Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.  Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain


Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection. Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

Risks of massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication

  • Burns or healing wounds

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Fractures

  • Severe osteoporosis

  • Severe thrombocytopenia

Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or you have cancer or unexplained pain.

Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

Laurie North is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been treating clients for over 10 years, beginning as a Chair Massage Practitioner in 2006. Laurie uses her hands to feel areas of increased tension, muscle knots and weakness to intuitively 

Much of her treatment work is preventative, often discovering some tension areas which her client may be unaware of- from habitually holding certain postures. Laurie strives to educate her clients to understand what it is like to feel relaxed.  


She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)  and the Massage Therapists of Ontario Association (RMTAO)


Laurie intuitively uses Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Oncology Massage. Hot stones may also be used if required to assist in releasing deep muscle tension.  Mobile treatments may be scheduled at your home, hotel, office or cottage.   

A Kneaded Calm Massage studio is located in the Unitarian Place building at 206 Concession St,  Kingston, Ontario- just up the street from the Memorial Centre.  Parking available. 

Some Benefits of Massage Therapy:

  • Low back & neck pain

  • Stiff & sore shoulders

  • Tension Headaches

  • Strains/sprains/muscle spasms

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Whiplash 

  • Sciatica

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Work and Receptive Strain Injuries

  • Arthritis/Tendinitis/Bursitis

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Frozen Shoulder


Mon-Sat 10:00am -9:00pm

by appointment only. 

Contact Us:

206 Concession St.

Kingston, Ontario

E: bookings@akneadedcalmDOTcom

Tel/Text: 613-888-8229