Our Registered Massage Therapists

Alex Pownall, Registered Massage Therapist

Alex grew up in the country region just outside of Ottawa in a town called Embrun, and has lived in Ottawa for most of his life.  Except for 4 or 5 years where he lived in Vancouver, and has travelled all across Canada and a handful of places outside the country.  He graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in the spring of 2016.  Originally he joined the program out of a desire to help people and on a whim thought massage therapy would be fun.  As he worked his way through the program he found himself enjoying this field more and more every day and knew he was in the right place.  Alex loves being an RMT not just for helping people, but also how treatments have this wonderful blend of science & art.  He also loves solving the mystery of what is causing his client’s pain or discomfort and how to best use his skills to solve the problem.

His main interests in the RMT world are TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) massage, lymphatic works, and stress/anxiety treatment & management; but his interests extend to all corners of the RMT trade.  Outside of massage therapy Alex interests/hobbies are writing, movies, travel, astronomy, books, hiking, and camping.

Nancy Blanco, Registered Massage Therapist

Nancy grew up in Colombia and arrived to Canada in 2008. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at International Academy of Massage with a high score and is a Registered Member of the CMTO and RMTAO.

She is currently trained in Swedish Techniques, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Nancy loves being an Massage Therapist to help people heal from pain and have each of her clients leaving feeling relaxed and stress free.

Outside of her work she loves listening classical music and also gives free classes of meditation.

Adam Lafrance, Registered Massage Therapist

Adam has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist in Ottawa for over 5 years. He graduated from the massage therapy program at Algonquin College in 2010. He has experience in a variety of work environments including a physiotherapy clinics, high end spas and retirement homes. He completed the cranial sacral course at the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2012.

Adam enjoys his profession and looks forward to continued training and expanding his skills to meet the needs of his clients.

Ravisankar (Ravi) Chinnusamy, Registered Massage Therapist

I graduated with an advanced diploma in Massage Therapy from Royal Canadian College of Massage therapy and hold a Degree in Physical Therapy. With a solid understanding of the human body and injuries, I have a strong passion in treating many acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and postural dysfunctions using a variety of techniques (Swedish Massage, Deep tissue massage, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, PNF, etc) and provide you with the best knowledge and body awareness to alleviate pain, and prevent further injury by maintaining healthy muscle tissue. My goal is to help patients achieve their health goals by providing individual treatment plans and educate myself in different areas of massage to give my clients the best care.

Nabil Faltas, Registered Massage Therapist

Nabil graduated with an advanced diploma with honors from Algonquin College (Intensive) Massage Therapy Program. As a physician born and raised in Egypt, he has a deep knowledge and appreciation of how the human body heals.

  • Relaxation
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Treatment

Nabil demonstrates a deep personal ethic, respect for others and a commitment to client centered care.

Shen "Cindy" Lin, Registered Massage Therapist

Shen “Cindy” Lin, Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario. Graduated with outstanding performance at massage therapy program in Pharma Medical Science College of Canada (PMCC). Her major practice is focusing on sports injury, chronic pain management. Experienced in treating tension headache, frozen shoulder, acute lumbar sprain, muscle tightness and other soft tissue and joints disfunction. She practices combination sessions with deep tissue massage, acupressure, ear acupoint therapy, foot reflexology. Her sessions are effective for restoring clients’ overall health by promoting muscle health and balancing Yin and Yang of the body.

Kieran Galbraith, Registered Massage Therapist

As a massage therapist, Kieran prefers to take a more holistic approach to his practice. He believes attempting to first identify, then address the root cause of physical ailments is always best and not just how each symptom presents itself within the body.

Through his earlier childhood interests exploring movement, such as gymnastics and breakdancing, an eagerness to help others maintain their own flexibility and muscle health developed. Overall, this led him to choose massage therapy as his profession.

Kieran has always found one of his greatest joys is helping others. In his practice, he specializes in deep tissue massage, pre and post-natal, myo-fascial release, the treatment of TMJ and common issues related to discomfort experienced from improper posture.

Services provided in both English and French.

Lauren Holborn, Registered Massage Therapist   

Lauren studied Massage Therapy at Everest College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. After completing her training and exams she moved to Toronto where she has worked in a number of clinic and spa settings for over 6 years. She has recently moved to the Ottawa area. 

Lauren believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, she has a collaborative approach to reach the specific goals of her clients. 

She enjoys focusing in on the head and neck area to release tension from desk job fatigue, TMJ disorder and headaches. Her personal massage style is a mixture of Swedish relaxation, traction and myofascial release techniques. Having been in two car accidents herself she is skilled in the rehab techniques needed for whiplash, head and neck injuries. 

Lauren also provides hot stone massage and relaxation treatments. Lauren is thorough, soothing and effective.

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