"The science and art of applying massage and related techniques to ensure the health and well-being of the athlete to enhance athletic performance." -Understanding Sports Massage
Sports massage is designed for any individual physically active. It can be beneficial for firefighters, construction workers, weekend warriors, people involved in sports, fitness (professional and amateur), activities leading to overuse problems, etc. The main difference between a sports massage and any other type of massage is that it focuses on the muscle groups needed to perform specific movements or tasks. It is more interactive and active, unlike a classic relaxation massage.
In order to treat injuries, we will first meticulously assess the soft tissues affected, then use techniques and tools to treat your specific condition. Legacy therapeutics will also provide strengthening and stretching techniques at the end of your session for proper recovery and to prevent the injury from happening again.
Our massage therapy services provide relief, decrease pain and inflammation, reduce stress, improve blood circulation, develop coordination, and prevent physical dysfunction. Massage can help for soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons) injuries related to overuse and trauma.
Regular massages can improve health especially after sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and stress. Those who undertake the proper training are able to work miracles with the human body.
Experience the difference
Patient satisfaction does not validate the effectiveness of the treatment. Many conditions can have similar symptoms. For instance, lower back pain can be caused by tight hip flexors, hamstrings, or even shoulder extensors. Finding the real cause of your complaint through an assessment help the therapist understand your condition in order to provide efficient treatment.
An assessment is not a diagnosis. It is a process of gathering information to determine the soft tissues that are most likely affected in an injury or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. It may include a detailed questionnaire, range of motion, and manual resisted testing. An assessment can also be used to track improvement.
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of soft body tissues and joints with the intent of relieving/preventing physical dysfunction/pain and developing, maintaining, improving physical function by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.
As a massage therapist, I think that recovery needs to match the level of training or activity of an individual. For that reason, I add to some of my treatments different tools such as Intermittent Pneumatic Compression device, Hypervolt, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization tools (IASTM), Cupping...
In regard to recovery, nothing can replace manual therapy and as far as tools are concerned, they should be used as helpers in order to speed up the healing process
"A healer is not someone that you go to for healing. A healer is someone that triggers within you, your own ability to heal yourself." Unknown
At the end of every session, I give feedback to my patients based on the observations I made. Treatment by itself is not enough to address the cause of the injury and recover completely. The problem will reoccur unless the affected structures get strengthened so that they can handle a higher level of stress. That is why I educate my clients about strengthening, mobility, and flexibility exercises.
As Dr. Dylan says, the key to a better living and better health are proper alignments, proper soft tissue support, proper neuromuscular connection, and knowing proper techniques.
We accept nearly all major insurance plans.
To our valued customers,
As you may know, our business has been allowed to re-open. We will be opening our business on June 17th,2020.
We will be following the AHS and our massage therapy association's recommended guidelines to keep our customers safe. Also, we are taking the following precautions:
• 30min interval between each appointment to limit the number of clients in at a time (exemption for people living together);
• Cleaning, wiping down, and disinfecting surfaces (doorknob, light switch, massage table, shelves, hooks, cabinets, products used during the treatment, and any surface area the client may have come in contact with) before a client enters the treatment room and after the massage is completed;
• Your massage therapist will be wearing a face mask at all times while providing client care.
We encourage you to wash/sanitize your hands before coming to our location, and — most importantly — stay at home if you are feeling sick.
We are asking you to help us maintain a healthy and safe environment by answering pre-screening questions truthfully and following our new operation process. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a clean and safe environment.
If you have specific questions not addressed in this email, please reach out to us.
We look forward to seeing you,
Team Legacy Therapeutics
A natural approach to better health.
Legacy therapeutics operates on the premises of Southpaw Boxing Gym in Calgary. It is a great setup allowing us to demonstrate to our clients the proper execution of stretches and exercises that are beneficial to their health.