At Total Health & Sports Performance, our massage therapists provide various types of massage that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and/or work on a specific medical issue.
How Is a Therapeutic Massage Different from a Relaxation Massage?
Therapeutic massage can feel stimulating or soothing — depending on the technique, depth and speed of the strokes employed. The end goal of therapeutic massages is not relaxation alone – they are intended to treat specific health issues and are remedial in nature.
For example, a person who has been undergoing physiotherapy might opt for regular therapeutic massage to improve muscle tone, loosen up tight muscles and improve flexibility. Massages can be used as stand-alone treatments or used in conjunction with other forms of treatment.
This form of therapy helps improve oxygen flow, flushes away waste products and reduces swelling. It can also be instrumental in reducing blood pressure, decreasing heart rate and lowering stress.
Regardless of your age or occupation, many people can benefit from therapeutic massages including expectant mothers, differently-abled individuals and clients undergoing other forms of medical treatment (such as chemotherapy).
Feel free to contact our qualified chiropractor in Brampton, Ontario for more information.
To learn more about our therapeutic massage services or how our chiropractors in Brampton, Ontario can help reduce your pain or relieve your stress, call us or fill out our online form today!
We Offer the Following Therapeutic Massages:
Relaxation Swedish Massage
The goal of relaxation massage is to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. A Swedish massage requires less pressure compared to a sports or deep tissue massage. Swedish massages consist of a combination of shorter and longer strokes, using mild to moderate pressure. This form of massage therapy involves the use of elbows, forearms and hands to manipulate superficial layers of muscles.
Swedish massage helps relieve stress, induces relaxation and helps treat muscular problems. It also helps improve blood flow and increases range of motion.
Deep Tissue Massage
Used to correct muscle imbalances and help improve chronic pain conditions. A deep tissue massage is a form of therapy that involves manipulating deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is particularly effective for chronic aches and pains — including the lower back, upper back, neck and shoulders.
The strokes are deeper, longer and slower in order to apply pressure to tight spots, bands of rigid tissue and sore areas.
Trigger Point Therapy
Designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure. Trigger point massage therapy helps loosen and relax tight muscle spots that cause pain in other parts of the body (usually known as ‘referred pain’). Pains caused by trigger points may be dull or intense and trigger point therapy involves cycles of pressure and release.
Relieves many of the musculoskeletal discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Prenatal therapeutic massage focuses on relaxing mothers-to-be as their bodies undergo changes due to pregnancy. The added body weight and changes in posture may induce discomfort and pain. A prenatal massage can reduce stress levels, improve the functioning of the lymphatic system and loosen up muscles.
Specifically designed to aid in athletic performance. A sports massage involves using hands, forearms, elbows, feet and devices to manipulate joints, enhance muscle performance and boost relaxation. Sports massages can be administered before or after a sports event to restore the function of tired and overworked muscles.
Fascia Release Therapy
Engage the soft tissue barrier, resulting in an improvement of range of motion. Fascia release is an extremely safe and hands-on technique used to apply gentle, yet sustained pressure to eliminate pain and improve motion. Our one-to-one therapy sessions involve application of manual techniques without the use of devices, creams or oils.
Therapeutic massages, provided by our trained chiropractor in Brampton, Ontario are tailored to meet every client’s specific needs.