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Now available at 
Commanda Community Centre
in Commanda, ON

How can I help?

My mission is to help decrease your pain so you get back to doing the things you need to do, and the activities you want to do.

At Exhale Massage Therapy Studio, we believe that massage therapy is an effective way to reduce pain, promote relaxation, reduce stress and improve overall health. With over 6 years of experience, Amanda specializes in providing relief to those experiencing chronic pain, injuries, and even pregnancy-related discomfort. 

Amanda is proud to offer a wide range of massage services that are tailored to your individual needs. No matter what your body needs, our Massage Therapist, Amanda, is here to help. Visit us today and experience the power of massage therapy and how much better you can feel.

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who we are

Amanda Boudreau, RMT

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Outside of work you will usually find Amanda working on her other businesses, or on her homestead, taking care of animals, growing food, having fun with her daughters and husband and around the community, at the markets, or festivals. Come and get some eggs or homegrown veggies.

Amanda became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2017 with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. She graduated from Ontario College of Health and Technology in Hamilton in 2017. With 6 years experience, Amanda welcomes patients with acute and chronic conditions as well as those wanting to achieve a higher state of wellness. Amanda’s treatment plans are based on a thorough assessment, goals of the patient, and home care exercises.

 

Her treatment methods include myofascial release, joint mobilizations, hot stones, prenatal massage, and Swedish techniques to maximize the health and well-being, decrease pain, and increase mobility of her patients.

 

She is also a strong believer in educating patients about the nature of their condition, how the anatomy works, and how to optimize their recovery by developing good movement habits and implementing effective home-care techniques.

 

She has also taken advanced courses in sports massage therapy and can help with sports injuries and help develop good movement patterns to prevent future injuries.

Contact us to discuss your needs and see how she can help you feel better.

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I'm a Massage Therapist. I solve problems you didn't know you had, in ways you don't really undersand.

Our Services

We do not have access to WiFi and there is no cell service at the community centre. I can offer visa debit or credit card payments, as well as direct billing to insurance, submitted later in the day. 

HST is not applicable at this time, but will be added when necessary.

How Long should I book for? 

First appointment requires a 15 min assessment/interview in addition to the below treatment times. 

30 minutes suitable for 1-2 specific issues or pediatric treatment

60 minutes suitable for 2-3 specific injuries, or non-specific full body.

90 minutes suitable for 5+ different issues or more in-depth full body.

New Client Appointments:
75 Mins $120 (15 minute interview/assessment and 60 min Treatment)
45 Mins $85 (15 minute interview/assessment and 30 min Treatment)
Therapeutic, Sports Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release
90 minutes - $140
60 minutes - $100
30 minutes - $70

Therapeutic massage is flexible enough to accommodate your individual needs. Massage therapy combines a number of techniques designed to decrease pain, increase flexibility, and decrease future injury through relaxation. Most treatments also include home care exercises. 

Pre & Post-natal Massage Therapy
90 minutes - $140
60 minutes - $100

Prenatal Massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be during and shortly after pregnancy. Positioning, pillows and cushions are used to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation for both body and mind. Mother and baby share in the benefits as stress and tension melt away, leaving you feeling balanced and energized. Relief of stress on feet, ankles, low back and neck, as well as reducing swelling, are all benefits of a Prenatal Massage. 

Hot Stone Massage Therapy - NEW
90 minutes - $165 (Special OFFER $140 for a limited time)
75 minutes - $140 (Special OFFER $120 for a limited time)

Hot Stone Massage Therapy treatment uses heated stones which are used during the massage. The warmth generates a deep penetrating heat. We use oil and basalt stones to work out tension and tight muscles. The result is a calm and relaxed patient following the treatment. This treatment is longer than therapeutic massage therapy because hot stone treatment is a full body treatment. Areas worked: back, legs, shoulders arms hands and neck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I tip my massage therapist?

No, you do not have to tip your massage therapist. As a health care professional, similar to a physiotherapist or chiropractor, you are not expected to tip. Save your money and put it towards your next massage. If you really enjoyed/benefitted from your massage, consider recommending us to a friend or family member in need. 

How can I pay for my treatment? 


We can offer credit or Visa debit payments(when added at the time of booking), direct billing to insurance, as well as e-transfer or Cash. If you'd prefer to pay by e-transfer please send your email before you come as cell service is likely non-existent at the Community Centre. WIFI is also not available, so I will process all payments/insurance afterwards.

How should I prepare for my massage treatment?

It is recommended that you:
  • Drink lots of water to ensure you are well hydrated before your massage treatment.
  • If possible, you wear loose fitting clothing or work-out gear to assist your therapist with your assessment.
  • Showering before treatment is a good idea, especially in the summer.
  • ​If you want your feet worked on, cleaning your feet before treatment is a good idea.
  • Bring an open mind. Often your therapist will talk to you about biomechanics, or physiology and may provide ideas that challenge how you thought your body works. Check out the blog to see more. ​

What Kind of Massage will I get? 

All treatment is custom-tailored to your specific needs. Don't want me to touch your neck? No problem. Want extra work on your legs? You got it. Your treatment is to help you feel your best. I want to get you back to those activities or jobs you thought you couldn't do anymore because you're "getting older" and "it's normal to be sore as we get older" Whether your in your 20's or 60's, this does not have to be the case (for many people). 

Will Massage Therapy hurt? 

Generally, no. Massage should not be painful. At times, when working on tender points, or injured or overused tissues some discomfort may be felt, but this should never be to the point of pain. Please speak up if something is uncomfortable. 
When should I arrive for my massage therapy treatment? 

Appointments always start and end on time. I recommend you arrive 5 minutes early, so we can maximize your hands-on time. We will usually go over some home care exercise, so I may ask you to get dressed about 5 minutes before the end of our time together. Without access to cell service or wifi, I will process payments later in the day, and rebooking should be done online, at your convenience. I apologize for the inconvenience.

What if I'm running late? 

If you are late, please understand that your appointment will still begin when you arrive, provided there is still at least 30 mins(of 45+ mins booked) remaining, but you are still expected to pay for the full appointment booked. If you booked only 30 mins, we will not do the treatment unless there is at least 20 mins left. Within 1 hour of your start time, the full amount is due, regardless of how much time you receive.

Are treatments silent or do you talk the whole time? 

Generally, I follow the lead of my patient. I will usually ask a couple of questions at the beginning of treatment and if conversation trails off that's fine. But, feel free to tell me during intake that you prefer a silent treatment. In that case, I will only check in about pressure, turning over or if I need you to actively move, or resist to help release/relax certain areas. 

Why is massage so expensive? I only have $500 of insurance, I can only come x number of times this year.

Massage therapy is not expensive. It's an investment in one's health, and nothing is more valuable than that. Your company provided insurance is not usually adequate to provide suitable coverage for most patients to achieve wellness. Without realizing, many jobs are very repetitive, so even without a specific injury, you job could still be causing you pain. For example, many office worker actually have forearm tension, but don't report wrist pain, so working forearms would be preventative. 
Many companies do not understand the benefits of massage to employees overall well being, stress levels, and decreases in repetitive strain, and therefore they do not ensure enough coverage.
Massage therapy is health care, so keep your receipts and they may help as medical expenses for tax purposes, with other expenses not covered, like glasses, prescriptions, or dental expenses. 
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