Registered Massage Therapy
in Waterloo Region

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About Me

   After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Biomedical Sciences, Nicole pursued her interest in manual therapies by completing a massage therapy program in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 2014.

  She has extensive experience with postural/ergonomic issues, pregnancy and postpartum massage, post-surgical cases, scar tissue release, complex conditions, and athletic injuries.

 

  Nicole’s treatment style includes myofascial release, deep tissue massage, postural assessment, and Graston Technique®. Her aim is to effectively treat the area of concern, while still creating a relaxing experience. She focuses on identifying the underlying causes of discomfort to help you efficiently reach your health goals. She’s always happy to answer any questions you may have about whether massage therapy is appropriate for your specific condition.

Memberships/Qualifications:
- Member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (in Good Standing), 2015
- Member of the Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario, 2015
- Graston Technique® M1 training: Graston Technique Provider, April 2015
 - Laval University/University of Calgary: Concussion Management Course, May 2019
Education:
- University of Waterloo: Honours Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Minor in Biology, 2012
- Eastern College: Massage Therapy Diploma, 2014
Covid-19 Training - Public Health Ontario's Infection Prevention and Control Modules:
 IPAC Core Competencies: Additional Precautions, Administrative Controls, Chain of Transmission and Risk Assessment, Control of the Environment, Health Care Provider Controls, Occupational Health and Safety, Personal Risk Assessment

Treatment Offerings

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Yoga Practice
Expecting

Deep Tissue Massage and
Myofascial Release

These techniques define Nicole's main treatment style, and allow her to assess the deeper tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia (connective tissue layer that covers muscles and many other internal structures).

Treatment generally involves minimal lotion with a slower, deeper pressure, and can be used to help alleviate specific symptoms, being an area of discomfort, a medical condition, or a site of injury. Sessions are usually followed by instruction of beneficial exercises and home care.

Sports Massage

Sports massage targets tissues that are affected by your specific sport or activity. This type of massage can help to decrease discomfort and tension, and allow the therapist to assess your risk of injury. Nicole has experience in treating:

 

  • Acute and chronic sports injuries

  • Scar tissue build-up

  • Biomechanical errors

  • Shin splints

  • Restricted joint motion or discomfort

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy massages can be helpful in reducing symptoms that you experience at any stage of your pregnancy. Common issues seen are hip pain, back pain, swelling in limbs, breast tenderness, carpal tunnel, rib pain, and headaches.

 

How do pregnancy treatments  differ from other types of massages? We will make only minor modifications in positioning to ensure the most safe, comfortable, and effective treatment for mom.

Nicole has 5+ years full time experience treating the pre- and post-natal community.

Scar Tissue
Head Massage

Scar Tissue Release

Nicole incorporates a set of stainless steel instruments, called Graston Technique®, to isolate and treat tissue restrictions and scar tissue, as well as reduce pain and restore range of motion. The treatment is non-invasive, and has been scientifically shown to promote rapid and effective recovery from a variety of acute and chronic conditions. These include:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)

  • Lumbar sprain/strain (low back pain)

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis (shoulder pain)

  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)

  • Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Post-mastectomy/caesarean scarring

Relaxation Massage

Stress can alter how we  perceive pain and discomfort, or even change the way our bodies function. It can affect your mood, GI tract movements, breathing, muscle tension, immune response, and sleep.

Massage therapy can help target any of these specific issues, and reduce the symptoms are you are experiencing. Techniques are generally applied more slowly, with the amount of pressure that is preferred by the client.

Postnatal Massage

Postpartum comes with all sorts of new challenges. Massage can help target areas of soreness, pelvic pain, swelling, mastitis, and c-section scar treatment.

 

Recommended treatment at minimum 6 weeks postpartum.

Nicole has 5+ years full time experience treating the pre- and post-natal community.

Pricing

Cost per person, tax included

The Coach House

30-Minute Massage $75

45-Minute Massage $95

60-Minute Massage $110

75-Minute Massage $140

90-Minute Massage $155

 

 

 

 

Cost per person, tax included

60-Minute In-Home Massage $125

75-Minute In-Home Massage $155

90-Minute In-Home Massage $170

120-Minute In-Home Massage $210

Please note:

 - Travel fee may be greater if located outside of Kitchener-Waterloo proper

- Client must be an existing client or be a referral from an existing client to book an appointment

- It is recommended to have a quiet space with minimal distractions for the allotted treatment time

- Massage table, stool, and all other equipment is provided

- Location must be on first floor or easily accessible

- Please allow for a minimum space of 8 ft x 10 ft to ensure the best treatment

- Treatment time will start once client is on the table 

Insurance receipt provided after session if you have massage benefits.

Direct billing is not available at this time.

 

 

 

In-Home Treatments

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Availability

M: 10am - 4pm (alternating BRT & WTR Google)

T: 2pm - 8pm (The Coach House)

W: 2pm - 8pm (The Coach House)

Th: By appointment only

F: By appointment only

Sat/Sun: By appointment only

Email nicolemcmurrayRMT@gmail.com or fill out the contact form below for inquiries, comments, or bookings.

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