Massage Therapy in SW Calgary
At Intrinsi, our mission is to help you take your personal and physical wellness to the next level. Massage therapy is one of the most effective forms of treatment for stress, muscle tension, headaches, neck and back pain. Our clinic provides different types of massage therapy, ranging from relaxation to deep tissue/therapeutic techniques, joint mobilizations and exercise prescription.
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 all of our clients’ specific wellness goals. We also understand that no two clients are the same, which is why we make sure that each massage therapy plan we develop is tailored to suit the individual by targeting their explicit problem areas.
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
Let Massage Therapy Ease Your Pain
For many of our Calgary clients, therapeutic massage therapy is highly recommended for helping alleviate pain, relieve stress and re-energize the body. This massage modality encourages the movement and mobilization of soft tissue, which is a method often used alongside other treatments.
This type of massage also helps increase circulatory and neurological functioning. It is also proven to help regulate sleep and relaxation through a hands-on approach in a safe environment.
How to Prepare For Massage Therapy
Your first massage therapy session may seem daunting if you’ve never had one before. However, taking the right steps to prepare for your massage will help make your treatment as effective and enjoyable as possible.
When preparing for your massage, we recommend wearing loose-fitted clothes that you find comfortable. Due to the fact that your muscles may feel tender after they have been 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 — just make sure you remember to drink lots of water throughout the procedure!
What to Expect For Your Massage Session
We know that many clients can feel nervous or uncertain about massage therapy before they begin 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.
Prior to the start of your massage, your RMT will ask you some preliminary questions about your background, any health conditions and your overall wellness goals. This will help them create the best treatment plan to suit your individual case.
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. It is important to remember that only the area(s) your therapist will be working with will be exposed.
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 understand 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.
Meet Our Registered Massage Therapists
Twyla Walker, RMT
Twyla focuses on treating soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, headaches and migraines by 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.
To learn more about Twyla’s services or to reach out to her by email, click here.
Monika Uhlich, RMT and Chiropractor
With ten years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist, Monika focuses on soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, adjustments and acupuncture. In addition to her experience as an RMT, she also holds her PhD in Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
To learn more about Monika’s services or to reach out to her by email, click here.
Call Us: 403-229-9214
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.
To learn more about our massage therapy services, get in touch with us today!