ST. ALBERT SPORTS RECOVERY - MASSAGE AND STRETCH THERAPIES
Our mission is to provide sports massage and related therapies to the YEGarea. Specializing in therapeutic massage, sports massage and fascial stretch therapy, we treat all ages and fitness levels. Our goal is to help you recover faster whether it be a return from injury or simply to maintain a level of wellness.
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Massage therapy provides a therapeutic effect on the body. Regardless if a massage is more for relaxation or "deep tissue", it will cause physiological changes to the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. This is done by manually manipulating the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints of the body. Therapeutic massage addresses the signs and symptoms based on assessment and the client's health history. From this a treatment plan is devised and with the client's consent the session(s) can begin.
FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY
A certified FST practitioner applies a series of techniques to clients that can rapidly reduce pain, improve mobility, restore function and enhance athletic performance and recovery. It is a pain free treatment providing rapid long lasting results.
"After a conversation about your needs and goals, and then an assortment of functional movement tests and other assessments, you lie on a comfortable table, which has soft stabilizing straps that may be used to secure your body. The straps are used because the FST practitioner will be moving your body in particular ways to both assess and restore movement that has been lost, is painful and/or weak or is simply of poor overall mobility. Extremely gentle movements may be used if you are in pain or they may be more vigorous if you are training for an athletic activity. In any case, the session is created around your needs so specific goals are addressed.
Movements unique to FST will strengthen, lengthen and comprehensively balance your entire body. The brain and body are re-educated when neurological receptors called mechanoreceptors are stimulated because the majority of them are located throughout fascial tissue, which is the primary target of FST. Other receptors called ‘interoreceptors’ are also located throughout fascia, even around all the organs and have direct connections to deep parts of the brain (e.g. insula) that, among other things, are related to your sense of self and wellbeing. That is why people feel so good after FST." - excerpted from STWI Newsletter.
RESTORATIVE STRETCH CLASS
A 60 minute class designed to help restore range of motion mainly through the hips, shoulders and neck. It is a mix of stretches following the principles of FST and other stretches that compliment this style. The stretches taught are gentle and pain free. For those dealing with an injury, please discuss it with the instructor prior to start of class, as certain movements/stretches could be contraindicated at that time.