The Therapeutic Massage Therapists at Collegiate Sports Medicine can help solve a variety of ailments. Specialized massage therapy techniques can help you recover from an injury (sports or non sports related), recuperate during post surgery, relieve pain, treat consistent pain, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and even address anxiety and depression.
Our Team at Collegiate Sports Medicine offers a variety of techniques to aid in your recovery. In fact, Collegiate Sports Medicine is the only clinic in Red Deer offering some of these types of massage therapy techniques.
What Sets Us Apart
Our Registered Massage Therapists use techniques to help improve circulation, neutralize muscular tension, relieve pain, reduce stress and promote health and well-being. The greatest benefit comes from prevention. Through a combination of massage and stretching techniques, a Massage Therapist can enhance the training and performance of athletes and the comfort and health of everyone. Because massage therapy directly influences muscle tissue, it has the ability to keep muscles flexible and reduces formation of fibrotic tissue, thus avoiding the negative effects you may get from muscle tightness.
- Our Registered Massage Therapists will provide you with home program stretches to help facilitate their treatments
- The home program includes working with you to find an effective, sustainable self-care strategy to help achieve/maintain your treatment goals
- Our Registered Massage Therapists Collaborate with other Collegiate Practitioners, such as Physiotherapists or Athletic Therapists, as needed to direct your treatment
- All of our Massage Therapists have 2200 hrs or more accredited program hours
Techniques Available Include:
“Anyone who routinely pushes their physical limits or is involved in repetitive activities, from Athletes to Receptionists, will benefit from Massage Therapy.”
Myofascial Release is a technique that frees tension in the fascia to restore normal function. It does not require oils or lotions and can go into deep muscle tissues. Most patients will notice a positive change as the fascia is returned to its normal state.
Common Conditions Treated With Myofascial Release
- Back & Neck Pain
- Head Trauma
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Reoccurring Injuries
- Chronic Pain & Dysfunction
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
It’s a complementary hands-on method that works with different body systems to pinpoint and address problem sources.
What is the Craniosacral System?
The Craniosacral System involves the development and function of the membranes and the cerebral spinal fluid between the brain and the spinal cord. The system has a rhythm which can be detected by a trained therapist through a light touch. The rhythm travels throughout the body and the stress can be targeted if the rhythm is disrupted.
What You Can Expect
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that improves and develops the Craniosacral System. It involves the bones of the head, the spinal column, the sacrum, and the underlying structures. These gentle manipulations are intended to relieve pain and tension. Special techniques are used to release restriction of the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system and release obstruction in these areas to restore normal function.
How Craniosacral Therapy Can Help You
Common Conditions Treated with Craniosacral Therapy:
- Chronic Back & Neck Pain
- Headaches & Migraines
- Stress & Tension
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Emotional Difficulties
Contact our team to find out if Craniosacral Therapy is right for you.