Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy in SW

Are you on the hunt for massage therapy in Calgary’s South? Look no further. At Intrinsi, our mission is to help you take your wellness to the next level. Our clinic provides different types of massage therapy, ranging from relaxation to deep tissue/therapeutic techniques, joint mobilizations, and exercise prescription at the hands of experienced RMTs in Calgary.

Massage therapy is one of the most effective forms of treatment for stress, muscle tension, headaches, neck and back pain. At Intrinsi, our licensed RMTs will work closely with you to assess the right kind of massage for your needs. We treat every individual as a unique case and cater to our clients’ specific wellness goals.

Experience the benefits of massage therapy in downtown Calgary today.

What Issues Does Massage Therapy Treat?

Massage therapy can address many of the following issues:

  • Pain and anxiety reduction for patients with chronic illnesses
  • Reducing the physiological burden of stress and calming the mind
  • Treating stress-related tension, including lower back pain
  • Improving fatigue and sleep disorders
  • Reducing the tension in tight muscles after an injury
  • Improving repetitive strain and postural issues
  • Treating common conditions such as headaches, tennis elbow and Plantar Fasciitis

Massage therapy is a complementary treatment to the other movement rehabilitation services we offer at Intrinsi, including traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic care, and physiotherapy services in Calgary

Let Massage Therapy Ease Your Pain Naturally

Massage therapy encourages healthy circulatory and neurological functioning. It’s proven to help regulate sleep and relaxation through a hands-on approach in a comfortable environment conducive to healing.

For many of our Calgary clients, therapeutic massage therapy is highly recommended to alleviate pain, reduce stress, and re-energize the body. Massage therapy encourages the movement and mobilization of soft tissue, which is often used alongside other treatments. Whether you need stress relief or a massage to help deal with pain, our Calgary massage therapists are here for you.

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Prenatal Massage Therapy

Our highly skilled registered massage therapists are trained to offer prenatal massage therapy. A woman’s body undergoes drastic changes to accommodate a growing baby, putting tension and pressure on the back, hips, and pelvis. Improve your comfort during your pregnancy and get prenatal massage treatments by an RMT.

Prenatal women may also benefit from pelvic floor treatment near you to support bladder control and eliminate pain. Our clinic offers pelvic floor physio in Calgary to address pregnancy and post-natal concerns.

How to Prepare for Massage Therapy

Your first massage therapy session may seem daunting if you’ve never had one before — nerves are normal. However, taking the right steps to prepare for your massage will help make your treatment as enjoyable as possible (and help calm those pesky nerves!).

When preparing for your massage appointment, we recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. Because your muscles may feel tender after being manipulated, this will ensure that you feel as relaxed as possible after your session.

It is also important to stay hydrated both before and after your massage. Due to the nature of massage therapy and the loosening of muscles and tendons, the treatment can be a dehydrating experience. This is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about — make sure you remember to stay hydrated.


What to Expect for Your Massage Session

We know that many clients can feel nervous or uncertain about massage therapy before beginning their session — especially if it is their first time. That’s why we have put together a summary of what to expect during your massage therapy session. Read the info below and put your mind at ease!

Preliminary Questions

Before starting your message, your RMT will ask you some preliminary questions about your health history, lifestyle, and overall wellness goals. This preliminary assessment will help your therapist determine the best treatment plan to suit your case.

During the Massage

During your massage, your RMT will work with the treated area(s) and manipulate the muscle tissue as required. They will also check on any pressure points and ask you questions throughout the process to best assess your comfort levels.

To get the most from your massage therapy session, we recommend breathing normally, doing your best to keep your muscles relaxed, and communicating with your therapist if you experience any discomfort. If discomfort does occur, please let your therapist know. They will adjust as necessary.

Before the Massage

Before your RMT begins the session, you will be asked to remove your clothing to allow access to the area(s) requiring treatment. You’ll then lie down on a massage table, covered by a sheet to protect your privacy. Only the area(s) your therapist will be working with will be exposed.

After the Massage

Depending on your treatment plan, further sessions may be necessary to improve your condition. You may also feel slightly sore after your massage, but you shouldn’t feel like you’re in pain. It’s important to drink plenty of fluids afterwards. If you experience any unusual soreness following your massage, let your therapist know at your next appointment. They will adjust accordingly.

Meet our Registered Massage Therapists

Twyla focuses on treating soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, headaches, and migraines using Rapid NFR as the foundation for her practice. Her treatments often combine Myofascial Release, Dynamic Cupping, Active Isolated and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Trigger Point Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, and gentle Joint Mobilizations.

Alyssa focuses on Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST), a modality that targets the connective tissue (fascia), muscles and joint capsule to improve range of motion as well as joint health.

Intrinsi: Your Local Massage Therapy Clinic in South West Calgary

At Intrinsi, we provide therapeutic massage for Calgary residents to help them treat most physiological conditions. Whether you require relaxation or deep tissue and therapeutic techniques, our team will put together the perfect treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

Your health is important to us, which is why our RMTs work alongside each patient to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. Begin your life free from pain and stress, and book your appointment with the Intrinsi team.

To learn more about our massage therapy services, get in touch with us today!

Other Wellness Services We Provide

Our therapists have a holistic philosophy when it comes to improving one’s health — this means we take into account the body as a whole and get to the root of the pain rather than addressing the symptoms that arise. We work alongside other health care professionals, including chiropractors, physiotherapists, TCM, and a downtown Calgary osteopath, to provide you with effective and long-lasting treatments to improve your overall health and reduce the occurrence of future injuries.

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