Founded in 2000, Align Massage Therapy's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. Our therapists believe in providing comprehensive care to our clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our clients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible. Our team ranges from new in the field, to veterans with 30+ years of experience. We have the right fit for you. We performed over 45,000 treatments this past year alone. Massage therapy is for everyone: we treat children, seniors, athletes and weekend warriors. Everyone deserves the best treatment we have to offer.
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Mat leave until June 2023
Jenna graduated from the Kine-Concept Institute in Massage Therapy in 2008.
Health and wellness are very important to her and she feels massage therapy is an important element in maintaining a healthy mind and body.
The services that she offers are a blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage techniques: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Yoga Massage.
Jenna's passions include sports training, running and ski-joring with her Bernese Mountain dog.
Alicia graduated from Algonquin College’s Massage Therapy program in 2018 after completing the Fitness and Health Promotion program in 2015. She is proficient in Swedish, myofascial and deep tissue techniques.
She was drawn to massage therapy because of her passion for health and helping others improve their day to day lives. Through rehabbing an injury she learned the importance of mobility and massage and is eager to supplement her knowledge with cupping, Graston, and hot stone massage.
In her down time she enjoys knitting, strength training, running, and Spartan races.
Ashley graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Her passion is to help clients reach their treatment plan goals.
Ashley is knowledgeable in the techniques of relaxation massage, pregnancy massage, deep tissue, cupping massage, hydrotherapy and remedial exercises. She plans to continue learning new massage techniques, such as sports massage.
In Ashley's spare time she enjoys get together with her family and friends. She also speaks Mandarin.
B.A. graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in 2021. They bring curiosity and flexibility to the treatment room. B.A.'s passion is for sharing knowledge, which they demonstrate with client education and adaptable treatment planning.
Compassion, respect, and empowerment form the foundation of B.A.'s client centered care philosophy.
Blanche’s love for health and wellness began at Queen’s University. She is a graduate of the Physical and Health Education Program. During this time she found massage therapy to be incredibly beneficial for the active life she led. Inspired, she began her Massage Therapy training at Kikkawa College of Massage and Shiatsu Therapy, graduating with honours in 1988.
With genuine care and passion, Blanche is successful in treating stress related concerns, injuries & acute and chronic pain. Blanche believes in a holistic wellness-focused, client-centered approach that facilitates the client's journey towards a deeper understanding of self.
Christian is a graduate from the Lambton College Massage Therapy Program.
Christian is skilled in massage techniques such as general Swedish Relaxation Massage, Trigger Point Technique, Deep Tissue massage, Sports Massage techniques, Cupping , Hot Stone Massage and Active Release Techniques (ART) to name a few. All of which are aimed at treating a wide variety of conditions and clients, from athletes to desk-working individuals.
Book an appointment with Christian for a massage treatment suited to you. “I always want my clients feeling relaxed, able, and ready to take on the world after each appointment.”
Christina is a Registered Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. She graduated with honours from the very first class to go through Algonquin College’s successful Massage Therapy Program. Her approach to treatment is to manage areas of complaint while maintaining a focus on stress reduction, pain relief, and overall well-being. Her techniques include traditional Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage and Trigger Point therapy. She is also trained in Cupping therapy and uses cups in her practice as a soft tissue manipulation tool when indicated.
Christina is a proud mother of 4 and understands the demands and stress of life and the importance of finding whole body balance and good health. She enjoys the outdoors by taking long walks and gardening. She also tries to stay active in the community by volunteering her time with her children’s school and sports teams.
Danielle is an ambitious and reliable massage therapy graduate from the 3 year advanced diploma program at Algonquin College. She is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is an active member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario.
Danielle leamed the importance of physical therapy throughout many years of being a competitive athlete and decided to pursue a career in which she would be able to help others, like her physical therapists helped her. Danielle was trained to perform clinical assessments so she can produce a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for an individual's needs. She has also been trained in many different types of massage such as prenatal, deep tissue, sports, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, and relaxation.
Danielle loves challenging her mind and always values helping all clients to the best of her abilities.
Ian has been an RMT since 2005 working with clients ranging from Olympic athletes to the elderly and veterans who reside in Long Term Care facilities.
Having over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Ian’s main focus is with Sports Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation and Sports Performance. He is exceptionally proficient in many skills including Myo-Fascial Release, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Swedish Massage, Pre-natal Massage, Sports Massage and is continually looking to expand his knowledge of the health profession. With his dedication and a strong compassion for helping others, Ian always strives to enhance the well being of all his clients.
When not at work, Ian is busy raising a family with his wife. In his spare time you'll find him training at the gym or the dojo
Jack is a graduate of the Kineconcept Institute and has been practicing massage therapy since 2004. His passion to help others prompted his career in massage therapy.
Jack’s specialties include deep tissue techniques working deep into the muscles to help release tension and stiffness to a relaxing Swedish massage to help ground and centre the body and mind. He customizes his massages to individual needs to help you feel your best. He also loves the topics of anthropology, philosophy and meditation and believes good health starts from within.
Lianne graduated from the International Academy of Health Education in 2020. Her passion for
being of service to others began when she was a young girl, helping her mother that suffered
from cancer. She would massage her mother to help her manage the pain and stress
associated with her illness.
Lianne knew then that she wanted to work in the healthcare field and to help others who were
struggling as well. As Lianne got older, she realized the hospital environment was not for her
and explored other options.
She found Massage Therapy by happenstance, and applied to attend; instantly knowing this
was where she was supposed to be, and everything clicked.
Her focus has since been on educating and empowering clients to better understand where their
pain stems from, and developing an effective and practical treatment plan that enables clients to
reach their goals. She wants to continue learning new skills and techniques to better her
practice, such as cupping and/or sports massage.
