Improving Quality of Life

Massage Therapy

Janet Penny, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

“I am fascinated by the resiliency of the human body and how it can withstand all that it goes through.“

Janet Penny, RMT approaches each client as unique, bringing humour and compassion to her work. With extensive experience as a massage therapist, Janet uses a range of modalities including swedish massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, scar treatments and cupping. Janet welcomes people living with cancer as well as their families and supporters who can benefit from massage to manage physical symptoms associated with illness and treatment as well to better handle stress. Janet is recognized as a Preferred Provider with the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) for having completed advanced training in Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer.With a focus on helping you return to the active life you enjoy,

Janet offers massage therapy to:

  • manage stress, anxiety and depression/encourage more restful sleep/manage post-surgical scars and swelling/treat radiation fibrosis to restore full  mobility/chemotherapy and radiation induced numbness and tingling/manage pain

Erica Sainsbury, RMT

Registered Massage Therapy

Erica came to her career as a Registered Massage Therapist through her deep connection with craniosacral therapy and energy healing, as well as a passion to better understand the workings of the mind-body medicine. Erica uses a combination of techniques such as traditional Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, energy healing, rhythmic and vibrational toning, guided meditation, cupping therapy, and the use of essential oils. She also has experience with lymphatic drainage and working with scar tissue. Erica helps her clients learn to become more closely connected with their bodies, with the intention of gaining a better understanding of the language each individual body is speaking and what it is telling us. Holding a sacred and safe space, clients are invited to connect with, release, and work through whatever needs to be worked through, to better access a more comfortable body-mind.

Massage  to optimize health and wellness and to provide restorative relaxation are  offered. Treatments for specific conditions such as headaches, back pain and repetitive strain injuries are also available.



 

 

" I found the advice, instruction and treatment of massage therapy very beneficial. I noted the evening after that the pain in my breast and arm had significantly decreased. I also was quite surprised to feel the difference in size of the incision scar. The area inside the breast that I had been concerned about interfering with my ability to self-examine was so much less evident. And after only one treatment! I have been following your instruction and massaging regularly, and pain and tenderness are still diminished at the half-way point of radiation treatments.  I enjoyed meeting and working with Janet, and am grateful for the assistance the treatment provided. I look forward to seeing you again at an appropriate stage in my treatment."  - Diane

Voices of Support

“For far too long, disciplines have worked in isolation without communication and our patients have often felt caught between differing therapeutic philosophies, often to their detriment. This is a wonderful initiative. An integrative program will help provide a much needed bridge.”

Shailendra Verma, MD, FRCPC, FACP (chair)
Medical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital 


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