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By Isabelle Morin
You’re always carrying two beings during pregnancy, which is why it’s normal to feel bodily pains. Luckily, the best prenatal massage in Calgary can help you relieve some of these aches and stresses.
In this article, you’ll find the best prenatal massage spas as well as some answers to frequently asked questions about the topic. But first, you should at least have some idea of how much prenatal massages cost before you book a session yourself.
How Much Do Prenatal Massages Cost in Calgary
Unlike other types of massage therapies, prenatal massages don’t include add-ons like hot stones or aromatherapy. So, prices mostly differ only according to duration.
Here are the average prices you can expect for the best prenatal massage in Calgary.
Where to Get the Best Prenatal Massage in Calgary
We only listed spas and wellness centres with registered massage therapists for you and your baby’s safety. So, go ahead and choose from our top picks!
1. Mama Massage
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, reflexology massage, hot stone massage, cupping massage, deep tissue massage, Reiki, kids/teens massage, acupuncture, therapy|
|ADDRESS||250 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 474-6400|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday: 1:15 PM – 8:30 PM |
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Mama Massage offers prenatal massage, Reiki, deep tissue massage, cupping massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, and even kids/teens massage. So, despite its name, Mama Massage is open for moms, dads, and kids alike.
For a full relaxation session, Mama Massage also offers to take care of its customers’ kids during the massage. All ages of children are welcome as this wellness centre has full approval from the AHS for child-minding services.
This centre has 16 massage therapists, all are registered and have undergone at least 2,200 hours of training. Mama Massage also has doctors and psychologists in its team for truly holistic wellness services.
Aside from all these benefits, we also really appreciate how Mama Massage does direct billing to several insurance providers.
And to make things convenient from start to finish, Mama Massage has detailed yet intuitive online booking forms. There, you can choose which massage therapy you’d like to experience for 60 minutes.
But do know that you’d still need to call the location if you want couples massage, group massages, or 30-minute and 90-minute massages.
Read these reviews to know what pregnant Calgarians like the most about Mama Massage:
“Great location, welcoming reception staff and I had the BEST prenatal massage with Tina. I’ve seen a lot of RMTs at other clinics over the years but will never stray from this location and Tina from now on. Thank you!!”—Allie Lynch
“Loved my experience here. I had Vickie do my prenatal massage. Everything was perfect from pressure to her knowing about my due date etc. They obviously read your intake form and proceed accordingly. They also have child minding! Do if you have your little, bring him/ her along and still enjoy your massage. 100% will be back.”—Jen M
2. Now & Zen
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, postpartum massage, specialized yoga, labour coaching|
|ADDRESS||1936 Broadview Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3H7, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 229-9409|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday, Thursday, Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM|
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Now & Zen does prenatal massage, yoga, therapeutic massage, and hot stone massage. This spa also has postpartum massages for a full range of the best pregnant massage services in Calgary.
Unlike any other massage spa, Now & Zen offers a specialized package with prenatal massage and personalized yoga. With this package, pregnant women receive customized treatments to address muscle cramps, back pain, and spinal pain.
We also like that Now & Zen has a labour coaching program that allows couples to learn about and practice labouring essentials. This class allows your partner to aid in the labour process through massage, breathing exercises, and other relaxation techniques—just like a doula would.
Additionally, we find Now & Zen accomodating as its massage tables have breast recesses. So, you can lie face-first comfortably for a postpartum massage.
All these services, from prenatal and postpartum massage to labour coaching, are very technical. Luckily, this spa is run and operated by Sappho Balfour, a registered nurse, registered massage therapist, and certified yoga instructor all in one.
That said, Sappho is the only RMT in Now & Zen. This solo practice, along with their limited working hours, limit the number of clients Now & Zen can to at a time.
Additionally, you should know that they don’t do direct billing to insurance.
