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Massage Therapy at County Chiropractic Centre

We recommend massage in combination with your chiropractic care. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the 650 muscles of the body. Both disciplines work together to help keep the body in proper alignment, balance and function.

Retraining Your Spine

Massaging footLong-standing spinal problems are accompanied by ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. By augmenting your chiropractic care with massage therapy, these muscle and soft tissue problems can be addressed. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.

Types of Massage

There are many different kinds of massage. They all involve systematically working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to optimize the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being. Massage has been shown to…

  • Reduce the development of muscular patterning
  • Improve posture and re-balance your body/mind
  • Relieve pain in your muscles and joints
  • Ease constipation, gas and heartburn
  • Promote general relaxation
  • Stimulate intestinal movement
  • Eliminate excess fluid retention

Plus, it just feels good!

Massage Therapists

Holly de Jong, RMT

Holly de Jong, RMT

Holly grew up in Marmora where she was home educated with her 7 younger sisters. Shortly after graduating from Peterborough Oxford College in 2017, Holly joined a multidisciplinary healthcare team in Centre Hastings. A little over a year after getting married and moving into the County with her husband, their son was born in July 2020.

Holly loves to run and frequently can be seen running along the roads in Consecon area, her son with her in his stroller.

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After a year of maternity leave, Holly is excited to start developing her practice in Prince Edward County. She is looking forward to treating clients to help them reach their health and wellness goals, whether it’s treating chronic conditions, preventative treatment, and anything in between.

Tanner Thompson, RMT

Tanner Thompson, RMT

Tanner was born and raised in Picton. He grew up playing sports, but his sport of choice is the game of hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs are his team! His dream has always been to be involved in the game of hockey somehow professionally. His combined athletic performance and passion for optimizing movement pushed him to pursue a career in massage therapy. Tanner accomplished his dream when he finished massage therapy school and started working as a massage therapist for the Kingston Frontenacs.

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Tanners goal as a therapist is to facilitate movement for his clients and empower them to feel the best they can. When not working, Tanner enjoys lifting weights, binging a good TV show, and playing video games. Tanner recently got a Newfoundland puppy named Gemma. She is keeping him busy and he knows he has his hands full as she is only 6 months old and is already 70 pounds.

Tanner is excited to be working back in his hometown of Picton and is looking forward to meeting you at your next massage at County Chiropractic.

Morgan CLark, RMT

Morgan Clark, RMT

Morgan grew up in Picton and was heavy into sports from a very young age, from soccer, baseball, figure skating, hockey, lacrosse, etc she did it all. When she was 10 years old she landed on the Quinte Dolphins Swim Team where she proceeded to focus on swimming for the next 5 years in Picton, before moving to the Belleville team. She further competed as a division 1 athlete at Illinois State University while studying exercise science.

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She has always known that she wanted to work within the health and wellness community and was interested in massage therapy, so after she came home from the United States she applied for the massage therapy program at Fleming College.

She loves that massage therapy is a career that allows her to assist people with not only physical aches and pains, which she is familiar with due to her sporting background, but can also provide a space for stress relief and emotional health and wellness.

In her free time you can find her outside as much possible- usually followed by a snack at one of the amazing restaurants we have in PEC! Alternately, she will be searching for flights to new places to explore and travel. Or most likely while re-watching a movie she’s seen countless times already!

Susanna Poirier, RMT

Susanna Poirier, RMT

Susanna sounds way too formal, so please call her Susie. She recently moved to the area from Pickering and is excited about discovering the county and joining the team at our Wellington office. She has enjoyed many occupations throughout her lifetime, but her career as a massage therapist is by far her favourite.

Every patient brings new challenges and she never tires of using her skills and knowledge to help people feel better. Promoting healing, reducing aches and pains, increasing and maintaining mobility and contributing to overall health and wellbeing are always her priority.

When she is not busy helping the world feel better one massage at a time, you can find her gardening, exploring, renovating, travelling, spending time with family and friends and of course eating. So, if you happen to see her at a nearby restaurant or coffee shop, please don’t hesitate to say hello!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Will My Massage Take Place?

Your massage will take place in a quiet, warm and comfortable room. Soft lighting may be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll lie on a soft, comfortable table. Music may be played softly in the background to aid in the relaxation process of your mind and nervous system.

What Should I Wear to the Massage Appointment?

Comfortable clothing is recommended, however therapeutic massage is typically performed with the client unclothed. You will be appropriately draped at all times. Most people undress completely, while some leave some clothing on such as underwear. You decide what level of comfort is right for you. Your privacy is respected at all times.

What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?

You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome. A typical full body massage session will include work on your back, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.

Will a Lubricant Be Used?

A light oil or lotion will be used to reduce excessive friction to the skin and allow smoother, deeper strokes. The lubricants used also help to hydrate the skin. If you are allergic to certain oils or scents, just tell the therapist.

What Will The Massage Feel Like?

It depends on the techniques used. Your massage session may start with broad flowing strokes to begin the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax specific areas and release tight muscle bands. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies will require deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. It’s important that the pressure always be within your comfort level. Should you wish to receive less or more pressure at anytime, tell your therapist.

Will I Be Sore as a Result of the Massage?

Occasionally, some people may be sore/tender in places the next day, depending on the type of massage and degree of pressure they received. It’s important to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time. Drinking additional fluids following your massage may reduce these symptoms. These symptoms will usually subside by the following day.


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