Services & Pricing

Services & Treatments

At 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.

Each of our therapists has graduated from a diploma program of massage therapy, are certified and are health professionals. Central to the philosophy of registered massage therapy, each therapist continues their education after they’ve graduated from their program. They may have several additional certifications, such as Myofascial Cupping and Hot Stone, plus other informed areas of interest, such as Reiki or Orthopedic Assessment. This continual quest for learning helps therapists maintain and develop their skill sets and offer new modalities and massage services. It also means that we’re able to continue to offer inventive treatments to help provide you the best experience possible including specialty massage therapy treatments and expanded services.

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. 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. Check on each therapists’ bio and on our booking platform to see our current offerings. Note: you will automatically go to our booking platform when you click BOOK. You may return to the site at any time.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE THERAPY

PRICING: 30 MINUTE: $55 | 45 MINUTE $70 | 60 MINUTE $85 | 90 MINUTE $125
Prices do not include GST. Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability.

Deep tissue massage is designed to penetrate deeper muscles or to break down scar tissue. Deep tissue massage does not necessarily require deeper pressure. Lighter pressure and movement may be the most effective way to alleviate and improve existing conditions. It might be used with trigger points and mild pain may be experienced. By relaxing, stretching and lengthening muscles surrounding tissue, circulation is improved, internal muscle scar tissue is broken down, fascia is released, and your body’s natural healing process begins providing pain relief.
Pressure may be a client preference.  Always communicate with your Alberta Momentum Registered Massage Therapist throughout your massage treatment to ensure your own comfort level, and your therapist should ask you how the pressure is during your treatment.
Neuromuscular Therapy can alleviate minor strains and chronic muscular pain and discomfort. This type of therapy is targeted to support tissues and muscles to return to their function. It uses specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and self care to address muscular aches and pains. The therapist addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, reduced blood flow to an area of the body and muscular trigger points which may develop in injured muscles. Trigger points can cause chronic pain at the site as well as referred pain to other areas of the body.
Benefits include: Reduction or elimination of pain; Greater flexibility and strength; Increased ease and efficiency of movement; Balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems; Improved posture; Increased circulation; Decreased body toxins; Increased energy and vitality.
Several therapists incorporate trigger point therapy with the massage which is applying pressure to tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction. Many of the therapists provide hints for home exercises or stretches.
A person may benefit from massage while training for an event, during recovery after athletic activity, or recovering from a sports injury. Sports Massage focuses on specific muscles and is used to decrease chances of injury, enhance strength or endurance, and improve recovery. It may be for the athlete or person who enjoys recreational or seasonal activities such as golf or skiing. It often includes targeted stretching with self care, plus neuromuscular or deep tissue massage.
Benefits include: Greater flexibility and strength; Increased ease and efficiency of movement; Relieve pain after an event or injury; Loosened and gently stretched muscles; Prevention of muscle stiffness.

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.

A Prenatal Massage can be both extremely beneficial & enormously relaxing for achy expecting mothers. It’s not always easy being pregnant. Some of the time it might be downright uncomfortable!
During your prenatal massage treatment, we’re happy to be flexible to meet your comfort needs. Your massage therapist will always do a consultation prior to your massage treatment to ensure your concerns are addressed and you are ultimately comfortable. We use a specially designed Pregnancy Massage body cushion that fully surrounds and supports your body and developing baby, while allowing you to lay face down. Please make sure to let us know of any comfort preferences as we also offer side lying massage treatment position as an option for you.
Consult with your massage therapist as to when you can resume your treatments after your baby is born.
Relaxation massage is part of an integrated therapeutic massage ideal for the stress, aches and pains of everyday life. Swedish Massage is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve. It is great for people who want to unwind and release stress. The person releases endorphins which can connect and soothe both the body and mind.
Relaxation massage promotes quality sleep, reduces emotional and physical stress, and is a great way to create a quiet and reviving experience for you in the middle or end of a busy work week.

SPECIALTY MASSAGE THERAPY

PRICING: 45 MINUTE $95 | 60 MINUTE $110 | 90 MINUTE $140
Prices do not include GST. Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability.

In a Hot Stone Massage, the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing the pure basalt stones on the body while massaging other areas. The heat is deeply relaxing and helps to warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work at a deeper tissue level. Natural basalt or river stones have excellent heat retention. Deeply heating muscles and ligaments during treatment, your therapist will be able to achieve a soothing and beneficial massage, combining elements of relaxation and deep tissue. Hot Stone Massage is a favorite during cold or rainy day weather, as a gift, and for any client who enjoys the even, calming warmth of this delightful treatment.
Jade Stone Massage is a specialty treatment in which the therapist uses both hot and chilled jade stones to assist in therapeutic treatments. The chilled stones are used sparingly in a treatment, often for acute conditions. The heated stones allow the therapist to work deeper into muscle layers and the chilled stones can help to treat inflammation. Jade stones are mined, cut, shaped and polished into specific shapes that allow the therapist to use more therapeutic techniques than a traditional hot stone massage would allow. Jade itself has been said to have healing properties that help to balance the body. The stone is made of calcium, magnesium, and iron which allows the stone to hold hot and cool temperature equally well.

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.

Myofascial Cupping creates a negative pressure or suction through use of a plastic or glass cup. The tissues underneath the skin, including the fascia, are pulled up close to the skin. They are separated and stretched.
The therapist may glide a cup over a muscle or place it on a trigger point for a short time.
Light or dark red marks may appear. They will disappear in 5 to 10 days.
It is often incorporated into other massage therapies including trigger point release and injury reahabilitation.
Local, raw unpasteurized honey is used to increase circulation and improve lymphatic drainage in this relaxing yet invigorating treatment

EXPANDED SERVICES AND ENHANCED THERAPY

PRICING VARIES WITH SERVICES
Services vary according to clinic and therapist availability.

Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing work to promote relaxation and stress reduction. The therapist may use it alone or with other treatments
Kinesio tape is stretchy with the ability to be supportive while moving comfortably with your body. Whether you are an athlete preparing for, or recuperating from an event, or you are looking for assistance with a muscular or joint related condition, Kinesio Taping may be a great option for you!
Some benefits of Kinesio Taping:
  • 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
A 30-minute Orthopaedic Assessment as an option for clients on their initial or follow up visit. This is recommended for those looking to understand more about their own offers postural/muscle imbalances, contributing factors to their chief complaint, and to develop a fast and effective treatment plan.
A lymphatic drainage massage is done in a specific rhythm and direction to increase flow of the lymphatic system. The massage therapist uses light pressure and long gently rhythmic strokes on the skin. They may also use circular and scooping motions. The movements follow the direction of the structure of the lymphatic system to increase its flow through its channels.

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.

Thai herbal compress is a great alternative to deep tissue massage and leaves you intensively relaxed and energized. It involves a massage with a herbal compress ball infused with herbs such as eucalyptus, turmeric, ginger, jasmine, and lemongrass. The herbs are steamed prior and during treatment to have deep moist heat for optimal relaxation of muscles and joints.
Thai herbal compress massage is known for its healing properties, and stimulating effects. Some benefits include:
  • 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!