Top Choice Awards 2018: Please vote for us!

We’ve been nominated by you, our clients, for the third year in a row as top massage clinic in Ottawa!

Many of you threw your support behind us two years ago and we were thrilled to be voted Ottawa’s Top Massage Therapist in 2016.

Vote Now

Voting has opened for the 2018 Top Choice Awards, and we hope we might have your vote as top massage clinic again this year!

Top Choice Award Nominee 2018

Thank you as always for your continued support and patronage,

The Body Poets Massage Therapy team

Gut Feelings – The benefits of abdominal massage

Overall fitness includes abdominal muscle and digestive health. Sarah Million, RMT explains why.

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By: Sarah Million, RMT

Sarah is a believer in whole body health. She treats everything from bellowing bellies, maddened muscles, and nervy nervous systems to help attain a body-wide wellness.


Would you let a stranger rub your belly?

What about a trained professional? In my role as a registered massage therapist I can ease muscle pain, mobilize joints, assist fluid flow, mobilise connective tissue, and yes, I am trained and qualified to provide abdominal massage.

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The Gluteals – a pain in the ……

The buttock muscles are powerhouses of movement in the body. Surprisingly, they can get painful from just sitting around, as well as from overwork. Three major buttock muscles, the gluteals, will benefit from massage care, stretching, and strengthening.

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Muscle of the month: The Gluteals

Gluteals, glutes, buttock, rear-end, hiney; these muscles have been given many names over the years, and I’m sure you can think of a few more!  But (pun intended), did you know you have three gluteal muscles on each side? The gluteals consist of the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus. Each has its own specific actions and pain pattern, which helps your massage therapist differentiate which glute is the dysfunctional one.

Gluteus Maximus: The big Kahuna

Gluteus maximus - ottawa massage blog Gluteus maximus (cut) lies over top of all hip muscles

Actions – Extends, laterally rotates, abducts and adducts the hip (moves leg away from or toward the body)

Common pain culprit – Sitting for an extended period of time (underwork), or conversely, excessive hill or stair climbing (overwork)

The gluteus maximus is the largest of the glute muscles, as you can tell by its…

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Vote for us in the 2017 Top Choice Awards

Many of you threw your support behind us in 2016, and we were thrilled to be voted Ottawa’s Top Massage Therapist in 2016.

Voting has opened for the 2017 Top Choice Awards, and we hope we might have your vote as top massage clinic again this year!

Top Choice Award Nominee 2016

Thank you for your continued support and patronage,

The Body Poets Massage Therapy team

Happy Camper

This post was originally published on the Almonte blog of Body Poets Massage Therapy.

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Almonte massage therapist Ellen SymonsBy: Ellen Symons
Ellen is a registered massage therapist and the owner of Body Poets

I’ve just spent 30 wonderful days at Camp Calm.

Without leaving home.

And I am certainly happier and more at ease because of it.

Camp Calm is David Cain’s “30-day virtual workshop for learning the basics of meditation and mindfulness.”* If you are not already reading David’s blog, Raptitude – Getting Better at Being Human, then I highly recommend that you check it out. And I definitely recommend Camp Calm as a way to start meditating, or to deepen your current practice.

I’ve written about my journey with meditation before on this blog, and reviewed an app here, and because it’s important to me to share things I think others might like, I want to share this most recent experience too.

This was Camp Calm 2 – there were almost 400 campers…

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‘Barefoot’ running is saving my soles — Almonte Massage Therapy by Body Poets

By Ellen Symons, RMT Ellen used to be a recalcitrant runner who felt as if she were carrying a refrigerator on her back, but in her minimalist shoes she feels lithe as a gazelle. She doesn’t know if minimalist running is for everyone, but she’s sure enjoying her runs much more these days. Initially […]

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