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Fort McMurray Massage Therapy

At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) are all trained in Therapeutic Massage. Webster’s Dictionary defines therapeutic as “producing good effect on your body and mind” and massage as ” manipulation of tissues ( as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand for therapeutic purposes”

Physicians often refer patients to a RMT as they recognize massage therapy as an effective treatment for their patients’ conditions. RMTs combine modern science and ancient philosophies through the utilization of specific techniques and modalities.  RMTs are health care professionals that are able to effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders and work with a broad variety of people with illnesses, injuries, and disabilities.

Our RMT staff is committed to providing the very best in one-on -one patient care and work closely with other health care professionals to insure the best results possible.

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Pre & Post Natal Massage

Pre-Natal Massage is a gentle and safe program to ease the strain of pregnancy. We utilize a pregnancy body cushion (allows you to lay on your stomach) during pre-natal massaging session to make our clients as comfortable as possible!

Benefits of Massage Therapy for pregnant women:

  •  Reduce stress and promote general well-being.

  • Helps the mother’s body to eliminate waste products through the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which combat fatigue and helps the mother feel more energetic.

  • By aiding circulation, eases the load on mothers heart which helps to keep her blood pressure in check.

  • Muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension and knots can all be alleviated.

  •  Help relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

  •  Relieves many of the normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as backaches, neck stiffness, leg cramps, headaches, edema, and sore, swollen ankles and feet.

  •  Increases local and general blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and fetus.

  •  Stimulates glandular secretions, which helps stabilize hormone levels.

  •  Relaxes tense muscles and tones loose muscles, and can also increase muscular flexibility- important during last trimester.

  • Helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, which helps the mother sleep more easily and more deeply.

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Relaxation Massage

This is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax.  Our RMT will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. There is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or “knots” in the muscle tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause some people tense up against the pressure.

In a Relaxation massage, the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep!  It’s a good choice for someone who is getting one for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.

Relaxation massages are also good for that special someone that deserves one as a special treat once a year.  It’s not realistic to expect that you can get rid of all your knots in one session. But to drift into a deeply relaxed state in fifty minutes — that’s doable!

There are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage.  Gentle massaging stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release endorphins.  These are the body’s natural painkillers, feel-good chemicals that create a sense of well-being.

Massage further aids relaxation by stimulating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the “rest and digest system.”  Blood pressure decreases, heart rate slows, and digestive activity increases. Relaxation massage also increase blood circulation and stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.


Sports Massage Physical Therapy

Sports massage therapy is geared toward varies types of athletes. From the beginners/ weekend runners to the high endurance competitive athletes and professionals. This type of massage techniques are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

Aspects of sports massage therapy are gaining popularity as useful components in a balanced training regimen.  They can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance.

One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received one either before or after exercise.

For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It’s best to talk with one of our highly trained RMT to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.

We also are able to Direct Bill many insurance companies, call now and find out information about your benefit provider.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Postural problems

  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back

  • Osteoarthritis pain

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle tension or spasm

  • After a workout or bodybuilding

Specialist Massage in Fort McMurray 

Our licensed massage therapist in Fort McMurray has all the experience in the world to understand your problem and provide you with the best treatment plan. Sometimes the problem can be hard to deal with, but we offer unique and personalized plans to treat all patients.

Our focus is on guiding you through your rehabilitation process smoothly with organized activities, specialist education, and a lot of fun and humour. You won’t feel nervous or out of place as our dedicated and skilled therapists will create a fun and professional environment for your treatment. 

Experienced Massage Therapist in Fort McMurray 

At Clearwater Physical Therapy, our experienced massage therapist in Fort McMurray can help you with any impairment or pain. When you visit our clinic, you will receive the very best services and we will ensure that all your ailments are looked after. We will get to the root cause of the pain that is stopping you from doing what you want to do and ensure you’re able to move freely once again. 

We also have experienced physiotherapists in Fort McMurray, AB, who will ensure that your body is flexible and moving the right way with their personalized treatment plans and techniques. When you want the best massage in Fort McMurray and want to get in peak physical condition we are the best choice. We will help you get back up on your feet and feeling like a new person in no time.

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