DAWN OEHRING RMT
Available: Monday-Tuesday 8am-2pm, Thursday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 8am-2pm
I successfully completed the Massage Therapy program with honours and I am a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and also an active member with the Registered Ontario Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
I have continued my post graduate education studying Muscle Energy, Myofascial release with Fascial Restructuring in function and movement, Kinesiology taping, Core stabilization, Thai yoga massage, Cranial Sacral techniques(Level 1),temporal mandibular joint(TMJ) treatment and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) I have previously worked with Professional and Olympic level athletes, runners, palliative care patients, children, those suffering from overuse injuries and chronic pain syndromes, as well as expectant and postpartum mothers.
Having experience with Therapeutic, Swedish, Sports Rehabilitation, Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, My focus is to be able to create treatment plans that are specific for each individual based on their needs at that time with a thorough pre-treatment assessment and attentive touch.
Whether your goal is pain or stress relief, getting back to your sport and fitness, improving performance or just helping you maintain an active lifestyle, I will work with you to help you reach you goals safely and quickly.
I’m an active mother of two, I enjoy yoga, fitness and running and I feel fortunate that my career and passion came together.
SOPHIE HIGGINS RMT
Available: Mondays, Wednesday 2:30-8:30, Thursdays, Fridays & Sundays
I graduated from the intensive Massage Therapy program with honours at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario and I take great pride in my profession. I have always had a passion for helping others with their health and wellness goals which was a key factor in my decision to become a Registered Massage Therapist. I cater each treatment toward my clients individual needs by actively listening and applying my knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to improve their health, performance and overall sense of well-being.
I bring a wide variety of modalities to my treatments such as Swedish massage, Deep tissue therapy, Trigger point therapy, Myofascial release and lymphatic drainage. I can effectively treat conditions related to repetitive stress, poor posture, sport injuries, TMJ disorders, nagging muscle tension, stress/anxiety and chronic pain syndromes. I have a special interest in treating tension headaches and migraines, having suffered from them myself, I understand how massage therapy can benefit this condition greatly. I also enjoy working with expectant mothers and I offer pre-natal massage. I continue to develop my skills with courses in craniosacral therapy, myofascial release to allow my clients to have the most beneficial treatments possible.
I enjoy staying active along with leading a healthy lifestyle. My education and personal experience with massage therapy gives me a great understanding of its importance which I’m grateful to share and further educate my clients so they have a self awareness to help themselves in their day to day lives.
BRITTANY PASTOREK RMT
DEEP TISSUE/ THERAPEUTIC/ SPORTS INJURY / FST TREATMENTS
From a young age, I have always had the passion and desire to help others. This is what led me to my career as a Registered Massage Therapist and Fitness Instructor. My journey began with a diploma in Outdoor Adventures at Algonquin College in Pembroke and continued into a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. I fell in love with Zumba Fitness, a fun Latin dance exercise class and became certified as a Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer. I currently teach a variety of fitness classes at Movati (Orleans/Trainyards) including Zumba, Bootcamp, Circuits, and Body Sculpt. I have also been certified in Yoga Tune Up (YTU) and The Roll Method, teaching self-massage and mobility exercises with YTU massage balls. Having seen and felt the benefits of Massage Therapy first hand with my own injuries, I decided to pursue a complimentary health practice as a Registered Massage Therapist.
I graduated from the massage therapy program at International Academy of Massage. I am a fully licensed RMT with the (CMTO) College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Massage is a powerful tool that has a multitude of benefits. My goal is to provide focused treatments and work with your body’s individual needs to alleviate your aches and pains and bring you to optimal performance. I am a strong believer that good posture and mobility contribute to a prolonged and healthy life.
I specialize in Myofascial release, deep tissue, Fascial Stretch Therapy and Sports Massage. I have worked with local sports teams including: Ottawa Fury Soccer Club and the Ottawa Senators. I use several techniques to release the fascia before getting deep into the tissues and muscles. My goals are to release trigger points, and or chronic pain by alleviating muscle tensions and imbalances. Cupping is a great tool that I use in my practice to bring circulation into an area, as well as remove restrictions. To complete your treatment, I recommend stretches, foam rolling, strengthening and or yoga tune up exercises that you can do at home to increase the speed of healing and promote better posture.
