NW Calgary Therapeutic & Sports Massage Specialists

Therapeutic & Sports Massage

Our focus at Hillhurst Massage is to help your body achieve balance between work and play. By decreasing muscular tension, increasing flexibility, and strengthening your body, you can live a pain free “active” lifestyle. We specialize in therapeutic/ deep tissue massage therapy treatments for:

  • sports injuries
  • work related tension/stress
  • overuse injuries(tendonitis)
  • headaches, tmj, sinus congestion
  • sciatica/ it band syndrome/ plantar fascitis
  • pre/post natal
  • reflexology

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses single acoustic pressure waves to manage pain, repetitive strain injuries and direct tissue traumas. It provides faster more productive rehabilitation by breaking down deep trigger points and eliminating scar tissue. It also works to reverse inflammation and stimulate collagen growth. Shockwave treatments can be added into massage sessions or done separately.

You`re a candidate if you have the following:

  • You`re a candidate if you have the following:
  • plantar fascitis/heal spurs
  • chronic tendinopathy/tears
  • golfers/tennis elbow
  • calcifications
  • hip/it band pain
  • carpal tunnel
  • jumper`s knees

Sorry shockwave is not for you if you have the following: Blood disorders, thrombosis, acute inflammation, cancer, use anticoagulants, neuropathy (diabetes mellitus), rheumatoid arthritis

Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial Cupping is an sports therapy technique that uses a suction motion to decompress fascial connective tissue and decrease painful adhesions. It works by stretching connective tissue and increasing blood flow to restricted areas. It can be used to warm up tight areas while other parts of the body are massaged. Cupping comes at no extra cost!

Who should get cupping:

  • Athletic stress and injury
  • pre/post operative
  • scars and adhesions
  • plantar fascitis
  • fibromyalgia and pain syndromes
  • low back pain
  • it band syndrome

Sorry cupping is not for you if you have the following: heart/kidney failure, bloodclots, take anticoagulants, acute infections, blood disorders, varicose veins, unmanaged diabetes

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a repetitive light touch massage technique developed in the 1930`s by Dr. Emil Vodder to combat the effects of lymphedema. Our bodies lymphatic system is designed to maintain fluid balance, remove wastes and transport immune cells. When damage to the lymph nodes occurs from cancer treatments, surgery, chronic illness or traumatic injury, it can cause debilitating swelling leading to infections, ulcers and functional changes. MLD applies a gentle, non-invasive skin stretch which encourages draining of the tissues. Regular treatment combined with compression garments can reduce harmful side effects.  Currently there are no successful drugs or surgeries to repair or replace lymph nodes.

MLD can help the following conditions:

  • post cancer treatments
  • pre/post operative (increases healing rate)
  • traumatic injury
  • OA/RA/scleroderma/Raynaud`s
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • ulcers/chronic venous insufficiency
  • Lyme Disease (great for the overtaxed immune system)
  • Primary Lymphedema
  • Lipedema
  • fatigue/stress syndromes

Sorry MLD is not for you if you have the following conditions: congestive heart failure/ kidney failure, untreated thrombus, untreated cancer, acute inflammation/infection


An ancient, non-invasive natural therapy that awakens the body’s own healing capabilities. Reflexology works by applying pressure on certain reflex points on your feet and hands that mirror your body’s organs and glands. It can help treat: digestive disorders, stress, insomnia, migraines, fibromyalgia, ms, cancer recovery.

Inside the Nardella Clinic Suite 202
1910, 20th Ave NW, Calgary Alberta T2M 1H5
Free onsite parking available

Direct Billing Available

Phone: 403-270-7917  l  Email: I Address: Inside the Nardella Clinic Suite 202 1910, 20th Ave NW, Calgary Alberta T2M 1H5 I Free onsite Parking Available