Health & Happiness Starts Here

Since 1990

To protect the health of our clients and therapists, we are currently not treating clients until the minister of health says it is safe to do so. We hope that you will stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we can.

Many extended health care plans provide full or partial coverage for massage therapy by a registered therapist.  Check your plan to determine the terms and conditions of your coverage.  Some insurance plans require a doctor's referral.   

 

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy treats pain and dysfunction throughout the body, creating positive changes in muscle tone and general flexibility. Massage Therapy involves techniques such as deep tissue, myofascial and trigger point therapies, combined with education and remedial exercises to improve body mechanics and overall health. Regular massage is also an excellent way to reduce day-to-day stress and tension, while increasing feelings of tranquility, energy and vitality.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Reduce

stress 

Relieve

pain

Improve
Circulation

Improve

General

Well-Being

 

Improve speed and quality of healing 

Improve digestion

Improve posture

Improve range of motion

Improve sleep patterns

Reduce muscle tension

 
 

Prenatal Massage

As your body goes through dramatic changes, massage can help to alleviate the discomforts that may arise during your pregnancy.

Prenatal Massage:

  • Relieves muscle tension and pain in the hips, back and neck

  • Improves circulation to help reduce swelling

  • Helps to decrease headaches and muscle cramps

  • Alleviates joint pain

The Body Cushion System® allows women to lie face down and be fully supported through the first 18-22 weeks, and safely and comfortably on their side for the the remainder of their pregnancy.

We focus on meeting the therapeutic needs of the woman as she goes through the physical and emotional changes related to pregnancy.

 

We work with you to:

  • Relieve stress and promote relaxation

  • Provide emotional support and nurturing touch

  • Teach relaxation, breathing, and visualisation; techniques that are essential during labour and birth.

 

Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints and improves circulation and general body tone to decrease and treat the aches and pains of pregnancy.

While all therapists have the appropriate training to work with women in all stages of pregnancy, 2 of the therapists, Mary Phalen and Jennifer White have completed advanced courses in Prenatal Massage. Mary Phalen is also trained as a Doula to assist and support women before, during and after the birth of their child.

Pricing

1/2 hour — $45

3/4 hour — $55

1 hour — $70/$75 (depending on therapist)

1+1/4 hour — $90

1+1/2 hour — $110 

Hot Stones 1 1/2 hr = $135

 

Note: These fees are approximate. Individual therapist's fees may vary. All Fees Subject to HST. 
 

Cancellation Policy: We require 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule appointments.  An appointment missed or cancelled with less than 24 hrs notice will be charged the full fee.

Please allow for extra intake and assessment time which is in addition to the scheduled appointment.

As registered massage therapists we provide receipts covered by most extended health care plans.
We accept all major Canadian credit cards, debit, cheque, cash or e-transfer. Direct billing is possible with some plans and some therapists.

Gift Certificates are available from individual therapists.

 
 

About Us

From a solo home based business in 1990, "Charlottetown Massage Therapy" has expanded to the Charlottetown Area Health Centre in downtown Charlottetown. The clinic includes 5 treatment rooms and the resources of 9 Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs), creating the most experienced group of therapists on the Island.

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Marilyn Sparling

O.T., R.M.T.

Marilyn Sparling is the founder of Charlottetown Massage Therapy and is now in practice at 162 Richmond St. # 20. Marilyn can be reached at (902) 393-2291

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Jenn White

B.A., R.M.T.

