Researching the best Oakville massage therapy and spas?
Our comprehensive guide to Oakville massage spas features detailed profiles for the city’s best registered massage therapists.
If you’re looking to read informative Oakville massage reviews, we’ve interviewed the city’s leading bodywork experts to provide a helpful resource for those looking to enjoy relief from muscle aches and pain.
Looking to find the best registered massage therapist to help with a sports injury? Or perhaps you want to find a convenient massage clinic in Oakville you can visit before or after work? Why not treat your partner to a romantic couples massage in Oakville to celebrate a special moment like a birthday or anniversary?
Our Oakville Massage Therapy guide features traditional RMT’s working out of health clinics as well as romantic spas.
Oakville Massage Therapy Research
As a professional travel journalist I’ve had the opportunity to visit hundreds of the world’s best spas.
I’ve enjoyed a mind-expanding 4 hands massage in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, traditional lomi lomi at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai in Hawaii, authentic Thai at Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay, a Dead Sea mud bath in Israel, traditional Balinese massage at the St. Regis Bali and hammam & gommage at Four Seasons Casablanca in Morocco.
There have been periods of my life where I’ve been on press trips researching and writing an article on the best spas in a particular region. I have to pinch myself when thinking about that month I visited 15 luxury spas in Bali. What a dream! During those work assignments I’d often have a 2-3 hour massage treatment every other day. Someone’s gotta do it!
After my extensive experience learning about unique massage modalities from Bora Bora to the Maldives, I took it upon myself to go on a local adventure in search of the best Oakville massage therapy clinics and day spas.
Our guide to Oakville Spas & Massage Therapy Clinics includes practitioners who focus on science-informed techniques that cater to sports injuries as well as day spas and health clinics offering romantic couples massage and traditional massage therapy for the “hunched at the desk office worker.”
I’ve become a bonafide massage therapy nerd! So much so, that I purchased Complete Massage, an educational how-to book for those looking to master the art of massage at home.
Booking An Oakville Massage
Is it your first time seeing a registered massage therapist in Oakville? Or perhaps you’re new to the city and keen to find a talented registered massage therapist that you can see regularly?
If you’ve got health benefits at work we suggest taking advantage of Oakville massage services throughout the year, especially if you work in an office environment where you find yourself sitting for long periods of time.
We suggest dividing the massage therapy benefits you receive annually by the cost of each therapy session. That will help to determine how often you need to book your appointments throughout the year. For example, if your company covers $500 in massage therapy each year and your Oakville massage therapist charges $100 a session you can book 5 treatments annually.
We like to enjoy one massage therapy appointment each season and an additional session in December to treat ourselves to a moment of rest and relaxation before the busy holiday period.
The massage therapists in Oakville we talked to mentioned many people leave their massage appointment bookings to the end of the year. There seems to always be a rush to book registered massage therapy appointments in the Fall before Christmas. In an effort to avoid being disappointed, book your massage therapy appointments in Oakville a few weeks in advance for the busy November and December period.
If you live in the GTA you might also like to read our detailed guide to the Best Registered Massage Therapists in Toronto.
Best Oakville Hotels
Planning on booking an Oakville massage getaway? Book a top rated hotel in Oakville for a romantic retreat, family holiday or business trip.
We’ve included helpful links to the best hotel booking sites so you can compare prices and availability.
- Holiday Inn Oakville: This conference hotel near Oakville Place Mall offers well-appointed guest rooms, indoor pool, gym, bar and restaurant.
- Monte Carlo Inn Oakville Suites: This well-appointed corporate hotel is conveniently located on the QEW highway and offers a gym, bar and restaurant.
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakville: This Oakville hotel on Winston Churchill near Mississauga offers modern guest rooms with pool, gym and restaurant.
Best Oakville Massage Therapy & Spas
We traveled throughout Oakville to visit the most talked about massage therapists.
Our guide features local spas and massage therapy clinics in Downtown Oakville, Kerr Street Village, Bronte and Southeast Oakville.
77 John St #201, 905-842-0287
Oakville Massage and Wellness Clinic is located in Kerr Street Village. Owner Chris Stadnik opened the Oakville massage therapy clinic in 1999.
