What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with work related stresses, overuse of muscles and many chronic pain conditions. Massage therapy offers pain relief on the site of the discomfort and also holistically treats the nervous, muscular and circulatory systems.

Some different types of massage therapy are:

  • Deep tissue massage therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Sports injury massage / Sports massage
  • Visceral massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Relaxation massages
  • Therapeutic massage therapy
  • Swedish massage technique

Call today to book an appointment with a registered massage therapist Calgary NW. No referral required.

Clean, Safe and Secure

At Market Mall Physiotherapy Calgary NW, your health is our number one priority so we’ve redesigned our clinic and safety protocols to keep you and our team safe.​

  • Appointments required
  • Masks required
  • Staff wears masks
  • Staff gets temperature checks
  • Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits

Common Conditions and Injuries Successfully Treated With Massage Therapy

  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • PCL Injury
  • MCL Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Meniscus Injury
  • ACL Injury
  • Runners Knee
  • Knee Muscle Strain
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Knee Fat Pad Syndrome
  • Osgoode Schlatter’s Disease
  • Multi-ligament knee injury
  • LCL Injury
  • Jumpers Knee
  • Cyclist’s Knee
  • Sore muscle

What are the Benefits to Massage Therapy?

​You may benefit from massage therapy if you suffer from any of the following issues​:

Muscle-Related Neck Pain​

You may have difficulty moving your neck and your muscles may feel strained even when doing minor things like getting out of bed. If your neck pain involves compression of your nerves, you may feel numbness, weakness, or tingling in your arm or hand​.

Muscle-Related Shoulder Pain​

May arise from any of the many muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. A common cause is soreness of the tendon (a cord that attaches a muscle to a bone) in the rotator cuff.​

Lower Back Pain

Pain, muscle tensions, or stiffness localized in the lower pain area below the costal margin and above the gluteal folds. It is defined as chronic when it persists for 12 weeks or more.​​

Meet Our Experienced Massage Therapists

Talk to your massage therapist about your condition and get back to doing what you love… pain-free.

Online Treatment Also Available

Although Video Consultations aren’t a new service, it may be new to you. And you may have some concerns or questions that need to be answered before you start treatment. Consider our no charge video consult where you will get all of your questions answered by a registered physiotherapist.

5 Strengthening Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Consult your massage therapist first if you have any concerns.​

Quad Sets

Sit on the ground or on your bed with your leg straight out. Keep your upper body relaxed. Press the back of your knee down into the bed or the ground while keeping your foot down. Feel the top of your thigh contract. Repeat 10 times.

Hamstring Sets

Lie down on your back and then bend your knee. Next, press your heel into the ground and hold. Relax and repeat 10 times and hold for 5 seconds.

Bridges with Band

While lying on your back, place an elastic band around your knees and pull your knees apart. Hold this and then tighten your lower abdominals, squeeze your buttocks and raise your buttocks off the floor/bed as creating a “Bridge” with your body.

Clam Shells with Band

While lying on your side with your knees bent and an elastic band wrapped around your knees, draw up the top knee while keeping contact of your feet together as shown. Do not let your pelvis roll back during the lifting movement.

Sit to Stand

Start by scooting close to the front of the chair. Next, lean forward at your trunk and reach forward with your arms and rise to standing without using your hands to push off from the chair or other object. Use your arms as a counter-balance by reaching forward when sitting and lower them as you approach standing.

Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

There are many conditions a registered massage therapist can treat. Here are some examples:

  • Muscles strains and sprains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain – upper back and lower back
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Problems associated with pregnancy- during pregnancy and after
  • General stress related muscle tension

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Improved circulation
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Reduction of stress hormones
  • Relaxation
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improved skin tone
  • Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • Heightened mental alertness
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Pain management

A registered massage therapist is a highly trained professional therapist who has trained in an accredited, competency based educational institution and has passed all standardized examinations.

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Market Mall Physiotherapy Calgary NW

  • 4935 40 Ave NW #328,
  • Calgary, AB T3A 2N1, Canada