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Krista Eisner, RMT

Clinic Owner/Manager

 

My interest in rehabilitation and bodywork began with injuries as a teenage athlete. After seeking sports and physiotherapy, I was amazed that I was able to regain pain-free functional mobility, and return to competitive level play.

Thinking that I wanted to become a physiotherapist, I completed a physio and occupational therapy assistant program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. My introduction to massage came while playing for the varsity volleyball team where many of my team mates were massage therapy students and my coaches were RMTs. There was something about the hands-on, personal and healing aspects of massage as well as the manual vs. machines approach that really captured my interest.  After completing the 3 year massage therapy program at SSFC in 2004, I moved to Ottawa and began working in a massage therapy and chiropractic clinic.  I dreamed of one day having a welcoming multidisciplinary health centre that offered above average client care.  In the spring of 2008, I took the opportunity to purchase Kent Massage Therapy & Wellness Centre and have been building it into a positive healing environment with exceptional therapists.

Since the beginning of my career, I have had the opportunity to experience and/or work alongside many health and wellness practitioners including physiotherapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, osteopaths, craniosacral therapists, traditional chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners, nutritional consultants, shiatsu and thai massage practitioners, energy workers, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, feldenkrais and franklin method teachers as well as clinical counselors and social workers.  Working with all of these people continues to re-enforce my belief in the importance of a holistic or whole body approach to healing.

Over the years, I have seen the theory behind my treatments grow and change as I learn more about the body and its complex connections. I believe that our physical, mental and emotional selves reflect each other, and that injury, stress or trauma to one affects the others. (Ever notice how you're more aware of your pain when you're stressed out?)  As does healing one will affect the others.

In short, I base my practice on the whole picture, not just the current symptoms, because most often the pain being experienced is a byproduct of a previous trauma, injury or imbalance.  I practise on a broad spectrum from energy work and craniosacral therapy to deep tissue sports massage, but the treatments are always guided by the body's needs.  Recently, I have been drawn to work in a more subtle fashion as I see the extraordinary benefits and outcomes of craniosacral work and fascial release.  I especially enjoy working with infants and women in the childbearing year.  I am interested in long term results including healing, education and prevention for my clients, not band-aid approaches.

 

Cranial Sacral Therapy

   * The Basics and More - 09/2013 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

   * Intermediate Level - 05/2014 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

   * Subtle Hands-On Skills - 06/2014 - Carol Gray, Portland OR

   * Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum - 11/2014 - Carol Gray, Portland OR

   * Infants - 03/2015 - Carol Gray, Portland OR

Yoga Teacher Training

   * 200hr - 10/2013 - Adishesha Yoga, Basia Going & Janice Tokaryk, Ottawa ON

   * Postnatal, Level 1 - 11/2014 - Little Lotus Yoga, Amanda DeGrace, Ottawa ON


Member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

Member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO)


Hours: Mon 10am - 3pm; Tues 2pm - 7pm; Wed 2pm - 7pm; Fri 9am - 2pm

*Please contact Krista directly at krista.rmt@hotmail.com 
about hours for infant treatments*

 

 

Christie Keeling, BA, RMT 

Originally from the East Coast, I’m an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for healthy living.  I feel most alive when hiking through the woods or along the coast. Before arriving at massage therapy I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, through which I developed strong skills of inquiry and exploration.  I have always been drawn to body work, having a father who is an exceptional physio and cranio-sacral therapist and teacher.  As a kid I had him to look up to, I could see that it was his passion for his work that kept him happy.  I was amazed that he knew techniques to dispel a headache, get rid of back pain and generally improve the lives of those he touched (including my own).  I am still amazed by his ability to continually help his clients. 

I began at Kent Massage Therapy in January 2012 after graduating at the top of my class at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage (ACTM).  I was trained at ACTM under the guidance of great teachers (including my father) and therapists in specialized courses of myofascial therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, pregnancy (peri-natal) massage and sports massage.  I gained experience working with clients with traumatic injuries and complex neurological conditions because of the school’s affiliation with the Stan Cassidy Center, a top facility in NB for neurological injuries. 

