Therapeutic Treatments Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Athlete’s Choice Massage was created to provide consistently excellent rehabilitative services for health conscious people. Our team is extremely well trained and take pride in their work. They are constantly striving to learn and better themselves in their respective fields so that they can help you recover and aid in the maintenance of your well being.

Extensive thought has been put into making our studios modern, comfortable, and convenient for you. We are not a spa. You will not hear trickling water or pan flutes. We will never try to up-sell you on services or push retail on you. Our goal is to simply provide the best therapeutic services you can find in this city. I hope that you will enjoy your experience and come back again soon.

All appointments will begin with a short but in depth one on one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. Should you have more than one area of concern, your therapist will prioritize the chief complaint and create a treatment plan for the time allotted and for follow ups as needed.

Please note our 24 Hour Cancelation Policy.

Sometimes referred to as the manual osteopathic approach, this methodology is based on restoring balance within your body and uses hands-on, manual techniques to identify and treat imbalances across the entire musculoskeletal framework.

Available insurance providers for direct billing Manual Osteopathy: Green Shield Canada Recognized insurance providers that accept Manual Osteopathy receipts: Canada Life | Green Shield Canada | Manulife Financial | Sun Life | Desjardins Insurance | Cowan Insurance Group | Equitable Life of Canada | Alberta Blue Cross | Empire Life  Contact your provider for details.

30 Minute | 40 Minute | 60 Minute

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If you have more complex issues of tension or muscle aches and pains that were possibly caused by an injury or repetitive strain, a Deep Tissue Massage is a right service for you. The modalities your therapist may choose to use are Medium to Deep Pressure Techniques, Orthopedic Massage, Capsular Work, PNF Stretching, CRAC Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Stripping, Cross Fibre Friction, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial & Scar Tissue Release, Pelvic Balancing, Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques, GTO Work, Golgi Tendon Organ Release, Hot & Cold Therapy & Remedial Exercises. Please understand that not all issues require deep tissue work or prolonged deep pressure. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat it as needed.

45 Minute | 60 Minute | 75 Minute | 90 Minute | 2 hour

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If you have issues of general tension or muscle aches and pains, a Relaxation Massage is a right service for you. The modalities a therapist may choose to use our Light, Medium & Deep Pressure Techniques, Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, PNF Stretching, Pelvic Balancing, Golgi Tendon Organ Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Hot & Cold Therapy & Remedial Exercises.

If your purpose is solely for relaxation, your therapist will focus on delivering a flowing massage with steady pressure throughout your body. The most common modalities used are Light to Medium Pressure Techniques & Swedish Massage.

45 Minute | 60 Minute | 75 Minute | 90 Minute | 2 hour

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As the name implies, this treatment utilizes cups on the skin to address deeper myofascial tissue, stimulate blood flow, and promote healing. There are three different types of cups that may be used: silicone cups, plastic pump cups, and glass fire cups. The practitioner will begin with standard massage techniques to palpate and assess where the cups will be best utilized. The cups may be used both in a static or a dynamic manner meaning they may be placed in one location and left for several minutes or they may be moved along the skin to break down tissues through an area of tension or adhesion. The cups create a vacuum that pulls your flesh and the procedure can leave a painless, circular mark that disappears in a few days, whereupon you can return for another treatment as required.

45 Minute | 60 Minute | 75 Minute | 90 Minute | 2 hour

Learn more about Myofascial Cupping Massage service

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used by therapists for the treatment of subacute, sub-chronic, and chronic conditions. It uses an acoustic wave that carries high energy to the affected area. The energy promotes regeneration and reparation within the soft tissues, tendons, and bones to restore mobility.

It has been proven to be a safe and highly effective non-evasive and nonsurgical procedure for various conditions including but not limited to gallstones, a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, chronic conditions, particularly those affecting medium to large-sized tendons and their insertions on the bone such as Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendonopathy.

Shockwave Therapy is covered by many insurance providers. Contact your provider for details.

30 Minute | 45 Minute | 60 Minute

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Thai Massage is a traditional healing massage utilizing acupressure, stretching, twisting, and joint manipulations. The full Thai massage session follows a rhythm of pressing and stretching the entire body which can typically take longer than a standard therapeutic massage. The therapist uses no lotions or oils and the treatment takes place on a firm mat on the floor. You will remain clothed for your treatment so please wear items that you are able to move comfortably in.

60 Minute  | 90 Minute | 2 hour

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Ashiatsu Massage is a very versatile form of massage therapy. It is a form of Thai massage but is better compared to deep tissue massage. The main difference being the therapist uses their feet to deliver the treatment rather than the hands and arms. Often referred to as “back walking” this is the deepest deep tissue massage deliverable. Ashiatsu can incorporate elements of Thai massage such as; stretching, acupressure, twisting, and joint manipulations. This type of massage can typically take longer than a standard therapeutic massage. The treatment takes place on a heavy-duty massage table with an overhead bar system used by the therapist to facilitate the use of their feet. You may or may not remain clothed for your treatment so please wear items that you are able to move comfortably in.

60 Minute | 90 Minute | 2 hour

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A regular regimen of massage therapy promotes overall well-being and can help eliminate the painful aspects of pregnancy. By reducing stress on load-bearing joints caused by the added weight of the baby, massage can foster the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, in turn eliminating toxins from the body and helping to loosen tensed muscles.

60 Minute | 75 Minute | 90 Minute

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Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy. There is an increased risk for miscarriage associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Please note that you confirm you understand this and are providing consent when you book.

RAPID NeuroFascial Reset is a soft tissue, a movement-based treatment that addresses the central nervous system’s role in alleviating pain, tension, and restrictions within the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Each appointment will entail an examination and treatment. you will remain clothed for the full session. RAPID sessions may be uncomfortable during the movement phase of the treatment. This occurs as the neurological system is being stimulated to restore normal function.

