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Massage Therapy and related Services

 Jo Anne specializes in the treatment of muscle and soft tissue pain and injury caused by occupational stress, accidents, sports and repetitive strain. She combines her background as an Olympic athlete with her training as a therapist to show her clients effective ways to reduce stress and strain on the body during fitness, work and day to day activities. Jo Anne's clients receive effective treatments in a peaceful atmosphere while discovering their body’s power to heal and find natural balance, alignment and harmony.

Pain Relief

Manual Lymph Drainage

CranioSacral Therapy


Injury Rehab

Deep Tissue Massage

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
  • Helps Fight Infection—Massage increases the activity of white blood cells that target and destroy infectious agents. With regular massage, the immune system is strengthened rather than stimulated and it becomes more robust.
  • Modulates Immune Function—Massage strengthens the immune system, restoring balance. Massage increases antibody production in immune deficiency and reduces autoantibody production in autoimmune disease.
  • Benefits Autoimmune Diseases—Besides reducing autoantibody production, massage reduces the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are responsible for inflammation and pain.
  • Reduces Pain in Arthritis---Besides reducing production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha, massage increases production of anti-inflammatory cytokines, effectively reducing inflammation and pain.
  • Reduces Depression—Massage increases the production of both endorphins and serotonin. Increased levels of these biochemicals effectively reduce symptoms of depression and contribute to wellbeing.
  • Improved Circulation—By stimulating blood flow to the body’s organs, massage improves circulation. With improved circulation, red blood cells are better able to transport nutrients to the body’s other cells.
  • Stimulation of the Lymphatic System—The lymphatic system is comprised of the thymus gland, tonsils, spleen, adenoids, lymph nodes and lymph fluid as well as lymphatic vessels. The lymphatic vessels carry clear lymph fluid that circulates throughout the body, removing waste products, degenerated cells, and accumulations of fats and proteins. Lymph vessels lie beneath the surface of the skin and are stimulated by massage. This results in improved lymphatic circulation.
  • Physiological Benefits of Massage
  • Improves Natural Killer Cell Function—Numerous studies show that massage increases the cytotoxic function of white blood cells known as natural killer (NK) lymphocytes. This results in improved NK cell function including increased resistance to infection.
  • Decreases Levels of T-Cells—By decreasing T-cell levels, massage helps restore the natural balance between T and B lymphocytes. This improves the immune system’s ability to produce protective antibodies, for instance antibodies that target infectious agents. Alternately, in autoimmune diseases, a decrease in T-cells helps reduce autoantibody production.
  • Increased Endorphin Production—Massage and acupuncture are known to increase production of endorphins and enkephalins. Increased production of these neurotransmitters has a modulating effect on the immune system. Similar to decreased T-cell production, increased endorphins increase the body’s ability to fight infections while improving immune function in autoimmune disease.
  • Reduces Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines—Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Increased Serotonin Levels—by increasing serotonin levels, massage increases feelings of well-being and alleviates symptoms of depression.

Conditions effectively treated by Massage Therapy and related Modalities

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Low back pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Tendonitis/bursitis
  • Digestive/lower bowel problems
  • Chronic Fatigue/fibromyalgia
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Temporalmandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Learning disabilities
  • And many other conditions

" As an RMT myself I feel I can vouch for Jo`s top notch skills as a Massage Therapist.  I have been a regular client for 20 plus years while having massage treatments from other RMTs as well.  Through various injuries and chronic pain issues I have felt the benefits of her craniosacral therapy and acupuncture additions to my massage therapy treatments.  My responses have been from the subtle to dramatic.   Jo's intuition, care and attention, her dedication to learning, growth and experience with her hands on skills make her my preferred RMT.   Thank you Jo Tudor!"

S.T. RMT , Toronto

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