Picture of woman getting a back massage


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.


Meet our massage therapist


Ed Louie

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:

Arrive 15 minutes early

Arrive 15 minutes early to fill out forms. This will help us understand your condition. Save time by completing the Patient Information Form online. Please remember to bring it with you to your first appointment.

Patient Information Form

Bring your health information

Bring your extended health care card or other insurance information.

Be prepared

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

University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre Location and Parking

Contact Us

Sport Medicine Physicians:  403-220-8518

Physiotherapy: 403-220-8232

Orthopedic Surgeons: 403-220-5077

Contact Us