Life is stressful. Stress and anxiety lead to tension.  Tension leads to muscle pain. Pain leads to more stress.  It’s a vicious cycle, but even a 30-minute massage can make a difference in taking some time for you to reset, relax, and ease out the tension. 

Massage therapy is the mechanical manipulation of soft tissue through applied pressure and stretching the muscles and joints. Ultimately, it’s meant to help your body relax, alleviate stress, and work out the knots and kinks that are limiting or restricting movement.

There are a variety of massage therapy techniques, but the most common ones used by our team are Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Our registered massage therapists take a holistic approach to treatment and as such, may also incorporate various energy balancing techniques into treatment.  

Massage therapy is also one of the top preventative treatments to help avoid future injuries. When your muscles are loose and not wound tight with tension, the chances of an injury go down as you can get the proper full range of movement. So keep up with caring for your body by booking massage appointments on a regular basis.

 

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Common injuries or conditions that can benefit from massage therapy treatment:

  • Aches and pains (lower back, shoulder, neck, etc.)
  • General stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Chronic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia

Massage Therapy fees

30-minutes

$75

45-minutes

$85

60-minutes

$95

90-minutes

$135

30-minutes

$60

45-minutes

$70

60-minutes

$80

90-minutes

$110

30-minutes

$65

45-minutes

$75

60-minutes

$85

90-minutes

$115

30-minutes

$60

45-minutes

$70

60-minutes

$80

90-minutes

$110

 

Meet our practitioners


Nora Kowalsky

Nora Kowalsky

Registered Massage Therapist

Nora graduated in 2001 from the Massage Therapy certificate program at Mount Royal University, and has enjoyed a career of easing peoples’ stress, aches and pains since then.

She brings to massage therapy a love of the biological sciences, especially of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Her main focus is deep tissue massage, using traditional Swedish massage techniques, trigger point therapy, sports massage techniques and passive stretching.

Credentials
Massage Therapy Certificate: Mount Royal College, Calgary
Bachelor of Science (Cellular and Microbial Biology): University of Calgary


Jo-Ella Kaminski

Registered Massage Therapist

Jo-Ella has been in practice since 2008 and at MRU since the fall of 2011. Jo-Ella has worked with clients of all ages from children to seniors. She enjoys the challenge of treating different conditions, from the stressed office worker, to the injured athlete to pre- and post-operative clients. 

Jo-Ella is also formally trained in prenatal massage and Thai Mat massage. After an appointment with Jo-Ella, expect a “homework” regime of stretching and strengthening exercises as part of her treatment protocol.

Credentials
Massage Therapy Certificate: Mount Royal College, Calgary


Jennifer Garvin

Jennifer Garvin

Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1996. She decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy because it combines her two loves – arts and sciences.

Jennifer encourages all her clients to be active participants in their healing process. As a practitioner she seeks to bring balance and harmony to mind, body and spirit through her use of a variety of techniques. She regularly uses the following techniques to help patients achieve their therapeutic goals:

  • Swedish massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Pre-post natal pregnancy massage
  • Manual lymphatic drainage

She loves working at MRU Injury & Prevention Clinic as it allows her to integrate her care with the care of the other practitioners to help her patients. She prides herself on staying on top of current research and techniques and strives to think "outside the box" to create a unique treatment plan for each of her patients.

Credentials
Massage Therapy Certificate: Okanagan Valley College, Vernon, British Columbia
Bachelor of Science: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario


Jaida Green

Jaida Green

Registered Massage Therapist

Jaida graduated from the Foothills College of Massage Therapy in 2000 with a 2,200-hour diploma. Her practice, approach and philosophy to massage have evolved with her over the years. Now a mom of two active teenagers and pursuing her own goals, she has a deep appreciation for self-care and how fundamental it is.

Jaida is a lifelong athlete who's most recent pursuit is triathlons. Her treatment is often guided by what she herself has experienced throughout training and certainly post-race.

One of the many things Jaida is passionate about when it comes to massage therapy is connecting with her clients, listening carefully to their individual needs and teaching so that they are empowered to practise self-care at home and be proactive in their health and wellness.

Credentials
Massage Therapy Diploma: Foothills College of Massage Therapy

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Address

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
U216, Wellness Services

 

 

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.