Wellness

Registered Massage Therapy

Massages with our talented Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are a peaceful and practical blend of targeted and relaxing bodywork. All RMT treatments include an assessment and receipts for insurance purposes.

Deep Tissue/Swedish Massage

A highly therapeutic massage that works on the deeper layers of tension. Combined with Swedish techniques, focused massage is applied to deeper muscle and connective tissue to relieve chronic pain. Ideal for those who have specific concerns, high stress levels, athletes, easing stress and tension and improving sleep.

Pregnancy Massage

Specialized body positioning techniques will ensure maximum comfort. Pregnancy massage is used to improve circulation, and alleviate backaches, legs cramps, and swelling that often accompany pregnancy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Manual lymphatic drainage massage consists of long, gentle, rhythmic strokes and a pumping motion in the direction of the lymph nodes.  This type of massage is helpful for concerns with water retention, lethargy, digestive issues, swelling in the body and aids in the recovery from surgery. 

Treatments with additional services

Cupping Massage

A technique where the therapist applies suction cups to the skin which draws up the underlying tissues, blood and lymphatic fluid. It has been found to affect the body up to 4 inches into the tissues. This allows space for freshly oxygenated blood to rush into the layers below, relieving adhesions and metabolic stagnation. It can have lasting effects on deep tissues, fascial restrictions, the movement of fluids, and in increasing ranges of motion.

Hot Stone Massage

A deeply relaxing full-body massage treatment using heated basalt stones. The hot stones release muscle tension while a blend of oils melts away stress and relax the tightest of muscles.

Reiki Massage

Registered Massage Therapy treatment incorporating Reiki, a form of healing that looks to replenish and rebalance the body, mind and spirit. After a session, most folks feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. Other benefits from Reiki range from an improved feeling of wellbeing, lessening of pain or symptoms and improved mood.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has been practiced for over 1,000 years and is a relaxing treatment that promotes a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquility. Suitable for all ages. This 60 minute treatment can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, disturbed sleep, eyestrain headaches and neck, back and shoulder pain.

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is a holistic full body therapeutic treatment that combines yogic stretching, acupressure and traditional massage. Thai Yoga Massage focuses on opening the body to release tension, to aid healing and promote relaxation. Using rhythmic pressure on meridian pressure points, and facilitated stretching and joint manipulation, tension can be released and the energy can be restored to its natural flow.

wellness ottawa

Achieving optimum wellness is as important to your daily routine as your practice of yoga. Bodywork, private classes, and coaching can support your emotional and physical wellness.

Booking Appointments
Your appointment is not scheduled until you receive a confirmation via e-mail or telephone. We require 24 hours to confirm an online booking request. If you would like to book and confirm your appointment more quickly please call us 613-761-9642(YOGA).

Arriving
Please arrive on time for your appointment. You will be greeted at the front door by the Therapist for additional COVID screening.

Cancellation Policy
A minimum of 24 hours notice is required or full fee applies.

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine seeks to address the root cause of illness or disease, using a scientific approach which draws upon the healing powers of nature. Natural techniques and therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.

Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in integrative health care, and can be used in conjunction with conventional medical care. It is covered by most comprehensive health insurance plans.

THERAPEUTIC Treatments

Reflexology

A healing art based on the principle that there are reflex points on the hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. When pressure is put on these reflex points, it relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

AromaTouch Technique®

The AromaTouch Technique® is a therapeutic treatment that involves the client lying face down and a specific series of essential oils are applied to the spine, ears and feet.  This therapeutic treatment is helpful for stress management, immune support and reducing inflammation. It also helps to bring the body back to homeostasis.

Energy Healing Session

Customized healing sessions that include a variety of modalities: Reiki, Integrated Energy Technique, and Chakra Balancing.

Fees (RMT)

  • $92.92 + HST / 60 minutes = $105.00
  • $132.74 + HST/ 90 minutes = $150.00
  • $181.42 + HST / 120 minutes = $205.00
  • Cupping & Hot Stone Massage: $110.62 + HST / 60 minutes = $125.00
  • Cupping & Hot Stone Massage: $150.44 + HST / 90 minutes = $170.00
  • Reiki Massage, Indian Head Massage & Thai Yoga Massage: $101.77 + HST / 60 minutes = $115.00
  • Reiki Massage & Thai Yoga Massage: $141.59 + HST / 90 minutes = $160.00

Fees are effective 09 June 2020 and have increased due to the additional time for cleaning and supplies required as a result of COVID-19. For more information on Ontario’s RMT services and fees, click here.

Our wellness practitioners

Cat
Dr. Julie
Jennifer
Kim

Cat Doyle loves connecting with people and helping them to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. She has fused this knowledge with her own experience and has an interest in all health, healing and wellness modalities. A yoga teacher since 2011, Cat teaches classes, hosts retreats, leads teacher training and continues her own learning.

Cat is E-RYT 500 registered and has studied with many gifted teachers including Bernie Clark (Yin), Seane Corn (Vinyasa), Maria Garre (Ayurveda), Anodea Judith (Chakra) and Abrah Arneson (Reiki and Herbal Medicine). Her background is in science — she holds a BSc. in biology and psychology. Often anatomy and functional movement are incorporated into her classes. Cat offers clear, straightforward instructions with a dose of insight and playfulness.

