Rutter Massage Therapy
Ryan Rutter, RMT

“I, Ryan Rutter commit my whole self; body heart, and soul to facilitate the healing of all those entrusted to my care.”

Ryan Rutter successfully graduated from a two year college course at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy where he studied anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and hydrotherapy.  Specializing in sports massage, myofascial release, pregnancy massage, and reflexology.

What is Massage Therapy?
Massage practice is a therapeutic, intergral healing relationship in which the therapist assists the client in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing their wellbeing.

“The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain.” (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)

Benefits of Massage

Massage Therapy offers clients the opportunity to participate in their own health care. It is drug-free way of managing and improving many health care issues.

Treatment for:

-Chronic Fatigue
-Shin Splints
-Sports Injury
-Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions


Stroking & Effleurage– Techniques that have a reflective effect on the circulatory system and are considered to be soothing techniques that decreases sympathetic nervous system firing and reduce pain perception.

Pertrissage- Is a group of techniques, which are generally deeper. These techniques would include muscle squeezing, muscles stripping, wringing, picking up, skin rolling, and a variety of kneading techniques.

-Frozen Shoulder
-Acute and Chronic Pain
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Sciatic Nerve Syndrome
-Spinal Cord Injuries
-Headaches and Migraines
-Plantar Fasciitis/ Foot Dysfunctions
-Illiotibial Band Syndrome
-Sprains and Strains


Tapotement- The purpose of Tapotement is to loosen mucus in clients with respiratory conditions. Tapotement is generally stimulating and increases sympathetic nervous system firing; it can be used for clients with generalized fatigue.

Myofascial Release- Also called trigger point therapy, it’s applied to the muscle where a knot or trigger point is found. It may cause referral pains to other regions of the body, like shooting pain down the leg or arm. The effect of myofascial release is the reduction of painful soft tissue dysfunctions.






Kerr Chiropractic

34 Bridge St. West
Belleville, ON
K8P 1H8

(613) 966-8386