Lindsay Wagner RMT

Lindsay graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2006 as valedictorian of her class.  Lindsay has been a member in good standing with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) since her initial Registration in late 2006.  Lindsay never stops learning, she's always re-evaluating her approach and looking for new ways to improve treatment outcomes.  She has completed all 8 courses offered through the School of Structural Therapy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy under Mohit Khosla, M.OMSc., (Cert.)OOA, which have greatly influenced her approach to treatment of the body as a functional whole not individual parts working in isolation.  She also loves to share her knowledge of the human body and the application of Massage Therapy.  From 2011 to 2015 Lindsay performed as a Massage Therapy Instructor at two Ontario Colleges, enjoying the challenges and fulfillment that teaching provides.  


Wherever possible Lindsay provides home care to her clients in order to augment the treatment and provide more lasting benefits.  To better serve her clients she has completed Pilates Mat Instructor Training at Exhale Pilates Studio in Burlington and has completed the STOTT Mat and Reformer Rehabilitation Programs at Merrithew in Toronto.  She greatly enjoys seeing the progress clients can make when they supplement their massage therapy with the whole body conditioning that is Pilates.

Registered Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the assessment, treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain.   


Massage Therapy can be adapted to and be beneficial in alleviating the discomfort of many physical conditions including but not limited to: 


Pregnancy (Pre & Post Natal)
Sports Injury
Stress & Anxiety
Repetitive Strain Injuries
TMJ (Jaw) Dysfunction
Headaches
Constipation


Lindsay utilizes a wide variety of modalities in her practice, including but not limited to:


General Swedish Massage

Deep Tissue Massage
Scar Tissue Treatment
MyoFascial Release Techniques
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Energy Techniques
Strain-Counterstrain Techniques
Joint Mobilizations
Lymphatic Drainage
plunger

Cupping Therapy

Cupping is an ancient therapeutic technique going back thousands of years . I practice a modern form of dry cupping using plastic cups which are applied to the skin and a vacuum seal is created by using a tool to draw air out of the cup. It is this negative pressure that creates the therapeutic benefit, creating a pulling rather than a pushing force (as with typical massage). The cups are placed strategically and can be left in place or moved depending on the desired effect.


Potential Effects of Cupping Therapy:

Relaxation by Stimulating the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Increases Circulation by drawing blood to the skins surface

Increases Range of Motion through increased circulation & synovial fluid production

Breaks down Scar Tissue, Adhesions & Fascial Restrictions

Encourages Lymphatic Drainage with light application

Aids the Respiratory System by loosening phlegm and relaxing muscles of respiration


Conditions that can benefit from Cupping Therapy:

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Scar tissue, Contusions, Sprains/Strains, Contractures

Overuse Injuries: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Frozen Shoulder

Tension Headaches

Whiplash

Postural & Joint Dysfunction

Respiratory Pathologies

Talk to your therapist to see if Cupping is right for you!

Pilates

Pilates is mindful movement. When you do things with intention you have a better understanding of your weaknesses and your strengths, when challenge your weaknesses you create new strengths. Pilates improves proprioception (awareness of your body in space), creates muscular balance, and refines muscular patterning. For these reasons Pilates is an amazing rehabilitation tool. A lot has changed in the world of movement based sciences since Joseph Pilates first developed his method working with dancers and boxers in the 1920's. STOTT Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original Pilates method based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation.


Reasons to take Private Pilates Sessions:


Individualized Exercise Plan & Attention
Desire to Improve Muscular Strength
Desire to Improve Flexibility
Poor Posture, Correct Contributing Imbalances
Chronic Pain, Learn to Move Better
A Stronger Mind-Body Connection
Injury Prevention, Through Improved Core Strength
Injury Recovery, Regain Strength and Muscular Balance