CHRIS ALLARD
Registered Massage Therapist, RMT

Chris Allard (he/they) has been a Registered Massage Therapist(RMT) for over 20 years.

 

Prior to that, he had worked in both the restaurant industry and social work field, and completed an undergraduate degree in psychology.

 

A graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Toronto (1998), Chris feels very fortunate to have found immense satisfaction in their chosen career.


As an RMT, Chris seeks to deliver the highest quality treatment for a diverse range of needs - customizing their approach to suit each individual while fostering a safe and comfortable environment.

 

He is committed to lifelong learning in regards to the systemic issues that contribute
to stress and its impact on individual wellbeing. His 20+ year massage practice is dedicated to providing body-neutral, anti-racist and 2SLGBTQ+/gender-inclusive massage therapy for pain and
stress relief. They strive to create an experience grounded in support, equality and respect.

 

Chris’s extensive education, knowledge and hands-on experience allow him to address a variety of health concerns such as:

  • chronic or acute injuries

  • post-surgery healing/scar care

  • muscle tension

  • pain/discomfort

  • headaches/migraines

  • repetitive movement strains

  • physical & emotional stressors

  • pre- and post-natal massage(pregnancy)

  • general relaxation

  • General Swedish Massage

  • Myo-fascial Release Therapy (connective tissue work)

  • Therapeutic

  • Taping

  • Trigger Point Release

  • Hot Stone

  • Cupping Massage

 

More recently he has taken courses in pelvic health for clinical settings (an intro course followed by another specific to trans & gender diverse needs). Chris is also a member of the newly formed Gender-Affirming Care Advisory Committee, a project organized by Hamilton’s Trans Health Coalition.


Chris loves assisting each client in understanding what is going on with their body and how they can take action to improve their health.

 

In addition to their practice in downtown Guelph, we are pleased to have them join us here at Blueberry Therapy for Friday and Saturday appointments. Book
today to begin your journey towards improved health and functionality within a safe and affirming space.

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