Massage Therapy – RMT

Our RMT Calgary therapists are educated to a standard of 2200 hours so if your insurance company reimburses massage therapy you shouldn’t have any problems submitting your receipt!

When booking a massage, please include information in the comments section regarding issues that may need addressing (i.e. carpal tunnel, pain in a particular area, referral pain into legs etc.).  Or maybe you just want to concentrate on relaxing!  Pregnancy massage can also be booked under the preferred time of the massage times below, but please enter in the comments section when booking how many weeks pregnant you are.  Providing more information helps us to prepare an rough idea of a treatment plan for your session.

Calgary massage studios are everywhere throughout SE Calgary, which means there are lots of places to choose from.  Your health benefits cover it, but why should you pay the outrageous prices when you can get a fabulous massage by a Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hours in a comfortable, home based setting for much less.  Our massage therapists are fully trained with RMT 2200 hours in our Calgary studio so you don’t have to worry about being reimbursed through your health benefits for your massage.

Direct Billing

Direct billing forms must be sent prior to your appointment (see below).

We can only provide direct bill for the following insurers. At this time we can only accept direct billing for NEW clients Tuesday to Thursday between 11:30am and 3:00pm, but we are able to provide a receipt for you to claim back your massage.

Alberta Blue Cross
Chamber of Commerce
Cowan
Desjardins
Great West Life
Industrial Alliance
Johnson Inc.
Manulife
Maximum Benefit or Johnston Group
Standard Life
Sunlife

Required Forms/Information
Please be advised that if the direct bill can’t be processed because of circumstances beyond our control and we are not able to put through your claim, you will be required to pay upfront for your massage and be reimbursed after we provide a receipt.

If you are interested in direct bill, please complete the forms here

Printable Forms

and email to them to bookings@gelousspa.ca prior to your appointment.  If you do not send the forms in prior to your massage (at the very latest being the day before your appointment) we will not be able to process it as a direct bill until your next visit, but you can pay for your massage and be reimbursed the first time.

Direct Bill Process

  1. Prior to booking, please ensure you do not require a Dr. note for a massage as many insurance companies require this on an annual basis and will not provide coverage without this.  Your Massage Therapist doesn’t need to see this, it is for your insurance provider’s information only.
  2. Book an appointment online and in the comments section please put “direct bill with the name of your insurer”
  3. Complete the forms http://www.gelousspa.ca/printable-forms/ and email to bookings@gelousspa.ca prior to your appointment (no later than the day before your appointment)
  4. Complete the consent form at http://www.gelousspa.ca/massage-consent-form/ which automatically returns back to us
  5. At your appointment, we will direct bill your insurance.  As mentioned above, please understand that if the direct bill can’t be processed and we are not able to put through your claim, you will be required to pay upfront for your massage and be reimbursed after we provide a receipt.  At this time we can only accept direct billing for NEW clients Tuesday to Thursday between 11:30am and 3:00pm, but we are able to provide a receipt for you to claim back your massage.

*$5 processing fee for all direct bill massages over 60 minutes.

Gelous Spa offers affordable massage, so that all you have to do is get yourself booked in and let us take care of the rest.

All our menu price listings can be found on the page Price List.

 

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Relaxation/Therapeutic Massage

Relax, renew and give your body the attention it deserves. Our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will consult with you to help select what type of treatment best suits your needs; Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage or Prenatal / Postnatal Pregnancy Massage and Myofacial cupping massage.

30 Minutes
45 Minutes
60 Minutes
75 Minutes
90 Minutes
120 Minutes  (therapeutic only)

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Pregnancy Massage (Prenatal & Postnatal Massage)
Our pregnancy massages are performed on a special pregnancy pillow for maximum comfort. Helena is fully certified in pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage can be booked under our regular massage times, but please enter in the comments section when booking to let us know how many weeks pregnant you are.  Providing more information helps us get the room ready for your session.

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Relaxation/Therapeutic Massage (including facial massage)
The facial muscles are used daily, so why shouldn’t they get some attention too?  This service also includes a therapeutic facial massage.  Select an Eminence masque of your choice which is massaged into the facial muscles and removed with a relaxing hot towel.

