Massage therapy Calgary, near Me ! You will be glad you called.

Massage therapy Calgary

It doesn’t get closer to you than right in your living room.

Your Health Span is a mobile massage therapy company with Calgary’s best massage therapists, and they come right to your home, hotel or office.

We know you are super busy, and as most of our clients seem to be moms or families, and adding one more thing to do, or place to drive your kids is not always easy or even possible, by coming into your home we can take care of you and your family without adding another thing to your to do list.

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You can’t get closer for a Massage than right in your own home.

We frequently get asked ” how do I find excellent Massage therapy Calgary Near Me?”

For the last 20 years, we have been answering that question, by saying call us, text us, email us, however you want to get in touch we are happy to help.

All our therapists have at least 2200 hours of training, we bring everything we need right into your living room, and have many ongoing training sessions in order to provide not just amazing service, but the “best Massage therapy Calgary near me” you could possibly hope for.

We all bring a choice of aromatherapy oils, with choices that soothe and calm, or uplift and cheer you up. Along with essential oil synergies for headaches and muscle cramps.

Direct Billing for Health Insurance is also available. We just need the information before we send a therapist out so that we can let you know that it is covered, and you don’t have to worry about it.

Are you looking for “Massage Therapy Calgary Near Me?”

Give us a call for yourself or your whole family you will be glad you did.

Root Chakra- balancing and wellness.

Balancing the Root Chakra using red stones

Why Balance the Root Chakra?

If you want to achieve health and healing in any of your bodies energy centre’s first the Root chakra must be balanced, all other energies flow through here.

When you are out of balance in this area you may notice the following

  • Feeling disconnected, foggy or out of place
  • depression
  • anger
  • fear
  • low energy
  • insecure
  • bladder issues
  • skin and hair problems
  • colon; problems with elimination
  • large intestine issues
  • bones and teeth brittle
  • feet and legs are numb
  • and poor immune function.
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Chakra Balancing Massage

Chakra balancing massage is a systematic approach to balancing the entire energy system, so that your organs and body system’s function optimally, and so that your emotional energy is aligned in a way that supports you through the many events both internal and external that bombard you on a daily and weekly basis.

Many times things that happened in our past even as far back as our childhood have created blocks in our systems. These events don’t have to be big or dramatic, and even a small block can cause a big ripple.

When we book a client for a Chakra Balancing treatment we set aside 90 min, and we do Lymphatic Drainage Massage to start, so that as energy is cleared away the body can efficiently whisk it away.

Then using a mixture of crystals, and essential oils which are aligned with each Chakra we put things back into balance. You can expect to be deeply relaxed, and to feel some shifts in the days after as you body adjusts to a healthier normal.

Seniors massage therapy , a client tribute!

massage for veterans

When I started doing In Home Massage therapy, one of the other moms on my sons hockey team started getting me to see her dad, once a week, for seniors Massage therapy, which can differ greatly from a regular massage, or be quite similar to what you get when you go to your chiropractors office or favourite spa. All depending on the health and mobility of the client.

(Sometimes we work on our massage tables, but just as often we do massage in wheelchair, on on a hospital bed. )

For this first client I went into the seniors home where he lived, largely confined to his bed, suffering with Parkinsons disease and the depression that often accompanies that diagnosis. In this first case the first thing the clients family noticed was a change in mood. Less anger, more “good” days, and although there was not a lot of change in mobility there was a decrease in both pain and discomfort as a result of the techniques used in this type of Senior Massage Therapy.

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Seniors Massage therapy can be an important part of overall wellness, as well as being a good visit, promoting good circulation and more.

This weekly trip began what has been a cornerstone of my business for the last 20 years, and in particular we have always found massage for veterans one of the most rewarding parts of our practice.

For many of those years I or one of my team made a monthly “senior massage therapy” visit to Bob Peterson, who’s life was inspiring, his history and contributions as a young man and how he embraced the changes that aging brought. Age and all the crappy side effects of aging never seemed to affect his mood, which was always chipper. His sense of duty, or his love of his family and his country. His grace and innate kindness all will be very much missed by myself and my team.

