Our Registered Massage Therapists
Ashley Macpherson, Registered Massage Therapist
Ashley graduated from Humber College in June 2012 obtaining her advanced Diploma, and was certified with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in December 2012. Ashley has worked in a few different locations since being registered, which has given her the opportunity to work with a variety of cliental. She has worked with 2 multidisciplinary clinics, at a gym, and massage clinics. Ashley has experience with MVA, WSIB, concussions, stress relief, overuse injuries, weekend warriors, postural dysfunctions, pregnancy, sport injuries, and regular maintenance.
Ashley has expanded her techniques from the General Swedish massage techniques taught in school with a few courses: Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (NISA), Accupressure level 1&2, Positional Release Technique, and Reiki Level 1.
Ashley wants to take her focus of practice more towards a holistic approach to treatment. As she has learned through treating, physical dysfunctions can come from emotional stressors, and manifest themselves. Ashley has always and will continue to treat each person individually, and focus the treatment on the goals of the client.
Lyndsey Innes, Registered Massage Therapist
Lyndsey completed the Massage Therapy Program at Mohawk College in August 2017. While attending the College, she had hands on experience with treating athletes, the elderly, expectant mothers and the general public. Lyndsey's hope is to help everyone she meets by improving their overall well-being. Lyndsey looks forward to developing her skills and furthering her treatment style with continued education.
Betty McCabe, Registered Massage Therapist
I was inspired to become a massage therapist after seeing the healing effects of a family friend (Evelyn) who gave a massage to my Grandparents in their home. My Grandfather was a gardener and his hands would be so sore that he could barely open his fingers. Evelyn was a massage therapist and offered to massage his hands. After a few minutes of massage to his hands, fingers and wrists my Grandfather could stretch open his fingers with barely any pain left in them. When I was considering a career change I remembered Evelyn and how she helped my Grandfather, and my Grandmother and I decided to take training and to become a registered massage therapist.
I structure my techniques to what will help my client the most on each visit. I use a gentle persuasive approach so as not to cause a rebound effect in the muscle tissue. I will gradually work deeper as each layer of muscle relaxes and allows me to massage more deeply. I like to use hot therapies such as towel compresses, heating pads and hot stones to increase circulation into tired muscles, ease tension and provide a calming effect.
I use facilitated stretching techniques to promote flexibility, maintain joint tissue health and to help stimulate lymphatic drainage. I use trigger point therapy to help restore function and achieve peak performance in muscle tissue. I use myofascial techniques to reduce adhesions and restrictions and to return balance to the body so that it is easier to maintain healthy posture and overall function. The special courses I have taken are Myofascial Evaluation, Reflexology, and Pregnancy Massage. As well as others including Hot stone Massage.
Cassandra Simpson, Registered Massage Therapist
My goal as a therapist is to guide each client on their path to where they are feeling as healthy, strong, and as comfortable as possible in their daily lives. By focusing on each individuals’ specific needs, I hope to assist each client to gain and maintain a healthier self and achieve their goals.
I have experience working in clinical settings, spas, clients' homes, retirement home/long-term care and for charity, sporting and office events. I have had the pleasure to work with clients of all ages and at all levels of health and mobility.
Santiago Ramirez, Registered Massage Therapist
I’m a father of 3 children who likes to be involved in the community and graduate from the Massage Therapy Program at Lambton College 2011. My experience in clinic, hospital and Spa settings has instilled a strong belief in an integrated patient focused approach. I recognize the importance of empowering my patients with education and the necessary tools to assist them on their path to recovery. I use a number of techniques to manage pain, increase range of motion, decrease stress, repair muscle tissue, and improve circulation. I am passionate about improving the quality of care of my patients by providing innovative treatment solutions. I continually seek to expand my knowledge and expertise through educational seminars, courses and collaborations with fellow health professionals.
Some of the Modalities that I use in my practice to assist in the overall treatment of my patients are: therapeutic cupping, tapping, hydrotherapy, and Reiki. As well as using strengthening and stretching exercises to assist in the recovery of injury and postural adjustments.
