Registered Massage Therapy & Yoga Therapy

 All massage therapy sessions at Serenity are offered by senior practitioners with at least 2200 hours and 10 years in practice. These appointments are covered by all health care plans in Alberta.

Serenity Signature Massage

Our signature massage therapy treatments bring the element of mindfulness to your massage experience. More than a massage, our practitioners bring a wealth of experience and professional training in Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Breath Therapy, Marma Therapy, Ayurveda, Reiki, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage and much more. This is an experience tailored to support you in releasing the tension that you hold in your body and in your mind.

The Experience:

  • a warm, heated table with additional heating pads for your stomach and feet (should you wish for them)
  • Aromatherapy tailored to your specific needs with our essential oil blends
  • Thai Yoga Massage stretches and movements to support you in releasing tension on a deep level
  • Traditional Massage Therapy techniques including deep tissue, relaxation and therapeutic for helping you to release muscular tension held in body
  • Energy work for inviting emotional and energetic balance
  • Cranio-sacral therapy for supporting your nervous system in shifting into a deeply relaxed state
  • Guided meditation and breathing techniques for encouraging a mental and emotional shift
  • physical education to help you understand the patterns that exist in your body and empower you with tools for transformation

60: $120 | 90: $160 | 120: $200

Manomaya Massage Therapy

The Manomaya is the aspect of our person that holds our thoughts and emotions. This can manifest with physical expressions of tension that we experience through breath restriction and tightness felt in the belly. These nurturing sessions support you in settling your mind, recovering your breath and unraveling physical and emotional tension that may be held in the body with a combination of gentle abdominal massage, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, energy work, and therapeutic massage to the back, neck, shoulders and head. These gentle techniques are offered in a very body respectful manner, with additional draping, so that you stay warm and feel secure throughout your session.

60: $120 | 90: $160 | 120: $200

Serenity Pregnancy Massage

Serenity Pregnancy Massage focuses on the key areas where you currently feel discomfort while preparing your body and mind for the experience of labour. We incorporate deep tissue, therapeutic and relaxation techniques to help you relieve stress and muscular tension. As in all our massage therapy sessions, expect a nurturing experience that incorporates tailored aromatherapy, energy work, and all the other beautiful extras that we offer.

60: $120 | 90: $160 | 120: $200

Thai Yoga Therapy

Thai Yoga Massage is a nurturing approach to massage therapy that integrates stretching, acupressure and tension releasing movements within a series of yoga postures. Extremely effective in alleviating muscular tension, traditional Thai Yoga Massage works with rebalancing the sen energy lines of the body. Thai Yoga Therapy has the added element of incorporating breath-work, aromatherapy, energy work, marma therapy, and cranio-sacral therapy techniques to support you in entering a deep state of relaxation. Participants are fully clothed and sessions are offered on both the massage table and on the floor.

Sessions with our Senior RMTs are fully covered by all health care plans in Alberta.

60: $120 | 90: $160 | 120: $200

Yoga Therapy For Your Body and Mind

Yoga Therapy for the Body

Yoga Therapy is the adaptation and application of yoga techniques to help individuals manage conditions such as chronic pain, injury and other health or movement concerns. The focus is not on yoga poses but on how you move and what will help create resiliency in your body. Why practice yoga therapy? The body is not divided up into parts where we “fix” what is broken, we treat the whole person with a customized approach. During each session, the goal is to increase self-awareness, slow down the heart rate, calm the breath, and start allowing the body to turn on it’s healing mechanisms to restore and enhance function. Through yoga therapy, we use natural alignment, movement, breath and relaxation to slow the flight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system. From this place, we can help individuals reduce symptoms, restore balance and increase vitality.

Yoga Therapy for the Mind

Often, when we feel stressed, overwhelmed or anxious, we don’t know where to begin to change our situation. The beauty of the mind body connection is that we can instigate emotional and mental shifts by creating small changes in the ways that we move and breathe. Many times, we are unaware of how we are holding tension in our body and limiting our breath. By working with our practitioners in a yoga therapy session, you are supported in learning to recognize where you are holding tension in your body and how to let it go. Tension can arise in the form of aching muscles but it can also be held in locked breathing patterns and ways that we neurologically respond to circumstances we encounter such as stress or trauma.  In a private appointment, you are assisted in finding your place of ease in both your body and mind through discussion, breath work and therapeutic postures that are specifically chosen for your individual needs.

What does a session look like?

At the start of most sessions, we begin with a gentle restorative yoga pose on the floor. In a restorative pose, your body is supported with props so that you can facilitate the release of tension that is held in your body. Taking time to slow down and connect with your breath, we can begin the process of settling the monkey mind. Through respectful dialogue we tune into how you are feeling physically and emotionally in this moment, choosing postures and breathing techniques to support you in bringing balance to your body and mind. Movement begins in a simple, uncomplicated way and we work from the ground up, lying to all fours to standing. The simplicity allows you to cultivate awareness of what your body is doing, what is moving that shouldn’t, what isn’t moving that should, how muscles respond and really feeling if body tension is rising in an unhelpful way. As complexity in movements increase we continue to focus on the same elements of awareness with the goal being ease and resilience in stillness and movement. At the end of most sessions, we return to a restorative posture where we explore a brief meditation or a return to soft and easeful breathing.  Yoga Therapists with a background in Thai Yoga Massage may weave in additional massage techniques into the session to support you in letting go of tension and dropping into an easeful and spacious place. 

Yoga Therapy is covered by some Health Care Plans and healthcare spending accounts in the province of Alberta. Our senior practitioners are both Registered Massage Therapists and Certified Yoga Therapists. We can integrate many aspects of yoga therapy into your massage therapy session, should that be your preference. 

60: $120 | 90: $160