Our Registered Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
Massage therapy is a hands-on holistic practice that involves manipulating the body's soft tissues to promote relaxation, reduce stress, alleviate muscle tension, and enhance overall well-being. Skilled massage therapists use various techniques to cater to individual needs, providing relief from conditions like chronic pain, headaches, and stress, while also serving as a valuable tool for preventive health and wellness.
At Rooted Family Wellness Centre, we provide registered massage therapy for all family members. We support you and/or your child through various stages of life including pregnancy massage, postpartum massage and massage therapy for infants/children.
There are many reasons you can and should visit a Registered Massage Therapist. Beyond the relaxation aspect of a massage, our therapists are trained to treat various conditions.
RMTs can be a valuable resource for infants and children, addressing a range of concerns including feeding issues, constipation/gas discomfort, torticollis, growing pains, stress, repetitive strain, postural issues, and enhancing sensory awareness. Whether it's helping with discomfort or supporting healthy development, RMTs can provide specialized care for our youngest family members.
During the transformative phases of pregnancy and postpartum, RMTs play a crucial role in providing relief from common discomforts. They can utilise prenatal massage techniques to ease back and pelvic pain, alleviate sciatica and leg cramps, improve sleep quality, manage carpal tunnel symptoms, reduce swelling, address TMJ disorders, treat scar tissues, offer myofascial release, and provide vital stress management techniques. Additionally, expectant mothers can benefit from enhanced comfort during massage sessions with pregnancy pillows.
Adults of all ages can benefit from massage therapy. RMTs excel at pain relief, whether it's muscle tension, joint discomfort, or headaches. They are also adept at reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being through relaxation. Beyond this, they can improve circulation, facilitate injury rehabilitation, aid in postural improvement, and contribute to better sleep quality. RMTs offer targeted support for specific conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia while strengthening the immune system. Whether it's for preventive wellness maintenance or personalized treatment plans, RMTs are a valuable asset for adult health and vitality.
Kelly Watters-Gibbons offers contemporary acupuncture as well as craniosacral therapy which is a light-touch approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Babies/children with certain conditions can benefit such as: tongue and lip ties, colic/reflux, digestive disorders, feeding issues, seizures, torticollis & plagiocephaly, ADD & ADHD, autism, chronic ear infection, sensory processing and more. Adults benefit from craniosacral for the following conditions: migraines, headaches, chronic neck and back pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, TMJ syndrome, scoliosis, PTSD and more.
Nicole Hepworth provides Indian Head Massage, a therapeutic technique that focuses on massaging the head, neck, and shoulders, promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and relieving muscle tension. It has its roots in Ayurvedic traditions and is known for its holistic approach to well-being. As well as Hot Stones Massage Therapy, a sophisticated and time-tested therapeutic technique that harmonises the soothing qualities of heated stones with the art of massage. This practice has evolved over the years to become a powerful means of promoting relaxation, relieving stress, and enriching overall well-being.
Alanah Downey has focused her practice on treating common pregnant and postpartum conditions for several years now. She uses primarily Swedish and facial techniques to help relax tissues and reduce adhesions to help ease pain and discomfort. Lymphatic drainage and lighter pressure Swedish techniques can also be very helpful for pregnancy related swelling. Alanah has also completed additional training for working with infants, including specific work for babies with tongue and lip ties to help release adhesions and assist in proper healing post-frenectomy.
Our RMTs work in collaboration with our other practitioners in order to help you and your family achieve your wellness goals. If you have any questions about how massage therapy could help you feel free to reach out to us.