What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia,bones and joints) for the purpose of restoring optimal function and range of motion in those tissues. Most massage therapy education in Canada is based around Swedish massage techniques but registered massage therapists have a wide range of modalities in their scope of practice.
Many people think of massage as a relaxing way to unwind or reset their nervous systems. This can be true! But massage therapy is also very useful in the treatment, prevention and management of chronic pain, head aches, tendinitis, muscle spasm, insomnia, plantar fasciitis and many other conditions.
There is also some research showing how massage can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety.
Registered Massage Therapist
Practicing since 2005, Peggy was a Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy graduate with Honours and is an active member of MTANS. Clinical studies while in school included Chronic pain and a Cancer Outreach program through “The Lodge That Gives”.
Post graduation, Peggy was a lead Therapist at a Spa for several years, where much of her training was Aryuvedic based. Further professional studies have included deep tissue work, Cupping, Pregnancy Massage, TMD treatments and acquiring her Master’s level of Reiki.
In 2017, Peggy began working for Ideal Massage Therapy that she now owns and operates out of Three Quarter Moon Therapeutics in Halifax.
Peggy’s practice as a Massage Therapist focuses on restoring balance and assisting clients in reaching a greater sense of well-being through her varied skills and compassion. External interests include: spending time with her two children, yoga, meditation, health and well-being, working out and travel.