WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS
After school, Keeley Shantz, founder of Helping Hands Mobile Massage, noticed that massage therapy was typically accessible to individuals who were able to arrange childcare, leave the house, drive, climb clinic steps, and be in a new, and often over-stimulating, environment.
This phenomenon leads to many people not being provided opportunities to receive vital healthcare.
Through research and observation, and out of years of personal experience, Helping Hands Mobile Massage was born to fill the gaping deficit of truly accessible massage therapy.
WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY?
It is the quality of being able to be reached. In other words, it is the opportunity for everybody to have their unique and specific needs met.
Mobile massage caters to moms and dads, infants, children and teens, professional athletes, the elderly, individuals with various disabilities, mobility aids, and mental illnesses, patients with terminal illness, grieving souls, and homebodies alike.
Mobile massage is about meeting you wherever you are in your life. It’s about listening, understanding and respecting your wants and needs, and working with you to create a treatment plan that will aid you in fulfilling your goals, whether they be to recover from an injury, to increase your mobility, to work through emotional pain trapped inside the body, to practice self-care or body acceptance, or simply to find peace is a tumultuous time.
We invite you to rediscover accessible massage therapy with Helping Hands Mobile Massage any day of the week - including holidays - in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Keeley Shantz, RMT
Founder of Helping Hands Mobile Massage
I've been inspired to offer mobile massage in your home because I want to provide everybody a chance to receive healthcare.
My goal is to provide you with an inclusive, accessible, and client-centred treatment plan in which we work together as a team to rehabilitate your injuries, reduce your pain, and achieve your wellness goals.
My values are compassion and client empowerment through education and mutual respect.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2017 at the top of my class with specializations in sports and hospital environments. Since then, I've furthered my education in pregnancy, lymphatic drainage, oncology, LGBTQIA2+ healthcare, mental health, and end-of-life care.
I have supervised student clinic at a massage therapy college in Toronto and I volunteer in the communities of Markham and Stouffville, where I've gained valuable experience coaching children with various learning styles in several sports.
I enjoy playing and refereeing hockey, skiing and snowboarding, practicing Muay Thai and yoga, meditating, and swimming. In my spare time, I can be found reading fiction, researching topics prevalent to massage, or exploring Stouffville with my dog, Cooper.