Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage therapists is health care provider that work as part of the rehabilitation team by providing hand on treatment which consists of mechanical manipulation of the soft tissues in the body such as muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Properly administered, massage therapy will help hasten healing, increase metabolism, increase the activity of the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. Massage also serves to relax and refresh muscles, relieve pain and help maintain healthy skin. Massage therapy has the additional benefit of calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of relaxation and renewed energy and assisting in reducing tension and relieving fatigue. The beneficial effects of massage begin with its influence on the muscular tissues of the body. Skillful manipulation of the muscles assists the circulation of the blood and lymphatic fluid, stimulates the organs of digestion and improves the performance of the lungs and skin. As the muscles tone is improved, the nerves that supply them also improve and the same for the spinal cord and the brain.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions. All our massage therapists at Ultimate Care Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic have over 2200 hours of formal education plus years of experience in treating clients. Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. The massage therapist now can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Therapeutic Massage can help with:

  • Reducing or eliminating acute and chronic back pain.
  • Reducing muscular tension in the hamstring, glutes, ITB, quadriceps and legs muscles.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome such as piriformis syndrome and sciatica.
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries such as Tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain.
  • Improving limited joint mobility.
  • Postural problem.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia related to stress.

Here at our clinic we offer: Therapeutic massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, trigger point release, hot stone massage, cupping massage and basic lymphatic massage. We direct bill and or electronically submit billings for massage therapy depending on your Extended Health Benefits.

What is the Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Massage is a group of techniques that using the therapist’s hands or tools to help increase circulation, relief muscle tension, decrease muscle tightness, and improve soft tissue gliding and mobility.

Therapeutic Massage is for all persons suffering from tight and increase muscle tension that hinder the ability to relax and find relief from the daily, ache, stiff, fatigue. It is well proven that inability to relax will cause irritability, nervousness and a drain of energy. Therapeutic Massage will relieve the chronic stress, constant muscle tension and nagging fatigue for anyone suffering from these symptoms. This will allow you to start your day with more refreshment, happiness and with no pain or stress. Some of the common techniques include deep friction massage, myofascial release, and deep tissue release.

Who do therapeutic massage?

Therapeutic Massage Therapists are well trained therapists who are adjunct to the therapeutic teams of Physiotherapists and Chiropractors helping clients regain their health. In Alberta all massage therapists must have graduated from a 2200-hour accredited massage program. Therapeutic Massage therapist are trained primarily on hands on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Where I should have the therapeutic massage?

At Ultimate Care Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic there is a customized treatment plan for each of our clients to return them to their ultimate health and function. Therapeutic Massage can be used at different stages of our client’s treatment plan depending on their condition. For example it can be used to prepare the muscle for the exercises by relax the muscles and reduce the tension before the exercises and for the advancement to the next level of their exercise plan as it stimulates blood flow that will help the client to have the proper muscle condition for the next level of the exercises plan. Also, it may be used to relax sore muscles after doing their exercises.

Our massage therapists have several techniques that address many issues to help calm down the client’s nervous systems in the acute phase, then provide stabilization techniques midway through their treatment plan and stimulating techniques at the end of their treatment. Once a client has finished their treatment our therapist recommend a maintenance for clients with choric conditions which is once per month and if the massage therapist notice the recurrent of the client’s problem he will refer the client back to his specialized therapist and this will prevent the onset of another injury.

Our Massage Therapists offer a great therapeutic massage and they are also pioneer at:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sport Massage
  • Myofascial Release massage
  • Pre/Post Natal Massage
  • Sacro-occipital massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Cupping Massage
  • Relaxation Massage
  • ​Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish massage

To book a Sports Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy appointment in Calgary, please contact Ultimate Care Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic appointments always available

Hot and cold stone massage therapy

Hot stone massage is a kind of massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the client’s body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly. Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and deeply relaxing. Hot stone massage is suited to people who tend to feel chilly. It’s also suited for people who have excessive muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist work the muscles using lighter pressure.

Cold stone massage is another kind of massage one of the benefits of cold stone massage is that it can provide a deep state of relaxation, a release of tension, as well as, a reduction of swelling and inflammation due to scar tissue, trauma or injuries to muscles. Cold stones are critical in stone massage work as they decrease soreness when working on deeper muscles, draw heat away from the body, and help to provide strength at the cellular level.

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