251 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa 
K1N 7E1

email: info@upwarddogyoga.ca
call: 613-241-YOGA(9642)
text: 613-407- YOGA (9642)

Yoga, Barre, Pilates
Registered Massage Therapy
in the very heart of Byward Market
Stephen Kenward RMT

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Steve has always had interest in therapeutic massage, and has hundreds of hours of hands-on experience invested in massage before completing formal training. He graduated from the 2200 hour RMT course at Elegance College in April, 2015, and is a registered member of the CMTO and the RMTAO. Areas which Steve has focused on include orthotherapy/joint manipulation, myofascial release techniques, deep tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, remedial exercise, manual lymphatic drainage, and has developed a reputation for being especially skilled at working on the foot/ankle and hand/wrist, which he believes is often at the bottom of a significant number of the most common dysfunctions of the body, especially at the hip and shoulder.

His approach to Massage is very treatment and preventative oriented, “It’s not sufficient to treat the symptomatic areas; you need to identify and treat the causes as well.” His method of treatment focuses specifically on addressing the muscle imbalances that have occurred either over time due to uncorrected posture, or to body mechanics compensation due to injury. Steve has studied extensively with a registered ortho-therapist, and has taken a Body Mechanics in the Work-place course. He has also studied the body mechanics and proper posture of performance for musicians from the standpoint of pedagogy while studying Music Composition and Conducting at Wilfrid Laurier University; these areas of experience aid Steve in identifying the postures and repetitive motions which may be at the root of the conditions his clients present with.

Steve has also worked in the past as a stone mason, and as a finish carpenter. He is a fully accredited Home Inspector, as well as having owned and operated a hardwood flooring & mouldings business for 10 years. He has also conducted both adult and children’s choirs through many concerts.

Steve has 2 children aged 15 and 13, and thoroughly enjoys sharing in their diverse interests, as well attending karate and playing tennis with them. His continuing education interests are in natural nutrition and kinesthetic (sports, yoga, and work) related injuries, in no small part to be able to contribute and benefit his children's interests.
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Registered Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be beneficial for the management of stress, reduce muscle tension, edema, and pain. It may improve circulation, range of motion, and speed the healing process of soft tissue injuries. Your massage therapist will perform a comprehensive assessment to help determine the best course of treatment and modalities to be used.


 The following modalities and massage treatments will be available:


Deep Tissue Therapy: Slow and powerful stokes are used to target deeper muscle layers and connective tissue to help eradicate scar tissue and adhesions and to lessen muscle tension and trigger points.


Swedish Massage: Long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibrations and tapping are applied to the soft tissue structures of the body to induce relaxation and prevent or alleviate pain, muscle spasm, and stress.


Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage: Pregnancy, a state of wellness associated with physiological and emotional changes. The therapist will safely address the specific needs of pregnant and postpartum women, while being aware and sensitive to any contraindications and risks.


Joint Mobilizations: When indicated the massage therapist applies a gentle sustained or vibrational force to the client’s joint in effort to maintain joint range of motion, decrease joint pain, and increase inert tissue elongation.


Visceral Mobilization Massage: Various massage techniques applied to the abdomen to help alleviate constipation, fascial adhesions, and painful triggers points.


Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD): Gentle pumping and stroking techniques are used to promote the flow of excess lymphatic fluid within the body when swelling, congestion or edema occurs.


Myofascial Release: Numerous massage techniques are applied to the superficial layer of fascia that surrounds our muscles, in effort to stretch and reshape the fascia, therefore restoring range of motion and comfort.


Sports Massage: Deep Tissue and Swedish massage techniques used on those involved in sports to help prevent or treat soft tissue injuries.


Trigger Point Therapy: The focus of the massage treatment is to reduce “knots” that form within a muscle belly from overuse, poor posture or an injury. The muscle is warmed up, the trigger points are identified and digital pressure is applied, followed by a passive stretch.


Scar Mobilization: Massage techniques are applied to a surgical, burn or traumatic scar in hope to visually reduce the scar, increase impeded range of motion, regain sensation, and decrease pain and discomfort.

PNF Stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation): A contact-relax method of stretching commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion.


Each registered massage therapy appointment includes an interview and assessment, 60 or 90 minute massage treatment, and prescription of remedial exercise or homecare. 




* $90 for 1hr treatment

* $130 for 1.5hr treatment

*$170 for 2 hr treatment

       *HST Included


Things to know:


* Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.



* Please eat 1-3 hours prior to your treatment.


* A PDF version of the Health History Form is available on-line for your convenience. Please print and fill it out prior to your first scheduled appointment.


* As a courtesy to the massage therapist and Upward Dog Yoga Centre please allow 24hrs for cancellations.

Please note - last minute cancellation (same day) is $30 fee
No show is a full price fee to compensate the therapist lost time

Please be respectful of our time



Stephen Kenward, RMT is available the following days and times for registered massage therapy treatments.

Monday to Saturday 11 AM to 6:30 PM

To book a Registered Thai Yoga Massage appointment with Avi Davies, RMT, please call Upward Dog Yoga Centre at 613-241-9642, text 613-407-9642, e-mail udycentre@gmail.com  or click here to book online