What is Massage Therapy
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
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. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.
Alice Ficko – Registered Massage Therapist
My Name is Alice Ficko, Registered Massage Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Yoga Instructor and Level 2 Ski Instructor. I provide Massage/Sports Therapy, Cupping, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Remedial/Rehabilitative Exercise Therapy.
I am an avid cyclist, skier, Boston marathoner, fitness/yoga enthusiast, and Special Olympics Volunteer Ski Race Coach. I have been in practice for 17 years and thoroughly enjoy my profession and the positive impact my services have had on my clients. Outside of practicing as an RMT and Certified Reflexologist since 2003, I studied Kinesiology at York University.
Although I treat many sports injuries, I am no stranger to working with all types of individuals from pre-natal, palliative, degenerative disorders, stress-relief, etc. The basis of my treatment style is meeting the needs of each individual person and their particular massage goals.