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We offer wide variety of treatments and techniques that will help you with relieving your pain. Our therapists are all registered with their respective organizations and are highly trained to give you the best treatment you deserve. We are a multi-disciplinary wellness clinic in St. Albert that offers Massage Therapy, Manual Osteopathic Therapy and Acupuncture.
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Deep Tissue / Therapeutic Massage
Used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains
Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in your body by using firm pressure and slow, deliberate strokes. People who suffer from chronic pain, high blood pressure, or muscle injury and overuse tend to benefit most from deep tissue massage. Deep tissue technique uses slower, deeper strokes. The massage professional may even use specially designed massage tools or their elbow in certain areas to apply pressure. Be sure to communicate openly with your massage therapist about the pressure they’re using and your comfort level. Some pain is to be expected, but it should be manageable and should never feel like you’re “bracing” your muscles. Deep tissue massage helps to break up scar tissue, which is often the cause of continuous pain and stiffness after surgery.
Relaxation / Swedish Massage
Promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension
Swedish massage uses a system of long gliding strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles, generally in the direction of blood flow towards the heart and sometimes combined with active and passive movements of the joints. It is used to promote general relaxation, improve circulation and range of motion, and relieve muscle tension. Swedish massage, like many other types of massage, has many benefits that not only provide positive physical changes, but mental and emotional changes, as well. Stress and pain relief, increased circulation, relaxation, and complementary alternative medicine are just some of the benefits that come with regular Swedish massage. If you are in need of one or more of these benefits, visiting a certified, experienced Swedish massage therapist may help bring you closer to overall health and happiness.
Hot Stone Massage
Melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, increase circulation
Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils where the therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply. Used as an extension of the therapist’s hands, the use of massage stones induces deep relaxation and provides a unique experience many find to be tremendously calming and centering. With hot stone massage, tension melts away as a result of heat, allowing your massage therapist to access deeper layers of muscle. This results in a relaxation of muscle tension that accompanies a host of other benefits including: Improved circulation Increased metabolism Chronic pain relief Fewer muscle spasms Improved joint flexibility Improved mood.
Myofascial Cupping Massage
Increases blood circulation where the cups are placed
IIt involves placing silicon cups on the skin to create suction. The suction may assist recovery with increased blood flow in the area. It increases blood circulation in the area by attracting new cells to that area to improve and repair so the recovery process is faster.
Help reduce stress, decrease symptoms of depression
*Due to increased risk associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, we only offer massage after 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting mothers. Specially-designed massage tables, cushions, and side-lying postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen. Massage is an important part of prenatal care. It not only relieves pregnancy discomfort, but it also allows your body to do what is necessary in order to keep you and your baby healthy. Here are a few things a prenatal massage can do for you: Reduce stress; Relieve back, neck, and head pain; Reduce swelling; Alleviate cramps; Lessen stress on weight-bearing joints; Improve sleep quality; Encourage blood and lymph circulation; Minimize anxiety and depression associated with hormones.
Promotes wellness, alleviates pain and treats various mental, physical and emotional conditions.
Acupuncture is considered a safe treatment as long as it is performed by a qualified practitioner, such as the acupuncturist at Healing Point Massage Therapy. It is an alternative to pharmaceutical treatments, is non-toxic and adverse reactions are minimal. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes over 100 conditions that acupuncture can be used to treat.
Your acupuncturist will start by taking a comprehensive health history in order to gain a complete understanding of your health. This will allow them to create an individualized treatment plan for you, and let you know what to expect. With your consent, you will receive an acupuncture treatment on the first visit, and a personalized treatment plan and schedule. Treatment may include acupuncture and other associated modalities including: cupping, guasha, tuina, moxibustion and electroacupuncture.
Acupuncture can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions.
• Pain (headaches, migraines, TMJD, gout, colic, tramatic and post-op pain)
• Neurological (neuralgia, strokes, Bell’s palsy, insomnia)
• Respiratory (allergic thinitis, tonsillitis, asthma)
• Digestive (epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, cholecystitis)
• Urogenital (urinary retention, prostatitis, UTIs, sexual disorders
• Gynaecological and Obstetric (dysmenorrhea, PMS, infertility)
• Cardiovascular (hypotension/hypertension, angina pectoris)
• Mental & Emotional (depressions, addiction, schizophrenia)
• Pediatric (diarrhea, convulsions, paroxysmal cough)
• Skin (herpes zoster, neurodermatitis, acne vulgaris)
Tuina is a Chinese therapeutic massage technique that promotes circulation in patients. Practitioners often with it in conjunction with acupuncture to treat various conditions, particularly muskoskeletal.
Electroacupuncture is a treatment when an acupuncturist further stimulates the acupuncture points in a patient by stimulating the needles with an electric current.
Guasha utilizes a smooth-edged instrument that is pressed firmly along the skin’s surface. This stimulates oxygenation of the tissues and breaks up any stagnation.
Positively impacts the nervous, circulatory, & lymphatic systems, to improve body function & overall health
*Canada Life DOES NOT recognize therapist’s registration number at this time.*
Direct billing is not available for this service. You will be given a receipt for insurance reimbursement. Please check your insurance if Osteopathy is covered.
Please book at least 45 minutes if this is your first time booking a Manual Osteopathic Therapy.
Manual Osteopathic Therapy uses hands-on skills for investigation and treatment of body dysfunctions. Therapist treats the client’s body as a whole to help balance the body and release restrictions so that the body can heal on its own. The whole body is examined and mechanical disruptions are treated whether symptoms exist or not. It realign tissue in a gentle, noninvasive way in order to reverse the body of the stresses which are the original cause of pain. A treatment usually involves active movement from the client, with gentle stretching and positioning from the therapist. What separates this treatment from similar professions is that the body is treated as a whole unit, a complete structure, rather than isolating the problem to one joint or muscle.
Manual Osteopathic Therapy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions.
• Chronic/unresolved pain
• foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
• upper and lower back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
• hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
• headaches, migraines, concussion
• tennis and golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel and repetitive use injuries
• postural problems due to pregnancy, sports injury, driving or work strain
• digestive issues, urinary, respiratory or menstrual pain • sports injury treatment
• pre and post pregnancy aches and pains
• spinal decompression
• insomnia, sleep disturbance or energy issues
• jaw dysfunction