Our Practitioners

Karin Sterling, RMT

Karin Sterling has been a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since June 2005. She is capable of applying focused, deep pressure and pays specific attention to the muscle groups in order to alleviate pain or stress. She enjoys helping clients who are experiencing a wide range of conditions—especially headaches and leg injuries. Karin is also certified in therapeutic ultrasound and Myofascial techniques, which she incorporates if these techniques are beneficial to the client. She uses her personal experience of her own injuries to better understand her clients.

Ryan Sterling, RMT

Ryan Sterling has also been working full time as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) since June 2005. He is able to work deeply and specifically into soft tissue, whether the presenting concern is an injury or stress relief. He uses both Swedish and Myofascial techniques, depending on what is more appropriate, for each client. Ryan particularly enjoys the challenge of helping those with low back and shoulder injuries.


Massage Therapy at the CFHC

Our massage therapy program focus is to help you achieve your treatment goal as timely as possible. By working within our Centre, and with a complete team of health professionals, we are uniquely able to provide complete therapeutic care.

We also want to be helpful with your financial situation so we are able to direct-bill many insurance companies, complete automobile insurance paperwork and accept credit and debit cards.

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:

  • Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
  • Stress relief and associated conditions
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
  • Back pain
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Circulatory and Respiratory problems
  • Pregnancy and labour discomfort
  • Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
  • And many other conditions.

Massage therapists participate in a Quality Assurance Programme that assists them in the maintenance of high professional standards and quality care of their clients.

Excerpts from the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario, RMTAO website: www.rmtao.com.