The standard 9-5 job can force you to sit in a static position for long periods of time. Although you are allowed to take several breaks throughout the day, those breaks won’t be enough over the long-term. Your arms, neck, shoulders, back, and hips will be stressed and in need of flexibility. Do these stretching exercises on your break if space and privacy allows.
Sit with back straight in your chair. Take a deep breath and move your shoulders up towards your earlobes while inhaling. Hold for ten seconds or more without stressing yourself and exhale. While exhaling, release your shoulder blades together and down the spine. Repeat the shrugs twenty times.
Sit with your back straight in your chair or stand up tall and straight. Lean your head to the right side and drop your right ear down towards your right shoulder. Don't touch your ear to the shoulder. Maintain the distance of about four inches between your shoulder and ear. Hold the position for about fifteen seconds and bring your head back up. Repeat the same for the left side. Do this on both sides for 3 or 4 minutes.
Turn your head to the right and try to look over your shoulder. Hold the position for ten seconds then back to the front. Repeat for the left side. Do it a couple of times on each side.
Seated Toy Soldier
Sit straight and tall in your chair and raise your right arm all the way up towards the ceiling. Straighten your left leg out and raise it up as you bring your right arm down. Try to touch your left foot. Even if you aren't able to touch your foot, hold the position for 5-8 seconds and come back to your normal seated position. Repeat the same for each side at least five times.
Sit comfortably at your desk and extend one leg straight out. Roll or move your foot from the ankle and use it to write your name in the air. If you are okay with the stretch, write your name multiple times. Bring your leg back to the seated position and repeat for the left side. Repeat the same exercise at least ten times with each foot.
Simple Knee Press
While sitting in your chair, place your right ankle on your left knee. Now gently press against the right knee a few times. Repeat the same with your left knee. Do it about five minutes for each side.
Stand up behind your chair and hold the back for support. Raise your heels off the floor until you are standing on your toes. Slowly lower yourself back to the floor. Do three sets of ten calf raises.
Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles? And yet, the feet are the least pampered part of the body. Pampering your feet with physical therapy such as foot reflexology might be just what these hard workers need. Reflexology involves applying pressure to the feet in specific places to elicit a physical change in the body. Having a reflexology session can offer a surprising number of benefits.
Foot massage or reflexology provides instant energy by releasing any blockages that hold back the energy and relieving symptoms from stress and fatigue. Using warm oil with firm strokes can provide a soothing effect on your feet.
2) Good Sleep
Foot reflexology can help release the hormones needed for sleep, improving blood circulation, and relaxing nerves and muscles. This physical therapy focuses on specific acupuncture points promoting sleep and helping to overcome issues with a disturbing nights sleep and insomnia.
3) Improved Blood Circulation
Some people experience cold and numb feet after sitting for long periods such as working at a computer all day. The tingling sensation is experienced because of restrictive footwear and/or blood circulation. Reflexology can help to alleviate circulation problems.
4) Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can increase risk of a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. If you are suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension, it can be controlled with the help of foot reflexology. In order to treat HBP, it is important to massage the solar plexus. This reflex point can be easily located by squeezing each side of your foot.
5) Uplifting Mood
A foot massage can help stimulate the muscles around the feet which reduces stiffness and pain in the ankles or the heels. When your feet are relaxed, you automatically feel better.
6) Alleviates Swelling
Foot reflexology can also help to prevent foot injury and help to recover faster with a present injury. For pregnant women, seniors or others with limited movement capabilities, reflexology can help to move the lymph in the feet and help reduce swelling with this too.
If you are looking for phyysio and foot reflexology give us a call and we will see if we have a mobile therapist in your area.
Getting your first massage can make you feel very self-conscious. That's understandable, but massage therapists have already seen every body type and shape there is out there and their whole focus is to ensure that your first massage is comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable.
Here is what you should know before your very first massage.
