Natural Touch Massage

TherapeuticRelaxationDeep TissueSportsPregnancy — MVA — Injury — Children

Massage Services

Natural Touch Massage is proud to offer the following services to its Northwest Calgary massage clients.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage is a style of massage that usually focuses on a specific complaint or condition that a client presents with (ie. frozen shoulder, low back pain, shin splints etc).   At Natural Touch Massage, your therapist will perform an initial assessment that includes a series of questions and orthopedic tests in order to determine the root cause of the problem.  Afterwards, a variety of techniques will be utilized to treat the area(s) of concern.  The work tends to be very specific, with the ultimate goal being to find the cause of the pain and discomfort rather than just treating the symptoms.  Most often, a series of treatments are required in order to see improvements and restore muscular and structural balance.

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Relaxation Massage

Relaxation Massage is a style of massage that is aimed at relaxing the tissues of the body and providing stress and tension relief to the client.  A Natural Touch Massage therapist will typically use a lighter pressure than is used for therapeutic work as the goal is to provide a calming, restful experience. 

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage tends to focus on the deeper muscular and fascial structures of the body by using a more intense pressure.  The level of pressure will be dictated by the client so that it is both comfortable and tolerable.  At Natural Touch Massage, your massage therapist will use a combination of Therapeutic and Deep Tissue Massage when they treat a condition in order to obtain the desired results.

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is not limited to high-end athletes - anyone participating in sports or activities can benefit from a sports massage.  Massage before or after a sports event can be very beneficial to the participant.  A more brisk massage with shorter strokes would be applied before an event in order to warm up the tissue, enhance performance and prevent injury.  Post event sports massage would consist of addressing any issues that arose during the event itself by applying specific techniques to the areas of concern.  The work would be aimed at treating any injuries that occurred and also muscle recovery.  Natural Touch Massage believes that pre- and post-event sports massage is extremely important in maintaining an injury free training routine, allowing you to benefit from reduced muscle soreness after events and faster recovery.  If you would like one of our therapists to attend a sporting event as part of your healthcare team then please contact us.

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Pregnancy (Pre/Post Natal Care)

As a woman's body changes during the different stages of pregnancy, she will experience a wide variety of symptoms and discomfort.  Natural Touch Massage offers pregnant clients relief from any and all of those aches and pains.  As a pregnancy client, you will remain on your stomach as long as you are comfortable to do so.  As the belly grows, you will then be treated on your side using pillows to bolster yourself into a comfortable position.  Massage during pregnancy can help to ease the birthing process by working on those muscles that are tense and compensating for your changing body.  After the birth, massage is extremely beneficial to help reduce the tightness felt in the upper back and neck due to nursing and also to provide stress relief from your hectic family life.  Your therapist is committed to helping you recover your pre-pregnancy body and offer support where needed.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)

Car accidents can be traumatic and costly.  Natural Touch Massage understands that getting your health and lifestyle back is important to you and that's why we are committed to starting your rehab process as soon as possible.  After consulting with your physician and starting your claim, you then have 21 visits to get you back to health.  After the initial assessment and a series of orthopedic tests, your therapist will outline a treatment plan and schedule that is designed to treat you effectively and efficiently.  A variety of techniques will be used to treat your condition(s) and detailed notes will be taken.  These treatment notes may be shared with your physician or other healthcare professionals, only at your request, so that we may work in conjunction with each other in order to provide you with the best care possible.

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Injury Rehabilitation

We've all done it - injured ourselves and expected that, after a couple of days, it will just "go away" or "get better".  Injuries can be frustrating and debilitating, especially when they take such a long time to heal.  After an injury occurs, scar tissue starts to form immediately in order to strengthen the weakened area.  The problem with scar tissue is that it lays down in a criss-cross fashion, not in straight lines that correspond with the muscle fibres that have been torn.  So, while the scar tissue is doing its job of keeping the tissue strong and preventing re-injury, the area now has slightly less range of motion and functionality.  By treating the tissue with cross-fibre frictions as soon after injury as possible, you are able to align the scar tissue in the direction of the corresponding tissue fibres allowing the muscle to function effectively.  If left untreated, scar tissue can cause other muscles in the area to compensate for the dysfunction of the once injured tissue, leading to conditions that are seemingly unrelated and in different locations than the initial injury site.  Once your injury has been treated, your therapist will give you the proper stretching and/or strengthening exercises in order for you to maintain optimum health and performance and to prevent re-injury.  Let Natural Touch Massage make your injury rehabilitation process a speedy one by booking an appointment as soon as possible.

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Children's Massage

These days, children are more active than ever before, often participating in a multitude of highly competitive sports starting at a much younger age.  Along with that superior level of training comes an increase in the amount of injuries associated with that particular sport or activity.  Many sports are very repetitive (ie, tennis, baseball, swimming) and may also have a rotational aspect to them that puts extra strain on the lumbar and thoracic areas of the spine. Shoulder issues are very common, that in turn leads to neck tightness and headaches. Running and jumping sports (ie. basketball and soccer) tend to lead to hip, knee, and ankle injuries as well as plantar fascitis and conditions such as Osgood-Schlatter. Couple this with muscles that just can't keep up with a young, growing body and you have the potential for tightness, strain, or possible injury.  After the initial assessment, a Natural Touch Massage therapist would treat a child with the same techniques as an adult with the only difference being that the parent/guardian would be in the room at the time of the treatment.  Checking in with your kids and asking them how they feel is the first step to injury prevention. If they are complaining of aches and pains now, it's time to think about getting them in for a treatment. Age doesn't discriminate when it comes to injury, and the sooner they are treated the faster they will recover and the better they will feel and perform.  If you have any questions about having your child treated with massage, please contact us.

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