Looking for a place to unwind after a tiring day or week? If so, then this guide to getting the best massage in Calgary can help you out.
We’ve listed spas and clinics for the best massage therapy as well as some of the common types of massage treatments you can ask for. At the end of the article, you’ll also find answers to some questions you may be too shy to ask your massage therapist.
How Much Does A Massage Cost in Calgary
The price of your massage depends not only on the spa you’re visiting or their massage therapists’ level of expertise but also on the duration of the massage. Here are the costs you can expect to pay depending on the duration of your massage.
|Duration of massage||Expected price range|
Massage therapy costs can also vary depending on the approach. Here are the different types of massage and how much a 60-minute session can cost you.
|Type of massage||Expected price range|
|Aromatherapy massage||$10–$30 (additional fee)|
|Deep tissue massage||$110–$140|
|Hot stone massage||$100–$130|
The Best Massage Spas and Clinics in Calgary
Now that we’re through with the expected costs, let’s answer the question of where you can get the best massage in Calgary.
|SERVICES||Manual osteopathy, neurokinetic therapy, Cyriax frictions massage, raindrop therapy, sports therapy|
|ADDRESS||205, 222 58 AVE SW, T2H 2S3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||403-984-9962 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
OrthoSports takes pride in having its very own certified orthopedic massage therapist, Sergey Raiter. This establishment does orthopedic massage to address ligaments, tendons, other connective tissues, and joints.
Thanks to this RMT and his advanced manipulation techniques, the clinic can help just about anyone with orthopedic pain. So, those with carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, or back and neck pain can benefit from OrthoSports.
With its orthopedic massage, OrthoSports can provide results with fewer treatments. Calgarians with injuries from their athletic career or work are thus, given a chance for faster treatment.
To give its clients the best massage in town, OrthoSports first conducts thorough assessments like passive range of motion and resistance testing. The best thing is that these tests are part of OrthoSports’ packages.
OrthoSports also has a membership program. So, those in need of a relaxing day-off now and then can have seamless appointments with the clinic.
Read these reviews to know what OrthoSports was able to do for its clients:
“I went to Sergei with no big expectations but i always hope some treatments will help me. I have had headaches for so many years and they are slowly getting worse. Usually i take pills 7 days/week. I have also lower back problems when i have walked or trained. The lower back is really good now and not painful after long walks. My headaches are almost gone. Some days i dont feel anything, such a good feeling and strange at the same time.
I have taken 5 treatments all together, also for shoulder and runners knee. I have tried different massages, chiropractors and more with no results but this is incredible. Thank you Sergei for the help.”—Ari Nyman
“Sergey’s massages are unlike any other I’ve experienced. After having one appointment with him, I was hooked and couldn’t return to any other therapists. His treatments truly get to the root of the issue, to the extent that I don’t really need to see him often. His massages are for people looking to work through issues and get rid of them, not so much for relaxation. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for someone who understands the body, assesses your situation at the start of every massage appointment, and works to address the root cause of a problem.”—Aasha Williams-Blanco
2. Exige Medi Spa
|SERVICES||Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, cupping massage, scalp massage, face massage, reflexology, Thai massage, acupuncture|
|ADDRESS||Unit 6, 110 – 2nd Ave S.E. Calgary, AB|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 918-8936 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
If you want numerous choices for massage therapy, then Exige Medi Spa may be a good option. The medi spa offers Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and even Thai massage for those who don’t want to shed too many layers of clothing.
Exige Medi Spa uses hot stones, bamboo sticks, and mineral heating lamps to carry out its massage therapies. Besides, the spa also offers other options for pain relief, like laser acupuncture and acupressure massage.
Considering that it has all these varied options, Exige Medi Spa also provides a la carte massage treatments tailor-fit to their clients’ needs. So, its clients can customize their treatments by choosing the type of massage, add-ons, pressure level, tempo, and focused areas.
The best thing is, Exige Medi Spa also allots 12 additional add-ons for each treatment. These freebies range from practical free parking slots to relaxing Gua Sha facials.
To ensure 100% customer satisfaction, Exige Medi Spa provides free treatments for customers who aren’t happy for the first 30 minutes of massage.
Since it takes appointments very seriously, Exige Medi Spa also requires you to be there 20 minutes before your appointment. Failure to arrive on time can result in a hefty no-show fee.
Here are some reviews to help you manage your expectations should you choose Exige Medi Spa:
“Fantastic massage and spa! I highly recommend this place. They are so professional and offer a great experience. I really like being able to Cleary pick what type of massage I am looking for with a quick and easy survey each time. Anh is wonderful and I highly recommend her. Great find!”—Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald
“I love how clean they are. When I got there, I had to remove my shoes and they gave me booties to wear (I think all places should do that. If they want you to remove your shoes, they should provide booties for you to wear). I had warm cloth for my hands, etc. My therapist was Alyssa. She was really good! Perfect pressure. My only concern was the massage room was bright and too cold but all good”—Janina Lou Morales
3. Breathe Massage Therapy & Total Body Health
|SERVICES||Deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, hot stone massage, reflexology, rapid release, prenatal massage, cupping massage|
|ADDRESS||717 7 Avenue Southwest #120 Calgary, AB T2P 0Z3 Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 457-3060 / (403) 617-8282|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
For a relaxing day off by yourself or with your partner, you can consider Breathe Massage Therapy and Total Body Health. It offers numerous types of massage therapies, including deep tissue, hot stone, and reflexology.
Breathe Massage Therapy also offers more technical physical manipulation techniques like myofascial release and rapid release techniques. These additional services can provide relief even to those with tight muscle knots.
Since it takes care of the whole body, it also offers other services like lymphatic drainage massage. This technique can improve the flow of lymph fluids in your body to reduce swelling and pain.
Additionally, Breathe Massage Therapy offers other aesthetic and relaxation treatments like pedicures, manicures, and waxing. These options are also available on its online booking system.
