being.
THE BENEFITS OF REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life. Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Registered Massage Therapy as Part of your Health Maintenance Plan
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
Registered Massage Therapy is:
“The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)