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Are you looking for Massage in Centretown Ottawa?

If so, you are in the right place.

Our experienced Massage team offers various treatments that may help a wide variety of conditions and symptoms.

Do you want to find out more?

Let's dive in and find out about what specific conditions and symptoms Massage may help.

What Conditions Can Massage Help?

  • Back, leg, and neck discomfort
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle tension and spasm
  • Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress-related conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash


What is Massage?

Massage is a manual therapy that treats the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues include muscles, ligaments, tendons, viscera and fascia.

Massage techniques can be very gentle or deep pressure dependant on the underlying condition and best approach.

Our Massage team offer various techniques, including:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Cupping Therapy
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Facial Massage
  • Fascial Restructuring
  • Pregnancy Massage - we have a set of specialized cushions that allow you to lie comfortably face down

Some of our massage therapists are also educated in the use of therapeutic exercise and can prescribe follow-up exercises for you to do at home. 


Massage Treatments

For your first visit we prefer that you come for at least 75 minutes. This allows time for a health history to be taken, for the therapist to get a feel for your body and your needs, followed by full 60-minute massage treatment.

If you can only come for a shorter time we can still provide a beneficial treatment.

Follow up massage treatments range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Most people choose 60 to 90minutes.

Your massage therapist will discuss frequency and length of treatments with you and make recommendations as needed.

For acute conditions this may be weekly, for more ongoing conditions and maintenance they may be less frequent. Most of us benefit from ongoing maintenance visits.


After A Massage Treatment

Following a massage some people experience a little mild discomfort which may last for a day or two. You may also be tired, relaxed or energized.

If you are concerned by any symptoms following a massage, please contact our clinic reception and we will make sure your massage therapist gets in touch to address your concerns.


Massage Therapy and Insurance

All government and most private health insurance plans cover massage when it is provided by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). They have varying levels of coverage and maximum amounts so please check with your insurance provider for details. We are happy to direct bill for Massage where possible, make sure to check that this is an option for your plan. Where we can direct bill we will need you to complete the Benefit Assignment form to provide us with permission to bill for you.

Please note: You may also need a doctor’s referral in order to claim. Some of our massage team are not Registered Massage Therapists and will not be covered. This is indicated in the appointment description.

Massage is regrettably not covered by OHIP but you can apply it to your taxes when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist.

Our Massage Therapy Team