Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is essential to our overall physical and mental wellness. Massage therapy can help alleviate the discomfort associated with every day occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

We're seeking exceptional, dynamic Registered Massage Therapists.

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Meet your practitioner

Sarah Anne Atkinson

Thai Massage

Restore the flow of energy through the body, increase flexibility and range of motion, athletic performance, mental clarity and energy levels.

This is a body work technique deriving from Asia. The practitioner uses a floor mat, props and pillows to make sure the client is comfortable. It is a full body massage that progresses from the feet leading to the face and scalp with various styles of movement. The Sen (energy lines) are the focus of the massage, with stretching postures and gentle rocking that can be incorporated. This sequence is intended to move blocked energy from the body and stimulate blood flow. The client is to focus on their body awareness during the passive yoga postures. The treatment can relax and energize fatigued and overworked bodies, aid in stress reduction and increase muscle mobility.

Thai massage can be beneficial to athletes, active people, those with desk jobs or repetitive motions, older adults or people with minor acute injury. Different adaptations are made for all body types. Mindful, slow, rhythmic movements with relaxed breathing combined with a calming atmosphere allow you to sink into this blissful technique, leaving you with a feeling of calm and peace. Comfortable, loose clothes are worn during the treatment.

Sarah Anne Atkinson is the Owner of BLISS Yoga & Thai Massage. Managing a life of chronic pain led her to a wellness career. She was introduced to dance in her early childhood – this gave her a place to express energy in motion (emotion).

Thai Massage established a principle of Metta (unconditional loving kindness) that has shaped her life and career with dynamic energy in a dance of surrender. Sarah has a wealth of experience including extensive training as a Thai Massage Practitioner through the Toronto and Ottawa Schools of Thai Massage.

Sarah has also come to understand the personal and professional path of Embodied Boundaries, Desire identification and how to ask for what she truly wants as well as moving past a life of personal trauma. The Somatic Practices she uses help herself and her clients to live a whole hearted authentic life. She believes that everyone deserves to have a life of THRIVING.
She is committed to seeing client, community and global healing!

Please find out more about Sarah here: https://blissyogaottawa.com/