Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy is an evidence-based option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. By increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscles, massage therapy can boost the body’s natural healing processes. With massage, Edmonton residents enjoy a wide range of physical and emotional benefits. Discover the many benefits of massage for yourself!
How does massage therapy work?
Massage therapy causes physiological changes in your body through:
- The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet predictable response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch and;
- Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits.
Had a massage with Matthew, he was great! He also shared some mobility exercises with me afterwards.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
There are numerous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments. Whether you need to reduce muscle tension, obtain relief from chronic pain or just have a moment of relaxation, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall well being.
Massage therapy at Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic
At Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic located in downtown Edmonton, massage therapy can be beneficial to clients of all ages and to help treat a range of conditions. Massage is widely used in our practice to:
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Improve joint mobility
- Improve circulation
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Reduce muscular tension
- Decrease stress and associated conditions
- Reduce pregnancy and labor discomfort
- Assist with post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
What conditions can massage therapy treat?
Massage therapy can assist with a broad range of conditions of disorders, including:
- Back, leg and neck pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Cancer symptoms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Fractures and edema
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
- Palliative care
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Pregnancy and labor support
- Strains and sprains
- Sport injuries
How many treatments do I need?
For some conditions one treatment is more than sufficient to help; however, massage therapy is most beneficial when used over a series of treatments and then followed up with regular maintenance treatments. Through mutual discussion, an Integral massage therapist can help establish a program that fits your needs and lifestyle.
The Integral difference - Integral Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic is your source for rejuvenating massage therapy. Downtown Edmonton offers many options for massage, but what sets Integral apart is our commitment to client satisfaction. When they want and need a great massage, Edmonton residents trust Integral. We’re ready to help you get back to good health! Call to book your appointment: 587-401-2371.