Massage stimulates blood circulation in the body. Massage helps to remove toxins out of the body produced by the muscle tissues. During the whole process of washing out the toxic materials, the body needs a lot of water in return. Your massage therapist uses their massage techniques that compress your tissues resulting in flushing of toxins in your bloodstream. These toxins are washed away when you consume water. After your massage, your muscles feel dehydrated due to this flushing process, especially if you didn't consume enough water before the massage. Make sure you hydrate yourself before and after the massage.
Have a Good Shower
A shower opens the pores of your skin and helps your muscles to relax. Doing this a few hours before your appointment is encouraged to increase circulation.
Relax and Meditate
The therapist's job is to work out the tension in your muscles making you feel relaxed and improve your blood circulation. But your job is to remain calm and let the therapist work wonders with their massage techniques. The more you worry, the more you lose the chance of enjoying the massage. Breathe deeply and calmly during massage therapy like you are meditating. This will help your body to get the required oxygen. The rush of oxygen-rich blood through the muscle will make you feel better.
Don't Endure Pain
Let your therapist know if at any time a technique or body part is causing you pain and preventing therapy and relaxation. Your therapist would like to know how you feel during the massage. If the therapist is putting a lot of pressure on a sensitive area, you need to inform them immediately so that they don't hurt you further.
Avoid Getting a Massage on a Full Stomach
Massage manipulates the muscles. The massage therapy will affect your digestive system, specifically in the form or formation of gas. Don't worry if you pass gas during the massage session. It is normal. But you can always avoid such situations by eating light before the session.
We hope that these points have reduced your anxiety and made you comfortable with the thought of getting a massage. If you want to have massage therapy at home, you can book our in-home massage services.
It happens all too often. You spend a little more time on the treadmill or suddenly run a marathon, and you'll feel intense pain in your shins. This pain is called medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or colloquially known as shin splints. Generally, shin pain arises from a combination of three structures:
Luckily, there are countless physiotherapy exercises and home remedies for shin splints that can provide quick relief.
Seated Shin Stretch
As soon as you experience acute pain in your shins, the first thing you must do is find a chair. You can perform this physiotherapy exercise while being seated anywhere. All you have to do is sit on a chair with your back straight. Place and stretch your hurting foot behind the other foot. The toe of the hurting foot should touch the ground. Keeping your toe firmly on the ground, pull the leg forward so that you feel a stretch from the top of your foot through your shins. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds and then take your foot ahead. Repeat the same with the other foot if you are experiencing pain in both your shins.
Note: You can perform the same exercise while you are standing. Keep the other leg grounded to avoid falling.
Kneeling Shin Stretch
The next physiotherapy exercise is simple. Sit down slowly on your heels and avoid sitting between your ankles. Kneel on a flat surface or a mat with the tops of your feet flat on the floor and your buttocks over your heels. Hold for 15 to 20 seconds and sit normally.
Low Lunge Ankle Stretch
Start in a low lunge position with the knee of your hurting leg down and the other foot forward. Keep the heel of the non-hurting leg flat as you take your right knee forward. Continue to take your knee forward as far as you can to feel a stretch in your lower calves. Stay on this side for one minute and then switch sides of both your shins hurt.
Lie down on your back and fold your legs in a way that your feet touch flatly on the ground. Place your heels about hip-distance apart. Place your upper arms and elbows on the floor. Press down the upper arms when you lift your hips. Hold your hips on the air for 15-30 seconds, and perform three sets of 10 hip raises.
Stand on an even and flat surface. With control, lift your heels as high as you can and try to stand on your toes. Hold for about ten seconds and then bring your heels down. Perform three sets of 25 calf raises.
If the pain persists, visit your physiotherapist at the earliest. Your therapist will be able to give you a customized set of stretches and physiotherapy exercises designed to help your specific needs and prevent shin splints in the future.
Did you know that squats are one of the best lower body exercises? It is one of the best exercise therapies regardless of your fitness and core physio goals. Squats can improve your movement patterns, burn a lot of calories, and build your upper body strength. Here are some common squatting mistakes to avoid while doing squats at home.