Here are some reviews to help you understand why pregnant Calgarians continue to seek Now & Zen’s best pregnancy massage:
“I started going to Sappho at 39 weeks into my pregnancy. Sappho has provided the best prenatal massages I’ve had thus far. I highly recommend Now & Zen for any women who is expecting.”—Daylin Fergusson
“I started seeing Sappho for prenatal massage during my pregnancy and have continued to see her well into my postpartum journey. I have never enjoyed massages more; she is firm but gentle and checks in with you regularly. The environment Sappho creates feels serene and safe, not to mention spotlessly clean. She also seems to intuit when a massage should be quiet and when to chat, and I really enjoy the balance. Sappho is kind and funny, and exceptionally good at what she does. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”—Jessica Johnston
3. Massage on 194th
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, postpartum massage relaxation massage, deep tissue massage,|
|ADDRESS||803 Chaparral Drive SE #228, Calgary, AB T2X 0E5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 873-9555|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Massage on 194th also provides the best maternity massage in Calgary because it has both prenatal and postpartum massage therapies. This wellness centre has eight RMTs operating in five private massage rooms.
Since Massage on 194th is focused on therapeutic massage therapies, it makes sure to make payment easy by offering direct billing to insurance.
To add to this benefit, it’s fairly easy to book an appointment with Massage on 194th, thanks to its online booking forms, transparent rates, and accommodating policies. Its forms even allow its customers to choose a massage therapist.
Just make sure to show up on your appointment because no-shows and abrupt cancellations can cost you $40. Although, Massage on 194th can cater to small appointment changes, at least, that’s what previous customers have experienced.
Unfortunately, not all eight are trained for pregnancy massage. Luckily, the few RMTs available for the best pregnancy massage have long working hours to accommodate more clients.
However good its treatments are, Massage on 194th might still not provide you with the best experience as we’ve read complaints about noisy staff. We also found that some of its tables and chairs were rather uncomfortable for some.
From its accommodating policies to its kind-hearted staff Massage on 194th is well-known for its warm welcome to its customers. Here are some reviews that claim the same thing:
“Nothing but awesome words to say about this place! The atmosphere is relaxing, calming and clean. The staff are very friendly and greet you with a smile each time. I also love that when you leave they have a bottle of water waiting for you at the reception desk (have to stay hydrated!). I’ve been going for pre-natal massage treatments and I love their special maternity table (so comfy). Angela (RMT) is great and I always leave relaxed and rejuvenated.”—April Yue
“I was pleased how quickly I was able to get an appointment for a 1 hr prenatal massage at the last minute and happy to hear they have the prenatal massage table. My first pregnancy I didn’t get to experience that so I really enjoyed being able to lay on my stomach this time.The therapist was very sweet and friendly but talked my entire session so it was hard to fully relax.”—Sydney Hunter
4. Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, postnatal massage, pelvic floor physio, acupuncture, yoga|
|ADDRESS||4411 16 Ave NW #150, Calgary, AB T3B 0M3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 984-3970|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Friday: 11:0 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Now, if you want a wellness centre that’s really involved in your overall pregnancy experience, then Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility should be your pick.
This clinic offers everything pregnant Calgarians need, from fertility services to pediatric care. For its prenatal and postnatal services, Holistic Institute provides massage therapies, pelvic floor physiology treatments, acupuncture, and yoga routines.
Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility even has hot blankets and bolsters to support women who want to lie on their backs or even stomachs during the massage therapy session.
It owes such a wide range of expertise to its large team of health experts. In this clinic, you can book services from registered acupuncturists, registered massage therapists, chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists, and yoga practitioners.
Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility has over nine RMTs, offering 60-minute maternity massages exclusively. You can even choose which RMT you want in the clinic’s online forms.
To add to this, the wellness clinic is also open all week to cater to more women in need of help.
While it may be accessible all week, its location may prove difficult for those who drive to this location. We say this because we’ve heard and read about comments about the wellness centre’s expensive parking fees.
Here are some reviews to tell you about what you can get and experience at Holistic Insitute of Health & Fertility:
“I have been going to the North location for almost a year now, both for acupuncture with Courtney and massage with Franca, and am very happy with the service. The location is lovely and relaxing, and staff are professional and take the time to understand your individual needs. Always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, would definitely recommend!”—Alison S.
