Curezone Physiotherapy is a team of multidisciplinary practitioners purely based on Hands on Manual therapy working together as a TEAM towards a common goal of serving the Heartland, central Mississauga community of All Age groups at Britannia road west and Mavis road. We are a team of 3 Registered Massage therapists with different styles and approach towards the treatment.  

How do I know which type of massage is best for me?

The goal of a massage therapy treatment is set by you e.g., relaxation, soft tissue or muscle pain alleviation, increasing range of motion etc. The massage therapist will work with you in establishing a clear goal of your treatment by asking questions about your symptoms & health history. The massage therapist will then establish a treatment plan based on your goals and recommend the massage treatment best suited for your symptoms and goals.  Your consent for the said treatment plan will be sought. The plan will elucidate the techniques, areas and type of treatment that the massage therapist will use. You can at any point during the treatment ask the massage therapist to use techniques and pressure you are most comfortable with.

What happens during a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage treatment’s primary goal is used to relax the entire body. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. It helps in improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension & helps in decreasing levels of the stress hormone. The massage therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil or lotion and uses various gliding massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually releasing muscle knots.

Are deep tissue massages supposed to hurt?

Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage.  Mostly used for chronic muscle soreness, injury or imbalance. It can help relieve tight muscles & chronic muscle pain. Deep tissue massage uses both slow strokes and deep pressure to relieve tension from your deepest layers of muscles and connective tissue.  Deep tissue massage is more intense than the Swedish massage, and with any massage treatment, 24-48 hours of soreness is expected. However, it should not hurt. If during the treatment any deep technique feels too intense for your comfort level, you should always communicate that to the massage therapist. The massage therapist can change or reduce the pressure as per the comfort level.

Are deep tissue massages safe after injury?

Deep tissue massage is more intense. Depending on the injury and stage of injury it may not be recommended. However, whether deep tissue is safe or not can only be established after taking a health history and injury history with a patient. Some injuries require healing prior to applying intense techniques. If the injury is more acute then a more cautioned approach to intense pressure is required. If the injury is more chronic, then more pressure can be applied to relieve tension and tightness. However, at all times, patient’s comfort level is kept in mind. Kick back pain is to be avoided at all times.

What are the differences between trigger points and myofascial release massage therapy?

Trigger points are taut bands in a muscle that can refer pain to other parts of the body.  By focusing on relieving trigger points, this massage can reduce pain. Trigger point massage will include broad flowing strokes that are gentle and relaxing combined with stronger, deeper pressure on specific (single) areas of release.  Myofascial release focuses on pain believed to arise from myofascial tissues – the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. Myofascial release uses sustained pressure to stretch and lengthen the fascia over a broad area of muscle and tissue rather than at single points.