Massage therapy in Cochrane Alberta, provides an alternative health care option that will help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if done early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
What to expect from massage therapy…
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. Soft tissue includes muscles, skin and connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and membranes. Swedish massage is currently the most common form of therapy practiced; however, massage therapists may use a variety of therapies and techniques, depending on your needs and their specialties, including hydrotherapy (hot & cold packs, ice, etc.), remedial exercise and postural exercise recommendations.
You will need to fill out a confidential case history form on your first visit. This allows the therapist to see what is currently ailing you and what injuries/incidents have happened in the past that would contribute to how you are currently feeling. Massage therapy is a partnership between you and your therapist, who will help you understand the processes behind your pain and how you can work together to alleviate it.
Your therapist will help you understand that ultimately your body has the capacity to heal itself, and will work with you to learn how you can become part of this process.
How can massage therapy help you?
Many of today’s health problems arise from stress. Because stress upsets the integral balance of all your body’s functions, regaining this balance requires more of a holistic approach.
Massage therapy not only treats those areas that are a problem, but also affects the whole body by normalizing your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems.
Massage therapy is a safe and effective method for relief from many specific problems, including the following:
Post injury rehabilitation