Due to COVID-19 Massage Therapy treatments have changed based on Healthcare Ontario's guidelines. Booking appointments now for my   re-opening on July 6th.

Massage Therapy

My mission is to provide the highest quality of care that I possibly can to each and everyone of my clients unique needs. The execution of each personalized treatment plan has me striving to ease pain and maintain proper body movement and function while providing the appropriate knowledge to maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

Due to COVID-19 there are new guidelines and procedures that have been put in place by Healthcare Ontario to protect both the practitioners and the clients. There is a screening that will be taken place before your appointment that you must pass in order to have treatment. To find out more you can visit this website: 
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/docs/2019_patient_screening_guidance.pdf

I attended Sir Sandford Fleming College for a 3 year massage therapy program and graduated in June 2014.  I obtained my registration license with CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) in July 2014.  During my years in school and in practice, I have had the opportunity to treat a wide variety of clients.  Working with many different types of athletes; pro hockey and lacrosse players, tri-athletes, crossfitters, marathon runners, and competitive dancers.  Over the years I have taken a great interest in Women's Health and my client base is about 60% females.  I have additional certification and knowledge with pelvic floor health, prenatal, postnatal and pediatric massage.  Having the opportunity to treat people with many different needs has made me into a versatile therapist.

I create individualized treatment plans specific to each clients needs that specialize in re-conditioning and prevention of musculoskeletal and soft tissue impairments and injuries.


Certifications:

  • Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy: June 2014

  • Registered Massage Therapist with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO): July 2014

  • Certified in MPS - Pain Management: May 2016

  • Cupping Massage: May 2017

  • RockBlades - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations (IASTM): October 2017

  • Pelvic Floor Therapy: October 2018

Swedish Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health and wellness plan.  It can help when you are injured, stressed, in chronic pain, or simply in need of a little relaxation & balance. Ongoing massage therapy can help to achieve a preventative approach to your health & well-being. 

Techniques and pressure levels vary and are based on the individual needs and comfort level during each session. I am able to provide DEEP TISSUE massage, SPORTS massage therapy as well as restorative RELAXATION massage or in combination.

I have a large focus on WOMEN'S HEALTH in my practice and have undergone additional training in Pelvic Health Massage to be support my client's.
Massage techniques most commonly include compression, kneading, frictioning and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia or connective tissue of the body.

Prenatal / Postnatal Massage

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the health and wellbeing of the pregnant woman as her body goes through the dramatic changes during each trimester.  It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation, decreases swelling in the extremities, reduces stress and anxiety, and relieves the aches and pains that accompany changes that occur during pregnancy.
During your treatment, can be treated in a variety of positions including supine (face up), prone (face down) and side lying. You will have the option to lay face down using my speciality pregnancy pillow, the “preggo pillow”, that comfortably forms around the belly and reduces all risks!

Cupping Massage

This therapy is an ancient healing art form which has been modernized with the introduction of flexible silicon cups and plastic cups with suction bulbs.  Cupping uses negative pressure to gently lift tissue which helps to create space within compressed tissue.  This allows for draining excess interstitial fluids and toxins, loosens adhered tissue and brings fresh blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles.  It has many benefits including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, muscular and fascial release.  A Cupping Massage session is an amazing combination of traditional Swedish massage with cupping massage.

Due to the new procedures enforce by Healthcare Ontario and the extreme sanitization process, there will be an added charge of $10 for cupping treatments.

RockBlades

RockBlades are specially designed, innovative tools that offer a variety of techniques for soft tissue mobilization.  Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM) is a popular fascial mobilization and pain relief technique that target precise points, focusing on restricted areas, scar tissue and other irregularities. The RockBlade philosophy is partly based on research conducted by Dr. Robert Schleip, who debunked the idea of fascial release because fascia is a very tough tissue that requires an extremely large amount of force to deform.  We are less likely “breaking” scar tissue and lengthening tissue and more likely temporarily affecting fascial tone.  Rocktape’s Medical Director, Dr. Steve Capobianco decscibes the technique “Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Neurosensory Modulation”.  We are merely providing a stimulus to pain and pressure receptors, free-nerve endings, and other mechanoreceptors in order to allow our patients to move better.

Rates

Durham Massage : 4-728 Anderson St. Whitby, ON. L1N 3V6

60 min treatment: $90

75 min treatment: $110

90 min treatment: $130​

Cupping: Adding $10 cost

*All prices include HST*

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At Durham Massage we offer direct billing for most major insurance companies, however you may be asked to provide direct payment at the time of your appointment and be reimbursed directly by insurance depending on the details of your coverage.

Missed Appointment Policy:

If you need to cancel or change your appointment please let me know 24 hours before.  This will allow me to offer that time slot to another client and get your appointment rescheduled to a more convenient time.

If you are late to your appointment, you will be treated for the remaining time left of the scheduled appointment. However, you will be charge the full amount of the scheduled appointment.

Missed appointments will be charged the FULL COST of the scheduled appointment fee. You will not be allowed to rebook until this cost has been paid.  Please note that these appointments will be billed as a missed appointment and your insurance company will not reimburse the cost.  Missed appointment fees are the responsibility of the client and must be paid in full before the next visit.  Any questions please feel free to contact me.

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