Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. The massage is tailored to your needs where our physical function can be developed, maintained and improved. Physical dysfunction, pain, and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented by releasing endorphins that help to uplift and reduce depression.

Hot Stone massage

Hot stone massage is a soothing, relaxing therapeutic treatment where smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body such as your back, hands and soles of your feet.
The massage therapist technique holds the heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish massage techniques used to reduce stress and anxiety, and ease muscle tension and pain. It promotes sleep; helps increase blood flow to affected areas, and may also increase flexibility and rage of motion.

If you are pregnant and/or have chronic condition that causes pain, talk to your doctor to see if a hot stone massage is a good option for you.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The benefits of prenatal massage include a wide range of physical emotional and psychological benefits. The expecting mom is propped up on her side with a specialized pregnancy pillow for comfort as the massage therapist performs the massage.

Infant Massage

Massage is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby. The massage therapist will demonstrate techniques you can utilize at home for your baby, in order to encourage digestion and bowel movements when constipated, improve circulation, and promote sleep and relaxation.

Silicone Cupping Therapy

Effective manual technique used to soften rigid soft tissue, loosen and lift connective tissue, as well as break up and drain stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to the skin, organs, and muscles.
Benefits:

  • removal of pathogens & toxins, fascia and restricted tissue release, increase circulation speeding up the healing process, increase metabolism, enables lymph flow, reduce inflammation, reduce trigger point knots, separates adhesive scar tissue fascia, encourages better blood flow within the joint and secretion of synovial fluids, improves skin tone and promotes skin renewal (cellulite, scars, stretch marks), improve digestion, and more

Hydrotherapy Massage

Coming soon...

 Our Massage Therapists

(New Arrivals in the next 6 months, every 6 months for the next year - our areas of interests should grow significantly including couple massage options...stay tuned)

Kelley Briand

I chose this career path as a Registered Massage Therapist to connect with each client and develop an individualized treatment plan that best suits their needs. My passion is helping each client attain their most healthy mental and physical states. It is truly what rewards me as a person. Seeing the progress each patient can attain due to the art I perform fulfills me as a person. Other than orthopaedics, I specialize in swedish and prenatal massage and plan to continue gains in new techniques and ventures that can have a positive impact on my patient’s lives. 

During my spare time I enjoy fitness, going on outdoor adventures, and simply being in nature. I have a great love for dogs and hope to own a golden retriever in the near future. 

I look forward to using my knowledge acquired and teach all my patients’ what massage therapy is all about and how much of an impact it can have on each and every one.

Katie Couhglan

 

 

Nikita Paradis (2020)

I’ve been working at PhysioFirst as a physiotherapy assistant for the last two years. I graduated from PTA in 2016. I have been inspired by health care through my employment here at PhysioFirst and I have decided to pursue future studies in Massage Therapy. I am currently in Dieppe taking my classes at the College Atlantique de Massage Therapeutique and will be coming back to work at the beautiful clinic and as a team member of PhysioFirst as a registered massage therapist upon my certification. I want to continue to have some time working as an assistant as well as I’ve truly enjoyed my role the past few years and the clinic has been able to accommodate this vision. Being given a chance to participate in this team has made me realize and learn so much not only about myself, but what I want for my future. Making a difference in patients’ lives is part of what makes my day. Putting  smile on someone, even in their worst of time periods in their life, can be so rewarding. 

I’m a person who loves to put time in for others and make them feel like they are my sole and only focus. you’ll probably notice that I always have a smile on and am very energized and a sociable person. 

Outside of work, I also have a personal life ;). A few pastimes include snowmobiling with my family, going four-wheeling and spending most of my time outdoors in the woods soaking up nature. I also really enjoy being surrounded by my friends as we always seem have a blast!

Come see us at PhysioFirst…trust me you’ll love your experience here!