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Pain has an element of blank, it cannot recollect when it began or a time when it has not!

Emily Dickinson

When you experience injury and pain it is not uncommon to feel that you will never be well again!  It is almost as if to avoid more discomfort your body convinces you that this is normal and goes into protective mode to try to minimize the pain you are experiencing.  Unfortunately this can be the very worst thing for you as you quickly set up a new pattern of movement, guarding against further discomfort as you compensate for your injury or restriction, often causing a whole new set of problems as your body works contrary to it’s natural pattern.   That’s why here at Dragonfly Release we are passionate about working with you to provide a range of holistic therapies and tailored retreats, including massage, Reiki and creative activities and workshops, to help you restore and maintain your body’s natural balance, enabling your mind and body to heal themselves.

Dragonfly Release Holistic Centre first opened in 2010.  Originally based in Bedford, Dragonfly Release relocated to St Margaret’s Bay in 2012.  A recent move to be closer to family, finds us again relocating the business.  This time we were lucky enough to find space in the heart of the community, at The Mahone Bay Centre on School Street, Mahone Bay.

It is our goal to provide a place of serenity and tranquility for clients.  Obviously we want you to enjoy the full benefits of our treatments and would love you to take this a step further and make your time with us an experience that you want to repeat! Dragonfly Release is able to offer direct billing for some massage therapy treatments. We operate an online booking system for your convenience, however if the appointment time you require is not available please do not hesitate to call or email for appointment

Jeff Phillips RMT and Reiki Master/Teacher

A  Registered Massage Therapist, Jeff is an intuitive therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher who believes in working with you to find the root cause of your concern.  He believes in helping you find healing and renewed enjoyment of your daily activities, whatever they might be.

With a lifelong interest in helping others Jeff finally followed his passion and began a second career in Massage Therapy, graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH), here in Nova Scotia.  He extended his knowledge working within specialist clinics dealing with Chronic Pain, Addictions and Neurological conditions.  Jeff has worked in several spas, including the five-star Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa, and still works part time in the busy Massage Addict clinic at Larry Uteck in Bedford.  He has also served as a RMT at several major and World Class sporting events, including being a member of the 2011 Canada Games Medical Team.

Since graduating Jeff has gained a Diploma in Foot Reflexology.  He has continued to update his knowledge, taking additional training in Cupping Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage and Rehabilitative Stretching, while also including Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapy in his treatment approach to better understand the body’s biomechanics and how best to promote healing.  Within his practice, Jeff focuses on his patient’s posture and structural alignment to promote pain relief, he is only too happy to explain the anatomy and physiology of the body to ensure patients understand the treatment process and that these are in line with their wellness goals.

Jeff has also continued to develop his love of teaching which he gained as a Reiki Master/Teacher and is available for wellness based talks and demonstrations.  In addition to teaching Reiki at all levels, he has created several courses offered to both the public and other Massage Therapists and has been a member of the teaching faculty at CCMH since 2011.

Ange Phillips Reiki Practitioner Level II

Profile 1With a background in business and office management Ange Phillips looks after Dragonfly’s admin and website.  She will also work with clients to help plan workshops and retreats using our facilities.  Ange  has a wide interest in alternative therapies and is a qualified Reiki practitioner and has also studied Emotional Freedom Techniques at Level II.

Ange is also the more creative partner and offers memory keeping and scrapbooking classes, both for fun and for healing.  She would love to help you with your creative journey and will happily set up a workshop for you.