Susan Shipton, RMT
Services & Fees
Susan has been a registered massage therapist since 2012. She has extensive experience working with people through all stages of cancer treatment and beyond and is Vodder-certified in manual lymph drainage and combined decongestive therapy. In 2021, she completed a master's degree in inter-professional pain management from Western University.
Swedish Massage Therapy
Swedish massage is the gentle manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body. It can help:
alleviate muscle tension & aches
reduce stress & improve sleep
increase range of motion and ease of movement
Combined Decongestive Therapy & Manual Lymph Drainage
Combined or complex decongestive therapy (CDT) is the gold standard for managing lymphedema. It consists of four pillars:
a) manual lymph drainage (MLD)
b) compression bandaging and compression garments
d) skin care
Manual lymph drainage is a slow and gentle form of massage that stimulates the lymphatic system to help reduce swelling. It can be beneficial for people with:
primary or secondary lymphedema
Susan is an ADP Authorizer for lymphedema compression garments.
Going through treatment for cancer can be exhausting, stressful, and may create some unpleasant side effects. Massage therapy has been proven to help alleviate complications related to cancer treatment, including:
reduce post-operative scar tissue
address cording (axillary web syndrome), seromas
improve range of motion and feelings of tightness or pulling
soften radiation fibrosis
lessen nausea, fatigue, anxiety
improve sleep and promote an overall feeling of wellness
30 minutes $80
45 minutes $100
60 minutes $120
75 minutes $140
90 minutes $160
All prices are subject to 13% HST
Prices may be increased annually
24-hours notice is required for all cancelled or rescheduled appointments. Your credit card on file will be charged otherwise.
A reminder notice will be sent out 48 hours in advance of your appointment as a courtesy.