In Lianne’s spare time, she enjoys spending time in nature, listening to audiobooks, and
Lisa is a Graduate of the Canadian College of Health, Science and Technology (CCHST) in Windsor, Ontario; having completed the 2 year, 2,200 hour, hands on Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy program. Lisa grew up in Ottawa, Ontario where her passion for helping others and making them feel better led her to pursue this fullfilling career. She is experienced in treating all ranges of clients in different stages of healing. She is competent in all Swedish styles of massage, deep tissue massage, pre and post natal massage, sports injury treatment, work related injuries and treating every day aches and pains from headaches to overall muscular tension. Creating a personalized treatment plan for each of her clients that will best lead them on their own individual journey towards optimum health and happiness.
Michelle graduated from the International Academy of Massage Therapy in 2018. She is dedicated to providing high quality individualized treatments to clients of all ages. Michelle is passionate about massage therapy and strives to help clients achieve their health goals. She uses massage therapy to reduce pain from injury, increase muscle and joint function so that clients can return to the activities they enjoy. Michelle specializes in a variety of massage techniques such as: Deep tissue, Therapeutic, sports injury and preventive massage, relaxation, acute and chronic pain conditions, myofasial release, Trigger point therapy, cupping, pregnancy massage, postnatal massage, abdominal massage for IBS/constipation and for individuals living with the effects of cancer and stress, and much more.Michelle creates a warm, friendly environment where she can help you achieve your wellness goals. In her spare time she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family.
Nicole graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto, in 2009. Since then, she has been specializing in pre/post natal massage as well as therapeutic deep tissue rehabilitation treatments.
She has a great passion for the industry and is always expanding her skill set by learning from and working alongside other health care professionals, attending lectures and reading up on new and improved techniques.
Massage therapy isn't her job, it's her passion. When booking with Nicole you know you are in hands you can trust.
She will work with you specifically, and will always adapt the treatment plan with your best interest in body and mind.
Pamela offers a range of therapeutic treatments for stress reduction, acute and chronic muscle/joint injuries and chronic pain syndromes.
She applies both deep and gentle techniques to promote the relieving of pain and discomfort. Pamela also offers a number of specialized treatments including hot stone massage, reflexology, and Thai Table Massage (Applied Yoga Therapy).
Prior to training as an RMT, Pamela received her BA from St. Francis Xavier University and her MA from Carleton University.
Sabina fulfilled her dream of becoming a massage therapist after graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Everest College in 2013.
With her blend of therapeutic and relaxation techniques she enjoys assisting the body's natural healing process to facilitate her clients' recovery.
Sabina is looking forward to continuing her education by learning different techniques and modalities to bring to the table.
Shen Lin, Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario. She graduated with outstanding performance in the massage therapy program at Pharma Medical Science College of Canada (PMCC). Her major practice is focusing on sports injury and chronic pain management. Experienced in treating tension headache, frozen shoulder, acute lumbar sprain, muscle tightness and other soft tissue and joints dysfunction. She practices combination sessions with deep tissue massage, acupressure, ear acupoint therapy, foot reflexology. Her sessions are effective for restoring clients’ overall health by promoting muscle health and balancing Yin and Yang of the body.
Terry graduated from Centennial College, Toronto with an Honour Advance Diploma in Massage Therapy.
Terry enjoys discovering, learning different modalities and incorporating them into their own unique treatments that can address numerous conditions including chronic body aches, neck pain and migraines, tendonitis, shin splints, repetitive stress and strain injuries, or just simply to maintain muscle and tissue health.
Continuing education: Thai Yoga Massage, Tuina.
Registered acupuncturist, Wen holds a master’s degree in Acupuncture therapy from HeilongjiangUniversityof Chinese Medicine in China. Wen is also a member of Canadian Association of Osteopaths.
He has a wide scope of practice. He combines many modalities include Acupuncture, Cupping, Guasha(scraping) and Tuina(chinese style massage) into the integrated session, to effectively change client's condition and has received wonderful feedbacks.
He is experienced with treating various conditions including:
· Pain management: headache, stiff neck, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow , lumbar muscle strain, lumbar disc herniation pain, osteoarthritis of the joint, ankle sprains, heel pain, etc.
· mental care: insomnia, depression, anxiety, phobias .
· Gastrointestinal diseases: stomachache, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel, hemorrhoids .
· Reproductive system illness: infertility, irregular menstruation, impotence, premature ejaculation etc.
· Others as Facial paralysis, hemiplegia, allergic sinusitis, tiredness, tinnitus.
Wen has gained a very honorable reputation by successfully restoring clients’ balance between the elements for health in body and mind. He has high rebooking rate over his years of practice.
Xiukui (Michelle) graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy
in 2019. She is passionate about rehabilitation and wellness. Michelle
provides both relaxation and therapeutic massages and applies different
techniques which include but are not limited to: Swedish massage, relaxation,
trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, cupping and
Outside of clinic, Michelle enjoys walking or hiking in the parks and spending time
visiting her family.
Jamie-Marie graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Fleming College with an advanced diploma in April 2014. Upon graduation she received 2 awards; one for her contributions and leadership at clinical outreaches, and the other for her above average interest of pathologies of the human body.
Jamie-Marie is very passionate about helping individuals who have conditions that are causing them pain, discomfort, or limiting their activities of daily living. She has experience with athletic injuries, chronic pain conditions, trigger point release, relaxation, and palliative care. She is also trained in hot stone massage, and Indian head massage. Jamie-Marie's personal goals as a massage therapist are to provide pain relief, rehabilitation, relaxation, and recovery from injuries to any person who is in need of treatment.
Jamie-Marie is her happiest when her clients leave their treatment feeling completely blissful.
Mariam graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2012 with a degree in Human Kinetics, further pursued her passion for helping others by becoming an RMT. In 2015 she graduated from Algonquin College with an advanced diploma from the Massage Therapy Intensive program.
