Calgary Massage Therapy
During massage therapy, a trained and certified professional uses varying degrees of pressure and movements on the skin to manipulate the soft tissues on the body that include muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connecting tissues. It’s considered to be a part of integrative medicine and is increasingly used as a standard treatment for a multitude of medical conditions such as heart diseases, stomach problems, and fibromyalgia. In addition to that, massage therapy is known for its effective treatment for reducing tension in the muscles, alleviating pain, relieving stress, inducing relaxation, promoting faster tissue healing, and nourishing the skin.
Contact our Calgary health centre to see how massage therapy can help you with pain management or injury recovery.
Meet With Our Trained Calgary Therapist
Divergent Health massage therapists are registered and have over 2000 hours experience. We are highly trained in sports injuries and complex cases.
The massage therapy procedures offered include: myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques, biomechanics, joint mobilization, trigger-point therapy, deep tissue, and fascial stretching. In addition to that, Divergent Health is one of the very few clinics in Western Canada that offer a highly specialized procedure, RAPID NFR, in Calgary.
Together with our team at Divergent Health, we can help you live a pain-free life! Our clinicians have certification and experience in:
How Does Massage Therapy Work?
Massages cause two major types of physiological changes in the body that not only promote healing but also alleviate pain and reduce stress.
The relaxation response is a state that the body reaches during gentle massages. In this state, your breathing and heart rate slows down, blood pressure decreases, the amount of stress hormones being released by the body decrease, muscles relax, and the production of serotonin—the ‘feel-good’ hormone of the body—increases. With all this combined, the relaxation response has the potential to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue. In addition to that, problems in the body caused by psychological and digestive disorders are also reduced.
On the other hand, the mechanical responses of the body during massages cause an increase in lymph and blood circulation. Massages physically manipulate the soft tissues in the body, resulting in proper blood circulation, which helps deliver vital nutrients and oxygen to different parts of the body. Massage therapy also helps relax muscles preventing contractions and muscle spasms. The mechanical response also helps reduce waste products from the body and reduces swelling.
Call our Calgary clinic at 587-325-0253 or book an appointment with our Massage Therapist for chronic pain or injury management.