“This is a wonderful clinic! I’ve been for massages, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatments. They provide great information and amazing service. Everyone has been so helpful through pre-pregnancy and and my entire pregnancy! I highly recommend HIHF!”—Kathleen Engel
5. Leela Eco Spa – Bridgeland
|SERVICES||Prenatal massage, cupping massage, couples massage, hot & cold stone jade massage, hot stone massage, rapid reset, reflexology massage, Reiki, facial, manicure, pedicure, waxing, osteopath, acupuncture|
|ADDRESS||849 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 258-3268|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
If you’re looking for a chance to fully pamper yourself during your pregnancy, then you should visit Leela Eco Spa’s Bridgeland location. This spa offers all types of relaxation services, including massages, manis, pedis, facials, and body treatments.
Leela Eco Spa listens to its customers and allows them to customize their massage session, from the intensity of the pressure to the duration of the massage.
When it comes to prenatal massages, Leela Eco Spa provides 4 duration options: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 75 minutes, and 90 minutes. With this many options, you can choose just how long a break you need from your stresses and aches.
For convenience, Leela Eco Spa has online appointment forms. However, these forms are applicable only for solo bookings.
We find this spa unique as it uses only organic products for all its treatments. Additionally, Leela Eco Spa allows its customers to enjoy relaxing benefits even when at home by selling these organic products, complete with free delivery within Calgary.
Among Leela Eco Spa’s qualities, its knowledge and warm welcome are what clients like the most, just as these reviews have shared:
“My prenatal massage was wonderful. The massage therapist was knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable.”—Malika Karim
“Highly recommended! Jaime Dunlop did an amazing job for my first prenatal massage, she also gave me tips and advises about giving birth.”—Lianne Ornafel
6. 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
7. Calgary Mobile Massage and Stretch Therapy
|OPERATING HOURS||Sessions by appointment Monday — Saturday. |
Closed on Sunday at this time.
Calgary Mobile Massage and Stretch Therapy was founded in 2015 by Krista. Her certifications are 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma, Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapist, and Level 1 Lymphatic Drainage Therapist.
Working with them can absolutely help you improve chronic postural dysfunction, increase flexibility and range of motion, treat various injuries, or just simply relieve stress.
Aside from Krista, another member of their team is Katie. Her certifications are 3000 Hour Massage Therapy Diploma and Manual Osteopathic Practioner.
What sets them apart from other spas is that if you want to work on a specific area, they will create a perfect treatment plan for you. The timing and procedures will vary from person to person.
Here are some of the testimonials of their previous clients:
“Thank you for being an important part of our healthy lives. You are our back/legs/neck saver!“
“I love getting massages from Krista. My shoulders and chest feel really great after a massage from Krista. She’s able to find tight spots I didn’t even know I had which really helps loosen everything else up. 10/10 would recommend.“
8. Inhale Exhale Massage Therapy
|ADDRESS||2135a 33 ave sw|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(403) 988-8425|
|OPERATING HOURS||Contact for more details|
Inhale Exhale Massage Therapy is a small clinic that is focused on client needs and outcome-based treatments. You can rest easy knowing that all of their therapists are licensed and highly trained.
Unlike other clinics, they have 6 professional therapists that have their own style and skill set to offer. If you want to read more on their background information, it is available on their website.
Whether you are a new mom or expecting another little one, availing of their massage services can help you reduce stress, improve sleep, and relieve other pregnancy-related discomforts.
Janine Gotzke, also the founder, is the one who has expertise in this field. She has practiced in a wide range of clinics therefore she has gained a lot of knowledge from her work experiences.
Here are some of the reviews of their clients on their Facebook page:
“Angela is my favorite masseuse here but I have heard only good things about Jannie as well. If you need a deep tissue massage you are in the best hands. She is very nice, caring and very professional.“
“Great massage! Warm, caring and welcoming atmosphere, Janine knows her stuff!!“
9. Parkview Massage + Wellness
|ADDRESS||#3125, 380 Canyon Meadows DR SE |
Calgary, AB T2J 7C3
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
With Parkview Massage + Wellness, you will be able to relive all the stress that has built up. Their customized massages are designed to meet your needs and requirements.
What’s great about this is that all of their customized massages include aromatherapy, cupping, hot stones (on your back), heated tables, and hot towels.
Talking about prenatal massage, they offer two types, 60-minute or 90-minute massage. Their respective prices are $110 and $145, which we can say, is pretty affordable since it has numerous benefits.
