Selena is trained in myofascial deep tissue, prenatal, relaxation, orthopedic assessment and treatment of over 20 conditions including a focus on TMJ extra/intra oral massage. She is experienced in Swedish and non Swedish techniques, hydrotherapy, manual lymphatic drainage, joint play and remedial exercise. She will further develop and specialize through continuing education programs and other…Read More...
Relax, Relieve Pain & Improve Your Mood with Massage
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy primarily involves the hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapists may use many different arrays of techniques, but most of them involve applying pressure with their hands. The effects of massage will be explained a bit more below.
Massage therapy is a regulated profession and the title “Registered Massage Therapist” or “RMT” is protected. This means that in order to call yourself an RMT, you must complete standardized educational certifications and advanced massage therapy training to register with the regulatory organization.
How do physiotherapy massages work?
There are several mechanisms that can explain massages but we aren’t in a physiology class! Massage, without a doubt, influences circulation and can improve circulation to your tissues.
Many of our painful muscles are painful in the first place because they aren’t getting the circulation that they need! Massage works in other ways besides improving circulation, it can facilitate relaxation and the release of your body’s own natural pain killers.
Benefits of Massage
Stress reduction and improved circulation are some of the most common conditions that massage therapy can help with, but, it also works for:
- Relieving chronic pain
- Improve mobility and ease of movement
- Improve mood
At maximum potential NW Calgary it is our general recommendation that you combine massage therapy with an active rehabilitation program!
Why? If you’re constantly getting tight and sore, an active rehab program can help make the symptoms go away for good (or at least make them go away for a lot longer). Therapeutic exercise combined with massage services can be an excellent care option and our registered physiotherapists would be glad to help you out with that!
What are the different techniques and forms of massage used by our registered therapists?
Our licensed massage therapist is trained to perform many different customizable techniques and integrated team approach to work on a variety of injuries and patients problems. Some of the more specialized techniques that they perform are prenatal massage, intra-oral massage (for TMJ issues), relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, and lymphatic massage (for edema).
All of our massage therapists can perform deep tissue massage and work with motor vehicle accidents and acute & chronic injuries. Massage therapy works very closely with all of our other practitioners to make sure you are getting the best treatment.
Our Experienced and Registered Massage Therapists
Stephanie has been a RMT for 10 years. She graduated her remedial massage therapy course at Mh Vicars in 2011. Stephanie has treated many array of injuries and conditions in the 10 years she’s been a RMT. Some of which are, scoliosis, TMJD, carpel tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, MVA’s and many…Read More...
Tina Marie graduated from Mount Royal University in 2015 as a registered massage therapist. With over 15 years working in the Spa and wellness industry, Tina finds her passion in healing and providing hands-on therapy to clients with various injuries and chronic pain conditions. As someone who has experienced chronic pain on a personal level…Read More...
What to Expect From Your Appointment at NW Calgary?
During your clinic appointment with us, the therapist will evaluate your range of motion and advise you on the detailed treatment plan as well as what to expect from it. You might be given advice on how to manage your symptoms at home.
Does massage hurt?
You may hear your friends talk about how painful their massage was and (hopefully) how much it helped later on. There is no "set pressure" or "pain" that a massage therapist is trying to aim for.
Every massage is catered to you and the state of your injury. If you're ready for some more pressure and think it will help, just say so! If you want the massage therapist to back off a bit, please let them know. Communication with your massage therapist is extremely important.
Are the rooms private?
You are in a private room with a closed door for your massage. Your privacy is extremely important to us at Maximum Potential Northwest calgary!
What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS treatment)? Do you ever have a muscle that is tight and painful? Does it feel better with massage, but it…Read More