Registered Masssage Therapy
At Pro Function our Registered Massage Therapists are experienced with Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point therapy and work alongside our Physiotherapist and Chiropractors as part of an integrative health team that is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals whether you’re an active athlete looking to maximize performance, have an occupational injury that requires treatment, or are someone suffering from acute or chronic pain.
We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute, and 90 minute massage appointments to suit your treatment plan.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy focuses on addressing all layers of muscle throughout the body. Your Massage Therapist will begin with the superficial layers, which once released allow access to the deeper layers of muscle below. This is done through manual manipulation of the tissue (muscles and fascia) as well as stretching and joint manipulation when indicated. The purpose of deep tissue massage is to allow your muscles, connective tissues, and joints to return to full function and/or range of motion.
Whether you are suffering from a repetitive athletic injury related to your sport such as tennis elbow or golf elbow or a specific injury such as rotator cuff issues, torn ACL, shoulder pain, ankle sprain, calve stiffness, plantar fasciitis, our massage therapist can use their knowledge of your sport and it’s biomechanical effects on your body to identify the cause of your dysfunction and initiate a treatment plan that will relieve pain to improve your performance or return you to your sport.
TMJ Massage Therapy
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) is a dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw. Signs and symptoms include: headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), deviation of the jaw, and inability to fully extend the jaw. Common causes include: excessive chewing gum, concussions, whiplash, clenching of the jaw, and grinding of teeth.
Your Massage Therapist can treat TMJ through either Intraoral or external techniques. With Intraoral treatment your Massage Therapist will work on the muscles of mastication (chewing) from inside the mouth to release them and increase the range of motion in the jaw, during this treatment your Massage Therapist will wear gloves and maintain open communication at all times. External massage techniques may also be used on the jaw when indicated.
Your First Appointment at Pro Function
Before your first treatment your Massage Therapist Merissa Clowater will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. This assessment can consist of various tests to determine the possible cause of your pain, discomfort, or dysfunction and whether massage therapy is indicated for you. After your initial assessment is complete your Massage Therapist will proceed with your first treatment. At all times the Massage Therapist will work within your level of pain tolerance and will maintain open communication with you. The treatment can be stopped or modified at any time should the treatment cause discomfort.