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Our massage therapists are focused on your health first, so we provide a range of therapies and treatments.
Our therapists have been professionally trained in many massage therapies and modalities. We place a strong value on education because it allows us to help people manage their health more effectively with different treatment styles.
Although it’s sometimes confused with deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage uses specific techniques to address specific health issues and ailments such as frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain.
Deep muscle tension can make regular activities more difficult and painful, disrupt circulation, and limit your range of motion. Deep tissue massage is designed to help break down adhesions, break up scar tissue, and reduce inflammation.
Relaxation massages aren’t as intense as deep tissue, but they can be just as therapeutic and beneficial. Sink into the soft table and breathe deeply as you relax into the soothing, tranquil strokes of your therapist’s hands.
Hot stone massage is perfect for anyone looking for deep tissue work without the added pressure. The even heat from the stones allows therapists to work harder into your deep tissue while using smoother, Swedish-style strokes.
Prenatal massage can help promote healthy pregnancies and births by providing relaxation, pain relief, and muscle tension relief. This modified form of massage is perfectly healthy for moms to be and performed by our resident prenatal experts.
Massage isn’t just for us stressed-out adults. Our highly trained paediatric massage therapists can help kids deal positively with stress, physical pain, emotional challenges, learning & behavioural issues, and other health-related challenges.
Heal injuries, release tension, and prep for your next game or match. The sports massage therapists at Urban Massage & Wellness St. Albert are athletes themselves, so they understand your challenges and needs.
Massage works deep into the tissue, but manual osteopathy can go deeper to release tension and realign the body’s systems. Combining the benefits of manual osteopathy and massage is a popular option for our clients.
Other Modalities & Therapies
Manual osteopathy is one of our most popular treatment options for whole-body health. This gentle hands-on approach reaches beyond the symptom level of pain to resolve the root cause of imbalances and dysfunctions.
FST uses therapist-assisted stretching to remove restrictions in the fascia, joints, muscles, and nervous system. This leads to improved mobility and flexibility, injury prevention, and healing and recovery.
Cupping is an age-old technique that has been used for thousands of years. Myofascial cupping is a modern form of cupping that helps with a range of underlying issues that can cause pain and tension.
Add a sauna visit to your treatment. Relax as the sauna releases toxins and environmental chemicals from your body, relieves pain, promotes weight loss, increases circulation, and purifies your skin.
Meet Our St. Albert Massage Therapists
Our team is made up of therapists with specialized skills and experience. We want you to achieve big health goals, so we work as a team to ensure your treatment plan is well-rounded. Click on a therapist to see his or her areas of specialty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Is Massage Therapy?
A: Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Q: What happens on the first visit?
A: The first time you join us at Urban Massage & Wellness, we’ll want to take some time to get to know you so that we can provide the best possible treatment experience. We’ll complete a confidential health history that includes medical conditions, injuries, or medications that could impact your treatment needs. Then, you’ll have a brief assessment with your therapist to talk through your concerns, goals for treatment, and lifestyle. After this, we’ll let you know what you can expect for the rest of your session and for any ongoing treatment plans. All of this is completely confidential and maintained securely in our records (one exception would be if you requested that we release your information to your immediate health care providers, which requires your explicit consent).
Q: Can anyone receive massage therapy?
A: Yes, massage therapy is appropriate for individuals of all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly; however, there are some conditions for which massage therapy is not appropriate. A qualified massage therapist is trained to recognize these cases.
Many massage therapists treat a variety of diseases and disorders, while others concentrate on certain conditions like fibromyalgia, or groups of people such as athletes, performers, women during pregnancy (including labour and delivery), infants, and children. You can check out our team page to see which therapist(s) can cater directly to your needs.
Q: Do I have to remove all my clothing for massage therapy?
A: No, you do not have to remove any clothing you don’t feel comfortable removing.
Remember, your comfort is the highest priority for all of our registered massage therapists. Whether you remove any, some, or all of your clothing is entirely up to you, and there will be no judgment or pressure. Regardless of how much clothing you choose to remove, all of our RMTs are fully trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is fully respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is very important for effective treatment.
Our Registered Massage Therapists will also describe your treatment in advance so you know what to expect and can decide whether or not you want to provide consent. If you feel uncomfortable at any time before, during, or after your treatment, your RMT wants you to let them know immediately (whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping, or any pain you may experience).
Q: Does massage therapy hurt?
A: Whenever we treat the soft tissue of the body, there’s a chance for slight discomfort. However, that discomfort isn’t harmful to your health. In fact, it’s usually the result of a specific technique being used to relieve long-term pain and discomfort. The good news is that this discomfort usually fades quickly, and no technique of this nature is used without the therapist discussing it with you and getting your permission first.
It’s also important to remember that everyone has a slightly different tolerance level for pain and discomfort, and your therapist will want to establish this right away. Never feel nervous about letting your therapist know that you’d like to stop or change the treatment at any time; we want to make sure you always feel comfortable.
Q: How often should I have massage therapy?
A: Many clients like to come in for a treatment when they have a new acute condition pop up and cause them major discomfort. However, massage therapy is most beneficial when we can create a treatment plan with a series of treatments designed to fully relieve the problem, including follow-up, maintenance, and preventative treatments. Your RMT is a certified and qualified health care professional, so he or she will want to make recommendations for complete recovery and long-term maintenance to improve your overall quality of life.
Q: Does your clinic offer direct billing?
A: Many people like to pay for massage therapy through their health insurance or benefits plan. Our clinic offers direct billing; however, some of our individual therapists will require payment, and you’ll need to submit your claim through your insurance provider. Feel free to ask your therapist before your treatment so you know what to expect.
Keep in mind that some insurance plans may require you to get a referral from your physician, and that most plans have a maximum amount for massage treatments.
Our clinic accepts cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard & etransfers as payment options.
We Direct Bill
Direct Billing is a service we are happy to provide to our clients, but please note that every Insurance Policy is different and not all plans allow us to direct bill on your behalf.
Some insurance plans may require you to get a referral from your physician, and that most plans have a maximum amount for treatments. We do not have access to see what your plan covers or what is left on your plan.