Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
Jim Rohn

Acute Pain Syndrome and Injuries

We all struggle at some point in life, recovering from sports injuries or acute pain – such is life! Massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning such as fractures, whiplash, muscle strains, sprains, bursitis, tendinitis, shin splints, low back pain, shoulder pain. Massage therapy is effective in reducing pain, edema, inflammation and enhancing the healing process. At Wingrove Massage Therapy, our skilled therapists will tailor your treatment to suit your needs, so you can be back on your feet doing the things you love!

Sports Massage

Whether you run, cycle, spin, play tennis, or what every your activity of enjoyment, it is very common for active people to experience pain at some point. Some common conditions are: shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, pateofemoral syndrome (often characterized by knee pain), tendinitis, bursitis, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis…and the list goes on. Massage therapy is effective in determining the structures involved through assessment and administering treatment to reduce pain, inflammation, adhesions and balance the muscles. Often biomechanics and strength imbalances need to be addressed. Massage is also very helpful in enhancing performance prior to an event and recovering from delayed onset muscle soreness post event.


Women will often experience musculoskeletal pain at some point during there pregnancy. This is due to the additional weight in the front causing an increased strain on the back. It is also common for women to experience hip pain due to the changes in the hip joint. Massage can help ease the tension that builds up in the muscles. Post partum it is common to experience some muscle pain. What is not surprising, is to have some mid and low back and hip discomfort. This can be in part due to labor and your body readjusting to the shifts after delivery. It is also due to fatigue of the abdominal and back muscles. Many new mothers are often surprised to experience hand and arm pain. This due to carrying around your new baby.


Tension and TMJ headaches are one of the most common complaints in a massage therapy practice. Tension headaches are caused by an accumulation of tension in the neck and shoulders, which eventually cause “trigger points”. They are those pesky little knots in muscles that refer pain into the head. TJM headaches are cause by tension in the jaw muscles and can also cause clicking or popping of the jaw joint. These headaches often occur in the morning and are characterized by pain around the jaw. These conditions respond very well to massage, with a significant decrease in frequency of episodes. Migraines are a different type of headache and caused by vascular changes, often people with have a trigger. Our treatment focuses on calming the nervous system, which in turn can regulates the vascular system. We also address the muscle tension around the neck and shoulders which accompanies migraines. These types of headaches are particularly difficult to manage, however, many of our patients find massage therapy to be very beneficial.

Chronic Pain Syndroms

Fibromyailga, osteoartitis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disease, spinal stenosis, are all common examples of chronic pain syndromes. Massage therapy helps reduce the pain, stiffness and inflammation associated with these conditions. As they are chronic, the massage will only be part of a regime for care. We will offer suggestions for home care and work with individuals to determine an appropriate treatment plan.


Treatments for cancer may leave people with scars, edema and fibrosis from surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. In some cases neuralgia (nerve pain) is present, and more often, patients feel fatigued and vulnerable. Massage can help relieve the physical discomfort and help people reclaim their bodies through touch. Our cancer patients note very positive holistic benefits following their treatment.

Neurological Conditions

Recovering from a stroke has its challenges. Because the affected side of the body experiences some form of paralysis there are painful structural issues that can set in. Massage can aid in the healing process, by reducing flexor dominant contractures and stimulating massage to the atrophied muscles. Besides stroke patients, we also have experience working with people with neurological pathologies and spinal cord injuries. Massage therapy can help you reconnect with your body!

Pediatric Massage

We asked the kids that we treat what they like best about massage. They told us they like the way it feels and that it helps take away their aches. Our pediatric patients seek massage therapy to address issues arising from studying/working at the compute, sports or general growing pains. We also have experience treating pediatric patients with other health issues such as chronic pain syndromes (ie fibromyalgia), musculoskeletal diseases (i.e. scoliosis) and degenerative neuromuscular diseased (i.e. muscular dystrophy).

Repetitive Strain Injuries

We are kept very busy with the increased use of technology. Blackberry thumb, forearm flexor and extensor tendinitis, nerve impingement, carpal tunnel, and thorasic outlet syndrome are all examples of repetitive strain injuries. Repetitive strain injuries can occur due to sports or work. All sorts of occupations from hair stylists to construction workers and even massage therapists can treat their repetative strain injuries effectively using massage therapy.