Massage Therapy at UCalgary

Get a massage right here on campus. We have reasonable rates and appointment times to fit your schedule.

We offer professional massage therapy for UCalgary students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and the public. To book an appointment, use our online booking system or call 403.210.9355 (select option #3).

  1. Benefits

    Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, increases flexibility and reduces mental and physical fatigue.

    Massage therapy is good for your well-being and is one of the best antidotes for stress. It improves your body's ability to heal and helps relieve pain, illness and dysfunction.

  2. Treatments

    Our massage therapists offer a variety of treatments, including: 

    • Therapeutic Massage
    • Deep Tissue Massage
    • Myofascial Release 
    • Craniosacral Therapy 
    • Sports Massage Therapy 
    • Lymph Drainage Therapy 
    • Cupping

    Your therapist will work with you to find the best treatment for your specific concerns and goals.

Here is some helpful information to help you get ready for your massage therapy appointment.

  1. Booking an appointment

    To book an appointment, use our online booking system or call 403.210.9355 (select option #3).

  2. Insurance

    Check your undergraduate student health plan or graduate student health plan for the current rates of coverage for massage therapy. 

    UCalgary employees should check current coverage through Alberta Blue Cross.

    You might need referral from a medical doctor to be eligible for coverage, check with your extended health care provider.

  3. Cancellation policy

    Please give one full business days’ notice if you need to cancel an appointment.

    You might be billed for late cancellations or missed appointments. Fees vary by service type.  

  4. Please note

    Starting Monday, Sept. 20, massage patients are now required to bring proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to their appointments.

Our massage services are available for reasonable rates. We can direct bill with some insurance plans, check with your provider to find out.

Fee changes effective Sept. 15, 2020.

Rates for students and seniors

  • Half session: $55
  • Full session: $85
  • Extended session: $125

Rates for faculty, staff and alumni

  • Half session: $57
  • Full session: $90
  • Extended session: $135

Rates for the public

  • Half session: $63
  • Full session: $95
  • Extended session: $140
  1. Linda Belenchuk, Registered Massage Therapist

    Linda has over twenty years of experience in the massage field. The massage techniques she uses most often are deep therapeutic, cranial sacral, trigger point therapy and cupping. Linda enjoys working on the diverse clients that benefit from her skills and education in kinesiology, religious studies and psychology.

  2. Garner Blieske, Registered Massage Therapist

    Garner has been a massage therapist and fitness trainer for 25 years. He enjoys applying his passion for fitness and healthy living in his work. Garner has the opportunity to work with athletes in a wide range of sports, as well as many people with chronic and acute conditions and injuries.

  3. Gail Fleck, Registered Massage Therapist

    Gail began her massage career in 1995. Gail has extensive knowledge and education in areas including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. She provides massages that are thorough and precise, and specializes in Craniosacral Therapy. Find out more about Craniosacral Therapy.

  4. Mavis Wahl-LeBlanc, Registered Massage Therapist/MT Senior Lead

    Mavis  has been a Sport Massage Fellow since 1998. She started out working as a junior hockey trainer and expanded into working with high performance athletes. Her career has led her to work with Canada’s National Teams at five Olympic Games. She specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, sports massage and rehab.

Our services

We treat concerns of varying severity, chronic or acute pain, and stiffness and stress.

Make an appointment with one of our therapists if you're dealing with:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Stress and tension related disorders
  • Motor coordination impairments
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Neurological impairments
  • Compartment syndromes
  • Pre-natal support
  • Support for people with physical restrictions