Registered Massage Therapy in South Edmonton
With the care and expertise you expect from a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and the excellence of service you expect from a spa, a massage at River Stone Massage and Wellness Centre offers you the best of both worlds. Fleece-lined heated hydraulic tables, dim lights and soft music help you to relax completely. Each massage is customized to your preference and needs. Your RMT is skilled at working with a variety of treatment depths from featherlight relaxation to intense deep tissue and will use a variety of pressures, techniques, and modalities for your benefit.
Our classic massage is one that aids in relaxation and stress reduction, eases sore muscles, and works out stored tension in problem areas such as neck or lower back. At your request, therapists will focus on areas of particularly bad pain or tension to assist in relaxation and improvement of your well-being.
Specialty massages are those treatments that require extra training or extra equipment. These massages include Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Cupping, Pre-natal, and Reflexology. See below for descriptions of each specialty massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses a variety of techniques to reach deep layers of muscle and fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles). If you have chronic aches and pains and areas of tight muscles such as in the neck, shoulders or back, a deep tissue massage is an excellent choice. Our RMTs can physically break down adhesions that causes pain, inflammation, disruptions in circulation and reductions in range of motion. A deep tissue massage is not just a relaxation massage with deeper pressure. In a deep tissue massage you may expect joint work, stretching, fascial releasing, static compression and deep pressure.
Hot Stone Massage
A full body massage enhanced by the use of hot stones is the ideal way to achieve deep relaxation as well as therapeutic relief of muscle tightness and adhesions. The heat and pressure from the stones results in deep and lasting relaxation. Not recommended for heat-sensitive guests.
Pre- and Post-Natal Massage
Several of our RMTs are certified for pre- and post-natal massage therapy. River Stone massage therapists attentively tailor your treatment to your changing needs and body both during and after your pregnancy. These massages are performed with the utmost care for you and your baby’s health and safety. Our maternity pillow allows you to lay face down comfortably and our hydraulic tables can be lowered for your safety.
Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Cupping and Reflexology
Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that is designed to stimulate the flow of lymph to reduce whole-body inflammation. Book this massage if you have inflammation-related pain or circulation issues. Myofascial cupping is the use of special cups to create suction that lifts and releases adhesions in the fascial tissue. Finally, reflexology is a kind of massage that applies gentle pressure or manipulation to the feet, ears, and/or hands. These zones have a high number of nerve endings, and the treatment results in whole-body relaxation and improved well-being.