Fascial Connections Myofascial Release and Wellness Centre has grown to a team of therapists who possess a passion to pursue excellence in what they do professionally and personally.

All of our Massage Therapists are fully regulated and are members in good standing with the College Massage Therapist of Ontario. Our Physiotherapists are fully regulated and are members in good standing with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario.  Our nutritionist is a member in good standing with CANNP and CAHN-Pro. Our Integral Coach holds the ACC accreditation from the International Coaching Federation.

All of our practitioners fulfill the necessary continuing education requirements and abide by their respective bylaws and regulations.

All of our Massage Therapists and Physiotherapist have obtained Myofascial Release Training as taught by John F. Barnes P.T. and continue to do so regularly.

Tara Hagan-Fields has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006. Branching from traditional Massage Therapy she has specialized in Myofascial Release and Fascial restrictions. Her passion lies within the Women’s Health field.

She is an expert level therapist under the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach™. Tara has trained further with Structural Integration, and Myofascial Release with Lori Zeltwanger P.T.

Her other training in Women’s Health: Pregnancy, Doula, Breast Care for the Cancer Patient, Chronic Pelvic Pain and Visceral Manipulation.

Tara encourages each client to participate in every session. Her belief that awareness provides us with choice and that being aware and present in your body, giving yourself permission to feel, will help you heal from your past; traumas, surgeries, and pains.

See Tara Hagan-Fields if you are experiencing:
• Pelvic Pain – imbalances, torsions, dysfunction, etc
• Sacral Pain – imbalances, torsions, dysfunction, etc
• Pre and post pregnancy care
• External gynecological conditions
• Breast health – mastectomy scarring, radiation scarring, cording, lymphedema, blocked milk ducts, mastitis, poor milk production or difficulties breast feeding, fibrotic breasts, etc
• Abdominal Pain – endometriosis, digestive issues, infertility, adhesions, period pain, incontinence, acid reflux, GERD, etc
• Scar Pain – lumpectomy, mastectomy, c-section, hysterectomy, etc
• Repetitive Strain Injury, soft tissue injury
• Head Pain – concussion, headache, migraine, jaw pain, etc

Tara’s Hours
Monday 8-3
Tuesday 830-6
Wednesday 10-1230
Thursday 830-6
Friday 730-1230

Welcome Nicole!

Nicole Mielke has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2001 after completing her training at Algonquin College’s three year program.  After a traumatic motor vehicle accident that led to weakness, constant pain, headaches and soft tissue injury, Nicole discovered the benefits of John Barnes Myofascial Release.  Myofascial Release was integral to her healing & inspired her to learn the techniques and become an Expert level therapist.

She has also trained in all levels of TraumaPractik, a global approach to trauma and injury and various other orthopaedic assessment courses over the years.

Her passion is helping clients realize their potential to heal and help people increase the awareness of their own body and power.  Her belief is that with a deep sense of caring for the client, allowing a safe space to connect and be present in the body, this will allow for deep healing to occur.

Nicole treats various conditions from postural issues to acute injuries,  pelvic alignment, pre & post pregnancy care and chronic pain.

See Nicole Mielke if you are experiencing:
• Pelvic Pain – imbalances, torsions, dysfunction, etc
• Sacral Pain – imbalances, torsions, dysfunction, etc
• Pre and post pregnancy care
• Breast health – mastectomy scarring, lymphedema, fibrotic breasts, capsular contractures, etc
• Abdominal Pain – digestive issues, adhesions, period pain, acid reflux, etc
• Scar Pain – lumpectomy, mastectomy, c-section, hysterectomy, etc
• Repetitive Strain Injury, soft tissue injury
• Head Pain – concussion, headache, migraine, jaw pain, etc

Nicole’s Hours
Saturday 9-3

Sarah Butler is a Registered Physiotherapist with specialized training and interests in oncology (cancer rehabilitation) and women’s health.

She earned her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University after completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa and a Master of Science in Neuroscience at McGill University.

She has pursued post-graduate education in Lymphedema Therapy, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and Acupuncture to provide more holistic care to her patients.

