Exercise And Athletic Recovery Edmonton | InStep® Massage

Exercise And Athletic Recovery Edmonton

Exercise And Athletic Recovery Edmonton | InStep® Massage

Exercise And Athletic Recovery Edmonton

30 minutes session

  • Consultation
    $85
  • MLD Massage
    $63

45 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $78.75
  • FSM Massage
    $110.25

60 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $105.00
  • FSM Massage
    $136.50
  • CDT Massage
    $115.50

75 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $131.25
  • CDT Massage
    $147.00

90 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $147.00
  • CDT Massage
    $162.75

120 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $189.00
  • CDT Massage
    $183.75

Best Exercise & Athletic Recovery Edmonton

Most athletes are interested in reducing their recovery time following intense exercise or sporting events. Until recently little actual scientific evidence was available demonstrating whether a manual lymphatic therapy provides physiological changes that indicate improved muscular recovery. A recent study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, published in 2006, demonstrates the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) in decreasing athletic recovery time.

Exercise And Athletic Recovery Edmonton | InStep® Massage

The study considered the effect of manual lymph drainage on three muscle enzymes that are produced following the breakdown of tissue during exercise.

As the following abstract outlines: manual lymphatic drainage is effective at increasing the rate at which serum muscle enzymes decrease after exercise and may indicate improved regeneration of structural damage to muscle cell integrity.

Therapists at InStep Physical Therapy Centre for Lymphatic & Massage Therapy are certified by the Dr. Vodder School International, the most extensive MLD training program in the world, in the specific massage technique known as Manual Lymph Drainage. MLD is a gentle rhythmical massage that acts on both the lymphatic and nervous systems. It has been shown to increase lymph flow in the lymphatic channels by up to ten times normal levels – channeling the fluid into an effective drainage route.

Therapists can provide Manual Lymph Drainage as a standalone technique to accelerate muscular recovery or in combination with a variety of other massage therapy approaches.

 Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Jun;85(6):516-20.

Effect of manual lymph drainage on the course of serum levels of muscle enzymes after treadmill exercise.

Schillinger AKoenig DHaefele CVogt SHeinrich LAust ABirnesser HSchmid A.

 Source

Centre for Internal Medicine, Department of Preventive and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine and the Centre for Physiotherapy, University of Freiburg, Hugstetterstrasse 55, D-79106 Freiburg, Germany.

 OBJECTIVE:

Improving muscular recovery after exercise is an important topic in sports medicine. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of manual lymph drainage on the course of serum levels of muscle enzymes after an extended treadmill exercise.

DESIGN:

Fourteen recreational athletes (seven women, seven men) were included in the study. The participants underwent a graded exercise test on a treadmill ergometer to determine the individual anaerobic threshold (IAT). Seven days after the graded exercise test, all subjects performed 30 minutes of treadmill exercise at an intensity equivalent to IAT. The subjects were randomized into two groups of seven persons. One group was treated with manual lymph drainage (MLD), whereas the control group (CG) received no treatment after the endurance exercise at IAT level.

RESULTS:

After an increase immediately after exercise, a fast decrease in lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and in aspartate aminotransferase (AST) concentration was observed, with significantly lower values for LDH after 48 hrs in the subjects having received lymph drainage treatment. The course of creatine kinase (CK) levels was comparable, but did not reach significance.

CONCLUSION:

Manual lymph drainage after treadmill exercise was associated with a faster decrease in serum levels of muscle enzymes. This may indicate improved regenerative processes related to structural damage of muscle cell integrity.

 Absolute & Relative Contra-Indications

Contra-indications are conditions or factors that serve as a reason to withhold a certain medical treatment. Due to the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) in accelerating lymph flow there are a number of health concerns that do not allow individuals to receive MLD.   If you are experiencing any of the following situations please discuss these with a therapist prior to receiving any treatment:

  • Untreated Malignant Diseases
  • Acute Inflammations
  • Recent Thrombosis
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Renal Failure
Gail Matheson, PhD
Gail Matheson, PhD
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I’ve been going to see Lee Saunders for several years for massage thèrepy and he is the best there is. Hands down (so to speak). Salutaris is a very comfortable, clean and welcoming environment. Prices are competitive. Salutaris (and Lee) are well worth visiting.
Julie Barnett
Julie Barnett
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The most impressive thing about Salutaris is that massage is not just a physical, one dimensional activity. At the clinic, massage is a molding and a healing, a bringing back together of body, mind and soul. I see the goal as wanting to return these three to perfect harmony. I have had a few other massage therapists who are very adept at massage therapy. I have never left feeling as whole as when I leave Salutaris.
Dr. Michael Taciuk
Dr. Michael Taciuk
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I had hip resurfacing done – it’s called the Birmingham procedure – on my right hip. I went for Manual Lymph Drainage treatment to see if it would help my recovery. And it did. I was treated very professionally, but also very gently. I felt comfortable and confident that this was the right place for me to be. And the treatment worked. It made me feel better and certainly helped me recover from surgery more quickly.
Bob MacDonald
Bob MacDonald
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I had surgery on my knees. The pain was so intense that people told me it hurt to watch me walk. I knew a little about lymphatic drainage, and thought it might help after surgery. It did. It was fantastic. I could literally see the swelling go down. The therapist drained the equivalent of a bottle of wine in a week. I healed much quicker. The surgeon was amazed I could return to my job, running up and down steel ladders. I’d been terrified I wouldn’t be able to work there again.
Myron Penner
Myron Penner
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“When I first came to Salutaris, I was very skeptical of the MLD technique – but was desperate and willing to try anything. My hip and lower legs were agony from an inflamed disc. I tried other forms of massage and acupuncture but nothing was effective. Since I started MLD and massage therapy at Salutaris I’ve got consistently better. I’m now sleeping through the night and am almost completely off pain medication. As a sufferer of chronic low-back pain, I’ve found this has been the most effective treatment by far.”
Cruise Dleifsnam
Cruise Dleifsnam
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Highly recommend. Nice secretary and they served me well. Felt way better leaving. Her husband had a concussion like me but worse. We had a good talk for like 10 minutes over the phone. So nice of her to take that little extra time and have a great customer bond like that. They truly care about their clients. Give them Your business. Will be seeing you again one day.
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30 minutes session

  • Consultation
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  • MLD Massage
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45 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $78.75
  • FSM Massage
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60 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $105.00
  • FSM Massage
    $136.50
  • CDT Massage
    $115.50

75 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $131.25
  • CDT Massage
    $147.00

90 minutes session

  • MLD Massage
    $147.00
  • CDT Massage
    $162.75

120 minutes session

  • CDT Massage
    $183.75