Meet Our Massage Therapists
Melody GET A REDUCED RATE FOR YOUR MASSAGE CLICK "READ MORE" FOR THE DETAILS Melody is a 2nd year massage therapy student who is presently gaining work experience with us here at Indulgence Therapeutic Massage. While clients will not be able to use benefits for her services - to offset that, Indulgence is pleased to offer our clients a significant reduction in the cost of a massage with Melody. This will be of particular interest to our clients who may have used up all of their massage benefits or who are close to doing so. It is a great benefit to Melody as she will gain invaluable professional experience. A "Win/Win" for everyone!
Anum Anum offers the following services, couples massage; cupping; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; myofascial massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. One of her favourite approaches is to combine stretching with the relaxation massage. One of her goals for future career development is to complete a training course in Thai massage. She describes her perfect work day as one where she can surround her clients with positive, calm, loving, healing energy and to address their concerns as best she can in the time allotted. Her chosen profession provides Anum with daily opportunities to help people improve how they feel physically and mentally, which she feels is one of the desirable rewards of her profession. Anum believes that a massage therapist should be passionate about their career, and exercise both empathy and compassion. Recommendations to clients from Anum include discussion on the importance of good posture while sitting and standing, and drinking plenty of water after massage treatments. Additionally, let your RMT know during the treatment if they would like more or less pressure applied. Finally, she advises that positive benefits of massage therapy can be experienced more consistently with regularly scheduled treatments. Anum values the benefits of massage therapy for herself and goes for massage treatments twice per month and especially enjoys the relaxation element both mentally and physically.
Cassandra Cassie offers a blending of both therapeutic and relaxation massage techniques as well as trigger point release. You can see Cassie for this full range of services, couples massage; cupping treatments; deep tissue massage; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; myofascial massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage; sport massage and therapeutic massage. In the future, she would like to add to her career skill set by taking training in reflexology. Cassie chose massage therapy as a career after first being a client on the receiving side of massage treatment. She recognized that receiving massage therapy made her feel better, and made a positive impact on her overall well-being. Cassie’s experiences as a recipient of massage therapy, led her to realize that she wanted to provide the same kind of care to others. Cassie recommendations to clients includes, telling your therapist if you need more or less pressure during treatments. A good therapist will welcome the feedback and always wants the client to benefit from and enjoy their treatment. “It is important to listen to my clients and to adapt my technique to the needs of each individual.” She also recommends that for maximum benefits, it is a good idea to adopt a regular schedule for treatments, for example once or twice per month. Finally, Cassie reminds her clients to remember to breathe during treatments, as it will help the mind and muscles to relax. Cassie likes to be busy and describes her perfect workday as fully booked without breaks. Of course, Cassie still makes certain to schedule time to receive her own massage therapy treatments from her massage therapist.
Claudia Claudia provides all types of massage therapy and has additional certification for TMJ muscle pain treatment and additional training in Oncology Massage Therapy. Schedule an appointment with Claudia for any of the following in this full range of services, couples massage; cupping; deep tissue massage; hot stone massage; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; myofascial massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage; sport massage; therapeutic massage and TMJ treatments. Claudia comes to her career as a massage therapist, because of the very positive experience of a close family member. After a family member had to have several surgeries, they found that massage therapy treatments were able to provide a significant help with the healing process. Having a very personal experience witnessing the effectiveness of massage therapy provided Claudia with a strong motivation to become a professional massage therapist. Claudia knows firsthand how beneficial massage therapy is and she advises clients to make it a regularly scheduled part of their personal health care plan. She says that, “consistent follow up appointments are a key to ongoing wellness.” Claudia also promotes the importance of what the client can do at home to support the massage therapy, warmup exercises, and gentle stretching as a stand-alone practice or as the precursor to another fitness or sport activity. Find something that works for you and get professional guidance as needed. Claudia treats every client as unique and based upon individual issues, she likes to provide options for treatment techniques that suit each client’s specific needs. Getting regular massages applies to her, as well as to her clients and Claudia’s favourite, is a foot massage with a foot scrub and a foot stone massage. Claudia has completed additional training in Oncology Massage Therapy as provided by the Network of Professional Massage Therapists of Quebec. This training focuses on massage therapy specialty care that is adapted to the specific needs of people who are dealing with cancer.
Jalene Jalene uses multiple massage therapy techniques and offers the following range of services, couples massage; cupping; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. As an athlete, Jalene has an interest in sports massage techniques and is also interested in expanding her knowledge and skills with advanced training for TMJD and other jaw problems. Jalene chose her career as a massage therapist because she is interested in health, healing and helping people. She loves to see the before and after changes in her clients after one or more treatments. “It is very rewarding to be able to make a difference in someone’s health, well being and quality of life”. Jalene shows up to her clients with a calm energy and a readiness to give her 100 percent best effort. One of her areas of focus in working with her clients is to choose the most beneficial techniques and approach, to create the most effective treatment plan that is tailored to each individuals needs. She also recognizes the importance of the mind/body relationship and is mindful of how that connection can have a very strong influence on therapeutic massage treatments. Jalene’s advice to her clients: •Communication will help to achieve the best outcomes for treatment. Let your RMT know your likes and dislikes and if there are areas where you would like more attention. •Stay hydrated especially leading up to and after your treatment. •Allow your mind to be calm during treatment. A calm relaxed mind will help your muscles to relax. •If part of your treatment plan includes targeted deep tissue work, you may experience some soreness before feeling better. No cause for alarm in this type of scenario. Keep the lines of communication open during treatment if you would like more, or less pressure applied in any given area. When Jalene goes for her massage treatments (usually 2-4 times per month), one of her preferences is to include the hot stone package with the massage. She finds that the hot stone treatment brings a very comforting warmth, relaxation and calmness that lingers with her after the massage treatment is finished. She also especially appreciates some focussed massage treatment on her neck area and on her hands, because as she says, “a massage therapist’s hands are our most important tool”.