FST is a new certification that I have added to my practice in July 2018. It stands for Fascial Stretch Therapy and has many different benefits then a regular massage. In an FST treatment, full clothing is worn including socks, (Lycra clothing works best). This treatment focuses on the fascial lines of the body. Through traction and a series of stretches you will experience greater flexibility, less pain/ tightness and some clients have even reported changes in sleep. This is offered in one-hour treatment sessions, which include assessment/FST and mobility training as needed. Book in for an FST treatment to see if your body can benefit from this unique style of assisted stretch.
Let me help you unlock your bodies potential.
SHANNON FARRELL RMT
Tuesday & Wednesdays 9am-2pm, occasional Sundays
After graduating from The International Academy of Massage Therapy in 2013, I then became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario(CMTO). I found my way to Core Elements in 2014, and have truly excelled in my career as a Registered Massage Therapist.
Working alongside a wonderful, powerful team has taught me so much about myself, and my career. We are often given opportunities to further our education with a variety of courses and team building exercises. I have thoroughly enjoyed my continuing education courses such as Temporalmandibular Joint (TMJ) course, Cupping 1 Workshop, Prenatal Workshop, Rib Mobilization, Thai yoga Massage and so many more. I am always eager to further my education in the work I do, so I am able to have a broader scope of practice.
As a new mother, I am constantly on the move. I enjoy staying active with yoga, running and going to the gym. Throughout the year, I take part of Yoga Massage classes through Pure Yoga. I love the combination of Yoga and Massage, stretching and moving fascia to give you more range of motion and less tension in the body.
I am lucky to say I truly love what I do. Come in today for a treatment; whether it’s for headaches, work tension, sports injury, pre/postnatal, or just to relax. I ensure that my client is educated in the work I do, and the benefits of specified treatment plans. I hope to see you soon!
SVITLANA TKACHUK RMT
Available: Tuesday & Thursday 9am-2pm, Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Saturdays
Many years ago I discovered that my true passion in life lies in medicine and in being able to relief someone’s pain or condition.
My path in health care started before moving to Canada. I studied traditional medicine for 4 years in Odessa State Medical University in the Ukraine. Additionally to my studying in medicine I took a course in Massage Therapy. This course opened my eyes to how practically anyone could benefit from Massage Therapy which is what led me to continue my education in this profession.
In 2014 I successfully completed the 2200 hr. Massage Therapy program and became registered with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
I am an enthusiastic and skilled Registered Massage Therapist who specializes in Therapeutic Massage. Throughout my school years and my years of practice I gained vast experience in deep tissue, Swedish, sports, relaxation, hot stone, general health preventive and treatment related massage.
My belief is that you can never know everything so anyone wanting to excel in any profession has to always continue one’s education. This past year, I studied and became certified in CranioSacral Therapy(CST) with the Upledger Institute, I have added this to my many therapeutic tools. This incredible course deepened my knowledge of human body helping me to improve my palpation and gave me new skills to treat the more complicated aliments.
I think that each case is unique and to be able to provide best treatment for every client health history is taken to determine if you have any contraindications, or if any modifications need to be made during the treatment. Assessment is performed and case specific treatment plan is developed. My goal as an RMT is to improve client’s general well-being and to return them back to a state of pain-free living.
VINCENT PILON RMT
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 pm-8:30 pm & Saturdays.
After graduating from the University of Ottawa with a BA in Theatre in 2004. I spent the next years working as a theatre technician, musician and customer service representative. Though I love the arts, my passion for helping others made it quite clear that I was not on the right career path. I graduated from Everest College’s 2200-hour Massage Therapy program with honours and it has been one of the best and most rewarding career choices.