Wahid Rahmaty, Registered Massage Therapist
Wahid graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and obtained an additional sports massage certification in the process of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist..
He has supplementary knowledge from Humber College's Fitness and Health Promotion program and worked as a personal trainer for many years.
Wahid knows the benefits of manual therapy and exercise, and ultimately believes that movement is medicine. He practices what he preaches by keeping in good health through sports and fitness, and he too loves a good massage!
Ryan Anto, Registered Massage Therapist
Ryan began his studies at Western University where he majored in kinesiology graduating with his BA. Soon after he realized his true calling was in the field of massage therapy. He graduated in 2017 from CCMH in Cambridge with honours and began his career here in Guelph.
Ryan has a focus on clinical therapy to help patients reduce pain and prevent Ryan has a focus on clinical therapy to help patients reduce pain and prevent injury. His work utilizes general swedish massage techniques integrated with trigger point therapy, fascial work and deep tissue massage. His goal is to encompass massage with fitness and proper nutrition to deliver a well rounded treatment plan to better help clients reach their highest potential.
Ryan is looking forward to expanding his practice and skills through continued education and dedication to better serve his clients in meeting their goals and needs.
Wesley Inett, Registered Massage Therapist
Wes is a graduate of Westervelt College Massage Therapy Program. He recognizes that the goals and needs of each client is unique as they arrive on his treatment table and works with his clients to determine an appropriate treatment plan that is tailored to them. He openly shares his knowledge and abilities to educate his clients and the community.
Wes uses a variety of techniques including: Swedish Massage, deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, cupping, myo-fascial release, hydrotherapy, and remedial exercise in order to meet individual’s sports or other musculoskeletal trauma rehabilitation, improve postural dysfunction and provide relaxation treatments.
Catherine Lafontaine, Registered Massage Therapist
Catherine is an active member of the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario. She is a graduate of both the intensive Massage Therapy program at Fleming College, and of the Pre Health Sciences program at Algonquin College. She utilizes her knowledge of the body and how it works to create effective, safe, and individualized treatment plans that target the root cause of pain. She believes that health should be approached from all angles- physical, mental, and social. She has a special interest in learning more about what massage therapy can do for mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Meagan Katerberg, Registered Massage Therapist
Meagan graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in the fall of 2016 earning the Outstanding Achievement Award and became registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in January of 2017. She has had experience working in two different practical settings and currently operates her own private practice alongside working at the Guelph Massage Addict.
Her treatments focus on communicating with the client so as to better understand their needs and what treatment approach will be most effective. She has experience with General Swedish Massage, therapeutic massage, and pregnancy massage; and is always looking to grow!
Rachel Ondusko, Registered Massage Therapist
My name is Rachel, I graduated from Mohawk college in 2015 with honors in Massage Therapy and in 2019 I graduated from Conestoga college with honors in Practical Nursing. Taking care of others and helping people feel better is what I do! Throughout my years as a RMT I have gained much experience with prenatal massage, treatments for children, relaxation massage with lighter or medium pressure, and hot stone massage.
A thorough assessment and interview at the beginning of each treatment allows me to create an individualized treatment plan that will promote your optimal health!
Laura Fields, Registered Massage Therapist
Laura has been an RMT for 10 years. She graduated in 2009 from Everest College and is a member in good standing with the CMTO. She is committed to treating the root cause of pain and dysfunction and has an innate ability to determine the source of the issue.
She has had a variety of experience ranging from Canadian Olympic athletes for sports massage to aromatherapy relaxation. She has had years of rewarding experience in helping clients rehabilitate from serious injuries and surgeries. She has had great success in applying scar tissue release and myofascial work. Laura enjoys caring for all kinds of conditions, and she has a special passion for pre and postnatal massage as well as hot stone.
Her happy and empathetic nature makes treatments enjoyable as well as therapeutic.
When not working she enjoys watching her husband cook, strolling her neighbourhood with her dog or riding her horse.