However, Breathe Massage Therapy has some strict spa policies. It requires is clients to come at least 15 minutes early and requires credit card payment for appointments lasting more than 2 hours.
With its massage therapy expertise and gentle customer services, Breathe Massage Therapy has gained numerous 5-star reviews like these:
“Cheryl is truly amazing. I run on a regular basis and have an old shoulder injury. She takes care of the persistent issues and anything new that comes her way the day I come in. Her deep tissue massage is just what I need to get into those problem areas. She is part of my keep fit and healthy routine. Love the studio too!”—Lara Hontzias
“Ilya and Cheryl were great for our couples massage. We booked an hour and cheryl was nice enough to accomodate us on the weekend. The pictures on google are accurate, the place is well kept and clean. Cheryl is highly qualified, which I noticed after my massage as well. Beforehand they would chat with us to get to know us a little better and to see where they can focus their efforts. I liked this aspect a lot. After the massage, we felt relaxed and pressure overall was awesome. Pricing was fair, and booking was fairly easy. For anyone reading this, entrance is by the rail tracks, next to good earth coffee downtown! Thanks again Cheryl and Illya!”—Dee Wanigasekara
|SERVICES||Osteopathy, deep tissue massage therapy, joint mobilization, exercise prescription, physiotherapy, gait assessment, bike fitting, pelvic health physiotherapy, acupuncture and other TCM treatments|
|ADDRESS||Suite 103, 1608 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2H 2L6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 229-9214 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Intrinsi caters to Calgarians who need holistic treatment for their chronic muscle and joint pains. That’s because it’s a medical clinic and rehabilitation facility with osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors, and of course, massage therapists.
With all these experts under one roof, Intrinsi can provide pain relief for those diagnosed with chronic pain or orthopedic conditions. When it comes to massage therapy, it does deep tissue massages and also prescribes suitable exercises.
Each therapist also has a specialty, so those in need of next-level care can simply choose which physiotherapist or massage therapist they want. Clients can do this through Intrinsi’s online booking system.
To add to all these services, Intinsi also does gait assessments, bike fitting, and golf screenings. So, Calgarians who want to stay active and sporty without aggravating their orthopedic conditions can rely on this rehabilitation facility.
The only thing we didn’t like about Intrinsi is that it has short operating hours on Saturdays and is even closed on Sundays. And with most of its weekday opening hours ending early, booking treatments can become difficult for those with busy schedules.
Here are some customer reviews to tell you what clients like and dislike about Intrinsi’s services:
“I’ve been clenching my jaw and grinding my teeth for years, and have caused a lot of wearing on my teeth in addition to tension and tightness in my jaw. I went to see Joel and he has helped me enormously. He was very honest and upfront about each of our accountabilities during the course of treatment, and made me feel confident that he would only suggest treatment that would be beneficial to my goals. He gave me some easy exercises to do on my own in addition to the treatment he provided. By the end of treatment I was able to open my jaw 15 mm wider. Joel shows an interest in whole-person wellness and I felt he asked me more questions than my family doctor ever has. Really happy with my experience and definitely made me a believer in osteopathy!”—Megan H
“I had the best experience with Intrinsi!! I highly recommend them to anyone! I went to see Jon after I had experienced 2 weeks of the worst neck pain of my life, and wow is he sure a miracle worker!!! In only 2 visits Jon had me back to normal!! He is one of the nicest people I have ever met, and knew exactly where my pain was steaming from and how to help it go away. He followed up with me a few days after my visit to see how I was doing, which was such a nice surprise. He also gave me exercises to do at home, which helped me so much when I wasn’t able to come in due to COVID restrictions.”—Courtney Redekopp
5. Omega Massage & Wellness
|SERVICES||Shiatsu massage, post/prenatal massage, cupping massage, Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi massage, meditation massage, hot stone massage, raindrop therapy, energy healing massage|
|ADDRESS||1424 19 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1A6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 289-1001 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM |
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Since 1995, Omega Massage has been providing healing services to improve holistic living for Calgarians.
It has one massage practicum student and over six registered massage therapists, one of which is even a lifestyle coach.
Its customers can choose between Shiatsu, Swedish, Lomi Lomi, cupping, or hot stone massage, among others. Omega Massage even offers post and prenatal massage, making it suitable for soon-to-be-mothers with back pain.
With such a large team and numerous types of approaches to massage therapy, Omega Massage can cater to a diverse clientele.
Aside from offering diverse massage options, Omega Massage also makes its services accessible. It has special promos not only for first-time clients but also for seniors and students.
While Omega Massage requires at least 24 hours before cancellation and doesn’t extend appointments for latecomers, it has more relaxed policies. We say this because, unlike other spas, Omega Massage may not require full payment for late cancels as long as the appointment can be filled.
Omega Massage offers is well-known for its relaxing atmosphere and its holistic treatments. Read these reviews to know what clients like about Omega Massage Calgary:
“This place is the most amazing massage clinic. They have a small waiting room, but its filled with lovely sounds and smells and books that make you reflect. I always go to Jolene who is not only a massage therapist but also a energy healer. Everytime I am done a session with her I feel renewed and revived. If you go there, you must see Jolene!”—R P
“Wow what a place! I got a super deep healing massage while my husband got a therapeutic massage. So you can choose what you desire. My neck feels way better and my spirit more aligned. My husband got some therapeutic guidance for his hips, neck and back which is making him feel lighter and stronger with his posture. I highly recommend this if you need the WHOLE healing. Mind, body and spirit. You’ll walk out feeling lighter and happier.”—Stefi Lane
6. South West Massage and Wellness Centre
|SERVICES||Acupuncture and TCM, manual osteopathy, hot stone massage therapy, prenatal and infant massage therapy, Reiki therapy, meridian massage therapy, lymphatic massage therapy|
|ADDRESS||#650, 22 Midlake Blvd. SE Calgary, AB|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 931-4829 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
South West Massage and Wellness Centre offers numerous treatment options like manual osteopathy, massage therapy, Reiki therapy, acupuncture, and other TCM treatments.
