What is Remedial Massage Therapy?
Remedial Massage is the assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. A Remedial Massage Therapist will create a treatment plan to address your needs and employ a range of techniques help the body return to normal function.
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
Sports Massage is specifically tailored to sports related soft tissue maintenance and injury management. It can be used before, during and after training to improve performance, prevent injuries and assist recovery. A Sports Massage Therapist may use firmer and more vigorous massage techniques to help you achieve your sports or training specific goals.
What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?
Deep Tissue Massage is the application of firm and deep pressure for the treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.
Our Approach to Massage Therapy
All of our Massage Therapists at Incline Health hold a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapy and have extensive experience treating a broad range of injuries and conditions in both clinical and sports environments. Our Massage Therapists understand that each patient’s needs are unique, therefore all treatments include a thorough consultation and assessment, and evidence-based techniques selected and applied in a way that suits the patient. If necessary, our Massage Therapists may cross-reference with our Chiropractors, Physiotherapist or Pilates Instructors to maximize the efficiency of the treatment.
Conditions We Treat with Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is an excellent treatment for a broad spectrum of conditions including:
- Muscle tension
- Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Lower back pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Compartment syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Stress, anxiety and depression
Why Choose Massage Therapy?
Along with the immediate benefit of feeling relaxed and calm, some of the physical benefits of Massage Therapy include:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Increased joint mobility
- Improved posture
- Increased flexibility
- Improved circulation
- Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Improved athletic performance
What to Expect From your Massage Therapy Appointment
At the start of your appointment your Massage Therapist will ask a series of questions and conduct several tests to evaluate your condition and treatment needs. During your treatment your Therapist will use a variety of techniques including:
- Soft tissue manipulation (gliding, kneading, compressions)
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
- Muscle energy techniques
- Deep tissue
- Dry needling
At the end of your treatment your Massage Therapist will prescribed you with take home exercises to promote muscle strength and function.