Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapists use a variety of techniques for relaxation & therapeutic benefit.
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Registered Massage Therapy In Calgary


Registered Massage Therapists: Delaine Loucks, Vanessa McGoran, Linda Peters, Heather Fellows


Enjoy the many benefits of massage therapy in our warm and inviting massage treatment room at the Movement Studio.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on skill learned through accredited programs with clinical practice and ongoing continuing education courses. A massage therapist will use their hands or other tools to manipulate the body’s tissue in a manner that is conducive to optimal healing. Massage therapy is useful during rehabilitation after an injury, prevention of aches and pains, and for general relaxation and stress reduction.

What does it mean for my massage therapist to be “Registered”?

Massage therapists have several associations in which to choose registration. The Massage Therapists Association of Alberta (MTAA), Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) and Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA) are three such associations which serve to guide their members with standards of practice and code of ethics. All massage therapists at Lakeview Movement Studio are registered and fulfill their obligations to continually learn and provide safe and effective treatments for their clients.

Billing for Massage Therapy

Many health insurance providers cover registered massage therapists (RMTs) in their plans. We direct bill many insurance providers. Please check your plan to review your individual coverage prior to attending to maximize your benefits. Massage Therapists are an important practitioner on your healthcare team and at Lakeview Physiotherapy & Movement, we have established a “no tipping policy” in keeping with the professionalism of their skills and services.

Types of Massage Therapy offered at Lakeview Movement Studio:

  • Therapeutic Massage  – offered by all RMT’s

A variety of techniques are used including deep tissue, trigger release, neuromuscular therapy, Swedish massage, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization in our Therapeutic massage appointments.  Choose 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutest to help with sore muscles, joints, or for general relaxation.

  • Perinatal Massage – offered by all RMT’s

Your choice of 60 or 90 minute massage prenatal, postnatal, and feeding support massage specifically for perinatal care. Get relief in hips, legs, back, wrists, neck, & chest throughout pregnancy.  

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) – offered by Delaine Loucks, RMT

Book with Delaine Loucks:

Cranial Sacral Therapy is a light touch therapy. It releases tensions and restrictions in the cranium and deep within the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve overall health and well being. A full session of CST is performed fully clothed. Please arrive in loose fitting light attire. A typical treatment is 60 minutes.

Manual Lymphatic drainage is a specialized technique aimed at reducing or eliminating edema/swelling throughout the body. Edema can present after surgery, injury, post cancer treatments, illness or can show up if the lymphatic system is not functional properly. This technique is a light soothing pressure aimed at moving edema from areas of congestion so it can be eliminated. An MLD session can be on its own or combined with a therapeutic massage treatment where needed.  A typical treatment is 60 minutes.

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) – offered by Vanessa McGoran, RMT

Book with Vanessa McGoran:

Instrument assisted soft tissue massage is a technique using specialized tools to help move fascia and scar tissue.  Localized tissue changes occur, which helps with the reorganization of tissues, promotes blood flow, and allows for healing of specific areas.  Often combined with other massage therapy hands-on techniques, the use of a mobilization tool can be an effective way to increase ROM and decrease pain.

  • Infant, Pediatric, and Touch Therapy Massage – offered by Linda Peters, RMT

Book with Linda Peters:

Infant Massage:

30-minute Infant massage therapy sessions are for babies 1–4 months old with their caregiver in attendance. In these sessions, Linda provides gentle massage techniques on your little one. Benefits of baby massage may include nervous system stimulation (relaxes and calms baby, helps baby to sleep, and may raise endorphin levels), increase the flow of blood and nutrients to muscles, and improved muscle tone.  Massage therapy could potentially help with common infant discomforts like colic, gas, digestion, congestion, and teething plus help with weight gain and neurological development.  

Sessions can be used as a stand-alone treatment for baby or as an introduction to the Baby & Me Infant Massage Classes.

Infant Massage - Baby & Me Classes

This is a series of 5 classes which offer a unique and special bonding opportunity between caregiver & baby!  The classes offer a chance to meet other like-minded adults and their little ones in the community for a fun and interactive massage and touch therapy program. Baby & Me infant massage classes promotes secure attachment, building trust and intimacy, aids in communication with verbal and nonverbal cues, as well as provides tactile-kinesthetic stimulation.  These classes include information about all 8 senses... yes that's right 8 senses!  The course includes a small take-home bottle of infant massage oil (food grade organic sunflower seed oil) and class summary notes. For infants ages 1 - 4 months old and one caregiver.

Pediatric Massage:

Massage is for all ages, including school-aged children.  The goals of pediatric massage include improved digestive function, decreased sleeping issues, promoted on-task and socially related behaviour, increased relaxation, and relief from muscular aches and pains (including growth spurts).  This is a child-led session that varies from child to child.

Touch Therapy:

Touch Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorders allows for empowerment and confidence for the child to self-regulate intense emotions, help the child become more accustomed to tactile stimulation which aids with social interaction and bonding with family and peers, aids in body awareness and proprioception.  These are just some of the potential benefits of Touch Therapy.  These sessions are individually tailored to each child and may combine a blend of massage therapy, touch therapy and movement.

  • Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) - offered by Heather Fellows, RMT

Book with Heather Fellows:

NKT seeks to correct muscle patterns or movements that can cause weakness, injury, and pain due to old injuries, trauma, over training or bad habits. Compensation patterns are stored in the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for muscle and movement memories. Like an ankle injury,  you adapt how you walk to try to minimize the pain, therefore creating a compensation pattern that is now being stored in the brain and putting dysfunction into your system and the root of many acute and chronic conditions. It's not limited to injured people. You don't have to have been injured or have existing pain to have dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the body.

NKT with Heather starts with an in-depth 90-minute assessment going over your injury and health history first. Every injury matters. Something that happened 40 years ago may be affecting you today. Even scars and emotional stress can have an impact. After taking a thorough history we move onto muscle testing. In NKT we are not testing for muscular strength but for neurological inhibition so the testing is light. The assessment is complete and issues identified, now it's time to send you home with homework, called correctives. These corrections are essential to the process and are usually done 2 - 3 times a day for a few days to a week or more if needed. This is how your body will break its compensation pattern and learn its functional movement pattern. A follow up appointment is conducted 2 weeks after the initial session to measure progress and address any concerns or other issues.

Registered massage therapists use a variety of techniques for relaxation & therapeutic benefit.

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