Massage Therapy in Abbotsford, BC
Massage Therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage Therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.
Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
At Legend Wellness Centre, we’ve seen massage therapy help with shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, knee pain, whiplash, headaches, neck pain, hip pain, arthritis and many other conditions. We believe that massage is not just about feeling better in the short term, but actually getting better, and staying better. That’s why we stay up to date on the latest research and techniques and use a variety of techniques including massage, joint mobilizations, stretching, heat and ice, exercise programs and MLD to achieve results. Medical massage is the option for recovery and prevention of many common (and uncommon) problems.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior who’s taken on a new fitness challenge, or a serious athlete who’s pushing your body to the limit, your therapist can tailor a massage treatment that is specific to your sport or activity. The focus is on relieving muscle stiffness and fatigue, promoting faster recovery time, and optimizing your range of motion and muscle balance–all aimed at enhancing your training and athletic performance.
Dave H. Reichelt, RMT
Dave is in his 15th year as an RMT, and worked for 20 previous years as an Athletic Trainer ( working with athletes in the CFL, WHL, and universities).
He is a certified K-taping practitioner. He can develop specific treatment protocols and rehab programs for sports injuries , and for other conditions/injuries that are presented to him: from working with elite athletes and weekend warriors, to expectant moms, office workers and retirees. He also numerous Massage techniques including, myofascial Release, neuromuscular and orthopedic techniques. Dave strongly advocates that exercise, flexibility, and therapy be a big component and commitment towards a healthy lifestyle.
Dave keeps himself busy and fit with squash 3-4x/week, and cycling when the weather permits. He also likes to go on walks and hikes with his Foxton Terrier, Murf, and his long term partner, Sheree.
Bipandeep Sidhu, RMT
Newly graduated massage therapist from WCCMT. I am passionate about helping patients with various concerns.
I believe in a thorough interview/assessment in order to implement an effective treatment plan. Bipan enjoys educating her patients in order for a strong therapeutic relationship. In her free time she enjoys weightlifting and the outdoors. Her downtime consists of finding new places to eat; especially italian food.
Leah Firth, RMT
Leah graduated in 2015 from the 2200 hour program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster. She had amazing opportunities to learn through outreach programs at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, VGH Burns, Plastics & Trauma Unit, UBC sports therapy, and the Multiple Sclerosis in-reach at WCCMT. Her treatment styles focuses on deep tissue, myo-facial release, trigger point therapy, and sports massage. Leah focuses the treatment on the cause of the problem and not by only treating the symptoms.
She has made her health and wellness a priority in her life and does so by staying active by working out and enjoying the great outdoors.
Leah has made the choice to now study for her Bachelor of Health Science degree through Thompson Rivers University so she can expand her education.