Kirsten Wort is an experienced massage therapist who provides Massage Therapy at Otium Wellness.
With over a decade of dedicated service in the field of Registered Massage Therapy, Kirsten is a compassionate and highly skilled practitioner renowned for her exceptional care and specialized expertise.
Kirsten embarked on her career with a deep passion for helping others heal and find comfort in their bodies. Her journey began in earnest, marked by a commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals from all walks of life.
A significant part of Kirsten’s career has been dedicated to continued education and hands-on training. One of her passions is prenatal and postnatal care as well as understanding the unique needs of expectant and new mothers. Her gentle touch and vast knowledge provide solace and relief during the transformative stages of motherhood. In addition to her work with mothers, Kirsten possesses a unique skill set in breast massage, a specialized therapy that promotes breast health, relief, and comfort. This valuable expertise has helped many women suffering from engorgement, mastitis, cystic and fibrous breast tissue.
Another area where Kirsten truly shines is in her work with infants, children, and youth. Her gentle and patient approach has brought relief and comfort to countless families, helping children find a sense of ease and connection within their own bodies.
Moreover, Kirsten is no stranger to the world of sports, having worked extensively with both professional and amateur athletes. Her knowledge of sports-specific massage techniques ensures that athletes can perform at their best and recover effectively. One of the most rewarding events and a highlight to her career was being chosen to be a part of a medical team for the track and field events at the Pan American and Parapan American Games.
Pre and post-surgical care is yet another facet of her skillset, aiding individuals on their path to recovery with skilled hands and a caring heart. She is also well-versed in lymphatic drainage, an essential therapy for post-surgery healing, breast cancer patients, and overall wellness.
Clients seeking relief from muscle tension and pain have often benefited from Kirsten’s use of trigger point therapy, scar tissue management, and hypersensitivity treatments. These skills have been a source of comfort for many who have struggled with chronic pain. Kirsten is also proficient in cupping, fascial stretching, as well as fascial stripping techniques; offering a well-rounded approach to massage therapy that addresses various needs and preferences.
Kirsten’s incredible journey in the field of massage therapy is all the more inspiring considering her own personal challenges. Having survived a harrowing accident caused by a drunk driver that left her suffering with life-altering injuries, she defied medical opinions and insurmountable odds. As a result, she understands firsthand the
importance of healing the body and mind as a whole. She strongly believes that hope, willpower, meditation, mindfulness, resilience, support, and care from the right modalities and practitioners are vital. This life-changing experience has deepened her resolve, understanding and commitment to helping others overcome adversity and find comfort in their bodies.
“I am more than a registered massage therapist; I am a dedicated healer, my mantra is “changing frowns into smiles”, I am a source of strength, and a beacon of hope all while providing a safe space for all those who seek my care.” ~Kirsten Wort
FUN FACTS: I love to cook, hike, kayak, travel, play sports, horseback riding, music and concerts! I also have 2 amazing young adults in university that I adore.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain