Massage Therapy in Brampton
We all know that a good massage is a ticket to relief.
But did you know that massage is capable of much more than just pampering your body?
Skilled massage therapists offer massage therapy programs tailored to help alleviate pain and physical symptoms, assist with recovery from injuries or illness, and assist as an integral part of managing a variety of conditions.
At Activa Clinics’ Brampton Massage Therapy, our staff of medically trained massage therapists are far more than your run of the mill masseuse.
Infusing familiar massage techniques with their in-depth knowledge of the body and its intricate mechanisms, our massage therapists design massage programs adapted to the unique needs of your body.
Braces are used to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions that affect the joints. That includes everything from sprained ankles to dislocated shoulders. Just a few examples are:
Joint conditions like Arthritis
Conditions related to Athletic Injuries
Jobs involving heavy lifting or repetitive motions
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) and conditions related to Runner’s Knee
Experience Massage Therapy in Brampton
Massage is one of humanity’s oldest forms of physical therapy. Archaeologists have found widespread depictions of massage across cultures and epochs.
While the oldest evidence of massage can be traced back as far as 2330 BC (with massage likely already being an ancient practice by then,) the modern art of massage therapy is far more refined.
Massage therapy is a medical treatment carried out by a trained and certified medical professional.
Your massage therapist will manipulate the soft tissue of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, ligaments, skin, and tendons, in an effort to alleviate symptoms and tension, promote healing, and improve your body’s limberness and mobility.
Massage therapy can probably do much more than you think. While the idea of a “massage” in popular culture may be a day at the spa, the work of massage therapists is an invaluable part of the toolkit for everyone from performance athletes to patients recovering from severe injuries.
How Can Massage Therapy Help You?
Massage therapy has been shown to have a broad range of benefits.
Not only can it reduce pain and fatigue in muscles, it can also produce whole body benefits and even provides a helpful relaxation that many find can boost mood and alleviate anxiety.
A massage therapist manipulates the muscles and soft tissues of the body, promoting relaxation in the muscles. This reduction in muscle tension can help alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and even help restore function to muscles or limbs.
In some cases, the relaxation of the muscles allows nerves to decompress, decreasing or eliminating sources of nerve pain. It can also help to increase the space available for joints to operate in the body, potentially increasing range of motion.
Massage therapy is often utilized to:
- Manage chronic pain
- Help with recovery (from injury or exercise)
- Assist with physical therapy (restoring function or reducing pain)
How Can Massage Therapy Help Mental Health
Massage has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, and may be an effective means of helping to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression.
The physical relief of a massage can easily translate into an improved mood. For many, the mental benefits of getting a massage are almost as pronounced as the physical.
In addition to the direct physiological effects produced by the massage, the impact of compassionate touch and the emotional and social dynamic of the connection between you and your masseuse may also produce a positive impact on mental health for some individuals.
For many, massage is a helpful aide in combating mental health woes.
Different Types of Massage Therapies Offered
Massage is a broad field. Throughout its long history, hundreds — if not thousands — of schools and techniques of massage have been created.
Combined with the litany of new techniques developed in modern years by medical science and condensed into massage therapy, the options for your massage seem virtually endless.
Our qualified massage therapists can talk to you about your body, medical conditions, and goals with your massage to help guide you towards the best type of massage program for your individual needs.
After all, there is no shortage to choose from! At Activa Clincs’ Brampton Massage Therapy, you can select massage therapies including:
- Relaxation/Swedish Massage Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
- Cupping Massage Therapy
- Prenatal Massage Therapy
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy
- Athletic/Sports Massage Therapy
- Acupressure Massage Therapy
- Trigger Point Massage Therapy
- Chair Massage Massage Therapy
- Thai Massage Therapy
- Shiatsu Massage Therapy
In addition to these more familiar therapists, we also offer programs such as TMJ Therapy and other advanced massage therapies.
The path to wellness starts when you book your appointment at Activa Clinics!
Can You Mix Other Therapies?
Massage therapy is often integrated with other techniques in therapies as part of a recovery or rehabilitation plan. It is extremely common for massage therapy to be mixed with other therapies.
However, this should always be done in a carefully controlled manner with medical supervision.
Your massage therapist is a registered and certified medical professional. They can help evaluate you and recommend other therapies which may be helpful for you.
Always inform your massage therapist and any other medical professionals you may see of what you are doing. They will be able to advise you of any conflicts between therapies.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy has been shown to have a range of benefits not only for the muscles and tissues acted on directly but the entire body as a whole.
Some of the many benefits of massage therapy include:
- Reduce soreness in muscles
- Reduce stiffness in muscles
- Improve range of motion
- Improve muscle function
- Reduce recovery time
- Reduce stress and cortisol levels
- Improve mood
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve posture
- Boost immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved blood circulation
Massage Therapy In Brampton At Activa Clinics
Looking for qualified massage therapists you can rely on? You’re in luck! Activa Clinics is just a click away.
Our location in Brampton is staffed with some of the finest massage therapists in Canada. In addition to our Brampton clinic, you can also find Activa Clinics locations in Mississauga, Scarborough, Hamilton, Kitchener, and Toronto.
Ready to experience the benefits of massage therapy? Schedule an appointment for us and begin your journey to relief!
Brampton Massage Therapy Activa Clinics FAQs
How often should I get a massage?
Your massage therapist will be able to advise you as to how often you should get a massage for your body’s unique needs. As a general rule, many experts recommend getting a massage once a week.
What Do Chiropractic Adjustments Do?
Chiropractic adjustments re-align the musculoskeletal systems. Usually, it is the position of the joints that is adjusted. Because the tendons and ligaments are attached to the bones, they too are realigned. This, in turn, returns muscles, veins, and nerves to proper alignment. Bringing the body back into alignment improves the flow of nerve signals, blood and nutrients making it easier to stay healthy.
What is Trigger Point Massage Therapy?
A “trigger point” is a particularly tight area where a muscle has constricted. This can cause pain from the muscle tension and potentially even compress nerves. With Trigger Point Massage Therapy, your massage therapist will do some exercises to help identify the trigger points in your muscles, then work with specific massage techniques to combat the tension which causes the trigger points.
What should you not do after a massage?
Generally, you are encouraged to try and relax after a massage. If possible, schedule your massage after any workouts or strenuous activity for the day, giving you the perfect window to relax in that post-massage bliss. You’ll also want to avoid anything dehydrating — like caffeine or alcohol — and instead opt for some refreshing water to help rehydrate you.