Relax with Registered Massage Therapy in Mississauga

Feel rejuvenated and restored after experiencing the natural healing and pain relief of our RMT massage sessions in Mississauga.

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What is Registered Massage Therapy?

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is a professional healthcare practice that involves the manipulation of soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and promote overall wellness. By improving circulation, enhancing flexibility, and reducing muscle tension, RMT helps individuals achieve better physical and emotional health in a natural, non-invasive way.

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About our Mississauga Massage Therapy

In Mississauga, finding an experienced Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) can be challenging. Our community is still dealing with a shortage as many RMTs left the profession during COVID due to heavy restrictions on close contact. At Anchor Health and Performance, we're proud to have Abigayl Tate, our highly qualified and experienced RMT, offering specialized massage services tailored to meet your needs.

Residents of Mississauga are eager to enjoy the benefits of massage therapy once again, including alleviating chronic pain, reducing stress, improving circulation, enhancing mobility, and promoting overall well-being. Massage therapy can also help with recovery from injuries, reduce muscle tension, and improve sleep quality, making it a valuable addition to your health and wellness routine.

The benefits of massage therapy are extensive, aid relaxation and wellbeing, and can significantly enhance your quality of life. Deep tissue massage sessions can help manage chronic conditions such as back pain, neck pain, and headaches, often caused by prolonged sitting or poor posture. Lymphatic drainage massage therapy can boost your immune system, improve mental clarity, and provide a much-needed break from the stresses of daily life. By booking a massage therapy appointment with Abigayl Tate at Anchor Health and Performance, you can experience these benefits firsthand and take a proactive step towards better health and well-being.

Our Mississauga Massage Therapist may provide these Specialized Treatments:

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage targets chronic muscle tension, ideal for athletes or those with physical jobs, leaving them feeling relief and improved mobility.

Post Partum Massage

Post Partum Massage helps new mothers relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation, making it ideal for women who have recently given birth and want to feel rejuvenated and restored.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage provides relief for expectant mothers, reducing stress, easing muscle tension, and promoting overall relaxation and well-being.

Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage promotes stress relief, ideal for anyone seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, leaving them feeling calm and refreshed.

Pressure Point Massage

Relieve muscle tension and pain with Pressure Point Massage, ideal for athletes and those with chronic pain, leaving them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage boosts immune function, reduces swelling, and detoxifies the body, making it ideal for those with lymphedema or post-surgery recovery who will feel lighter and more energized after the treatment.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage promotes relaxation, ideal for anyone seeking stress relief, improved circulation, and a sense of overall well-being.

Swedish Massage Therapy provided at Anchor HP in Mississauga
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Why see our Mississauga Massage Therapist?

Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) is a powerful treatment for a wide range of conditions, particularly those affecting the musculoskeletal and neurological systems.

Pain Relief

Individuals suffering from headaches and upper and low-back pain can find significant relief through targeted massage techniques.

RMT is highly effective in treating neurological conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Addressing Systemic Conditions

Registered Massage Therapy's ability to enhance circulation, promote relaxation, and improve overall well-being can provide assistance with treating hypertension, diabetes, and post-stroke recovery.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Disorders, Sleep Disorders, and More

The gentle manipulation and mobilization techniques used in RMT can reduce pain and improve function in those suffering from joint disorders, offering a much-needed reprieve from chronic discomfort.

Those battling sleep disorders such as insomnia can find the relaxing nature of massage therapy significantly improves their sleep quality.


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What does an RMT do?

Registered Massage Therapists provide relief from pain and stress, ideal for anyone seeking natural healing and relaxation, leaving them feeling rejuvenated and restored.

RMTs in Ontario are required to complete a comprehensive program at an accredited college, pass a standardized provincial examination, and maintain their registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). This ensures that they possess a deep understanding of human anatomy, pathology, and therapeutic techniques, enabling them to provide care that is not only safe but highly effective.

The Difference between "Massage" and "Registered Massage Therapy"

Registered Massage Therapists are certified professionals who have undergone extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and various massage techniques. These practitioners are adept at tailoring their approach to meet the specific needs of each individual, employing a range of methods such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and Swedish massage, among others.

Unlike spa massages, which primarily aim to induce relaxation — although an RMT can help with that too! — RMT is rooted in clinical evidence and is often integrated into broader healthcare regimens to treat specific conditions, manage chronic pain, and support recovery from injuries. This clinical orientation, combined with a commitment to ongoing education and adherence to ethical standards, sets Registered Massage Therapy apart as a vital component of contemporary healthcare.

What is the goal of Registered Massage Therapy?

The primary goal of Registered Massage Therapy is to foster an optimal state of health and well-being through the strategic manipulation of the body's soft tissues. It aims to alleviate pain, enhance physical function, reduce stress, and support the body's natural healing processes.