While in school I learned a variety of different techniques that include, but not limited to: Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point therapy, low grade joint manipulation techniques, strengthening and stretching techniques for muscles etc. Since graduating I’ve taken extra training in TMJ disfunction, kinesiology taping, rib mobilizations and muscle energy assessments for the low back and hips. I apply the skill from this additional education which has given my clients great success with chronic neck, shoulder, hip and low back pain. I work with a team of fantastic RMTs; they are intelligent and skilled. Every day I see the positive effect they have with their clients so every day I push myself to be better, to learn more and to meet and exceed the bar set by my colleagues.
One of my biggest strength is communication. I believe that communication is essential to an effective massage with results. I understand the importance of communication and I have been exploring different means of communication all my life. In theater I learned how to communicate with the spoken and written word; listening to you will allow me to better direct the treatment on the areas that need it most. I’m a bass guitar player and as such I have learned how to communicate emotion through rhythm and beats; listening your body’s rhythm will allow to find the right depth of pressure and pace with which to treat. Through my training to become a Registered Massage Therapist I learnt how to communicate with and through my hands; which allow me to therapeutically redirect signals within the body to help with the natural healing processes.
It is important to note that a massage will not directly heal the body; instead it helps the body heal itself. This is why massage can be helpful for almost any condition and this is why I chose to become a Registered Massage Therapist here in Orleans. As an RMT I can help many people with many different conditions. The most rewarding part of being a massage therapist is when my clients tell me they feel a noticeable difference. This is something I strive to hear with every client. I feel a great sense of pride when I hear that I made a positive difference in someone’s life. I will do my best to ensure that everyone who leaves my treatment room will notice that positive difference.
CELESTE CONSTANTINEAU RMT
Available: Wednesday 9-2, Tuesday & Thursdays 2:30pm-8:30pm, Saturdays
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
World Health Organization, 1948
These words truly express a belief which I developed during my 3 year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. Tremendous emphasis was placed on treating the person as a whole; one affected by both internal and external influences; and ultimately searching for the optimal state of well-being. Following my training at Algonquin I became certified with the Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario and the College and Massage Therapists of Ontario.
I now have an established full time private practice in the Ottawa east and teach first year massage Lab at Algonquin College.
Through my work experience I have been able to focus on deep tissue therapeutic massage as well as more gentle motor vehicle rehabilitation and stress and anxiety treatment. I’ve specialized in aspects of treatment such as; Traditional Chinese medicine and modalities that surround the TCM approach to treatment such as tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha scraping technique and cupping, rib mobilizations, cranio sacral techniques, intra-oral treatment for TMJ dysfunction, hot stone therapy, pre and perinatal treatment as well as labour support and much more!
In my massage therapy practice I have worked with clients of varying ages; from infants to seniors. I have also worked closely with athletes in the Ottawa area from beginners to professionals. I believe that consistent client assessment allows me to center treatment around, and to address my client’s needs. I am warm and approachable with a nurturing, down to earth demeanor. My calming presence settles even the most anxious of minds.
Client care is tailored towards your specific needs, life challenges and goals and offered in an atmosphere of confidentiality, respect, understanding, and insight.
I look forward to serving my clients in either French or English.
DIANA MOREIRA RMT
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30-8:30 & Weekends.
Throughout my working career I have always enjoyed working in environments where I would be able to help people and make a difference in others lives. During my years of playing and coaching competitive woman’s soccer teams, I saw many sport related injuries. Massage therapy was a large part of our rehab plan and the therapeutic difference it made for myself and my team after each and every treatment showed me its great benefits. It became a growing passion and I moved forward to complete the intensive Massage Therapy program at Trillium College.
I am registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and an active member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). In this role, I take my personal experience with sports injuries and look to help people with rehabilitation, pain or stress relief and guide them to recovery or increase their overall health and wellness through attentive touch. I am big believer in the power of touch and I take care to manipulate the soft tissues in the body to relieve tension with many techniques from Swedish to deep tissue therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and joint mobilization.
Prior to starting at Core Elements, I spent two years working with and treating young children to geriatrics, athletes of all levels as well as attending and providing care at many community events. I am passionate about massage and helping people recover whether it be from an injury to stress, the impact that massage has on a client’s overall health makes me want to go to work every day!
