Registered Massage Therapist Calgary
We offer Massage Therapy for relaxation or rehabilitation in our comfortable and inviting Calgary Massage Clinic. Conveniently located north of downtown, massage therapy at Brentwood Physio is covered by most extended health care plans, that our team can do direct billing.
Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are experienced and highly valued members of our health and wellness team. Whether your goal is relaxation, rehabilitation, or both, our experienced massage therapists offer personalized care that draws on their training in Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, and Therapeutic Massage.
Book in for a one-off massage, or book on a more regular basis, it’s up to you. Our massage therapist in Calgary have worked with NHL players, The National Ballet, 55+ Games Medalists, and everyday Calgarians, highlighting our commitment to high-level care and professionalism.
Our massage therapists can also refer and work closely with our physiotherapists to provide you with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to recovery. Research has shown this to be an incredibly effective method for individuals wanting to optimize their rehab.
Our services can be covered under your health insurance benefits or motor vehicle accident insurance claims. You can also submit your receipts for tax return as they qualify as a tax deductible medical expense.
MASSAGE THERAPIST Calgary (RMT)
Meet Registered Massage Therapist:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- How do I book a massage therapy appointment?
Give our lovely receptionist Debbie a call. She will personally work with you to find a day/time that suits your busy schedule the best. We are open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Call our receptionist at 403-282-8050 or visit or contact page to book an appointment.
- What type of massage therapy do you offer?
Deep Tissue Massage Therapist Calgary:
A deep tissue massage focuses on rehabilitating and realigning the deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. The goal of a deep tissue massage is to alleviate chronic muscle tension and asset in injury recovery. A deep tissue massage can sometimes cause slight discomfort that will remain for a day or two after treatment. Don’t worry, this is totally normal! This type of massage aims to release toxins from the body by massaging the targeted muscle. We advise patents to drink plenty of water before and after your massage, this will help rid your body of these toxins.
Most deep tissue sessions will begin with gentle pressure to warm up the muscles. Gradually your Massage Therapist will increase the pressure, massaging deeper into your muscles. It is very important that we gradually work up our way towards deep pressure. If deep pressure is applied immediately, the muscles will automatically contract in order to protect themselves. This contraction will cause pain and often injury. Hence why your massage therapist will start with light pressure to warm up the muscles. The majority of our deep tissue massages will use a very small amount of high quality organic oil or organic lotion.
During your Deep Tissue Massage your Massage Therapist will be looking for trigger points to release. A trigger point is an area of tight muscles fibres that often form due to an injury or overuse. They can be very sensitive and often are the source of pain throughout a muscle. There are two types of trigger points; active and latent. Active trigger points will be painful all the time. When pressure is applied to that area, pain will often refer to other parts of the body. Latent trigger points are only painful when they are touched. When pressure is applied, pain is localized to that specific muscle. A massage therapist will use deep tissue techniques to release trigger points and alleviate pain. However, there are many other benefits that can be gained over time from deep tissue massages including; increased range of motion, increased circulation and reduced stiffness.
Sports Massage Therapist Calgary:
A sports massage involves a combination of different types of massage techniques and treatments that cater to the individual athletes needs. Sports massage techniques can include relaxation, therapeutic and deep tissue massage. Athletes look to optimize their athletic function and ability, in order to stay competitive. They spend countless hours exercising, weight lifting and running drills. When this much attention goes into performance, it is only logical that we keep our muscles in an optimal state by relieving tension, increasing range of motion and reducing stiffness, through a targeted sports therapy massage. Benefits of this specialized massage are reduced swelling, increased energy, increased flexibility, injury prevention and pain relief.
Relaxation Massage Therapist Calgary:
Relaxation massage therapy aims to address the root cause of your issues and alleviate any symptoms you are experiencing. This includes postural analysis and advanced techniques for headaches, neck stiffness and tightness in the back. You can expect a combination of techniques such as kneading, rolling and gentle flowing pressure to target layers of muscle.
