Healing with Massage
PhysioActive massage therapists are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. It is well known that massage therapy is an effective approach to pain and stress management, as well as rehabilitation. Massage can be used to complement physiotherapy in the treatment of injuries, on its own for various therapeutic purposes, or simply to relax.
PhysioActive Massage Therapists
Our registered massage therapists are trained to accurately assess and provide appropriate treatment using techniques which include, but are not limited to; massage, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, myofasical release, neuromuscular therapy, strain/counter strain and trigger point technique.
Massage therapy treatment is a perfect alternative for treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as athletic injuries, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, headaches, muscle tension, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome and TMJ dysfunction, to name a few.
The massage therapists at PhysioActive work with you to help resolve your injury or concern, but they also work as a team with PhysioActive’s physiotherapists and/or your doctor to help ensure you are receiving appropriate treatment. You can trust that our massage therapists are highly trained and will do their best to ensure you get the treatment that you need.
Relaxation massages will give the chance to recover from the stresses of daily life. It’s a smooth, flowing style of massage that promotes general relaxation, decreased stress, improved circulation and range of movement while relieving muscle tension.
Cupping is a technique that involves creating suction which allows the skin and subcutaneous superficial fascia to be drawn up into the cup.
Where most massage techniques involve tissue compression, massage cupping involves suction which allows it to loosen adhesions, soften tight muscles, drain excess fluids and increase blood flow and circulation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses deep pressure to break down scar tissue, increase blood flow and relax tense muscles. This technique primarily helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation.
Trigger Point Release
Trigger points are areas of the muscle that have contracted and formed small, fibrous nodules that are tender to the touch, sometimes referred to as “knots”. Massage therapy can help release these constricted areas thus alleviating pain in the muscles.
Myofascial release is a technique that works on the fascia system. By applying gentle, sustained pressure to the tissue, pain can be reduced and flexibility and motion restored to the fascia.
I have been a client of Lisa’s since February of 2013. It is hard to imagine life before Lisa. She is the best massage therapist that I have ever been treated by. Her techniques and strength have helped me immensely. She has helped me improve my posture and brought relief from pain, stiffness and repetitive use strain and symptoms. I recommend her to my friends and acquaintances.
Massage is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Don’t suffer. Come and see Lisa.Heather K.
Massage Therapy is Important
Our massage therapists are an integral part of the rehabilitation team at PhysioActive. They can work one-on-one with you or in collaboration with a physiotherapist. Please call if you have any questions!