1) Knees Going Far Ahead
Your knees should go in the same direction as your toes to maintain the knee joint health. Anything else can result in poor mobility due to issues in your lower body. Try sitting back more into the squat position when it happens. Avoid squatting on plates or heel boards that push the knees forward while squatting.
2) Doing Shallow Squats
For maximum thigh development, you need to squat as low as you can till your thighs are 90-degree knee bend. To receive the full benefits of the squats, you need to squat below the level where your thighs will be parallel to the ground. The deeper you squat, the more your glutes and hamstrings have to work. When you do shallow squats, you are reducing the benefits of leg development.
3) Rounding Your Lower Back
A rounded back during exercise can cause serious injury. Ask your trainer and they will help you with suggestions for best positioning and not to round it up. The reason is that you can place undue stress on the intervertebral discs that otherwise act as shock absorbers for your spine.
4) Looking Up Too High
When you look up, you are actually curving the cervical position of the spine which can be another risk factor for disc injury. Look straight in front of you to maintain the perfect position for squatting.
5) Exhaling Too Soon
The rule is to inhale when you squat down and exhale while you come up to your original position. When you hold your breath, it will increase the intra-abdominal pressure that actually makes you stronger as go up. So hold your breath for the time you are in the squatting position and exhale as you come up. Limiting our breath from escaping is essential in order to maintain our spinal stability.
If you are looking for an in-home core physio exercise therapy to help you gain the benefits for your lower and upper body through squats. You may contact InHome Physical Therapist for more information.
If you have ever been in a gym, sports store, or physio clinic, you may have seen a foam roller. Many people don't know the many advantages to using the foam roller.
Foam roller exercise therapy is a physical solution that provides numerous benefits. The therapy is a form of self-massage that can be done either before an exercise session or after the workout to aid muscle recovery. Though the foam roller has benefits that are surprising for many people and even trainers, people still ask if it is a good investment. So we have listed some of the benefits of a foam roller to help you decide if it’s really worth your money for you.
Improved Hamstring Flexibility
Stretching has always been the standard method of decreasing muscle tightness and improving range of motion. The more flexible your muscles are, the more power you produce. A stretched muscle stores more energy. When the muscle is less stretched, it decreases the force output, thus affecting your performance. A foam roller uses the rolling force to improve the performance capability of the flexible tissue.
Good circulation is crucial for overall health. Because blood carries oxygen throughout the body, it is important to have good circulation to avoid a host of problems such as numbness, nerve damage, tissue damage, impaired cognitive ability, and a weak immune system. The myofascial release from the foam roller improves circulation by allowing blood flow in the tight and restricted areas.
The self-myofascial release, induced by the foam roller, reduces the stress hormone called cortisol. When you exercise hard, it leads to tension build-up in your muscles. The rolling force on knots of tension in your muscles with the foam roller will also give your mind a sense of relief, triggering the joy-inducing neurotransmitter dopamine in your brain. The foam roller exercise also helps to generate serotonin - a mood-enhancing hormone in your brain.
Whether you are an athlete or a weekend runner, you may sometimes experience Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). DOMS is related to pain and stiffness in your muscles that can set anywhere in your body after an intense workout. A foam roller reduces the chances of getting sore muscles.
Now that you have a solid understanding of the benefits of a foam roller, you can now decide if it can be a good investment for a physical solution. If you are still confused, you may book an appointment with our physiotherapist for more information or demonstration on how to effectively use the foam roller for your own recovery.
Just imagine training and practicing for years for the sport you love and not being able to perform for the competition due to a minor injury. It can be the worst nightmare for any athlete.
Getting injured is one of the biggest and worst fears that every athlete fears. Injuries can impair your performance, delay training, and affect your pre-planned schedules.
If you want to stay away from the consequences of a sports injury and you want to up your performance, then a sports massage can help! When done right, a sports massage can provide you with many benefits.
Boosts Your Energy
As an athlete you need to work hard day and night. You need to practice regularly, which also means you might miss out on sleep when the competition or game nears. Not sleeping enough, having stress, and working too hard are the energy zappers. Sports massage is great way to relieve tension held in the body and to clear the mind as well. It leaves you stress-free and mentally recharged, thus contributing to better performance.