Each body holds stress in a different way and each body is attuned to holding its own kind of stress.  Throughout your treatment I try and tune into what it is that you are carrying in your tissues.  I like to work with precise, slow moving techniques, combining massage with deep tissue myofascial and cranio-sacral techniques to get the best results for your body.  I want to help your body forget its habitual postures and any negative affecting tissue patterns – to forget that you’ve been sitting at a desk all week or driving to Toronto and back over the weekend – and to help you find a new more natural way of holding yourself.

At Kent Massage I feel lucky to have found an environment that nourishes my need for learning, in a clinic that is centered on helping the client fully, seeking the origins of their pain and offering effective treatment and home care plans.  I believe that with determination and treatment it is possible to live the life you want to live, free from chronic pain and with the ability to move with ease and confidence.  I am continually inspired by the strength of my clients.  I am astonished by the compassionate skill of my coworkers.  I am amazed by the interconnectedness of the body.  I feel like I’m exactly where I need to be.



Cranial Sacral Therapy 

   The Basics and More - 09/2013 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

   * CranioSacral Therapy 1 - 11/2013 - Upledger Institute International, Toronto ON

   * Intermediate Level - 05/2014 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

   * CST for PTSD and Post-Concussion Syndrome - 09/2015 - 5th CST Alliance Retreat, New Hampshire

   * Somato-Emotional Elements 1 (SE1) - 12/2015 - CST Alliance, Don Ash, Rochester NH

   * Somato-Emotional Elements 2 (SE2) - 04/2016 - CST Alliance, Don Ash, Rochester NH

Freedom & Health Through Fascial Movement - 09/ 2010 - Fredericton, NB

Soft Tissue Release Training Workshop - 07/2011 - Fredericton, NB



Member of the CMTO

Member of the RMTAO


Hours:  Mon & Tues 2pm - 7pm; Wed 8.45am - 1.30pm; Thurs 2.15pm - 7pm; Fri 9am - 2pm

 Roxane Walsh, RMT



I feel truly blessed to have found my home at Kent Massage Therapy, having worked here since January 2012.     I have been very fortunate to work alongside amazing therapists who have also become great friends and mentors.  

Since graduating from an intensive 2 year program at Everest College in 2011, my goal has been to continue learning as much as possible by reading and attending workshops to give you the most up to date and effective treatment possible.  

When I’m not providing massage therapy, you might find me running along the Rideau Canal, cooking delicious healthy recipes or planning my next trip.  I have always been very passionate about fitness and well-being and find myself truly at peace exercising outdoors. My favorite distance to run is the ½ marathon, having run several around Ottawa including the popular Ottawa Race Weekend each May.  However, I have recently challenged myself a bit more by training for longer distances as well.

As your RMT, my goal is to assist you through your journey towards optimal health by providing you with a personalized, confidential treatment complete with homecare tailored to your needs.  

It is also very important to me that you feel comfortable in our clinic, especially if you are receiving your first massage. I will always take the time to sit with you before we begin to review your health history form and to answer any questions you might have.   

Whether you need a deep tissue treatment to relieve stubborn back or hip pain, a few flushing treatments to minimize inflammation in an acute injury or a lighter (well deserved!) relaxation massage, I will always give you my undivided attention to ultimately see you feel a little better than when you first came in! 

Looking forward to meeting you!!  

*Il me fait un énorme plaisir de vous offrir un traitement de massothérapie en français aussi!  


Cranial Sacral Therapy

   * The Basics and More - 09/2013 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

   * Intermediate Level - 05/2014 - McKeel Seminar Group, Gary Keeling, Ottawa ON

Visceral Manipulation

  * Abdomen 1 - 03/2017 - The Barral Institute, Ken Frey, Ottawa, ON

                       

Member of the CMTO

Member of the RMTAO


Hours : Tues 8.45am - 1.30pm; Wed 2pm - 7pm; Thurs & Sat 9am - 2pm; Fri 2.15pm - 7pm