Registered Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

Helping you achieve a healthy balance


Massage Therapy

The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function

or relieve pain (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)

As massage therapists, during your treatment we are …

  • manipulating your muscles to decrease hypertonicity

  • working out knots and trigger points

  • mobilizing joints with decreased movement

  • releasing myofascial restrictions

  • breaking down scar tissue

  • decreasing nerve compression

  • increasing circulation

  • realigning your body so you are more balanced in your posture

  • helping your nervous system transition from the sympathetic state of fight, flight or freeze, to the parasympathetic state of rest and digest.


Yet we do so much more….


As massage therapists, we have a great job!  We help people feel better.  What a great feeling that is!  Our profession definitely has its challenges with its various physical demands, but we do it because we love it!  I smile when I say that, because it is truly a labour of love.  It is very satisfying to see someone come out of the treatment room after their massage, and you can see that their demeanor has changed from the relief that they feel, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or all of the above.   Their energy has shifted often from either stressed and wound up, to a state of calm and relaxation, or from a state burnout and fatigue to a fresh, rosy-cheeked energy. As massage therapists, we get to help people feel better; healthier; rebalanced.  How amazing is that!

Alicia Tadier,

Registered Massage Therapist

Owner of Centre of Balance