Erin Watt graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in biopharmaceutical science before pursuing massage therapy. After graduating from the CDI College intensive massage therapy program with honours, Erin passed her board exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and registered as a massage therapist in January 2008. She was also a member of the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) when she worked in tandem with chiropractors in Brisbane, Australia.
Erin’s continuing education in her field brings a variety of treatment choices through massage modalities such as hot stone therapy and Thai massage. Erin’s training includes Swedish, sports, pregnancy and deep tissue massage as well as lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilizations, fascial release and yoga. Furthermore, the holistic approach she embraces in her profession has enabled her to work in unique environments such as chiropractic clinics and spas.
Her clients are encouraged to achieve a sense of well-being by leading a proactive, healthy lifestyle including regular massages.
From a young age, Carol knew that massage therapy was her calling in life. She graduated with honours from Everst College in 2012 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Carol has also pursued training to become a doula, offering her pregnancy massages beyond the table and into labour and delivery.
Always mindful of the unique needs of each client, Carol endeavours to restore equilibrium and wellness. Her modalities include deep tissue massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. She also specializes in Reiki, acupressure, craniosacral, cupping and Indie head massage.
With her genuine, honest and open personality, Carol strives to ensure clients are at ease and that their health and wellbeing are her priority during treatments and between them – Carol designs unique remedial exercises and treatment plans for each client.
Michelle graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 1996. Enhancing her studies in 1998, she studied with the Upledger Institute to incorporate craniosacral therapy into her practice as an RMT. Michelle took additional training in somato emotional release and visceral manipulation.
Other modalities Michelle practices include myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and reiki.
Michelle has worked in multidisciplinary settings with physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists and in spas.
She incorporates many facets of her training in her treatments for the health and well being of her clients who often benefit greatly from the combination of craniosacral and massage therapy.
Matthew Johnson is a recent graduate of the Intensive Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. He grew up in Perth, Ontario before travelling to Nova Scotia to complete his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University. During his time at Acadia, he was a volunteer for the strength and conditioning program where he developed skills related to athletic performance, injuries, and exercise.
Matthew has always been fascinated by the human body and particularly enjoys learning about human anatomy. He chose to be a massage therapist as a natural progression of his previous interests and knowledge, and his desire to help people feel and function at their best. He is well versed in Swedish massage principles, and has worked with clients for pregnancy, chronic pain as well as athletes. Influenced by his variety of experiences, Matthew has adopted an approach to massage that strives to help clients with their health and support their confidence to improving their health.
Kevin is one of the newest massage therapists to join the team at Therapeutic Effects. He is proudly bilingual and able to offer services in French or English. After living in Northern Ontario and completing an undergraduate degree in health and physical education as well as a diploma as a physiotherapy and occupational therapy assistant, Kevin returned to Ottawa to complete massage therapy program at the International Academy of Applied Health and is excited to integrate his past knowledge, experience and passion for rehabilitation health with his new practice as an RMT.
Kevin has an excellent, well-rounded background and the skills required to ensure rehabilitation, recovery for injuries, prevention and relaxation for his clients. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking and playing sports. Kevin understands that everybody and every body is different and is dedicated to collaborating with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that work for them.