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What is Registered Massage Therapy,  and whom does Chelsea treat?


Massage therapy is a non-invasive approach to assessing and treating physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints of the body, primarily by hands-­on manipulation. Assessment and treatment can include orthopedic and neurological testing, soft tissue manipulation (Swedish massage is the most commonly used technique), hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs, and patient education programs. Massage therapy relieves restrictions within fascial, muscular, ligamentous, and tendinous structures to improve the quality of range of motion within joints and improves circulation of fluids, including lymphatic and blood. It is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy that manipulates the soft tissues to alleviate discomfort associated with stress, pain, repetitive overuse and much more. I offer Registered Massage Therapy to humans only. 

What is  Osteopathic Manual Therapy, and whom does Chelsea treat?


Osteopathic Manual  Therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, manual therapy that utilizes a systemic way of treating without discrediting any of the body's physical structures. Structures that may be assessed or treated during Osteopathic Manual Therapy include the musculoskeletal system (i.e., lymphatic tissue, muscular tissue, nervous tissue, ligaments, arteries, veins, viscera, and articular structures, including bones and joints) via manual therapy. The ultimate goal of each treatment is to help the body maintain a balanced state of health, gaining access to the most comfort possible.


The interrelationship between structure and function is a manual osteopathic treatment focal point, meaning Manual Osteopathy addresses the body as a total unit with a structure and function interrelationship, similar to a chain reaction or domino effect. In my practice, I believe that only treating the symptoms (i.e. where the problem ended up) limits one's ability to influence the body's self-healing, self-regulating, and self-defending properties.


I offer Osteopathic Manual Therapy to both humans and animals. 

When and where did Osteopathic Manual Therapy start?


In Missouri, 1874, Dr. Andrew Taylor Still identified and developed the term and method of treatment for "Osteopathy."

What can Chelsea help with, or has she helped with in the past?

  • anxiety and depression

  • learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, dyslexia)

  • pediatric conditions (suckling disorder, colic, digestive complaints, etc.)

  • thoracic outlet syndrome

  • short leg syndrome

  • poor quality of sleep

  • neurological disturbances

  • respiratory-related complaints

  • TMJ pain- face pain

  • poor circulation- swelling, lymph stagnation

  • back pain

  • disc herniations, DDD, DJD

  • chronic/acute pain

  • spinal cord injuries

  • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • fibromyalgia

  • vertigo

  • postural imbalance

  • plantar fasciitis

  • post-concussion disorder

  • ABI (acquired brain injury)

  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)

  • sciatica

  • congestion and circulation complaints

  • postural improvements

  • headaches

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • menstrual pain

  • fertility 

  • hormonal imbalances

  • pre-post natal.

  • post-injury

  • motor vehicle accident

  • sinusitis

  • insomnia and disturbed sleep cycles

  • digestive complaints


Do extended health benefits cover Registered Massage Therapy for humans and Manual Osteopathic treatment for humans or animals?

Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health care profession covered by most extended health benefits. Manual Osteopathy is a non-regulated health care profession covered by most extended health benefits. I am a member of the National Manual Osteopathic Society, which the following Insurance providers recognize: Great-West Life, Green Shield Canada, Manulife Financial, Sun Life, Desjardins Insurance, and Cowan Insurance Group. Extended health benefits do not cover manual Osteopathy for animals.


Who does Chelsea help, and why do most seek Chelsea's help?

Those who may be suffering from chronic pain, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, and or palliative care help them find more comfort in their bodies. 

Does Registered Massage Therapy or Osteopathic Manual treatment hurt?

No. In my practice, concerning both modalities, I use each as the non-invasive treatment therapies I believe are meant to be.

What should I expect during a Manual Osteopathic treatment?

Each treatment will initially consist of an update regarding health history. The treatment will begin with an assessment; however, during the duration of the treatment, I will continue to assess to ensure the techniques being used and the areas treated are consistent with the intended goals.



What should I wear to a Manual Osteopathic treatment?


Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will not restrict your range of motion. For example, sweat pants, leggings, shorts, a t-shirt, and socks. If you cannot wear comfortable clothing to the clinic, you may bring a change of clothes with you and change before your treatment.


What is the cancellation policy, and how late can I change my appointment?


A credit card is required to reserve your appointment. Appointment changes and cancellations require at least 24 hours' notice. If a no-show or short notice cancellations occur, 100% of the treatment fee will be charged to the credit card on file. All cancellation fees must be paid in full before booking any additional appointments. 



When are receipts provided?


Receipts are provided for each treatment and are e-mailed upon completion of treatment. Please advise Chelsea no less than 24 hours before your appointment if you require your receipt to be printed.


Does Chelsea offer in-home treatments or same-day bookings?

In the home, treatments are booked case by case and are available to palliative care, geriatrics and obstetrics patients. Same-day bookings are available case by case and for emergency purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns regarding same-day bookings or in-home treatment, please book the complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.


What methods of payment options does Chelsea accept?


Credit and Debit. No Amex at this time.


What if I have additional questions?

If you have more questions or concerns regarding working with Chelsea, please book the complimentary 15-minute consultation.

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