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Massage Therapy in Alberta & Ontario

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Therapeutic Techniques for Rehabilitation & Relaxation

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues in the body to alleviate pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Massage therapy helps relieve pain associated with overuse of muscles, injury, and chronic pain conditions.

Massage therapy uses techniques that focus on your muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize your health and well-being. Your massage therapist will use systematic methods based on physiology to relieve and prevent stress on the mind and body.

When you visit Optimum Wellness Centres for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff to check and make sure that all of your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

Your health history and lifestyle will then be discussed to pinpoint the underlying cause for your pain or discomfort. Your massage therapist will perform a series of tests while paying particular attention to any problem areas you mention to determine your muscles and joints’ condition.

When your massage therapist has thoroughly discussed your health history with you, they will use various techniques to determine pain points and their causes. Typically, your diagnosis will be relatively straightforward and involves working out the pain and stiffness through regular sessions of rubbing, kneading, vibration, and tapping.

Treatment Options & Plans

After your massage therapist has familiarized themselves with your needs, they can begin developing a treatment plan. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs and pain points. The plan may shift throughout its course to ensure prolonged comfort and relief from your symptoms.

Your therapist will always obtain your consent before working on any part of your body. You can choose to receive treatment clothed or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets.

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FAQs

Massage therapy is beneficial for a variety of ailments. If you find yourself in need of immediate relief from pain and discomfort, massage therapy may help. If you need relaxation due to high amounts of stress, want to improve your posture, or give overworked muscles a break, you should see a massage therapist.

Your massage therapist will best explain what you can do before your appointment, but some good things to remember are:

  • Take a long, warm shower before your appointment to relax
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated
  • Try not to eat at least a few hours before your appointment
  • Dress comfortably

Massage therapy can relieve and prevent pain and discomfort associated with a range of injuries and illnesses. Some of the most common things massage therapy is used to treat include:

  • Relief from chronic pain
  • Reduction in muscle or joint pain
  • Therapeutic relief from everyday discomfort and pain
  • Reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Relief from insomnia or sleep-related problems
    Migraine and headache relief
  • Circulation improvement

Massage therapy is meant to be accessible to all who may need it, so you do not need a doctor’s referral to access treatment.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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March 24, 2020
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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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Types Of Stretching

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Types Of Stretching

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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March 24, 2020
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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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Benefits Of Stretching

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Benefits Of Stretching

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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March 23, 2020
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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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