Massage Therapy: Restorative and preventive healthcare for all ages
As we have become more aware of alternative approaches to traditional healthcare, our understanding and appreciation of the complex world of massage therapy has grown exponentially. Traditional relaxation and therapeutic massages have long been recognized for their health benefits but today’s therapist has a wider range of techniques available to restore health and prevent illness by treating an ever-expanding array of problems and conditions.
Below you will find a list of several traditional and newer therapies we offer and the conditions they can treat. As well there are links to the biographies of our professionally trained and accredited team of Bellesmere therapists. Whatever your health concerns, your therapist can provide a treatment plan specific to your needs.
Bellesmere Massage Therapy encourages you to schedule a teen massage at our clinic in Scarborough, Ontario to help your teenager restore proper balance to their body.
We are eager to introduce you to the many benefits of massage after giving birth and help you make a full recovery from the birthing process.
Hot stone massage combines traditional massage techniques with the application of special flat heated stones at key points of the body.
During labour, massage can both help relax the mother and aid in stimulating contractions. After delivery, massage can help the mother recover faster and even aid with symptoms of postpartum depression.
Some clients find that their bodies respond better to deeper tissue treatments which target muscles and structures at deeper layers of the body.
Designed to alleviate a specific ache, pain or condition through the use of multiple soft tissue techniques to reduce swelling, relieve muscle tension and improve circulation.
A relaxation massage delivered by a trained therapist targets all parts of the body and offers a host of health benefits beyond relaxation.
Child massage therapy can help children and teens deal better with the physical and mental stresses of growing up, boosting their immune system and instilling healthy sleeping patterns.
The calming influence of gentle massage reduces stress hormones and can soothe colicky and fussy babies and aid with digestive problems and constipation.
Whether it's a specific problem area or just general "wear and tear", massage should be an integral part of every senior's healthcare strategy.
Janice combines her massage therapy experience with her education in structural integration and visceral manipulation to provide treatments for her clients.
Rod's specialty and area of expertise is structural integration, using the KMI method.
Alok is a Manual Osteopath and a Registered Kinesiologist (McMaster University). He specializes in assessing the root cause of an issue to resolve chronic pain.
A 2011 graduate of Sutherland Chan, Michelle has specializes in rehabilitating injuries and accidents, with a special interest in breast health.
Chanté specializes in prenatal massage; including those deemed high risk. Other specialization areas include Central Nervous System conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy.
Jaqueline is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She combines her knowledge of TCM with her practice of Acupuncture and Cupping to provide a holistic approach to total body health and balanced energy for her clients.
Candice is a graduate of the Centennial College Massage Therapy program. She combines restorative myofascial release and joint mobility techniques with preventative stretching to help resolve injuries and relieve pain and stress.
David is a graduate of the Centennial College Massage Therapy program. As an avid sports enthusiast, he is deeply committed to helping his clients achieve optimal, pain-free performance in daily life through preventative and restorative practices.
Rosemonde (Rosie) graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and joined the Bellesmere Massage team in 2018.
Grace So is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexology Therapist, Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Angelic Reiki Master and Advanced Somato-Respiratory Integration Practitioner & Educator on the 12 Stages of Healing, as well as certified in over 25 health & wellness modalities.
A graduate of Centennial College's Massage Therapy program, Sally first fell in love with Massage Therapy while studying Kinesiology at York University. She applied to the Massage Therapy Program, seeking to combine her love of human kinetics and caring for others.
A graduate of the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, Janet brings to the clinic a variety of Swedish advanced techniques, including fascial release, joint mobilizations, trigger point therapy and stretching to release restrictions and reduce myofascial pain.