Benefits the Muscles
Every athlete needs coordination between both body and mind during any sports competition. In terms of body, muscles are the richest benefactors of a massage. When your muscles are relaxed, you are relaxed too. This also results in reduced stress and stabilized blood pressure. Relaxed muscles provide an increase in flexibility and a better range of motion. Massage also releases a brain chemical called endorphins that boosts dopamine and serotonin levels. These hormones tend to help you physically as well as mentally throughout your practice and competition.
High volume training sessions and competitions usually lead to increased muscle tension. For an athlete to achieve optimal performance, they must exhibit a high degree of flexibility demanded by the sport. Muscle tension and muscle knots can be the obstacles for the flexibility of the muscle. Sports massage therapy stretches the muscle fibers and eliminates the knots, promoting and maintaining flexibility. Overlooking muscle tightness can cause a permanent imbalance in the muscles.
Lack of sleep can leave you feeling groggy and increase the levels of the energy-zapping stress hormone called cortisol. Sports massage decreases the levels of cortisol and increases the levels of serotonin (a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness) which produces melatonin (a sleep-promoting hormone).
Do you know how important is it to correct your overall posture? A straight and flexible spine has the potential to provide you with lifelong wellness. But today, many people start experiencing the negative effects of poor posture at an early stage because they don’t perform exercises to improve their posture.
A good posture comes from a strong core. The classic plank exercise lights up a multitude of muscles in your core all at once. When this exercise is done correctly, it strengthens several abdominal muscles, shoulders, and back. Practice with palms lined up with shoulders and feet and legs together.
Crunch with Twist
This type of exercise works better for your abs and obliques. Lie on your back with your knees bent and place feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head. While exhaling, lift your right shoulder off the floor, rotating towards the left. Rotate towards the center. Then while inhaling, lower your shoulder back to the floor. Repeat the same on the other side.
Dumbbell Side Bends
Although the exercise includes dumbbells, you can use cans of soup if you don’t have dumbbells. Stand with your feet wide apart, equivalent to shoulder’s width. Slowly bend to one side and return to the starting position. Repeat the same for the other side.
For good posture you need to strengthen your back. Lie down on your tummy, extend your arms straight above your head. Keep your head in line with your spine and gently lift your shoulders as far off the floor as possible. At the end return back to the position.
Pilates is an exercise that is essential for dance students. This move can help with a proper sitting posture. Begin with lying down on your tummy on the floor with arms straight over your head. Lift your left arm and right leg, and keep the elbow and knees straight. Lower your limbs back to the starting position and repeat with the other side.
Reverse Dumbbell Fly
This exercise helps to strengthen the upper back. Use two weights and hold one in each hand with palms facing each other. With your feet shoulder width apart, bend slightly forward at the waist and loosen up the knees. Raise your head up with eyes facing forward along with your arms to your sides until they are parallel with the floor. Slowly lower your arms and go back to the original position.
Seated Dumbbell Row
This exercise involves strengthening of the upper and the middle back. Sit on a chair and hold a light weight in each hand. Keep your palms facing each other, close to your body. Bend forward slightly from the waist and squeeze your shoulder blades together. At the same time, move your elbows behind you. Pause before slowly lowering the weights to your start position.
Back pain, whether lower, middle, or upper back, is a common problem that can interfere with your daily work or your personal life. Up to 80% of the population experience back pain at some point in their lives. The human back is composed of a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, tendons, disks, and spine. Problems with any of these components can lead to back pain. Fortunately, there are a variety of home treatment options available for back pain. So here are some home remedies to help you get relief from chronic back pain.
Find Activities That Alleviate Your Mood
Ongoing pain can affect your mood and your sleep. However, a short walk, yoga, or water exercise can often help to alleviate back pain. Exercise can help loosen your muscle and release endorphins which are the brain’s natural painkillers.
Use Heat and Cold Therapy
Heat and cold are effective ways to get relief from back pain.
