Massage Therapy in Sherwood Park
Massage therapy brings more to the table than temporary relief and relaxation. Massage is a natural antidote to our challenging lifestyles. Our daily activities from overtaxed work schedules and labor-intensive jobs, to long hours on the computer and endless trips driving your family to soccer practice, dance lessons, and piano recitals and back every week, mean that we are challenged physically and mentally in ways that our bodies are ill-equipped to handle. With fewer hours, energy, and resources for passive recovery, massage is the perfect solution.
Massage therapy provides relief for a variety of muscle-related injuries and tension caused by stress, overwork, and exhaustion. If you are suffering from one or more of the following conditions, massage can help you find the relief you need to meet your weekly routine head on.
Conditions that benefit from massage therapy
•Exhaustion and fatigue
•Unbalanced muscle use or overuse caused by repetitive movement, motor vehicle accidents, sports injury, and other physical and mental stressors.
Massage therapy is especially beneficial for your muscular, lymphatic, nervous, and circulatory systems. It helps your body heal more quickly and allows you to continue doing the things you love without suffering the pain of life’s daily stressors.
Benefits of massage therapy
•Alleviates pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress
•Manages chronic and acute pain
•Decreases healing time
•Repairs muscles and soft tissue more quickly with fewer restrictions
•Revitalizes energy and rejuvenates tissue health
•Promotes a sense of well-being
Massage releases tension and adhesion in soft tissue, promoting better flexibility, increasing strength, and heightening energy, allowing your body to function better.
When you function better, you feel better.
Common conditions that respond well to massage therapy
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage therapy can provide you with natural relief:
•Neck and back pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia
•Pains and symptoms related to pregnancy
•Tendonitis and arthritis
•Tennis or golfer’s elbow
•Anxiety and depression
•Whiplash, sports injury, work-related injuries, and much more
For best results, massage therapy can be used in conjunction with physiotherapy, chiropractic care, and acupuncture.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will massage therapy benefit me?
Professional massage therapy can help you experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits.
How often will I need treatments?
Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries. Most muscle related injuries should see marked improvement after 3 treatments. Recommended maintenance frequency is once per month although some individuals would benefit from every 2 – 3 weeks.
Which regions of my body get massaged?
During the assessment you will also be asked to describe any chronic conditions that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed, and experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people may experience muscle soreness for a couple of days. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. During a session you will be fully covered with a sheet & a blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of the massage?
Yes. Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy. Some plans may ask you to first receive a physician's referral. Please check with your extended insurance company to determine specific coverage you have.
Do you offer massage gift certificates?
Yes. A massage is a great way to show someone how much you care.