July 24, 2024

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What You Need To Know About Massage Therapy Vancouver

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What You Need To Know About Massage Therapy Vancouver

Boulevard Wellness is an integrated Vancouver massage therapy clinic that offers a wide range of treatments by skilled, technical, registered massage therapists (RMTs).

Massage Therapy Vancouver is a way to treat muscle aches and pains in a variety of ways, including: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, craniosacral, visceral, orthopedic, sports, osteopathy, pregnancy, and muscle energy, among others.

While all RMTs have been trained in a core set of techniques, each RMT at Broadway Wellness has their own style and set of techniques with varying pressures, depths, styles, and postgraduate training.

Take a moment to read the biographies of each therapist to get a better idea of how they treat patients.

Therapies That Involve Massage

We offer a wide selection of massage therapy techniques so that we can provide the best care.

The Swedish Therapy of Massage

The Swedish Massage method combines long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on muscles’ more superficial layers, while also working on the body’s mobility. A warm up is typically done initially before deeper work can be performed.

Methods of Neuromuscular Therapy

Using the Neuromuscular Technique, you break cycles of spasm and pain by treating ‘trigger points’ or specific neural regions. By treating dysfunctional biomechanics, postural distortion, lack of blood flow, trigger points, and nerve compression, we will achieve balance between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.

Physiotherapy For Athletes

Massage for sports involves specific strokes and stretches designed to boost performance and physical conditioning, reducing the risk of injury and pain. This enhances endurance and flexibility both before and after training or competitions. In many cases, deep tissue massage is focused on specific muscle groups that are used during athletic activity. To reduce soreness, classical Swedish massage techniques can be complemented by trigger point release, compression, and neuromuscular techniques.

Everything you need to know about deep tissue and Swedish massage.

Is Myofascial Release Therapy Effective?

Through Myo-Fascial Release, tension, adhesions, and restrictions in the connective tissue layer are released. Our entire body is composed of connective tissue, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and organs. These tissues are capable of storing memories of physical trauma. The client is able to release recurring physical and, if present, energetic and trauma-related pain by releasing these restrictions and adhesions. The combination of cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation strongly links with myofascial release.

A Cranial Sacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy consists of a specialized fascial technique that stretches connective tissues around the brain and spinal cord, along with surrounding membranes and bones.

Pain and misalignment in the body can be perpetuated by fascial restrictions (connective tissue restrictions) within the central nervous system and underlying structures.

As the nerves relay signals to the brain from the point of injury/imbalance, they play a crucial role in healing. By gently manipulating the bones that support the nervous system, craniosacral therapy allows the therapist to clear, unravel and rewire the message in order to optimize its effectiveness. The skeletal alignment of the spine as well as changes in the cerebral spinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord may cause blockages.

Health professionals worldwide are recognizing Craniosacral Therapy as an effective treatment modality for improving overall body functioning, treating ear infections, managing chronic pain, treating migraine headaches, treating depression, treating dyslexia, resolving migraine headaches, and treating a wide range of conditions including migraine headaches, tension headaches, ear infections, and chronic pain.).

Manipulation Of The Viscera

As a form of fascial manipulation, visceral manipulation focuses on loosening restricted tissue surrounding organs affected by injury, trauma, or compensation. It is designed for its internal structures and organs to move smoothly around each other as it moves, maintaining their shape and function along the way. Injuries or imbalances can affect this harmony when tissue adhesion occurs or when abnormal tones occur, restricting healthy movement and creating issues for the muscles, membranes, fascia, and bones alike. Chronic pain can result from these patterns, as can postural misalignment and organ dysfunction. When the organs of the body are structurally bound, or if their function is not optimal, visceral manipulation is used.