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Therapeutic Massage

Overview

Therapeutic massage involves hands-on manipulation of myofascial soft tissues to treat muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints to optimize health and movement. Performed by a skilled practitioner, the stimulation of circulatory, muscle, and nervous systems has a profoundly therapeutic healing effect on the body.

Benefits

The Sacred Body promotes the transformational benefits massage can achieve. Through hands-on treatment in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, remedial massage, myofascial release, sports massage, and visceral manipulation, our skilled practitioner manipulates soft tissues to help improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and soreness, relieve stress, release scar tissue, improve posture, and increase joint flexibility.

A pre-treatment kit will be handed out about 2 weeks before the appointment to ensure best and safest results. Please book a peel consultation, available in the online booking, before booking your first peel, and let’s discuss if this treatment can benefit you.

To address uneven skin coloring and acne the peels may be best done in a series, where you come in every second week.

Book Today

To make your appointment for a Revelstoke therapeutic massage treatment, click the button below to book online or call 250-814-7152 today.

 

Direct Applications

Conditions that respond well to massage therapy include:

  • Anxiety, depression, and stress-related issues
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Dislocations, fractures and edema
  • Inflammatory conditions (i.e. arthritis, bursitis)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Musculo-skeletal aches, pains, and imbalances
  • Neck pain induced headaches and migraines
  • Pain management
  • Pregnancy-related discomfort
  • Respiratory conditions (asthma, emphysema, etc.)
  • Sports-injury prevention

Swedish Relaxation Massage

Overview

Swedish massage utilizes a system of long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the superficial muscle layers along with active and passive joint movements to increase relaxation, blood circulation, and general body awareness. Developed in 1812 by Pehr Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm, the Swedish method has grown to become the world’s most popular form of full body massage.

People not used to receiving massages may prefer this approach for its gentler form when compared to many other deep-kneading tissue manipulation techiques. Used primarily for relaxation, Swedish massage is also applied therapeutically to warm up tissues in preparatoin for deeper work.

Benefits

Besides the blissful experience, Swedish massage promotes mind and body relaxation, calms the nervous system, reduces tension and anxiety, improves blood circulation, relieves muscle cramps and pain, and may even help relieve the pain of arthritis and sciatica.

Other benefits may include dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improvement in circulation to help regulate bodily functions, promote cell growth, and enhance organ function.

People not used to receiving massages may prefer this approach for its gentler form when compared to many other deep-kneading tissue manipulation techiques. Used primarily for relaxation, Swedish massage is also applied therapeutically to warm up tissues in preparatoin for deeper work.

Book Today

To schedule a Revelstoke Swedish massage session for yourself or as a gift for someone special, click the button below to book online or call 250-814-7152 today.

Sports Massage Therapy

Overview

Sports massage therapy is used to enhance athletic performance, prevent injury, and improve recovery time. Unlike the whole-body experience of relaxation massage, sports massage focuses on warming up the body and maintenance of problem areas. A no-nonsense treatment involving trigger point stimulation and stretching of tight areas, it’s common for infrequent users to experience minor soreness the day after a proper sports massage.

Recreational and professional athletes of all levels rely on massage as an indispensable component of training. When used regularly in training regimens, sports massage therapy reduces risk of injury from overtraining, maintains range of motion, and improves recovery time after extended periods of exertion.

With sports massage employed to enhance performance and prevent injury, elite athletes typically receive treatment on event days and regularly throughout training programs. In some disciplines, sports message may take place right before an event, between same-day events, and post-event warm down. For serious amateur athletes or regular gym-goers, once every one or two weeks is recommended. For people doing regular light exercise, one treatment every three or four weeks is often helpful.

As the therapist typically employs movement-based techniques while working on injuries and restoring range of motion, we recommend wearing loose-fitting shorts and a t-shirt/sports bra to your session.

Benefits

Sports massage employs stretches and specific stroke techniques to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with less chance of injury and pain. It increases endurance and flexibility both before and after events or workouts. It often involves deep tissue massage, targeted specifically at the muscles used in athletic activities. It can combine classical Swedish style with trigger point release, compression, and neuromuscular techniques to reduce soreness.

Recognized benefits include:

  • Increased joint range motion
  • flushing toxins from the body
  • Improved lymphatic and blood circulation
  • Improved muscle balance
  • Decreased muscle tension and spasms
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Improved sleep

This technique is suitable for athletes and non-athletes alike. Raligning muscles and connective tissues, sports massage treats chronic/persistant pain in backs, shoulders, necks, and restricted ranges of motion.

Book Today

To schedule a Revelstoke Swedish massage session for yourself or as a gift for someone special, click the button below to book online or call 250-814-7152 today.