Es-Sense of Wellness Massage Therapy was founded in 2008 by Michelle Francis-Smith, Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner, Childbirth Educator and Doula. Clients are provided with a diverse range of health and wellness services all tailored to each individual’s health status and goals. Please join me in taking the first steps to a healthier you!

Private Practice located: 7 Knowles Street Ajax On L1Z 0J8

Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8pm-10pm, Thursdays & Fridays 9am-2pm, Mobile services available for Durham region.

Contact: michelle@essensemassage.ca ~ 647-222-4820

Michelle Francis-Smith: Registered Massage Therapist/ Founder

Michelle’s passion lies in massage for pregnancy, labour, post-partum & massage for infants & children. Along with practicing massage therapy she is an educator at Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic. She possesses a creative and unique ability to understand what her client’s need on their healing journey and provides a compassionate approach to offering solutions.


Registered Massage Therapy: Massage from an RMT can include various types of massage from therapeutic, deep tissue, sports to relaxation and many more in between. I will work with you to create a specific treatment plan suitable to your health needs and treatment goals.

Pregnancy Massage: This treatment is geared towards relieving the aches and pains brought on by physiological changes in pregnancy. Massage therapy during pregnancy prepares the body for labour and delivery by keeping the muscles strong and free from tension and the joints mobile. It is also a great way to practice relaxation techniques in preparation for labour and delivery. This treatment is performed by an RMT with advanced training in safe and appropriate techniques and positioning for pregnancy.

TMJ: Massage therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions, including tinnitus (ringing in the ears), bruxism (teeth grinding), clicking or popping with jaw movements, reduced ability to open the jaw, or any other injuries, pain or muscle tension involving the jaw, face, head and neck.

Manual Lymph Drainage: A type of gentle massage which promotes the natural circulation of lymph through the body. It is especially useful to reduce swelling and edema brought on by injury, surgery or a systemic condition. This treatment may be combined with a massage treatment or performed on its own.

Reflexology: Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet to affect other areas in the body through nerve reflexes. This treatment may be combined with a massage treatment or performed on its own

Reiki: A form of therapy that uses simple hands-on and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. This treatment is integrated into a massage therapy treatment.

Doula Services: A doula is a trained support person for labour and delivery who provides physical, emotional and informational support for the duration of your birth, as well as support as needed before and after. Having a trained doula has been shown to decrease rates of ceasarean surgery, reduce the need for pain medication, reduce need for medical interventions, increase outcomes for babies and increase satisfaction for mothers. As your doula I am also an RMT with specialized post-graduation training in massage therapy for pregnancy, labour, and infants. Please contact me for a free labour support consultation.

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