Ice packs are beneficial to use, especially if your back pain is due to an injury. An ice pack is designed to relieve pain by providing a numbing effect from sudden, intense back pain. The pack relaxes the inflamed tissues in your back.
A heating pad relieves you from stiffness or achy muscles. Make sure to test the temperature of the heating pad before applying it on your back. Choose the temperature you will be comfortable with. Take care that you don't burn your skin. If a heating pad is not available, you can always use a hot water bottle or a heated cloth.
Stretch Your Hamstrings
Tight hamstrings, located on the backside of your thighs, are often an overlooked contributor to back pain. When these muscles are too tight, your lower back and sacroiliac joints will be stressed, which can lead to more pain. Stretching your hamstrings twice daily along with other gentle stretching exercises can help you get relief.
Wearing shoes that do not fit or offer much support can put strain on your back muscles, legs, and neck. For instance, high heels can throw off your body’s alignment which leads to lower back pain. Wearing shoes which are very flat can add strain on the feet and back as well. Wear proper footwear when you exercise as your lower body might not bear the strain well otherwise.
Fortunately, massage therapy can provide substantial healing and pain relief for people suffering from back pain problems. There are many studies that suggest massage therapy helps to treat lower back pain. It also provides;
Researchers have clinically proven that massage therapy can reduce the symptoms of widespread and debilitating conditions. Book an appointment with our therapist and be open about your problem and potential causes for your lower back pain.
Post-operative pain, swelling, and bruising are a normal part of the recovery process following knee surgery, but, some patients find the pain and discomfort to be an obstacle to their daily activities. Educating yourself about the pain prior to the surgery can reduce your fears and help you manage your expectations. So, here are some tips to help you deal with pain after the surgery.
The average recovery time taken for knee surgery is six months to a year. The surgery itself takes a toll on the body. The knee is the biggest, most complex, and nerve-rich joint in the body. When the knee is overused, it will react sharply, causing discomfort and pain. You cannot expect to resume your daily activities within four to five days after the surgery. Rest is an important aspect during the recovery process. Trying to be active before the completion of the advised rest period can cause both pain and swelling. Resting for a period of time with some prescribed exercises can contribute to your recovery.
Ice can help reduce pain when combined with medications. Make sure you rest while you are icing. You can fill bags with iced water and gently wrap around your knee. If ice or compression bags are not available, you can use gel packs and keep them in your freezer. During your recovery, you may need to change the ice packs regularly.
After your surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will most likely prescribe pain medications. Pain causes swelling, which can interfere with your healing and your recovery progress. It is essential to follow the instructions exactly as advised by your surgeon.
Elevate Your Legs
It is suggested that you elevate your legs as much as you can. Raising your legs means lifting your legs higher than your hips. You can use rolled blankets and pillows to prop under your knee and ankles. Elevating your legs reduces the amount of blood flow that can reduce the amount of pain where you knee is swollen.
Physical therapy is an important part of rehab. The exercises recommended by your physiotherapist will help you walk, climb stairs, and return to regular activities sooner. your therapist will use various treatment and exercises to help you build muscle, improve blood flow, and this can decrease the pain and improve your overall functional mobility.
From casual jogging to competitive sports, nearly all athletic endeavors carry a risk of injury. Some injuries are inevitable, depending on the sport such as muscle strains, ligament tears, and possible dislocations. These injuries have sidelined many athletes for games and seasons.
The way you handle these injuries will determine how fast you recover and also the likelihood of re-injuring. The best way to cope with sports injuries is physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy can provide you with multiple benefits in order to facilitate your rehabilitation process.
If you recently suffered from a sports injury, you can benefit from physical therapy. Chronic sports injuries can take a long time if left untreated. Trained physical therapists will ask you about your activity level before treating your injury. They develop a personalized program to help you regain your active lifestyle. Regular sessions of physical therapy will help you streamline your comeback.
Chronic sports injuries cause more pain and discomfort. Pain management is an essential part of physical therapy. The therapy is highly effective for all types of chronic injuries. Physical therapy strengthens muscles and the strength can help alleviate chronic pain.