As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (135 training hours of study and training in Complete Decongestive Therapy), Sarah can help to safely and effectively assist patients with lymphatic disorders through Complete Decongestive Therapy (manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, individualized exercise prescription and self-care education).  Sarah is also registered as an Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer in order to assist people in applying for funding assistance when purchasing compression garments.

In the coming months Sarah will be continuing her training in Myofascial Release and Pelvic Health.

See Sarah Butler if you are experiencing:
• pain, stiffness, restricted movement
• postural imbalance
• lymphedema
• post-traumatic or post-surgical swelling
• chronic inflammation/swelling
• surgical scarring
• axillary webbing/cording
• radiation induced skin changes
• balance impairment
• cancer-related fatigue
• challenges with returning to leisure or work activities after cancer treatment
Sarah’s Hours
Tuesday 830-6
Thursday 830-1130

Michelle Thibodeau knows first-hand what it’s like to live with cancer.

When her husband became ill with brain cancer she saw for herself the side effects that chemo and radiation have on the body and became determined to support his treatments with alternative medicine, and supplements as well as dietary and nutritional corrections.

The research Michelle conducted convinced her to pursue studies and become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist to help others reach optimal health and overcome illness caused through nutritional deficiencies and imbalances in essential nutrients.

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist her principal function is to educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition. Focusing on the idea that no two people are exactly the same, she works with clients to teach them about the significance of poor nutrition.

With proper nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes, a person can provide their body with the right tools to help fight off disease, infections and health conditions naturally. Michelle has learned through training and personal experience the difference that good nutrition can make when dealing with many different types of ailments.

Along with being a Certified Holistic Nutritionist she is also a Certified Professional Cancer Coach. Michelle offers Cancer Workshops and Cancer Coaching Support Services in the Ottawa, Ontario area.

Michelle’s Hours
Tuesday 10-2
Thursday 3-7

Elizabeth (Liz) has many interests and hobbies that fill her time. She is a married, a mother to one son, step-mom to four kids and a GrandOma to four wonderful wee children. She spends a lot of time in her garden, reading and if you ask anyone about her, the great passion is travel.

Liz is the president of her own consulting company and specializes in Human and Organizational Development. Coaching is where her heart lies now and her deep caring and curiosity for people and helping them become the best they can be led her in that direction.

Liz is now a Master Integral Coach©. Integral Coaching™ is a holistic approach to moving individuals, groups and teams from a current to a future state within their decided topic. The Integral Coaching™ model involves a series of face to face meetings, where Liz and her client work towards deep change and sustainable growth. An individualized program is created by Liz and agreed to and built upon by the client. This program is the framework for subsequent meetings and “muscle building”. Practices are given each coaching session which provide deeper learning and insight for the client. Coaching programs can be as short as two sessions and generally last 6 – 10 sessions.

Since graduating from Integral Coaching Canada in 2010, Liz has over 900 hours of coaching individuals and teams and is now holds the ACC accreditation from the International Coaching Federation. International Coaching Federation. Liz has coached people who are interested in their own personal growth and development as well as leaders and executives in small and large organizations.

Professional Integral Coach© (Ottawa, 2010)
• 200 hours of classroom instruction (Master Level – International Coaching Federation)
• 200 hours of client coaching – during certification
• Post certification 900+ hours
• International Coaching Federation – Associate Certified Coach

In addition, Liz has always been interested in learning programs and has designed and delivered programs for all age groups – children to senior adults. She has created national level Aquatic Leadership Programs, leadership development programs in the voluntary sector, and multiple learning and skill development programs at the Municipal level, non profit and private sector. Liz has worked with Municipal Government departments in developing and implementing succession planning and leadership development programs. She had a 25 year “gig” with the City of Ottawa.

Liz is now “semi-retired” and plays where she feels called. Coaching, teaching small groups of adults, and volunteer work in the community.

Liz’s Hours
Please call for appointment bookings.

More information about Liz’s services can be found on the Integral Coaching page.