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 Beth on Dec 14
Matthew is skilled, professional and very helpful in addressing my ongoing health issues! He also has a pleasant and calming demeanor and lets me choose my preferred music on Spotify! :-) I would highly recommend Matthew.
by Anonymous on Sep 01
Good
by Anne-Marie on Aug 17
I liked how Matthew explained thi ga and let me ask questions as we went along!
by Anonymous on Jul 11
Mattew is the best therapist you could ever ask for!!!
by Melissa on Mar 11
Matt was fun and professional, allowing one to be at ease and very comfortable. Very attentive to concerns and goals. Realistic and informative to outcomes and recovery process. Matt’s Main goal is to see one through their struggle and to be pain free as oppose to multiple future returns. I appreciate that!
by Anonymous on Mar 07
enjoyed learning about the active part of therapy other than just massage, and learning skills to take home!
by Janine on Mar 03
Nothing I did not like really. Provided great pain relief. Seems to be very knowledgable in rehabilitation and and such. Super convenient. Nice experience.
by Bruce on Feb 19
Great experience. Matt was able to get me in the same day I booked my appointment. Matt took a different approach to what I was used to and really worked with me to find my sore spots and gave me exercises to help combat them in the future.
by Anonymous on Dec 31
Cares about outcomes. Encouraging. Knowledgeable.
by Anonymous on Dec 16
Super professional!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release

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