In addition to yoga and wellness, Cat is enthusiastic about travelling — she’s been to over 35 countries, essential oils, reading, scuba diving and snowshoeing. She has two adorable ginger cats, Poppy and Wilfrid. Cat loves the magic of the yoga community and looks forward to connecting with you!

Dr. Julie Thorpe ND began practicing as a naturopathic doctor in 2003, following graduation from the 4 year post-degree program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Since then, she has assisted a diverse population in achieving their wellness goals, from managing the effects of life-limiting illnesses to simply fine-tuning healthy lifestyles. Using the naturopathic modalities of herbal medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle and nutritional counselling, Julie takes a whole person, individualized approach to each client’s health needs.

Jennifer is a Registered Massage Therapist and a holistic practitioner with over five years of experience as a western medical doctor in her home country of Venezuela. Her knowledge of the body’s anatomy and function, and what can disrupt its balance is broad.  She promotes practices that bring peace to the soul and joy to the spirit. She has being practicing Yoga since she was 15 years old and it is from this time that she found her interest in all forms of healing for the body, mind and the spirit.

She chose massage therapy to create a space and time for clients to listen to their own bodies. In her opinion, being mindful and present in our own healing process is a very valuable practice.  When we bring awareness to our own inner power we can make structural changes in the body and bring resilience to the mind.

She is kind and respectful of each person's process. She enjoys empowering people to find well being on their own path. Her treatments are grounded and connects the person on her table to themselves. The human body talks and is a wonderful and complex universe capable of healing itself if is giving what it needs.  Her latest training is in Ashiatsu, an ancient Japanese therapeutic art that is based on massaging with the therapist feet.  She is greatly inspired by her work, considering it a mean of joy and fulfillment.  Outside of work she enjoys outdoor activities like camping and hiking, connecting with nature, yoga, and salsa dancing.

Kim has over 25+ year experience as a Registered Massage Therapist. Her passion and knowledge for body work and different healing modalities is extensive.  Also, a Yoga Teacher, Kim enjoys weaving the benefits of yoga and meditation into her treatments.  Kim is skilled in massage treatments such as Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Thai Yoga Massage & more. Kim’s joyful and grounded presence combined with her personal attention to each individual’s physical and emotional needs keeps her very busy at PranaShanti.

Maggie
Matthew
Pam

From an early age Maggie was exposed to the healing benefits of reflexology. Her mother would practice reflexology and other healing techniques often and emphasized how everything in the body, mind and spirit was interconnected. This lay the foundation for an appreciation of the healing capabilities of one’s own body and also the ability to prevent aliments through proper nutrition, physical activity and self-care. A foundation that was made even stronger when the family moved to Germany, where the emphasis of the medical health system is on the cause and prevention of symptoms rather than only treating acute symptoms.

In university Maggie concentrated on Psychology and Pharmacology gaining a better comprehension of how we can manipulate are bodies and minds in both positive and negative ways. It also helped to illuminate the need for continued cooperation between all disciplines of health care.

A few years ago Maggie choose to explore her ability to assist people in releasing tension and stress and found that reflexology was her niche. For her working on the foundation of one’s body is a beautiful place to start ones continued journey to well-being, irrespective of whether one believes the human body is depicted in pressure points on the feet or not taking some time to breath and release tension is extraordinarily valuable.

For more than 15 years Matthew has been studying body mechanics and healing. He specializes in chronic pain; from old injuries or repetitive use.

He has a unique perspective on how the body heals derived from his own personal challenges in overcoming injuries sustained during his career in soccer and martial arts. This invaluable experience has shown him how to connect with your body and to provide the best help on your healing journey.

Matthew David Saleh’s Training
For many years Matthew has been learning and studying diverse healing modalities and perspectives from East to West.

These include Acupressure – similar to acupuncture, Swedish Massage, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF stretching), Myo-Fascial release and Fascial Restructuring.

He is a graduate of the International School of Massage Therapy and has additional training in Shiatsu and Fascial Restructuring Therapy. He is registered as a massage therapist in Ontario and Quebec.

Pam’s passion is to teach yoga with a balance of strengthening, stretching, and connecting with yourself. Linking each movement with breath, Pam transforms your practice to movement meditation. While maintaining that the breath is the only required pose, she focuses on anatomy and sequences her classes to a peak pose, allowing for a safe yet challenging progression in your personal practice. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200), has taught over 2000 hours of classes, and is certified in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Meditation, as well as specializing in other styles.

Pam is also a Reiki Master and Teacher, and the founder of Star Reiki. The three main principles of Star Reiki are Intention, Love (Energy), and Grounding, simplifying this powerful healing modality. She receives messages from Oneness from a sense of knowing, images, feelings, mediumship, and into to the psychic realms. Often discovering and healing the root cause of current ailments, deep releases and healing may be experienced into the present and future. While no two sessions can ever be the same, she taps into Oneness and always asks for the highest good for you!

She offers private Reiki sessions and certification courses and gives workshops combining Star Reiki and Yoga at PranaShanti.

Pam is grateful to be a loving wife and mother of two boys, and holds degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business. After working in high-tech for 8 years and transitioning to be a stay-at-home Mom for 6 years, she enjoys her third career and true purpose, teaching yoga and Star Reiki full-time since 2014, as these powerful modalities have saved and guided her. As well as providing healing to all, her passion is to teach and share her knowledge, so we can all learn how to heal ourselves! Pam is honoured and grateful to continually further her studies with teachers in the Ottawa area and beyond, learning daily from her students!