With its diverse treatment options, South West Massage can cater to anyone, from young children to seniors. Its experts will even put together different wellness services to customize your treatment plan.
But while it has a diverse and holistic set of treatment options, South West’s massage therapy options are actually pretty limited. Nonetheless, clients can get either standard Swedish, hot stone, prenatal, reflexology, lymphatic, or craniosacral massage therapy.
Its wide range of treatment options is not the only thing South West Massage is proud of. It also has a large team of wellness providers, with 16 RMTs, one licensed acupuncturist and TCM doctor, and an osteopath.
What makes South West Massage extra convenient is that it does direct insurance billing. So, those in need of massage therapy or acupuncture can certainly rely on this medi spa.
Additionally, South West Massage has extended opening hours on weekdays. As such, it can accommodate same-day appointments.
Most customers cite South West Massage’s direct billing services to be the best thing about the medi spa. Here are some more reviews to tell you what else clients like about the medi spa:
“Lovely experience and environment! I felt instantly welcomed and was greeted immediately by smiles (under masks of course). My massage with Sharalyn was excellent and left feeling rejuvenated! Will absolutely recommend this business to friends and family.”—Emily Veres
“Had a massage with Tiffany and it was excellent! She was very professional, seemed really knowledgeable and was really attentive to my comfort. Left feeling really relaxed. My session was direct billed through Sunlife so that was really convenient as well. Will be back!”—Cheri Cooper
7. Vitality Spa & Massage
|SERVICES||Swedish massage, Tai massage, Tui Na massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, cupping massage, pregnancy massage|
|ADDRESS||259 Midpark Way SE #205, Calgary, AB T2X 1M2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 999-6687 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Vitality Spa & Massage is yet another place for all-around pampering services. It offers numerous massage types, like Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and prenatal massage to name a few.
For those who want regular massage sessions, Vitality offers cost-effective massage packages. These packages include either five or ten sessions of 60-90 minutes of massage, all for an affordable price.
Aside from these massage therapy options, Vitality also provides acupuncture, facial treatments, and laser hair removal services.
With these treatments under one roof, you can truly get pampered in just one session. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have packages combining massage therapy with other treatments.
However, you should know that Vitality Spa & Massage has a relatively small team. While it has two experts in acupuncture and TCM, it only has two RMTs, one of which also works as the spa’s beauty artist.
Thanks to its effective massage therapies and warm customer services, Vitality Spa & Massage has gained numerous 5-star reviews like these:
“Phoebe was amazing!!! She paid very close attention to every detail. My body feels like it’s floating. Perfect pressure, wasn’t chatting (which I LOVE during a massage), palms and bottom of my feet were VERY well taking care of by her very talented techniques! 100% my new massage place!”—Sarah Hargreaves
“We just booked a massage with Phoebe at the last minute before our flight home tomorrow. The massage was so relaxing and Phoebe really took the time to ensure my neck, back and limbs were soothed. I came out feeling relaxed and smelling amazing! :)”—Adam Fletcher
8. Health Land Wellness Centre
|SERVICES||Deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, body scrub, sauna therapy massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy|
|ADDRESS||#216 500 Royal Oak Drive NW Calgary, AB T3G 0E8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 454-8892 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Health Land Wellness Centre aims to provide a moment of happiness by offering holistic treatments. It has two experts providing not only the best massage therapy in town but also the best TCM services and physiotherapy.
Its massage therapist, Justin Yu, is licensed and specialized in deep tissue massage therapy, active release therapy, and intrinsic mobilization technique. These techniques enable him to improve the range of motion and reduce the pain of just about anyone with acute or chronic pain.
Health Land Wellness Centre also has a certified acupuncturist, Amy Yip. These backgrounds thus make the medi spa a suitable option for those looking for holistic pain management treatments.
Additionally, Health Land Wellness Centre can cater to those who need help recovering from MVA injuries or traumas. And for convenience, the medi spa also does direct insurance billing for its clients.
Read these reviews to learn more about Health Land and Wellness Centre:
“Never will I be going anywhere else. After my first appointment, I had to sit in my car for about 5 to 10 min. I have never felt so relaxed after a massage, even my brain felt like it had a massage. It felt so good to have the tension in my back and neck relieved. Justin is a great RMT!”—Marita Louwrens
“I called for a last minute massage late on the Saturday before New Years and Zheng went out of his way to move things around to fit me in. Incredibly friendly and very professional, it’s obvious that Zheng really cares about providing the best possible experience for his clients.”—Kyle Gough
9. Why Knot
|SERVICES||Therapeutic massage, treatment massage, Swedish massage, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy & release, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, sports massage, myofascial mobilization & release, hot stone massage|
|ADDRESS||#203-2212 4th Street SW, Calgary AB T2S 1W9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 270-0854 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
Why Knot is a wellness clinic offering personalized treatments to all its clients. It starts all of its treatments with thorough one-on-one assessments with its clients.
Next, it will find the best approach for your situation. So, those who only need relief for minor pains can receive therapeutic or relaxation massages while those with more serious conditions can get a sports massage or trigger point therapy.
To carry out such a wide range of treatments, Why Knot has a team of registered massage therapists, each with a different specialization. The great thing about this clinic is that even allows its customers to choose which practitioner they want for their appointment.
The only things we didn’t like about this clinic are that it has relatively pricier services and that its shortest massage therapy session is at 45 minutes. So, if you’re only looking for a half-hour appointment, then this may not be the best option for you.
Luckily, Why Knot is open all week and has extended opening hours. This way, even those with busy schedules can truly find time for their massage appointments.
