• About Melanie
  • What is an RMT
  • Rates
  • Massage Techniques
  • Massage Therapy in Ottawa
  • Policy
  • About Melanie Ransom, RMT

    Melanie Ramson

    Melanie graduated with a diploma from the Massage Therapy program at the International Academy of Massage 2008 where she had the opportunity to serve a wide range of populations in Ottawa. Melanie performs treatment oriented massage therapy; builds effective treatment plans to best address individual needs and recommends self-care such as stretching and remedial exercise. Melanie’s strengths include excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills and, of course, much appreciated hands.

    Melanie strongly believes in the power of therapeutic massage and how it can impact a person’s life in more ways than we may fully understand. Her intent is to educate and encourage people to integrate massage therapy to create and maintain long-term health and well-being for the patient.

    Melanie has a great passion in providing individual care to a variety of both acute and chronic pain suffers with conditions that range from repetitive strain injuries, muscular tension, headaches, tendinitis, sports injury and postural dysfunction. Melanie also holds a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Thompson River’s University (BC) and is an ardent supporter of animals and the environment.

    What is an RMT

    An RMT is a registered massage therapist. In Ontario, an RMT must graduate from a training program of a minimum of 2,200 hours (equivalent to 3 years in a college program). Following their education, they must pass a written exam and on-site clinical exam (OSCE), conducted by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). The CMTO is the body that regulates massage therapy in this province. All RMTs have sound training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, treatment protocols, massage technique and basic research skills. There is a certain similarity and compatability with physiotherapy, athletic therapy, and other regulated manual therapies.


    1 hour: $115 including GST/HST

    1.5 hour $170 including GST/HST

    2 hour $220 including GST/HST

    Preferred forms of payment are cash and debit. Credit cards accepted (no tap at this time) and e-transfer accepted.

    Massage Techniques

    Deep tissue
    Myofascial release
    Trigger Point Therapy
    Range of motion techniques
    Applied shiatsu and Thai massage inspired techniques
    Relaxation – gentle or deep, as you need it
    Pain relief

    Massage Therapy in Ottawa

    Maitland Massage offers the best possible care for your body. Whether you have an injury or are coming in for preventive work (stress reduction, stiffness, etc.), we can guarantee you will enjoy your treatment.

    Your first appointment should normally be 1 hour long, or 1.5 hours if you have a very complicated health history. We will discuss your health history, your current purpose in coming for massage therapy, and develop a treatment plan with you.

    Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. We issue receipts for extended health insurance and income tax purposes. Maitland Massage is located at 878 Maitland Ave, with ample free parking. Our Ottawa-based massage therapy clinic was founded in 2009. We look forward to treating you!


    Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice required or full fee charged.

    Privacy Policy: Maitland Massage endeavors to keep your private information secure. Details to follow. Digital information is protected, and paper records are kept under lock and key.

    Sexual harassment policy: Sexual innuendo or other forms of harassment will not be accepted. Legal charges may be applied. This is a clinic for registered massage therapy exclusively.