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Analuisa Rodriguez

She/Her

RMT

(Massage Maniac)

Analuisa knows how distracting sore muscles can be, and how long they can stay that way, without proper attention. With your help, Analuisa strives to deliver a customized treatment for your needs, as well as recommend stretches and exercises to compliment, and prolong the relief gained in her treatments. Analuisa has been an RMT since 2015 and is comfortable treating a variety of issues and clients. Working together to find the right fit for you, is what Analuisa is all about.

Bao Phan

He/Him

RMT

(Incognito Sports Fan)

Treatment of muscular and neurological dysfunction. Dealing with issues from the top of your head (migraines,head aches) to the tip of your hands (tendonitis, carpal tunnel) all the way to the bottom of your feet (plantar fasciitis) and everything in between. Available Monday-Friday

Bharati Sharma

She/Her

RMT

(Loves to Lift)

Bharati is passionate about providing a patient- centered care, where the patient’s goals and expectations are a top priority. She values the importance of establishing an accurate clinical impression, and makes sure that the treatment plan helps to resolve the problem. Bharati completed her Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy with honors from Centennial college, Toronto in 2022. She values continuing her education and adding new skills to her skill set. During the treatment sessions, she assures that her patient is comfortable and wants them to know that they can express their requirements at any time. Her treatments are mostly followed by a reassessment and she provides her patients with a home-care program, that may include ergonomic care, strengthening and stretching exercises. Bharati’s favorite leisure activities are biking and going for walks. She derives great pleasure from volunteering at Animal shelters. Bharati can provide a variety of treatments including: • TMJ dysfunction • IASTM (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) • PNF stretching • Scar tissue mobilizations • Relaxation massage • Joint mobilizations (Z) • Remedial exercise • Patient education

Brianna Verhey

She/Her

RMT

(Sports Warrior)

Brianna has been working as an RMT with Absolute Massage Thearpy for the past year. Brianna graduated from the three-year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in 2016. She also has four years of experience as a physiotherapy assistant and appreciates every opportunity to help clients overcome many different types of injuries and obstacles. Her goal as an RMT is to apply the knowledge that she has acquired to help people feel better. She has always been a very active person enjoying extreme sports such as dirt-biking, kickboxing, water skiing, wake boarding and snowboarding. Unfortunately, these types of activities inevitably lead to injuries, but is in her own experiences as a client where she gained more of an understanding of a client’s needs and understands the everyday emotional upsets that come from injuries. She has been helped significantly through the hands of an RMT and is extremely passionate and thankful to have the opportunity to give back. Brianna offers: deep tissue massage, taping, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) work, Swedish massage, therapeutic exercises, joint mobilizations, and sports massage. She has treated and embraced clients of all ages with different needs and challenges. She is dedicated to providing a safe, confidential environment with a client-centered approach. Brianna works days, evenings and weekends to accommodate your schedule.

Elizabeth Cerroni

She/Her

RMT

(Trail Blazer)

Elizabeth first experienced Massage Therapy by taking a course to massage horses; seeing the benefits it provided for them inspired her to take the course for people. Lizzie strives to help her clients meet their goals whether its common desk workers issues, sports injuries, or dealing with every day stress & wellness. When not at the clinic she can be found outside hiking, camping, and competing with her German Shepherd & Belgian Malinois in the sport of PSA. Elizabeth works at both the Kanata & Almonte clinics enjoying the wide range of clients each location has to offer. In her time as an RMT she has had extra training treating pregnant women and loves to work with them through each trimester.

Kimberley Howitt

She/Her

RMT

(Muscle Master)

Kimberley has been working as an RMT for 7 years. She graduated from Everest College in 2013. She is passionate about her work and has a strong background in road racing, powerlifting and crossfit. In her spare time she trains competitively with the Ottawa Lions Masters team. She has lots of experience with sports injuries, prevention and recovery as well as deep tissue massage to relaxation. She looks forward to treating you.

Cheryl Wallingford

She/Her

RMT

(Gamer Girl)

Cheryl graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Algonquin College with honours in the spring of 2019. She is passionate about making her clients’ massage experience as positive and beneficial as possible. She loves to work with the back, neck, and shoulders, and has taken a special interest in TMJ, scar, pregnancy, and post-partum massage. She is also a brand new RPN who hopes to work part-time in post-partum care or pediatrics. When not working, she can be found at her gaming PC, on the ball diamond playing softball, or curled up on the couch working on her latest cross stitch project.

Jasmine Poaps

She/Her

RMT

(Closet Geek)

* Not Accepting New Clients at the Present Time .* Jasmine graduated from Algonquin College in 2006 and joined the Absolute Massage Therapy team in 2008. She had wanted to become a massage therapist from a young age and believes strongly in following your dreams. Jasmine will always greet you with a smile and tailor her treatments in order to meet your massage specific goals and get you feeling results! Her diverse client base ranges from athletes, expectant mothers, children and seniors, to working professionals from all over the city. Jasmine specializes in Ashiatsu Massage Therapy, therapeutic deep tissue, chronic pain, relaxation, and prenatal treatments.

Kirsten Wood

She/Her

RMT

(Dancing Queen)

Kirsten Wood is a graduate of massage therapy from Algonquin College and registered with the CMTO. She also has a strong background in dance, fitness training, powerlifting, kickboxing, and MMA. Kirsten has a passion for achieving the maximum potential of the body and guiding its process to optimal health and wellness.

Marissa Bouleau

She/Her

RMT

(Gym Goer)

Marisa is a well-rounded RMT with over 8 years of experience, graduating from Everest college in 2008. She has worked two Ottawa Senator’s training camps on various sports injuries and injury prevention. She has experience working with the disabled, children and pregnant women, as well as those with office-related muscular issues. Marissa is comfortable doing deep tissue massage but can also do relaxation massage upon request. She works days, evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy lifestyle.

Marsha Masseau

She/Her

RMT

(Paint Slinger)

Now offering Therapeutic Ashiatsu Massage! Marsha has been practicing Holistic and Therapeutic Massage since 2000 after graduating from Massage Therapy at Algonquin College. She has extensive experience with head, neck & jaw issues, treatment to help runners prepare for events or recover from training, releasing lower back muscles, releasing trigger points, wellness & relaxation, and Aromatherapy for those wanting to de-stress or treat themselves. In her spare time, Marsha likes to walk, run, camp and hike. She loves to meet local artists, see their art, and make some of her own.

Nick Gent

He/Him

RMT

(Crazy for Comedy)

I am a body mechanic! For the past six years, I was a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. I love learning how and why the body moves and or doesn’t move. After multiple sport-related injuries, I quickly learned that treatment doesn’t stop when you get off the table. That being said, my goal is to provide the care you need, educate along the process and provide you with homecare and external modalities to complement treatment and provide accountability. The areas I focus on are trigger points, due to their contribution to a lot of the aches and pains we experience on a daily basis, fascia work from top to bottom, as well as frictions, joint mobilization, myofascial release, PNF, Swedish techniques, and home modalities such stretching, strengthening exercises, and hydrotherapy.

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