Massage

Massage Studio Calgary

The first ever recordings of Massage Therapy being used as a healing modality was written in “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine” which dates back in 2700 B.C.E. The methods of Massage Therapy evolved along with civilizations as it continued to gain recognition in the world of medicine. Today, Massage Therapy is a common treatment used among Registered Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Trainers, Acupuncturists and many more. Massage therapy has many branches when it comes to treating musculoskeletal pain and injuries that can easily be modified for individuals needs.

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How does it work?

When treating muscle dysfunction/pain/discomfort, your registered massage therapist first determines the root cause of your pain and chooses massage techniques that are best suitable for the treatment. The basis of these techniques allows the targeted muscles to relax by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system through soft-tissue/muscle manipulation. These massage techniques don’t necessarily have to be performed “firm” or “deep” for them to be applied best. Muscle response to massage differs for each individual or situation.

We use organic massage oils for all our treatments! You also have the option to customize your own massage oil by selecting a variety of options of carrier and essential oils, and we will make it just for you! Take home your specialized oil and use it as a daily body oil, or bring it back in for your next treatment!

What types of massage do we provide?

RELAXATION MASSAGE

A relaxation massage is a gentle treatment best suitable for clients who are looking to get their mind and body in a relaxed state. Techniques used are performed in a rhythmic and smooth manner which allows the mind and body to reach homeostasis.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

A therapeutic massage focuses on treating conditions that induce muscle pain and discomfort. Techniques used are often a combination of muscle stretching and manipulation to stimulate the realignment of muscle fibres to reduce the pain and discomfort. Clients who deal with conditions such as chronic lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck tension are the best suited for this treatment.

MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE (CUPPING)

Myofascial cupping massage is a common treatment used by athletes as it produces the best results with treating muscle adhesions/tension. The two most common ways cupping is applied is either through gliding the cups along the skin or leaving them on the skin for a period of time. The cups may leave marks that look like bruises, but they normally do not induce any pain and they fade away within a few days. The marks left by the cups are an indication of drawn-out toxins and stagnant blood from the muscle fibres. This treatment is best suitable for athletes and clients with muscle stiffness such as lower pack pain, neck stiffness, hamstring tightness, etc.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

A prenatal massage is very similar to a relaxation massage; the main difference is that the therapist will treat the client in a side-lying position to ensure comfort for the client and the baby. Most often expecting mothers begin to experience hip discomfort and swelling of the feet and hands as the baby continues to grow. Prenatal massage allows improved blood circulation and muscle relaxation that will reduce the clients discomfort during pregnancy.

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT MASSAGE

A temporomandibular joint (TMJ) massage or the treatment of the temporomandibular joint is a specific treatment that is suitable for clients who suffer from jaw pain, teeth grinding(bruxism), locking of the jaw and clients who have difficulty with pain and chewing. Conditions of the TMJ also have a correlation to headaches and migraines because of the muscles involved. The therapist will focus on treating the muscles in the face, neck and the scalp.

The Conditions

What conditions can massage therapy help?

Migraine's & headaches

Insomnia

Anxiety

Muscle strains & sprains

Tendonitis

Bursitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Muscle tension & muscle spasms

Sports injuries

Whiplash

Fibromyalgia

Arthritis

Edema

Pre & post surgery rehabilitation

Scoliosis

Sciatica

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Result

What To Expect?

For optimal results, it is best advised that you follow the homecare plans provided by the massage practitioner. It is also recommended that you schedule treatments based on the massage practitioner’s treatment plan. This ensures long lasting results that may eliminate the client’s pain or allow them to manage their condition better. The most common misconception with massage treatments is that they can alleviate or fix the clients pain in one session. Although it may provide temporary relief, the underlying problem likely remains until it is addressed comprehensively with a series of treatments. After the first session, the massage therapist is able to gage how well your body responds to massage therapy and how much treatment may still be required. The massage therapist is then able to adjust their treatment plan accordingly.

Have any questions?

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Treatment for All Genders

Massage is available for all genders. Massage is a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing, whether you have a specific health condition or are looking for a stress reliever! Skinecht is proud to offer a comfortable and welcoming environment for all genders.

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Massage Therapy Consultation at Skinecht Studio

treatment details

Consultation

Prior to the treatment, we recommend a consultation with one of our Registered Massage Therapists. This consultation allows the Massage Therapist to tailor a treatment plan according to the information provided during the consult. This consultation will include an in-depth discussion on the client’s medical history in relation to their main concerns, expectations, and goals. Range of motion assessments and Orthopaedic assessments are also performed if necessary. The consultation allows the client to reach optimal results after each treatment. There is an option for clients to customize their massage oil! The massage oil can be kept by the client for future massage appointments as well!

Cost of the treatment

30 minute massage

$65

45 minute massage

$90

60 minute massage

$110

90 minute massage

$150

120 minute massage

$190

Preparing for your appointment

We ask that clients arrive 10 minutes prior to their first treatment to ensure all intake forms are completed. This also applies to existing clients who wish to update their insurance information with us.

Does Skinecht offer direct billing?

Yes we offer direct billing!

Massage therapy is a treatment covered by most health insurance providers.

What is a "good" massage therapist?

A well-trained massage therapist has a broad understanding of soft tissue pathologies and should be able to determine the clients concerns through asking a series of questions about pain history or through performing an Orthopaedic Assessment. An Orthopaedic Assessment is a method that allows the Massage Therapist to evaluate the client’s severity of pain and allows them to rule out symptoms and pathologies that do not correlate to the main problem. The therapist will let the client know that they are able to treat or alleviate the client’s concerns by developing a treatment plan or they will refer out to other practitioners if the client’s concerns are outside their scope of practice. Most importantly, a “good” massage therapist establishes professional boundaries while still being able to hold space for their clients during treatments. The clients must feel safe, secure and well taken care of during their treatments.

Disclaimer: Registered Massage Therapists do not have the scope of practice to give clients diagnoses, orthopaedic assessments simply help the massage practitioner to make clinical decisions about the treatment.

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q&a's

Frequently asked questions

It is vital that the clients follow the massage therapist’s advice for best long-term results.

Some insurers cover alternative therapies like massage. Check with your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible for reimbursement!

Massages are tailored to the needs and comfort level of each individual client. Your Massage Therapist will ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment.

Depending on the client’s severity of muscular pain, nerve pain or joint pain, the massage therapist is trained in performing an orthopaedic assessment to determine its cause. Performing an orthopedic assessment evaluates soft tissue dysfunctions and injuries that optimizes the massage treatment by ruling out symptoms and pathologies that do not correlate to the main problem.

It is also important to note that massage practitioners do not have the scope of practice to give clients diagnoses. Orthopaedic assessments simply help the massage practitioner make clinical decisions about the treatment.

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contacts

Get in touch!

Call us!

+1 (587) 287-2633

Email us!

hello@skinecht.ca

Find us!

470 Na’a Common SW, Calgary, Alberta T3H 6A3, Canada

Located in the same complex as Goodlife Trinity Hills and BEAM Radiology.

We also have underground parking available for all of our clients!

Working hours!

Tuesday to Thursday : 11:00 to 7:00
Friday: 10:00 to 6:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 4:00
Sunday & Monday: Closed