Jennifer received her massage therapy training at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax before graduating in 2005 and returning home to her beloved Prince Edward Island. Jennifer incorporates elements of Swedish massage, Myofascial and Trigger Point release, holding a firm belief in massage therapy as a valuable tool in treating injuries, pain management, coping with occupational stress and improving overall wellbeing! In recent years Jennifer has received additional training in Prenatal Massage, Reiki II and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. Jennifer is the current president of the PEI Massage Therapy Association also working on her Masters of Arts in Island Studies at UPEI

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Bernie Plourde

B.A., R.M.T.
(Service bilingue disponible)

Bernie Plourde, RMT with training and certificates in seating and postural assessments for people with disabilities, graduated from a 2200 hr program in Halifax NS at the respected Northumberland College of Massage Therapy in 2004. Bernie believes in a practice that is patient centred using deep tissue massage (Sports), Swedish techniques (relaxation), and Trigger Point Release (pain relief). Bernie is also trained in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) through the Dr. Vodder School. He specializes in hands-on clinical assessments to understand the mechanism of injuries in order to properly treat imbalances in the body. Bernie also believes in patient education and proper home care as key components to a massage therapy session. When not massaging he is a busy father of two young boys and is Manager of the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market Cooperative and serves on the Provincial Board of the ALS Society and National ALS Council.

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Christy Richardson

R.M.T.

Christy graduated on the Dean's List from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Newmarket, ON. Upon her graduation in 2001, she returned to her hometown of Sydney, NS to begin her career. She offers hot stone , lymphatic drainage, pregnancy, relaxation and deep tissue therapeutic treatments. Christy's first love is sports, coaching soccer,basketball and softball at her local highschool for the past 16 years and continues to play hockey and softball herself. She has helped a wide range of athletes prepare for their gameday with a sports massage, treated any injuries leading up to the event from training and in their recovery from it as well. She is moving to PEI to be with her partner and their golden retriever puppy. Christy is excited to become involved in her new community!!

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Mary Phalen

R.M.T.

Mary has worked at Charlottetown Massage Therapy since graduating from Northumberland College in Halifax N.S. with a diploma in Massage Therapy in 2000. She grew up in Charlottetown, PEI and has also raised her daughter here. Mary specializes in deep tissue massage. She also has extensive training in and special equipment for Prenatal Massage which was born out of her work as a birth doula. She has training in Advanced Trigger Point Therapy and Suikodo (a gentle technique using neuro-muscular stimulation to facilitate changes in soft and boney tissue). Mary has served as the Registrar of the Massage Therapy Association of Prince Edward Island. Mary practices yoga an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and has recently joined the local Roller Derby league.

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Kim Landry

B.Sc, P.B.H.E. R.M.T.

Kim Landry graduated in 2005 from the reputable Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen's University and worked as a personal trainer. Throughout her career as a massage therapist, Kim has specialized in sports massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy. She is also on the board of the PEI Massage Therapist Association. Kim's treatments are very thorough and client centered. Her treatments include a thorough assessment, various massage techniques and self care instructions. When not massaging , Kim is a stay-at-home mom to her 3 beautiful, busy boys, and an avid runner.

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Tanya Vellieux

R.M.T.

Tanya Veilleux is a graduate of the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Fredericton, NB. Tanya believes in being very client focused, and tailoring the treatment to every client's individual needs. Some of the techniques she uses in addition to Swedish Massage are Myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and reflexology. Tanya also loves the use of Hot Hydro and Hot Stones to further relax and soften the muscle tissue. She believes very strongly in home care exercises and how they can help further the positive impact of massage therapy. She also has her level 1 craniosacral therapy and a canine animal massage diploma. She deals with animals post surgery and dogs that experience anxiety or have been abused. Tanya enjoys the outdoors loves the Ocean and Kayaking with her spouse and little Chihuahua.

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Andrea Sissons

B.A., R.M.T.

Andrea graduated with Honours from the Centennial College Massage Therapy Program and has experience in both relaxation and athletic massage. Andrea provides a total relaxation experience for her clients which includes special hand and foot treatments which allow clients to let go of their stress and have a restful sleep during the massage. In addition, with her over 15 years in elite level athletic competition and experience as a personal trainer, she has an in depth understanding of athletic injuries and the importance of remedial exercise to help the client with their athletic goals and recovery. Andrea treats a diverse client population from infants to seniors, cancer patients, AIDs patients, palliative care, athletes and pre and post pregnancy. She uses a variety of Swedish, NISA (myofascial), cupping, deep tissue and PNF techniques to provide a therapeutic treatment.

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