About Me & This Site

My name is Crystal Petersen; I am a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).  This site has been developed to introduce to you my clinical massage therapy services.

I am a long time resident of Grande Prairie, a member of our fitness community and support several fitness centers in the area. I have a firm commitment and a strong desire to promote health and wellness to individuals and families in the Grande Prairie Region… .

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My approach to Massage Therapy is a synergistic combination of clinical science and intuitive touch. I focus on results for my clients, tailoring each of my treatments to help you achieve your health & wellness goals.

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. If you’ve never tried massage, read on to learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during and after your massage therapy session.

What is massage?

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types… :

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Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.

 

 

Benefits of massage

According To MayoClinic…

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension… .

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While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

Contact Me To Book Your Session

Crystal Petersen RMT

Text or call: (587) 298-5801

New Clients please arrive 5 to 10 min early as paperwork will need to be done prior to treatment.

Direct billing is available for most major companies.

Online booking available, If you cant keep your appointment please text or call to let me know as soon as possible. Thank you!

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