Christine Northan, RMT
Being a Registered Massage Therapist is a dream come true and I feel honoured to be part of Ottawa’s ever expanding Health & Wellness Community!
As your RMT, I offer a confidential and understanding environment; providing a safe and effective treatment to meet your specific goals. I believe in the power of the present moment and offer you my full attention with clear communication always.
Relaxation Massage: A full body treatment increasing circulation and relaxation. My goal is to bring your nervous system into a parasympathetic state (aka rest and digest) as it is in this state that the body can best regenerate itself. Or perhaps a more focused, Therapeutic Treatment? Let me help you with back and neck pain, sprains, strains & muscle spasms, postural dysfunction/muscle imbalance, overuse injuries: tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis/golf elbow, scar tissue reduction, acute or chronic inflammation due to injury, TMJ dysfunction. Your time with me can also include postural analysis and range of motion testing, muscle length and strength testing and remedial exercise, hydrotherapy, and more self-care techniques that can be practiced in between our visits
I have been trained to follow the Principles of Massage using a variety of Swedish massage techniques, as well as specific techniques like Myofascial Release, PNF Stretching, trigger point therapy & low grade joint mobilizations.
Human anatomy, physiology & pathology studies help me to understand the relationship between structure and function of the tissues I’m treating. I will forever be fascinated by holistic & alternative therapies and am passionate about continuing my education.
When I’m not reading about, talking about, receiving, or offering Massage Therapy, I am practicing self-care; Yoga, meditation, and down-time with those dear to me. My goal is to live a life of simple abundance, connecting with my community while spending as much time in nature as possible.
I look forward to meeting you!