Massage Therapy Calgary
Massage therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that supports the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body. This hands-on treatment modality can be traced back to the 1700’s and has both therapeutic and relaxation benefits. Massage therapy is a valued treatment for a number of conditions.
Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to perform a detailed health history and thorough assessment to determine the clients’ goals for the treatment.
New to Massage Therapy?
Our Registered Massage Therapists in South Calgary are eager to welcome you to the wonderful world of massage therapy. We will walk you through the process step by step to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.
For your first session, we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment. This will give you time to fill out a health history form and take a few minutes for yourself before your treatment.
What to Expect During Your Massage Therapy Treatment
Before your treatment starts, your Registered Massage Therapist will review your health history and overall wellness goals with you. This information will allow them to provide you with a personalized treatment plan. During your massage therapy treatment, your RMT will check in with you to ensure you’re comfortable. At the end of your treatment, your RMT will provide you with suggested home care that will support your goals. You will also be provided a receipt for insurance purposes.
Our Massage Types
A relaxation massage is a soothing and rejuvenating therapeutic experience designed to alleviate stress, tension, and promote overall tranquility. This gentle and indulgent massage technique employs long, flowing strokes, kneading, and circular motions to help release muscle knots and tightness.
Whether to escape the pressures of daily life, to enhance general well-being, or simply to enjoy a moment of serenity, this type of massage therapy offers a respite from the hustle and bustle, leaving individuals feeling refreshed, revitalized, and deeply at peace.
Deep tissue massage is a specialized therapeutic technique that delves beyond the surface layers of muscle to target and alleviate deep-seated tension and discomfort. With a focus on accessing the underlying muscle fibres and connective tissues, this treatment is particularly effective for individuals dealing with chronic pain, muscle stiffness, or tension due to various factors.
This massage therapy treatment can be highly beneficial for promoting blood circulation and increasing oxygen flow to the muscles, which aids in the healing process and helps to flush out toxins that may have accumulated in the tissues.
Cupping therapy, an age-old healing practice, involves the application of specialized cups to the skin’s surface using a combination of suction and negative pressure. This treatment modality draws upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and has been utilized in various cultures throughout history.
The increased blood flow and circulation brought about by cupping therapy support the body’s natural healing mechanisms, contributing to tissue repair and overall well-being.
During a prenatal massage, special attention is given to the comfort and well-being of both the mother and her growing baby. To ensure the utmost safety and comfort, our massage therapists use specially designed bolsters, cushions, and positioning techniques that accommodate the changing contours of the pregnant body.
These supportive props are strategically placed to alleviate pressure on sensitive areas, such as the lower back and pelvis, while allowing the mother to lie comfortably on her side or in a semi-reclined position. The massage therapist’s techniques are modified to ensure that pressure is appropriate and gentle, avoiding sensitive areas and focusing on promoting circulation and relaxation.
A TMJ massage is specifically designed to help alleviate, relieve, and soothe the symptoms of conditions caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The techniques used in this massage help the muscles around the jaw and surrounding ligaments stretch and relax, which help release the tight, aching pain many can feel.
A TMJ treatment is an effective for those who have trouble with jaw clenching and teeth grinding. By applying gentle pressure and stretching motions, this works the muscles in a way that helps them restore their tone and balance, which improves jaw mobility and can help reduce the severity of discomfort in the future.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone massage is a luxurious and deeply soothing therapy that harnesses the power of heated basalt stones to enhance relaxation and therapeutic effects. This unique massage technique combines the benefits of heat therapy with the art of skilled touch, creating a harmonious blend of relaxation and healing.
Hot Stone massage is especially beneficial for individuals seeking relief from muscle tension, stress, and fatigue. The combination of heat and massage triggers the body’s relaxation response, which can help reduce anxiety and promote an overall sense of well-being.