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Massage Edmonton - A Brief Overview Of The Benefits Of

Massage Therapy & Finding The Right Clinic To Meet Your Needs

It is a stressful time to be alive, as the pace of life is faster than ever and it seems that nobody has any time to relax. If you feel like your life is being taken over by stress and are beginning to feel the toxic effects on your body, such as sore or tense neck and shoulder muscles or even more severe symptoms, you might want to investigate the important health benefits of getting a massage. Although there was a time when massage therapy was thought of as a practice more fitting for athletes or sports professionals, it is now popular for any type of person to receive a massage, and can be very important to your health.


Benefits Of Massage Therapy


One of the most important benefits of massage therapy is when it is used to reduce the amount of anxiety and stress that you carry in your body. Being stressed out isn’t just an unpleasant mental state, it has a measurable impact on your body and can even increase your risk for heart diseases and a number of other disorders. Visiting a massage therapist allows you to relax, and also strengthens your muscles while loosening them, so that you feel more comfortable in your own skin.


Another important benefit of receiving a massage, and one of the reasons why a massage therapist is more typically sought out, is to relieve pain that is either related to injuries or to postural difficulties or other problems such as muscle strains. It is not uncommon to experience this type of ailment no matter what profession you’re in, even if you aren’t typically involved in heavy lifting. But although it is common to seek out a massage for these reasons, you don’t necessarily have to be injured to want a massage, or to receive important benefits from a massage. They can also help you prevent such injuries from ever occurring, and increase circulation as well as mobility in your joints.


Working With A Great Therapist


Because this is such a personal process you want to make sure that you’re working with someone you can trust. In some cases you are going to want to personalize the attention that you receive and ask for specific areas of your body to be worked on. Other times you’ll want to know that you’ll be listened to if the massage has become too painful or uncomfortable for you (such as occasionally happens in deep tissue massage). The bottom line is that for these treatments to be effective you have to find someone who you can relax with, and who is also highly trained and technically proficient at what they do.

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This isn’t always easy to do, as there are hundreds of massage therapists in any major city and it can be difficult to choose between them. One of the keys in this situation can be to make a list of criteria of what’s important to you and go from there. For instance if you are specifically interested in a certain type of massage or set of massage techniques (like active release massage therapy) make sure that you go to a clinic that can accommodate your unique preferences. In the end this will be a process that takes time, but if you stick with it, the end results could be very important. Finding someone who you know you can trust to help you relax and relieve your stress can become one of the most significant rituals of your week.


If you’re looking for a massage Edmonton clinic but are worried about finding the right one for you, don’t be. We are an excellent massage Edmonton clinic and we would be happy to help you however we can. Contact us now for more information on how a massage can benefit you, or call to book an appointment right away.

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Graduated in March 2011 from a 2 year (2200 hour) program. Brandi specializes in upper back, neck, shoulder, lower back treatment and orthopedic testing. While at CDI she learned all aspects of Anatomy, Clinical Assessment, Hydrotherapy, Remedial Exercise, Physiology, Treatment and Special Testing. She has a great understanding of bio-mechanics, and very empathetic understanding of what clients are going through. Although Brandi is just out of College she has had two years experience of all types of injuries and general aches and pains.

Brandi Drysdale

Peter Turner

Founder and Director of The Fitness Network Inc. since 1998 (Now Imagine the Possibilities) and Imagine Health Centres. Therapist and Fitness Consultant to actors, amateurs and pro athletes, corporations and employees.


Peter Turner is a well respected educator, guest lecturer, speaker, health and fitness consultant and injury and Sport therapist for over 13 years. His company was the first company to create and provide direct access of massage therapy and fitness services to VIP Airline Passengers

via the Empress Lounges/ Admiral Lounges (97-2001).


He provided the Air Canada Carrier with Fitness and Massage Therapy services for over 17 different clinical locations in the country over 12 provinces involving over 35 different clinicians for Air Canada in 2001-2003 and was an integral part of the creation, development and execution of The health and Wellness Project Green putting psychologists, doctors and therapist teams together for the massive Merger of Air |Canada and Canadian Airlines. Mr. Turner currently consults for companies designing injury prevention programs, on-site massage therapy programs and complete fitness and wellness programs. In addition he works with pro athletes and individuals alike and has to date lectured to over 4000 corporate employees and seen over five hundred patients and clients, in addition to having taught Health based Sciences for over 5 years at the College Level. He has worked with such notable companies as Paramount Pictures, Calder Bateman Communications, Various Colleges, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada, Creative Door Canada, Dow Chemical and Privately with various CFL and NHL Athletes and Professional Actors/ Performers.


As a previous competitive amateur athlete, Peter excels at designing fitness programs for general fitness and sport-specific conditioning. For over 13 years, he has also been active in the treatment of muscular and chronic soft tissue pain and consistently demonstrates the importance that prescribed regular exercise has on the prevention of muscular pain and dysfunction. He has treated or improved the physical conditioning over 500 clients of all ages and athletic ability.

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