Massage Therapy In Winnipeg

massage Winnipeg

Our licensed massage therapists in Winnipeg have specialized training in the safe administration of manual manipulation of soft tissues (muscles, connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons) thus promoting well-being and relaxation. 

Your visit will start with a brief assessment and history, which will help your Clinician adapt the massage to your specific needs. You can choose the duration of your treatment from 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute massages.

We provide the following types of massage therapy at our Winnipeg physiotherapy clinic here at Fit4Life Physiotherapy:

Winnipeg Massage Services

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage is designed to release chronic muscle tension. The target tissue being the deepest layers of the muscle, tendons and fascia (the protective layer that surrounds muscles, joints, and bones).

Relaxation Massage

This type of massage is designed to promote relaxation, as well as increase circulation in the body. The therapist will use smooth, gliding movements to help you relax. As well as, transfer at a slower pace with lighter pressure.

Therapeutic Massage

This type of massage is designed to help an individual with any type of dysfunction addressing specific soft tissue areas to alleviate tightness and/or pain. Thus loosening muscles, improving flexibility, and improving muscle tone. This type of massage can be relaxing at times but relaxation is not the goal. The pressure inflicted is harder and the goal is to reduce muscle tension and improve musculoskeletal symptoms.

Prenatal Massage

This type of massage focuses on reducing the stress and pain often associated with pregnancy. Many of the common physical distresses associated with pregnancy include backaches, leg cramps, constipation, and swelling. Ensure you communicate the symptoms you are experiencing with your Clinician for maximal relief from treatment.

Positioning is carefully planned during the treatment to assist in pain reduction and consideration of your growing baby. You may lay on side on your side if you wish, however, we offer an exceptionally comfortable treatment table specially designed for our expectant mothers to be able to lay onto their stomach with large spacings for your growing belly and breast tissue.

Hot Stone Massage

Our basalt stones are in various shapes and sizes, polished smooth and exceptionally retain heat. They are heated in a professional heater until they are within a precise temperature range of approximately 65-70 degrees Celsius.

The hot stone is placed in the palm of your skilled Massage therapist‘s hand while they target the stiff and sore musculature throughout your body.

Most individuals find the warmth of the hot stones to be soothing and relaxing. Hot stone massage is a good Massage technique to choose for those who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The warmth relaxes tight musculature, allowing the therapist to release the muscles using a softer pressure.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A light, superficial treatment aimed to encourage circulation and reabsorption of lymphatic fluids to relieve swelling and the pain/discomfort associated with swelling.

This treatment involves a series of gentle, light pressure techniques to help move the excess lymph fluid from your tissues back to your lymphatic vessels easing the swelling.

Lymphatic drainage massage will best benefit those who are experiencing:

  • Swelling due to injury, surgery, illness or infection
  • Swelling of extremities due to limited mobility
  • Sinus pressure and puffiness in the face

What types of conditions would benefit from a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Infant Massage Therapy

During cell division in the womb, the soon-to-be fetus divides into 3 layers: the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. The ectoderm develops into the skin and brain, which forms a clear neural connection between the skin and the brain. One way to look at it is that “the brain is the innermost portion of the skin, and the skin is the outermost portion of the brain”. This is significant because it demonstrates how touch impacts brain development. The more tactile stimulation the baby receives throughout its first year of life permanently impacts brain development. The purpose of infant massage therapy is to not only treat postural conditions that the child developed in the womb, but to teach the child’s family how to provide the tactile stimulation that a developing baby’s brain needs in order to grow efficiently. For this reason, most infant massage sessions are geared towards TRAINING THE FAMILY, rather than the therapist treating the infant herself. To add to this, most newborn families cannot afford regular massage sessions for their infants, so it’s important to give them the skills to provide for the baby at home.

Fit4Life Physiotherapy in Winnipeg can assist you with all your needs just give us a call!

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