Krista’s practice is described as bespoke. The foundation of her training is Swedish Massage, however she will incorporate different modalities that she has learned along the way. She prefers to customize treatments to each client’s needs whether that includes deep tissue, sports massage or a relaxing rhythmic style combining petrissage with passive stretching and myofacial work to meet your needs.
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face which correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. When this art is applied to the face, Krista practices the Dien Chan principles which is the original method of Facial Reflexology. It will not only relax your entire body but can also give a younger, radiant glow as well as leaving the skin to appear tighter, smoother and plumper.
During this massage water-heated riverbed basalt stones are incorporated to help melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness and increase circulation and metabolism. This therapy promotes deep relaxation and sleep.
* this treatment is contraindicated if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or have an active sun burn
Relax and unwind during this massage intensive treatment. During this botanical journey, enjoy a deep cleansing and customized exfoliation using organic and biodynamic ingredients. A rose quarts gua sha massage will follow to improve blood flow, lymphatic drainage and draw out stagnation in problem areas encouraging metabolic cell repair thus improving signs of aging. Leave feeling refreshed sporting a hydrating glow!
* dermaplaining may be added on to this experience for an additional cost.
Dermaplaning exfoliates the epidermis (the outer of the skin) while removing vellus hair. This treatment is completed by gently gliding a scalpel across the skin to remove dead skin cells and “peach fuzz”. Dermaplaning can help smooth scarring, reduce uneven skin tone, as well as minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
* this treatment is contraindicated if you are using blood thinners, have uncontrolled diabetes, using chemotherapeutic agents, have an allergy to nickel, have a sun burn, active herpes simplex, active acne, pustular rosacea or have been on Accutane in the past 12 months.
Krista graduated from the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001. She continued her studies at The Wat Pho Thai Massage School in Bangkok in Traditional Thai Massage. Her inquisitiveness inspired her to travel and work internationally training other massage therapists at the award winning Silver Rain Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. In 2009 she completed the Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica and in the same year graduated from the Champlain Institute in Toronto where she studied Skin Histology and Medical Aesthetics. She moved to Ottawa in 2014 where she quickly established a loyal clientele with whom she shares her vast knowledge in wellness.
Urban Wellness Ottawa provides registered Massage Therapy, Reflexology and Multireflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Holistic Facial, Dermaplaning and whole body healing from our studio is conveniently located Kanata, OntarioNeighbourhood. We serve patients in Ottawa core and surrounding neighbourhoods. Whether you receive your massage treatment in the early morning, on a weekend or in the evening after work you’re invited to experience the positive results our quality, caring professional Krista Latreille R.M.T delivers. Ottawa Massage Therapy services - Urban Wellness.