Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy promotes optimal health with hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. In addition to the therapeutic effect it has on the body, massage provides a great rehabilitation option for soft tissue injuries. As part of your treatment plan, massage therapy can improve physical ability and bodily function.

Benefits of Massage

  • Stress relief and relaxation
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced tension and relief from muscular pain
  • Promoted speedy soft tissue recovery from injury or overuse
  • Improved mobility and flexibility
  • Relief of pain and discomfort related to pregnancy

Conditions Treated with Massage Therapy

  • Arthriti
  • Athletic injuries
  • Bursitis
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • General muscle tension
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Tendonitis

Massage Therapy Treatment

Whether you are dealing with a soft tissue injury, looking for pain relief or massage as a way to alleviate symptoms of stress, massage therapy can be an important part of your treatment plan. By assessing the current condition of your joints and muscles, your massage therapist will be able to improve your health.

You’ll receive a plan that outlines treatment as part of A4A’s Functional Integrated Approach, including how many massage appointments are recommended to help with recovery. The frequency will depend on your needs, but even an occasional massage can be beneficial.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MRT)

MRT is a movement-based massage therapy technique that treats soft tissue issues, including overuse injuries. These injuries can cause your body to produce scar tissue in the affected area, becoming a source of pain. This technique is a great part of a rehabilitation treatment plan. Each MRT session is a combination of assessment and treatment.

What causes these injuries?
Acute conditions like pulls, tears or collisions
Accumulation of small tears or microtrauma
Lack of oxygen or hypoxia

Reduced range of motion
Lost strength or weakness
Tingling or numbness from trapped nerves

MRT is used to treat a variety of conditions including headaches; back, neck and shoulder pain; shin splints; carpal tunnel syndrome; knee problems and tennis elbow. Your assessment at A4A will determine if MRT will be helpful in your recovery.

New to massage therapy at A4A Therapy Clinic? Here’s what you need to know.

Before a massage, try to clear your mind and relax your body as much as possible. For the most comfortable experience, drink plenty of water and limit eating a few hours before your massage. Your massage therapist will use their hands to apply pressure to your body to help promote relaxation and pain relief.

A4A’s Functional Integrated Approach to Rehabilitation