J. Scott McPherson
Scott graduated from Fleming College`s highly regarded three year Massage Therapy program where he practiced the words “no pain, much to gain”. Presented with the Aranka De Szegheo Award for outstanding clinic/outreach placement, Scott`s passion for helping people with the healing arts is clearly communicated through his hands.
Scott`s background as a professional percussionist, and his experience in teaching Djembe (known as “The Healing Drum”) enables him to approach therapeutic massage from a unique perspective earning him recognition as a “tapotement specialist”. Scott combines sports, medical, orthopedic, and holistic modalities in order to facilitate symmetry of the body. Scott practices a variety of techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue release, rhythmical mobilization, and sports massage. Scott utilizes a collaborative approach, balancing current knowledge, with a customized treatment plan to continuously improve your well being and restore symmetry of the body.
Scott comes with a history of having alternative medicine healers in his family. His father practiced as a Polarity Therapist, his mother as an Aromatherapist, and his grandmother treated polio with massage therapy in the 1950`s. After skiing competitively in Banff, surfing in Australia, and performing as a drummer, Scott and his young family have come to settle in Northumberland County, where his great grandfather was born and raised. Recently, Scott provided massage therapy to elite athletes during the 2015 Pan Am games, and continues to facilitate “healing drum” circles in Northumberland County.
“The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing (anatripsis). “For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid” -Hippocrates: 460-380 B.C.
Martha Ciana has been a massage therapist in Port Hope since 2007. Having run her own office for the last seven years she has decided to change her business model and bring her experience to Whale Family Chiropractic community. This move has allowed her to expand her modalities and focus on client education.
Her massage practice focuses on postural assessment, prenatal massage, acute, chronic pain relief as well as relaxation and stress relief. Her modalities include myofascial release, swedish massage, hot stones and lymphatic drainage. She also has a strong passion for home care exercises and Hydrotherapy. The goal of Kinetic Care has always been to keep people moving so the can feel their absolute best.