I continue to enjoy playing soccer and value spending time with my family on my off time and I am lucky to have such a gratifying career. I look forward to bringing wellness into your life.
ERIN WHITE RMT
Available: Tuesday & Wednesday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Thursday & Friday 8am-2pm
After receiving my BA at Brock University in the theatre program, I went on to study massage therapy at the International Academy of Massage, which quickly turned into one of the best and most rewarding decisions I’ve made! I graduated with honours in 2010 and achieved the award for excellence in clinical technique. This award easily demonstrates my passion for my career and my clients. My nurturing personality is what attracted me to this profession and I am genuinely excited to be doing something that makes me and my clients truly fulfilled.
Some of the elements that I love to include in treatments with my clients are deep tissue relaxation, trigger point therapy and specialized stretching techniques. Keep in mind, the term ‘deep tissue’ is a relative term, therefore I may not apply the same depth or force to everyone. Trigger point therapy is used most often when clients have sore muscles or other pain (such as headaches) that refer pain throughout the body. With this type of therapy, using deep breathing techniques, I apply direct pressure to the aggravated area with the intention of complete pain release. One of the skills I most recently acquired and incorporate into my treatments is cupping therapy. With massage, the idea is to apply compression to the tissue to release tension but with cupping, you apply a suction-like force to decompress the tissue layers and create space for increased blood flow as well as stretch out any fascial tissue involved. (Feel free to refer to our services tab for more information on cupping therapy). No matter your preference in treatment though, I can provide care in both English and French.
Massage is the purest, most natural form of therapy. It creates an awareness of the care and attention your body needs and deserves, which is what I want to share through my personal touch. With the stresses in everyday life, we forget to take time for ourselves and learn how to truly relax. I feel comfort in knowing that I have the ability to create such a positive environment for my clients and promote their health and well-being in times when they may be in pain or just very stressed. I look forward to seeing you!
DEBRA NESRALLAH RMT
Available: Monday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 9am-2pm, Saturday
Do poor posture, stress and/or anxiety cause you unwanted tension and pain? I provide therapeutic client-focused care by listening to your health concerns and needs, observing body movement and through keen intuitive touch. In addition to my therapeutic skills such as relieving pain by addressing trigger points, myofascial release, and muscle release techniques, I am happy to provide Meditative Massage, Hot Bamboo Massage and Hot Stone Therapy to promote a deeper relaxation response. As of September 2018 I became a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and incorporate breathing, meditative and stretching techniques as a part of your treatment and home-care. As a life-long learner, my studies include meditation, therapeutic touch, Reiki, reflexology, energy fields, and intuitive development. One of the many gifts of being an RMT is the privilege of being able to provide services to patients of Ottawa Hospice Care which is something I am very passionate about. I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with my clients and working with them to provide safe and effective relief for anything that ails them.
ALEXANDRA D’AOUST RMT
Available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:30am-2pm, Wednesday 2:30pm-8:30pm
I have always had the passion and desire to be in the health care, to help others and make a difference in their well-being. Before I was in school for Massage Therapy, I was a student at Algonquin College for Nursing. Through the Nursing program, I realized that I had more passion for manual therapy. This led to me to change gears and I completed the advanced 3 year, 2400 Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. I am an active member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
In my massage experience I have focused and worked with runners and athletes suffering from a variety of sport related injuries, pre and post-natal women as well as structural conditions such as scoliosis.
I have also had previous experience working one on one with people who have Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and clients suffering from strokes as I was a Personal Support Worker for 5 years. This experience has been great for my massage career to relate to elderly and clients with neurological conditions.
I often incorporate mobility movements such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques, which involves both stretching and muscle contraction to achieve an increase in muscle length and range of motion. I also involve joint movements to increase flexibility within the joint and to decrease pain. My treatments involve a thorough assessment so I can provide personalized treatments with results. I educate clients on proper posture, rehabilitative exercise and body mechanics so my you can continue self care at home.
