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Massage Therapy

At CSA Physiotherapy, our massage therapists are well versed in therapeutic massage. Massage Therapy is helpful in the healing process of soft tissue injuries that can be caused by sports, recreation, poor posture, repetitive activities and motor vehicle accidents. Our Massage Therapists treat a variety of ailments including headaches, sore tight/muscles, back pain, neck pain, TMJ(Jaw) pain, osteoarthritis and muscle tension due to stress.

Massage Therapy-Therapeutic Effects

Massage Therapy works on both a physiological and psychological level.

Physiological Effects:

  • increased circulation which provides more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and organs
  • stimulates the lymphatic system which removes waste materials from the tissues
  • reduces muscle spasms and cramping
  • improves muscle and soft tissue range of motion and flexibility
  • reduces recovery time from strenuous workouts.
  • releases endorphins which reduce pain perception

Psychological Effects:

  • promotes relaxation
  • helps reduce mental stress
  • reduces anxiety
  • provides a feeling of overall wellbeing
  • creates body awareness
  • increases the awareness of the mind-body connection

Massage therapy and injury prevention

Massage therapy is also used to help prevent injuries and maintain mobility by keeping the muscle tissues healthy and by utilizing the circulatory system to eliminate wastes and toxins that may accumulate in the muscles. This can be particularly helpful for people who live an active lifestyle or who have had injuries in the past.

Types of massage therapy offered at CSA Physiotherapy

Various techniques of massage are offered through CSA Physiotherapy, including therapeutic massage, myofascial release, relaxation, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reike and cranio sacral therapy. The therapist will use a combination of these techniques depending on what is best suited to each patient and their injuries.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), a specific technique used to help decongest the lymph ducts. The lymphatic system is the body’s waste disposal unit, and is part of both the circulatory and immune systems. MLD can be used for a variety of conditions including: lymphodema, fluid retention, sinusitis, after breast surgery, migraines, pain relief and anti-inflammatory, constipation and digestive disorders such as IBS, carpel tunnel, post sports activities, fibromyalgia, bruising and edema during pregnancy.

South Edmonton

10947 – 23 Avenue
Edmonton , AB
T6J 7B9

Tel: 780-988-5803
Fax: 780-988-5804


Grandin Plaza

#508, 1 Tache Street
St. Albert, AB
T8N 1B4

Tel: 780-458-0255
Fax: 780-460-9796


51st Avenue

10393-51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6H 0K4

Tel: 780-989-9789
Fax: 780-989-9788


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