Massage therapy is an excellent technique that is used to decrease pain, improve circulation and help mobilize tissue. It is a diploma program that is performed in almost every area of the world including Calgary.
Massage therapy as an ancient medical technique that utilizes cross friction rubbing to alleviate pain and symptoms.A massage therapist will apply friction and pressure to the musculature and other soft tissues to break up scar tissue and tightness in muscles to relieve discomfort. There is many different techniques they might use, kneading, rocking, vibration, compression etc are just a few.
Typically when you see a massage therapist, the first thing that will happen is they will ask you what is bothering you and take a detailed history. They will then leave the room and allow you to remove your clothes (some people prefer to leave on there bra and underwear, it is your preference). They then return to the room and scan the body with your hands to search for what might be causing your discomfort and problem. They work in this area and associated areas to get rid of the pain, stiffness and tightness.
The amount of pressure that the massage therapist uses depends on the person and the type of massage they are getting. Some prefer very deep pressure to break up the knots, whereas others prefer light gentle rubbing to increase relaxation. Both are effective depending on what the patient wants the outcome to be.