Elizabeth Armitage, RMT
Elizabeth has been an RMT since 1992. She has developed her advanced massage therapy treatment techniques and philosophy throughout her decades of practice. Maintaining posture through massage, remedial exercise , strength training and stretching is the cornerstone of her practice. Muscle balance and structural function is key to addressing most chronic pain.
She excels at Myofascial release, deep tissue massage, postural assessment, and advanced remedial exercise, in which she addresses the entire body’s fascial network and related holding patterns.
She effectively treats chronic pain, muscle imbalances and sport related injuries. Chronic pain in the neck, shoulders, back, low back and hips are the majority focus of her work..
Elizabeth brings you true whole-body treatment to her clients of all ages.
See Elizabeth for...
- Muscle imbalances, posture correction, strength training, and stretching.
- neck, shoulder pain, hip and low back pain
- repetitive strain injuries. chronic overuse pain
- Full-body therapeutic massage approach.
Donna Bactol, RMT
Donna has been an RMT since 2013. She excels at a wide variety of massages, from deep tissue to relaxation, including prenatal massage! Her client’s comfort is her focus during treatment where she loves to work on back and neck pain, headaches, and other injuries. Donna strives to constantly learn more so she can better help her clients with their individual needs.
See Donna for...
- Relaxation, back and neck massage
- Prenatal massage
- Headaches an migraine treatment
Andrea feesey, RMT
Andrea has been an RMT since 2007. Her massage therapy skills cover a broad spectrum including, relaxation/stress massage, deep tissue therapy, scar treatment, chronic pain therapy, and all levels of sport massage. She has worked extensively with all ages of professional and amateur athletes in all levels of sport including: NHL (training camps), CFL, NFL, NBA, Ironman, PGA, MMA, Team Canada athletes and Para-athletes. In 2019 Andrea provided massage therapy for Cirque du Soleil athletes at their Ottawa venue.
A new direction for Andrea is massage therapy for Vetrans, assault and trauma survivors, amputees, special needs/non-verbal clients, and those suffering with the physical manifestations of depression, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. Andrea’s treatment room is accessible with a fully adjustable electric table.
Andrea is a passionate advocate for her clients, facilitating their healing, recovery, rehabilitation, and therapeutic success.
See Andrea for...
- Sports massage, rehabilitation and game prep, and recovery
- Chronic pain treatment, hip/pelvis pain, therapeutic and deep tissue massage
- Scar treatment, post-trauma massage, physical support for mental health discomfort.
Shannon Matuska, RMT
Shannon has been an RMT since 2019. She brings years of movement and dance experience with her, improving her client’s breathwork, posture, muscle activation, and balance. In treatment she focuses on a broad range of skills, from back/shoulder/neck pain, pregnancy massage, scar therapy, and therapeutic massage, for all age ranges from young children through to elderly clients.
In the future, Shannon is excited to bring her clients specialized treatment for TMJ disorder, visceral manipulation, and Myofascial release.
Shannon brings compassion, care, and creativity to her massage therapy practice.
See Shannon for...
- Therapeutic Wellness Massage
- Upper Body Pain/Discomfort
- Children’s Massage
Sebastien Vachon-Gravel, RMT
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 prenatal. 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.
SHAWN WILLIS, RMT
Shawn has always had an interest in the sciences and human body; he completed his studies at Algonquin College in 2017 and obtained his RMT certification in the spring of 2019. During treatment, Shawn aims to increase quality, function and wellbeing of the body, while reducing pain and muscular limitations through the use of manual techniques, ranging from light to deep pressure depending on the client’s needs, and personalized homecare programs.
Shawn has a wide variety of clinical experience from working with prenatal clients, university level athletes, those with chronic illnesses, headache/migraine pain, and much more.
Shawn grew up playing sports, including football, wrestling, track and field and martial arts. Outside of massage therapy, Shawn enjoys leading an active lifestyle, and is hopeful to get back into playing sports in the future.