Joel Ackerman, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Joel enjoys practicing all aspects of massage therapy, including myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, pregnancy massage, sports massage, deep-tissue massage, and of course, relaxation massage.  He also has additional training in Shiatsu massage and craniosacral therapy.

“The more experience I gain as a Massage Therapist, the more amazed I am at the wisdom and complexity of the human body.  I have learned how vital it is to look at all aspects of each person individually, and to quickly and accurately determine the best course of action to help that person attain their health goals. I am happy to dig an elbow and apply deep tissue techniques if that’s what seems warranted, but as time goes on, I am more drawn to, and have had more success using the more subtle techniques such as myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, to facilitate the innate healing ability of the body.”

Joel’s career as a Massage Therapist has provided him with a wide array of clinical experience, including working with spinal cord and brain injuries, varsity athletes, and Veterans (VAC). He has also had considerable clinical success treating headaches, low-back pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and an assortment of other musculoskeletal issues.

Joel graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2009, and is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  He is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.  Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Joel worked at various jobs in offices, hotels, and restaurants, and taught English overseas. He graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1998 with a Bachelor of Social Science. When not at work, Joel is kept quite busy chasing after his two young children. When time allows, he also enjoys swimming, kayaking, yoga, playing guitar, and gardening.

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