Mariam’s philosophy of practice is to centre each client’s care around them as an individual in order to help them maximize their experience. It is important for them to feel comfortable, enabling them to reap the benefits of care.
Her experiences include the treatment of headaches, chronic pain, general discomfort and injuries, as well as working with athletes, seniors and developmentally challenged children. With her exceptional listening skills and focus on client centred care, treatment planning and execution are all mastered. She is committed to continuously learning and growing in this profession.
Mariam encourages an active, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys cooking, travelling, staying active at the gym.
Davidson is an honours graduate from the International Academy of Massage (2022). He previously graduated from the University of Ottawa with an honours BA in Psychology (2018).
Davidson decided to pursue massage therapy after learning the importance of body awareness, and how much of an impact physical health can have on other components of a person’s health, such as their emotional and mental health.
Davidson approaches every treatment with the understanding that everybody and every “body” is different. This allows him to individualized his treatments whether it be pressure preferences, treating acute or chronic pain conditions, or relaxation.
Davidson is a versatile therapist, enthusiastic learner, and is highly motivated to expand on his skills in this exciting career.
Dragan Lazetic is a registered massage therapist who demonstrates results with each treatment. He combines massage techniques to match your body’s needs and supplements your treatments with personalized stretches and exercises.
Dragan believes that every person can achieve optimal health. It is not unusual for his clients who have lived with pain for years, to walk out after a treatment, pain free.
Dragan Lazetic is an honours graduate of the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
He is skilled in both Swedish and non-Swedish massage techniques, including Myofascial release, Myofascial Trigger Point release, Reflexology, Deep Tissue, Pre and Post Natal massage, Joint Mobilisation and Hydrotherapy
He is a certified practitioner of Oriental Acupressure from the International Academy of Applied Health and holds certificates in Thai-yoga massage, Foot Reflexology, Orthopedic massage for neck and low back, and muscle energy treatments for low back, sacrum, and pelvis.
Learning and sharing his knowledge is an ongoing passion for Dragan. He is currently studying Dalton myoskeletal alignment techniques and fascial restructuring techniques.
Dragan has a Bachelor of Applied Military Science. Before switching to a health career, he was an air force jetfighter pilot and a fully licensed commercial pilot on single and multi-engine airplanes.
He was trained in parachuting and open water diving and was a successful track and field athlete.
Dragan loves hiking, and running. He has a bright attitude, adventurous spirit and is eternally ready for travel. Solving your health problems is his relentless inspiration. Dragan is also available at the Parkdale location.
Originally from the GTA, Jen graduated from CCHST in 2013. She has been in the industry helping others feel their best for over 9 years.
Jen has an intuitive approach and uses a wide range of techniques including trigger point and myofascial release therapy, deep tissue, active release, relaxation techniques and homecare. Her focus is to combine therapeutic massage for pain management and improved range of motion with relaxation to ease stress.
Every body has unique needs for massage therapy and Jen will work with you to customize an optimal treatment plan.
In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time with her animals and going on road trips to explore new places.
Chiu Mien Chiang, known as Mina, is a licensed acupuncturist. She graduated with the Executive Director’s Award of Academic Excellence from International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Previously, she was a hospital nurse and a CPR instructor at Red Cross in Taiwan.
Mina provides acupuncture treatment that is holistic and patient-centered, and helps the body to heal naturally, with additional modalities such as cupping, and gua sha.
She commonly treats various conditions including:
- Pain management of musculoskeletal disorders: pain of whole body, head, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, lumbar, knee, ankle and feet.
- mental health: reducing stress, insomnia, anxiety, and addiction,
- gastrointestinal issue: constipation, diarrhea, bloating, no appetite and abdominal pain
- reproductive system illness such as dysmenorrhea, menopause syndrome, morning sickness and infertility, tiredness, low immunity
- Others: paralysis, post- stroke, tiredness, low immunity, low memory, low concentration, low energy, tiredness, low immunity and allergies and more.
She likes reading, watching movies and exercise.
Nichole graduated Sir Sandford Fleming College with an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy. Nichole is experienced with traditional Swedish massage, relaxation techniques, trigger point relief and rhythmic joint mobilization to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Treatments are adapted to each individual clients needs, whether that be relaxation, deep tissue, pre-natal or hot stone.
Nichole is a versatile therapist and enjoys working with clients of all ages and conditions. She looks forward to working with you to help achieve your wellness goals.
As an Ottawa native, Vanessa graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College. She has a deep love of sport and has been part of the Women’s Soccer Program at both Algonquin and the University of Ottawa throughout her five years of eligibility. She has also been part of the West Ottawa League semi-pro team. It was from sport that she learned to understand the importance of physical activity, a healthy lifestyle, and how to be in touch with your body.
As a Registered Massage Therapist, Vanessa can now help others feel in tune with their own bodies. Observing her clients' health change for the better, makes her proud of what she can accomplish.
When she isn’t playing soccer or working, Vanessa enjoys reading, knitting and spending time with her friends and family. Her goals for her future are to stay active and promote health and wellness wherever she goes.
As a practicing Therapist since 2003, ElizaBeth approaches her treatments with integrity, compassion and ingenuity.
Over the years she has deepened her working knowledge with training in Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Pre/Postnatal & Infant care, and Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Coupled with her personal practice in Holistic Nutrition, Fitness, and Trauma Support, she creates each treatment approach specifically and holistically suited to your needs.
Andrea graduated with honours from the International Academy of Massage and is the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Technique Award from the Academy.
She believes in treating the body as a whole and uses a combination of Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilization and Stretching in her treatment plans to create a therapeutic and relaxing massage.
Andrea specializes in the effective treatment of neck and back pain, headaches, TMJ and many other stress related conditions. She has additional training in Craniosacral Therapy and Energy Medicine.
Andrea is passionate about the outdoors and loves to spend her free time camping and white water canoeing.