Most customers like Why Knot not only for its excellent massage therapies but also for its friendly and informative approach. Here are reviews that echo such thoughts:
“Thanks Sandeep for the great 1 full hour deep tissue massage. My neck and shoulders are feeling great! Probably one of the best massages I’ve had in a long time! It’s nice to know that you get a full hour when you pay for the hour too.”—Paul Guthrie
“Had a great experience at Whyknot massage. I had a very sore hip and was lucky to make a short notice appointment. I arrived early to complete the new patient questionnaire. My therapist was very good at answering all my questions. She made very good use of our time, the massage was deep and thorough. She even gave me a few good stretches to help ease my pain. One day later I was feeling back to normal, I’m continuing with the stretches though to prevent any recurring pains. I would recommend Whyknot massage and I will use their services again next time.”—Edward Power
10. Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness
|SERVICES||Deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, chair massage, pregnancy massage, corporate massage, onsite massage, mobile massage, event massage|
|ADDRESS||50 Sunhaven Place SE Calgary AB T2X 2X6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||403 695 9383 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness is led by a registered sports massage therapist, Diane Hoard. She is focused on therapeutic and rehab massage treatments.
Additionally, Diane incorporates her knowledge in fitness and nutrition to provide holistic treatment plans for its clients. These qualities help her make Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness a medi spa not only for pain relief but also for injury rehabilitation.
With these goals in mind, Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness does sports massage, therapeutic massage, prenatal massage, and deep tissue massage.
Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness even has special discounts for seniors and new customers. And since most of its services are aimed at treating medical conditions, the medical spa also does direct billing.
Another thing that Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness does to make its services convenient is mobile massage. So, just about anyone can book this medi spa for corporate massages and event massages.
But because of the current health restrictions, this service is temporarily unavailable. Luckily, Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness updates its website regularly, so you can check when this feature becomes available again.
Calgary Therapeutic Massage and Wellness’s customers praised it for extending its services beyond the confines of its clinic. Read these reviews to learn more about such quality:
“I would highly recommend her service to anyone! Not only has she helped me with her massages, but she sends me lots of stretching and exercises I can do at home. She really wants her clients to get better and follows up with me to see how I am feeling. She is extremely knowledgable about the human body and explains (in a way that I can understand) what is going on with me! Her space is very clean, lots of parking, and has two cute dogs who do not interrupt our sessions in any way. Thanks to her, my years of back pain is finally starting to feel relief.”—Samantha Landolt
“Diane is an amazing massage therapist! I have been struggling with back pain for years and she is the first on that has truly been able to figure out when the issue is, address the issue plus give me things to do at home to prevent further agitation. Her space is relaxing and welcoming, as well. She makes things hurt so good, and that is literally everything that I have ever wanted in a massage therapist.”—Bre Zilinksi
11. Cadence Chiropractic, Sport & Health
|SERVICES||Chiropractic care, active release techniques (ART®), naturopathic medicine, prolotherapy, Graston® technique, Kinesiotape, acupuncture, TCM, massage therapy, and functional foam rolling|
|ADDRESS||2220 7th Ave NW, Unit C, Calgary, AB T2N0Z6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 521-2278 / (888) 613-1152 (fax) | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM |
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cadence Chiropractic, Sport & Health is yet another clinic you can visit if you’re experiencing pain due to sports injuries. It offers well-rounded treatments to help its clients recover.
It does so by combining techniques and approaches of chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and manipulative therapies. As such, Cadence prides itself on its high success rates in resolving orthopedic injuries and traumas.
To help its clients get back on their feet in time, Cadence also offers gait assessment and services and therapeutic exercise plans. Additionally, Cadence conducts food sensitivity testing and offers clinical nutrition programs.
That said, its massage therapy is provided only to clients in need of relief from serious medical conditions. So, if you’re only seeking massage therapy as a way to recharge on the weekend, then this clinic may not be the best place to visit.
Besides, Cadence is also closed on Sundays and has limited hours on Saturdays.
While it caters mostly to those in need of holistic orthopedic treatment plans, Cadence has still gained numerous positive reviews for its massage therapy services. Here are just some of those positive reviews:
“My massage with Erin was nothing short of wonderful. You can tell she is an experienced Massage Therapist (20 years!). She listened to me intently, was very professional and the massage was EXACTLY what I needed. I will come back again and again. I would recommend her to everyone! -Linda, Calgary, AB When I booked with Paul for a rotator cuff injury I wasn’t sure what to expect. Even though he is an RMT, he was VERY specific with his treatment. Using active release, he was able to resolve my shoulder injury in two treatments. I highly recommend Paul for an injury specific treatment. He fixed me!”—Tyler
“There’s nothing like going to a place where they listen and actually hear what you’re saying. I’ve been to numerous other chiropractors and RMT’s for several injuries and have NEVER had the results as I’ve had at Cadence from both Dr. Ryan and Erin! Thanks to you both and to the welcoming and attentive assistants at the front.”—Gerard Gladney
12. Fitness Canada Physio & Massage Centre
|SERVICES||Physiotheraphy, Therapeutic deep tissue massage, sports massage, Thai massage, Ayurvedic (indian herbal) massage, osteopathic manual therapy, yoga therapy|
|ADDRESS||Calgary South West|
Westbrook Mall, 1200- 37 Street SW, Calgary AB T3C 1S2
Calgary North West Location
4115 4th Street NW, Calgary AB T2K 1A3
Woodpark | Unit 12-523 Woodpark Blvd SW, Calgary AB T2W 4J3
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 333-3566 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Depends on location|
Fitness Canada Physio & Massage Centre is yet another all-around medi spa offering massage therapy and physiotherapy. Its massage types include deep tissue massage, Thai massage, and reflexology.
Additionally, the medi spa does osteopathic manual therapy, trigger point therapy, and advanced orthopedic massage for those with more serious concerns. With all these choices, Fitness Canada can accommodate any Calgarian wanting or needing a relaxing massage.
Probably the best thing about Fitness Canada is that it has three convenient locations offering the best massage in Calgary. For a large team, however, Fitness Canada seems to have a relatively small team of RMTs as its other experts are physiotherapists and acupuncturists.
