We are very excited to welcome Shannon Reid, RMT to our team of therapists. Shannon has received training in a variety of different modalities including, but not limited to: infant massage and instruction, prenatal massage, repetitive strain injuries, postural correction and post-surgical rehabilitation. She is also currently an instructor at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto. Her favourite areas to treat are the hip/pelvic/lumbar complex. Shannon enjoys engaging with her clients and assisting them in life-style management. Stretching, strengthening, fascial release, and joint mobilizations are just a few of the techniques you may experience when being treated by Shannon at the clinic. She is passionate about massage therapy and is excited to be a part of the team.
Shannon is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy
Shannon graduated with Academic Excellence from the Massage Therapy Dipoloma Program in 2012.
Shannon is currently accepting new clients!
Prenatal and perinatal massage therapy can be a helpful tool in managing some of the stresses pregnancy and birth can put on a woman's body, such as muscle and joint pain, cramping in the legs, neck stiffness, headaches, sciatic pain and altered function of pelvic floor and abdominal musculature.
Massage therapy is safe for women in all stages of pregnancy, however, some precautions and modifications may be necessary depending on your stage of pregnancy and general health. Massage therapy cannot be safely performed on women who are experiencing certain complications with their pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia. If you are experiencing complications, we suggest that you consult your physician before receiving treatment.
Perinatal Treatments & Rehab
Perinatal treatments and rehab deal with the specific needs of prenatal and postpartum clients; usually 10-20 weeks prior to, and 1-4 weeks after giving birth. Prenatal treatments aim to relieve symptoms and prepare the body for birth, while postpartum treatments focus on recovery, and core and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Clients will learn basic strategies for correcting incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, repairing diastasis recti (abdominal separation), and restoring stability and strength in the core / abdominal muscles.
Work with one of our Therapists
Kelly Swift, RMT, has received training in both prenatal and perinatal massage therapy treatments and basic pelvic floor and abdominal rehabilitation.
Dysfunction in the temperomadibular joint (TMJ) or in the masticatory muscles and muscles of the face and neck can cause symptoms including:
Massage Therapy for TMD/TMJ Dysfunction
Your Registered Massage Therapist will perform a complete assessment of the jaw, neck and masticatory muscles to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment consists of joint mobilizations and massage therapy techniques, including myofascial release and trigger point therapy, applied to the face, neck and jaw. The muscles of mastication may also be treated using an intra-oral approach, in which the therapist treats the masticatory muscles by massaging with gloved hands on the inside of the mouth and jaw. Intraoral treatment, where indicated, is usually more beneficial than external treatment alone.
Work with one of our Therapists
Kelly Swift, RMT is well-practiced in providing effective TMD and TMJ treatments using both external and intraoral approaches.
Jocelyn M. Van Ryn is a Registered Massage Therapist in Peterborough, Ontario and has owned and operated Peterborough Massage Therapy Clinic since 2012.