Abby Gauen

     Abby Gauen

There are many things that make being a massage therapist great. Clients come to our clinic with injuries, general tension or pain and I am able to help them. I may see people occasionally because they love to come in for a treat or regularly as part of a plan to improve mobility and decrease pain. I love the diversity of my practice; I never know what is going to be waiting in my treatment room!

If I didn’t tell you I was using my feet, you would never know.
Ashiatsu Massage

The type of massage treatment I particularly enjoy is ashiatsu massage. For this type of massage, I hold onto bars on the ceiling and massage the client with one or both of my feet. The broad, deep strokes feel amazing and unlike anything else you have experienced. I am able to start the stroke at the tip of the shoulder and in one movement move all the way to the client’s toes. I am drawn to this technique because it can be used for the person that wants deep pressure, to decrease tension and for relaxation. If I didn’t tell you I was using my feet, you would never know.

Hot Stone and Aromatherapy Massage

I also offer hot stone and aromatherapy massage. The hot stones are very soothing and relaxing and can be used to relax muscle knots. For aromatherapy, I use essential oils diffused in the air as well as added to the oil to enhance the massage.

Credentials

Massage Therapy Program, Algonquin College - 2008

Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario