Patient satisfaction is our number one priority as our Registered Massage Therapists strive to be the most trusted Registered Massage Therapy Clinic in SW Calgary offering personalized deep tissue massage.
Massage is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body, applied with hands, fingers, elbows, and forearms. The purpose of massage can be for relaxation, pain relief, and/or injury rehabilitation.
The benefits of Massage Therapy can be for both your physical health, and your mental health. Along with aiding the healing process of the physical structures in the body, massage therapy almost always has a positive impact on mental health.
This is accomplished by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous pathways while increasing the output of parasympathetic nervous activity. By itself this has a substantial influence over hormones, blood pressure and heart rate, helping relieve chronic stress, anxiety and even depression.
While RMT’s do work on muscles, this is only a small part of the work that they perform. They also help repair connective tissue and the body’s lymphatic system, and work with your nervous systems (no s needed) to help relieve muscles that are strung tight and sore due to an over-stimulated nervous pathway between muscle fibres and the brain.
By specifically targeting these problem areas our therapists can often provide near immediate relief with just a single treatment.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Our registered massage therapists are trained in deep tissue massage. These treatments realign the deeper muscle fibres and connective tissues in the body that get misaligned due to everyday activities and injuries.
The main culprit of misalignment are those repetitive overuse injuries we sustain to our muscles. These repetitive overuse injuries lead to adhesions forming within your body’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which impedes proper blood flow. The adhesions can also result in pain and a restricted range of motion.
MASSAGE FOR MIGRAINES
Massage therapy can significantly reduce or altogether get rid of chronic headaches. We don't often think of massage therapy as a treatment for migraines or tension/cluster headaches, even though it should be. RMTs are adeptly skilled at alleviating these issues in only a few sessions.
WE TREAT THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:
- Chronic stress and fatigue
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sprains and strains
- Athletic injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accident injuries
Massage Therapy Offered
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish Massage Therapy
- Sports Massage Therapy
- Relaxation Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Postnatal (Postpartum) Massage
- Sciatic nerve pain relief
- Arthritis pain management
- Comprehensive pain management
Direct Billing for massage therapy is available with most of the insurance companies. Over the past few years, the majority of insurance providers have upped the amount of training a massage therapist must have to be eligible for coverage under their plans to 2200 hours. At Chinook Rehab Centre all of our massage therapists meet this criteria and are eligible for coverage by extended health benefits. They’re also all in good standing with one of the four organizations which provide oversight in the province.
Some insurance companies require a prescription for massage therapy from a medical doctor in order to process the claim. We encourage our clients to check with their insurance company to see if this is required before booking an appointment – to avoid paying out-of-pocket!