30 Minute | 45 Minute

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Our therapists will use a technique called Myofascial Release (MFR) which is a form of massage that involves the application of sustained compression over trigger points in your face. The procedure can help with irritation, pain, stiffness or tenderness in your jaw area, difficulty eating or talking, earaches, hearing problems, or dizziness. Your therapist will work with gloved hands on the inside and outside of your mouth to access your TMJ and release the inner workings of the jaw. If this is your first treatment please book a 60-minute appointment.

45 Minute | 60 Minute

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As athletes, we’re driven by results and continually focused on performance. That unyielding drive to surpass and exceed is immensely rewarding, but it is also incredibly taxing on our bodies. Strenuous activity, injuries, or surgery will cause swelling or “edema” and this can seriously impact performance. To maintain peak efficiency, we need to find ways to minimize recovery time. One of the best ways to do that is with Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

It is important to understand that Lymphatic Drainage is not a detox. The purpose is solely to reduce edema. If you are post-surgery you will require clearance from your doctor before receiving treatment.

45 Minute | 60 Minute

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A Therapeutic Foot Massage can help with your sore, achy feet, and lower limbs. It is extremely beneficial if you have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is normally the result of repetitive strain, affecting people who run or walk often or over long distances without the proper footwear. Less frequently, plantar fasciitis can be caused by a single heavy blow to the ligament. This is a common injury amongst novice skydivers. In both cases, tiny tears (called micro tears) appear in the ligament at the site where it attaches to the heel bone.

45 Minute

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Reflexology involves the application of different amounts of pressure to the hands, feet, and head. This technique can help relieve tension, improve circulation, and support the body’s ability to function optimally. This treatment also provides an overall sense of ease and relaxation. A 30-minute duration is recommended for the hands, OR for the head (ears, face, and scalp combination).  A 45-minute duration is best for the feet.

Reflexology is covered under many benefit plans and most health spending accounts. Check with your provider for details.

You may also ask your therapist to add-on Reflexology to your current massage therapy appointment. Please note that not all of our therapists offer this service but would be happy to refer you for your next visit.

30 Minute | 45 Minute

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Your head, sacrum, and spinal column are the central components of your body’s physiology. Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) uses gentle techniques in these areas to alleviate stress by releasing compression. In addition to providing relief from jaw, neck, and back pain, CST also helps manage the debilitating pain of migraine headaches.

45 Minute | 60 Minute

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Receive a therapeutic, relaxation, or myofascial cupping massage from a massage therapy student of the highest standards and get a great discount! Please note the apprentice massage therapist is licensed and insured, but not yet registered to write receipts for insurance therefore your benefits plan may not cover this treatment. However, many health spending accounts will cover massage therapy by an apprentice therapist.

60 Minute | 90 Minute |

Learn more about our Apprentice Massage service

Take a well-deserved break from the office with a 20 Minute Chair Massage!

You will be situated comfortably on a massage chair and will not need to undress. You will receive treatment on your head, neck, and shoulders, upper, mid and lower back. Pop in over your lunch or coffee break today!

This treatment is offered by both Registered Massage Therapists and Apprentice Massage Therapists. Please note that our Apprentice Massage Therapists are all licensed and insured but are not registered to write receipts for insurance companies. However, most health spending accounts will cover Chair Massage. Check with your provider for details.

20 Minute

*This service is only available at our downtown location.  Learn more about our Chair Massage service

Fitness Options Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Athlete’s Choice Massage is committed to the overall health and wellness of our community. We are pleased to provide various fitness options lead by skilled professionals.

Personal training starts with an in-depth assessment of your current body health and a discussion about your personal goals. An individualized plan will be devised to help you build or maintain strength, improve cardiovascular health, correct an imbalance, or rehab an injury. You’ll receive professional instruction and positive motivation along the way.

Most health spending accounts will cover Personal Training sessions. Contact your provider for details.

Personal Training Packages

1 Session |  10 Pack |  20 Pack

*This service is only available at our South location.  Learn more about our Personal Training sessions.

Private yoga lessons are the perfect way to individualize and customize your yoga practice and make it ideal for your body and mind. They are great for working through an injury, learning proper structure and how to prevent injuries, achieving advanced poses, or simply creating a yoga routine that will perfectly match your capacity and your goals. They are also great for beginners who would like to learn the basics and feel more confident attending group classes. Private lessons can be set up as a one-time class or on an ongoing basis. These one-on-one sessions with our experienced teacher are an excellent way for students of all levels to fine-tune their yoga practice. Meet our Yoga Instructor Amy Q

Most health spending accounts will cover Private and Semi-Private Yoga sessions. Contact your provider for details.

Private Single Class | Private 10 pack | Semi-Private (2 people) Single Class| Semi-Private 2 people 10 pack

*This service is only availble at our downtown location.  Learn more about our Private Yoga Service

EMS training involves the electric stimulation device and the placement of electrodes on the targeted or affected area of your body. These electrodes are attached to the device via wires.  Your trainer will demonstrate and prescribe exercises suitable for you during your EMS training session. Usually, the EMS device feels a slight tingling sensation when the electrodes are applied.

Most health spending accounts will cover EMS Training sessions. Contact your provider for details.

Trial 4 Pack  *One Time Only*
Includes 1 – 40 minute assessment & EMS training session with 3 – 20 minute EMS training sessions to follow at a substantially discounted rate!

1 Session | 5 Pack  |  10 Pack

*This service is only available at our downtown location.  Learn more about our Electric Muscle Stimulation Training

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