Melanie Wheaton

graduated with honours from ICT Northumberland College in 2001, and has been a registered MTANS member in good standing for 10 years. With a keen interest in physiology and holistic care, she has continued her education in the areas of Advanced Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy and most recently Melanie was certified in CranioSacral Therapy (Level I: Upledger Institute). She plans to make this effective and gentle therapy a focal part of her education in the coming years.

Melanie believes strongly in treating each client as an individual, and understanding where they are on the road to their best health. Her intention is to customize every treatment, pairing comfort with a corrective approach while looking for the root cause of any problem. Whether a client is looking for quiet stress relief, specific recovery from injury or help with a chronic condition, Melanie is committed to providing the most effective, integrated care. Education and self-care is also key to client success, so she will offer guidance on stretching, body awareness and protocols for injury recovery and prevention.

Melanie is thrilled to be marking her 10th year of practice by establishing her own business. She has enjoyed many years in shared practice (formerly of Total Kneads Massage Therapy) and has worked with a clientele of all backgrounds and health goals. Melanie credits much of her passion to her clients; it is the client's experience that has shaped her understanding of balanced health and recovery. In 2009, these valued clients honoured her as a 'runner up' in the Coast's annual "Best Of" survey. She embraces the learning process and attributes her holistic approach to a number of inspiring courses: Self Care Yoga, Mental Health First Aid, "Coping with Grief", Reiki (I), Aromatherapy, and Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy.

She practices her own balance and self care with plenty of time in the great outdoors, time with her big red dog, yoga and travel.

She welcomes new clients, as well as those returning and is excited to offer a soothing environment with continued expertise and care.


Registered Massage Therapy:

Massage Therapy treats the soft tissues of the body (muscle, skin, joint, connective and vascular tissues), is commonly used to improve circulation and immune function, reduce bio-mechanical restrictions, and promote a state of well being.

It is an ancient practice, a partner to many complimentary therapies, and a healing touch for people of all ages and states of health.

Many clients use therapeutic massage as an effective part of a preventative care plan. Treatment can aid in stress management, post-sport recovery and performance enhancement. Whether you're in need of care for injury or illness, hobbies or habits, surgery, stress or sport... Melanie can create a plan that is just yours.

Massage Therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions (but not limited to): stress, headache, TMD (jaw pain), whiplash, muscle spasm, ligament sprain, tendonitis, repetitive strain, postural / spinal dysfunction, sport injury, arthritis, sciatica, ITBand, hip pain, post surgical adhesion, nerve impingement, plantar fasciitis.

What you can expect:

A positive client experience is the goal of every Massage Therapy session. It is your treatment, your comfort is paramount and your goals are important. Recover, recharge and reconnect.

Are you looking for a peaceful escape from the noise of a busy day or a challenging time? Or are you in need of quiet meditation to recharge your energy and focus? Perhaps you respond to the specific deep work of elbows and thumbs to release stubborn soft tissue restrictions. Maybe you prefer to share insight and experience to reconnect with the body's healing potential? Whatever your goal, whatever the day, there is a treatment that is ideal for you.

Treatment plans include:

  • Health history review (first visit)
  • Brief intake to address any current health issues
    (subsequent visits)
  • Assessment and instruction
  • Massage techniques
  • Exercise and / or self care

Rates:

  • 75 minute treatment: $100
  • 60 minute treatment: $85
  • 45 minute treatment: $70
  • 30 minute treatment: $50

Gift Certificates available
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Please note a 24 hour cancellation
policy is in place.

Are you part of a group that might benefit from an information session on wellness or introduction to massage? Ask Melanie for more information.