His son put together the following video as a tribute to him and his contribution as a veteran. It is so well done, and such a moving tribute I wanted to share it for my team and for anyone interested.

It is easy to gloss over the contributions of our Veterans, especially in wars that happened before we were born, but still a moment of gratitude is due to this amazing person, his service and his family.

Seniors Massage Therapy

If you or someone you know would like to talk to us about in home ” seniors massage therapy “, we offer free consultations. And we are happy to work with veterans affairs to determine if your veterans benefits will cover Massage therapy and how much they will cover.

Chakra Balancing Massage-What I learned from Dr. Ravi Ratan

Dr Ravi teaches aromatherapy and Chakra Balancing

Chakra Balancing Massage is a service we have offered for about a year, based on a workshop I took with a person I will not name. I was and am impressed by how simple and effective it can be.

While I enjoyed that first workshop and could feel the benefits of Chakra balancing when I have had it done, nothing prepared me for the shift of my understanding, and the depth of the knowledge that Dr. Ravi passed on in just two days.

In the 25 years I have been in this industry, and the years since I opened Your Health Span ( In Home massage Calgary ) in 2007, Dr Ravi is one of the best teachers I have come across.

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Dr Ravi Ratan with Krista Woodley his Canadian partner teaching the powerful benefits of Chakra Balancing Massage.

Chakra Balancing Massage

Using simple and clear language Dr Ratan deepened my understanding of the chakra’s, confirmed things I knew and sort of understood, and gave me a broader understanding of how using the techniques he taught us, we could have deeper and more impactful healing sessions with our clients.

Uses both crystals, and aromatherapy to balance the energies in the chakra’s, allows our organs, energy and emotional balance to reach optimum levels.

We have 7 main Chakra’s that each correspond with energy frequencies ( just like light does- causing colours) and specific places in our bodies, and control our emotions, our energies and our organs. A Chakra that is not working well has a noticeable effect on the entire physical, physiological and psychological well being of each of us.

Over the next 7 weeks I will go into depth on what I have learned about each chakra, and if you are ready to try a Chakra healing yourself, I would suggest giving us a call. Our therapist Sahira is a powerful therapist in this medium and I can’t stress enough the benefits you will feel.

As a Massage Therapist are you Afraid of your clients questions when you work on their feet?

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Massage Therapist using Reflexology to make treatment more effective

Does your Massage treatment include the feet?

Lis Kunzi, who has been practicing Reflexology for 20 years has heard time and again from clients that have just had a massage, and then a couple days later book a reflexology treatment.

When she talks to her clients they tell her that they love massage, but it doesn’t completely relax them, they feel like something is missing, and often further questions reveal that they missed having their feet touched.

Without that work on the feet, which carry us everywhere we go, they feel like the session was unfinished.

When talking to therapists it seems there is a different set of problems, some therapists just don’t like to touch feet, they feel like they are dirty, and the skin is thick, so common techniques don’t work as well.

Or they feel silly when a client asks a question about what they are doing. Many clients have a little knowledge of reflexology and assume their therapist will have even more, and that is just not usually true.

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Reflexology foot massage added to a regular session

A Massage therapist with knowledge of reflexology is better at their job.

Clients love having their feet touched. As you might know, reflexology is an ancient healing art supported on the belief that our feet have reflex points that correspond to the body’s organs (liver, kidneys, lungs etc.), and systems (lymphatic, endocrine, muscular, etc.), so by applying pressure to these reflex points we can positively affect the body’s health.

When our energy levels are out-of-balance it impacts our health. When our body is in-sync, we feel good and can better enjoy life.

Adding a few reflexology techniques to the end of a massage treatment will further enhance a client’s experience, giving them the best of both modalities. 

