North Vancouver Registered Massage Therapist

Orthopaedic Massage

Massage therapy is an effective tool for dealing with a variety of soft tissue injuries. Direct focus to muscles, ligaments, bones, nerves and vasculature affected requires a thorough understanding of orthopaedic conditions and affected structures. Techniques will address the area of pain, compensatory structures, and the patient will be taken through stretches and strengthening during each session.

Used to Treat:

– Ligament Sprains
– Muscular Strain
– Tendinitis (Golfers/ Tennis Elbow)
– Scars
– Bruises/ Hematomas
– Dislocations
– Fractures
– Peripheral Nerve Compressions and Lesions
– Knee Injuries (ACL/PCL/LCL/MCL/ Meniscal)
– Herniated Disc/ Degenerative Disc Disease

Sport & Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage that addresses muscles, ligaments and even boney structures found deep to the superficial structures of your body. Pressure is gradually increased until the correct structures are addressed by the therapist. Often the elbow, forearm or thumbs will be used to sink to these deep structures of the body.

Used to Treat:

– Chronic Injuries
– Sports Injuries
– Overuse/ Repetitive Strain Injuries
– Postural Related Dysfunction

Sports Massage

Sports massage is a frequently used modality that allows athletes to compete, unrestricted at their highest potential. Treatments are preformed prior to the event, during the event or post event. The focus is to prepare the athletes muscular and nervous system for peak performance prior to the event, to promote circulation and removal of metabolic waste during events, and to relieve swelling, reduce muscular tension and enhance recovery post event.

Used to Treat:

– Athletes prior to events to promote optimal performance
– Athletes during events to allow for continued athletic pursuit
– Athletes post event who are looking to return to training but are restricted by muscular tension, reduced mobility, swelling and pain.

Relaxation Massage

Swedish Massage is the style of massage that is typically associated with massage treatments at spas or wellness centres.  This popular form of massage will use either oil or lotion to address sore, tight and restricted muscles in a rhythmic and relaxing pattern. Not to be discounted, relaxation massage is shown to have numerous benefits including:

– Improved circulation
– Enhanced immune system function
– Relief of muscular aches and stiffness
– Improved muscle and joint flexibility
– Promotion of enhanced recovery post injury
– Relief of tension headaches
– Stress Relief
– Alleviation of discomfort during pregnancy

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is another treatment style which addresses the connective tissue known as fascia.  Fascia is a thin, strong and elastic form of connective tissue found in almost every structure in the human body. Treatment practitioners look to address restrictions in mobility of the fascia throughout the body which can provide excellent results as fascia supports and connects all muscular tissue, bones, nerves, blood vessels and bones. As such, improving fascial mobility can have wide reaching effects on range of motion, movement dysfunction and chronic pain throughout the body.

Used to Treat:

– Decreased range of motion
– Postural related dysfunction
– Tight and sore muscles
– Post-surgical movement restriction and pain
– Chronic Injuries
– Scar Tissue