MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy focuses primarily on muscle manipulation, aimed at restoring muscles to optimal length, strength and balance. Whether the cause of the pain is primarily muscular or a secondary reaction to a trauma, muscles will react to protect and guard the affected area. By reducing muscle pain, we allow the body to relax and recuperate. Once that goal is achieved, we look for ways to prevent strain from reoccurring through stretching, strengthening and addressing postural education and alignment.

Common techniques used by Registered Massage Therapists are deep tissue massage, cross fibre massage, myofascial/trigger point release, muscle attachment release, stretch massage, neuromuscular therapy and craniosacral therapy. These forms of massage therapy can be applied through clothing or over bare skin using a lotion..

What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Using 'touch' to increase the circulation to the affected area while also addressing other involved parts of the body, has far reaching benefits that include:

  • Relief of pain, tension and muscle spasm
  • Increased ease of movement
  • Restore previous level of activity
  • Improved sense of vitality and well being.

Common conditions treated with Massage Therapy:

  • Whiplash Associated Disorders due to motor vehicle accidents
  • Neck strains and low back strains (including sciatic pain)
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms, stiffness and pain
  • Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/Osteoporosis
  • Sport Injuries e.g hamsting/calf strains
  • Rotator cuff strains, tennis elbow and golfers elbow.

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I have had such a positive experience with a range of the services offered at Cloverdale Physio. First physio with Ravi - so willing to go the extra mile to research and apply different techniques to improve my range of motion. Next massage with Jessica - very effective and precise in applying her knowledge and expertise to work the variety of muscles to also improve range of motion Lastly kinesiology with Michelle - subtle and effective strengthening exercises provided so I can strengthen the muscles needing it.

S.P.

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