4 Ways Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Summer

While enjoying the summer months, Canadians often don’t realize how hard the season can be on their bodies. But days spent golfing, hiking and tending to the garden, do take a physical toll. So, if you’re feeling more stiff and sore than usual, you’re not alone. The good news is there are numerous wellness treatments that can help.


Massage therapy is one of the many great options at Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness, our modern clinic with locations in NW Calgary and Chestermere. We’ll tell you four ways these orthopedic treatments can enhance your summertime health:


1. Footwear-related pain
Summer is a season filled with sandals, flip-flops and heels. But these types of footwear often lack support, resulting in increased pressure and orthopedic pain in your feet, ankles and knees.


Massage therapy can help relieve the discomfort caused by sandal weather. Our Calgary specialists are experienced at diagnosing the source of your orthopedic pain, and then working to relieve bodily stress and realign your muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. Of course, wearing proper footwear also helps.


2. Swollen limbs and joints
Hotter weather and increased humidity can trigger swelling in your limbs and joints. With the help of a professional massage, the bodily fluids are rebalanced, leading to improved circulation and toxin release. When your lymphatic system is working more efficiently, bodily swelling will naturally decrease.


3. Pain from increased exercise
After being cooped up inside during Alberta’s notoriously long winters, Calgary residents can’t wait to get moving. But this increase in exercise may lead to more aches and pains, along with muscle strains, pulled ligaments and overall soreness.Getting a professional massage is an effective remedy for relieving discomfort, improving mobility and lowering inflammation. Even if you aren’t feeling the effects of increased exercise, these treatments can also reduce your risk of future injury. 


4. Gardening aches
Taking care of your lawn and garden can feel like a full-time summer job. Those hours spent mowing the grass, carrying heavy plants and pulling weeds often lead to pain in the back, neck and shoulders, especially in older patients. A therapeutic massage helps to relieve inflammation and discomfort caused by outdoor physical labour.

Booking massage therapy in NW Calgary
Need relief from summer-related pain? Make an appointment today at Vantage Integrative Health + Wellness. We specialize in modern massage therapy, including prenatal and postnatal treatments, at our Calgary and Chestermere locations. Contact us by phone or email to learn more about our services.

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