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Edmonton Massage Therapy
There are different types of massage techniques we offer at our centre. Let our assistants and your Massage Therapist know which kind you would like to have.
10 Minute Chair Massage
"Don't have time for a full massage?" A quick 10 minute massage can help you relax those knots and tense muscles during your busy schedule. Use by itself or in conjunction with your chiropractic or acupuncture treatments. The massage is performed while you remain fully clothed. Focus is placed on key tension areas in the shoulders, neck, back, head, arms and hands while you are comfortably seated in an ergonomically designed massage chair. There are no oils or lotions used. Price $10
Therapeutic Massage /Remedial Massage is a paramedical treatment that helps to restore function to injured "soft tissues" (muscles, tendons and ligaments). Therapy may involve the use of various types of Massage, as well as a range of other physical treatments to assist your recovery. In addition, you may be asked to perform some activities at home to assist the process of recovery.
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
Relaxation Massage is a smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.
Hot Stone Massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. The hot stones are usually made of basalt, a type of rock that is rich in iron, so they retain heat. River rocks are normally used because they are so smooth - they have been smoothed over time by the river's current. The stones are immersed in water and heated in an electric heating device until they are within a certain temperature range. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.