McCarron's Massage & Wellness Centre


The staff at McCarron’s Massage & Wellness Centre are always ready to greet you with a smile and are happy to draw upon their extensive training to answer any questions you might have about the many services we provide.


Helen McCarron, RMT

Helen McCarron RMT is the manager and owner of McCarron’s Massage & Wellness Centre. A Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with The Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. Helen was a Registered Nurse specializing in Emergency and Critical Care for 12 years then returned to study Massage Therapy at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto. Helen completed the 2200 hour program with honors, at which time she relocated back to Antigonish where she established her business in fall of 1998.

Having worked with a wide range of Health Care Practitioners in her Nursing and Massage Career such as Surgeons, Neurologists, Respiratory Technicians, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Osteopaths etc. she has been able to establish and specialize in Medical Massage. Helen is able to assess and develop a treatment plan to suit each individual client, recognize when further diagnostics are needed, and make necessary recommendations for referral to other health care providers or tests if needed. She strives to provide a positive experience for each client by being professional, competent and knowledgeable by staying current with new research and treatment modalities that would best suit each individual.


Tara MacGillivray, RMT

Tara MacGillivray is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. She graduated from the 2200 hour massage therapy program in 2007 and has been working full time in Antigonish since then. Tara practices general Swedish massage (GSM) and specializes in relaxation, pregnancy and infant massage. She has traveled to India and Vancouver to further her studies in Yoga Instruction, which aids clients with home care. Tara has her Level One Reiki, LaStone Therapy and Indian Head Massage certification, she can also provide cupping therapy.


Kathi Ryan, RMT

Kathi has been practicing massage therapy for 24 years, specializing in Manual Lymph Drainage, Swedish Massage and Nia. She receives clients from May until November.


Mairi McNeil, RMT

Mairi is a Registered Massage Therapist with the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. She graduated the 2200 hour program in Halifax at Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018. She returned to Antigonish and began working at McCarron’s Massage soon after graduation. Mairi practices using a combination of General Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release and also has experience with pregnancy massage. Mairi likes to work with her clients to find stretches and exercises they can use as homecare.

Jessica MacDonell, RMT

Jessica graduated in 2018 from ICT Northumberland College and is an active member with the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. Originally from Port Hood, Cape Breton Jessica is now living and working full time in Antigonish. Jessica practices General Swedish Massage with a focus in trigger point therapy, fascial and deep tissue.

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