Services & TreatmentsAt Alberta Momentum Massage Therapy, we offer a wide variety of treatment styles and durations to best meet the needs of each client. If you have questions about the type or length of treatment that might best suit you, please call us at (780) 488-8640 and we’ll try to help.
Many people benefit from massage for illnesses, injuries or wellbeing. Others enjoy massage because of the relaxation and opportunity to connect their mind and body. Some may benefit from massage in conjunction with other practitioners, such as physiotherapists; others may need to have specialty care. Our registered massage therapists begin by obtaining a health history and work to provide you optimal relief. Home care exercises or self care may also be recommended. Massage therapy is not intended as a replacement for medical care.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPY
PRICING: 60 MINUTE $95 | 75 MINUTE $120 | 90 MINUTE $135
Prices do not include GST. Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability.
Sports Massage is a form of Therapeutic Massage where the therapist manipulates the body’s tendons, ligaments and muscle with the goal of preparing the client for an activity (marathon, weight training, hockey, etc.) or to recover or rehabilitate from one. Utilize Sports massage to:
- Prepare muscles for a specific event
- Loosen and gently stretch muscles
- Increase flexibility
- Prevent stiffness
Our goal is to help you to maintain or reach fitness goals, help to speed recovery and avoid injury. Whether you’re a triathlete, play recreational sports, or just picked up a new hobby, your therapist can help you reach your goals and maintain your health.
The word Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a little bit misleading as it is a whole body therapy. CST started as a method where the practitioner treated the membranes which attach to the sacrum and to the bones of the skull (cranium), hence the name CranioSacral Therapy. These membranes surround the brain, and when there are restrictions so close to the brain, it is easy to imagine how function can get inhibited. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms can appear in other areas of the body. Because the membranes attach to the bones, the practitioner can reach those by engaging with the bones and gently guide them into a direction which gives your brain more space.
CranioSacral Therapy is a very relaxing, gentle and non-invasive therapy form may be helpful with conditions such as headaches, concussions, TMJ and neck pain, and joint pains. CST may help your body to come into better
alignment and function better. It is very relaxing and many people experience an awareness and a deeper physical and mental understanding. CST can be a standalone therapy or combine well with other modalities like massage, lymphatic drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and acupuncture.
CranioSacral Therapy is safe for all ages and also supportive during pregnancy. There are contraindications such as a bleeding in the brain or brain tumor. If you have had a very recent injury, especially to your head, please supply a physician’s note that you are allowed to have this kind of treatment.
In a typical session of CranioSacral Therapy, you can stay dressed. If so, it is recommended to wear loose and comfortable clothing (thin fabric, no jeans). Usually you will be positioned lying on your back with the head as flat as possible and a comfortable bolster under your knees. It is also possible to receive CST side-lying, lying on your belly, or sitting if you can’t get on the table.
Children often enjoy this gentle method and may find relaxation and relief, such with difficulties in their behaviours and learning disabilities.
CranioSacral Therapy is now offered at our West Clinic by Claudia, an RMT and CMT (certified CranioSacral Therapist) who offers it standalone or integrated with hot bamboo massage.
SPECIALTY MASSAGE THERAPY
PRICING: 60 MINUTE $120 | 75 MINUTE $140 | 90 MINUTE $160
Prices do not include GST. Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability. Specialty massages such as Hot / Jade Stone, Myofascial Cupping, Bamboo or Thai need to be specified at the time of booking so that your therapist can prepare for your treatment.
In Hot Bamboo Massage, hollow bamboo sticks of different lengths and diameters are used. Larger bamboo sticks glide and roll larger muscles. Shorter, thinner stickers are used on tension or trigger points. Even smaller sticks may be be used on the hand and feet. Pressure may be gentle or deeprerdepending on the client needs,aandcombined with other themods. Muscle tension may be released, lympthatic drainage improved, and fascials released. For many therapists, the bamboo are an extension of their hands and they feel energized in providing the massage.
PRICING VARIES WITH SERVICES
Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability.
Acupuncture is performed by insertion of thin and sterile acupuncture needles through the skin (with or without application of electric current stimulation/moxibustion) at the specific acupuncture points, to help manage pain or treat various health conditions & imbalances. Acugraph screening will be performed to give you an idea what your meridian qi flow is like at the time. Thorough intake, assessment & treatment is to be expected during this visit. Initial acupuncture visit may take up to 90 min.
Acupuncture is performed by insertion of thin and sterile acupuncture needles through the skin (with or w/out the application of electric current stimulation/ moxibustion) at the specific acupuncture points, to help manage pain and/or treat various health conditions and imbalances.
Acugraph reading will give us an idea what your meridian Qi flow is like at the time of your visit. We will revisit your signs and symptoms prior to each treatment, perform a quick assessment, and continue with your treatment. An additional modality, like cupping, Guasha, TuiNa, laser or auricular therapy may also be included to gain better treatment results.
Acugraph reading will give us an idea what your meridian Qi flow is like at the time of your visit. We will revisit your signs and symptoms, do a quick re-assessment, take your tongue & pulse and tailor your acupuncture treatment to your unique needs. A few additional modalities like cupping, Guasha, TuiNa, auricular or laser therapy, moxibustion, etc. may be included depending on the need. Suggestions about lifestyle and dietary changes may be necessary.
EXPANDED SERVICES AND ENHANCED THERAPY
PRICING VARIES WITH SERVICES
Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability. Expanded services, some of which do not need to be booked in advance, may be incorporated by selected therapists into their treatments for you at the time of your massage.
- Correcting alignment of weak muscles
- Stabilization of injured areas
- Aiding natural joint motion
- Increasing circulation to treated areas
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Lymphatic drainage
- Pain relief
Indian Head Massage is a light relaxation massage that focuses on the face, scalp, neck, and shoulders which are important energy centers within the body. This unique and ancient massage is done while the client sits fully clothed in a comfortable, low back chair. Indian Head massage is a silent massage that allows for a deep relaxation experience which helps release stress and tension, while creating a sense of peace and well-being.
Ending with hair oil is optional.
One of the world’s most ancient forms of healing therapy, Traditional Thai Massage came out of the teachings of Ayurvedic medicine during the time of Buddha. Over 2,500 years later, Thai Massage remains rooted in these ancient teachings and offers a unique and effective method of relaxation and enhanced energy flow. There are several approaches to Thai Massage. The intent is to help promote relaxation and the natural movement of energy throughout your body using a combination of traditional Thai massage, compression techniques, and energy work along “Sen” energy lines.
Note: Thai Table Massage is a fully clothed form of massage. Oil is not used. Please wear comfortable, loose fitting or stretchy clothes that will allow a full range of motion for you. Dress like you would for a Yoga class or trip to the gym.
Massage practitioners use deep, restorative stretches, guiding the client through yoga postures while palming and thumbing along energy lines and pressure points. Together these relieve muscular tension, improve circulation, boost the immune system and balance the energy of the body. It is done on a floor mat.
- improved circulation
- relieve muscle tenderness
- ease arthritis or fibromyalgia pain
- reduce stress and anxiety, reduce muscle spasm and tone
- cleanse and heal skin.
The combination of herbal compress with Swedish relaxation massage just might leave you feeling incredible!