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Massage Therapy in Halifax

Michelle Holmes, Registered Massage Therapist & Osteopathic Practitioner (in study)

Michelle Holmes, Massage Therapist Deep tissue therapy is a type of massage that focuses on the deeper layers, realigning the muscles, fascia and connective tissues. It is especially helpful in releasing chronic tension and hypertonic, contracted areas of the body.

How Deep Tissue Therapy is Different

Unlike classic massage therapy which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage focuses on specific problems and specific areas such as:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive strain injury such as carpal tunnel and tendonitis
  • Muscle spasms, muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents and bad falls causing discdysfunctions and whiplash


Tara MacNeil, RMT

My introduction into the therapeutic healing environment started as a teenager after a battle with low back and knee pain stemming from running injuries. It wasn’t until undergoing treatment for a motor vehicle accident in 2001 that I was introduced to massage and under went a multidisciplinary approach to my care. I had a science background and had begun post secondary studies at Dalhousie University after high school. It eventually led to enrolling at Mount Saint Vincent University to study nutrition. It was at this time I had my car accident. It made it difficult to sit through classes and study.

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I found my interests changing. I wanted to help people in a different way. I was introduced to information on the Massage Therapy program and enrolled in 2002. I graduated in 2004 from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. I have spent my career trying to follow the same treatment approach with my patients that I had. I believe that injury prevention and rehabilitation are key components to the healing process. This is why I have chosen to work along side different disciplines.

I’m excited to be part of the holistic health care team here at Clayton Park Chiropractic Centre. I believe working together we can create a care plan that is designed for you and allows a total healing experience. I have additional training in deep tissue therapy, myofascial release techniques, neurological inhibition of the cervical and thoracic spine, upper limbs, pelvis and sacrum. I also have training with the TCM techniques of cupping and guasha. I look forward to helping you through your healing experience.

Please contact us today to schedule your appointment. (902) 443-5669

Massage Therapy Halifax, NS | (902) 443-5669