Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Our talented RMT’s are here to create your own custom massage treatment. Ottawa men and women who come for regular sessions enjoy a permanent ‘post-massage’ feeling. Your mind: at ease. Your body: relaxed. Ready and prepared, even during times of physical and mental stress.

Our registered massage therapists employ the highest levels of professionalism and a personalized approach to ensure our clients fully enjoy their massage experience at our Ottawa clinic, reaping the many rewards that massage has to offer.

First time? In a 60 minute massage therapy treatment we can focus on your individual needs as well as give you a taste of pure relaxation. Unlike other clinics, we provide custom music in each room so our clients can enjoy a more pleasant experience.

Based off Swedish techniques, Phelona Therapies offers 8 different massages types to choose from.

Techniques

Swedish Techniques
All types of massage provided are based on Swedish methods. This may include those looking for anything from relaxation, trigger point therapy and deep tissue work. Our therapists will combine the appropriate techniques, for your best results, based on your desired outcomes.
Sports Massage
Achieve your peak level of performance. From weekend warriors to elite professional athletes. Pre and post competitions as well as maintenance, recovery and injury prevention. Do you have an event or competition coming up? Off-site RMT’s are available upon request!
Lymphatic Drainage
Directed towards those who are post-surgery or who have had inflammation or swelling due to a variety of causes. Lymphatic systems carry waste products away from muscle tissues and back to the heart to be filtered.
Myofascial
Myofascial techniques are used to address the outermost layer of the body, where the skin attaches to muscle tissue. This area can become adhesive and restrict movement of joints and underlying tissues. Fascial restrictions can cause joints and bones to not have proper movement. Once released proper mobility can be achieved. This is also a great treatment for those looking for cellulite reduction.
TMJ
Temporomandibular joint massage treating tissues of the jaw both internally and externally. Special techniques are applied to the jaw to achieve normal function. Proven to help those who wear a mouthguard to sleep, experience clicking or popping in the jaw, lockjaw, or those who grind their teeth.
Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal and postnatal massage for women, at any stage of your pregnancy. We guarantee we can provide some relief from the changes your body has been going through. Each stage is treated a little differently and we offer special pillowing for your maximum comfort. Don’t forget, your baby will benefit also!
Infant Massage
Infant massage is provided at any age. Treatment length is 30mins and a parent is required to be present during the session. We focus on educating the parents on how to best provide massage for their baby at home. Infant massage is great to relieve colic, enhance immune system, aid with teething pains, digestion problems (gas, constipation, etc.), improve circulation, growing pains, sinus congestion, decrease hyper-productivity and of course is great baby bonding.
Hot Stone
For anyone looking for a deep relaxation using heated stones. Stones are placed in key points on various parts of the body and used as tools to help achieve an even deeper state of relaxation. They can be added to any treatment if notified in advance for an additional $15.

FAQ'S

What should I wear?

During your massage you are welcome to dress down to your own comfort level. It is completely up to the client. Only the areas being treated will be undraped one area at a time with proper draping techniques.

Does Massage Therapy hurt?

The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped or altered at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable. If it is too much or too little, don’t hesitate to let us know! Our therapists will also check in to see how you are enjoying the pressure.

Can I exercise after a massage?

Unless you have received a specific sports massage, we do not typically recommend you exercise for a few hours after your treatment. This is so the tissues have time to settle and muscles have time to adjust to their new lengths.

Why do I need to drink water after a massage?

We always recommend you drink plenty of water post massage so your body can flush out the toxins we worked towards removing. It will also help to relieve you of “massage brain” and bring your energy and focus back up. Keeping your tissues hydrated is key to for your body’s optimal function.

What does it mean to be an RMT or Registered Massage Therapist?

In most provinces including Ontario, you must be fully licensed and registered to professionally practice. All of our therapists are Registered and can provide insurance receipts. Schooling is 2 (intensive) – 3 years in length and therapists are required to pass provincial exams prior to working.

Is Massage Therapy covered by insurance plans?

Yes, Massage Therapy is covered by most insurance plans. All of our therapists are Registered and can provide the proper receipt.