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By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
February 14, 2019
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Many people think of massage therapy as a luxury or indulgence to be enjoyed on rare occasions like a birthday or special anniversary. Massage Although a nice soothing massage is indeed a great way to reward yourself for reaching a certain milestone or accomplishment, the truth is that massage therapy is also an extraordinarily valuable investment in your health and well-being. The chiropractors at Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton, ON, Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook, offer massage therapy to help manage the symptoms of a number of common health problems from chronic stress to arthritis and athletic injuries. Read on to learn more!


Feel Better with Massage Therapy from our Edmonton Office

There are different types of massage that range from mild and gentle (Swedish massage) to deep tissue massage and trigger point massage designed to really target muscle and connective tissue either before or after an injury.

Massage therapy is typically prescribed for therapeutic purposes in addition to traditional treatments like medication and physical therapy, but its benefits extend beyond physical injuries, muscle strains, aches, and pains. According to some studies, massage therapy also holds the potential to provide relief and help manage symptoms for the following conditions:

  • Headaches/migraine
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive issues
  • Relieve stress
  • Anxiety Management

People often decide to try massage therapy on their own, but it may also be recommended by a physician or therapist as part of a recovery, healing, rehabilitation, or preventive care plan.


Need Relief? Call Our Edmonton Office Today

Massages aren't just for special occasions—they are a great way to soothe your strained muscles and relieve the symptoms of serious conditions. For more information on the benefits of massage therapy on your physical and general wellness, contact Castledowns Chiropractic by calling (780) 457-3621 to schedule an appointment today with Dr. Oviatt or Dr. Martinook!

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
September 15, 2017
Category: Health
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Pain medication isn't the only way to deal with aches and pains. Massage therapy offers an effective method to reduce and control pain. massage therapyEdmonton, AB, chiropractors Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic explain how you can benefit from massage therapy.

How does massage therapy reduce pain?

Manipulating sore muscles loosens and relaxes them, decreasing pain and tension. In addition to decreasing or eliminating muscle pain, massage therapy also improves your range of motion and increases both blood and lymph circulation. Increased blood flow promotes healing, while improved lymph circulation enhances immune system functioning and also removes excess fluids that can cause swelling. Massage triggers the release of endorphins, natural body chemicals that act as painkillers. It also increases your level of serotonin, a chemical that affects your mood.

Massage therapy can be helpful for a range of conditions

In addition to relieving pain, massage therapy in our Edmonton office is a very effective stress-relief method. Over time, stress causes muscles to tense painfully and blood pressure to rise. Massage therapy can help you avoid these consequences without the need for medications. Stress is also a factor in some diseases and conditions, such as asthma. If you have asthma, you may have noticed that your symptoms are worse when you feel stressed or anxious. Regular massages keep stress levels low and may decrease the number of asthma flare ups you experience.

You may also benefit from massage therapy if:

  • You're in pain due to an injury or condition, such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash, strained muscles or tendinitis.
  • Your muscles are tight and painful due to poor posture or hours sitting or standing at work.
  • You have pain related to gout, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis or other diseases and conditions.
  • You have chronic gastrointestinal problems caused by constipation or other issues.
  • You suffer from insomnia or sleep apnea.
  • You experience frequent tension headaches.

Reduce your pain and improve your health with massage therapy. Call Edmonton, AB, chiropractors Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic at (780) 457-3621 to schedule an appointment.

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
March 28, 2017
Category: Health
Tags: Massage Therapy  

How massage therapy in Edmonton, Alberta can help youmassage therapy

Everyone needs to relax, but if you’ve been hurt in an accident or have a medical condition, it can be difficult to find relief. Massage therapy treatments can help your entire body heal by relaxing tense muscles and calming your mind. Your doctors at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada want to share the many benefits of massage therapy and how it can help you relax.

Massage therapy is an ancient treatment with modern applications. In fact massage therapy is used to effectively treat:

  • Temporo-mandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Headaches and facial pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis
  • Ligament and muscle strain or injury
  • Allergies, asthma and other breathing problems
  • Insomnia and stress
  • Digestive and circulatory problems

Massage therapy is very beneficial to your health and sense of well-being, especially if you’ve suffered a sports injury, or sudden movements like whiplash from a car accident. Your circulation improves with massage therapy which will also promote increased tissue healing if you’ve been in an accident or suffered an injury.

