Do you experience pain, discomfort, or generalized body aches? Do you notice tightness in your shoulders, upper back, or neck? Do you constantly feel stressed or overly anxious? If so, massage therapy in Brampton at Physiotherapy First with one of our certified massage therapists could be right for you.

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy involves using manipulative techniques of pressing, kneading, and stroking the soft tissues and muscles on various areas of the body. It is one of the oldest forms of homeopathic treatments to help alleviate pain, discomfort, swelling, soreness, and tension.

Massage therapy also helps improve muscle tone, stimulates blood circulation, and supports the lymphatic system for improved functioning throughout the body. While massage therapy primarily targets the muscles and soft tissues just below the skin, an alternative form of massage therapy is deep tissue massage that targets the deeper layers of muscles and tissues.

How Are Massage Therapy Treatments Performed?

Massage therapy treatments are performed with the patient typically lying down on their back or stomach, depending on the area being treated. Prior to treatment heat may be applied to the area to help loosen up tight, tense muscles and connective tissues.

The massage therapist applies the most appropriate methods based on the need of the patient, the reason for massage therapy, and overall objectives.

Can Massage Therapy Be Used with Other Types of Treatments?

Massage therapy can be used with other types of treatments including physiotherapy and chiropractic care. When part of a complete treatment plan for injuries and related medical conditions, massage therapy can help promote faster healing and recovery.

How Often Should I Get Massage Therapy?

The frequency of massage therapy treatments will vary from one person to the next. It will depend on your underlying reasons for receiving massage therapy. For instance, if your objective is to alleviate tension and stress, weekly treatments can be highly therapeutic. On the other hand, if you are recovering from a muscle sprain or strain, massage therapy treatments two or three times a week might be more appropriate.

How Often Should I Get Massage Therapy?

The frequency of massage therapy treatments will vary from one person to the next. It will depend on your underlying reasons for receiving massage therapy. For instance, if your objective is to alleviate tension and stress, weekly treatments can be highly therapeutic. On the other hand, if you are recovering from a muscle sprain or strain, massage therapy treatments two or three times a week might be more appropriate.

Is Massage Therapy Painful?

While there can be minor discomfort at the start of massage therapy, most people report a sense of relaxation and calmness by the end of their treatment. Some people even become so relaxed they fall asleep during their massage therapy sessions.

What Are Some Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Some of the benefits you could gain from massage therapy could include:

  • A sense of relaxation.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety levels.
  • A general calmness and feeling well-rested.
  • Deeper restful sleep cycles.
  • Improved circulation throughout the body.
  • A reduction in tension, pain, and stiffness.
  • Improved breathing.
  • Renewed energy.
  • An overall improvement to your health and well-being physically, mentally, and spiritually.

How Long Does It Take Before I Notice Any Results?

Most patients report short-term relief after a single massage therapy treatment. However, continued treatments provide a cumulative effect to bring optimal results. Regular treatments can help strengthen and tone the body, reduce tension, improve blood flow, and reduce unnecessary strains on muscles and connective tissues. Furthermore, ongoing massage therapy can be beneficial to reduce fatigue, increase energy levels, and provide more restful sleep.

How Long Does It Take Before I Notice Any Results?

Most patients report short-term relief after a single massage therapy treatment. However, continued treatments provide a cumulative effect to bring optimal results. Regular treatments can help strengthen and tone the body, reduce tension, improve blood flow, and reduce unnecessary strains on muscles and connective tissues. Furthermore, ongoing massage therapy can be beneficial to reduce fatigue, increase energy levels, and provide more restful sleep.

What If I Have Other Underlying Conditions?

Massage therapy can help treat other underlying conditions, such as stimulating or calming the nervous system, helping repair damaged muscles and connective tissues, and alleviating pain and discomfort associated with chronic conditions like arthritis.

Why Choose Physiotherapy First Massage Therapy in Brampton?

Our Brampton massage therapists are well-educated and trained in the latest techniques and methods to provide exceptional quality of care. They receive ongoing training and certification programs to ensure you receive the very best massage therapy treatments.

Will Health Benefits Plans Cover Massage Therapy in Brampton?

Massage therapy is often covered by many health benefits plans when combined with other types of treatments such as physiotherapy or chiropractic care. For further information about massage therapy in Brampton, how massage therapy could benefit you, or to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today!

We look forward to speaking with you to answer any questions you may have, discussing your health benefits plan coverage, and helping you alleviate your pain and discomfort to feel better.

Meet Our Brampton Massage Therapists

Gurdev Vaid

Registered Massage Therapist

Gurdev Vaid is a highly passionate and dedicated Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of massage therapist of Ontario and the Canadian Massage Association. She graduated from Oxford College Burlington in 2018 and got a chance to volunteer among various hospitals across Hamilton, Burlington, and Grimsby as a student of massage therapy.

Gurdev has many years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist assistant where she enhanced her knowledge among treating orthopedic injuries such as sports injuries, MVA cases, work injuries by working under influence of physiotherapists.

She specializes in therapeutic massage with the intention of correcting postural deviations, as well as educating clients in self-care so that they progressively reach their goals. She trained among various physio and massage techniques such as deep tissue, active/trigger point release, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, osteoarticular mobilization low to high grade and passive stretching. She enjoys working with clients to resolve their chronic pains, headaches, degenerative conditions, and inflammatory conditions.

She is committed to providing the highest quality care to her clients by integrating patient-centered, evidence-based practice, and believes that team work is the key to success.

Ritu Tariwal

Registered Massage Therapist

Ritu is dedicated to providing effective treatments that relieve pain and tension, decrease stress, improve posture, and ensure fast recovery from injuries. Ritu is passionate about educating her clients on how to achieve their goals with an efficient and mindful self-care regime to promote physical and mental well being. Ritu enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and help them with their health needs.

Ritu has practiced at Physiotherapy First since 2015 and she quickly developed a solid and growing clientele. She is passionate about working closely with her colleagues to share knowledge and achieve better patient outcomes.

Ritu brings a wealth of knowledge regarding biomechanics paired with strength & conditioning. In particular, she is passionate about finding the source of each individual’s pain and developing a specific plan to enable happier and healthier lives.

Arveen Gandhi

Registered Massage Therapist

Arveen Gandhi is a Registered Massage Therapist and she graduated from Humber college. It is really important for Arveen to discuss and focus on clients’ needs and concerns before starting the treatment and she keeps track of her clients’ progress. She likes to learn and inform herself about new conditions, techniques, modalities etc. to improve her practice. This also enables her to provide high quality professional care to clients.

SURINDER CHAHAL

Registered Massage Therapist

Surinder is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Massage Therapy program and over the years, she has developed her skills which include deep tissue, nerve flossing and trigger point release. She is also skilled in Swedish, myofascial, and orthopedic massage to help others in their need for wellness. She pursued a career as a Massage Therapist because she had a strong desire to help others and enhance their quality of life.
While treating, Surinder strives for balance. Surinder’s treatments are tailored for each individual client. Sheis able to provide both deep tissue therapy, as well as full body relaxation and anything in between. She has worked with clients who enjoy light pressure and specific deep pressure; she enjoys both types of treatments. She believes in building a connection with her clients, and creating an energetic environment

Surinder loves being able to make a difference for someone, being able to help them relax, recover from an injury, or manage a chronic condition.
She is very passionate about treating each client specific to their needs and strives to make a positive impact with each massage

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