Massage therapy is the manipulation of your muscles and soft tissue to loosen tension, assist in recovery and manage stress. At our Orleans physiotherapy center, our Registered Massage Therapists are able to assist in providing massage treatment to our patients to manage a wide range of issues.
What is a massage?
Massage is a kind of passive physiotherapy where our staff manually manipulate your tendons, ligaments and muscles to help treat illness and injury. With it, we can help reduce the amount of tension held in your body, improve your mobility and flexibility and aid in the healing process.
Since it has such a wide range of applications, massage therapy has become very popular as a treatment for clients across North America. Estimated place 1 in 6 Americans as having had at least one massage throughout the course of the year.
At Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans, 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 massage treatment and manual therapies offered by our Orleans physiotherapy team are able to provide treatment and relief for the following conditions.
Massage Therapy for Stress Relief
Massage therapy has been used to help treat stress relief for a very long time, regardless of the culture or country you are considering.
The physical manipulation of your tendons, muscles and ligaments to help relieve the areas you're holding stress is a proven means of assisting in the partial relief of even the worst anxiety. This is especially true when it related to stress from problem-solving, work stress or the anticipation of an upcoming stressful event.
During a typical massage therapy session, your comfort is important and this goes doubly so for masses targeted at relieving stress.
Every aspect of your massage therapy experience is meant to help you relax and have an experience that is soothing and alleviates pain. You can remain dressed to your comfort level, take a comfortable position for your body and experience an amount of pressure from the massage therapist tailored to your needs.
Generally, the Registered Massage Therapists at our Orleans physical therapy clinic use Swedish massage techniques when administering treatment for stress, since its long, slow and deep movements are designed to help energize and relax you.
Massage Therapy for Other Conditions
While it is quite effective at doing so, the massage therapy services offered at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans aren't only for helping to encourage relaxation and alleviate stress, but mostly to help solve a problem/impairment!
Our Registered Massage Therapists are able to offer Therapies aimed at treating a whole host of illnesses and injuries. This is often also done in tandem with other physical therapies that we offer at our physiotherapy center.
Using massage therapy, we are able to treat neck and back pain (especially stemming from sitting at your desk all day), arthritis, degenerative disc disease, sports injuries, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines and more.
Our staff are trained in myofascial release massage techniques, sports and deep tissue massages in addition to stress-targeted techniques detailed above
These techniques are all designed to relieve tension caused by chronic pain or injuries in your soft tissues and muscles.
When done in tandem with other therapies like hot and cold packs, acupuncture and dry needling, and active physiotherapy exercises, massages are able to help alleviate pain, encourage circulation, promote mobility, improve recovery times and help strengthen your body.