Massage therapy can help you relax and increase your range-of-motion by easing and loosening up tight muscles, ligaments and tendons. If you have chronic medical conditions like arthritis, diabetes or sciatica, massage therapy can help alleviate pain, swelling and other symptoms.

At Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic, your massage therapists will use hand techniques to soothe aching muscles and help you relax. To promote healing, vibration, muscle compression and both fixed and moving pressure are used to penetrate deep into your tissues. They may suggest the use of devices like rollers or tables to help stretch out tense ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Massage therapy is a proven method to promote relaxation and rejuvenation. If you want to heal your body, mind and spirit, massage therapy can help. Your doctors in Edmonton will develop a customized treatment plan utilizing massage and other techniques to keep you feeling your best. You don’t need to live with a stressed-out body when healing hands are just a phone call away. Call your doctors at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. To learn more about what massage therapy can do for you, call today!

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
July 01, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: Massage Therapy  

What you need to know about massage therapy treatment

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, suffered a traumatic injury, or you are suffering from a debilitating medical condition, massage massage therapytherapy can help relieve pain and soothe your aching muscles. Massage therapy can also help you overcome the pain of everyday overuse too! Whatever the reason for your sore muscles, aching joints, tendons and ligaments stretched to the limit, your doctors at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta, want you to know what massage therapy can do for you.

Your doctors at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic want you to know massage therapy can relieve your pain and help you recover from:

  • Headaches and jaw disorders
  • Arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pulled or strained muscles or ligaments
  • Circulatory problems and digestive issues
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Stress and insomnia

Massage therapy can help soothe your muscles and loosen up tight tendons and ligaments, which helps to increase your range of motion. The gentle movements of massage also boost circulation, which helps your tissues heal.

Your massage therapists at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic will use a combination of hand techniques to ensure pain relief and improve wellness. Fixed and moving pressure, compression and vibration are just some of the methods used to provide healing massage therapy. They may also use devices like traction tables and rollers to stretch out tense muscles and tissue.

Massage therapy will help you and your body start feeling better if you are suffering the pain of a sports injury, whiplash from a car accident, or any other traumatic injury. Massage therapy performed by your massage therapists at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic can also help with symptoms related to common medical conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and sciatica.

You can also benefit from massage as a preventive measure. It allows you to keep your muscles and tissues loose, which can prevent injury. Massage therapy is a vital addition to your general health regimen, both physically and mentally, to relieve the stress of everyday life. To find out more about what massage therapy can do for you or to make an appointment, call your doctors at Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Call today and feel better tomorrow!

By Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic
January 20, 2016
Category: Health
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Learn more about how massage therapy could improve your general health.

When it comes to treating many physical issues you could turn to prescription medications and other common remedies to help you feel better, but sometimes these measures don’t always work as effectively as someone may want. Find out if you could benefit from seeingChiropractor your Edmonton, AB chiropractors Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook for massage therapy.

Here are just some of the incredible advantages that you can enjoy when you get massage therapy in Edmonton:

Reduce or Eliminate Pain

Whether you are dealing with neck, back or general muscle pain anyone can benefit from getting a massage. Many people experience pain because of sitting improperly at a desk for the majority of their day. Whatever the cause of your pain chiropractic care can relax stiff and tense muscles to provide the relief you need.

Increase Flexibility and Range-of-Motion

Flexibility and joint movement can decrease either as a result of an injury or just as a natural part of aging. But a massage can help to increase fluidity in the joints and make flexibility easier. Because of this increase in joint fluidity, you can also reduce your chances of injury.

Reduce Stress

Stress affects everyone at some point or another and trying to incorporate healthier habits into your lifestyle can certainly go a long way to reduce anxiety. Even one massage can reduce cortisol and insulin levels and leave you feeling more relaxed.

Improve Circulation

Massage helps to improve blood flow to certain areas of the body, which can improve overall function and also promote faster healing in injured regions.

Boost the Immune System

Some research has found that getting massages routinely can actually reduce cytokines, the molecules responsible for inflammation. Inflammation can lead to serious issues like cardiovascular disease and depression.

Interested in finding out more about massage therapy and what it can do for you? Then it’s time you called our Edmonton chiropractic office for a consultation. Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic is here to alleviate symptoms and help you get on with what matters most in life.

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