Whether you want to relieve muscle pain, deal with the prolonged after-effects of an injury, or simply relax after a long work week - you're at the right place! At Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre, we have registered therapists who are trained to perform a variety of therapeutic massages. When you come to us, our therapists assess your condition to decide how to tailor their massages to your needs and treatment goals. We can help you deal with pain, optimize your athletic performance, help you unwind, and achieve much more.
What makes our massage therapy so popular is that it is a non-invasive and safe alternative to treatments such as painkillers. It encourages healthy healing, mitigates musculoskeletal pain and optimizes your body's functioning. If you'd like to know more about our massage therapy in NE Calgary or schedule an appointment, please get in touch with our team. We are always forthcoming with information and would be delighted to have a chat with you!
What is Massage Therapy?
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. It includes various treatments designed to target specific concerns such as muscular overuse and occupational stresses.
Who Is a Registered Massage Therapist?
A massage therapist is a practitioner who goes through years of education and training to provide quality massage therapy. In Canada, registered massage therapists generally have a relevant degree from a recognized institution. In addition to that, they must undergo 2200 hours of training. After their education is complete, massage therapists undertake a standardized registration test. During the course of their career, massage therapists are also expected to keep up with the developments in the industry with continuing education.
What Do We Treat?
Registered massage therapists are trained to help relieve:
Back and neck pain
Sprains, strains and spasms
Arthritis and Tendonitis
Acute and chronic sports injuries
Stress and associated conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Jaw pain and TMJ dysfunction
Many other conditions
Benefits of Massage Therapy
We understand that sports injuries, mishaps, stress from work and other accidents can cause pains that are hard to relieve, which is why we offer massage therapy services as an alternate way to reduce these pains. Massage therapy includes a variety of techniques that are tailored to your body's needs. Some benefits of our massage therapy that our clients enjoy are:
Reduction of chronic pain
Whatever the cause of your chronic pain is, massage therapy can help reduce it. Our registered massage therapists will assess your problem and figure out the best massage techniques.
Improvement of blood circulation
With its repeated movements, massage therapy can aid blood flow to the soft tissues that, in turn, has a lot of other benefits that include healing an injured area and improved muscle movement. This is shown to also help with post-surgery recovery, for instance, after an ACL reconstruction.
Help with back pain and stiffness
Massage therapy helps with back pain and stiffness by relieving the tightness in muscles.
Improvement of posture
Due to our lifestyle, we spend most of our day sitting in front of our computers. Poor posture is only one of the many negative consequences of this. Massage therapy can help you with this by targeting the muscles that are affected and help you improve your posture.
Our massages will loosen your muscles, which in turn will make your body more light and flexible.
Our massages can help you truly relax by helping you loosen your muscles and improve your blood flow. Moreover, some evidence suggests that it may also increase the serotonin levels in your body.
Consistent massages can help relieve your muscles and reduce your stress levels, which helps you sleep better. Say goodbye to those muscle aches and pains that keep you up at night!
Contact us today to book your appointment for massage therapy in NE Calgary.
What to Expect
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, we 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:
At Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre, we have offered dependable treatments to countless clients. To schedule an appointment with us or to learn more about our services, please get in touch.
Pain Relief Is Just a Call Away!
Contact us for professional massage therapy for NE Calgary residents.