Carp Massage opens luxury location

CARP – Carp Massage Therapy and Yoga owner Amanda Foran can’t wait for the snow to melt at her beautiful new location just off Carp Road with KIN Vineyard the backdrop to her own beautifully landscaped, two-acre property.

This spring will be the first for her at her new location.

Foran, a registered massage therapist, officially opened the doors to her completely renovated facility last December, coming to the property out of a need for a new space.

Amanda Foran poses in one of her three new therapy rooms. Photo by Jake Davies
Amanda Foran poses in one of her three new therapy rooms. Photo by Jake Davies

“I had a place at the corner of Donald B. Munro Drive and Carp Road for three years,” Foran told West Carleton Online from her therapy centre’s relaxation room. “My previous landlord sold the building. I was like where am I going to go now? I saw this place, fell in love and convinced the owners to sell. It’s amazing.”

The two acres has her home on the property and a short 30-second commute brings her to her work. There was a large garage on the building that was perfect for her clinic.

“There was three months of a complete and total renovation,” Foran said. “There was no septic, no plumbing. I think that my problem was I was watching HGTV and though this was going to be a piece of cake. OMG, I don’t think we would have done it wasn’t for friends and family and clients.”

She bought the property in September and opened her doors on Dec. 1.

“I had a clean slate to work with,” Foran said. “There weren’t even walls. I worked with a local guy to do all the furniture. I really had a lot of fun with the design of it. I really wanted to give it that rustic Carp feel. I love the Carp area.”

When it was all done, the centre now had three treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a full-size yoga studio.

“We encourage our clients to stay, enjoy the scenery and really take a break while they are here,” Foran said.

Foran says she can offer “every type of massage therapy you can offer.”

Foran continues to build her knowledge of massage therapy and says she specializes in Indian Head Massage – a favourite of office workers.

“I’m always looking for new ideas and bringing them to my clients,” she said.

Foran has a full team working at the facility including three registered massage therapists, an osteopath a reiki practitioner and five yoga instructors. She hosts lots of workshops and brings in lots of special guests.

Foran grew up in Kanata but is excited to now call Carp home.

“I’m not going anywhere,” she said. “I love it here. The vineyard is right behind us and our views are pretty unobstructed. Everyone loves it. It’s a big change for one year.”

But Foran sees more change down the road.

“I would like to expand outdoors,” she said. “This is Phase 1 and as soon as I recover from that, we’ll start working on Phase 2.”

Currently, Carp Massage Therapy and Yoga is trying to encourage visitors to drop by and see the new place. They are offering a first yoga lesson free program right now for clients to come out for a practice and see the new studio.

For more information on Carp Massage Therapy and Yoga, visit their website here.

An aerial view of the Carp Massage Therapy and Yoga Centre. Courtesy Amanda Foran
An aerial view of the Carp Massage Therapy and Yoga Centre. Courtesy Amanda Foran