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Are You Looking for Massage Therapy in Okotoks?

At Healing Hands Family Wellness, we offer Okotoks Massage Therapy Care!  Our Massage Therapist blends many different types of massage techniques to help relieve pain and help her clients on the path to wellness.

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing available. The practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Massage Therapy is a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to affect the soft tissues and joints of the body positively. Massage Therapy is a natural, drug-free health care service!

Massage Therapy techniques most commonly include pressure and compression, kneading, friction, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia, and connective tissues of the body. Our Okotoks Massage Therapy treatments complement many other wellness treatments offered at Healing Hands Wellness to decrease pain, improve your range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.


Our Okotoks Massage Therapy

The therapeutic use of massage affects all systems of the body, most particularly circulatory, muscular, facial, and nervous systems. Massage therapy is also effective in the control of pain – both chronic and acute, in stress reduction and in creating a sense of relaxation and well-being.

Does This Sound Like You? If so, then you may benefit from Therapeutic Massage which may include trigger point therapy and myofascial release,

  • Problems recovering from injuries (e.g., whiplash, falls, sports injury
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • After exercise
  • Pain in everyday activities
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain & discomfort

TMJ Massage

The major symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
  • Popping, clicking, or grating sounds with jaw movement, which may or may not be painful
  • Locking of the jaw that makes it difficult to open or close the mouth
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Many people grind their teeth when they sleep. Other people tend to clench their teeth during stressful situations. Both situations put unnecessary stress on the jaw.

People may also experience symptoms that appear to be totally unrelated to the jaw. These symptoms can include:

  • TMJ headaches (over the eye, in the temples, behind the eyes, and at the base of the skull)
  • Facial pain and swelling
  • Migraines
  • TMJ ear pain and other symptoms, including ringing, buzzing, and congestion
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • Tired facial muscles
  • Trouble chewing or pain while chewing
  • Top and bottom teeth not fitting together properly

While you may experience multiple signs or symptoms of TMJ, it’s not uncommon to exhibit a single symptom like earache or headaches.

What is CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

This gentle, hands-on technique involves the craniosacral system – a system of the body composed of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.  CST is effective at treating a number of problems, including pain, headaches, central nervous system disorder, chronic Fatigue syndrome, stress, tension and more.  Proponents of CST also claim that is aids in improving mental clarity and emotional well-being.

What Conditions Benefit from this treatment?

  • Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Post-Surgical Recover
  • TMJ Therapy
  • Concussions


Learn More about our Okotoks Massage Therapy Care

To learn more about our Okotoks Massage Therapy Care, we invite you to contact Healing Hands Family Wellness. Our wellness team is here to answer any questions you may have about Massage Therapy or any of our other Wellness & Chiropractic services.

Our Health & Wellness Clinic always welcomes new patients, no referral is required!