Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have been using massage to treat muscle pain, reduce inflammation and tension, and enhance wellbeing. Nowadays, there are various types of massage, from deep tissue orthopedic massage to sports massage. Today’s massage therapists combined traditional massage techniques with current knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Massage therapy is often a very valuable adjunct to physiotherapy.
Most of our Calgary Panther Sports Medicine clinics offer the services of professional, registered massage therapists. Massage may be part of your injury or illness treatment plan, or you are always welcome to book a massage appointment as a standalone treatment. Every person’s issues are unique, and we tailor our massage treatments to your needs.
Our goal is always to provide you with the highest quality of personalized care. Our massage therapists keep up-to-date on the latest physiological research, particularly related to using massage to treat pain and disease. Our clinics are warm and comfortable so you can feel at ease and relax during your treatment.
We often think of massage therapy as a technique for relaxing the muscles, but massage does so much more! Our trained Calgary therapists use massage to manipulate and treat connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage can also have positive impacts on our nervous and circulatory systems. Obviously, massage is relaxing, but it can also have long-term benefits on your mental wellness and contribute to reducing stress and anxiety.
Whether you’re pinpointing a single issue or using massage as part of a more wholistic treatment, the benefits of therapeutic massage are many:
Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
Improves joint mobility and range of motion
Improves immune system function
Increases lymphatic drainage
Lowers blood pressure and reduces heart rate
Reduces stress, depression and anxiety
Enhances athletic performance
Our Calgary massage therapist can also be part of your diagnosis. They have a deep understanding of the body, and through the act of massage, they can often identify issues. They know that pain in one part of the body can be caused by an issue elsewhere, and use this knowledge to help identify the various contributors to your problem.
Panther Sports Medicine is a leader in sports massage. Our massage therapists are experts in sports injury and athletic performance. They understand the demands of sport and the different techniques that can help relieve soreness and tension so that you can perform at a higher level. Of course, post-activity massage is always popular, helping the muscles and joints recover, flushing out the toxins and promoting tissue repair, but don’t forget pre-activity. Our therapists can use massage and dynamic stretching before a big race or game to help muscles restore and enhance mobility.
So whether you are preparing for a big season or are simply looking for some pain relief and relaxation, give your body the care it deserves with one of our professional and compassionate Calgary massage therapists.
9 Convenient Locations in Calgary. All Physiotherapy clinics have morning and evening appointments available to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Saturday appointments are available at select locations.
Panther Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centres is a physical therapist owned and operated rehabilitation company. We are a network of nine rehabilitation centres located throughout the city of Calgary that offer a wide range of programs and services to help our patients restore and maximize their physical capabilities.