Massage therapy has been used for centuries to promote relaxation and improve health. It is a
minimally invasive treatment where a trained practitioner provides pressure to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body to address pain, mental health, and overall wellness.
Massage therapy can be an effective treatment to help manage stress and pain. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, improve sleep, and assist in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger. It is also effectively used alongside many medical options to manage pain resulting from chronic illness, aging, and general muscle pain.
Massage therapy treatments are holistic, usually enhanced with heat therapy, aromatherapy, and a calming space.
At Nest Integrative Wellness, our Registered Massage Therapist Mackenzie can treat any and all ailments from muscle pain, to stress/anxiety/depression, to sleep troubles. She also has a special interest in working with perinatal families and provides prenatal massage, postnatal massage (including cesarean/c-section scar massage), and infant massage. She also supports those who are trying to conceive.
How can massage therapy support your perinatal health and wellness?
Mental health: Massage therapy has been shown to be significant in reducing individuals’ symptoms of depression and anxiety in pregnancy, lowering cortisol levels, and leading to better fetal outcomes
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Round ligament pain
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Joint laxity (dislocations and subluxations)
- Lordosis (swayback)
- Kyphosis (hunched/rounded back)
Symptom management in pregnancy:
- Relieving pelvic, muscular, joint, and sciatic pain
- Improving mobility and postural balance
- Decreasing nausea
- Relieving swelling
- Boosting immune health
- Facilitating sleep
- Enhancing fetal development
Postpartum symptom management:
- Relieving pain and discomfort due to postural changes from feeding, lifting, and caring for baby
- Improving mobility
- Facilitating sleep
- Decrease cesarean scar tissue adhesions
- Assist in the involution process of the uterus
- Aids in digestion and constipation
- Facilitates sleep
- Increases mood
- Encourages development
We direct bill with dozens of providers! If you don’t see your provider listed below, we can still give you printed and/or emailed receipt for you to submit on your end. We encourage you to reach out to us if your provider isn’t listed below so that we can work to get them added!
Alberta Blue Cross
Canadian Construction Workers Union (CCWU)
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
Equitable Life of Canada
First Canadian Insurance Corporation
Group Medical Services (GMS)
IA Financial Group
Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 183 and Local 506
Who are we?
Nest Integrative Wellness is a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic that also operates as a social and physical hub for group gatherings and activities. Our space is accessible, inclusive, surrounded by an abundance of free parking, and is located at 10608 124 St in Edmonton.
We support all members of the general public, and every team member of Nest has specialized training and interest in supporting those in their perinatal journeys – including those who are trying to conceive, are pregnant, have recently given birth, or are seeking supports through loss. We welcome individuals and families from the greater Edmonton area, and offer telehealth for various disciplines.
Our other services
Take a look at the other services offered at Nest Integrative Wellness!