Massage Therapy in VancouverMassage therapy involves the targeted manipulation of the body’s soft tissue through coordinated pressure and movement. Conditions treated include:
- Back pain & sciatica
- Whiplash injuries
- Numbness & tingling
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain
- Hip, knee and leg pain
- Neck pain & headaches
- Post-surgical pain and scar tissue
- Stress & anxiety
- Sports injuries
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Helps to improve soft tissue function and range of motion.
Helps to decrease delayed onset muscle soreness and swelling.
Helps to improve exercise performance as well as a decrease in fatigue.
How does Massage Therapy work?Massage techniques may either stimulate or calm the body’s muscles and tissues to create a desired effect.
When massaging soft tissue, electrical signals are transmitted both to the local area and throughout the body. These signals, in combination with the healing properties of touch, help heal damaged muscle, stimulate circulation, clear waste products via the lymphatic system, boost the activity of the immune system, reduce pain and tension, and induce a calming effect.
Massage may also enhance well being by stimulating the release of endorphins (natural painkillers and mood elevators) and reducing levels of certain stress hormones.
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Your massage therapist may require you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.