All of our massage therapists must be registered with Alberta’s governed massage therapy organization.
Massage therapy has been found to help people feel better in many ways. It can reduce stress, improve circulation, and increase relaxation. It can also help reduce muscle tension, improve the range of motion, and reduce pain. Massage can also help alleviate headaches and insomnia.
Yes, it is usually necessary to make an appointment for massage therapy. We operate on a schedule and appointment-based system, so booking in advance ensures you can get the date, time, and therapist that you prefer. It’s best to call or check online for scheduling and availability and to arrive on time for your appointment to ensure an entire session.
Massage therapy can help people of any age. Athletes use it to get better at their sport and to reduce the risk of being hurt. It can also help people with chronic pain by making their muscles feel better and reducing swelling. Massage therapy is often used by people who are recovering from surgery or injury, those who have trouble moving around, or those with anxiety, depression, or insomnia.
Massage therapy can be used alongside various therapies and treatments to enhance overall health and well-being. It complements physical therapy, chiropractic care, and sports medicine by promoting muscle relaxation, pain reduction, and improved flexibility. Additionally, it can aid in stress reduction, mental health support, and postoperative recovery. Massage therapy is often integrated into complementary medicine practices, pregnancy care, and cancer treatment support. While it offers numerous benefits, it should be used in conjunction with medical advice and treatment, ensuring a collaborative and safe approach to holistic health.
To prepare for a massage therapy session, you should relax and drink lots of water. You will also want to wear comfortable clothing that is not too tight. This way, your therapist can treat the areas that need it. Avoid eating a lot of food before your session. Otherwise, you may feel uncomfortable or sleepy during the massage. Make sure to talk to your therapist before your massage session starts so you can get what you want out of it.
People of all ages can get massage therapy if they have permission from a medical professional and can understand what they agree to. Some massage therapists might only do certain types of massages or might only be allowed to do certain types of massages because of local rules. If you are under 18 years old, your parent or guardian will need to agree to the therapy before you can start.
After your massage therapy session, it is important to drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins released during the massage. Try to take some time to relax and enjoy the feeling of relaxation after your session. You may also want to avoid strenuous activities and avoid alcohol or heavy meals for a few hours to enhance the benefits of the massage.
Human Integrated Performance does not typically offer discounts or packages for massage therapy. However, we do offer direct billing for specific providers. To find out if we direct bill to your insurance provider, please visit our website or call the clinic.
During a massage therapy session, your therapist will give you their full attention. Your therapist may ask you how you’re feeling and what you hope to accomplish during the session. Your therapist will then use different types of pressure and techniques to help relax your muscles, reduce tension, and improve your overall well-being.