Matthew Wells

  • NL License #: 429
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Strength is never a weakness

Hi, my name is Matthew Wells and I'm an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I obtained my registration in September 2016 and have been practicing Massage Therapy ever since. My main passion/hobby is Powerlifting, where I have qualified for National competitions under the International Powerlifting Federation, I also semi-regularly compete in the local competitions. Because one of my biggest passions is strength training, it has altered the way I percieve so...

Hi, my name is Matthew Wells and I'm an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I obtained my registration in September 2016 and have been practicing Massage Therapy ever since. My main passion/hobby is Powerlifting, where I have qualified for National competitions under the International Powerlifting Federation, I also semi-regularly compete in the local competitions. Because one of my biggest passions is strength training, it has altered the way I percieve soft tissue recovery. While I do believe Massage Therapy can benefit people in many ways, I also believe that appropriate strengthening and stretching protocols should be given for anyone who has sustained a soft tissue injury, the reason being, is that it has been shown that Massage in conjunction with appropriate remedial exercise has been shown to be much more effective than just one over the other. Overall I want my clients to leave me feeling less tense, more mobile, and have the tools they need to circumvent the mechanism of injury that helped to cause the soft tissue damage the client currently suffers from.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

NL # 429

Education
2016

Eastern College

Diploma of Massage Therapy

Experience
Fitness

Powerlifting

I have been training and competing seriously in the sport of Powerlifting since 2014, I have had the pleasure of being directly coached by a multiple time World Champion. I have accumulated much experience since my first competition, having won 1st place in the 83kg, 93kg, and 105kg weight classes muliple times in the Provincial championships, as well as 1st place in the 83kg, and 3rd place in the 93kg class in the Eastern Canadian Championships.

Bodywork

IASTM

I have completed the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization course taught by Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS , and Erson Religioso III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert. MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FMT, FAAOMPT. Both of these men are at the forefront of evidence based therapies and studies into soft tissue recovery modalities. I completed my certification in 2017, and incorporate it into my Massage Treatments depending on the specific issue being treated.

Coaching

Strength/Movement Coaching

Because of my experience in the sport of Powerlifting, I have been asked by many people to perform movement corrections, form adustments, and even strength programming. I've been performing these services in clinic, and as well as doing improptu information sessions at a few gyms across the city I currently practice in.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Cyril on Sep 17
After many years of going for massages, FINALLY a therapist that listened to my needs instead of doing a routine!!! Matthew worked on the areas that I told him were stiff. He even asked if it was okay to do some tool assist and went on explaining what it was. I indulged and did not regret my decision. After the massage he took the time to go through some stretches that would help relax my stiff areas. All and all the best professional experience, skill and ambiance I have had to date!!!! I have already recommended Matthew to my friends.
by Tammy on Sep 13
I had a great experience as a new client and I'll be coming back. Matt gave me instructions after my appointment on how to take care of my back issues and strengthen my core. I was shown how I was bending and reaching improperly so now I can do things with no pain. He spent time making sure I understood my "homework" exercises and offered to answer any questions I had in the future.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage

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