Our clinic staffs a team of registered massage therapists to relieve aches and pains, reduce tension, and help treat injuries with hands-on muscle manipulation. Like other healthcare professionals, registered massage therapists are regulated.
Registered Massage Therapy includes a wide variety of treatment approaches: Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, visceral, craniosacral, orthopedic, sports, pregnancy, osteopathic, muscle energy, to name a few. There is a core set of techniques in which all RMTs have been trained, but each RMT at Weber Physiotherapy uses an individual style and set of techniques which vary in pressure, depth, style, and post graduate training. Below is an outline of our range of massage therapy techniques that ensure our clients receive the best care possible.
SWEDISH MASSAGE THERAPY
Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles, combined with active and passive movements of joints to increase general body awareness, relaxation, and blood circulation. It is often used initially to warm up tissues in order to perform deeper work.
Neuromuscular Technique treats “trigger points” or specific areas of neural activity to break cycles of spasm and pain. The goal is balance between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system through treatment of dysfunctional biomechanics, postural distortion, lack of blood flow, trigger points, and nerve compression.
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports Massage utilizes specific strokes and stretches 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.
MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
Myo-Fascial Release is a therapy which releases restrictions, adhesions, and lines of tension in the connective tissue layer. Connective tissue connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our entire body, and can store memories of physical trauma. Releasing these restrictions and adhesions allows the client to discharge recurring physical, and, when present, energetic and trauma-based pain. Both cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation tie in strongly with myo-fascial release.
Craniosacral Therapy is a specialized fascial technique which works to free the connective tissue surrounding brain, spinal cord, and surrounding membranes and bones, from restrictions. Fascial (connective tissue) restrictions in the central nervous system, and surrounding structures, that develop from injury or compensation, can be at the core of perpetuating pain and misalignment in the body.
ABOUT WEBER PHYSIOTHERAPY
Weber Physiotherapy Clinic has been part of the Red Deer community since 2001. Owners April and Keith Weber strive to provide their clients with a unique physio experience unlike none other. Starting a clinic that promotes movement and health was the perfect adventure.
Weber Physiotherapy offers an integrated approach that delivers the highest quality care for the assessment, treatment and prevention of sports and recreational injuries. No matter the level of play or the activity of choice, we deliver coordinated care that addresses the root of the problem.