By addressing both acute and chronic conditions, RMT plays a crucial role in pain management, injury rehabilitation, and the maintenance of overall physical health. Furthermore, it seeks to empower individuals by providing them with a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option, encouraging a proactive approach to personal health care.

How often should you get a massage from an RMT?

The frequency of visits to a Registered Massage Therapist varies based on individual needs.

Chronic Pain

If you're dealing with chronic pain, more frequent sessions, such as weekly or bi-weekly, may be beneficial to manage and alleviate your symptoms effectively.

Athletes and Active Individuals with Sports Goals

For athletes or those with sports performance goals, regular sessions every 1-2 weeks can help maintain muscle health, prevent injuries, and enhance performance.

Recently Injured

If you've recently been injured, your RMT might recommend more frequent visits initially, such as twice a week, to speed up the body's recovery process, and then gradually reducing the frequency as you heal.

Seniors with Stiff Muscles and Joints

Seniors experiencing general aches and pains or muscle stiffness from a more sedentary lifestyle might find that monthly sessions are sufficient to maintain mobility and reduce discomfort.

Ultimately, it's best to consult with your RMT to develop a personalized treatment plan that suits your specific needs and goals.

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How does Massage Therapy work?

On a neurological level, massage therapy decreases the production of stress hormones like cortisol, while simultaneously increasing levels of endorphins and serotonin, thereby promoting relaxation and pain relief.

By improving circulation, massage enhances tissue health and accelerates healing.

The reduction of muscular tension and normalization of muscle tone can alleviate pain and improve functional abilities.

Additionally, the stimulation of the nervous system through therapeutic touch, and techniques such as lymphatic drainage massage, plays a crucial role in modulating pain perception and reducing psychological stress.

When is the right time to visit an RMT?

Listen to your Body's Signals

If you're experiencing persistent muscle tension, chronic pain, or recovering from a specific injury, these are clear indicators that your body could benefit from the specialized touch of an RMT. Particularly, if stress is a constant companion in your life, leading to physical discomfort such as headaches or tight shoulders, an RMT session can offer significant relief.

Are you active?

If you play sports — whether a "weekend warrior" or an active business professional or an athlete — massage therapy is helpful for both injury prevention and recovery.

A Holistic Approach is Best

While Registered Massage Therapy offers a plethora of benefits, there are instances when other forms of treatment might be more appropriate. For example, if your condition involves misalignments of the spine or joints, a Chiropractor's expertise in adjustments might offer quicker relief. Similarly, for those recovering from severe injuries or surgeries, Physiotherapy could be a better fit, providing specialized rehabilitative exercises to restore function and mobility. Naturopathy, on the other hand, might be the route to take for individuals seeking to address health concerns through natural and holistic means, such as dietary changes, supplements, or lifestyle adjustments.

Pressure Point Therapy Massage from an Anchor HP RMT in Mississauga

Massage Therapy helps treat the following conditions:


Techniques like Swedish massage improve joint function and decrease inflammation. These methods provide relief from conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, massage therapy can be beneficial for psoriatic arthritis and juvenile arthritis, helping to improve range of motion and reduce discomfort.

Headaches and Migraines

Massage therapy can reduce the frequency and intensity of tension headaches and migraines by targeting muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Techniques such as pressure point therapy help to release tension and improve blood flow, addressing the root causes of headaches. This approach is also effective for treating cervicogenic headaches (headaches originating from the neck).

Digestive Issues

Techniques like abdominal massage enhance nervous system function, which can positively impact internal organs and alleviate symptoms of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Additionally, massage therapy can be beneficial for constipation, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis, helping to promote better digestion and reduce discomfort.

Stress and Anxiety

People dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety would benefit from a relaxation-focused massage to lower cortisol levels, calm the nervous system, improve mood, and enhance overall well-being. This approach can also be beneficial for conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), providing a natural way to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

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Here's what Science is showing about Massage Therapy:

Here's a few recent publications demonstrating the effectiveness of Massage Therapy, along with the key takeaways.

Key Takeaway:

The review highlights the synergistic value of integrating manual massage with physical exercise for COPD treatment, while noting the need for more research to establish it as an effective standalone therapy.‍

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People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


Scoping Review


Manual massage may improve lung function, ease breathing, and enhance physical capacity in COPD patients, yet maintains its role as an adjunct, not primary, therapy pending further evidence.

Key Takeaway:

Massage therapy is a proven method for significantly reducing anxiety levels, providing notable physical and psychological advantages.

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People with a variety of conditions - both physical and psychological


Systematic Review


Massage therapy effectively lowers anxiety, providing essential physical and mental well-being improvements for individuals.

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  • ADDRESS: 5770 Timberlea Blvd, Unit 107, Mississauga, ON

    Parking is located to the front, side and back of the building. Please enter through the side doors. Once you enter the business complex, turn right. We are the last unit facing Tomken.

    Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday - Monday: closed