ABOUT US

Your Path to Relaxation and Wellness

Your Path to Relaxation and Wellness

We take pride in providing professional, yet friendly and inclusive care. Whether you’re a longtime client or new to massage therapy, we’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

ABOUT KARS MASSAGE THERAPY

Relief & Relaxation in a Welcoming Environment

Relief & Relaxation in a Welcoming Environment

Escape the everyday and find relief at Kars Massage Therapy. Our registered massage therapists specialize in helping you achieve pain relief, reduce discomfort, and promote overall well-being. Whether you’re suffering from computer woes, sports injuries, or general stress, we can create a personalized treatment plan designed specifically for you.

Unlike the hustle and bustle of larger clinics, Kars Massage Therapy offers a unique experience. Nestled in a charming historic Boyd block house in Kars, our cozy atmosphere provides a warm and welcoming escape from the ordinary. Relax in our welcoming environment and let our experienced therapists take care of you.

We take pride in providing professional, yet friendly and inclusive care. Our approach is all about YOU. No matter if you’re a seasoned massage enthusiast or a curious newcomer, we’ll listen to your concerns and tailor a treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome.

MEET THE TEAM

The Hands Behind Your Healing

The Hands Behind Your Healing

Emily Alguire, RMT
Clinic Owner

Emily was born and raised in the village of Kars. She returned over twenty years ago with her husband to build a home and raise their children. In 2003 she graduated from the Algonquin College Registered Massage Therapy program. Emily worked at a multidisciplinary clinic in Ottawa before transitioning to a massage therapy clinic in Manotick.  In 2010 while looking for an opportunity to expand she found the building in Kars and decided it would be the ideal place to establish her own clinic.  Emily is no longer accepting new clients however as  the practice has grown she has proudly supported numerous RMT colleagues to develop their careers at Kars Massage Therapy.

Miche Pouliot, RMT

Miche graduated from Ottawa’s International Academy of Massage in 2013. He worked as an RMT at Goodlife fitness before joining the Kars Massage Therapy team in April 2015 and has not looked back! He has continued his learning by training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST), gaining his level 3 from the upledger institute.

As a client-centered, results-oriented therapist, Miche uses all his modalities and training to provide clients with a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and requests. Everything from gentle calming treatments to deep tissue and injury rehab are available as part of your visit.

Miche loves spending time with his children, his grandchildren, and his dog and cat. He enjoys model-building, attending the occasional Senators game, or making a pretty decent chicken curry.

Cheri Maclachlan, RMT

Cheri has been active in the field for over 25 years. She first graduated from Algonquin college as an RPN but wanting a career that had a more hands on approach to preventative healthcare she was drawn to become an RMT graduating from Sir Sanford Fleming college in 1999.

She has adapted the many diverse techniques learned throughout  her career to effectively treat a wide spectrum of injuries. Whether it is an activity-related injury or pain and tension built up from everyday life Cheri prides herself on creatingeffective treatment plans that will help clients from newborns to elders with their recovery.

Her time away from the clinic is spent outside as much as possible cultivating her love of all things including being physically active, growing things and spending time with friends and family.

Christine Kelly, RMT

Christine brings a notable level of empathy and compassion to her RMT practice, informed by her previous experience as a yoga instructor, Thai Massage practitioner, and Social Worker. Graduating from Algonquin College in 2014 her journey, most recently, has led her to training in Myofascial Release (MFR) seminars as developed by John F. Barnes [see Additional Training]. Clients appreciate Christine’s ability to listen closely and be present with their healing journey.

Christine may introduce breath work and meditative skills (as appropriate) to encourage healing. She has had success with those enduring chronic pain, low back pain, sciatica and/or structural imbalances in the hips. Her specific training working with scars has proved helpful in reducing referred pain. She often works with those suffering with fibromyalgia, anxiety, and depression.

In addition, Christine offers Craniosacral therapy and has had success treating headaches, concussions, jaw and sinus pain. She also offers additional techniques based on the Women’s Health MFR Seminar such as breast massage for discomfort from mastitis or menstrual cycle and supporting clients with treatment dealing with urinary incontinence.

Kathaleen Howell (Fishwick), RMT

In 2015 Kathaleen graduated from the Algonquin College Registered Massage Therapy Program. Her approach to practice is very client-centered with the outcomes being achieved based on individual feedback.  She works within a pressure range from heavy to light based upon unique needs with an emphasis on focused trigger point work.  As a member of her client’s health team Kathaleen’s practice primarily consists of chronic pain management (but loves a varied client base). A busy mom of two young children, she enjoys the outdoors, nature, camping and kayaking.

Alisha Rexford, RMT

In 2020 Alisha graduated from Ottawa’s international Academy of Massage. Prior to becoming an RMT Alisha’s experience as a former nurse assistant led to a keen understanding of the body’s systems and the importance of care grounded in compassion. Training in traditional yoga and meditation practices supported a preventative and holistic approach to wellness.
Alisha has successfully treated many chronic conditions such as disc herniations, whiplash, facet impingement, sciatica, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia and arthritis.

Treatment techniques include guided breath work, meditation, Traditional Swedish Massage, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Trigger Point Therapy, and Movement Therapy.

Alisha’s skill set lies in creating specific client treatment plans geared towards a whole body mindset and integrative approach to the practice of massage therapy.

Outside of her career, Alisha is a mom of three small humans, lover of all things outdoors, camper, hiker, traveler, reader, avid puddle jumper and a forever student of life in all its cycles.

Rose Perry, RMT

Rose graduated from Ottawa’s International Academy of Massage in 2023. She has known since middle school that she wanted to pursue a career in massage therapy and began her journey straight from high school. Her goal as a healthcare practitioner is to treat the root cause of the problem and work within the client’s tolerance to reduce pain/tension in the body. Her main focus is deep tissue, but enjoys a variety of styles and techniques. These include relaxation, swedish massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and active release. She also does cupping and blading upon request [see additional training].

Outside work, Rose enjoys going to the gym and Ferguson Forest dog park with her pug, Noodle. She also loves food, especially when someone else makes it. Christine’s homemade desserts disappear fast when Rose is around.

Keith Fall, RMT

After a successful career in commercial warehousing Keith decided to follow the path he had aspired to in his youth by becoming a healthcare provider. As an RMT he finds fulfillment in being able to support the wellness of his clients. He graduated from the Algonquin College Massage Therapy in 2023.

Keith enjoys helping his clients achieve a better quality of life by decreasing stress, increasing relaxation, and providing therapy to people with new or pre-existing health conditions or injuries. He has a special interest in Rapid Neuro-fascial Reset (see additional training). Keith believes in viewing and treating the body as a whole while in-depth communication enables tailoring the massage to individual needs.

By identifying pain due to muscular imbalances and posture compensations it is possible to decrease the pain and increase a client’s quality of life. His skill and the client’s feedback Keith facilitate teamwork to achieve the desired outcomes.

Keith enjoys being outdoors in nature. He describes the quiet of nature as being his happy place. He finds getting out of the city and away from the fast pace of life helps recharge his batteries so he can be the best he can be for himself and his clients.

Ready to Experience the
Transformative Power of Massage?

Ready to Experience the Transformative Power of Massage?

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or call us at 613-327-2048 or email info@karsmassage.com.