Avi has been an RMT since 2008 and graduated from the International Academy of Massage Therapy.
With a strong foundation in Thai massage, Avi tends to incorporate amount of movements and stretches into most treatments to get long lasting results. He also incorporates his learnings from tui-na (Chinese massage), nutrition, breathing techniques and yoga. He works on an intuitive level to help clear the meridians in the body allowing the body's energy to flow with greater ease.
Avi absolutely loves fixing headaches, re-balancing tilted hips, reading novels, and experimental kitchen adventures.
Ciara has been a Massage Therapist since 2011, and enjoys focusing on sports massage, deep tissue, rehabilitation from injuries and pregnancy. Her strength in Therapeutic Massage, stretching, and fascial release supports great results in targeted and rehabilitative treatment. Ciara enjoys working with women through out all trimesters of pregnancy; helping them to maintain mobility and tranquility.
Experienced in both clinical and spa settings, Ciara's massages target issues using deep pressure with a relaxing outcome. She works closely with clients to address their specific goals, whether it be rehabilitation or relaxation. Ciara believes in a holistic approach to healthcare and strives to get clients back to what they enjoy doing!
Derrick graduated from the intensive 2 year massage therapy program at Everest College. He has learned how to assess injuries, build treatment plans and prepare remedial exercise for a multitude of conditions.
Using a variety of techniques, including deep tissue, gentle massage, and hydrotherapy he can help treat a variety of conditions from sports injuries to repetitive strain as well as relaxation and maintenance work specific to each person. He is dedicated to providing professional, therapeutic care and helping his clients meet their treatment goals.
In his spare time he likes to stay active playing volleyball, jogging, rollerblading, or just relaxing on the lake fishing.
Francis, un fier Franco-Ontarien, is a graduate from the Algonquin College Massage Therapy program. He is passionate and enthusiastic about working amongst all age groups and persons who may suffer from chronic muscular, neurological, degenerative or post-surgery conditions. His treatments are therapeutic and he draws upon a wealth of knowledge to focus the treatments on client goals. Francis has learned to appreciate the importance of maintaining a happy and healthy body from a lifetime of athletic involvement, including competitive swimming and dance. His treatments will motivate clients to successfully improve their health and wellness.
Jade graduated Massage Therapy from Algonquin College in Ottawa and was registered in 2013. Jade has been practicing for 7 years and first knew she wanted to be a Massage Therapist when she was 15 and participated in a summer career camp. An RMT came and talked about her work, performed a demonstration, and Jade was hooked. She loves her work because she enjoys helping people get relief from pain and building long term relationships with clients.
Her skill set includes Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Drainage and Pre-natal Massage. In school she gained experience with pregnant women working in a hospital outreach, treating mothers pre and post-partum, including while in labour. Jade also worked at a veteran’s hospital with seniors in palliative care, and in schools with disabled and non-verbal children.
In her career Jade has worked in a variety of Massage environments ranging from a high end spa where her focus was mainly on full body relaxation, a high end gym where she worked mostly on post workout
injuries and flexibility, and finally health clinics where she has worked in tandem with other health care professionals such as chiropractors, doctors and physiotherapists.
Jade worked for 2 years in a Motor vehicle accident clinic where she regularly treated clients with whiplash and chronic back pain. Some of the conditions she has frequently treated include: whiplash, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, degenerative disc disease, neuropathies, lymphedema, scar work, pregnancy, tendinitis, headaches etc.
Jade loves what she does and strives every day to do the best work that she can as well as being a caring practitioner. Jade is also very passionate about stretching and often includes a variety of stretches throughout her massage to help loosen tight muscles.
Jessica is a graduate of the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy (RCCMT). Prior to attending RCCMT she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Human Nutrition at the University of Waterloo where she graduated with honours. In addition to being a Registered Massage Therapist, Jessica is a certified Personal Trainer and works with the Team Canada Under 19 Men's Underwater Hockey Team.
Jessica's comprehensive knowledge of how the body is designed to work allows her to treat the cause of dysfunction as well as the individual symptoms of every client. She is a strong advocate for home care exercises to ensure that you are receiving the best possible outcome.
Fitness, injury prevention, and body maintenance are integral parts of Jessica's philosophy. Her holistic approach to massage is complimented by her use of cupping therapy and exercise prescription. She is looking forward to using her skills and knowledge to give her clients the best treatment possible.
In her down time Jessica enjoys weight lifting, bouldering, and training for obstacle course races.
Matthew graduated from the International Academy of Massage Therapy in Ottawa, completing the accelerated program in 2019. He has been studying body mechanics and healing for more than 15 years.
Matthew specialises in treating chronic pain; from old injuries or repetitive use, with Fascial Restructuring.
When a person has pain or lack of normal movement there is a problem along a chain of muscles. Fascial restructuring is a unique approach getting to the core of the problem. Usually where you are experiencing the pain is not the source of the problem. That is a symptom resulting from another part of the muscle chain that is “stuck”. By releasing the part that is “stuck” it allows the muscles that are over worked to relax and go back into place; increasing range of motion and relieving pain. Using the maps of fascial lines that outline how the body’s muscle systems function together gives a guide of where to look based on your symptoms. Using sustained pressure the body will naturally release and move back into place. Using this method you can make lasting changes, relieving chronic pain.
Michael has been practicing massage therapy since 2014 after completing the two year Intensive program at Algonquin College. He has a passion for helping others through therapeutic touch and has worked in a variety of settings including physiotherapy clinics, spas and at home mobile massage. No matter the issue, Michael will help you on your road to your best self.
With a varying number of techniques including Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage and Hot Stone, he takes the time and care to design a specific plan for each client.
In his free time he is an avid runner, rower and board game enthusiast.
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn
Nancy has been practicing Massage Therapy for 14 years and specializes in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Thai Massage. She has developed many wonderful techniques over the years such as using Hot Stones with persistent and acute trigger points.
