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Mr. Kip Petch

Treatments Offered

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Strapping
  • Taping
  • Direct Billing

Active Life Centre

Address: #102, 125 Carleton Drive
St. Albert, AB
Phone Number: 780-460-9679
Email Address:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed

About Kip

Kip Petch B.P.E., RMT, SMT(C) - Biography (Revised November 2019)

Kip has been involved in sports in a variety of capacities as an athlete, Athletic Trainer, Certified Sport Massage Therapist, coach and parent. Kip played basketball, soccer and track and field at the University/College level and he has spent many years as a coach for college, high school and club basketball teams.

Kip began his training in Athletic Therapy at John Abbott College in Montreal and got his first taste of international experience as a Therapist at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He completed his Physical Education degree at the University of Alberta in 1979 and then spent 10 years as the Athletic/Massage Therapist for several Professional Soccer Teams in Edmonton.

Kip completed his formal Massage Therapy training at Grant MacEwan College in 1986 and received his Sport Massage training from SMTI in California. That fall he started his own Massage Therapy Clinic which is still successfully operating today as the Active Life Centre in St. Albert, Alberta.(

Kip assisted the MTAA to organize and supervise the Sport Massage coverage at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and following that event he became the Massage Therapist for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He has worked with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL and has also been employed by the Canadian Bobsleigh Teams, the Canadian Women's Soccer Team, the Canadian Women's Hockey Team and the Canadian Men’s Tennis Team. He was the Director of Sport Massage at the 2001 World Athletic Championships and the 2014 ITU Triathlon Championships. Kip continues to be heavily involved in Sport Massage in many ways locally, nationally and internationally.

Kip’s Major Games experiences as a Sport Massage Therapist for the Canadian Medical Team include four Summer Olympics in Montreal (1976), Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016) and four Winter Olympics in Calgary (1988), Torino (2006), Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014). He was also involved in the Pan Am Games in Santa Domingo (2003) and Guadalajara (2011), the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne (2006) and the Francophone Games in Beirut (2009).

Kip is presently writing a book entitled “Sport Massage–Theory and Techniques for the Massage Therapist”. Kip has instructed Sport Massage and Sports Taping for over 30 years and is one of only 30 Certified Sport Massage Therapists in Canada.