Massage Therapy in South Edmonton and Summerside

At Unpain Clinic, our Massage Therapy services practice a variety of modalities to promote healing, relaxation and well-being.

Full body Massage Edmonton

Neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, muscle tightness and more might be related to stress. It is always a relief to find an effective way of dealing with these conditions. Is your life too busy to find time for you? Do you have a hard time finding the right balance between work and personal life? You may need a full body massage Edmonton! You will get a more holistic approach that targets all parts of your body through deep tissue work which releases tension and relaxes the muscles, relieving stress on your joints. Our team of experts will help relieve your tension with professional treatments that combine deep tissue therapy with Swedish techniques. The benefits don’t stop there either because they also promote better sleep quality by calming down the nervous system so that’s something.

Standard benefits:
– Relieve muscle tension and stiffness, relax your muscle’s pain.
– Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
– Feel more relaxed in general.

Emotional benefits:
– Reclaim your life from chronic pain.
– Feel more relaxed and better overall.
– Improve your mood with a massage.
– Experience a sense of tranquility from our full body massage Edmonton that you’ve been missing out on for too long

Relaxation Massage Therapy Edmonton

Stress reduction is the basis of every massage therapy. A relaxation massage looks at the body as a whole. Using a variety of long, flowing strokes the intention of a relaxation is to create an overall mental, physical and spiritual state of well-being. There is less emphasis on working out the serious tension and adhesions in the muscle tissue and your pain is never pushed to your limits in order to get the muscle to release. Relaxation massage therapy lowers stress levels, improves both vascular and lymphatic circulation, lowers blood pressure, improves mental clarity and decreases muscular tension.

Sport Massage Edmonton

Sport massage therapy helps to enhance an athlete’s performance and training. Regular massage has become an integral part of any athletic routine because the benefits show through in quicker recovery and improved performance.

Anyone who is physically active can benefit. Sports massage focuses on particular muscle groups related to your specific activity, from weight training to golfing, cycling or hockey.

A combination of massage techniques will aid in the prevention of injuries, decrease muscle soreness, improve flexibility and help shorten recovery time.

Thai Massage Edmonton

Offered by a Thailand-trained therapist who re-educated in Canada, this form of massage is aptly named “Thai Yoga Massage,” as it combines Indian Ayurvedic principles, acupressure with assisted yoga postures to release tight muscles and rebalance the body. This interactive yet gentle approach is highly therapeutic and often resolves tough trigger points and tension without pain. Clients appreciate the value in this service as they feel that they have enjoyed a touch of thai massage Edmonton plus an invigorating yoga class, in half the time.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic Massage can be used to address a specific injury, condition or pain. It can be used during acute, sub-acute or chronic stages of healing. It is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques to achieve a measure of relief.

During acute stages, a milder treatment may be used to help reduce inflammation. During later stages, patients may require (and better tolerate) more aggressive treatment techniques to eliminate scar tissue or trigger points in the soft tissue.

Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique used to treat energy imbalance, stress reduction and relaxation within the body through energy transfer between the patient and therapist. This improves the patient’s self-healing mechanisms, restores overall equilibrium and allows for relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

A massage for those who would like some energy work combined with massage. Reiki is an energetic healing technique that activates the natural healing process of the client’s body to restore physical and emotional well-being. During a session, various stones or crystals are placed on your body aligned with these chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and near the root chakra area. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the client and any energy imbalances noted by the practitioner. In crystal healing, stones are assigned various properties, and the colours red through violet are associated with seven chakra points on the body. Expect around 70% massage and 30% reiki. Fully claimable for those who have massage coverage with health insurance.

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of manual therapy on the feet and hands by applying the right amount of pressure to evoke a systemic response. These body parts contain reflex points that are directly linked to organ systems and cellular processes within the body and by stimulating them, the therapist is improving function in these areas.

Orthopedic Massage

This technique is a comprehensive system of multiple approaches working to increase joint spacing through gentle mobilization of soft tissues around joints. Overall pain and dysfunction are reduced, with an increase in range of motion and strength. Assessment and treatment of injuries in conjunction with postural stabilization make this a highly effective approach to pain management and recovery.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that has been used for years to to release tensions deep in the body to decrease pain and dysfunction. Using ultra-light pressure to correct abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid, this technique restores optimal brain and body function. It is used to treat a multitude of disorders, from migraines to post-traumatic stress disorder, and improves whole-body health.

