ADDRESS

1 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 9L2

PHONE

902-393-5481

About Able Healthcare

Able Healthcare is the massage therapy practice of Heather Scales, Registered Massage Therapist and Bowen Practitioner. Her goal is to provide the best care for her clients and to help them become as pain-free as possible. She believes every body can benefit from massage therapy for relaxation, stress relief, pain management, injury rehabilitation or for maintaining optimal health.

Heather graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Sutton, Ontario in 1994 and began her massage therapy practice soon after in Charlottetown, PEI. She has worked with chiropractors, acupuncturists, Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine, counselors, and other massage therapists in both Halifax, NS and in Charlottetown, PEI.

Areas of Expertise

Restorative Massage – specialized compassionate touch for people living with cancer. Restorative Massage can be integrated into cancer care at any point.
Bowen Technique – a gentle therapeutic system of subtle and precise mobilizations over muscles, tendons, nerves and fascia that trigger the body’s own self-healing response. Heather has practiced this therapy since 2003 and has achieved the Master Practitioner level of training in Bowen.
Other qualifications:
Swedish Massage, Geriatric Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, joint mobilizations, prenatal massage, therapeutic stretching, Reiki (Level 1), and TRE® (Level 1 Provider).
Before beginning your treatment, Heather will conduct a brief assessment with you to help pinpoint the source of your pain or discomfort. Following this, she will discuss your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan with you.
An interest in complementary healthcare led Heather to study massage therapy after a career in graphic design. She has a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications, Graphic Design  (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), and later on, an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations (Nova Scotia Community College). She worked in public relations for a number of years while practicing massage therapy part-time.
Outside of work Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading, and exploring different parts of the world as often as she can. She has walked the Camino de Santiago three times and looks forward to walking more Camino routes or other long distance walks elsewhere.
Heather is dedicated to helping others and enhancing the well being of her clients. She is pleased to see existing clients and to welcome new clients into her practice.
She is a member in good standing with the PEI Massage Therapy Association (PEIMTA) and is recognised as as a Preferred Practitioner with the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).

Location

Able Healthcare is located in the Charlottetown Health Centre at 1 Rochford Street, in Charlottetown, PEI. The office is on the main level of the building and is easy to locate: come in the front door (there is a red Canada Post box beside the door), straight ahead are two interior windows with a waiting area in front of them. The windows belong to the office of Able Healthcare. Come in and sit down–I will come and get you, or turn the corner to your left; the office door is the first one on your right.
There is street parking available. Richmond Street (beside the Charlottetown Health Centre) and Haviland Street have two (2) hour parking, while on the same side of, and across from, the front door there is one (1) hour parking available. There is a handicapped parking place directly in front of the 1 Rochford Street entrance.