At Massage Therapy and Wellness Boutique we committed to provide high quality therapeutic treatments to clients in order for them to live active, and healthy lives. We believe that our bodies go through a lot in our day to day activities and it is our goal to help clients to resolve long standing pain and discomfort; to achieve and maintain best physical fitness no matter what which fitness level they at.
Clinical focus - neck, shoulders, lower back pain, deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, and stress reduction.
Olena Shad is a Registered Massage Therapist who is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is a member of Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario.
Olena has been a massage therapist for 15 years.
Started to study Massage Therapy in Europe, Ukraine, and completed courses through the Institute of Traditional Eastern Medicine, Kiev Ukraine in 2002.
Graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2014.
Prior to Massage Therapy, Olena graduated from Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Practical Nursing program in 2010 and was working as a Registered Practical Nurse in a hospital and Long term Care settings for the last 5 years.
"I believe no two injuries are the same, just as no two individuals are the same. Massage Therapy holistic approach allowing not just to treat muscle injuries, bring relaxation, or to reduce pain, but to treat person as a whole, and to treat each and every client as unique."
First, let us try and quickly describe massage therapy. As a place to start from, I like the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario's definition of our scope of practice:
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991) http://www.cmto.com/index.html
Now, that may sound a bit clinical, but nonetheless, it does a good job in describing massage therapy. Especially if you see massage as therapeutic. This view looks at massage therapy as a way to assist the client to achieve wellness. Or in other words- achieve a state of health and well-being that is optimal for them.
Through their wellness a person is able to: