Unit 207, 1762 34 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, T6T 1B1
Mon - Sat 10.00 AM - 08.00 PM;
Sunday 10.00 AM - 05.00 PM
Prenatal massage is a safe and effective way to reduce the discomforts of pregnancy! Headaches, muscle stiffness, backaches, fatigue and swelling are all common ailments that can occur during pregnancy, and taking some time to yourself on the table can help alleviate all of them! Massage encourages blood circulation, which helps relax the nervous system, allowing for better sleep, and attention to specific muscles will help ease the pain of any postural changes which occur!
Once laying on your tummy isn’t possible, your therapist will have you lay on your side, supported by one of our amazingly comfortable full body pregnancy pillows so all areas of your body get the proper attention they deserve! Unwind and relax while we help keep you and your baby healthy!
Sports Massage is a specialized and often eclectic form of Swedish massage that focuses on enhancing athletic performance and facilitating post-event recovery. It benefits the professional or amateur athlete, dancer, or exercise enthusiast. Practitioners of sports massage concentrate on working the whole body, and they also pay particular attention to those muscle groups that are involved in a specific sport or activity. The four basic strokes used by a sports massage therapist are direct or trigger point pressure, cross fibre friction, compression, and percussion.
In addition to the benefits derived from the general massage therapy treatment, sports massage keeps the whole body in optimum physical condition. It can elevate athletic performance and boost endurance, and it can prevent injuries by increasing flexibility and elasticity in the joints. Sports massage also promotes faster recovery to injured tissues, reduces pain, and minimizes muscle fatigue.
Swedish Massage is the classic style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years. Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation, and health maintenance. It is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), friction (cross fibre), percussion (rhythmic tapping), and vibration.
Swedish/Western massage directly increases blood circulation, thus enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the tissues. It also increases lymph circulation, which speeds up the removal of metabolic waste and the by-products of tissue damage and inflammation. It has been reported helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and promoting relaxation.
Reflexology helps to manage many common ailments such as musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and hormonal and digestive issues to name a few. Reflexology can provide much-needed relief through working the body reflex that ails you on a part of the body that does not.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).
The hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
This massage is applied in a systematic way, concentrating on the deeper layers of the body’s soft tissues. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted area(s). Working deeply does not equate with working harder or with more effort, but is the result of specific deep tissue massage techniques combined with knowledge of the different layers of the body’s soft tissues.
Herbal Compress Massage is known to provide deep relaxation while relieving stress and fatigue, and improving health. The therapy relies on the use of hot compresses or “poultices” filled with a selection of herbs and spices. Those compresses, generally wet and then steamed, are gently applied to specific points of the body releasing their healing benefits into the pores of the skin. They can be combined with the use of hands to focus the massage on knots.
Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include pain relief, increased energy, improved mood and improved body function.
It utilizes various methods to relieve and eliminate a hypersensitive area—known as a trigger point—in the muscle, its tendon, or fascia. The trigger point is eliminated by applying direct pressure and sedating the point. Once the pain is reduced, massage can be applied to restore circulation to the area and remove the waste products. This method is especially helpful in musculoskeletal problems and with certain internal organ pain.
Thai massage is an ancient system of bodywork involving a complex sequence of pressing, stretching, twisting and joint manipulations to relax and work the whole body, affecting the connective tissue which integrates the body as a whole. Thai massage is based on a theory of sen lines, similar to the energy channels in acupuncture. The therapy promotes health and flexibility, relieves aches and pains and promotes well-being and balance. It feels like a session of passive yoga.
A couples massage therapy session is a great treat for a couple on an anniversary, a special birthday, or just because they want to connect in this way. This treatment takes place in a room lighted with candles and very soothing music. The two therapists work in a coordinated way so that the partners are able to stay tuned to each other.
The application of infant massage as a catalyst for normalizing a baby’s physical and emotional life has a wide range of benefits, including helping to promote relaxation; improving sensory integration; helping aid deeper and longer sleep; encouraging mid-line orientation; assisting in bonding and attachment; helping improve state regulation; assisting in vocalization; stimulating the circulatory and GI systems; assisting in pain relief; and enhancing neurological development.
Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. Proponents of this technique believe that crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
From general psychic readings to cleansings and even deep spiritual healing, you can find everything you’re looking for at Med Massage and Wellness Clinic. Through extensive knowledge of positive & negative energy which includes the Chakras, we will be able to determine the energies which both surround and effect you.