Massage Therapist, RMT
Massage Therapy in Calgary
Encompass Sports Therapy is an excellent resource for registered massage therapy in Calgary. Massage therapy is the assessment and manual treatment of the soft tissues of the body. Massage improves muscle tone, stimulates circulation, and promotes relaxation. The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems can all benefit from massage.
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Massage therapy is a form of treatment that works with the structures of the body to reduce pain and improve function.
By applying pressure, stretching, and manipulating muscles, ligaments, and joints in different ways, therapeutic massage therapists restore movement in tight or injured areas.
They also eliminate scarring and adhesions that can build up in soft tissues, open up those areas to promote more effective blood flow, break up old scar tissue, trigger the body's natural relaxation response so pain is reduced or eliminated and increase joint range of motion, resulting in less stiffness and more flexibility.
Our registered massage therapists are all 2200 hour certified, and accept direct billing to almost all insurance companies. Our therapists are trained in multiple techniques but specialize in sports massage and deep tissue work. Therapeutic massage, Graston technique, cupping, and pregnancy massage are just some of the other specializations that our therapists use in their treatments.
If you are looking to see a registered massage therapist in Calgary, give one of our clinics at Coach Hill or Cranston a call or book online.
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FAQs on Massage Therapy
There are tons of benefits of massage therapy. Massage therapy relaxes muscles and improves circulation, reduces stress and tension, improves sleep, boosts your immune system, calms anxiety and depression, improves your posture and balance, releases toxins from the body effectively detoxifying your body, and relieves pain due to arthritis or many other injuries.
During your first appointment, your therapist will take a detailed case history, including overall health status, nature of symptoms, and any treatment that you have previously received. The therapist can then determine if you have any physical condition that would be affected by massage therapy (e.g., high blood pressure). Your current lifestyle is also taken into consideration as nutrition and stress can affect the body’s ability to heal itself. Once your intake is complete the therapist may discuss what you hope to gain from massage therapy.
Your massage therapist will ask your informed consent before proceeding with treatment. Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing, and keep in mind that massage therapists are trained in draping techniques and only undress the necessary amount to access the areas being worked on. Your personal privacy is always respected by our therapists.
Most extended health plans provide coverage for massage therapy treatments. If you’re unsure how much coverage you have, review your plan’s benefits statement or call your provider to get the information. We do direct billing to most of the major insurance providers and would be very happy to assist you in this process.
In most cases, a massage is quite comfortable and you should feel relaxed during and after. If a massage is painful or uncomfortable, you should immediately inform your therapist so that the pressure or technique can be adjusted. Our therapists use different types of massage techniques according to your needs such as relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, cupping, and Graston technique.
The number of sessions you need to have depends on the severity of your problem. If you are looking for a relaxing massage, you may only need one or two sessions. If you are looking for pain relief, it may take more than one session. Some people get massage therapy from professionals once or twice a week and others get it once or twice a month. The frequency of your sessions depends on what your needs are and what you want to achieve with the treatment.