Jennifer Jennifer offers couples massage; cupping; hot stone massage; lymphatic drainage; mva treatments; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage; sport massage and therapeutic massage. Jennifer was attracted to a career as a massage therapist out of a desire to help people. She finds it very gratifying to provide relaxation and pain relief to her clients. One of the things that Jennifer would like people to know about massage therapy is that sometimes work activities and lifestyle habits contribute to body pain, and massage can certainly provide relief. If some habits or activities can be altered, it can be very helpful in the long term. For example, paying more attention to correct posture while sitting or standing can be very helpful to alleviate muscle tension. Jennifer offers the following advice to people who want to maximize the benefits of their massage therapy. Seek professional advice about a good warmup and stretching program that you can do daily. Over time, doing daily warmups/stretching, and getting regular massage treatments will have a noticeably positive impact on overall health and well-being.
Kaley Kaley specializes in, cupping; deep tissue massage; hot stone massage; lymphatic drainage; nerve flossing; pregnancy massage; relaxation massage; sports massage and therapeutic massage. Kaley comes to Indulgence Therapeutic Massage with 2 years of experience and a great attitude! Welcome Kaley!
Merle Merle is happy to offer a variety of treatments including, cupping; deep tissue massage; lymphatic drainage; mva treatments; orthopedic massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage. Whichever type of massage technique, or combination of techniques that you need, Merle’s goal remains the same, that during treatment and post treatment you feel fortified in your body, mind and spirit. Like many of the best massage therapists, Merle cares about helping people. Some of the benefits of a good massage treatment is that people experience calmness, relaxation and rejuvenation and this is the kind of experience that Merle intends for each client. Merle experienced the benefits of massage therapy in her own life, and this drew her to massage therapy as career. Her caring nature and desire to help people combined with her training at Makami College has prepared her for a fulfilling career in health care. She says that the art of asking good questions, patience and good listening skills are also an important part helping her clients. Merle feels that massage therapy is essential care that can help people in their daily lives regardless of the challenges that they face. If you make massage therapy a regular part of your self-care, you will feel good.
Naomi Naomi offers the following services, couples massage; cupping; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage; sport massage and therapeutic massage. Naomi understands that massage therapy helps on mental/emotional levels as well as on the physical level and this is one of the reasons that she finds her profession very rewarding. Her perfect workday is filled with happy clients who feel improvement, with less pain and more mobility after their treatment. Naomi offers this important counsel to clients, not every pain may be permanently erased in one treatment; rather, it could take several treatments plus ongoing maintenance, especially if the causes of the stress, pain, and tension are ongoing. She advises that massage therapy is a part of the solution and that a daily relaxation and stretching practice at home may be an important part of the process. Naomi encourages clients to communicate with their therapist about the treatment (in terms of likes/dislikes, pain, tension) and reminds them that "we are here to help". She uses a variety of techniques including trigger points while providing massage therapy in various styles including relaxation massage. A part of her professional development plan includes expanding her skill set into Thai massage.
Shawn offers a full range of therapeutic massage services including, couples, cupping, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, myofascial, MVA, post-natal, relaxation, sports, therapeutic, and TMJ treatments. He enjoys the tactile, 'hands-on' nature of therapeutic massage and the opportunity to help people. Shawn feels that a good RMT, in addition to excellent training and education should have empathy, good communication and problem solving skills along with a strong desire to help. He advises massage clients to communicate candidly with their therapist, so that they can be provided with the best possible experience and care. Some of Shawn’s areas of special focus is on ensuring a relaxing service in a relaxed environment and he has a special interest in addressing tension in the upper back, neck and shoulder area. What does Shawn enjoy about receiving a massage? Relaxation during the treatment and the “loose” feeling afterwards. Finally, Shawn suggests that because everyone is unique, he encourages clients to find an RMT that is right for them.
Yamilek Yamilek uses all the tools at her disposal for her conscientious client care. She offers a full range of services as follows, couples massage; cupping; deep tissue massage; hot stone massage; lymphatic drainage; mva massage; myofascial massage; post-natal massage; pre-natal massage; relaxation massage; sport massage, therapeutic massage and TMJ treatments. Yamilek has been able to record treatment success for her clients dealing with headaches, neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain due to pelvic imbalance, and quadratus lumborum tightness. Her clients seeking treatment for sciatic pain have noticed a reduction in pain levels after massage. She has also worked with clients to reduce scar tissue caused by muscle strains. Yamilek also helps runners who are experiencing tight IT bands. Neuromuscular therapy is one technique that Yamilek uses, and her clients benefit from it noticeably. In addition to her current training in multiple massage techniques, she is interested in ongoing professional development and training in the future. She cultivates and puts into practice the qualities of patience, empathy, effective communication and listening skills; and she values and encourages feedback from her clients. It is important to her that her clients let her know if anything feels tender or uncomfortable; and/or if they would like lighter or firmer pressure. Yamilek would like her clients to know that massage does not have to hurt in order to provide beneficial results. She states for clarity, “there is an enormous difference between pain being inflicted and pain being released”. She advocates that, scheduling treatment every 3-4 weeks is a healthful habit, because regular massage is good for maintenance of the body, prevents injury and reduces stress and headaches. Yamilek is motivated by a strong desire to help her clients by alleviating their pain, stress and discomfort. Seeing their smiles when they notice that the pain has been eliminated or reduced, is gratifying and contributes to a fulfilling workday. What does Yamilek say about receiving a massage? “Afterwards, I feel like myself again”. 😊