Shirley Keith RMT

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Shirley Keith

Shirley has been an RMT since 2001. Throughout the years, she has acquired 5 degrees in Craniosacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and 1 degree in both Neural and Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute.

Shirley has found Craniosacral Therapy to be extremely beneficial for her clients who complain of headaches, sleep disorders and the feeling of disorientation. Anxiety and stress is decreased by a few treatments of Craniosacral therapy and concussion symptoms fade followed by improvement in speech and concentration.

Craniosacral therapy is non-invasive treatment with a slight touch of the hand to the head, sacrum (tailbone) and specific areas of concern. The process is very subtle and pain-free while you relax, fully clothed on a massage table.

Shirley continues with these education classes in 2017 and 2018 for Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute.

Visceral Manipulation addresses digestive issues surrounding the liver, stomach, gallbladder and pancreas along with the large and small intestine. Referred pain to the neck, shoulder, lower back, calf and ankle is a symptom of these internal organs not functioning to their optimum.

VM is a little more invasive but still gentle. The results are life changing when symptoms of heartburn decrease and digestion improves.

How do you know which treatment to ask for? An assessment from your healthcare practitioner will help define what issues you require boosting as well as Shirley’s assessment of the signs and symptoms you are experiencing.

Shirley also has an Infant Massage Instructor, an NLP Practitioner and has a level 7 Reiki Master certificate.

She is an upstanding member with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario, the Registered Massage Therapists Association and the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners. Shirley is also a teaching assistant for the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHP)

Shirley belongs to Ottawa’s Capital Chordettes. This is an Acapella chorus who competes in National and International competitions. In her spare time she enjoys time with her Grandchildren, Lexi, Mavin and Eddie.

Initial Consultation

We welcome you to the Living Science Clinic and invite you to complete the questionnaire prior to arriving for your first appointment. This will save you time when you arrive and allow us to provide the best care possible.

NOTE: Please download and complete the questionnaire form and bring it with you to your initial consultation with Shirley Keith RMT. Copies are available at the front desk if you prefer to complete a copy upon your arrival please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled appointment.

Cancellation Policy

Please give 24 hours notice, this gives another guest time to fill the appointment.

For your comfort and the comfort of all clients and patients we respectfully request that cell phones are turned off during your session. Thank you.

Initial Consultation Form ( Print and complete to bring to your appointment)

If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to phone us at: 613-836-7901 or email to:


Craniosacral Therapy:

60 min – $100   75 min – $125

Massage Therapy:

45 min – $80  60 min – $100

Viscéral Manipulation:

30 min – $60

Shirley’s goal is to guide her clients physically  and  mentally through a  variety  of massage  techniques. Her aim is to provide an avenue for a positive outlook on your personal  challenges, to instill peace of mind by increasing your knowledge of a better quality of life and to relieve stress physically and emotionally using the skills and knowledge of our training

Shirley has been educated in the following modalities to enhance the treatments she gives to her clients.

  • Reflexology
  • Neural Manipulation
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Reiki Master and Teacher
  • Ortho-Bionomy Practitioner
  • Hot Stone Massage Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
  • Level 3 German New Medicine
  • 5 Levels of CranioSacral Therapy
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor
  • NLP and Time Line Therapy Practitioner

She is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO).

Shirley is also a Medallion Member of the International Association of Health Professional.


CranioSacral Therapy 60 Minutes – 75 Minutes $100-$125
Massage Therapy 45 Minutes – 60 Minutes $80-$100
Viscéral Manipulation  30 Minutes   $60

     1. What should I wear when I go for a massage?  How much clothing do I have to take off?  What options do I have?

You will get the most benefit from a massage if the therapist works directly upon your skin but if you prefer, the therapist will work on top of your clothing.  If this is the preferred method of massage, clothing such as a loose pair of shorts and t-shirt is recommended.  A bathing suit would also work.  You may also decide to undress just to your comfort level and the therapist can massage you as you are covered by the sheets.  Your comfort level is of the utmost importance during your massage.

    2. Why does the health information form ask so many questions?

With some conditions, problems may arise from having a massage or the massage  may make your condition worse.  A therapist is trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of many conditions and will give the appropriate massage for you.  Please be forthwith with all conditions in order for you to have an enjoyable and safe massage.

    3. What is the point of giving information of an incident that occurred 5, 10, 15 years ago?

Believe it or not, an incident may have contributed to the conditions you are currently experiencing.  In order for the therapist to do a complete assessment of your conditions and give you the correct treatment, this information will be an asset to a proper and thorough treatment plan

     4. What if I have a symptom that isn’t on the list provided?

It is almost impossible to list  every symptom or condition.  Extra information from you would be helpful.

     5. I feel uncomfortable or too confused to ask questions so I usually won’t say anything.  Do you have any suggestions?

Take the time while the therapist is out of the room, to think of anything that wasn’t clear  when you had your initial consultation.  This massage is for you and if you can have a clear understanding of what you are going to experience then the massage will be more enjoyable.  Please ask questions at anytime during the massage and continue to ask until you understand your therapist.

     6. It’s normal to have headaches, and what can you do for mine?

It is not normal to have headaches.  There are many reasons to their cause such as tight muscles, hormone imbalances, structure deviations and diet.  A therapist is well informed in how to treat headaches.  They will also work with other health professionals to help you return to  a healthy lifestyle.

       7. What if the therapist makes me feel uncomfortable during the treatment?

It is common for some people to feel uncomfortable during a massage.  The client may be either experience a feeling to cry or to have fits of laughter or just plain uncomfortable.  If this happens to you, ask the therapist to stop the massage. When you are feeling better or when the therapist can change their treatment plan they will continue the massage.  Don’t feel pressured to do continue if you don’t wish to.  You have the right to resin your consent at anytime during the treatment and the therapist will not be offended.

       8. Why does a Massage Therapist have to know all the problems I am experiencing?  I just want a relaxing massage.

Even though massage is safe, some techniques could make your condition worse.  The therapist has to know what she/he is dealing with in order not to re-injure or acerbate your condition.   

     9. What is a pain scale?

A pain scale is a gauge to help a therapist understand what the client is experiencing. The pain scale ranges from 1 to 10.  ONE is equivalent to low intensity of pain and TEN is excruciating pain.

     10. What if I remember, during my massage, of a condition I have /had but didn’t put it on the health form?

     Updating your health form is a wise choice and is recommended for your own benefit.

     11. Why is it important to include the Primary Care Physician’s name and phone number?

If the therapist has any questions about the your condition, he will refer to your physician for extra information.  If the therapist deems your condition is out of their ‘scope of practice’ then the therapist will refer you to another health professional.  Your permission to include other health care professionals in your treatment plan will be requested.

     12. How will I know if I am receiving a massage from a Registered Massage Therapist or someone who isn’t one?  

An Ontario Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) has completed 2200 hours of extensive training at a provincially recognized school and has passed all Provincial exams.  An RMT is a recognized Health Care Professional that follows a regulated standard of practice which upholds strict guidelines that are of a high ethical standard.  An RMT will issue you a receipt for insurance claims.


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Shirley Keith:

Available the following days/times for appointments

  • Tuesday 12:00PM- 6:30PM
  • Thursday 12:00PM – 6:30PM