But what really makes Fitnes Canada special is that its one of the few medi spas trained in Ayurvedic massage and other traditional massage therapies.
Here are some reviews to tell you more about what you can expect from Fitness Canada’s services:
“I have been seeing Senthil for a month now, and it is making a huge difference for me. They have two locations, and an awesome referral program. I feel that the staff is knowledgeable, professional, and gifted in healing! I also like that they use physical touch, and motion for healing but also some technology like ultrasound and electricity etc”—Jeanine Williams
“Have seen Barb a few times now at the Westbrook mall location. It is amazing how she has relieved my headaches with the work on my jaw! Seven weeks without a headache is a record for me. She is very knowledgeable and knows the interconnectedness of the body. Barb is also very friendly and easy to talk with.”—Leslie Banister
13. Prema Wellness Centre
|SERVICES||Deep tissue massage, sports massage, therapeutic massage, pregnancy massage, hot stone massage|
|ADDRESS||Prema Wellness Centre, 1429 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 316 1647 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
In Ancient Sanskrit, Prema alludes to love, which is exactly what Prema Wellness tries to achieve for yourself. It works toward this commitment by providing massage therapy, acupuncture, and energy work.
For its massage therapy services, Prema Wellness has signature therapeutic, zen relaxing, and hot stone massages. The spa even caters to customers with specialized needs because it also does pregnancy massage, sports massage, and deep tissue massage.
Prema Wellness has six RMTs and five other specialists for TCM, naturopathy, and energy work, and three aestheticians, all dedicated and focused only on their line of work. In addition to these relaxing services, Prema Wellness offers aesthetic treatments like hair removal, body contouring, facials, and other innovative skincare treatments.
And to make its clients come back for more, Prema Wellness also offers the convenience of direct billing to major insurance providers. But you should know, this service is available only on your second visit with them because their system needs at least 24 hours for such integration.
And unfortunately, Prema Wellness’s massage therapies are a bit on the expensive side. So, if you plan on choosing this spa, just make sure you are patient with insurance claims or are ready for some hefty payments.
Read these reviews to get some insights into Prema Wellness’s quality of services and customer care:
“I took advantage of their intro package – a massage and facial for $99 – the service was outstanding. I was greeted warmly and professionally, then treated to a top notch deep tissue massage. After that a wonderful facial. I left feeling pampered and I think I got a really good deal. I’d highly recommend it.”—Lori Klassen
“I love my Prema membership. It gets you more affordable services and helps you use your benefits up. The direct billing is super convenient as well. That being said, the therapist are absolutely the best part. I have not had a bad massage yet. In fact, the top three massages I’ve had have been there, all with different therapists”—Jessica Pana
14. Calgary B C Acupuncture
|SERVICES||Tui-na massage, cupping massage, acupuncture,|
|ADDRESS||#3, 4803 Centre St. NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 2Z6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 455-8811 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Saturday: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Calgary B C Acupuncture provides a wide range of traditional treatments. This clinic incorporates numerous aspects of TCM—cupping, gua sha (scraping therapy), Chinese herbal medicine, and, nutrition counselling—to cater to those in need of holistic treatments for their pain.
The clinic operates under the leadership of licensed acupuncturist and registered massage therapist, Dr. Bill Chan. As such, Calgary B C Acupuncture can provide holistic treatments for those with musculoskeletal pain and limited range of motion.
Dr. Chan’s expertise also enables the clinic to accept patients whose injuries are from an MVA or whose treatment plans are covered by WCB.
Besides, Dr. Chan is also among the most active promoters of TCM, so if you’re eager to try this branch of the medical approach, then his clinic may be a good fit. Just make sure to book online early on as its opening hours are limited.
Since it has a great background in Chinese medicine, Calgary B C Acupuncture does Tui Na massage and cupping deep tissue massage. That said, this is the only type of massage the clinic offers.
Dr. Chan is famous for his acupuncture treatments, but he has also gained positive reviews for his massage treatments and overall patient care. Here are reviews to tell you more:
“Dr. Chan was amazing! After a work incident, I was left with a very swollen spot the size of an egg on the top of my head. I went to seek help from Dr. Chan after failed attempts to get help from the hospital. He was amazing and helped me completely heal my head in a matter of months! The swelling has completely recovered due to his great advice, recommended herbs, and accupunture! I cannot thank him enough!”—Lenny Wong
“I initially went to Dr. Chan for pain in my shoulders at the recommendation of a friend and after 3 treatments of acupuncture and cupping I no longer get this usual pain. At the same time I mentioned I was experiencing leg and foot cramps every evening and which often woke me during the night. No calcium, magnesium, potassium through food and supplements nor plenty of water made any difference so Dr. Chan began acupuncture treatments to address this problem and after 5 treatments I am completely free from cramps. Such a blessing!”—Donna M
15. National Spine Care and Sports Medicine
|SERVICES||Sports massage, chiropractic, dry needling, physiotherapy, Graston technique, fascial manipulation, nutritional counselling, clinical pilates, acupuncture, custom exercise, cold laser therapy|
|ADDRESS||1815 10 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 270 7252|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Just as its name suggests, National Spine Care & Sports Medicine (NSCSM) offers all kinds of treatments to keep your back and spine in peak condition. Its wellness team includes massage therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians, chiropractors, personal trainers, and acupuncturists.
With such a diverse team of experts, NSCSM can alleviate the pain from several musculoskeletal, neural, and fascial conditions. So, those in need of relief from headaches, neck and back pain, joint pain, sprains, and strains can rely on the clinic.
NSCSM’s services don’t even end after pain relief. This clinic also helps rebuild strength and improve health and wellness by taking patient education and preventive maintenance seriously.
Like other clinics offering massage therapy to ease symptoms from medical conditions, NSCSM does direct insurance billing. It also sends appointment reminders 2 days before the scheduled visit.
