Amanda Tarr, RMT (2200 hours) Accepts new clients
Amanda is an associate registered massage therapist at IMT. She is a graduate of the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy and has post secondary education with the College of Kinesiology at the University of Regina. She is a Certified LENSEN™ Therapist and has further training under Erik Dolton, Ph.D, and Tom Myers. She specializes in orthopedic and pre-natal massage but is available for all forms of treatment. Amanda's quest for pursuing further knowledge and skill brings a unique perspective to her massage therapy practice.
Michelle Smith, BScKin, CEP, RMT (2200 hours) Not accepting new clients.
With over 15 years experience in orthopedics, chronic disease management, high performance athletic training and personal training, Michelle brings a unique perspective to massage therapy. Michelle has her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, is a CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Level-2 Professional, Medical Exercise Specialist and a Certified LENSEN™ Therapist as well as being a Registered Massage Therapist. Michelle specializes in post operative orthopedics and high performance athlete care but is available for all forms of treatment. She believes in applying holistic health principles to support each client and uses a scientific and compassionate approach with each assessment and treatment.
Massage Therapy refers to a comprehensive health management strategy focusing on the application of various techniques to positively affect the soft tissues and joints of the body. Massage is as an important therapy that complements medical treatment. Massage can decrease pain, improve range of motion, improve mood, aid in the circulation of blood and lymph flow, reduce muscle and joint soreness, and improve sleep.
LENSEN™ Advanced Manual Osteopathic Assessment and Correction: LENSEN™ is an Advanced Therapeutic technique that is a combination of the best modalities found in Manual Osteopathic technique and massage therapy. It effectively and painlessly realigns joints, bones and tissue to restore normal, pain free range of motion. It provides the professional massage therapist with the tools required to effectively assess and correct body dysfunction. The treatment can consist of many different techniques (modalities). They will be adapted for your needs and condition.
Deep Tissue Massage: Area specific treatment using combined techniques such as trigger point therapy, fascia release, stretching and other methods to alleviate chronic muscle tension.
Abdominal and Visceral Massage: Massage of the abdominal cavity and organs to help relieve abdominal and back pain, improve digestive function and help free abdominal cavity adhesions and strain patterns. (Offered by Michelle only)
Massage Cupping Therapy: Cupping is an ancient Chinese Medicine practice in which glass cups are suctioned onto the skin through negative pressure. The suction and negative pressure stimulates the lymphatic system to drain excessive fluid and toxins, pull fresh blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin, loosens adhesions and stubborn knots in the muscle and myofascial tissue and stimulates the nervous system. Cupping can be done anywhere on the body suction can be achieved and works well for relieving pain disorders of the shoulders, neck, hips and back. (Offered by Michelle and Ally only)
RAPID Adhesion Release: a soft tissue, movement based massage technique that addresses the central nervous systems role in releasing tension and restrictions within muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Fascia Release: Soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle pain and restrictions. The goal is to relax muscles, improve blood and lymph circulation and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Pre Natal Massage: Safe for all stages of pregnancy.
Relaxation Massage: Swedish massage techniques are used to support relaxation of the muscles and unwinding of the nervous system.
**All services are available anytime, at no extra cost, when you book for massage. Your therapist will work with you to determine the best treatment possible for your needs.**