Michelle Forward Halifax Massage Therapy

Medical Leave of Absence

At this time I am on a medical leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time. I will be certain to update my website as soon as I have a return to work plan.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


My massage therapy practice, located in the Halifax Harvard Street Healing Arts Centre, is centered on rehabilitation of acute and chronic conditions as well as deep relaxation.  With massage therapy, I empower clients with knowledge of their conditions and choices available to them.  This is important in the mind-body connection that facilitates positive change. 

benefits of massage therapy

  • Decrease stress
  • Alleviate muscle soreness
  • Improve circulation and immune system
  • Increase body awareness

These are some basic benefits you will receive with a massage. Some specific conditions that are commonly treated with massage are headaches, joint stiffness, decrease in range of motion (mobility), digestive problems, anxiety, aches and pain, swelling.  If you have any questions regarding a particular matter and whether massage can help you, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

COVID-19 Safe Space Policy


We have a very strict health and safety policy for all clients entering the Healing Arts Centre. Before arriving for your appointment, you are required to review the online COVID-19 self assessment symptom list.

Please also answer the following:

  1. Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  2. Within the last 14 days, have you had close contact with a person being tested for COVID-19?
  3. Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are waiting to hear the results of a lab test for COVID-19?
  4. Have you returned from travel outside of the 'Atlantic Bubble' within the last 14 days?
  5. Have you been told by public health that you may have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you answer yes to 1 or more questions, please call 811 to consult with a nurse. If you are advised to stay at home you can email/phone me and I will reschedule your appointment. There will be no cancellation fees for appointments cancelled due to illness.


  • Please wear a mask to your appointment, cloth masks are acceptable.
  • You will be required to wash your hands when you arrive and before you leave. 
  • Send me a quick health history 24 hours prior to you appointment (your focus area for this treatment).
  • Please bring your own water bottle.
  • Arrive promptly for your scheduled time in order to reduce traffic in our common areas. 
  • Only one person is allowed in our stairway at a time.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I truly appreciate your ongoing support, patience and cooperation during this unprecedented time.  

Yours in health and community,