On April 6th, join Liz Kunzi for a workshop is to teach Massage Therapists specific reflexology techniques that you could add just before the conclusion to a massage treatment.

You will learn ‘what is’ reflexology, moving on to discuss the many benefits that reflexology brings to a client’s health. I’ll talk about the differences between Eastern versus Western approaches, and include the differences between massage and reflexology.

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Adding Reflexology to Massage therapy

Where all the body’s organs, glands and systems are mapped out on the soles of the foot, especially teaching all the proper hand-holding and working reflexology techniques. 

As a Massage therapist this workshop is a must!

Email Liz Kunzi at lis@stepforwardtobetterhealth.ca

Your face is so dry it might fall off! will a Facial help?

Calgary Facial

The toll of winter has playing havoc with my skin, my face was itchy with dryness, and the only colour in it looked pale and slightly grey when I looked in the mirror, so I took myself out for a facial.

Not just to get my skin back on track, but I also was feeling in need of someone with Magic hands, spending a little bit of time nurturing me. It was time to practice what I preach.

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Winter Time Facial- to refresh, plump, brighten and moisturize skin

We do these services ourselves, and use the Amazing [Comfort Zone] products from Italy. I love these products, they are plant based, and a team of Physicians is responsible for the formulations. So when choosing a facial I wanted it to be with the products that I love, and although I think Your Health Span does the best facial ever, I decided I needed the benefits of both an outside practitioner, who I didn’t feel I needed to chat too, but also I wanted to have the down time that is sometimes more effective by going to a spa. In this case House of Toli

Don’t get me wrong, Your Health Span is for sure the Best Mobile Spa in Calgary, and our therapists and aestheticians are amazing, but there are for sure times that being outside of work and home is better for recharging my batteries.

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In-Home Facials Calgary to treat any type of skin compaint.

My Facial

Manny was the name of the excellent aesthetician that did my [Comfort Zone] sublime facial, and she talked me into getting Microdermabrasion, which we don’t do at Health Span, as of right now, (watch this space). And it was terrific!

The space was beautiful and the entire team from receptionist to the person that took my payment, were friendly and professional, but the most important thing is 4 days later my skin still feels fantastic, no more itchiness due to dry winter air stealing all the moisture from my skin.

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I walked away after my treatment feeling just as I wanted, totally taken care of and with renewed colour in my skin. It was an excellent reminder to me, that I need to take care of myself so that I can continue to take care of the people that rely on me.

Health Span – Calgary Massage Therapy Company driven by Values

Health Span – Massage Therapy Company driven by Values

We have 4 core values that define us, as a company, as wellness service providers and as individuals.

First we are grateful for lives that feel balanced and filled with abundance.

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We are grateful to have a Massage Therapy company that provides balance and good wages, but also to be able to provide services that help our clients also achieve balance.

Feeling abundant and balanced is important to us as a company, we know we provide the best service to our clients when we are at peace, and able to focus on helping our clients transcend their own worries, aches and pains.

Of course we have good days, glorious days and days that are just not so great, but on balance we are proud to be a company operating in Calgary, which is a city of amazing possibilities, beauty, activity, and mostly people.

The people that we work with, our follow professional Massage Therapists, estheticians, Dr. of Acupuncture and others, are all people that make our lives richer, they build us up, and make us strong.

And for some reason people that choose to receive Massage Therapy tend to be the best people in the world. They are good at caring about the people around them as well as themselves, This is a great way to make a living, doing something you love, with co-workers and clients that are amazing.

Our gratitude for this is very deeply felt. We are especially blessed to work with so many of Calgary’s great Seniors.

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Second, our team works together creating a community of support, growth and wellness.

We have a pretty big group of therapists, as well as a variety of mentors, support staff, teachers, vendors and most importantly clients who make up our Health Span Community.

As with every organization that exists this community can be amazing or as is sadly true of some work environments, can be something that must be tolerated, or even worse makes you feel awful.

