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Gentle Relaxation and Orthopedic Therapeutic Massage

The primary goal of massage therapy is to enhance the body’s own healing processes, and to promote health and a sense of well being.
Massage Therapy is a scientific systematic approach to treating soft tissue, and various connective tissue, imbalances in the human body.  Appropriate pressure is applied in order to reduce pain and improve mobility, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the body and mind.
With gentle and orthopedic massage techniques, you could see a positive increase to your body’s balance and muscle tension release. Working them together in a massage treatment can facilitate long term health improvements.

What do they mean?

Gentle relaxation massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release endorphins.  These are the body’s natural painkillers, feel-good chemicals that create a sense of well-being.
Orthopedic therapeutic massage is a type of massage therapy which is focused on treating painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. The massage therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his or her style for each client, as every person’s body is slightly different. These types of massage improve both your physical and mental well being, but the benefits can vary from individual to individual.

Physical Benefits

  • Relax the body, calm the nervous system and slow respiration.
  • Increase lymphatic drainage.
  • Ease pain and speed recovery of physical injuries.
  • Relieve muscle tension and spasm.
  • Increase circulation.
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Improve circulation of nutrients and oxygen to tissues throughout the body.
  • Strengthen the immune system, reducing the frequency of minor illnesses.
  • Aid in the elimination of toxins.
  • Increase flexibility.
  • Enhance mobility.

Mental Benefits:

  • Reduces mental stress
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Calms a bad temper
  • Improves concentration

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Emotional Benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances self-image
  • Provides a feeling of well-being
  • Decreased stress levels

Why would massage therapy help these conditions? We assure you a face-to-face assessment would identify exactly why.

Monica is our relaxation massage therapist, and can offer a wide range of therapeutic massages for your needs.  

Book by calling 403.295.8590 at our Beddington location.

Be your best, feel your best.

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992. He has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997, and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998. Blair is also certified for IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Dry Needling. Blair has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
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