Being in the health and wellness field for so many years working as an RMT, she discovered along the way her latest passion of being a Certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute of Integrated Nutrition
After experiencing and seeing how powerful nutrition, self growth/development helped reduce her own anxiety, she was eager to pay it forward by becoming a Certified Holistic Health Coach to show others how to create long lasting sustainable change towards their health and wellness.
Coming from a sport background, Paulette obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Sport Studies from the University of Ottawa. She worked within the domain of sport and event management for many years; working and living in a number of countries.
Opting for a change in careers yet staying within the sphere of health and wellness, Paulette became a Registered Reflexology Therapist certified by the Reflexology Association of Canada and the Association of Reproductive Reflexologists. Practicing Feet and Hand Reflexology she is also trained in Cranial Facial – Kansha Technique.
Discovering Reflexology in the 1990s as an athlete and fitness instructor, she became an advocate of this therapy from the onset. Paulette assertively encourages all persons to include Reflexology into their wellness lifestyle routine, fitness regime and/or their recovery plan.
Involved with perinatal fitness for many years, Paulette is committed to Reproductive Reflexology seeking to empower people on their reproductive health and fertility journey.
Reproductive Reflexologist are specially trained, using structured and prescriptive treatment protocols, to support individuals and couples through faced with fertility and/or reproductive health issues. Each Reproflexology™ treatment plan is customised for each person needs and encompasses initial and on-going assessments as well as Reflexology sessions.
In addition to her training, Paulette currently and actively serves as board member of the Reflexology Association of Canada. Recently completing her certification as a Core and Foot Reflexology Teacher (CTR), Paulette is also a teacher member with the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR)
Paulette is also available at Parkdale and Rockland
Rebecca is a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist who utilizes a variety of techniques to maximize the health and wellbeing of her clients.
Rebecca graduated with Honours from Everest College in 2014 and has continued to study additional programs to add to her abilities. She offers Acupuncture, Cranio Sacral techniques, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release. Her approach looks at the individual as a whole to optimize physical health and reduce stress. She is delighted to continue expanding her knowledge base and experience.
In her free time, Rebecca loves to explore the great outdoors with her kayak or in her hiking boots.
Sébastien aims to provide the most productive treatments based on client values and goals, clinical experience, and research evidence while also advocating client participation in their overall treatment plan. He sees himself as more of a guide to one's overall treatment, helping where he can.
Sébastien has experience in various modalities and demographics or complaints, which includes those of the general public, athletes, seniors, and perinatal. He is currently looking to continue developing his expertise in myofascial release and craniosacral therapy.
Sébastien comes from New Brunswick, is a personal trainer, and speaks fluent French, English as well as learning Anishinaabemowin. He has recently reconnected spiritually with life and is developing his artistic side during his time off.
Sherry is a registered acupuncturist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Iran, Allameh Tabataba'i University. She is deeply passionate about Chinese medicine, and integrates her knowledge of psychology in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Sherry’s treatment style is always tailored to an individual’s needs to provide a client- centered treatment. Her approach is centred in the understanding that emotions and physical health are intimately connected, believing that emotions impact the health of the body and vice versa. She strongly believes that the role of the practitioner is to act as a guide and facilitate healing that comes from within. Her treatments use a mixture of acupuncture, tuina, guasha, cupping and moxibustion. Sherry has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal, digestive, gynecological issues and emotional health challenges.
Jana graduated in 1998 from the D'Arcy Lane Institute in Massage Therapy. To date, she has performed over 22,000 hours of massage therapy.
She is very interested in the function of the human body and has continued her education in the fields of nutrition and personal training, in addition to various techniques such as Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Meridian Tapping. Her particular expertise is in:
• Hip and foot issues
• Plantar fasciitis
• Digestive issues and chronic low back pain
• Working with seniors
Jana is passionate about ongoing learning, and in addition to training in her field of massage therapy, she has studied SEO, marketing, business - both online and off, and leadership/management.
In her spare time, she weight trains and does yoga, reads, and enjoys family time with her husband and daughter.
Jana is also available at the Orleans location.
Cailey is a 2015 Honours graduate from Algonquin College’s 3-year Massage Therapy Program. Cailey has extensive hands-on experience in treating many conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. In addition to treating clients with general muscle strain, postural imbalances, and sports-related injuries, Cailey has gained extensive experience in treating all trimesters of pre-(and post-) natal massage, as well as many of the conditions that can arise during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond. She treats breast tissue, mastitis, TMJ pain/dysfunction, whiplash, headaches, swelling, and mobile limitations due to fascial restrictions or scar tissue from post-surgical incisions.
With all of her gathered experience, Cailey is well accustomed to aiding clients in the recovery process. Her main goal as an RMT is to provide a positive, safe, and relaxing atmosphere for the healing process to take place.
In her time away from work, Cailey enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and significant other, adventuring outdoors with her rambunctious pup Buddha, and practising yoga.
Jennifer graduated from Career Canada College in 2002 and has enjoyed treating clients ever since.
She is particularly skilled at tuning into the individual client and determining what is needed at that moment. She is gifted at soothing the nervous system and helping to rebalance and centre the mind and body.
Jennifer blends deeper work with lighter touch to minimize discomfort and to flush out the tissues. She listens carefully to what clients express as their needs and adjusts to match accordingly.
She is interested in esoteric knowledge, loves animals and listens deeply to her own inner knowing.
Karina has been an RMT since 2004 (Kine-Concept Institute) and BSc with Specialisation in Human Kinetics since 2006 (University of Ottawa). Her treatment focus is on Deep Tissue work for injury relief and prevention. She is also highly knowledgeable in nutrition.
She has been involved in sports all her life; her latest challenge is an Ironman triathlon.
She is a passionate world traveler, and she successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro in 2011.
