Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Have you been on the hunt for a massage therapy near you? Cabot Physiotherapy offers massage in Sydney, NS. Our team guarantees the highest quality of care when it comes to your massage therapy needs. Whether you need to simply relax or require massage therapy as part of injury treatment, our team is able and ready to help.

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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues including: muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain conditions.

In fact, massage therapy has been around for years. The earliest recordings on massage therapy used for medicinal means dates back to 3000 BCE in India. Massage therapy was used by Hindus as part of the Ayurveda medicine system. Later, massage therapy spread across Asia, including into China and Japan. The Greek and Romans also used massage therapy for wellness purposes. Today, the field continues to grow with various scientific research now backing up the beneficial uses of massage therapy.

Massage has many health benefits. The benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Reduces or eliminates pain.
  • Improves joint mobility.
  • Improves circulation.
  • And decreases stress.

Types of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy comes in all shapes and forms. The type of massage therapy you receive depends on you and your situation. Popular and common types include:

Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is often what most people think of when they think of going for a massage. It’s most suitable for individuals who just need to relax and unwind after a stressful day or week. It’s gentle and primarily sticks to more superficial tissues. Although, it can help release muscle knots. This type of massage may include techniques, such as kneading, long and flowing strokes, vibration or tapping, circular motions and passive joint movements.

Deep Tissue Massage

Need a deep tissue massage in Sydney? At Cabot Physiotherapy, our team is experienced in deep tissue massage and corresponding techniques. In comparison to Swedish massage, deep tissue massage involves the use of deeper strokes with more pressure. This is a great option for individuals experiencing chronic problems, like muscle tightness, muscle pain, anxiety, or other muscular symptoms from chronic conditions.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is perfect for those who want to enhance their performance or are bouncing back after a sports injury. A sports massage involves various strokes across the entire body, or it may focus on a particular problem area. Deep pressure is also often used.

Trigger Point Massage

Muscular trigger points are points of pain and tension in a muscle. These spots can become very painful and debilitating. Fortunately, trigger point massage can help release them. A combination of soft and deep strokes are used to relieve these trigger point spots and also to eliminate tension.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage offers a safe and effective way for pregnant women to tackle aches and pains that may come with pregnancy. Often, this type of massage is not recommended for women in their first trimester. However, if you are past this point, prenatal massage may benefit you and help you get through the next few months. This type of massage is very similar to Swedish massage, but it is specific to pregnant women.

Your First Massage Appointment: What To Expect

At your first massage appointment, we aim to put your mind at ease as soon as you step foot into our clinic and before. As such, we like to provide a brief overview of what you can expect at your first massage session.

Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes before your appointment time. This will give you ample time to fill out the corresponding paperwork. Our patient intake forms help us ensure that we can help you in the best way possible. You will need to answer questions regarding your past health history and your current situation.

At the time of your massage therapy appointment, your therapist will come and bring you to the massage therapy room. They will discuss your forms and health history with you, as well as your reason for coming into our clinic.

Your registered massage therapist will then leave the room to allow you to undress and get under the table covers. Before coming back into the room, they will knock to ensure you are ready. From there, they may use a variety of techniques to address your chief complaint.

Don’t be shy about communicating with your massage therapist! If something doesn’t feel right or pain occurs, let them know. They will be happy to adjust. At the end of the day, we want you to be happy with our services. Your health comes first and we want to ensure you feel comfortable.

Providing You With the Best Massage in Sydney, NS

At Cabot Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy Clinic our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) provide the highest standard of care in their field and are subject to the training and competency requirements of the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia. With us, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best in massage therapy protocols and treatment.

Our RMTs are a key component of our multidisciplinary team and will help you achieve your health and well-being goals by developing a treatment plan to suit your specific needs. Our highly trained therapists are enthusiastic, compassionate and most importantly, love what they do!

Contact Us: 902-562-1502

Are you ready to experience the benefits of massage therapy? Book your appointment with us today. Uncover how massage therapy can help you achieve your health and wellness goals or help you recover from a recent injury. Contact our team today. We look forward to seeing you soon!