Hamilton Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is best known for its health and wellness boosting benefits, with a documented application of this holistic practice dating back to 3000 BCE in India. Hindu practitioners of Ayurveda, an ancient life-health medicine, used massage therapy to realize four health-centric benefits.

  • To offer relief from bodily pain that’s due to disease or physical injury
  • To promote rapid healing and recovery from physical injuries
  • To prevent worsening and emergence of a new illness from a preexisting condition
  • To halt the progress of disease and physical conditions affecting the body

Over a 5000-year span, various notable Roman, Greek, Swedish and modern-day physicians have advanced this ancient holistic therapy and transformed precise goal-oriented massage techniques.Consequently, you can access a wide range of specialized massage techniques at Activa Clinics’ Hamilton rehabilitation center.

Conditions

Braces and supports help in a variety of situations, such as recovering from an injury or just leading an active lifestyle and needing to protect your joints. Here are just a few examples of when braces and straps can help:

A patient with an arm injury being supported by a brace.

Injuries

A pair of crutches.

Post-operative rehab

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Joint conditions like Arthritis

A pair of athletic shoes.

Conditions related to Athletic Injuries

A patient with back pain from heavy lifting.

Jobs involving heavy lifting or repetitive motions

A painful joint with strained connective tissue.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

A knee joint with pain from jumper's knee.

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) and conditions related to Runner’s Knee

Experience Massage Therapy

Choosing Activa clinics for your massage therapy ensures you receive effective hands-on physiotherapy for your mobility/functionality limiting condition. Your massage therapy journey at Activa Clinics Hamilton wellness center is a multistep process featuring the following successive stages: -


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Choosing the Right Brace

Pre-Consultation

Upon your arrival at our Hamilton physiotherapy clinic, an Activa receptionist hands you a query form which you fill out with specific details of your medical history.

The information you provide in this form includes:-

  • Pre-existing medical conditions
  • Parts of your body affected by partial/complete loss of mobility/functionality
  • The severity of your symptoms, i.e., intensity and frequency of pain/discomfort
  • Factors that aggravate/alleviate your condition, i.e., activities that cause you to experience more or less pain/discomfort
  • Contact information, i.e., physical address, phone number, home number, etc.

 

After providing your medical history in the query form, you then sign a consent and non-disclosure agreement before proceeding to the next stage. Note that It’s best to arrive ahead of time on your first visit to ensure you enough time to unwind and relax.Also, don’t stress about not having a doctors’ prescription for physiotherapy since Activa Clinics doesn’t require one to provide you with excellent massage therapy service.

Choosing the Right Brace

With the wide variety of braces available, it can be hard to find the right one for you, as there are knee sleeves, knee straps, knee braces and back braces for lower back pain to choose from,  but our experienced medical professionals can help.

Cost and Coverage

Our team includes physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and more. They have a thorough understanding of biomechanics and how to keep you moving properly. By analyzing your issues and goals, they will help you find the best solution. To learn more about our functional braces and straps, give us a call or schedule a consultation today.

Consultation

During your consultation, an Activa CMTO-certified massage therapist asks you a series of questions that help him/her evaluate your condition, and determine which massage techniques are best. 

These questions address several vital aspects related to your condition, such as: –

  • Whether you have cardiovascular and nervous system issues because such conditions are often adversely affected by massage therapy
  • Whether you are using certain pharmaceuticals to manage an existing cardiovascular problem, e.g., high blood pressure
  • Which areas of your body exhibit intermittent or chronic pain
  • What you expect from the massage therapy session
  • Whether you have concerns about undressing for the procedure

It’s best to be completely truthful in your answers as concealing important facts about your condition not only renders your massage ineffective but can also lead to adverse effects.

Massage Therapy Session

After your interview, your massage therapist leaves the room to allow you to comfortably undress before lying on the massage table. Ensure that you cover any parts of your body you don’t want to be exposed using the drapery provided on or near the table. Your Activa RMT(Registered Massage Therapist) then knocks before reentering and proceeds to brief you on the techniques he/she intends to administer during the session. The Activa Clinics’ CMTO-certified RMT administers your custom Activa massage therapy in the following manner: –

  • He/she starts by exposing the part of your body that’s to be massaged
  • The RMT then applies warm oil on his/her hands to minimize friction and allow easy movement over the skin
  • Using the edge of the palm, thumb, and palm on both hands, your massage therapist then begins applying pressure over the affected area in slow one-directional stokes, a massage technique called Effleurage.
  • After using Effleurage for about 10 min to feel out the condition of tissue in the target area,  he/she then switches to Petrisage, a series of kneading motions involving squeezing,  pinching, rolling, picking up, and pressing down. Petrissage can last for up to 20minutes.
  • Your Activa CMTO-certified RMT may also incorporate Percussion/Tapotement into your massage therapy, a technique that involves gently pounding the affected area using the edge of the palm.
  • Your RMT then switches back to Effleurage near the end of your 30 to 40minutes massage therapy session.

Once your message concludes, the RMT leaves the room to allow you to put your clothes back on. He/she then returns, asks how you feel after the massage, and then schedules your massage therapy session.

