Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of your soft tissues to loosen muscles, assist in recovery from injuries and to manage your stress levels. At our Stittsville physiotherapy center, we have registered massage therapists that are able to provide treatment to patients in order to treat a variety of issues, including high stress levels.
What is a massage?
Massage is a kind of passive physical therapy (where professionals provide external stimulus and manipulation to your body), where our registered massage therapists manually manipulate a client's soft tissues to help reduce the tension they hold in their body, to improve their mobility and to aid in their healing process. This treatment is also exceptional at reducing and alleviating certain kinds of stress.
Since this treatment option has such a wide array of treatable conditions, massage therapy has only become more and more popular as a treatment for people across North America. Some estimates in 2006 stated at 1 in every 6 people had received at least one professional massage in the course of the year.
At Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, we have a team of Registered Massage Therapists on staff who regularly work with the physiotherapists in our physical therapy clinic department, to provide comprehensive rehabilitation therapies for our patients.
The massages and manual therapies offered at our Stittsville physiotherapy center are able to provide relief and treatment for the following:
Massage Therapy for Stress Relief
Massage therapy is quite commonly used to help treat stress and alleviate tension in the body across countries and cultures.
The physical manipulation of your muscles, tendon and ligaments to help relieve the places you are holding stress is a time-proven means of helping to partially alleviate even the worst anxiety—especially when it relates to problem-solving, test-taking, work stress or anticipation of an upcoming stressful event.
During a usual massage therapy session, your comfort is incredibly important. This is doubly so during massages specially targeted at relieving stress.
Everything from remaining dressed to your comfort level, to your own position and the force with which your therapist manipulates your tissues are all meant to help you relax and have an experience that not only alleviates aches and pain, but is deeply soothing and allows you to better manage ongoing stress and anxieties.
The registered massage therapists at our Stittsville physiotherapy clinic use Swedish massage techniques when administering stress treatments since its long and slow movements are designed to both relax and energize you.
Massage Therapy for Other Conditions
The massage therapy treatments offered at Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre aren't only for encouraging relaxation and alleviating stress (although they are effective at doing so), in fact they are mostly used to help solve health issues and alleviate impairments.
The registered massage therapists at our clinic are able to offer therapeutic treatments aimed at treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. This is often done in tandem with other physiotherapy treatments that we have available to all of our clients.
Using massage therapy treatments, we are able to address any neck or back pain (especially when it stems from sitting at your desk all day), sports injuries, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and more.
Our staff are trained in sports, deep tissue, and myofascial release massage techniques in addition to the one described above.
These techniques are designed to help relieve tension caused by injuries and chronic pain in your muscles and soft tissues.
When conducted alongside other therapies like dry needling and acupuncture, hot and cold packs and active physiotherapy exercises, massages are able to help to alleviate your pain, encourage your circulation and improve recovery times or strengthening of our patients' bodies.