Massage Therapy Services Vancouver
Our Massage Therapists in Vancouver, BC are Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia which is regulated by the College of Massage Therapy of BC (CMTBC).
Every one of our practitioners are trained to provide an assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body as well as manual hands-on treatment.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Our team of Massage Therapists in Vancouver BC, use numerous manual techniques to improve soft tissue and joint health as well as prevent physical dysfunction and injury, reduce pain, decrease recovery time and facilitate movement and performance.
- Anxiety and depression
- Headaches and migraines
- Pain, including muscle tension, back, shoulder and neck pain
- Repetitive stress injuries
Your therapist will determine the best techniques for you depending on your physiology, present state, purpose of the massage, and personal preference. The standard techniques that are seen in sports massages are:
- Swedish-style massage for warm-up and relaxation
- Petrissage (kneading) for deep tissue on larger muscle groups
- Compression for tendon and muscle release
- Tapotement (rhythmic striking) for nerve distraction
- Vibration for nerve distraction and muscle release
- Friction for adhesions and scar-tissue release
- Gliding to lengthen muscles and relax nervous system
- Stretching (Active and Passive)
- Percussion for large muscle groups like your back and thighs
- Trigger points release to release knots
What Workshop Massage Therapists Offer:
- Your therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan based on what you’ve shared with them.
- Your treatment plan will include specific areas of the body where they’ll be working; the rest of your body will be covered to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.
- At any point, you can tell the therapist what you’re comfortable with and what areas they don’t have your consent to treat. At this time and throughout your treatment, feel free to ask any questions you may have.
- While checking in, your therapist will invite you to communicate by asking how comfortable the pressure of your massage is. If at any time you’re in pain or would like more pressure applied, just let your therapist know.
There are no particular outcomes of a sports massage, but if you just suffered from a sports injury and then got the massage done, you may feel a bit sore or stiff for a day or two. Do not be put off by this as it’s completely normal, and on the third day, you’ll feel significantly healthier. Please provide us with feedback if you’re experiencing more than expected soreness.
In addition to the above, you might also experience:
- Increased Joint Range of Motion
- Personal Well-being
- Reduction in Muscle Tension
- Reduce Muscle Spasms
- Good Night’s Sleep