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#ShopLocalGiveBack - Athlete's Choice Massage

Wednesday January 02 , 2019

When you’re an athlete who plays lots of contact sports, it’s imperative to find a favourite massage clinic to keep you in tip-top shape and help you heal! Nicole Bablitz-Parker, the owner of Athlete’s Choice Massage (ACM), saw the need for a consistent massage and sport rehab haven – and about two and a half years ago, ACM was born! They now have two locations: Old Strathcona and Sherwood Park, with the Old Strathcona location being the original clinic.

Nicole attributes their success to their roster of highly-trained and talented therapeutic massage therapists. While they do offer relaxation massage in the clinic, the focus is mainly on therapeutic massage to either prevent injury or help in the healing process. In total, ACM employs 23 therapists – and they’re a busy crew! 16 of those work in Old Strathcona, with 7 therapists calling Sherwood Park their home base. ACM also mentors students on their way to achieving certification as well.

Nicole has lived in Old Strathcona her whole life – her grandparents built a house after the war right in our neighbourhood, and she has recently built a house in nearby Ritchie. Her passion for the neighbourhood runs deep, so it’s no surprise that ACM is an avid community supporter by shopping and eating local, cross-promotions with local gyms and fitness studios in support of the Stollery and fundraising for breast cancer initiatives (with Xtend Barre and YEG Cycle), support for charity runs (Sneakers & Strays, Make A Wish Foundation Hope Run, the Homeward Run) and work with the Edmonton Pride Society. They’re also involved with the local soccer, ringette and roller derby communities, so you may have seen them around! 

ACM is a generous prize sponsor for our #ShopLocalGiveBack contest, so make sure you’re getting your entries in to win a $100 GC for their services (plus a lot of other really great prizes). Want a chance to win it? Snap a quick selfie while you’re shopping in Old Strathcona, tag @oldstrathcona on Instagram or Twitter, and use #ShopLocalGiveBack to enter to win an Old Strathcona Experience Package.



Wanna know more?

Facebook: Athletes Choice Massage (Old Strathcona)

Twitter: @acmlifestyles

Instagram: @athleteschoicemassage