Get Relief From Pain With Our Massage Therapy Services

Activa Clinics massage therapy offers you the means with which to effectively alleviate pain due to a vast range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including: –

  • Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Pain in your Thigh, Calf, Knee, Ankle, heel, and toes
  • Pain in your Shoulder, Upper arm, Elbow, forearm, wrist, and fingers

Regardless of whether your pain is due to an illness, physical injury, or congenital deformity, you are assured of effective and sustained pain-relief from your therapy at Activa’s Hamilton physiotherapy clinic.

Various Types of Massage Therapy Offered

Activa Clinics provides you with a wide array of mainstream and specialized massage therapy techniques, which include: –

  • Swedish Therapy

A gentle full-body massage that’s ideal for alleviating physical and mental tension.

  • Deep Tissue Therapy

A technique that involves the application of intense pressure to effectively alleviate chronic muscular pain.

  • Aromatherapy

A full-body massage that incorporates the use of sweet-smelling essential oils during the massage procedure, to avail body and mental rejuvenation

  • Hot Stone Massage

A massage technique that combines the use of heated stone with hands-on manipulation to provide pain relief from an array of muscular conditions.

  • Sports Massage

A specialized massage technique for sports-related injuries that focuses on the affected region of your body.

  • Prenatal Massage

A gentle massage therapy performed to alleviate abdominal, back, and leg pain that manifests during pregnancy.

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A massage technique that focuses on reducing painful swelling by promoting lymph drainage from the affected area.

  • Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Pain in your Thigh, Calf, Knee, Ankle, heel, and toes
  • Pain in your Shoulder, Upper arm, Elbow, forearm, wrist, and fingers

Regardless of whether your pain is due to an illness, physical injury, or congenital deformity, you are assured of effective and sustained pain-relief from your therapy at Activa’s Hamilton physiotherapy clinic.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

You gain several benefits when you Activa Clinics Hamilton physiotherapy center for your massage therapy, which include: –

Effective Management of Chronic/Intermittent Pain

Activa’s team of experienced and CMTO-certified therapists administer a customized massage therapy designed to maximize pain-relief in a wide range of conditions.

Activa RMTs achieve this objective during your massage session in two ways: –

  • Facilitating proper alignment of muscles, nerves bones, and ligaments, which eliminates pain-inducing strain between these tissues.
  • Promoting increased blood circulation within an affected area, which boasts nutrient supply and removal of metabolic toxins, resulting in a higher healing/recovery rate. 

Activa Clinics’ personalized massage therapy is thus ideal for sports-related injuries and various other conditions that feature considerable pain.

Full-Body Rejuvenation

During your full-body massage at Activa’s Hamilton clinic, a competent and experienced Activa RMT works on all the muscle groups in your body, from your neck to your toes.

This procedure removes all physical tension from your entire body, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Combat Stress and Anxiety

The Activa RMT administering your massage therapy strives to ensure that you relax during the procedure. He/she achieves this objective in several ways, including: –

  • Providing factual answers for any qualms or questions you have regarding massage therapy
  • Ensuring your privacy when undressing/dressing before/after your massage session
  • Continuously assessing your level of comfort during the hands-on procedure
  • Granting you the option to have or do without background music during your therapy
  • Constantly notifying you of any change in the massage technique he/she is applying
  • Administering your massage therapy in a slow rhythmic hand motions

 The relaxation you attain during and after an Activa massage session helps you to better handle stress and anxiety, resulting in fewer headaches and migraines.

Sleep Better

The relief from pain and body rejuvenation you experience after your Activa massage therapy promotes the production of GABA, a brain chemical linked to good sleep. Increased levels of GABA in your brain allow you easily ‘switch-of’ your thoughts when you go to bed, thereby enabling you to achieve deep restful sleep.

Enhance Creativity and Productivity

Scheduling regular massage sessions at our Activa Hamilton clinic allows you to have a consistent relaxed state of mind and body. This relaxed state enhances your decision-making and planning abilities, resulting in higher levels of creativity and productivity at work.

Improve Your Health Being With Our Massage Therapy!

The Results of Massage Therapy

The most immediate result when you use Activa Clinics massage therapy takes the form of sustained pain relief from chronic and intermittent pain. However, Activa physiotherapists not only strive to deliver fast results but, more importantly, aim to provide you with progressively sustainable results. This means no shortcuts. It is, therefore, best to trust the experienced opinion of your competent CMTO-certified RMTon on what you should view as worthwhile results.

Visit the Activa Clinic in Hamilton

Simply call our expert customer service staff to schedule your customized massage therapy at Activa Clinics’ Hamilton physiotherapy clinic.You can also fill out the online query form on our website with the specifics of your condition, to receive expert correspondence for our team of CMTO-certified RMTs.Alternatively, visit any one of our Activa Clinics ultramodern physiotherapy centers in Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, and Kitchener.

Activa Clinics Hamilton Massage Therapy FAQs

 Do You Need a Doctor’s Note For Massage Therapy?

Don’t stress about not having a doctors’ prescription for physiotherapy since Activa Clinics doesn’t require one to provide you with excellent massage therapy service. 

Do You Need to Drink Water After a Massage?

Not necessarily. You may get thirsty during your 30-40 minute massage therapy which can require you to take a glass of water after your session. 

Should You Avoid Certain Activities After a Massage?

You don’t have to avoid any activity after a massage session if you do not have a condition that’s likely to be aggravated by the physical exercise. However, you may find it easier to engage in physical activity after your Activa Clinics massage therapy.