Welcome to Encircled Healing’s FAQ! If you don’t find your answers here, drop me an email at vanesa@encircledhealing.com. I’d love to hear from you!


What are some of the benefits of massage therapy?

On top of the relaxation effect, you may find that you experience:

  • Increased circulation
  • Diminished pain
  • Restored range of motion to the affected structures
  • Restful sleep
  • Less anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Improved posture
  • Less stress

Is massage therapy safe for me?

That depends! Communication is key and that’s why I emphasize having a thorough assessment when we first meet each other! Together, we’ll go through your health history, address your primary concerns, and I will perform a 10-15 minute orthopedic assessment to rule out any red flags, provide you with a proposed treatment plan that is safe by CMTO standards.


What is cupping therapy?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese technique used to address muscle tension. Depending on the practitioner’s educational background, you may find various techniques. Personally, I use plasticĀ and silicone cups as they adhere to the CMTO standards and that is what I am trained under! Ask me for more details on how cupping can benefit you!

How long have you been a registered massage therapist for?

I have been a practicing registered massage therapist in Burlington, ON since August 2017 and volley back and forth between my two locations in Burlington and Milton!