The only thing we didn’t like about this clinic is that it has short opening hours on Saturdays and is even closed on Sundays. Luckily, it opens as early as 7:00 AM to cater to more patients, especially those with tight training schedules.
Customers especially like how National Spine Care and Sports Medicine has holistic and integrated treatments. Here are just some of its patient reviews to tell you more:
“Highly recommend this clinic! I started going recently for chiropractor, physio and massage to maintain chronic spine issues and other pain related to past injuries. All staff I’ve been treated by are friendly, well informed and highly skilled. It’s great to have one clinic for all my health needs.”—Julia Schwindt
“I’ve been coming to National Spine Care for four years now for chronic pain management. I love my care team (physio, chiro and massage) – they coordinate behind the scenes to give me the best possible outcomes. I appreciate their approach to my case – very long-term prevention focused rather than quick fixes or unnecessary procedures. I feel better now than I did in my 20s! The administrative staff are awesome, too. I recommend National Spine Care to everyone, my sister and spouse both go there now as well.”—Kailey Lewis
16. Parkview Massage
|SERVICES||Massage therapy, facial treatments, infrared body wraps, laser hair removal, waxing and tinting|
|ADDRESS||#3125, 380 Canyon Meadows DR SE Calgary, AB T2J 7C3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 585-2535|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Parkview Massage is another spa with extended opening hours and all-week availability. With these opening hours and its wide range of massage treatments, Parkview can be a great place to spend a quiet weekend.
Aside from its availability, Parkview also offers affordability as most of its treatments are well within the average expected prices of massage therapies. However, this affordability doesn’t encompass its 30-minute massages because these alone cost $70.
The spa has five registered massage therapists on its team. Each of these RMTs is specialized in a type of massage.
So, Parkview can do therapeutic Swedish massages as well as prenatal, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and shockwave therapy. Additionally, Parkview offers couples massage to cater to those who want to spend more quality relaxation time with their partners.
Parkview also allows its customers, even those seeking couple massages, to customize their massage treatments. So, they can add hot stones, cupping, or aromatherapy treatments to their massage package.
Here are some reviews from clients who claim to have received the best massage from Parkview Spa:
“Beautiful facility! From the moment you step into Parkview to the moment you leave, it is a wonderful experience. The receptionist is welcoming (always offering a drink!) and the massage experience is amazing. I saw Gloria today and received the best massage I have ever had. Highly recommend this business for anyone looking for therapeutic massage.”—Jacqueline Lo
“I absolutely love this place and people who work there. I feel welcome every time I go there. Good customer service, cozy interior, everything is new and green. Simona is my guy for deep tissue massage. I highly recommend this place and her ?”—Martynas Gruodis
17. Lokahi Massage & Pregnancy Services
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, labour massage and doula services, postnatal massage, therapeutic massage, relaxation massage|
|ADDRESS||Tuscany Ravine Mews NW, Calgary, AB T3L 2W3|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(780) 370-2701 | [email protected]|
Now, if you need massage therapy to ease your pregnancy back or joint pains, but are too exhausted to even travel, then Lokahi Massage & Pregnancy Services may be the spa to call.
Lokahi Massage offers affordable mobile relaxation, therapeutic, prenatal, and postnatal massage therapies. In addition to its pain-relieving pregnancy massages, Lokahi Massage also offers birthing doula services, all thanks to its in-house DONA-certified RMT, Justine Craigen.
Lokahi’s other RMT, Linda Varadi, is also a registered hypnotherapist and certified transformation nutrition coach. So, while these two make up a small team, they do offer diverse treatments which Calgarians can enjoy.
Like many other spas, Lokahi requires at least 24 hours of notice for cancellations. But unlike others, this spa only charges 50% of the payment as a late cancellation fee.
However, Lokahi Massage falls short of other financial features as it doesn’t do direct billing for its services. Fortunately, it still offers receipts that you can use for reimbursements.
Lokahi Massage may be well-known for its prenatal massage, but its services are still applicable to just about anyone who wants to relax. Here are some reviews from such people:
“Justine is amazing! She always takes the time to inquire about your concerns and really listens. I have been going to her for the past year, and has provided fantastic service consistently. Not only does she make sure to relieve your pain, she takes the time to get to know you personally. I highly recommend her services! Her vibrant personality and passion makes her a true gem”—Sabrina Lee
“I’m not even pregnant and I loved it! Justine is a fantastic masseuse. I’ve had stress in my upper back and shoulders for a long time, and she really worked out my knots and tension. The setting is very comfortable, and her booking system and use of technology is a definite plus!!”—Richard Yuen
18. Decodex Massage Therapy
|SERVICES||Therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, hydrotherapy, myofascial release, weight loss, trigger point, acupressure massage, Tui-Na massage|
|ADDRESS||180- 94 Ave SE (#44 MacLeod Plaza) Calgary AB T2J 3G8 (One Block North of Walmart & Lowis – inside MC Acupuncture Clinic)|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 832-5188 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Decodex Massage Therapy offers therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, hydrotherapy, Tui-na massage, and many other types of massage therapies. Clients can even add facial massage or foot massage to any of these services.
With all these options, the medi spa can help those with MVA injuries, insomnia, chronic and acute pain, weakness, and orthopedic conditions like tennis elbow. Since it carries out massage therapies for medical pain relief, Decodex also does direct insurance billing.
In addition to such effective and convenient payment options, Decodex has that extra appeal as it has affordable massage treatments. We say this because its 30-minute massages are $40 while its hour-long sessions cost only $80.
However, Decodex Massage Therapy only has one RMT on site. So, you may encounter some challenges when booking a slot for an appointment with the spa, especially during peak hours.
