Whether you want to reduce stress, relieve pain, or attend to a chronic injury with massage therapy in Calgary, highly experienced therapists at Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre are trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques which can be tailored to meet your treatment goals. All of our therapists are registered with either the NHPC or MTAA. For your convenience we offer direct billing to a variety of insurance companies. Contact us today to book your appointment.
Massage therapy has firmly established its role as a clinically beneficial health option used to treat a variety of conditions. Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to help alleviate discomfort associated with everyday stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
Registered massage therapists are trained to help relieve:
On your first visit you will be asked to complete a confidential health history form which will be reviewed in the privacy of the treatment room. In order to develop a safe and effective treatment plan the initial process may involve some assessment, palpation and testing.
Communication is a key element of an effective massage and ensures that your treatment goals are being met. You will have the opportunity to give feedback throughout the treatment to have the pressure adjusted to meet your needs.
A wide range of techniques will be used to stretch and loosen muscles and connective tissue to help decrease pain, reduce tension and to address dysfunction.
For your first visit it is recommended a treatment time of 45 to 60 minutes. This will provide adequate time to complete a thorough assessment of your health status and provide an effective treatment.
Many health care plans offer full or partial massage therapy coverage. Occasionally a physician’s referral may be required.
The following insurance companies allow us to direct bill on your behalf: