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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy services are available on campus in the lower level of the Learning Resources Centre (Room 744). Please note: these services are provided by an independent Registered Massage Therapist. Bookings and payment go directly through the provider.

Types of Massage

Therapeutic Massage

This appointment will focus on pain reduction and reducing muscle tension, realigning adhesions in the muscle. Pressure is maintained within the client's pain tolerance, whether that's high or low.

Relaxation Massage

This appointment will focus on overall stress reduction with Swedish massage techniques. The main focus of the appointment is bringing overall relaxation to the body and mind.

Craniosacral Massage

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymph Drainage Therapy is a gentle technique that works through the body's interstitial and lymphatic system to activate the body liquid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. LDT is an innovative hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO.  It has been created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system consistent with recent scientific discoveries. 

SAOC Benefit Info

  • SAOC benefits may cover the cost of some massage therapy treatment but you will require a Doctor’s note, in advance. This is a requirement of the insurance company. 

  • You may be required to pay for the first appointment and subsequent appointments can then be direct billed. In order to take advantage of direct billing you must have your address completed on your online insurance profile ( 

  • Once the initial appointment has been completed and paid for, you will receive an email copy of your receipt which you can then submit online on the Insurance provider’s website. (Your Doctor’s note may also need to be submitted and should be dated in advance of the appointment.)

  • Reimbursement from the Insurance company usually occurs within 48 hours, if you are set up for Direct Deposit. 

  • Once this initial process has been completed the massage therapist can then direct bull for any subsequent appointments. (With the exception of MEDAVIE BLUE CROSS, Alberta Blue Cross is accepted.)

  • You will need your student ID but do not need to bring a copy of your insurance card for your appointment.