RMT massage therapist relieves back shoulder and neck tension

Forces of Nature Wellness Clinic

2447 Yonge St, 2nd Floor

(Yonge & Eglinton)

Toronto ON M4P 2E7




Registered Massage Therapy

Chiropractic Care

Naturopathic Medicine



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Massage Therapy & Asthma/Emphysema/Bronchitis

Massage Therapy and Asthma/Emphysema/Chronic Bronchitis

These are respiratory conditions commonly referred to as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder(COPD). Specific stimulating massage techniques can loosen phlegm in the lungs enabling a productive cough. Massage can also work to release tension in the muscles that facilitate breathing in your neck, ribcage and diaphragm. Loosening these muscles often increases lung function.

Massage Therapy and Neurological conditions like MS & Parkinson’s

These central nervous system disorders can cause severe muscle tension, spasticity or rigidity. Many massage techniques reduce abnormal muscle tone, relieve pain, and increase circulation and muscle length to reduce spasm. Massage works to relax the sympathetic nervous system sedating the “fight or flight” reflex. Although massage cannot cure these two CNS disorders, it can have very beneficial effects in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life.

Other Natural Treatments for Asthma/Emphysema/Bronchitis & Neurological Conditions like Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson's

Acupuncture:  Acupuncture can be used to decrease inflammation in the airways that contributes to asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.  The muscle tension and pain in Parkinson's disease can be relieved through acupuncture. 

Herbal Medicine:  Herbs can be potent anti-inflammatories and can be used to open up and clear mucous from the airways in asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.  Herbal medicine can also fight infection and support healthy, balanced immune system function.   

Nutrition:  Certain foods promote inflammation while others can heal it.  Insulin has been implicated in neurological disorders, lowering carbohydrate intake can help prevent these conditions.

Chiropractic Care: Optimizing the health of the parts of the nervous system that innervate the respiratory tract can help the airways to function more normally.  Chiropractic can also help relieve muscle tension and relax the sympathetic nervous system in neurological conditions.