What Massage Therapy Can be Beneficial For

  • Relief of acute or chronic pain due to repetitive stress injuries
  • Postural/muscular imbalances.
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • TMJ discomfort
  • Prenatal massage
  • Headaches and general tension
  • Tendonitis/bursitis
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Stress relief

Frequent Questions


During your first visit your health history form and initial assessments will take place. After filling out the health history form, I will ask questions and possibly perform physical or movement tests to help determine which areas need treatment. You and I will discuss a treatment plan, and then you will be left alone in the room for a few minutes to get yourself ready and on the table. After the Massage portion you may be shown exercises or activities designed to help alleviate your problem areas. Then we will determine a treatment plan for follow-up treatments if they are necessary.

The most important thing for you to do is try and relax on the table and make yourself as comfortable as possible. You do not need to move in order to help us, we will move you or ask you to move if we need to. if you need to adjust your position to get more comfortable by all means do so. We may ask you to assist in the Massage from time to time but otherwise you can relax completely. If you like to talk feel free to do so, if you prefer not to that is ok as well. Your Therapist may ask you questions during your massage and you are welcome to ask questions at anytime yourself. Please say something to your Therapist if you are at anytime uncomfortable with anything during your Massage.

There are some situations when Massage Therapy may not be helpful. It is important that you indicate all your health-related history and medications on our form so that your Therapist can ensure that Massage Therapy will be safe and helpful. There are many medical conditions that could be worsened by Massage Therapy, or medications that should not be taken while getting Massage Therapy. If you are unsure whether or not Massage Therapy will be safe for you, consult your physician.

I have a private treatment room within my clinic.

Asking this question is usually one of the most awkward moments between a Therapist and a new patient. For you to get the most out of your massage it is important that you be comfortable and relaxed during the treatment. We have clean sheets on our tables to cover you and only expose the areas that we are working on. You may undress to your level of comfort from staying fully clothed to being fully unclothed with the assurance that you will not be exposed unnecessarily. Massage Therapy is a hands-on type of therapy and it is common to use oil to help facilitate the gliding of the Therapist’s hands so it is easier to work directly on the skin. Sometimes wearing shorts or shorts and a sports bra may make it easier to perform the physical and movement-based tests.

Massage Therapy will feel different depending on the techniques used. Many Massage Therapists use a form of Swedish massage, which is often the baseline for practitioners. A typical Swedish massage session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body relaxes, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction on the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention any discomfort you feel so that the Massage Therapist can use another approach or technique.

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Do you live in Oakville, Mississauga? You can schedule a session at Zenbar Healing Space
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Jackie Holness
Massage Therapy

12 Elizabeth Street - Unit 1
Grimsby, ON L3M 3K3