Karina is attentive, caring and has her client's well-being at heart.
Karina is also available at the Orleans location.
Lei is a Registered Acupuncturist, who graduated with honors from the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She studied ancestral acupuncture techniques from Renshu Liu, a traditional Chinese medicine doctor in China. She has been studying the theory of TCM for many years and has gained a lot of experience in it.
Lei is very patient and will confirm the client’s condition according to detailed consultation, make a specific treatment plan for each individual, and will continue to improve the treatment plan according to the treatment effect. She also practices Japanese acupuncture diagnosis and gentle needling technique. This softer style of acupuncture is very tolerable.
Lei offers cosmetic acupuncture services. This new technique is natural and drug free. It aims to give you healthy and beatiful skin.
Lei also offers body detox and relaxation service. It is for the patients who have neck, shoulder, back soreness or with an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. It can remove blockages, help improve circulation and works deeply with the positive energy of the body.
Matthew is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, where he gained his foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology. He has experience in a wide variety of settings; Clinical, Hospital, Community Outreach, Spa and Wellness centre. By working in a variety of settings, Matthew has seen patients from 6-96 years of age, from all walks of life; executives to yogis, expectant moms to performers, athletes to retirees. He is confident that he can meet his clients at their level and design a treatment plan appropriate for their goals.
Matthew's treatments tend to be deep and slow, working within clients' pain threshold, to achieve a release of muscular tension and improved posture. This client centred approach to massage uses a variety of techniques including; Swedish/deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Post Isometric Release, Stretching, Kinesiology Taping and Hot Stones to help his clients achieve their goals.
Molly is a 2015 graduate of the Massage Therapy Advanced Diploma Program at Algonquin College. For much of her life, Molly has been involved in Irish and Highland dance, which inspired her to better understand muscles, movement, and how the human body functions.
In becoming a Massage Therapist, Molly is fulfilling her goal of helping and encouraging people to be the best they can be. She believes that massage therapy can empower individuals to take charge of their own health, and can benefit everyone, whether it’s for healing, stress relief, pain management, or general well-being.
Molly enjoys expanding her knowledge and skills. She uses a range of Swedish Massage techniques to alleviate soft tissue tension, while also encouraging relaxation. Her treatments also include additional techniques such as trigger point therapy, deep tissue, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations. She is also trained in cupping and is able to incorporate it as part of a regular massage session. Headaches, whiplash injuries, low back pain, chronic pain, pre/postnatal care, sprains and strains, and a variety of other musculoskeletal issues are among the many conditions she handles.
Originally from Sarnia, Ontario, and now happily calling Ottawa home, Molly enjoys the culinary and cultural delights this city has to offer. She has an adventurous soul and is always looking forward to her next trip. In 2018, she packed up her belongings and moved across the world to Australia where she stayed for eight months.
Nelly Twiss is a graduate of Guelph-Humber University with a degree in Kinesiology and a diploma in Health & Fitness promotion. After a year of working as a physiotherapy assistant in both private practice and long-term care, she relocated to British Columbia, where she tried working in an office. Nelly found she missed working in a health care environment and working with people. This motivated her to enter the Registered Massage Therapy program at Langara College.
Nelly has been active and an athlete her whole life which has led to her needing her fair share of manual therapy! She has been a part of volleyball, swimming, and soccer teams, and is also an avid hiker, camper, and adventurer. She is excited to start her career as a massage therapist in Ottawa, expanding her skills and helping her clients expand their knowledge and get them back to doing what they love.
Quinn graduated with honours from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College.
Quinn is well versed in multiple styles of treatments. He has experience working in a spa setting, working with athletes, people with postural imbalances, and those with chronic or acute pain/injuries.
A treatment with Quinn will include an in-depth assessment of any affected areas. The treatment will have a range of pressure and movement dependent on your body and preferences. At the end of the treatment, you'll be sure to receive exercises you can do at home to compliment the manual therapy applied and maximize recovery.
Quinn is a forever student. Learning is one of his passions. He pulls his knowledge from his experiences with Personal Training, Functional Range Conditioning, and is an FMT Movement Specialist.
In his spare time, you can find Quinn training as a competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete, lifting weights, running or cooking and baking.
Sara graduated from the University of Guelph (Biological Science) in 1995. She then pursued her studies in Massage Therapy. She has been an RMT for 21 years, 19 of them at Align.
Her specialities include Hot Stone, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy and Chinese Acupuncture. She uses acupuncture to treat depression, fertility, soft tissue issues and more.
Outside of work, Sara's passions include her pets and gardening.
Alexandre graduated from Algonquin College in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO in 2006.
He has taken a variety of courses such as Hot Stone Massage and Reiki and is looking forward to furthering his knowledge in Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.
In his spare time, he reads, gardens, plays guitar, hikes, canoes, likes to travel, plays around his garage and runs around in the mud (ask him about it!).
Andree-Anne graduated in 2010 in Massage Therapy. She is very interested in furthering her education in Sports Massage and Deep Tissue work.
The focus of her treatments is injury relief with the just right dose of relaxation.
She is a very adventurous traveler, and can go from surfing in Australia to bungee jumping, or sometimes just relaxing by a beach. Her next adventure will be swimming with sharks in Africa!
Ann Hannah, RMT graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO in 2000.
Ann has been able to work with other massage therapists and other disciplines (Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Acupuncturists, Orthotherapists and Energy Workers) to see how massage therapy can fit into the whole picture while taking an interest in lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, orthobionomy and remedial exercises.
Dom has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2013. He has worked with a multitude of elite athletes including national level marathon runners, track and field runners, and powerlifters. He acted as a clinic supervisor during the 2017 Canadian Summer Games in Winnipeg.Dom uses a variety of modalities in his treatments such as Myofascial release, cupping, and muscle energy. He is always seeking to add new techniques to his treatments.Dom is an avid cyclist himself and often commutes to work on one of his many bikes!