My goal is to always educate myself with new techniques and therapies for therapeutic care so a difference can be made for my clients. I want to provide results and the highest standard of care.
I’m a runner myself and I also incorporate yoga in my fitness routine. I believe a balance of all things in life is key. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve health and balance!
KYLA LEVESQUE RMT
Currently on leave
I have been practicing massage therapy since 2015, after completing the 3-year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. I am an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as well as he Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
In my time as a Registered Massage Therapist, I have completed additional courses in lymphatic drainage massage, rib mobilizations, and TMJ treatment. I have also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree while studying part-time at the University of Ottawa.
My love for massage therapy was evident since my semester in the program and it became clear very quickly that I had found what I was meant to do. My favourite aspect of massage therapy is that it is very different from the other fast-paced industries of healthcare. I enjoy the client-centered care that the discipline emphasizes, allowing a personal and professional relationship to build between massage therapist and client. Massage Therapy helps reconnect your body to your mind, and enough time together to set and meet the client goals. These goals can range from decreasing pain, increasing flexibility and muscle health, or simply decreasing stress and anxiety for an overall feeling of wellness.
I provide client-specific treatments that incorporate a number of techniques, including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, and PNF stretching. My areas of expertise are in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, and lymphatic drainage massage.
As a healthcare provider, I understand the importance of taking time to care for your body. Preventative care is just as important as treatment for an injury or chronic condition. I personally stay active practicing yoga and attending the gym. In my free time I read, play piano, and enjoy some R&R time with my cat and Netflix.
LAURA HUNT RMT
Available: Tuesday&Friday 9-2, Wednesday 2:30-8:30
I realized early on that my passion was to help others. The importance and care I place on a thorough assessment allows me to develop a therapeutic treatment plan that will best meet your needs.
My friendly interpersonal skills and enthusiasm in supporting others led me to receive the “Class Representative Award” at Algonquin College where I successfully completed the 3-year Massage Therapy program. I am an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
During my Massage Therapy training, I worked at an established sleep apnea treatment center where I learned about obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP therapy and sleep hygiene. The educational experience I gained working along side respiratory therapists and patients gave me a thorough understanding of sleep apnea, the CPAP treatment process and client care which I feel compliments my Massage Therapy practice in many aspects.
My education and experience has given me a variety of technical competencies and hands on knowledge, allowing me to skillfully treat all my clients. From those with sports related injuries, neck and low back pain, TMJ dysfunction, scoliosis, breast tissue and mastectomy scars, arthritis to Pre-& Post natal clients. I also work well with children and have experience treating children with severely limited physical and cognitive abilities, I gained a greater understanding of non-verbal communication techniques to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships.
It is so rewarding to see my clients feeling relieved and rejuvenated after treatment. I offer self care education to continue well being at home. I am motivated to use my interpersonal skills, attention to detail and hands on care to support and improve all aspects of your health. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.
ADRIENNE IRELAND RMT
On Maternity leave
I have always loved the health and fitness industry from a young age. With my background in gymnastics as well as being an avid gym member since my early teens, I have had my share of injuries which lead me to seek out massage therapy treatments. I was immediately intrigued by massage and the positive effects it provided for me. I find I am able to relate to my clients concerns and complaints very well, given I have been there myself before too.
After successfully completing a two year 2500 hour massage therapy program at Kine Concept Institute in 2008, I became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
I have previous experience working with athletes of all levels, young children, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, those suffering from chronic pain syndromes as well as expectant and postpartum mothers. As a Registered Massage Therapist, I gear my treatments towards the unique needs of each individual client by; providing a thorough pre-treatment assessment, as well as educating them on remedial exercise and home care to speed up recovery safely and effectively. I incorporate a variety of techniques such as; Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, Myofascial release therapy, stretching and muscle stripping with movement to achieve a positive result at the end of each treatment.
I am very fortunate to be able to say that I truly love what I do. I’m deeply passionate about massage therapy and encourage everyone to receive a massage from an RMT to see the difference it can make in your life, whether it’s physical, mental or a combination of both.