Prevents Falls and Improves Balance
In addition to increasing your general mobility, physical therapy can be crucial if you need to improve your balance. A therapist will assess your fall risks and provide you with suitable exercises to improve your balance. They will help you go through maneuvers to manage the feelings of vertigo and dizziness.
Its common to lose some degree of function and movement when you are injured. Therapy can also go a long way to help improve mobility and strengthen weakened body parts caused by the injury. A physical therapist can work with you to strengthen your body and improve core strength. A customized set of exercises can be provided that will help you recover faster.
Prevents a Future Injury
A physical therapist will make sure to build up your flexibility, your strength, and your coordination. By helping you build the core muscles you become less susceptible to accidents. Your therapist will be able to recognize the areas of the body that have muscular and skeletal weaknesses.
Physical therapy comes with a lot of benefits that can not only relieve you of current symptoms but also provide you with long term benefits. If you have suffered from an injury, you owe it to yourself to try physical therapy.
With arthritis comes joint pain. By changing some simple habits anyone can make small changes to for big impact over time. Not sure where to start? Let us help you by outlining some tips that you can instill in your daily life to deal with arthritis.
1. Reduce Stress
Negative stress has never been beneficial to anyone. In terms of health, stress exacerbates the symptoms of arthritis. Many people have felt the joint pain worse because their muscles tense up due to stress. So reduce stress to minimize arthritis symptoms.
2. Get Organized
Organize yourself and your home. Create a special place for your medical documents, analysis of results and treatment update in your home. Write on a chart the number of visits to the doctor, levels of pain experienced and medications.
3. Anticipate and Take Precautions
Prevention is the key. You need to get ahead of the pain. Be prepared and anticipate the pain before it occurs. Once the pain begins, it may be difficult to control it. Many people report having pain while waking up in the morning or after exercising. Take a pain med before bed or before exercising. Consult your doctor before taking pain-relieving medications.
4. Be Creative with Exercise
You can exercise every day while playing with your dog or use a yoga video. Pay attention to the benefits of exercise on your body. Decide the type of exercise that suits you and your body. Make sure you move around as much as possible during the day rather than resting most of the time. Pushing yourself too hard while exercising can put your joint injury at risk and increase your pain as well. You may choose exercise therapy under the guidance of a therapist.
5. Snack Every Three Hours
You blood sugar drops if you do not eat for more than three hours. You need to consume a healthy snack if your arthritis is sapping your energy away. Fruit is some of the best snacks to eat for blood glucose.
6. Take Supplements
Healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are the best way to get proper nourishment for your body, but it is advised by many to include multivitamins and supplements as well.
7. Simplify Household Chores
Make sure that you simplify your household chores to reduce unnecessary stress on your joints.
8. Walk Barefoot
Most shoes increase force exerted on the knees more than when going barefoot. If possible, try going without them and see if there is benefit for your joints.
9. Control Weight Gain
Being overweight or obese can be the cause of your aching knees too. Some weight loss may make a difference to your joint pain.
10. Get Good Sleep
Sleep is surely a challenge for people with arthritis, as joint pain can wake them up in the middle of the night. Lack of sleep combined with arthritis pain can create a vicious circle. Talk to your doctor to know how to control the arthritis pain. Better management of the pain will help you sleep better.
If you are stressed try massage therapy for relaxation. Book an appointment with InHome Physical Therapy. We provide in-home services to people located in Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax.
Do you know that an estimated 2.7 millions of Canadians suffer from headaches and migraines? The reason for this disorder can vary. The disorder can be debilitating and typically results from high-stress levels or lack of sleep. Most people often treat the headaches with over-the-counter or prescription medications. These treatments are surely effective but can be a temporary solution for a chronic problem.
Massage therapy has shown to be effective in treating tension headaches and migraine. Here are some benefits that massage therapy offers for your headaches.
