What Is Massage Therapy?

At Delta Physiotherapy & Rehab, our massage therapy services are conducted by a trained and certified medical professional. Massage therapy is used to manipulate soft tissue to promote healing, release tension, stimulate blood flow and encourage lymphatic drainage.Massage offers many therapeutic values and functions alongside your physical therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to improve your overall condition.

The Benefits Of Massage Therapy

It’s believed that massage therapy has been around about as early as 2700 BCE — that’s nearly 4700 years ago.Massage has been considered part of the medicinal practice in ancient China, India and Egypt. It still plays a crucial role in movement rehabilitation, stress management and sports performance optimization.

The benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Managed chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Decreased frequency and severity of migraines
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improved mobility and flexibility
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Strengthening of the body’s immune system
  • Reduced recovery time

The Types Of Massages Offered at Delta Physiotherapy & Rehab

There are different styles of massage techniques that focus on different parts of the body or are more appropriate than others to achieve specific results.We’ll go through the four types of massage we offer at our clinic so that you can gain a better understanding of massage therapy.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point refers to the manual manipulation of myofascial trigger points or “muscle knots.” These knots are areas where the muscle has tensed and has refused to release itself.

It’s a massage style most appropriate for people who suffer from chronic pain or have sustained an injury. This technique uses deeper pressure to stimulate the painful trigger points found on muscles and fascia tissue to get them to relax.

Swedish Massage

You may be familiar with a Swedish massage from spa service menus. This is what many people often refer to as a classic massage.Swedish massage uses long strokes, deep, circular movements and passive joint manipulation. Its primary focus is full-body relaxation by promoting muscle release and blood circulation and lymph drainage.

Swedish massage’s benefits extend past a deep state of relaxation. It also helps to improve stress levels, sleep quality, reduce pain and increase one’s range of motion.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is similar to the techniques used in Sweedish massage. However, this modality uses increased pressure to target the inner lays of muscles, tendons and connective tissue.

Rather than promoting an overall relaxing experience on the massage table, deep tissue massage aims to treat muscle pain and stiffness. It’s beneficial for those experiencing chronic pain or recovering from injury.

Sports Massage

A registered massage therapist is a tremendous asset to a performance athlete. Sports massage therapy focuses on treating aches and injuries associated with the patient’s sport. Regular sports massage sessions can improve recovery time, increase one’s range of motion and help promote relaxation.

Which Type Of Massage Is Best For Me?

When you visit our physiotherapy clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, you can expect a comprehensive assessment of your condition and lifestyle. That way, we can determine which therapies will likely give you the best outcome.

During your massage, you should feel comfortable to discuss feedback about the pressure and treatment with your therapist. That way, you can work together to adjust techniques and find the most suitable approach.If you’re interested in learning more about Delta’s massage therapy, reach out to our team today.

How Long Are The Massage Sessions?

There are 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes of massage lengths.

Before we get to the treatment, we may discuss problem areas to identify a particular concern we can work on during the session. We’ll also establish the level of pressure you’re comfortable with and you may get a demonstration of an exercise you can perform at home to help ease muscle strain and prevent further injury.

The techniques applied to your muscles and ligaments can feel uncomfortable during the massage, as your therapist works to release knots and muscle tension. However, many people find massage therapy to be a relaxing and enjoyable treatment.

Regular massages will deliver the best benefits. An ideal frequency for massage therapy (for most people) is once a week to once every two weeks.Our massage styles offered are safe and non-invasive. Your massage sessions’ frequency will depend on the conditions you’re looking to treat, the type of massage and your budget.

When you visit the Delta Physiotherapy & Rehab clinic, you’ll discuss your health concerns with your therapist. They will then work with you to outline a personalized treatment plan that is based on your movement goals and lifestyle.

Massages are part of extended health insurance plans. Our office can direct bill to most health insurance providers. If you’d like to find out if you’re eligible for direct billing, you can reach our office staff today.

Delta has a team of registered massage therapists that Brampton and Mississauga residents trust.

Each of our massage therapists are registered through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. You’ll be receiving care at a clinic that takes a patient-centred approach to treatment at our clinic.

It means we prioritize your wellness and want to ensure you’re in an environment that’s productive to your movement recovery journey.

Delta Physiotherapy & Rehab is a total care wellness clinic offering traditional physiotherapy, chiropractic and acupuncture services, alongside massage therapy.

Our chiropodist for Brampton and Mississauga residents is also among the top recommended in Ontario, thanks to our patient-first approach.

Whether you’re suffering from a car accident, workplace injury, sports injuries or chronic conditions, our massage services are designed to help you achieve wellness and help you feel more like yourself.

Experience The Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can have compounding health benefits in our day-to-day lives. From helping us move pain-free, to relieving stress to improving our sleep quality, everyone can stand to benefit from professional massage treatments.

If you’re interested in learning more about how massage therapy can help you with your condition, contact Delta Physiotherapy & Rehab today by filling out the form below. We offer flexible appointment bookings and one-on-one private consultations to help determine your best course of treatment.

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