Massage Therapy

Professional Massage Therapy in Ottawa

At Restore Health and Wellness our registered massage therapists’ goal is to help you heal as fast as possible, and to get you back to enjoying what you love to do, pain free. We provide the most comprehensive massage therapy in Ottawa, with a team of the leading experts in therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, gua sha, acupuncture, cupping and more.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy focuses on treating “knots” or what are known as trigger points.  These taut bands of muscle occur when muscles are overworked.  We feel knots in our shoulders, neck or back, but they can occur anywhere in the body. Using deep and direct pressure, massage therapy helps to dissolve these knots, relieving pain and allowing muscles to function better.

What does Massage Therapy help treat?

Massage therapists treat a wide range of conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • TMJ (jaw soreness)
  • Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Frozen shoulder

The goal of massage therapy is to decrease muscle pain and tension, and increase blood circulation and range of motion. Touch, in a safe, friendly and professional context, can be very therapeutic in and of itself. Massage often induces states of deep relaxation, soothing anxiety, relieving depressive symptoms, and improving sleep patterns. Studies have even demonstrated improvements in immune function after deep tissue massage. Our Registered Massage Therapists use a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to restore your health and prevent recurring symptoms

What techniques are used in Massage Therapy?

Massage therapists use a variety of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints. Some of the most common techniques of massage therapy include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Gua Sha
  • Effleurage
  • Vibration
  • Kneading
  • Rubbing
  • Tapping

What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Every massage therapist at Restore Health & Wellness is a Registered Massage Therapist based in Ottawa (RMTs) and are fully licensed to perform therapeutic massage to either relieve pain, and/or improve performance. Our registered massage therapists all go through a rigorous 2200 hour educational program at a government recognized institution, taking courses in anatomy, physiology, assessment, ethics as well as a practical, clinical component.  Only registered massage therapists are allowed to use the title “registered massage therapist” (RMT) or “massage therapist” (MT). Registered massage therapists also have to commit to education every year to ensure their skills and knowledge are kept up to date!

Mike has been practicing professional massage therapy in Ottawa for over a decade, since graduating from the D’Arcy Lane Institute in 2007. Mike takes an analytical and highly customized approach to therapeutic massage providing unique and professional treatments so that he’s the best RMT this side of the Ottawa river! Over the years Mike has taken courses in myofascial release, IASTM Gua Sha, therapeutic cupping, Neurokinetic Therapy and acupuncture to provide the most comprehensive, full body massage. Learn more about Mike here.Dawn is a registered massage therapist (RMT) with over 10 years of experience.

For Dawn, what started as an interest in anatomy and biology became a passion to help people live healthier and pain-free lives. Dawn graduated from Everest College in 2011, then took additional courses in infant massage instruction, certified pediatric massage therapy, scar tissue mobilization, post concussion syndrome and myofascial release. Learn more about Dawn here.

How can I book an appointment for Massage therapy in Ottawa?

If you would like to speak to a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in Ottawa regarding massage therapy treatment, please book an appointment with any of our RMTs below.You can also schedule a free 10 minute video appointment by calling (613) 366-1644.

Mike McGinnes


Tatiana Townsend


Restore Health & Wellness

29 Bayswater Avenue,
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 2E5

(613) 366-1644

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