Massage Therapy at the Sport Medicine Centre
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. It helps to ease the discomfort of everyday and occupational stresses, over-used muscles and many pain conditions.
Our registered massage therapists (RMTs) work as part of an interdisciplinary health care team. This benefits our clients, as our therapists have access to sport medicine physicians, physiotherapists, athletic therapists and more.
It is not necessary to have a referral or prescription for massage therapy.
Please note it’s important to check with your insurance provider before booking an appointment because some insurance companies may request this for reimbursement.
Can Massage Therapy Help Me?
Massage therapy can be used to treat the following:
- preventative measure to maintain health and wellness
- injuries due to sport or accidents
- overuse of muscles
- discomfort from everyday and occupational stresses
- chronic pain and illness
Your First Appointment
For your first visit to a massage therapist, you will need to do the following:
Bring your health information
Bring your extended health care card or other insurance information.
Your massage therapist may ask extra questions about your symptoms and may perform an assessment.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
The therapist will explain the nature of the massage as well as how you may feel following the massage. You may also be provided with advice on how to manager your symptoms at home.
Payment and Benefits for Massage Therapy
If you are receiving care under the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), massage therapy may not be covered as a treatment option. Please check with WCB.
If you have insurance, you may have accident benefit coverage for massage therapy. Please check with your primary health care provider and insurer. Please check with your insurance plan before booking an appointment.
Massage therapy is covered by most health benefit plans and health spending accounts. We will provide you a copy of the receipt so you can claim the expenses through your plan.
30 minute session: $60
60 minute session: $100
90 minute session: $140
Sport Medicine Physicians: 403-220-8518
Orthopedic Surgeons: 403-220-5077
University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre
376 Collegiate Blvd NW
Calgary, AB T2N1A4
Parking Lot 16 (in yellow) is adjacent to the Sport Medicine Centre. Visitors must pay for hourly parking through the parking meters located at each ends of the lot.
Daily Parking is also available in Lot 10 & 11 (in blue) on the map. The daily parking fee is $8.00 paid at the meters located within the lots.