About Us

Massage Essentials was founded as a need to provide better service to the massage therapy community. Robert Desjardins was a massage therapist for over 12 years and became frustrated by the lack of a supply store in the Alberta region. He founded and co-owned the first massage supply store in Alberta back in 1995. After selling this first venture Robert pursued his career as a flight attendant and massage therapist. Five years later Robert and co-owner Zara Mak felt there was a need for more choices and higher quality of products required by massage therapists, clinics and schools.

Massage Essentials was then formed in 2000. Robert and Zara operate the store with the same values of caring for people that they held in their previous occupations. Massage Essentials provides excellence in service and products at a fair price to help massage therapists succeed in their practice.

We focus on providing products made in Canada. Some of these suppliers/manufactures include: Maple Massage tables and accessories, Bio-Origin massage oils, gels etc., Gecko massage products, Lehcare analgesic cream, Motion Medicine and many more.

Massage Essentials believes in giving back to the community. Local charities we donate to include: the Mustard Seed, Hope Mission and the Edmonton Food Bank. Samples, gift baskets and other supplies are donated to massage schools to help with fundraising, school orientations and grad ceremonies.

Robert and Zara look forward to providing quality products and service to the massage therapy industry for years to come. Please come and visit us at our spacious showroom at 4624-99 St., Edmonton.

Wishing you good health.

Robert and Zara