Massage Therapy Clinic in Vancouver and Surrey, BC
Massage therapy is a tried and true treatment for various abnormalities of the back, correcting muscle tension. Our professionals at Prosper Health & Rehab are trained to evaluate your health needs. For a quick assessment, call us or book an appointment. We have convenient locations near you in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC.
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What is the difference between massage at a spa and massage therapy?
Can massage therapy help alongside chiropractic treatments?
What types of massage therapy does Prosper Health & Rehab?
While even a casual massage from your partner can induce relaxation, receiving a massage from a registered massage therapist can reduce and eliminate pain, promote proper healing, and mitigate inflammation. Prosper Health & Rehab has RMT’s that provide an assessment of your soft tissue or musculoskeletal condition, predicts the likelihood and/or timeline of your recovery, provides active (intense) or passive (gentle) hands-on therapy, and provides evidence-based patient education and exercises.
A spa massage is a straightforward session using classic Swedish techniques. Your therapist will usually use light to medium pressure, at your preference, and the session’s goal is to help you relax. The environment of this kind of massage is geared towards creating a blissful experience with soft lighting and soothing music. There are usually add-on treatments such as body scrubs, mud applications, and hand and foot treatments, and may be scheduled in packaged visits.
Therapeutic massages are different. The setting is more likely to be in a clinic, private practice office, or hospital. First-time clients may spend part of the session, or extra time, providing details of current and past health issues and complaints. Although this kind of treatment may provide a strong element of relaxation, the many advanced techniques employed by a registered massage therapist are designed to address chronic health and pain issues. It is also likely that subsequent and frequent sessions will be recommended to improve the status of the conditions in question. Your physiotherapist, primary care provider, or massage therapist/RMT will design a treatment plan catered specifically to your needs.
Both areas of massage therapy can have tremendous benefits to your overall health and wellness, and the more you know about the specific differences between the two will help you get exactly the treatment you are seeking.
In tandem with massage therapy, physiotherapist’s chiropractic care can be very beneficial, as outlined below.
Prepares The Muscles And Attachments — Massage therapy focuses on manipulating the soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments by improving circulation and blood flow that warms these soft tissues, causing them to loosen and relax. When your muscles are warm, you’re going to have more elasticity and function. Massage prior to a chiropractic adjustment prevents the likelihood of spasms post-adjustment because of elongation of the muscles that attach to the spine after a message.
Massage Extends The Benefit Of Chiropractic Adjustment — Since there is a decrease in muscle tension, there is an increase in flexibility and longer sustained benefits from the adjustment.
Positive Influence On Circulatory System — The circulation of the blood, lymph, and interstitial fluids is critical to the natural homeostasis throughout the body, as well as its ability to heal and regenerate. Improvement in circulation has a plethora of benefits involving all body systems.
General Sense Of Wellness — Massage Therapy helps the body relax, decreases stress, and reduces anxiety. Chiropractic treatment is aided when the body is relaxed and the patient is calm. Massage therapy and chiropractic care together can help to cleanse the body of impurities by breaking down built-up toxins, which often has a calming effect on anxious and excessively stressed patients.
Recovery From Pain — Recovery, especially from conditions that cause pain, can be faster and more complete when multiple components of that pain are addressed simultaneously. Spinal alignment is key for diminishing back pain. The chiropractor will work to resolve the structural problems and the massage therapist works to resolve the soft tissue problems.
Prosper Health & Rehab offers a variety of different massage services, depending on your needs. There are at least 80 different types of massage. Some are gentle, and some are very active and intense. Be sure to let your therapist know if the pressure you prefer.
If you or someone you know is in need of massage therapy, come to Prosper Health & Rehab! We have a team of caring professionals to help you on your journey to healing! Contact our office today to speak with a specialist. For more information, call us or visit us today to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at your nearest places in Vancouver and Surrey, BC. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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