Massage therapy involves manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance health and well-being. It can be used to help accelerate tissue healing, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation and relieve tissue tension. Massage therapy is an effective treatment technique for a variety of conditions including low back pain, neck and shoulder tension/ pain, sprains/ strains, sports injuries, etc. At Cochrane Physiotherapy Clinic our massage therapists are all Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Alberta, the Natural Health Practitioner of Canada and have extensive training in massage therapy techniques.
A wide variety of techniques are available to you in order to achieve the treatment goals both you and your therapist establish. Clear communication between your Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist ensure your full recovery is achieved as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Depending on your symptoms one, or several of the following may be administered.