Otium Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions


Where is your centre located?

We are located in the Legacy neighbourhood at Suite 550- 20 Longview Common SE, Calgary, AB.

Do you offer massage gift cards?

Yes both in the clinic and online.

Do you offer direct billing?

No, we provide your official receipt for you to submit to your benefits plan.

What are your working hours?

We are open Monday to Sunday to best accommodate anyone’s busy schedules. Our clinic operational hours, Monday to Friday, are from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. and on weekends from 7 A.M. until 8 P.M.

What are the services you offer?

Otium Wellness happily offers several services, including five kinds of massage therapy (relaxation, deep tissue, cupping, pregnancy massage, and hot stone), acupuncture, manual osteopathy, and meditation services.

How can I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment by visiting our website’s “Book Now” section or by giving us a call at (403) 222-0579.

What makes Otium Wellness different from other wellness centers?

Our approach to wellness and health differs from other practices because we prefer to shift away from traditional reactionary approaches. Instead, we prefer to put an emphasis on proactive and mindful treatments. Every member of our team has a highly educational background and utilizes it to support our client’s health best. Although it may sound odd, we want to see you infrequently. Not because we don’t care but because seeing our clients out and living and enjoying their lives genuinely is our goal at Otium Wellness.

Can I meet your practitioners before booking a service?

Yes! We encourage you to come in and meet our team. We happily encourage anyone seeking treatments or those who have questions about treatments to drop into our centre and allow our therapist to help guide you towards your best health.

Do I need to bring anything for my appointment?

Usually, everything you could possibly need for your treatment is provided by Otium Wellness. However, if there are specific items you will need to bring along to your appointment, our team will inform you well in advance and remind you before your appointment.

Massage Therapy

What types of massage therapy do you offer?

At Otium Wellness, we offer a range of massage therapies, including relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, cupping massage, pregnancy massage, and hot stone massage. Each modality caters to different needs, ensuring our clients receive the best-suited treatment for their unique needs.

How do I know which type of massage therapy is right for me?

Our skilled therapists will conduct an initial assessment to understand your needs and health history. They will then recommend the most suitable massage therapy type for you. Our aim is always to provide a personalized experience that supports your health and wellness.

How long does a massage therapy session last?

Our massage therapy sessions can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the kind of massage and your individual needs. We also provide flexible timing to try and accommodate your schedule.

How much does massage therapy cost in Calgary?

The cost of massage therapy in Calgary will vary depending on the length and type of the massage, as well as the specific clinic or therapist. On average, you might expect to pay between $80 and $140 for a one-hour session. It’s recommended to check with the specific therapist for their pricing details.

How often should I get massage therapy?

The frequency of massage therapy depends on individual needs and conditions. Some people may benefit from a weekly massage, while others might need a massage only once a month. Our therapists will provide personalized recommendations based on your health and wellness goals.

Manual Osteopathy

What is manual osteopathy?

Manual osteopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on hands-on techniques to improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, enhance blood circulation, and restore balance in the body’s systems.

What is the difference between an osteopath and a manual osteopath?

Manual Osteopathic Therapists specialize in manual therapy and are proficient in manual approaches to healing the body. This differs from a Medical Osteopath, as they use pharmacy, surgery, and other medical practices in their approach.

What conditions can be treated with manual osteopathy?

Manual osteopathy can help a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, headaches, concussions, range of motion injuries, joint and back pain, accidents and much more. Manual Osteopaths utilize scientific research on the links between the structures of the body and how it functions to take a holistic approach to healing.

How often should I see a manual osteopath?

The frequency of visits varies based on your needs, severity, and conditions. After an initial assessment, your osteopath will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your condition and goals.

How much does a manual osteopath cost in Calgary?

The cost of a manual osteopath in Calgary varies depending on the length. On average, you might expect to pay between $90 and $170 for a 30-minute to 1-hour session. It’s recommended to check with the specific therapist for their pricing details.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments intended to support the flow of Qi (vital energy) in our bodies. This treatment involves inserting very fine needles into specific points (also called meridians) on the body to help stimulate and open the systems QI flows through. This holistic treatment helps remedy various conditions while promoting restoration and balance within the body.

Does acupuncture hurt?

The sensations felt because of acupuncture will vary from person to person. Most people find acupuncture treatments relatively painless, but others describe it as a tingling or dull ache sensation.

What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

Traditionally, acupuncture was used to treat chronic pain. Increasingly, it is used to help treat stress, anxiety, headaches and migraines, digestion issues, and more.

How should I prepare for my acupuncture appointment?

All you truly need to do to prepare for your acupuncture appointment is show up 5-10 minutes early. This allows enough time for you to fill out the necessary paperwork and go through a thorough assessment with your acupuncturist. If by chance, your acupuncturist would like you to bring anything, you will be informed of this during the booking process.

How long does it take for acupuncture to work?

Acupuncture can vary depending on a number of factors. Your acupuncturist will design a personalized treatment plan that is centred around your health goals and any conditions or imbalances they notice. Usually, most people feel a difference from acupuncture 3-4 days post-treatment, but this can vary.

How much does acupuncture cost in Calgary?

The cost of acupuncture in Calgary can vary depending on the length. On average, you might expect to pay between $85 and $140 for a 30-minutes to 1-hour session. It’s recommended to check with the specific therapist for their pricing rates.