Esther graduated from the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy in 2016 at the top of her class. Prior to that, she pursued 2.5 years of training in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, which included education in Nutrition, Health Psychology, Hydrotherapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine, before reorienting her career in osteopathy. Having a Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences, she has also worked in the corporate world in clinical research and drug safety review.
Through osteopathy, she adopts a holistic and preventative approach by rebalancing the body, freeing up musculoskeletal, visceral and cranial restrictions/blockages felt, to bring back the body to its optimal functioning, stimulate its inner self-healing abilities, and relieve pain, stress and discomfort.
Karen graduated from Everest College with Honors in Massage Therapy.
She is dedicated to providing professional, therapeutic care and helping her clients meet their treatment goals.
Karen encourages healthy living, efficient and safe rehabilitation, and the maintenance of general well-being.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys running, biking and spending time with her family.
Karen has her Blue Cross provider number.
Leslie attended Everest College where she went through the intensive 2 year Massage Therapy program and graduated with Honours.
She was happy to join the Align team in 2013. Leslie had previously graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors in Classical Studies.
She looks forward to continuing her education as a Registered Massage Therapist in the coming years.
Marian graduated from McGill University with degrees in Psychology & Physiotherapy.
She has worked as a Physiotherapist in hospitals & private clinics for 23 years. She currently specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation & Acupuncture.
When she's not working, she's planning her next big trip.
Meghan takes the well-being and overall health of her acupuncture patients to heart and has helped many people regain or achieve better health. She has a keen interest and years of experience treating many different complaints, such as; pain, insomnia, digestive issues, hormone imbalances, infertility, stress, and labour induction.
Meghan has a strong traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) background, rooted in the teaching that there is an important connection between our emotional or mental health and our physical health. By approaching illnesses from both a physical and mental or emotional side Meghan's treatments offer relief to help you achieve your health goals. Whether you come in every few months to unwind and relax, or you’re scheduling more regular appointments to support ongoing fertility treatments, or managing chronic illness symptoms Meghan is happy to help and create a treatment plan just for you. That’s the beauty of acupuncture- it’s not one size fits all!
Melissa-Michelle graduated from International Academy of Massage Therapy in 2016. She is fully bilingual in French and English.
Her number one priority during treatment is client comfort, making sure the pressure applied is to your tolerance and is maintained throughout the treatment.
Her goal as an RMT is to provide care for her clients and help them along the path of recovery. Using deep tissue, stretching, joint mobilization and soothing techniques. She will work with you to form the ideal treatment plan for relaxation or decrease of pain and discomfort.
She also brings a focus to TMJ dysfunction to decrease tension headaches, pain associated with teeth clenching and improve range of motion to neck and jaw.
Melissa is also available at Align Rockland.
Michel Favre, DOMP is an Orleans Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. He completed five years of study in osteopathy at the Ecole Professionelle des Osteopathes du Québec (EPOQ) and is a member of CPOQ. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners complete a rigorous program of clinical and academic study in osteopathic manipulation. They treat patients using manual techniques only. They do not use drugs, medication, surgery or other medical procedures.Michel is pleased to provide treatments in Orleans for many conditions, including pain and digestion, as well as to pregnant women and infants.
Tetyana has been an RMT since 2009, having graduated from Everest College.
She offers Deep Tissue and Therapeutic Massage, Pre & Post Natal, Hot Stone and Relaxation treatments.
She combines multiple techniques to customize treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Her goal is to have her clients feeling and moving better.
Tetyana likes travelling and hiking. Her latest trip was to Peru. She did a four day hiking trip in the Andes to Machu Picchu.
Tom has been practicing as an RMT in Orleans since graduating from CDI College in 2005.
He has taken additional Deep Tissue Massage courses, which allow him to safely provide treatments for clients who are seeking out deeper pressure. He has also completed training in Lymphatic Drainage.
When not at work, Tom is busy raising his three children with his wife or working with physically disabled adults in the community. In any spare time he can find, he enjoys camping with the family or a watching a good rugby match.
Tom has his Blue Cross provider number.
Zephyr completed the intensive Registered Massage Therapy program through Everest College.
She uses a variety of techniques, including gentle massage, deep tissue massage, remedial exercise and hydrotherapy, adapting her approach to each person's unique needs, goals and preferences.
Zephyr has a passion for helping people to heal and attain balance so they can be their best every day. With Zephyr, you can relax, knowing that you are in good hands and that your wellness goals are her priority.
She is also an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys vegetables from her community garden plot.
Stéphanie is a bilingual Massage Therapist, registered and in good standing since 2003. Born in Alfred, ON and raised in Timmins, ON. She came to Ottawa over 25 years ago for post secondary education and has since settled in Orleans. She graduated from Algonquin College and has been practicing at Align since 2005.
She is passionate about health as a whole. Stephanie furthered her interest in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, primarily focusing on its benefits related to chronic swelling (edema), often related but not limited to breast cancer and mastectomies. Her other main interests are working on scar tissue and its restrictions, pain and limitations related to conditions such as chronic arthritis, fibromyalgia or injury, and helping clients cope with a work or compassionate burnout..
Her most recent training is Therapeutic UltraSound (Oct-2018). Additional training includes Breast Health, Basic Foot Reflexology, Yin Yoga, and Mental Health First Aid. Outside of healthcare, Stephanie can be found gardening, paddling, cooking and eating, helping her spouse with renovations, but mostly enjoying time with her family. She looks forward to creating a partnership to assist you in investing in your health and wellbeing.
Carole Joly est infirmière autorisée, thérapeute et enseignante accréditée en réflexologie. Elle étudie et pratique la réflexologie depuis 1998. Au début, c’était pour accompagner sa mère dans la gestion de ses symptômes reliés au cancer. Depuis, elle exerce cette thérapie auprès d’une clientèle diversifiée.
