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Registered Massage Therapist

John received his Diploma in Massage Therapy from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario in 2009. Having registered as a Massage Therapist a short time later, he began his career in his home town of Petawawa.


Wishing to expand his horizons, John soon determined that Ottawa was where he wanted to be.


“Even before graduation, I knew I wanted to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Together, we can benefit from each-other’s experience and expertise, and that, of course, leads to better care for all of our clients and patients."


“I’m often asked why I became an RMT. The simplest answer I can give is that I realized I could use expertise, a bit of time, and effort to help anyone feel better. The somewhat less simple answer comes from a personal history of eye strain, tension headaches, and physical activity. Our bodies do a lot for us each and every day, and for the most part our muscles and joints do everything we ask without question. It’s when they begin to complain that I wanted to be an answer. It is my contention that a little relief goes a long way. Tension headaches, joint pain, postural dysfunction caused by daily work and home positional habits; Massage can help. My goal is for you to walk out of this clinic feeling relaxation where before you felt tension, relief where you felt pain, and freedom where you only felt limitations.”


John specializes in Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy for people of all ages.


  • Headaches/Referred Pain caused by Trigger Points (muscle knots)

  • Postural Muscle Tension (sitting, standing, walking, running) incl. muscle spasm)

  • Injury Rehabilitation in conjunction with Physiotherapy and Osteopathy

  • Muscle Relaxation as an aid for continued Exercise and Exertion

  • John’s techniques are based on Swedish massage.


John MacGillivray
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