It is important to us, to have clear communication, to all being growing into slightly better versions of who we are right now, and to be able to give our clients a glimpse of this through providing amazing service that goes a little beyond expectations. We know that whenever a member of our team works and communicates with the spirit of support and wellness they will make decisions that make our whole community proud.

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Being cheerful and dependable gives our clients a feeling of being truly taken care of.

Third, we provide our services with cheerfulness, dependability and focus on our clients so they get the benefits of our skills and feel completely nurtured and restored.

As a company that primarily provides massage therapy, and works to support not just individual clients, but the staff in Seniors homes looking to make their residents lives easier and better, hotel staff looking to make a guests stay extra memorable, we know that being dependable is essential, and we also know cheerful service can be a gift in and of itself.

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Core Values determine the foundation and direction of your massage practice.

Fourth, we work prepared organized and with systems designed to support our therapists and our clients.

This is truthfully the largest work in progress of all time, as Massage therapists we are attracted to the profession partly because it is less structured then say a desk job, but we also know that when great systems are in place, that things work better, clients get what they need in a timely manner, and our team is supported in the way they deserve.

Even though we are adding and improving systems constantly we know that it is work that ultimately supports everything we strive for.

Massage therapy is service at the foundation of our company, but our values bring our company to life.

Massage Therapist Profile! Feeling Stressed today? Book Yasmin.

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Yasmin is an incredibly nurturing Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist – Yasmin Rueda

Yasmin finished studying Massage therapy 4 years ago, in 2015, but started with Health Span while she was still in school, so we are lucky enough to have worked with her for 5 years.

She has always brought a gentler touch to her practice, making her an excellent therapist for clients that need to feel restored, nurtured and taken care of.

Coming from Columbia 7 years ago so that she could be with her husband we are super excited to celebrate with her next week as she officially becomes a Canadian Citizen. It is a reminder to me as a person and as a business owner how very blessed we are to live in a country that not just welcomes immigrants but gives every opportunity to new arrivals to find a life that gives them joy, abundance, balance and prosperity.

Mashsage Therapy in Calgary is a competitive business and it helps to work with people that you love and who understand and celebrate your strengths.

Yasmin wanted to be a Massage therapist because improving the health and wellbeing of her clients is important to her, and she understands that massage not only can soothe sore muscles but can relieve the stress that sometimes can be overwhelming in life.

She also specializes in Lymphatic Drainage massage, which is an amazing treatment after surgery, or during treatments for Cancer that can cause swelling and loss of energy.

She loves working with female clients that have a need for balance and restoration, and loves working with Health Span because it allows her to express her talents, her professionalism and her skills the way she feels is best, and we are super flexible with schedules, and as a mom and someone very involved in her church a flexible schedule is really important.

If she couldn’t be a Massage therapist she would express her skills of making people feel great through hair and fashion design.

Please join us in celebrating her new citizenship!

Lymphatic Massage-Will it make your feel less awful?

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy?

There are many types of massage and many reasons why clients search out a massage therapist.

When you have lymphedema (swelling of your arms and legs)- usually due to cancer treatment, recent surgery or an illness Lymphatic Massage can help, it is effective at reducing swelling, which makes movement less restricted and decreasing pain and discomfort. It is a specialized massage technique, very different then more vigorous forms of massage, and requires a therapist who is methodical, and at the same time has a soothing and empathetic touch.

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Lymphatic Massage is used to stimulate the immune system, by aiding the body in the removal of excess fluids.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a technique in use since the 1930’s that is used to reduce swelling and fluid retention, by using gentle repetitive strokes.

This enhances our bodies ability to filter to toxins and waste that are present in the lymphatic fluid and remove them from our bodies.

By removing excess fluid our overall health is improved, as well as being a very effective method of achieving pain relief with massage, as often swelling in legs and feet particularly can be both painful and can cause lack of mobility which contributes to continued decrease in health.

Why Choose to have Lymphatic Massage?