Ses services sont offerts en milieu clinique, aux domiciles ou en milieu de travail dans les secteurs de Prescott-Russell et l’est d’Ottawa. La réflexologie est sécuritaire pour toutes personnes quel que soit l’âge. La pression et la durée de la séance peuvent varier pour les bébés, les personnes âgées et personnes très malades.
Cassandra has been providing excellent care to the Clarence-Rockland community for the past six years. She has a well balanced practice that allows her to help clients of all ages and lifestyles tune into their bodies and help them reach their goals. Each treatment is carefully tailored to the individual in order to meet their needs.
Cassandra has experience treating various chronic conditions, general maintenance, acute injuries, and is well versed in chronic pain management.
She is currently studying Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) through The Chikly Institute. The lymphatic system has become a vital component of how Cassandra views the human body and what makes her treatment approach stand out from the rest!
Laura is an active member, in good standing since 2016, of both the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. She successfully completed the 3 year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College, where she was the recipient of the 2015 Class Representative Award.
She has been living in Eastern Ontario for the past 20 years growing up in Rockland and now settled in Wendover.
Laura realized early on that her passion was helping others. Her genuine interest in people and friendly disposition make her approachable and easy to talk to. She is a natural problem solver.
She is motivated to use her interpersonal skills, attention to detail and hands on skills to customize a treatment plan that will support and encourage you to improve all aspects of your health. Laura has experience treating clients including those with chronic pain, postural imbalances, repetitive strain injuries, TMJ dysfunction and more. Her interests are prenatal massage and lymphatic drainage.
Laura is passionate about mental health awareness and the importance of self-care and personal growth.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys doing arts and crafts, reading, baking, spending time in nature and hanging out with family and friends.
Linda graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin college. She also has a background in Kinesiology and Fitness from the University of Regina.
She has a passion for treating sports injuries. Linda is driven by helping people achieve their optimum health goals. Her interests in healthcare and human relations allow her to focus on connecting with her clients and striving to assess and adapt a treatment to suit their needs.
Linda will use a variety of treatment techniques such as deep tissue, stretching, myofascial release and relaxation techniques to assist clients in pain relief, musculoskeletal treatment, and relaxation.
She has added cupping to her skills set and has an interest in prenatal care and TMJ work.
Linda is fluently bilingual and from Rockland. She looks forward to being a part of the health care providers in her community!
MacKenzie is a bilingual massage therapist living in Rockland. She has been registered and practicing in Orleans since September 2018.
Her curiosity for massage therapy was ignited by her history with a past sport injury and found massage perfectly combined her love of sports, biology and health. She pursued her studies and graduated from Algonquin College.
Her goal is to offer the best care in a comfortable setting by encouraging client-therapist communication to tailor each treatment to individual needs. She has recently completed her cupping course which will allow her to offer diverse treatment options for chronic pain and musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
Natalie is a recent graduate ready to start her career as an RMT. She is excited to help clients reach their goals through tailored treatment plans.
She is planning on expanding her knowledge and treatment modalities by taking future courses in TMJ and cupping.
Away from the clinic, Natalie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her dog.
Originally from GTA, Natalie has settled in nicely in Bourget.
Krista graduated in 2006 from CDI College, Ottawa, ON in Massage Therapy. She had completed a B.A. from Queens University. Krista is specialized in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy through the Norton School in the US.
She is very interested in the mindbody connection, and is trained in Reiki, and is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Pole Fitness Instructor.
She strength trains, runs, reads for pleasure/personal growth, and enjoys being vegetarian.
Huguette graduated from Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 1987. She is among a small yet growing handful of therapists who never thought they would still be practicing as a registered massage therapist thirty years later. The reason Huguette continues to practice is because "it's a mighty rewarding profession".Huguette prides herself on helping clients by paying attention to areas of chronic tension without compromising a state of deep relaxation. "A one hour deeply relaxing massage is equivalent to a good nights rest".When not massaging, Huguette enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, reading, eating out and spending time with cherished ones.
As a former competitive figure skater and current yoga enthusiast, I have always valued an active lifestyle. Much like any lifestyle, it comes with injuries & stress. This is where my love for massage therapy began. Whether I needed an injury addressed, or some downtime to destress, I knew exactly who to see. I want to be that person for you.
I graduated with honours from the massage therapy program at Algonquin College in spring 2021. Although I am fairly new to this ever-growing profession, I believe this gives me an advantage in approaching your care with fresh knowledge and an open mind. Together, we will assess your physical needs to determine how massage therapy can best suit you. With the use of several different techniques and modalities, I can aid in decreasing pain, increasing range of motion and calming the nervous system, enabling you to enjoy life with greater ease.
I look forward to working with you on reaching your goals.
Savy’s professional motto is ‘There is no gain in pain’. She graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2000.
Savy has always believed in the mind-body-soul & spirit connection, and for this reason she had always been interested in variety of topics, such as energy healing, emotional mastery, psychology, spirituality, crystal therapy, to name a few.
In her practice, Savy loves to find the cause of her clients’s complaints, and then focuses on treating the cause and finding resolutions. She loves to see her clients progress from pain and discomfort to wellbeing and thriving.
Savy’s treatments include:
Deep tissue massage
Hot stone massage
Indian head massage
The most common feedback she gets from her clients is that she is very good at combining therapy and relaxation. For that can also vouch her professional experience as a massage therapist at a Forbes Five-Star spa.
Outside her professional practice, Savy has a variety of interests. She enjoys solitude and meditation, also walking; further theatre and opera, reading, crochet, knitting, and painting.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and who continues to support our small business. We have come a long way in 23 years, and hope to continue serving our community for many more. We are thrilled to be the Top Choice for Massage Therapy in Ottawa.