MASSAGE THERAPY KITCHENER

A therapeutic effect on your body that
optimizes health and well-being.

Massage Therapy at Strive Physiotherapy and Performance consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of your body, specifically your muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints for the purpose of optimizing your health.

Our Massage Therapy has a therapeutic effect on your body and optimizes health and well-being by affecting your muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Massage Therapy can improve and maintain your function, as well as improve your pain and stress levels.

Our Registered Massage Therapists will provide a personalized treatment plan based on your goals, initial assessment, and medical history.

Some of our Registered Massage Therapy Services Include:

Therapeutic Massage

Used as a treatment before and after athletic events. It can help prepare for an event and assist with recovery following an event to reduce stiffness and soreness with the goal of reducing recovery time.

Sports Massage

Used as a treatment before and after athletic events. It can help prepare for an event and assist with recovery following an event to reduce stiffness and soreness with the goal of reducing recovery time.

Deep Tissue Massage

Used to focus on deeper muscles, tendons, and connective tissues. It uses similar techniques as other forms of massage with more pressure or intensity. It may be less comfortable than other forms of massage.
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MIKE MAJOR, PT

BSc Kinesiology, University of Waterloo MSc PT, McMaster University

Physiotherapist

Born in Lahr, Germany

Mike treats people of all activity levels and ages from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He has mentored physiotherapists across Ontario as well as worked on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Physiotherapy Association. Recently, Mike represented physiotherapists within the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games Medical Services Expert Provider Group. Mike has also had the opportunity to work side by side with orthopaedic surgeons, allowing him to work with many people following complex and traumatic injuries. Mike also consults over 1,000 physiotherapy cases nationally. This has given him a lot of insight into what Physiotherapy looks like across Canada.    

Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Mike served in the reserves for 9 years as a member of the Artillery in the Canadian Armed Forces. He also enjoys coaching local athletes to help improve their performance through MeFit, a local not-for-profit organization.

What Really Matters...

Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

Worst idea you've ever had?

Skiing behind a car.

Worst fad you've ever participated in?

Rat Tail

Do you have any kids?

A baby named Maverick.

Last book you read?

Together is Better: A little Book of Inspiration

Most useless talent you have?

Sewing

 

What 3 things are you bringing with you, stranded on a desert island?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

Biggest Pet Peeve?

A multitool, My Wife, and our baby

In your high school yearbook, you won/would have won...?

Most likely to get stuff done

What song would play every time you enter a room?

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

 

“It’s not the size of dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”