Stadnik shared, “This is a multidisciplinary clinic. We do provide relaxing treatments but our main goal is to remedy your symptoms, whether they be physical, mental, or emotional.”
Oakville Massage and Wellness Clinic features 8 therapy rooms, 14 practitioners and two medical doctors.
“One of the keys to Oakville Massage and Wellness Clinic is that all the practitioners get along well, respect each other and refer regularly to one another. As a result, the client has access to multiple disciplines to help achieve their health goals. The clinic offers Massage, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Counselling, Homeopathy, Reflexology and Reiki,” said Stadnik.
1300 Cornwall Rd Unit 103, 905-849-4576
Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic first opened its doors in 1999. The first clinic space was small with just one physiotherapist and a massage therapist.
Sheddon’s owner and director Dana Clark moved to Oakville in 2004 and grew the clinic. The Oakville business now features 18 clinicians, which include Physiotherapists, Chiropractor, Athletic Therapist, Pedorthist, Sports Medicine Physician, and 6 Registered Massage Therapists.
Step inside the Oakville massage clinic and you’ll find the walls are covered in sports jerseys and framed autographed photographs. Take a close look and you’ll likely spot some of your favourite hockey players, figure skaters, gymnasts and Canadian Olympians who regularly visit for restorative body work.
Clark shared, “As an instructor for physiotherapists and having headed up a big sports clinic for years in Toronto, I wanted to move my family and work in a smaller community but bring the experience and expertise to the region.”
Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic is located on the first floor for easy access and has ample parking. The Oakville massage clinic offers 14 treatment rooms, where body work experts specialize in injury management.
Massage can be relaxing, but also helps manage an acute or chronic problem, especially when working in a multi-disciplinary setting.
Clark added, “Beyond the standard training for each of or regulated professionals, our clinicians have their areas of expertise; those area include concussion management, vestibular/dizziness testing, Active Release Therapy, acupuncture, integrated dry needling as well as pre/post-surgical rehab. For our Oakville Registered Massage Therapists, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, maternal massages. craniosacral therapy and Reiki are some of the specialty treatments offered.”
156 Church St, 905-338-7724
Liz Belford is the founder of Rosewater Spa of Oakville, which first opened its doors in March, 2000.
The spa is located in the heart of Downtown Oakville beside Jonathan’s Restaurant. Belford shared, “Over 20 years ago I had a significant birthday. My thoughtful friends got together and sent me to a spa out of town as my gift, where I enjoyed multiple treatments, from head to toe, that were nothing short of fabulous! I did not grow up with spa services, skin care, massage or body treatments, so this was all new and wonderful to me. It was after my out of town experience, I literally had an overnight epiphany and visualized myself opening a Day Spa in the heart of my hometown, in downtown Oakville.”
Rosewater Spa features over 10 treatment rooms, including a spacious and luxurious couples space. A hand-painted representation of botanicals adorns each door and adds to the soothing atmosphere of the downtown Oakville day spa. All treatment rooms feature pre-heated massage tables, and all massage treatments are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT).
The VIP Suite, perfect for romantic couples, is spacious enough for side-by-side massages. Amenities in the suite experience include soundscaping, a private eucalyptus steam room called the Aroma Grotto, cozy fireplace, and romantic alcove, perfect for a leisurely lunch.
Weather permitting, guests can also book a massage in an outdoor courtyard. Guests also have access to locker rooms, showers and a retreat for relaxing with a cup of soothing tea. Linger after your treatment in the spa’s well stocked retail shop, which sells luxurious elixirs, creams and balms so you can pamper yourself at home too!
Looking to a book a relaxing Oakville massage? Rosewater Spa of Oakville uses premium products by Eminence Organic Skincare, Seaflora Seaweed Body Gel and Eve Taylor Essential Oils.
Rosewater Oakville offers massage via the following modalities: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, Thalassotherapy, Hot Stone, Seated Chair, Pre-Natal and Reflexology.
Rosewater Spa of Oakville is also home to Oakville’s only Vichy Shower.
