Why Able Body for Massage Therapy in Lethbridge?
At Able Body Health Clinic, our massage therapists are not just skilled, they’re experts. They specialize in a variety of techniques, including Swedish massage, prenatal massage, and deep tissue methods. Their expertise extends to treating a range of conditions, from back and neck pain to headaches and sports injuries.
Understanding the value of collaborative care, our therapists work in conjunction with your healthcare team. This integrated approach ensures you receive the optimal care tailored to your specific needs.
With the added benefits of direct insurance billing, experienced therapists, and a central location in Lethbridge, Able Body Health Clinic is your go-to destination for massage therapy in Lethbridge. Experience the Able Body difference today!
Massage therapy has been shown to be helpful for sub acute and chronic nonspecific low back pain. The effect is greater if combined with exercise! In fact, the Consumer Reports Overview of Alternative Therapies (2011) placed Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques among the most effective therapies for back pain, as rated by the public.
Swedish or clinical massage has been shown to add benefit to self-care for neck pain. The Consumer Reports Overview of Alternative Therapies (2011) found Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques to be among the top 3 most effective therapies for neck pain.
Massage therapy may help to increase range of motion and decrease pain caused by sciatica.
Clinical massage is recommended as an effective treatment for chronic tension-type headaches. It is even more effective when combined with exercise. According to the Consumer Reports Overview of Alternative Therapies (2011), 40% of the public reported that deep tissue techniques helped a lot with their headaches.
Massage to the lower back has been shown to decrease pain, shorten delivery time and increase satisfaction with birth experience.
Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective method in reducing occupational stress.
Regular massage could also be an important part of one's health maintenance plan. It can improve quality of life by:
- Reducing muscle tension
- Improving circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Increasing joint mobility and flexibility
- Speeding recovery of soft tissue injuries
Myofascial cupping involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin. These create a vacuum effect that lifts underlying tissues such as the fascia and muscles, blood and other fluid that is close to the surface of the skin. Sometimes the suctioned cups are moved across the affected area. This can be a somewhat aggressive technique that can sometimes leave bruising after the treatment.