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Licensed Edmonton Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to help ease back pain, muscle discomfort, and chronic pain while working to improve the circulation and nutrition of tissues in the body. Massage benefits also include unifying internal organs, calming the mind, and providing zen-like relaxation and a meditative state. 


General massage works to improve health by reducing or eliminating pain and muscular tension. Massage benefits include improved sleep, joint mobility, circulation, and lymphatic drainage. It also relieves tension, anxiety and reduces stress. 

Because message therapy promotes relaxation throughout the body, additional physiological and psychological benefits often occur. Massage therapy can also help acute injuries and chronic pain conditions. 

Massage Therapy Can Help These Medical Conditions:

  • Anxiety and depression 

  • Asthma and Emphysema

  • Back, leg, and neck pain 

  • Cancer symptoms

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain) 

  • Chronic Fatigue syndrome

  • Dislocations Fibromyalgia

  • Fractures and edema 

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Headaches Inflammatory 

  • conditions such as arthritis and bursitis

  • Insomnia 

  • Kyphosis and Scoliosis

  • Multiple sclerosis 

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Muscle tension and spasm Palliative care

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation 

  • Pregnancy and labour support

  • Sports injuries 

  • Strains and sprains

  • Tendinitis 

  • Whiplash 

  • Stress and stress-related conditions

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Deep tissue massage focuses on deep layers of muscles and their connective tissues, including the neck, shoulders and lower back. Deep massage techniques start with light pressure to prepare the muscles. Following preparation, a  massage therapist then applies deep pressure using his or her forearm, knuckles, elbow or thumb. 


In addition to treating muscle pain and chronic injuries, deep tissue benefits include reduced stress and anxiety, reduced blood pressure and breaking-up of scar tissue. 

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Can Help These Medical Conditions:

  • Chronic pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Limited mobility

  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Postural problems

  • Muscle tension in the hamstrings, glutes, IT band, legs, quadriceps, rhomboids, upper back

  • Osteoarthritis pain

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis syndrome

  • Tennis elbow

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle tension or spasm

  • After a workout or bodybuilding


Pregnancy massage and prenatal massage assists the circulatory and lymphatic system, relieves tension and stabilizes hormone levels.


Many new mothers find postpartum massage boosts energy levels and relieves muscle tension and stress following labour.


Sports massage is a type of massage therapy tailored to the needs of athletes. Not only does it help prevent sports injuries, sports massage prepares the body for athletic activity.


Many athletes use massage to keep up fitness levels as well as recover from intense workouts or rehabilitate sports injuries. 

Sports massage includes both pre- and post-event massage as well as upkeep. 


Hot stone massage is a massage therapy technique that relaxes stiff muscles, increases circulation, and alleviates stress and tension. Hot stone massages are preferred by patients who do not enjoy therapeutic massage and instead prefer a deeper sense of relaxation. 


Hot Stone Massage benefits include reduced stress, anxiety and tension. It can decrease pain and muscle spasms and relieve strain and tension caused by contracted muscles. Hot stone massages can also reduce chronic stress and anxiety.

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