Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints in order to achieve a therapeutic response.
Massage Therapy is a clinically oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.
Sports Massage is a therapeutic massage for the athlete and their individual sport. It is ideal in helping prevent injuries and helping to heal faster after an injury. The massage can also be done for pre- and post-event care and will be adjusted depending on the stage of training to optimize results.
Myofascial release techniques are used to treat muscle shortness and tension by unbinding fascia from soft tissues. Fascia is a network of long, thick elastic bands that can be found everywhere in the body and helps to keep “everything bundled together,” almost like a sock tube around your muscles and joints. It can unfortunately sometime impede movement and create pain when it binds to other tissues in the body after suffering from an injury (scar tissue buildup).
Craniosacral therapy, also known as CST, is a gentle, non-invasive treatment option of the bones of the head (cranial sutures), spinal column and sacrum that includes applying an exceptionally soft pressure by the therapist (equal to the weight of a nickel on the skin) that can help relieve compression in these areas of the body and hence, improve the natural flow of the cerebrospinal fluids. This creates a more viable and balanced environment for the Central Nervous System to work in.
ROLF METHOD STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Rolf Method Structural Integration is a person-centered approach that embraces the body’s optimal alignment in gravity. It was developed in the 1930-60’s by Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., a biochemist in the USA. It is a hands-on physical therapy which manipulates the fascial web of the body in order to restore postural balance, flexibility and vitality to the person.
Through myofascial technique and movement education the practitioner focuses on areas of habitual patterns of restriction, injury and chronic pain to promote healing, body awareness and re-education of the body’s myofascial system. In turn the recipient generally enjoys improved flexibility, better posture, economy of movement, accompanied with a deeper feeling of well-being associated with more freedom of movement and vitality. This therapeutic approach is helpful in addressing chronic pain patterns, restricted movement and maladaptive posture.
Max Health Fredericton Registered Massage Therapist, Kathrine Walker, offers the Rolf Method Structural Integration at our Prospect Street clinic. Call 506-451-6837 x2 for more information or to book your appointment.
Massage Therapy FAQ
Do I need to take all my clothes off when having a massage?
Absolutely not. Whether you chose to leave your clothes, undress to your undergarments, or take off all of your clothes, either way your massage therapist will not see you naked. Patients undress with the door closed and lie face-down in the sheets covering the massage table. Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) are experienced and professional. They are very careful to deliver care without making you feel exposed or vulnerable. It is important that you do what feels right for you and do not hesitate to have this conversation with your RMT.
How long will my massage take?
Typically, Max Health Fredericton registered massage therapists (RMTs) provide 1-hour massage treatments, especially for the first treatment to allow ample time for the RMT to assess your condition and concerns; however, many do offer 30-min, 45-min, and 90-min treatments. Please contact our Administrative Team at 506-451-6837 to discuss your options and our RMTs’ availability.
How often should I get a massage?
The answer to this depends on your specific needs for achieving optimal health. Your Max Health Fredericton registered massage therapist (RMT) will develop a treatment plan tailored to you which will be discussed with you at each appointment.
Will I be sore after my massage therapy treatment?
It is not uncommon to feel some muscle tenderness following a massage but the feeling should subside in a day or two.
OUR TREATING PROFESSIONALS
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Thea Loughrey, Massage Therapist
Thea Loughrey Massage Therapist Clinic – Currie Center (UNB) Meet Thea! Originally from Brockville Ontario, Thea found her way East and began her post-secondary education at the University of New Brunswick graduating with BScKin in 2018. Thea became a massage therapist after completing another two years of post-secondary education at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic…
Tyson Stewart, Massage Therapist
Tyson Stewart Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street & Currie Center (UNB) Meet Tyson! Tyson brings over 17 years of massage experience to Max Health Institute – Fredericton. He began his post-secondary education at the University of New Brunswick, graduating in 2001 with a BScKin. Tyson then attended the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage and…
Caroline Carter, Massage Therapist
Caroline Carter Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street Meet Caroline! Caroline has a wealth of experience in her career as…
Emily Morehouse, Massage Therapist
Emily Morehouse Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street Meet Emily! Emily was born and raised in Fredericton and is passionate…
Karen Nel, Massage Therapist
Karen Nel – Prospect Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street Meet Karen! -Originally from South Africa -Therapeutic Massage Therapy Diploma,…
Kathrine Walker, Massage Therapist
Kathrine Walker Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street Meet Kathrine! Kathrine brings over 24 years of experience to body work…
Tyson Stewart, Massage Therapist
Tyson Stewart Massage Therapist Clinic – Prospect Street & Currie Center (UNB) Meet Tyson! Tyson brings over 17 years of…