Despite being a one-RMT team, Decodex Massage continues to impress numerous Calgarians with its diverse expertise. Here are just some of its satisfied clients:
“I have gone to many different massage therapists over the past 30 years and I can honestly say David is one of the very best I have been to. Having experience with Ayurvedic massage, Lomi Lomi and other traditional modalities he rates with the very best. He understands energy, acupressure points and incorporates that knowledge into his massage. He is a true master!”—Cindy Perry
“Wow amazing place to go for massage best I have ever had I mean best! Very caring Vincent was hands down amazing I was having a bad day with stress and anxiety and he was able to calm me down relax me and ease it all away. Thanks so much”—Kevin Oneil
19. Gelous Spa
|SERVICES||Aromatherapy, pregnancy massage, myofascial cupping massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone masage, bamboo fusion massage, microneedling, facials, dermaplanning, hair rejuvenation, body treatments, spa packages, Reiki|
|ADDRESS||4924 20A St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5A6|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 617-2512 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM |
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Gelous Spa is yet another city-approved and health-inspected home spa offering all types of pampering services. From relaxing treatments like raindrop aromatherapy massages to more aesthetic services like chemical peels, Gelous Spa has it.
The best thing about Gelous Spa’s massage therapies is that they all come with hot stone testers, hot towels, and aromatherapy. Clients can even ask for Reiki as a free add-on to their services or go as far as customizing their own massage therapy treatment.
Despite these add-ons, Gelous Spa’s services are priced reasonably and affordably. To add to this convenience, Gelous Spa also does direct billing to insurance.
Aside from these services, Gelous Spa offers organic beauty products, complete with free delivery privileges. These products include essentials like sunscreens, lotions, and cleansers and vanity needs like lash extensions and masks.
But since Gelous Spa is a home spa, it also has limited opening hours and won’t accept any walk-ins. Additionally, it may not be able to answer any calls when its in-house RMT is occupied with a client.
Read these reviews to learn more about Gelous Spa and its services:
“Dare I say the best massage in Calgary? You feel relaxed, comfortable, but yet like your physical needs are being met! I love the natural products that are used, and the variety of massage options that are available. The pregnancy pillow and pre-natal massage is a huge plus!!”—Lauren Rodych-Eberle
“I’ve had a fantastic experience each time I’ve been here. I’ve been here for both massage and micro needling. The ambiance is so relaxing – I didn’t want to leave. Helena is very friendly and her passion for her work shines though.”—D Martin
20. Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage
|SERVICES||Physiotherapy, massage therapy, biomedical dry needling, acupuncture, cold laser therapy, shockwave therapy|
|ADDRESS||#80-2525 Bridlecrest Way SW, Calgary AB T2Y 5J4|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 454-4451 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage combines the benefits of physiotherapy, massage, and dry needling to help its patients recover from a musculoskeletal trauma or injury.
It offers different types of massage therapies at different levels. So, its clients can choose either a calming Swedish massage or a more intense deep tissue massage.
Additionally, Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage does lymphatic drainage and myofascial release to further improve recovery from surgery or injury. The clinic can do all of this because it has its in-house physiotherapist and RMT.
While this team may be small compared to other clinics, Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage still delivers massage results the way bigger medi spas would do. Besides, this clinic also has connections with physicians, dentists, and pharmacies, in case you may need other types of treatment options.
Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage can even do in-home visits for some of its clients. So, those who have trouble travelling, due to their MVA injuries, for example, can still rely on this clinic.
Over the years, Spirit of Physiotherapy and Massage has gained positive reviews for its excellent treatments, patient care, and customer services. Here are reviews to tell you more:
“Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Had a work related injury. Was able to have some relief and mobility after the first week. Combination of physiotherapy and massage really helped. Would not hesitate to recommend to others.”—Adam L
“The best Physiotherapy clinic out there. Customer service is friendly, polite and kind. Scheduling is a breeze, and they are incredibly accommodating. There are two massage therapists when I went there last, and I have only received a massage from Elizabeth a few times. They are some of the best massages I have ever had. She was thorough with asking questions. She asked throughout the massage how the pressure was, and was concerned on how I was the entire time. The atmosphere in the room was relaxing and I found it easy to want to take a wee nap. I left there feeling relaxed, my body was calm and felt incredibly good. Suffering from chronic pain, these massages are like little pieces of heaven. I need to get back in there for a massage now!”—Melissa Kirbyson
21. Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa
|SERVICES||Massagetherapeutic massage, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, facials, nail aesthetics, medical aesthetics, waxing, makeup lessons|
|ADDRESS||880 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J9|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 216-2747 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM |
Thursday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00AM – 5:00 PM
If you’re looking for another Calgary spa for all of your pampering needs, then you should at least consider Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa. As the biggest spa in Western Canada, Oasis also offers a large selection of services, from massages and facials to waxing and makeup services.
These services can be purchased as stand-alone treatments, but Oasis goes above and beyond by pairing some of its treatments in cost-effective packages. Among its packages are the couples massage package and the facial and massage package.
For its massage therapies, it offers therapeutic Swedish massage and hot stone massage. It also does more than just the simple therapeutic massage because Oasis offers prenatal massage.
Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa also does direct billing for its massage therapies. However, this service is limited to policyholders of Alberta Blue Cross and Green Shield Canada.
To add to all these services, Oasis also sells beauty and wellness products and ships them for free anywhere around Calgary. However, this free delivery feature is applicable only for orders exceeding $30.
Because it’s very popular, Oasis Wellness Centre & Spa has gained mixed reviews, primarily due to its expensive prices. But with its warm atmosphere and excellent massage therapies, it has also gained plenty of positive reviews, including these:
“GREAT EXPERIENCE! my massage therapist liliana was amazing! Came in with some huge knots in my back that had been giving me grief for over a month. I left this place feeling like a new man! Liliana did amazing work, I will be back!”—Zach Jenkins
“Went with my wife for a Couple’s Massage on the weekend. We had great time, both Veronika and Sara did a fantastic job. I really liked the Egyptian concept of this place. Staff at the reception, friendly and professional at all times.”—Rafael Aranguren
22. My Haven Laser & Spa
|SERVICES||Aromatherapy, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, cupping massage, laser treatments, facials, skincare treatments|
|ADDRESS||100 Mission Rd SW, Calgary, AB T2S 3A2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 418-5525 | [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
My Haven Laser & Spa offers a whole new experience of relaxation as it offers massage, laser treatments, and some skin treatments. Its massage treatments include add-on options like essential oils, hot stones, and cupping techniques.
