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Massage Therapy in Dartmouth, Halifax

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Massage therapy can help improve circulation and muscle tone.

Registered massage therapists are specially trained to develop treatment plans geared towards increasing your quality of life by decreasing chronic pain and increasing your sense of physical and emotional well being.

At Kinesis Health Associates, we have four registered massage therapists on staff to work with you on your path to wellness.

Physical and Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:

  • Relaxes the whole body
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Relieves tired and aching muscles
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Diminishes chronic pain
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Reduces mental stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Aids in mental relaxation
  • Natural anti-inflammatory

To take advantage of all that massage therapy has to offer, schedule your appointment today.

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Jackie Gillies, RMT

Jackie Gillies, RMT

Jackie Gillies, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

 

Jackie Gillies has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2000. She graduated from Centennial College (Toronto, Ontario) in the 3-year massage therapy program and passed the provincial exams given by CMTO (College of Massage Therapist of Ontario) in 2000.

Jackie has worked in a wide variety of locations including internationally (Australia and Ireland), but spent several years in Alberta and BC. Jackie has called Nova Scotia home for the last 7 years, 6 years of which she has worked at Kinesis Health Associates.

Over her 16+ years as an RMT, Jackie has worked in an array of environments and uses a variety of modalities: deep tissue, fascia release, and Swedish technique. She is a highly skilled therapist who uses open communication and creates treatment plans and home care that suits her client’s needs. She believes that massage therapy is an important part of wellness and creating a balance lifestyle between the stresses of life, the joys of life, and the commitments in life. As of September 2016 Jackie will be working part-time while in school full-time at Dalhousie University in the Respiratory Therapy Program.


Michael Wells, RMT

Michael Wells, RMT

Michael Wells, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Michael graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax in 2009. He has been a part of the integrated health team at Kinesis Health Associates for more than six years. He specializes in posture, shoulder and rotator cuff dysfunctions, nerve entrapment, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, scar tissueand the treatment of headaches.

Outside of the clinic, Michael likes to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, with experience in many different sports. He frequently attends yoga and martial arts classes in the community. He enjoys bringing his knowledge and experience to people of all ages and lifestyles.


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Mel Ball, RMT

Mel Ball, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Mel graduated from ICT Northumberland College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a massage therapist in 2003. Upon graduating she returned to her home province of Newfoundland to practice Massage Therapy.
Northumberland provided her with solid clinical massage therapy training which she put to good use in treating a variety of conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, sciatica, whiplash, sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and postural imbalances, just to name a few.

Mel combines Swedish massage techniques, Chinese cupping and Myofascial Release to achieve a whole body approach to healing. When it comes to rehabilitation and preventative care Mel understands the importance of combining therapies.
Her experience working in multidisciplinary clinics has proven to her the profound effect it can have on healing when combining massage with other therapies such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and even psychology.
You can rest easy knowing you are in the capable hands of a therapist with 14 years of experience.


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Ashley Grant, RMT and BScK

Ashley Grant, RMT and BScK

Ashley graduated with a BSc. in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS and received a Diploma in Massage Therapy from the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in Toronto, ON in 2013. Ashley has additional training in cupping, gua sha and Rapid Adhesion Release Technique. She is a current member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia.

Ashley comes to Kinesis Health Associates with a background in active rehabilitation. She uses that experience in her massage practice to deliver the best possible care she can for her clients. She has a passion for helping people recover from injury, live without pain, and reach their overall health and wellness goals.


Steven McDonald, RMT

Steven McDonald, RMT

Steven McDonald, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Steven graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax in 2017. He is starting his career with the Kinesis Health Associates team. He specializes in deep tissue, sports injuries, stretching and rehabilitation.

Outside of the clinic, Steven maintains an active, healthy lifestyle and is also a personal trainer. In addition, he is currently training competitively in CrossFit with the hopes of making it to the next level. With his passion for fitness, Steven enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge with the public. He is also bilingual, offering services in French.


Massage Therapy Dartmouth | Kinesis Health Associates | (902) 464-2225