Previously Ottawa Holistic Wellness

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We have several experienced, highly trained therapists offering Registered Massage Therapy.

They offer various treatments and approaches that may help a wide variety of conditions and symptoms.


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
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

And much more!


What is Massage Therapy?

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

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

Our Massage team offer various techniques, including:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • CranioSacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Facial Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage - we have a set of specialized cushions that allow you to lie comfortably face down
  • Thai Yoga Massage techniques

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


Massage Therapy Treatments

For your first visit we prefer that you come for at least 60 minutes. This allows time for a health history to be taken, for the provider to get a feel for your body and your needs, and to provide a full 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 to come for 60 to 90 minutes.

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

For acute conditions this may initially 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.

You may experience a greater freedom of movement, reduction in pain and improved sleep.

If you are concerned by any symptoms following a massage, please contact our clinic reception and we will make sure your massage provider 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. 

Please note: You may also need a doctor’s referral in order to claim. You will need to contact your insurance provider to find out.

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

Our Massage Team