2418 Lakeshore Rd W, 905-465-4595
Jennifer Lickver is the owner and Clinic Director at Wellness for the Body, which opened its doors in September, 2005.
Lickver shared, “While working part time in two clinics, I developed a passion for the wellness industry. At one point I considered going to school to become a massage therapist and was even accepted into a local program. However, I was given the opportunity to jump right into opening a clinic and decided to seize that opportunity.”
Lickver continued, “Our Oakville massage clinic is considered a therapeutic centre as opposed to a spa. We have 5 total treatment rooms offering various treatment options including Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Naturopathic, Acupuncture and Massage Therapy.”
Wellness for the Body has a total of 15 therapists: 8 RMTs, 2 Chiropractors, 2 Physiotherapists, Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Osteopath.
Wellness for the Body’s Oakville RMTs connect with each client to craft a massage experience tailored to their individual needs. What makes the Oakville massage clinic’s therapists unique is that many have added special talents and are able to offer their clients combination sessions including Dry Cupping, Indie Head Massage, Reflexology, Thai, Shiatsu or Reiki.
Lickver added, “We pride ourselves on having talented knowledgeable therapists available weekdays, evenings and weekends. Some services are even available 7 days a week.”
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511 Maple Grove Dr, 289-837-3838
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is located in Maple Grove Plaza in southeast Oakville. The popular massage clinic is conveniently located off Cornwall Road near Ford Drive.
Hand & Stone Oakville massage therapy clinic first opened its doors in September, 2011. In July, 2019 it was purchased by Elaine McSevney and her business partner Stephanie Santi.
McSevney shared, “I am a Massage Therapist and Stephanie is an Esthetician. We were both looking for an opportunity to move in to ownership within our current industries so Hand & Stone was the perfect fit for us.”
The Oakville day spa features 8 massage rooms, which includes one couples treatment room and 2 esthetic rooms. The clinic currently features 10 massage therapists and 5 estheticians.
Oakville massage enthusiasts who visit Hand & Stone for a relaxation treatment are treated to quality products by Dermalogica and ClarityRx, exclusive to Hand & Stone.
The Oakville spa’s signature treatments are the Hot Stone and Himalayan Stone massage. You can also book treatments that focus on relaxation, deep tissue, decompression cupping therapy and prenatal with a prenatal bolster pillow for comfort.
McSevney added, “We also offer a membership program which offers a savings of $300 over 12 months for a client that books one massage per month. Quality services at affordable prices. Most recently we expanded our services to include laser hair removal using state of the art Triton by InMode laser.”
1400 Cornwall Rd #15, 905-815-1772
Epiphany Spa offers massage services and beauty treatments in southeast Oakville on Cornwall Road.
The director of Epiphany Spa, Cristina Guilherme launched the brand in 2010 with three treatment rooms that were utilized by registered massage therapists and an ayurvedic practitioner.
In 2017 the team had grown into a larger wellness spa and laser clinic offering guests a comfortable lounge and 7 treatment rooms.
The new 2500 sq ft space offers a modern environment with retail area, nail care area, laser hair removal and cosmetic injection room and 6 travel themed treatment rooms called Japan Walking Bridge, German Forest, Fiji, Bora Bora, Santorini and Lake Louise. You’ll also find a couple’s treatment room for massage, facial and body treatment room with private mini lounge and steam shower.
Upstairs guests can enjoy a casual lounge and treatment rooms for massage therapy, relaxing spa massage and advanced laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, stretch marks, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, acne and acne scars, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions and body contouring.
Looking to indulge in a relaxing Oakville massage pampering? Epiphany Spa currently offers Registered Massage Therapy and Thai Yoga Massage treatments.
Guilherme shared Epiphany Spa’s most popular packages, “Our three most popular signature spa packages include a 3 hour Restful Package – signature pedicure, custom facial and Swedish massage; a 2 hour and 45 minute Pampering Package – lime blossom body scrub, classic manicure and custom facial; as well as our other 2 hour and 45 minute Ultimate Zen Experience – lime blossom body scrub, lava stone massage, custom hydrating facial and scalp massage.”
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