This massage therapy session is ideal for individuals who spend a lot of time sitting at a desk or working from home. The benefits of a relaxation massage include, but are not limited to: muscle tension relief, improved circulation and an increase in energy. Due to the gentle nature of a relaxation massage, it is not intended for those looking to treat sports injuries. That being said, a relaxing massage is excellent for reducing muscle tension and returning the body to a relaxed state. When the body is relaxed, you are less likely to get injured because the muscles and soft tissues are less stiff. We often recommend athletes to book a relaxation massage in-between games. Our physiotherapists will also refer patients who work from home or sit at a desk to book a relaxation massage.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy Calgary:
Therapeutic massage therapy is an incredibly effective, highly specialized type of massage therapy, that focuses on injury recovery rather than just relaxation. The the purpose of this massage is to achieve structural changes and therapeutic benefits to the body. Your massage therapist will mobilize soft tissues (muscles, tendons, fascia, etc.), utilizes a variety of techniques and modalities to restore normal function. They can work alongside your physiotherapist at Brentwood Physio to create a highly specialized personalized treatment plan that will help you recovery faster from whatever injury is slowing you down.
- Is Massage Therapy for me?
Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are highly regulated health professionals trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal system. They can work alongside our physiotherapists, which makes our team a little different from other clinics in the city. Our massage therapists take an evidence based medical/functional approach to relaxation and recovery.Massage therapists registered with the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta have received at least 2200 hours of training, passed comprehensive practical/written exams, adhere to the Regulated Health Professionals Act, and maintain liability insurance.At Brentwood Physio our therapeutic goals for massage therapy include pain relief, increase in range of motion and increase in overall physical function. Massage therapy can often have tremendous results when used for relaxation. This approach will help relieve stress, alleviating symptoms like headaches, muscle stiffness, back pain and neck pain. Whether you’re looking to relieve tension in your neck with a relaxing massage, need a deep tissue release in your back, or maybe you just don’t know what type of treatment is best for you, we can help.
- How much does massage therapy costs in Calgary?
We charge $99 for a 60 minute relaxation massage and $115 for a 60 minute deep tissue or therapeutic massage. At Brentwood Physio, we are committed to helping you feel relief from your very first visit. We customize each massage to your needs; incorporating a variety of massage modalities to provide the highest quality massage therapy in Calgary. At the end of your massage, our team will submit your invoice to your private health insurance. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, we will provide you with a receipt containing all the necessary information for you to claim medical expenses on your own tax return.
- Do I need to bring anything to my massage therapy appointment?
Just bring you! Honestly, our team will take care of everything. If this is your first massage with us, we will ask you to fill out our massage intake form. During your first visit, your massage therapist will assess your goals and go over your medical history.
- Do I need to be naked for my massage?
If you want, you can leave your underwear on or off, it’s up to you. Either way, your massage therapist will not see you naked. Patients disrobe in a private room and will lie down on a sheet, covering themselves with our organic cotton sheets. Our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are experienced and professional, they operate with the highest level of care and communication.
- Will I be pressured to book additional massages?
No, there will never be any pressure to book another massage therapy appointment. If you want to return for another massage, you have the option of booking with the massage therapist who treated you before or with another therapist.
- Do I need a reason to book in for a massage?
Absolutely not. Your massage therapist will always begin each session by asking you if the goal of your visit is relaxation, deep tissue or injury rehab? They will also ask if there are any areas of interest that are giving you tension or pain. If you don’t know, don’t worry, they are here to help.
- Do I need a doctors note?
Nope! We do not require a doctor’s note. Sometimes your extended health insurance coverage plan will require a doctor’s note in order for for our team to direct bill your insurance company on your behalf. However, for vast majority of insurance plans, a doctor’s note is not needed.
- Can I get a massage as part of a Motor Vehicle accident (MVA) Claim?
We encourage this. If you were in a motor vehicle accident, massage therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to assist you during your road to recovery. Our team of Physiotherapists and Registered Massage Therapists will be responsible for your care. Navigating through the complicated process of an MVA claim can be difficult. Our team will take care of everything for you, ensuring you get the treatment you deserve. During a typical MVA treatment program, patients will often see a massage therapist 5 times. However, in cases where massage therapy yields a lot of benefit, patients can book multiple massages a week for months or until the are completely recovered from their injury.
Our massage therapy clinic is located at 789 Northmount Dr NW. To experience massage therapy that truly makes the difference to your body, call our clinic at 403-282-8050.