MASSAGE THERAPY & YOGA STUDIO
About Jennifer Balfour
Jen Balfour graduated with honours distinction from Kine Concept in 2007.
In her 11 years as an RMT, Jennifer has expanded her modality base through her continued education. Craniosacral Therapy is one of the many special modalities Jennifer offers. Craniosacral Therapy can be incorporated into Swedish massage, combined with other modalities, or be a treatment on its own. It helps decrease tension and pain in the body while rebalancing the flow of fluid that surrounds our brain and spinal cord.
Jen is also trained in cupping therapy, prenatal massage, Reiki, myofascial release techniques and trigger point therapy.
Jen has worked in medical spas, chiropractic clinics and massage clinics.
Recently relocated to Kanata, she is thrilled to be joining the team at Therapeutic Effects and looks forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals!
About Shannon Douglas
Shannon Douglas has been a registered massage therapist since 2001. In the last 16 years she has practiced in multidisciplinary settings such as physiotherapy clinics, massage therapy clinics & spas.
Shannon's massages combine the enjoyable & effective elements of Swedish massage, incorporating deep tissue massage, trigger point release, myofascial stretching, and lymphatic drainage techniques.
Shannon works with the body as a whole, yet tailors her treatments to provide optimal effects & relief for each client. Her drive for continued education shows in the various modalities she offers her clients such as prenatal massage, Hot Stone massage and Indie Head massage.
As a mom of 3 girls, Shannon understands the time people and parents need to take care of themselves so they can support their friends and families, which is why Shannon is so attentive in her treatments.
About Valéria dos Santos Costa
Valéria has a degree in Business Accounting. She moved to Ottawa five years ago from São Paulo, Brazil. There, she was a successful financial manager. Notwithstanding her success in banking, Valéria sensed she wasn't on the right professional path; she was drawn to health care. Shortly after moving to Ottawa, she booked her first massage therapy treatment. That's when she knew what she was meant to do. Valéria completed the massage therapy program at The International Academy of Massage and is now a Registered Massage Therapist.
Valéria carefully considers the needs of each client and designs unique treatments that blend together Swedish massage, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretching, manual lymph drainage and joint-play. She is passionate about helping her clients restore pain-free range of motion, reduce muscle soreness, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, and increase relaxation.
About Carol Wooster
From a young age, Carol knew that massage therapy was her calling in life. She graduated with honours from Everst College in 2012 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Always mindful of the unique needs of each client, Carol endeavours to restore equilibrium and wellness. Her modalities include deep tissue massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. She also specializes in Reiki, acupressure, and Indie head massage.
With her genuine, honest and open personality, Carol strives to ensure clients are at ease and that their health and wellbeing are her priority during treatments and between them - Carol designs unique remedial exercises and treatment plans for each client.
About Karen Wilson
Karen Wilson was a licensed Physiotherapist and practiced in Germany for 11 years before moving to Canada. After eventually settling in Ottawa, she graduated with honours from Algonquin College re-certifying as a massage therapist then passing her board exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and registered as a RMT in 2012.
Her practice of massage therapy focuses on providing a holistic, energetic and intuitive experience by listening to the body and engaging with intention. With her background as a physiotherapist, she is familiar with a wide range of body conditions and appropriate approaches to achieve the optimum environment for and with the body to achieve wellness.
With Karen's work experiences spanning sport physiotherapy, neurological impairments, injuries and recovery (including practicing in multi-disciplinary setting), she has also worked for 3 years in a Spa environment with an expanded focus on Relaxation, Hot Stone Massages and Pregnancy Massages.
Karen’s ongoing personal and professional development includes Trigger Point Treatments, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massages, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Hot Stem Massage, Swedish Massage and energy work.
Her positive and joyful lifestyle are part of the bodywork she shares in helping clients on their journey of wellbeing.
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About Erin Watt
Erin Watt graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in biopharmaceutical science before pursuing massage therapy. After graduating from the CDI College intensive massage therapy program with honours, Erin passed her board exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and registered as a massage therapist in January 2008. She was also a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) when she worked in tandem with chiropractors in Brisbane, Australia.
Erin’s continuing education in her field brings a variety of treatment choices through massage modalities such as hot stone therapy and Thai massage. Erin’s training includes Swedish, sports, pregnancy and deep tissue massage as well as lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, fascial release and yoga. Furthermore, the holistic approach she embraces in her profession has enabled her to work in unique environments such as chiropractic clinics and spas.
Her clients are encouraged to achieve a sense of well-being by leading a proactive, healthy lifestyle including regular massages.
About Therapeutic Effects
Massage helps relieve pain, decrease swelling, increase circulation, decrease muscle tightness, increase joint range of motion, promote relaxation and increase an overall sense of well being. At Therapeutic Effects, our treatment of soft tissue dysfunction is based on a holistic approach. Although treatments are focused primarily on your areas of discomfort, we aim to seek and treat the source of discomfort. Restoring your health and well being to ideal health conditions through customized remedial exercises and massages is our practice; your health can improve with rehabilitative and maintenance massage treatments. We use top quality oils and lotions to nourish your skin and provide you with the most pleasant massage experience possible.
At Therapeutic Effects, we incorporate various resources to make your massage the most enjoyable. Aromatherapy, essential oils, beeswax candles and Himalayan salt lamps are a few of the added touches you can find regularly used in our clinic.
We look forward to treating you soon!