Massage therapy is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and muscle tension in the body, promote relaxation and boost mood.
Our team of massage therapists are professional and registered. We take a compressive approach to help you achieve your wellness goals.
Benefits of Massage Therapy Include:
- Increased circulation and blood flow
- Stress relief, relaxation and improved sleep
- Sports injury prevention
- Treatment of soft tissue sprains and injuries
- Relief of muscular aches and joint pain
- Release of chronic tension in the body
- Decrease in headaches and TMJ dysfunction related symptoms
- Reduction in swelling/edema due to manual lymph drainage
In addition to massage, our massage therapists also offer myofascial cupping. Cupping works by releasing tight muscle tissue and increasing circulation to the area and can be incorporated into your massage.
We Offer Relaxation, Deep Tissue & Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Myofascial Release and Cupping:
When most people think of massage they associate it with the relaxation benefits it provides. Massage in general has been proven to decrease stimulation to areas of the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for increased blood pressure, heart rate, and general stress responses. When this system is suppressed using massage, muscles relax, blood circulates more easily, pain is reduced and body awareness kicks in. The client can feel an increased sense of connection to their body, which can increase feelings of wellbeing and relaxation. Techniques are applied in slow, long motions, with extra time to the shoulders, hips or neck, areas that are commonly more affected by stress.
Deep Tissue & Sports Massage
Deep tissue and sports massage work on the deep areas of the body, increases circulation, range of motion and alleviates pain.
Prenatal massage is beneficial throughout all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester and postpartum.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage include:
- Reduced joint and back pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema, muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress, anxiety and promotes better sleep
To ensure the best possible prenatal massage we have custom pregnancy bolsters to ensure supreme comfort during your massage.
Myofascial release is the work to connective tissue known as fascia. This connective tissue surrounds all of the muscles, nerves, bones, and organs of the body. When the fascia is tight or overstretched due to postural imbalances, muscle strain or injury, myofascial release works to release and relax the fascia, which returns your body to optimal function. Myofascial release is a slow and generally gentle manipulation of the tissue to facilitate the opening and release of the body in a non-invasive way. Myofascial release is generally done without oil or lotion, as to get a grip into the muscle, from there the practitioner will move along with your breath and sink into the tissue, where it is then compressed, stretched or held. This style of massage is beneficial for everyone and is commonly used throughout treatments to open areas known for their ability to hold tension.
What is the benefit of regular massage?
The benefits of massage therapy are both psychological as well as physiological. Regular massages can bring a condition from an acute phase into a manageable maintenance treatment through a comprehensive treatment plan. Decreasing pain, increasing circulation, range of motion, emotional well-being, sleep quality are all long term effects and benefits of regular treatments. If there is a specific condition being addressed, the frequency between appointments can be extended due to the treatment of acute pain, loss of range of motion, or other symptoms. Massage is great for athletes who are working on preventing injuries and conditioning their bodies, or for prenatal clientele who are experiencing aches and pains as their bodies adjust. Overall, regular massages help both physical ailments, such as aches and pains, but also emotional issues, such as anxiety, sleeplessness or stress responses through the body. This leads to a better feeling body long term health effects, such as increased productivity at work, decreased chances of depression and anxiety and an increase of general feelings of relaxation and wellbeing.
Can massage therapy help with my headaches?
Massage can decrease the frequency and severity of headaches by decreasing muscular tension through increased circulation and improving postural imbalances. This results in general muscular relaxation and a decrease of tension, as well as improved longevity of effects, such as less severe or frequent headaches and treats the underlying cause, the muscle tension.
I have recently been in a car accident. How can massage therapy address whiplash?
Massage can decrease pain and increase range of motion with injuries such as whiplash or motor vehicle accidents. Many tissues in the body are affected by whiplash, most commonly the muscles of the thorax, abdomen, spine, neck and head. Massage decreases pain, inflammation and edema if present throughout the body. This leads to a faster healing time, increases in circulation, decreases in spasms and return to regular ranges of motion and life activities.
I have post partum soreness. How can massage therapy help?
Postpartum massage can be extremely beneficial, since the body’s ligaments and joints are most vulnerable due to overstretching and instability. As well, posture suffers through sitting, holding and/or breast feeding, which effects the muscles of the back, neck and chest.
Through this treatment, there is less pain through the back, shoulders and chest due to breast feeding in particular, and the benefit of self-care for the new mom, which can help with feelings of fatigue, postpartum blues, anxiety and insomnia. Mothers can return to increased physical activities more quickly and can feel more in tune with their bodies.
Do you offer direct billing?
You bet! We offer direct billing to several companies including Alberta Blue Cross, Great West Life, Sun Life and more. It is always best to check directly with your benefits to see if you require a doctors note before direct billing is availability on your benefits plan.