Kiara Mercury-Philip,BA (Kinesiology), RMT Registered Massage Therapist
Kiara is a graduate of York University's Kinesiology BA program and Centennial College's Massage therapy program.
Combing her passion for dance and sport, she identifies with the needs for athlete's to be the best in their competitionby having the proper recovery and maintenance with massage therapy.
Kiara has completed sport, hospital and rehabilitative outreaches at Toronto's Pan Am Sports Centre, Scarborough General Hospital and Variety Village.
Kiara's most challenging experience was participating in the Low Back Pain clinic, as part of Ontario's Low Back Pain initiative. This clinic allowed her to grow and learn in depth about treating clients with multiple health conditions and chronic pain.
Kiara is enthusiastic about working with clients and helping them achieve their wellness goals.
Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).
Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes.
Massage therapy can help people suffering from a wide variety of conditions such as:
- Back, leg and neck pain
- Muscle tension and spasm
- Pregnancy support
- Repetitive strain injures
- Stress and stress related conditions, chronic fatigue
· Sports injures and many others.
Once the therapist has interviewed and assessed your condition, she will leave the room so you can change into clothes which suits your level of comfort (taking off as much as you like or leaving everything on) and giving you time to get on the massage table and cover your self with the sheets provided.
Some extended health plans cover massaged in part of full. Please check with your human resources person for the specific details of your plan.
You only need a doctor’s referral if your insurance company requires one. Please check with your human resources department for the details of your plan.
The therapist is able to adjust her pressure according to your needs/wants. Just inform the therapist if the pressure is too much or not enough.