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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

Woman getting a massageLong-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

Meet Holly, our dedicated Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) whose journey began in the quaint town of Marmora, where she was homeschooled alongside her seven younger sisters. Graduating with distinction from Peterborough Oxford College in 2017 marked the beginning of her remarkable career path. In 2021, Holly found her professional home at County Chiropractic, bringing her expertise and passion for wellness to our team.

Nestled in the heart of the county, Holly resides with her husband and their delightful duo, Ester and Jonathan. An avid enthusiast of running, she often graces the roads of Consecon, accompanied by one of her children in their stroller—a true testament to her commitment to an active lifestyle.

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Holly’s dedication extends beyond personal pursuits; she thrives on the rewarding experiences of aiding individuals in Prince Edward County to achieve their optimum health and wellness. Her comprehensive approach caters to various needs, encompassing treatments for chronic conditions, preventive care, and holistic solutions for overall well-being.

With an unwavering devotion to her craft, Holly finds immense joy in empowering her clients to reach their health goals, epitomizing the essence of compassionate care and professional expertise.

Tanner Thompson, RMT

Tanner Thompson, RMT

Meet Tanner, our devoted Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) whose roots lie in the vibrant town of Picton. From an early age, Tanner immersed himself in sports, with hockey becoming his true passion. A loyal supporter of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tanner’s aspiration was always to merge his love for hockey with a professional career. His journey led him to embrace massage therapy, blending his athletic prowess with a fervent dedication to optimizing movement.

Tanner realized his dream upon completing massage therapy school, marking the beginning of his fulfilling tenure as a massage therapist for the Kingston Frontenacs. His primary goal as a therapist is to empower his clients by facilitating their movement and enabling them to achieve their utmost well-being.

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Outside his professional domain, Tanner finds solace in weightlifting, immersing himself in captivating TV series, and delving into the immersive world of video games. Not just confined to his role as a massage therapist, Tanner extends his expertise as a personal trainer and is currently on the path toward becoming an Osteopath.

A fascinating tidbit about Tanner—three lovable Newfoundland dogs form his cherished furry companions. Recently engaged, Tanner finds immense joy in contributing his skills back to his hometown of Picton, fostering a sense of fulfillment within his professional endeavors.

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Susanna Poirier, RMT

Introducing Susie, our dedicated Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who brings a refreshing touch to wellness care. Feel free to call her Susie—she’s all about creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Having recently relocated from Pickering, she’s thrilled to embark on a journey of discovery in our vibrant county while becoming an integral part of the county chiropractic team at our Wellington location.

With a diverse background spanning various occupations, Susie found her passion in massage therapy, making it her cherished career. Each client presents unique challenges, igniting her enthusiasm to continually apply her expertise and knowledge, delivering tailored solutions for a better sense of well-being. Her focal point remains on promoting healing, alleviating discomfort, enhancing mobility, and nurturing overall health.

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Beyond her commitment to making the world a more comfortable place, Susie enjoys indulging in hobbies like gardening, exploring new places, home renovations, travel, and spending quality time with loved ones. She’s also a food enthusiast, so if you spot her at a local eatery or coffee spot, don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation!

Susie embodies a passion for holistic wellness and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those she treats. Her blend of expertise and genuine care ensures that each session is a step towards a healthier, more invigorated you.

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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