InStep Physical Therapy In Edmonton Provides Inflammation Treatments For Various Inflammatory Conditions Such As Acute Inflammations, Etc.

Inflammatory Conditions Treatment

InStep Physical Therapy In Edmonton Provides Inflammation Treatments For Various Inflammatory Conditions Such As Acute Inflammations, Etc.

Inflammatory Conditions Treatment

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

Inflammatory Conditions

Inflammation of the body’s tissue has been found to change the pH level in connective tissue from normal to acidic. This change causes an increase in the permeability of the blood capillaries due to an increase in the size of the vascular pores.   The larger pores allow more protein to leave the blood and accumulate in the interstitial space. The increased protein levels cause a higher colloid osmotic pressure in the interstitial space, hence increased fluid filtration from the vascular system and therefore increased edema results.

In addition to its effect on the vascular system, inflammation causes lymph vessels to dilate (get bigger in diameter), limiting the ability of the lymphangion valves to close (as the edges of the valves no longer touch each other). Inflammation can also cause spastic contractions to occur proximal to (up from) the inflamed site. Both situations result in an inability to transport lymph fluid from the region. While this is useful in the case of a toxic, bacterial, or viral inflammation as it limits the spread of the antigen (which is the problem), it is not useful in the case of chronic inflammation.

In the case of chronic inflammation Manual Lymphatic Drainage can assist in reducing the inflammatory agents, thereby decreasing spastic contractions and vascular permeability. This subsequently decreases the protein load in the interstitial space and re-establishes homeostasis (balance) in the region.

With a reduction of edema in the area, healing can accelerate as the time required to move nutrients and wastes to and from the live cells is decreased. This effect is due to the fact that in order for waste or nutrients to cross an interstitial area time equals distance squared (T=d2). For illustrative purposes this means that if it normally takes 4 seconds for a nutrient to cross a 2 cm distance it will take 9 seconds to cross a 3 cm distance. It stands to reason that the less the edema, the less the distance resulting in a significant reduction in time to provide nutrients and remove waste from cells. Obviously, increased waste and less nutrients will create an unhealthy environment and lend itself to increased potential infections and cellular damage.

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:

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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New Client Special

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    3 x 60 min Massage
    $250 + GST
    Any first time clients are welcomed to purchase an introductory package for $250 This package includes 3 One Hour sessions with over $50.00 savings off of our regular price. Call us at (780) 900-6445 or book appointment to avail this package today!

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

  • CDT Massage
    $183.75