Massage Therapist


Shelley Dukharan, RMT graduated with honours from Canadian Therapeutic Collage in 2007 after finishing her degree in Kinesiology from York University. Shelley has worked in a variety of multidisciplinary clinics in the GTA and in North Vancouver, BC. Shelley uses a variety of therapeutic techniques such as: swedish massage, deep fascial, trigger points, stretching, acupuncture and cupping. She has recently started her studies in the Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) course.

 

Shelley is an avid runner and understands most sport related injuries. She also has great success with migraines, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registered Massage Therapist Services


What is a Registered Massage Therapist?

Massage therapy is a great way to recharge your batteries. The benefits of massage begin the moment that your appointment begins. Massage induces physiological changes that not only make you feel better, but also reduce stress and enhance immune function.

 

Massage can allow quicker recovery from physical stress and trauma, and help eliminate the post-work out buildup of lactic acid, a by-product of exercise that causes muscle aches. For athletes, massage therapy has been shown to enhance recovery time and improve performance. Massage is recognized as being effective in reducing or managing both acute and chronic pain.

 

Massage therapy encourages healing by promoting the flow of blood and lymph, relieving tension, stimulating nerves and stretching and loosening muscles to keep them elastic. Massage therapy re-establishes muscle tone, reduces muscle spasms and can restore restricted movement by allowing tightened muscles to relax. Treating muscular imbalance and pain with massage therapy can improve posture and free your body to move more comfortably.

 

What to expect during your first visit

Upon arrival at our clinic for your first massage therapy appointment, our receptionist will ask you to complete a health history form. You should allow 5-10 minutes for this. The form will be reviewed by our massage therapist to help her better understand your current state of health and work with you to develop goals of therapy.

 

Your therapist will then greet you and take you into one of our relaxing treatment rooms to discuss your health history. He or she will also perform an assessment that will allow them to create a safe treatment plan customized to your specific needs. Your therapist will then leave the room while you get undressed. Some clients prefer to completely disrobe, while others prefer to leave on their undergarments. Once you are on the massage table, you will completely cover yourself with a crisp, clean top sheet and cozy blanket. Your therapist will knock on the door to be sure you are ready before they re-enter.

 

During your treatment, your massage therapist will only uncover the part of the body they are working on to ensure your modesty is respected. He or she will also ask you from time to time if the pressure is okay. Please be sure to communicate with your therapist about pressure - it's your massage.

 

Once your massage is complete, your therapist will leave the room for you to redress. The therapist will meet you at the front desk where they will give you some important tips for post treatment home care as well as to discuss the next scheduled visit.

 

Areas they can help

  • Back Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Edema
  • Pregnancy
  • Post-surgical care
  • Stroke recovery
  • Car accident recovery
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries and sciatica
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Repetitive strain injuries

 

 

New Patient Form


Massage Therapy Intake Form