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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well being. It improves the body’s circulation, which enhances the function of muscles and joints. This in turn relieves physical stress and decreases mental fatigue. Massage therapy is most effective when used to maintain balance in daily activities and is specific to an individual’s needs. Massage therapy works well with other therapies and treatments, and is a great, chemical-free way to care for your health.   The massage therapists and physiotherapists at Donna Sarna Physiotherapy work together to provide you with the best possible care.

 

What is it Used For?

  • Treating headaches
  • Improving sleep
  • Decreasing mental stress and anxiety
  • Improving posture
  • Decreasing stress related tension
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Decreasing blood pressure
  • Boosting immunity
  • Enhancing healing after surgery, accidents, and sports injury
  • Easing the pain of chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis
  • Promoting awareness of the whole person in treatment
  • Women’s health (pre- and postpartum, pelvic pain, labour care)

How Can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

At Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation your initial visit will consist of a consultation of your medical history, as well as a thorough assessment (examination) of your current condition or injury. These are vital steps in your treatment as your therapist uses this information to make an educated decision on the best approach to treatment for you.

It is common for your therapist to take a moderate approach at the first visit in order to determine response and reaction and then to adjust the treatment as necessary in the following visits.  As a component of the treatment the massage therapist may integrate myofascial release as well as craniosacral thearpy.

During the massage you will be covered with a sheet and only the area being treated will be exposed. Communication with your massage therapist regarding pressure will be encouraged throughout the massage treatment.

After having a massage for the first time, it is important to relax and drink water. The massage therapist will discuss with you the use of heat or ice. Take notice how you feel, as everyone responds a little differently; some feel sleepy and others feel rejuvenated.

Many insurance plans cover massage therapy, so please check with your provider regarding your insurance coverage. Some plans may require a physician’s referral, while others may not.