We offer deep tissue, trigger point, relaxation, cupping, relaxation, hot stone, lymphatic, pregnancy and pediatric massage from highly qualified and experienced massage therapists.
Brentwood Chiropractic Clinic offers deep therapeutic and relaxation massage from highly qualified and experienced massage therapists.
We offer the following convenient hours for massage:
Please call us to make an appointment (780) 467-0892.
About Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapists in Alberta are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. RMTs work with patients to help maintain their quality of life.
Massage therapy is the assessment of the body’s soft tissues and joints, and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints. Massage Therapists use techniques that can dramatically increase pain-free movement and improve a patient’s ability to perform the activities of daily living. RMTs promote health by teaching patients therapeutic exercises, encouraging better postural habits for work, sport, leisure and sleep.
From the weekend athlete with an acute injury to the arthritic geriatric patient who is chronically disabled, people benefit from massage therapy as they return to previous levels of activity and productivity.
Trained Massage Therapists are highly competent health care professionals with a large array of powerful therapeutic techniques at their disposal and the knowledge and skills to apply them effectively and safely. Massage Therapy is useful in restoring mobility, improving muscle strength, endurance, tone and flexibility and lessening the discomfort associated with chronic disorders. Registered Massage Therapists’ extensive training allows them to meet a wide range of health care needs from injury rehabilitation to prevention and maintenance of overall health.
Most extended medical insurance plans cover 80-100% of massage therapy fees so check your benefit plan!
Benefits of Massage Therapy
i. Scientific research supports the use of massage therapy as an effective approach in pain and injury management rehabilitation and prevention.
It has been found to be more effective in increasing blood flow.
Massage therapy techniques decrease blood pressure and heart rate, making it a recommended adjunct treatment for some cardiac and hypertensive patients. Massage therapists use techniques that can act directly on pain receptors, either at a peripheral or central nervous system level.
Pain relief can also be obtained by the increase of range of motion and the release of myofascial trigger points.
Massage therapy is a low risk and highly effective form of treatment.
ii. Benefits of Massage Therapy Include:
- Muscle Relaxation
- Relief of muscle spasm and cramps
- Improved athletic performance and enhanced recovery
- Rehabilitation following muscle injury
- Treatment of immobilized, paralyzed and denervated muscles
- Improved balance, coordination and mobility
- More restful sleep
- Decreased need for pain or sleeping medication
- Increased range of motion
- Increased circulation
- Improved nutrition to tissues and removal of waste products
- Reduced swelling caused by fluid retention
- Improved skin tone and relief of dryness
- Speeds healing from injuries and surgery
- Increased energy
- Helps release tension before it’s a problem
- Boosts immune system
Conditions that may obtain some relief with Massage Therapy
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Frozen Shoulder
- Illiotibial Band Contracture
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Jaw Pain
- Muscle Tension/Spasm
- Neck Pain
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Sports/Work Injury
- Chronic illnesses i.e. MS, Parkinson’s
Pregnancy and Labour Support Massage
So you’re expecting – an exciting but likely demanding time for you. Did you know that there is a simple way to help to alleviate stress and labour pain, and improve your soon-to-be-born baby’s health while also reducing the risk of complications? The centuries-old practice of massage therapy can help to provide these benefits and many more to you and your unborn baby.
How massage will benefit you during your pregnancy, labour and birthing
Studies support what more and more women are discovering about massage therapy during pregnancy – it has been shown to:
- Improve maternal mood
- Decrease depression and anxiety
- Decrease pain
- Decrease stress hormones in pregnant women (including those suffering from depression)
- Decrease obstetrical complications, and
- Improve neonatal health and development
In addition, the overall benefit of improved mood to maternal and neonatal health has the potential to positively impact the health of individual mothers and children.
There is also evidence that massage therapy through the labour and birthing process helps to:
- Decrease pain in all three stages of labour (latent, active, and transition)
- Reduce anxiety in the latent stage
- Reduce stress during labour, and
- Increase the quality of your experience of childbirth.
These immediate effects of massage therapy may affect other longer-term effects such as decreased length of labour, shorter hospital stay, less touch sensitivity and fewer instances of postpartum depression.
Your newborn baby benefits too
Studies conclude that preterm (premature) infants receiving massage gain more weight and leave the hospital sooner. Massage therapy may also improve sleep patterns and behavior in infants.
Common Concerns about Pregnancy Massage
You and your baby’s well-being comes first. Massage Therapists are professionally trained to work with you to develop an effective and safe massage therapy treatment plan during your pregnancy that will complement the care you are receiving from your doctor and other healthcare providers. Specially-designed massage tables, ergonomic cushions and supports are used to ensure your safety and comfort during your massage therapy treatment. Massage Therapists are also prepared to address the subtle needs of expectant mothers like yourself, including the potential need for frequent restroom breaks and the use of unscented massage oil so as to not aggravate a sensitive sense of smell. Good communication with your therapist will result in the most beneficial and rewarding pregnancy-massage therapy for you and your baby.
Massage therapy – a safe and effective way to improve the experience of birth.
Although massage therapy is an ancient art, it is a relatively new field of scientific inquiry. While more research remains to be done, evidence of the benefits of pregnancy massage to both mother and baby continues to mount. Click here to read a literary review of the latest research findings on the practice of pregnancy massage.