The pressure created by the massage by a professional improves the circulation of blood. The blood flow in congested areas smoothens when new blood flows in. It helps to flush lactic acid out of the muscles. The improved circulation of the lymph fluid carries metabolic waste away from muscles. It also helps to reduce high blood pressure and improve the overall function of the body.
The general effects of massage influence the hormones and neurotransmitters that control mood. Stress can be one of the causes for your headache. The therapy triggers an increase in endorphins and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. This helps to promote relaxation. Massage encourages the release of serotonin which brings positive effects. Dopamine and oxytocin are also elevated by massage.
Decreases Pain from Trigger Points
Trigger points are a type of massage therapy which targets areas of the muscles that have contracted and formed small, fibrous nodules. Pressing these points can produce pain in other areas. Trigger points are very tender to touch and also refer pain to other parts of the body. Massage therapy can help decrease the pain.
Relieves Muscle Tension
Tension headaches travel up to the back of the head and into the eye. Loosening the muscles at the base of the skull (suboccipital) can relieve the tension headaches. Massage therapy can help loosen tight muscles and tight bands on the tissue. Massage focuses on tense areas to release knots, tightness, and tension in the muscles of your neck and back.
Fewer Disruptions in Sleep
Sleep is an important aspect of well-being and health. Worries about financial problems, or stressful issues may hinder our quality of sleep. Regular massage sessions can help you relax by decreasing depression and anxiety levels. The release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, can help you feel calm and provide sound sleep. Not only it releases the brain chemicals but also reduces fatigue providing overall relaxation to the body. Massage therapy has also shown to decrease the frequency and duration of migraines.
One of the most exciting things about massage therapy is that it is a non-pharmacological treatment for headaches. Massage therapy is a treatment that is safe and effective. If you suffer from a chronic condition like headaches or migraines, book an appointment with us, we provide massage therapy in Edmonton.
Rehabilitation from an injury can be a tiring and frustrating process. Any injury caused by a sport or a physical activity can cause discomfort. While recovering from these injuries, you need to seek help from a trained physiotherapists or sports rehabilitation specialists. The main purpose of rehabilitation is to strengthen and restore the flexibility of the injured body part. There are many benefits - From encouraging circulatory movement and relaxing muscles to pumping oxygen to tissues and vital organs. Implementing a proper rehabilitation process under the guidance of a certified rehabilitation massage therapist can provide you with lots of benefits. Let’s outline the reasons why you should choose a rehabilitation massage therapist.
Nearly all massage therapists can get basic qualifications to get certified. But you should consider their experiences while choosing the right massage therapist. A licensed and experienced massage therapist can provide effective treatment for various ailments and conditions.
Has Knowledge and Training
Massage therapists are trained in several different modalities. Each modality specializes in a particular treatment. They can apply different kinds of techniques and treatments to cure your health issues.
A rehabilitation massage therapist is trained in deep-tissue massage or other modalities aimed to ease muscular stress and tension.
Provides Pre-Massage Consultation
Massage therapists for rehabilitation are generally well-trained in conducting pre-massage consultations. A massage consultation lets the therapist know about your problems so that he may apply the optimum techniques to suit your need. The therapist will ask you questions about your medical history and personal health goals as a part of your consultation. Attending the consultation after your sessions will help your therapist to track your progress and define targets for your plan of action.
Rehabilitation massage therapist offers options during the session. The therapist offers flexibility in their services. You can ask the therapist to increase/ decrease the pressure applied during the session. You may also get a home massage or at the clinic itself. Discuss your preferences and choices with your therapist to get personalized service.
Considers Recovery and End Results
The therapist will go through your medical history. They will plan in detail about the techniques that can help you to recover faster. The therapist will examine the area and determine the pressure to be applied while keeping in mind the pain points of the injury. The therapists will also recommend how often you should receive the therapy and give referrals as needed. A rehabilitation therapist will know the boundaries of their techniques on your injury. If the injury is outside their scope of practice, they will recommend you to a doctor depending on the condition.
If you have an injury and looking for a massage therapy, contact us to book an appointment. InHome Physical Therapy would provide you with expert recommendations and optimal results through home massages in Calgary.