60 Minutes
75 Minutes
90 Minutes  
120 Minutes 

Choose from the following (please mention in the comments section at the time of booking):

Anti-aging – Bamboo Age Corrective Masque
Acne – Clear Skin Masque
Rosacea/Redness – Calm Skin Masque
Combination – Balancing Masque Duo
Hyperpigmentation – Bright Skin Masque
Tightening of pores – Raspberry pore refining masque

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Myofascial Cupping Massage

This is an effective treatment for those clients who want the release of tight fascia and muscles.  Cupping is a simple method of pulling “stuck,” stagnant, and congealed blood and fluids from different areas and releasing it. Plastic cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum is created through suction, drawing up the underlying tissues. Cupping increases range of motion, releases tight and painful muscles and increases blood circulation.
45 Minutes
60 Minutes  
90 Minutes

Deep Tissue Massage
Using a firm, deep pressure we use slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles) to help with chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back.  Prepare to be stretched, kneaded and rolled out as we break up scar tissue and physically break down muscle “knots” or adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in your body that can reduce circulation and cause pain, limited range of motion, and inflammation.
Complimentary cupping, hot stones, aromatherapy and hot towels are also included at no additional cost.  Possible side effects after this type of massage is tenderness or stiffness for 1 to 2 days after treatment.
60 Minutes
75 Minutes
90 Minutes

 

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Hot Stone Massage
60 Minutes

Hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy experience.  Natural stones used in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to bring you to another level of healing.  Also includes hot towels and aromatherapy oils.


 

 

 

 

Body Scrub Massages

Our Eminence Organic body scrub and massage remove dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling smooth they feel SPA-MAZING!

Cranberry Body Scrub & 30 Minute Apricot Honeydew Massage (60 Minutes)
(30 Minute Massage is claimable through your health benefits)

This incredible exfoliating sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling super soft and increase circulation in the body.  We gently remove the body scrub with soothing hot towels.  Includes a massage of the back, neck and shoulders along with our signature hot stones taster and aromatherapy.  You will feel relaxed, hydrated and revitalized!

Cranberry Body Scrub & 60 Minute Chocolate Truffle Massage (70 Minutes)
(60 Minute Massage is claimable through your health benefit plan)

This incredible exfoliating sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling super soft and increase circulation in the body.  We gently remove the body scrub with soothing hot towels.  Includes a full body massage with our signature hot stones taster and aromatherapy.  You will feel relaxed, hydrated and revitalized!

Cranberry Body Scrub & Chocolate Truffle Cocoon Wrap & 60 Minute Apricot Honeydew Massage (90 Minutes)
(60 Minute Massage is claimable through your health benefit plan)

This incredible exfoliating sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling super soft and increase circulation in the body.  We gently remove the body scrub with soothing hot towels.  Following your relaxing body scrub you will be cocooned in our chocolate truffle wrap to revive and hydrate your skin.  While resting in the warm cocoon, enjoy a relaxing massage of the face.  Includes a full body massage including our signature hot stones taster and aromatherapy.  This is the ultimate body treatment experience and we promise you will feel relaxed, hydrated and revitalized!


Interesting Facts on the Benefits of Massage Therapy
• Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.

• Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.

• Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.

• Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles

• Reduces spasms and cramping

• Increases joint flexibility

• Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.

• Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.

• Can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred

• Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain

• Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication

• Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.

© Mark Stevens 2010

Hot Stone Massage

Relax your body and mind as never before as we use deep penetrating heat from smooth basalt stones throughout your entire massage.

Hot stone massage combines thermotherapy with massage techniques to provide an effective healing therapy experience.Natural stones used in conjunction with massage uses powerful earth energies to bring you to another level of healing.  Also includes hot towels and aromatherapy oils.

Pregnancy Massage (Prenatal & Postnatal Massage)

Pregnancy massage can be booked under the preferred time of the regular massage times, but please enter in the comments section when booking how many weeks pregnant you are.  Providing more information helps us have a proper treatment plan ready for your session.

A  massage during pregnancy focuses on the mom to be and the amazing changes that her body goes through during her experience of pregnancy. Massage has many benefits such as improving circulation, enhancing the function of muscles and joints, general body tone, and relieving mental and physical fatigue.

Besides massage feeling simply amazing during pregnancy, there are so many other benefits for the mother to be and her unborn baby. Many studies show that massage reduces stress hormones in the body and the mother’s physical and emotional well-being is improved through touch as she adapts to her new body image. A pregnant woman’s body goes through numerous challenges and changes, so massage gives special attention mom to be, which also helps nurture her unborn baby.

Post natal massage is also known to greatly benefit the new mother.  Some benefits to post natal massage include:

• Stress Relief

• Overall Relaxation for the new mom

• Reduces cellulite and helps to tone up the body

• Assists uterus to shrink to original size

• Reduces fluid retention

We also offer other Massage Treatments such as:
Raindrop Aromatherapy Treatments “Raindrop Therapy”
Hot Stone Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Reiki
Cupping
*Couples massage may not be available after August 1st, 2017. Please email us to inquire for advanced booking for couples massage*