Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy
is safe and effective if used for stress management but it is also widely used to help patients obtain relief from many specific problems, including the following:

  • Migraine
  • Post-injury rehabilitation
  • Whiplash
  • Respiratory problems
  • Arthritis
  • Circulatory problems
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Neuritis/neuralgia
  • Tendinitis/bursitis

A well rounded Massage Therapy program can melt away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches and pains. Massage Therapy can expedite the healing process from injury or over-use, and is an excellent form of preventive health care.

Many sports injuries, automobile accidents, repetitive actions on the job, and tension from everyday life can cause problems that will cause pain, headaches, decrease range of motion, negatively impact your resistance to illnesses and compromise your lifestyle.

Massage Benefits: What can massage treat?

Stress Management

  • Reduces injury and illness
  • Relieves asthma, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Provides supportive therapy

Injury Recovery

  • Soothes tendinitis and carpal-tunnel syndrome
  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Promotes healing and reduces scar formation
  • Increases flexibility and strength

Prevents complications because it…

  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves posture
  • Stimulates intestinal movement

Massage is a gentle, touch therapy that can relieve pain and bring balance to your life. Massage is not a substitute for medical care but it can reduce or eliminate the need for medication or surgery.

Massage Therapy will calm your nervous system and gives you more energy. It will relieve many types of muscle tightness especially the back and neck area where most of us store the tension. Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands and legs, causing pain, tingling and numbness. Massage can release muscle spasm and tightness in the shoulders or hip to bring relief.

Massage can relieve headaches caused by trigger points, or eyestrain, a low back pain during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.

Many of today’s health problems arise from stress. Because stress upsets the delicate integral balance of all your body’s functions, regaining this balance requires a holistic approach.

COVID-19 Update: Our clinics are currently closed. Please click for more info.

Dear Family Physiotherapy Centre Clients,

We remain dedicated to improving the health of our patients – especially those with compromised immune systems – and as such, will be following the recommendations from the Ottawa Public Health Department.

We have closed our clinics for an indefinite period of time to contribute to the collective efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19.

All physiotherapy and massage therapy sessions are suspended until further notice. As the situation develops, we will continue to assess when it will be safe to return and will be in contact as soon as possible to reschedule your appointments.

Your therapists and/or another team member will be in touch throughout the upcoming days to provide you with updates and we will be sure to connect with you once we are able to reopen in order to reschedule your appointment.

As the fight against COVID-19 affects us all, I invite you to stay up to date on the latest developments to help reduce the risk to yourself and those around you.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns
We will do our absolute best to assist or direct your message to the appropriate person.

We look forward to seeing you again once circumstances have improved and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

With your well being at heart,

Steve Brown
President & CEO
Family Physiotherapy Centres Inc.