Additionally, My Haven does foot reflexology, deep tissue massage, and stretching massage. These treatments are also applicable for just about any Calgarian since My Haven does couples massage, prenatal massage, and kid massage.
My Haven Spa also takes pride in its Vichy Shower where its customers can enjoy the wet and warm environment while getting hydrotherapy. For this treatment, My Haven allows add-on services like massages as well as body scrubs and wraps.
Its treatments are performed by no less than highly-trained staff in the field of massage therapy, laser therapy, esthetics, and skincare. However, My Haven does offer cheaper treatments from therapists who are still undergoing training.
Thanks to its quality of treatments and customer services, My Haven has received numerous positive reviews, including these:
“Incredible. Absolutely incredible beyond words. Upon entering the polished facility, I was met with a highly professional therapist that made me feel like royalty. The therapist went above and beyond assisting me in putting on the indoor footwear before guiding me to the therapy room. My first visit was for the Vichy Shower Massage which was my first for such a therapy. I didn’t know what to expect but the therapist made it all so comfortable and pleasant. It was one of the best massages I’ve had in the longest time. This by far exceeds the regular massages. Highly recommended – you’ll never be disappointed. I give it a 5/5. Tina is such an amazing therapist/owner.”—Phebe
“Recently went for a massage after a very taxing work day, and the massage therapist did an amazing job relieving the stress from my shoulders and neck. They take COVID precautions extremely seriously, so it felt very clean and safe. Booked my next appointment immediately!”—Lily Nelson
23. Just Be Massage and More
|ADDRESS||Doverthorn Close SE, Calgary, AB T2B 2G8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel: (825) 258-5258 Email: [email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Thurs: 10am – 8pm|
Fri & Sat: 10am - 4pm
Just Be Massage and More is a clinic that provides advanced therapeutic and relaxation massage in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment. What’s great about them is that aside from massages, they also offer other services such as facials and waxing.
In comparison to other spas, they offer five types of massage. These are Customized Massage, Cupping Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Essentially Rebalanced Aromatherapy, and Signature Massage and Facial.
Aside from only getting a massage, why not treat yourself more by getting a facial. This can make you feel better than you have ever felt before.
Unfortunately, they do not provide any information regarding their massage therapists.
Here are a few reviews from their previous clients:
“I chose to try out this place randomly because of how convenient the location was for me, and was very satisfied with my experience. So much so I continued my treatment for a few more sessions. I was looking for a more aggressive deep tissue massage approach, and my therapist was strong and able to attack some issues I was struggling with. The treatment room was comfortable, cozy, clean, and very well kept. I would recommend this place to anyone for any of their services. Thank you so much again …“
“If you are looking for an amazing massage therapist and better yet, a facial/massage experience (add a facial to your massage) Paula is your girl!!! It’s truly awesome.
I take advantage whenever I am in Calgary and Paula never disappoints. Highly recommended!!!“
Types of Massages
In general, massage is the treatment of body aches through rubbing and kneading of body parts. While its main goal is to relax and relieve muscles and joints, it can take different forms and approaches.
Here are the different types of massages you can get in Calgary.
- Swedish massage therapy
A Swedish massage is best for you if you’re new to getting massages and are simply looking for a way to relax. This full-body massage helps release any knots in your tissues for full-body relief.
- Aromatherapy massage
Aromatherapy is much like Swedish massage, but it includes the application of essential oils on your skin. With some positive effects on emotional and physical healing, aromatherapy seems suitable for those with:
- Stress and anxiety
- Digestive issues
- Muscle pains
- Deep tissue massage
Now, if you have chronic pain in specific areas of your body, deep tissue massage can help. This type of massage is much like Swedish massage, but it focuses on specific knotted muscles and reaches deeper muscle layers.
- Hot stone massage
Just as its name suggests, hot stone massage uses warm and smooth basalt stones, along with massage, to ease muscle tension and improve blood flow.
But be sure to inform your healthcare provider or your massage therapist if you have high blood pressure, varicose veins, heart disease, or diabetes.
- Shiatsu massage
This Japanese massage aims to reduce stress and thus relieve you of headaches, insomnia, and other stress-related conditions. Shiatsu does it by applying rhythmic pressure in your body, especially on target areas.
Unlike other massage types, you may wear loose clothing during a Shiatsu massage.
- Thai massage
But if you want to increase blood flow, flexibility, and energy as much as you want to relieve body aches, then a Thai massage may be appropriate. This massage is a combination of light stretching, yoga, kneading, and some massage techniques.
Like in Shiatsu massage, you can wear some loose clothing during this massage.
- Pregnancy/prenatal massage
Prenatal massage is an excellent alternative to medication for pregnant women with low back pain. Make sure your massage therapist is licensed for prenatal massages to support your body and avoid any complications.
Reflexology targets reflex areas in the hands and feet to restore natural energy levels and promote body healing. So, those who aren’t comfortable with whole-body massages can benefit from reflexology.
- Sports massage
Those who apply repetitive stress to their muscles due to sports or work can get some relief from sports massage. This massage can also improve your range of motion and further enhance your performance.
FAQs about Massages
We hope you can find the spa or clinic with our list and guide. You definitely deserve a relaxing break and nothing less than the best massage in Calgary!
Every now and then, Calgary welcomes a new local business. So, should you encounter any other massage places worthy of being on this list, feel free to send us your recommendations.
Feeling like a relaxing massage is no longer enough to ease your back pain? If so, then you can also try visiting the best chiropractors in Calgary for advanced treatment.