About our Supervised Student Clinics
The student clinics at Vicars are an essential part of our students’ training and we can’t run them without you!
Each massage is only $35. Our appointment includes an assessment, a one-hour massage, and a short home-care consultation.
We’re happy to offer a receipt, but please note that your insurance company may not cover student treatments.
Your massage therapist will be a Vicars student. There is a trained supervisor at every clinic, and they may be present for part of your massage to offer feedback to your student therapist. We do our best to accommodate requests for specific therapists, but we cannot always guarantee that the student you book with online will be your therapist. Thank you for your understanding.
Preparing for your first appointment
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your first appointment.
At your first appointment (or if it’s been a long time since you were here last), we’ll need you to fill out a couple of forms before your massage. You can fill them in when you arrive, or download these documents, print them out and complete them at home, and bring them with you to your appointment.
The products that our massage therapists use are washable and safe for most fabrics, but we can’t guarantee that they won’t mark your clothes. Please dress accordingly!
How to book a massage appointment
To book your massage, please click on one of the blue buttons above. These links will take you to our online booking system, where you can follow the simple instructions to book, change, or cancel an appointment. Our online booking system works on phones, tablets, and computers.
If this is your first appointment, you’ll be asked to create a free online account.
Our students are counting on you: late arrivals, last-minute cancellations, and no-shows hurt their academic progress. Please do your best to arrive on time, and give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or change your appointment.
You can reach our Calgary clinic at 403 930 6064 and our Edmonton clinic at 587 635 0491
These phones are only answered (and voicemails checked) during clinic hours. We recommend that you use the phone only for urgent messages during clinic hours, and use the online booking system for booking, cancelling, or changing appointments.
Having an online booking system instead of a full-time receptionist is one of the reasons that we’re able to keep our clinic prices low. Thank you for your understanding.
Special conditions clinics
In addition to our standard public clinics, our second-year students host special in-class teaching clinics, called “special conditions clinics.” These appointments are free, but they are only available to clients with certain specific medical conditions. To see if you’re eligible and to sign up for email alerts, please sign up below:
We know it’s important for our students to learn the value of professional collaboration with their peers in other health-care occupations. We want to encourage this by offering complimentary massage appointments to practitioners from different professions, including nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, osteopaths, social workers, and occupational therapists.
Our goal is to create connections within our health care community and to have seasoned practitioners provide insight to our students about how massage therapy complements their practice or profession.