There are 3 main reasons to book Lymphatic massage.

  1. Improves Health by improving the bodies overall immune function
  2. Increases Energy
  3. Improves Mood.

Your lymphatic system is in charge of your bodies filtration, the fluid in this system which does not have a pump like your heart to move it around, contains white blood cells, proteins, and fats and the lymph nodes are the engines of your immune system When this system is impaired for any reason you will feel sluggish, are more prone to illness, and will recover more slowly, and movement can be painful, or even impossible.

And if you are a Senior and don’t get around as much as you used to this type of treatment can not just boost your immune system it can help with your mobility.

How Often?

If you are getting slight swelling or discomfort you might find relief from one to two treatments of Lymphatic drainage massage, however, if you have a serious illness or are recovering from one, we do recommend that you get 10 treatments in the course of 12-18 days, so that each session can build on the results of the previous session.

For more information or to talk to a therapist. We offer online booking or you can email Jill@yourhealthspan.com

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The massage therapist using gentle repetitive strokes to remove excess fluid from the thigh.

Ultimate Massage Practice- Built on your core values

Define your own success

You are ready to launch your company and your ultimate massage practice, everything is magical, so many possibilities, so many clients, so much to do, and infinite directions you can go. How do you choose? you want to build an amazing practice and be a huge success, you want to live by your core values so you feel like a success at all times. And there is no one out there in the world that is not helped by massage. You with your talents and skills can help these people, but you need a place to start.

Determining what is important to you, and what is most important to you is the place to start, they are your foundation and your compass

Finding your direction. Success means saying yes, and saying no.

When you begin your Ultimate Massage Practice and then in January every year, you need to determine the direction you are headed, and that direction needs to correlate with your core values, this gives you more power. You can say confidently say no to distractions and yes only to things that take you in the direction of your dreams.

With a list of your top ten core principles as well as a determination of what they mean, how you plan to execute and hold your business accountable for those principles, and how they relate to your practice you can more easily make difficult decisions. What type of clients do you want to see? What education should you pursue. Should you work for someone or by yourself, take the extra shift or take your kids to the zoo, core values determine what decisions you need to make, as well as how you make and then communicate those decisions.

Avoiding mistakes-

When I first started Your Health Span I had a wonderful girl working for me, I loved her and I miss her still. She was fun, silly, engaging, and captivating. However, though she was a pretty good therapist she was also totally unreliable, for a variety of reasons and in almost every imaginable way.

Her values of individualism, free spiritedness, (if I can make up a word) and impulsiveness meant she dressed inappropriately, had conversations with clients that were very uncomfortable for those clients, broke into song during appointments and was late and missed appointments.

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Being clear on your core values provides the foundation and the direction of your company.
Allowing you to make better decisions, and guiding other members of your team to make good decisions also. Sometimes those decisions would be very difficult and even heart breaking without these principles to guide you, and help your team make decisions that reflect the best interests of the company.

I was not clear on my core values so I was unclear on what decisions to make. I wanted to help her, guide her and lead her to success, she did not want to be lead. And in the end everyone, but most especially the clients suffered, and let me tell you, clients have lots of options, which meant my other therapists suffered and so did my business and ultimately me as well.

Your core values and the values of your massage practice need to be totally in line. These are the commandments you live off and the compass by which you steer your business.

They keep the boundaries firm between life and work, and guide every choice you make.

Below are the values that we currently put into every training kit.

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Finding your core values

There are lots of great tools out there for finding your core values, this is one I use with my team, by Scott Jeffries. But glance through a few and find one that suits you.

Once you have determined your values, you can lay your foundation, and decide what type of practice you want.

This will take time and reflection. So set aside at least 2 blocks of an hour.

Some companies that have great core Values listed are Whole Foods and Starbucks. So if you are looking for an example to inspire you have a look at those.

If your job is running a successful massage business you need first and foremost to know what will make it a success.

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The Success of your Massage Practice depends on your preparation.

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