Cupping

Cupping is offered by both our acupuncturist (traditional fire cupping) and our massage therapists. Although cupping has many versatile uses for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is specifically used by our massage therapists to painlessly assist with the release of painful fascial adhesions. This provides increased range of motion and a reduction in trigger point activation.

Incorporating myofascial cupping to multiple areas into a regular massage with a selection of silicone or kangzhu (pump) cups (regular or heart-shaped), cupping is used to drain excess fluids and toxins, stimulate the peripheral nervous system, bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin, and loosens adhesions, connective tissue, and stubborn knots in soft tissue. Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. Select this massage if you desire cupping and/or gua sha therapy to more than one targeted area.

Hot Stone Massage

​Hot Stone Massage incorporates jade stones into relaxation and therapeutic massage, working in alternating temperatures, which enables the therapist to work at a deeper level with less effort and allow more comfort for the client.

These stones have been cut to various shapes and sizes and then polished providing a very smooth and silky feeling on the skin. They are non-porous and do not harbor any bacteria. Jade is a protective stone believed to heal stressed organs and discharge toxins.

It slows the aging process and strengthens the body’s natural defense.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is a gentle hands-on form of stretching that evaluates and treats fascial connective tissue restrictions and muscle tension. It works to increase space between joints to allow for better range of motion and decreased pain.

Sacred Lomi Massage

Sacred Lomi Massage is a temple style lomi lomi massage from Hawaii that uses flowing forearm massage, presence, prayer, aloha, breath-work and sacred touch to offer a space of unconditional love and acceptance in this 75 minute massage treatment. The intention of the work is to support the recipient to release anything that is no longer serving them and fully embody that which is authentic and in alignment with their soul. All of the movements are based on circles and figure eights with the point of connection being primarily forearm runs.

TMJD Massage

External and intraoral massage is an effective treatment for clients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction, trigger point-related headaches or excess jaw tension. During this massage, your therapist will first focus on releasing tension in the muscles of the upper back and shoulders, then in the areas of the collarbone, chest and neck to relax all of the areas surrounding and connected to the temporomandibular joint. Latex-free gloves are worn while working inside the mouth to release the muscles and fascia involved in mastication and jaw clenching. This massage specifically addresses the masseter and temporalis muscles, along with the medial and lateral pterygoids and the superficial and deep fascia of the anterior neck.

 

Best Massage Therapist Edmonton

With a range of disciplines, our therapists share the Unpain Clinic philosophy of bringing clients into a lifestyle of improved comfort, health and rejuvenation through massage therapy.

Best Massage Therapy Edmonton

The competition was tight (pun intended), but once our therapists went to work, it was clear to the judges that we’re worth promoting in Edmonton’s Best Review Guide.

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Our Massage Therapists

Nypsia Half

Nypsia is a registered massage therapist with 3000 hours of initial education combined with over a decade of industry experience in massage therapy and educator. She is strong in therapeutic massage but is a wonderfully versatile therapist.

With training in aesthetics, acupuncture and massage therapy, she has the tools at hand to create a treatment plan that matches perfectly with your healing needs. Spending a great deal of her time in France, Nypsia has a strong background in European spa techniques, which brings a certain luxury to every treatment she performs.

Nypsia is driven to continue building her knowledge, regularly taking new courses in order to be the best possible therapist for her clients. She believes in the importance of preserving and experiencing different cultures and she often enjoys traveling to learn natural therapy techniques from around the world. She intends to leave a legacy of health in her wake, causing a lasting positive impact on the lives of her clients along the way.

She is an open-minded, hard-working and loyal team member with a bright smile and the spirit of Rosie the Riveter. She admires her mother for her strength, kindness and generosity and she is now in the process of blazing a trail for her own beautiful young daughter, Sophia. In her limited spare time, you will find Nypsia torn between pro-level puzzling and dancing. She enjoys the arts, the outdoors, traveling and, of course, playing Super-Mom to Miss Sophia.

Nicole Petryliak

Nicole has been practicing medical massage therapy for eight years with extra focus on chronic pain, injury rehab and postural reconditioning. Having dealt with her own share of sport injuries, she is dedicated to helping others improve their game by reducing long-term impacts of repetitive strain and tissue trauma over time.

Nicole will ensure your comfort to promote the release of endorphins, which combat pain and other side effects of compound stress on your body, leaving you feeling relaxed and confident that you are in good hands. Nicole is a light at Unpain with a positive attitude and compassionate heart. In her spare time, she loves staying active and hitting the mountains whenever possible.