Imagine the amazing feeling of not having backaches, leg cramps, stiff neck, and stiff shoulders. Therapists at Parkview Massage + Wellness can make that happen!
10. Sacral Health
|ADDRESS||200 Haddon Rd SW|
Calgary Ab T2V 2V6
|OPERATING HOURS||MONDAY-SUNDAY 10am – 9pm|
Sacral Health’s services can make you feel like a whole new person afterward. What made us recommend them is how affordable their rates are.
Their 60-minute massage costs $94.50, 90-minute massage is for $126.00, and the price of their 120-minute massage is $157.50. You cannot find other clinics and spas with rates as low as theirs.
Receiving a prenatal massage can give you a number of benefits. It can prepare you for labor, reduce pain from different areas of your body, and even improve your mood.
If you want the best massage services, it is not the time to consider Sacral Health as your go-to clinic.
Here are the reviews of their previous clients:
“First time at Sacral Health today and first time getting a massage. Tanis was amazing. I feel like I didnt just get a massage but left with a lot of insight into my pain, my body and my mind. Would absolutely recommend her to anyone!“
“Such a healing atmosphere and the best massage treatments from Jaime xxx“
“I have been going to Jaime for a few years and she’s always been amazing. Today I didn’t have a sitter for my girls and Jaime was even more amazing. She was so good with them and even encouraged them to make a mess of the clinic with the yoga stuff. My girls had a blast and asked when they can go back. Thank you for the amazing massage as always and the extra amazing customer service!“
11. Limberocity Massage Clinic
Hot Stone Massage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
|ADDRESS||3647 27 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2B 0E3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||(587) 969-2172|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10am – 7:30pm|
Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Mrudul Chaudhari is the professionally trained and registered massage therapist of Limberocity. What’s great about her is that she went through comprehensive training, has previous work experience in a Chiro clinic.
These experiences make her one of the best massage therapists in the area! You will absolutely feel that she knows what’s best for you and your issue.
Aside from these, they provide a complete list of the insurance providers that offer direct billing. A few of these are Alberta Blue Cross, Chambers of Commerce Insurance Group, CINUP, Cowan, Desjardins Insurance, Great-West Life, and so much more.
Unlike other clinics, receiving their pre-natal massage will definitely lift most, if not all, of the stress off your shoulders. They make sure to always tailor their services so that moms will leave their clinic feeling the best they have ever felt.
Here are a few reviews of their previous clients on their Facebook Page:
“I have been in severe pain the last two days I called her short notice and she got me in same day! Very accommodating to my needs and made sure I was comfortable through the whole massage. Talented amazing and all around one of the best massages I have ever had! Thank you! 🤗“
“I would highly recommend Mrudul to anyone who would like/need a massage. She is very knowledgeable and is able to provide an incredible therapeutic and relaxing massage. I will be having all of my massages done by Mrudul now!!“
“I am very happy about my visit to limberocity. Mrudul is a great friend and wonderful therapist. The atmosphere is simple and calming. The service was much needed and appreciated. Thank you, I’ll see you soon!“
Benefits and Risks of Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage can be a good way to get some relaxing time for yourself. More than that, the best pregnant massage in Calgary can give you other tangible benefits, such as:
- Prepare you for labour
- Reduce swelling
- Improve mood and sleep
- Relieve joint, back, and neck pain without any drugs
- Relieve nerve pain
- Reduce mental stress
- Improve blood flow
But since pregnancy makes your body more delicate to pressure and even temperature changes, other forms of massage may put you at risk. Prenatal massage may have varying effects, especially for women with high-risk pregnancies or those with:
- Abdominal pain
- High blood pressure
So, be sure to get only the best pregnancy massage from trained and registered massage therapists. You should also consult your doctor if you’re thinking of getting a prenatal massage, especially during your first trimester.
FAQs about Prenatal Massage
We hope you can find the best prenatal massage in Calgary with our list. Just make sure to call early on or book your appointment to secure a slot in your chosen spa or clinic.
If you think we’ve missed any other worthy clinics and spas, feel free to share your recommendations!
Staying healthy during pregnancy is not just about finding the best pain management treatments and relaxation techniques. You also need proper nutrition and exercise, which the best dietitians in Calgary can help with.