Massage therapy is the holistic application of physical touch to affect the systems of the body, including the muscular, skeletal, digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems. Massage therapists work on your muscles and other soft tissue to help you achieve optimal function of your physical body so that you feel more limber, comfortable and relaxed.

therapeutic massage

A full body remedy to tight muscles, or targeted application of pressure and muscle manipulation to a specific area requiring special attention.

 

Relaxation, deep tissue and sports massage available.

prenatal massage

A specialized massage for expectant mothers to find relief and relaxation as your body changes. You will be offered various position options to support your body throughout your massage. 

warm oil scalp massage

The head carries a great deal of the stress, and a warm oil scalp massage is a beautiful and soothing way to let go and truly relax. You will feel the benefits of a scalp massage through the head, into the jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles, while also stimulating hair follicles and relieving headaches and tension.

ashiatsu

This specialized style of massage is performed by your practitioner holding onto bars attached to the ceiling and using their feet to add extra pressure and compression to your body. In addition to releasing trigger points and softening connective tissues. It is slower and more powerful as it is applied with greater force. Ashiatsu barefoot massage is the deepest tissue massage available and has many long lasting benefits, including reduced chronic pain, increased flexibility and less stress. It is so deep that it even accesses the internal organs, but won’t leave you sore the next day! 

TMJ massage

TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) can present in a number of different ways, including headaches, neck tension, ear pain, clicking/tension/pain/tiredness in and around the joint connecting the jaw, cheekbone, and skull. Clenching, grinding, one-sided chewing, constant mask-use, physical trauma, etc can all contribute to increased tension in the muscles and connective tissue acting on the jaw.

 

A TMJ massage can effectively treat many forms of TMJD and will typically include intra- and extra-oral massage of the muscles of the jaw, head, and neck, followed by after care that you can do at home. All COVID protocols are very carefully followed during this service.

traditional thai massage

Traditional Thai Massage is an ancient healing art with roots in both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. During a Thai massage, the client lies fully clothed on a mat on the ground while the practitioner moves the client through a gradual series of yoga-like positions while at the same time as working out any muscle tension. Using stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques aimed at releasing blockages and improving flexibility and circulation, the client experiences a deep release resulting in the improved flow of energy throughout the body.

 

The benefits of Thai massage are wide and varied, from pain relief to increased mobility and flexibility to greater relaxation and reduced anxiety. This more active form of hands-on therapy is a beautiful interaction between massage and yoga, which you know we fully get behind here at Nest!

How to stream your virtual class through MindBodyOnline

You can join us online for one of our movement classes from the comfort of your home using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Once you register for your class you will receive an email confirmation 30 minutes prior to the start of class with a link to access the class.  If you register less than 30 minutes before the class, you will receive the link right away. 

 

Click on the link in the email that says “Click here to join”.

 

Turn on your camera and mic to say hello if you wish, and then we’ll get started!

Nikki Leith

Nikki has more than 20-years of experience in customer service within the retail environment. She always found herself drawn towards administrative tasks as she enjoys them immensely.

 

Through a serendipitous encounter, she is now joining the Nest team and can’t wait to make a positive impact. 

  

Nikki lives in Owen Sound with her husband, daughter, son, and dog. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and with the Optimist Club.

Lindsay Boyd

Lindsay is a passionate yogi who loves the freedom that comes with getting into her body and out of her head. She has a Masters degree in International Social Development and 15 years experience working as a marketing and communications professional in the sustainability field. Her commitment to healthy living is both personal and extends outward to the planet. She is active in her community leading the West Toronto Kids Run for Nature in support of WWF-Canada for the past 5 years for which she won the David Lin Memorial Award for volunteerism in 2019. After leaving her corporate job for more flexibility and to pursue her passion for wellness, Lindsay successfully completed her training in kids yoga, her 200hr yoga teacher training with Power Yoga Canada in 2019 and her Pilates Mat certification through Equinox in 2020. Since then, she has been building her own business sharing her love of and curiosity about movement and mindfulness for all bodies of all ages at all stages.

Liz Coucean

Liz is a multidisciplinary wellness practitioner, passionate about offering space and guidance for individuals to experience inner peace, healing, a calmer mind, and the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves and their environment. 

 

Liz currently specializes in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and she is also a Reiki Master. She received her 300+ hour yoga teacher training and certification within the classical lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, under Ante and Felicia Pavlovic, mindfulness training with Dr. Shailla Vaidya (MD MPH CCFP(EM) C-IAYT) and reiki certification within the lineage of Mikao Usui.

Jan Jahed

Jan was trained through the Traditional Thai Massage Association of Ontario adding this offering to his vast bodywork practice. His other specialty areas include Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Herbal Compress, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head & Neck Massage, Trigger Point Release, Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy.

 

Jan’s goal is to provide every client with a personalized massage therapy experience that focuses on their unique conditions, needs and goals. He encourages involvement from his clients, and values their feedback in order to offer the best client service.

 

Jan is a life-long learner and speaks several languages including English, French, Russian, Persian-Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki and some Spanish. He values open mindedness and compassion for others: whole-hearted listening and connecting through empathy and understanding. He is an avid sportsman, loves classical music, reads literature, Philosophy, poetry and is a loyal lover of the great Canadian outdoors.

Karen Steele

Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Barefoot massage Therapist ® and Foot Reflexologist, and Yoga Therapist

 

She has been involved in healing work and spiritual practices since she was a young teenager. She believes that real transformational change happens over time, at a slow and steady pace. She brings this way of approaching the healing process to her work with clients – that is, with consciousness, sensitivity, awareness and compassion.

 

In addition to the treatment she provides, Karen will often recommend self-care practices as part of an ongoing treatment plan. To provide the best possible client care, referrals to other healthcare professionals may also be given to support the treatment plan.

 

Karen looks forward to the opportunity to working with you as a part of embodying well-being.