Chelsea Darragh

Chelsea is a Registered Massage Therapist with a strong interest in athletes and injury management. She offers multiple modalities to bolster the efficacy of her treatment and is always motivated to take on a new tough cases in Edmonton.

Chelsea is a joy to have as part of the Unpain team, with a sharp mind and wit to match. Chelsea works predominantly at the Derrick Club location on evenings and weekends but also works all day Fridays in Summerside.

"I had never been treated by Chelsea before but was pleasantly surprised by how open my chest felt after the massage and how freely I could move my shoulders. I don't typically feel instantaneous relief from a massage but my neck and shoulders couldn't have felt better!" - R. L.

Joshua Lockert

Josh has been a Registered Massage Therapist in Edmonton for over 7 years. His strength is in deep tissue massage and he specializes in techniques such as reflexology, cupping and pregnancy massage therapy. Josh is highly approachable and sees all types of clientele - from babies to seniors. He will do whatever he can to help you feel better and live your daily life without pain.

Josh knows that knowledge is key and he is continually expanding his areas of expertise to be able to treat his clients in a more effective and efficient manner. Although he does not practice at Remedial Wellness locations directly, Josh is a trained radial shockwave therapist who can be found practicing at Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors and also from his home-clinic regularly. Josh loves being able to use these skills with all clients and isn’t afraid to work with all sorts of aches and pains. He knows that every body can be helped. In his free time, Josh plays SuperDad to his young children, Max & Maddie. He is also an avid athlete and skilled handyman. If he's not on the ice, undertaking his next great home project or baking decadent cakes (yes, really) in his new kitchen, he is most certainly making his amazing clients feel that much more awesome.

Jocelyn Belanger

Jocelyn is a skilled massage therapist known for her soothing touch. She is skilled in deep tissue, therapeutic, massage therapy, relaxation, and pregnancy massage, while also drawing on the use of heat to help relax tight muscles and allow for deeper, less painful treatment.

Jocelyn's entire personality is a calming presence at Unpain and her clients enjoy her gentle demeanor and ability to match their energies with each treatment.

Josefina Friesen

Josefina is a Registered Massage Therapist with almost a decade of experience in a high-end spa environment. With a natural healing touch and a keen ability to meet the energy of her patients, she has been a true asset to the therapy team.

Some of you may recognize Josefina, as she was a popular massage therapist at Bliss Yoga Spa for many years prior to joining the Unpain team. Josefina will be working at the Derrick Club location with occasional fill-in shifts at Summerside.

"I used to only book a massage at the Derrick if my usual therapist was not available. I could not have been more excited when she showed up on the Unpain schedule! I've booked a year in advance!" - T.K.

Karin Lefsrud

Karin is a holistic practitioner who incorporates her creativity and intuitive gifts with certifications in massage, yoga, meditation, reiki, sound healing, myofascial cupping, breathwork and somatic stress release.

Karin is a holistic practitioner who incorporates her creativity and intuitive gifts with certifications in massage, yoga, meditation, reiki, sound healing, myofascial cupping, breathwork and somatic stress release. Before pursuing the healing arts, Karin obtained degrees in Psychology and Law and practiced law for 6 years before staying home to raise her four children. Lifelong participation in athletics exposed Karin to the benefits of sports massage. Sports and orthopedic massage also form a large part of her massage practice. Karin was formerly an Assistant Teacher of Myofascial Cupping with Seminars for Health, training massage therapists and physiotherapists.

Karin draws upon all of her experiences and modalities to craft a personalized treatment to support each client exactly where they are. All of the modalities she uses have ancient roots. She draws upon the wisdom of the ancients to weave together many healing tools including massage therapy, cupping, gua sha, energy healing, sound healing, breathwork, plant medicine, essential oils, crystals, and guided meditations to address physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual concerns and to support the whole person. Karin recently pursued training in somatic stress release as well as breathwork to address trauma stored in the body. All of her modalities assist clients in releasing trauma in a safe and informed manner.

“Karin is an empathetic, intuitive massage therapist who has been my saving grace. I live with chronic pain involving my neck and back and have had difficulty finding a massage therapist who utilized different techniques to relieve my pain; Karin has done just that. Karin is highly attuned to my body and its needs; her deep tissue massage incorporating cupping has been a game-changer for me. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for pain relief or a relaxing massage.” -Marzena B.