Relieving Pain and Improving Your Healing Process
Are you suffering from stress, chronic muscle aches, or sports-related injuries? A therapeutic massage could be the relief your body needs right now. Unlike other massages that focus on relaxation, a therapeutic massage improves your physical and mental health by treating muscle conditions that cause chronic pain and other muscle conditions. Because it targets the inner layers of the muscles, it relieves pain from tendon injuries, sports-related injuries, and fibromyalgia.
What is a therapeutic Massage?
therapeutic massage is typically done to realign the deepest layer of muscles and connective tissues. It treats musculoskeletal problems, such as strains and sports injuries. Additionally, a therapeutic massage helps with chronic aches and pains, like neck tension, upper and back pain, leg muscle tension, and shoulder pain.
Applying slow movements within a deep pressure in the treated area, we reach the sub-layer of muscle and connective tissue. Once the target area is reached, the goal is to break down the scar tissue surrounding the injury, reducing pain and tension in the process. Moreover, a therapeutic massage helps speed up the healing process and increases blood circulation to the area, reducing inflammation and discomfort.
How does a therapeutic Massage work?
Targeting the muscles and fascia (connective tissue), a therapeutic massage breaks down muscle adhesions (stiff and painful muscle tissue) that cause inflammation and pain. Adhesions form when our body is trying to heal itself and scar tissue develops around the muscle, along with the muscles, adhesions develop in tendons and ligaments. In addition to chronic pain, adhesions cause muscle weakness, swelling, obstruct blood circulation, and limited range of motion.
A therapeutic massage begins with lighter pressure to warm up the muscles and then provide more pressure. Relaxation is key for our therapist, so we can easily reach the area of injury. Along with pressure, stripping is a common massage technique used to create friction and break down injured tissue. You may experience some discomfort and pain during the procedure, so please communicate with our therapist if things hurt more than your comfort range.
Which areas can be treated with Therapeutic Massage?
A therapeutic massage targets specific problems related to our muscles, such as chronic pain, injury rehabilitation, limited mobility, and muscle tension or spasm. Additionally, therapeutic massage is the top recommended therapy for fibromyalgia pain, a chronic neurological health condition that causes pain in soft tissues and muscles.
- Tendon injuries
- Sports-related injuries
- Chronic muscle pain
- Limited mobility
- Muscle tension or spasm
We recommend exploring the following services to fully complete your massage experience. Add one of these services to your massage for an additional $10 per service.
- Hot Stone
- $75 for 30 minutes
- $110 for 60 minutes
- $140 for 90 minutes
Direct Billing Available for most insurance companies (e.g. Alberta Blue Cross, Sunlife, Great West Life, Manulife, GroupHealth, ClaimSecure, etc.)
- Initial massage booking - $10 off massage PLUS one added $10 service to compliment (aromatherapy; hot stone; cupping)
- Refer 5 people who book a massage with the same therapist and get 10% off your next massage
- Refer 10 people who book a massage with the same therapist and get 50% off your next massage