We offer  Massage Therapy,  Acupuncture / TCM AND Naturopathic Medicine at our Sullivan Street location of Total Kneads

We offer Dietician services with Leila Shaw RD, RMT at our Purcell’s Cove Location

We offer Therapeutic Barefoot Massage with Sarah at our Beechville Location  

Massage Therapy   

The goal of the therapists at Total Kneads is to provide quality care through effective treatments emphasizing the individuals specific needs. We presently have four treatment rooms and 10 therapists. We are available for appointments 6 days and 6 evenings a week. Sunday Appointments are by request. All of our therapists hold current First Aid and CPR training and are registered with our local association, MTANS (Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia). We are eager to further our education and therefore participate in several Massage Therapy courses over the years so we can continually benefit our clients.

The Therapists at Total Kneads are able to treat a variety of conditions including and not limited to:

  • Acute Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Edema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • Motor Vehicle Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pregnancy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis

The Therapists at Total Kneads are able to provide the following services:

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Deep Tissue Therapy
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Yoga (Private & Semi-Private classes available)


 Massage Therapy Fee Schedule (updated as of October 1st, 2022)

  • 30 minutes – $60.00 + HST
  • 45 minutes – $80.00 + HST
  • 60 minutes – $100.00 + HST
  • 75 minutes – $120.00 + HST
  • 90 minutes – $140.00 + HST
  • Reflexology  (60 minutes) – $95 + HST
  • Indian Head Massage (seated in a chair 45 mins) – $60.00 + HST
  • Thai Yoga Massage – $135 + HST
  • Therapeutic BAREFOOT Massage  (60 mins, 75 mins, 90 mins)- $110, $130, $150+HST
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy (60 minutes) – $100 + HST
  • Reiki – $70.00 + HST
  • Therapeutic HOT STONE Massage  (60 minutes) – $130 + HST

**There will be a $45.00 fee charged for “No Show” or “Late Cancellation” for your scheduled appointment time**. This time has been reserved for you.  Please note that appointment reminders are sent out 48 hours in advance of your appointment leaving ample time for rescheduling. Your practitioner is always available to discuss unexpected circumstances.

Questions or Concerns?? You can email your practitioner directly or reach the clinic at



What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is a tried and true form of medicine that has been successfully practiced for over 3000 years. Some assume it is “new age” but in reality it is a very old and complete medical system. The focus is on finding the root cause of disease in order to bring the body’s internal regulating system back into balance.

What can Chinese medicine treat? 

Chinese medicine can treat a multitude of disorders. Here is a list of some commonly treated conditions.• Digestive ailments and disease • Headache • Insomnia • Depression • Menopausal symptoms • Gynecological disorders • Chronic pain and injury • Arthritis • Fibromyalgia • Low immunity • Fatigue • Chronic cough • Circulatory disorders • Sinusitis • And much more…..

How Does Acupuncture Work? 

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the body as a whole. All parts of the body must work together to produce a smooth flow of chi (Qi) or energy. When this energy becomes blocked due to a disharmony, we experience pain or illness. Acupuncture works to stimulate Qi within a system of meridians or pathways that circulate within the body. Fine filiform needles are inserted into carefully selected points to promote healing and create body balance. Points selected are based on complex Chinese medical diagnosis 

What Does All of This Mean? 

Medical studies show that the insertion of fine acupuncture needles can regulate the nervous system and stimulate the release of pain relieving chemicals. These chemicals can change the experience of pain or trigger other hormones or chemicals to stimulate the bodies own internal regulating system. Acupuncture treatments are able to stimulate changes in brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, endocrine function and immune system response.

Is Acupuncture Painful? 

Acupuncture should not be a painful, unpleasant experience but should be healing and peaceful. You should however feel “de qi” upon insertion of the needles. This is often experienced differently from person to person and is often described as a grabbing sensation or moving sensation to another area of the body. This is completely normal. Some treatments may be stronger then others which is often a sign of a successful treatment. Please inform your practitioner if you have concerns or questions at any time.

When Will I Feel Results and is One Treatment Enough? 

It may take a couple of days to see results and it is possible that your condition may appear slightly worse before it gets better. Some will feel immediate results! Treatment plans vary in length. If the condition is chronic then more treatments are needed. Some conditions can be treated in a few sessions. Remember, the goal is to treat the “root” of the problem by correcting the body’s imbalance. In some instances, this may take time.


What is the treatment procedure?

Your Chinese Medicine Practitioner will go through a thorough intake with you regarding your own signs and symptoms. You are treated according to your individual manifestations. Each person can experience the same condition in a variety of ways and has their own unique constitution.

Your very own treatment plan will now be in place. This may involve any one or combination of modalities of Chinese medicine, as seen fit. This may involve:

• Acupuncture

• Traditional Chinese herbs

• Diet therapy

• Tuina massage

• Cupping, gua sha and moxabustion.

Please do not hesitate in asking questions at anytime during your intake or treatment.


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Cancellation Policy

Please note that a cancellation policy is in effect and you must call to cancel your appointment. We require 24 hours notice for cancellation of any massage therapy appointment. For late cancellations and/or missed appointments you may be charged full price. It is important to note that these appointments can not be billed to your insurance company.

Last Minute Club

Be on our last minute cancellation list. We will call you to fill in a spot that has been cancelled last minute. Just call us (902-422-0254) to have your name added and leave your number and whether you are looking for a specific day or therapist. We also have an appointment request area on our online booking system – this works the same as a cancellation list.

Gift Certificates

Total Kneads Massage Therapy is happy to have Gift Certificates available to you should you wish to treat that someone special in your life. They can be for any session length from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

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Yoga Classes

Private and semi-private yoga classes with Sarah, outdoor classes available for groups when weather permits. Email Sarah for more info.