Massage therapy is a hands-on gentle manipulation of soft tissue to help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and promote healing. Therapeutic massage relaxes overused and tense muscles, removes toxins that have accumulated in the muscles, and stimulates circulation along with nerve and lung activity. Physical therapy and massage therapy work together to help speed the healing process so that you feel better faster.
There are multiple kinds of therapeutic massage, and depending on what your ailment is, different types of massage therapy may benefit you during your physiotherapy treatment plan. You can meet our Fort Saskatchewan and North Edmonton massage therapy teams on our pages for each location to learn more about their specialties. All of our massage therapists are registered in massage therapy (also known as RMT), and here to help you on your road to recovery.
At Pivotal Physiotherapy, we offer the following types of therapeutic massage:
A therapeutic approach to treatment in which the Massage Therapist manually works deep into the superficial tissue and muscle to promote an overall state of balance in the tissue reducing pain, tension and increasing overall function.
Specialized techniques used to break up and loosen myofascial (involving muscle and connective tissue) bindings and adhesions. Little to no oil is used. This is an excellent choice for treating traumatic and repetitive stress injuries.
Trigger Point Release:
Specific treatment in which pressure is applied to areas of tension in the muscles eliciting a neurological response in the muscle, allowing it to return to a normal state of function.
Varying techniques used to improve blood flow and neurological activity, increasing performance and reducing the chance of injury.
Manual Lymph Drainage:
Special sequence of techniques used to promote the proper flow and drainage of lymph fluid through the lymphatic system. Helps reduce tenderness and swelling.
Pre and Post Natal:
Variety of techniques used to promote a woman’s body wellness and awareness during and after pregnancy. Helps with the numerous changes the body endures through all three trimesters.
Gentle and non-invasive therapeutic technique used to assess and locate structural restrictions to restore healthy physiological motion. The cranio-sacral system is comprised of the bones, membranes, fluids and connective tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord. Using a neutral touch, the practitioner is able to locate and correct restriction.
Full body treatment to reduce stress and tension, and induce an overall state of relaxation in both the body and mind.
To learn more about massage therapy and which type of massage is best for you, please feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment to determine your needs.