Our Registered Massage Therapists

Shawn Graves, Registered Massage Therapist

Shawn successfully completed the massage therapy program at Medix in 2011. He truly enjoys working one on one with people, and has had the privilege of working with a wide variety of people, getting to know their individual needs and treating them accordingly. Shawn believes that massage therapy is a very effective way to treat a number of physical ailments as well as promote health and wellbeing through relaxation and stress relief.

Shawn's ability to adapt his skills allows him to provide the most suitable treatment for each individual client. He believes in educating clients about body awareness and injury prevention through stretching, strengthening and postural awareness.

Shawn's training is primarily in Swedish massage, but he also has experience and training in Reflexology of the foot, Hot Stone Massage, Therapeutic Ultrasound, and clinical acupuncture. He has treated people suffering from concerns ranging from sports injuries, scar tissue, neuropathies, scoliosis, repetitive strain injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome . He enjoys working with a diverse clientele ranging from infants to seniors and making people feel better one day at a time.

Tara Pierce-Shuffield, Registered Massage Therapist    

Tara is a recent graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Fanshawe College and she is very excited to join the team. She has always had an interest in health and wellness and strongly believes in the healing potential of Massage. Tara is highly skilled in Swedish and therapeutic massage, as well as advanced techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, and soft tissue release to help relieve pain and stress. She also enjoys providing prenatal massage. Tara believes that massage is a great way to treat pre-existing ailments and prevent future issues, while also decreasing stress and promoting relaxation.

Ashley Ford, Registered Massage Therapist

Ashley is one of the newest members of the Massage Addict family. She very much enjoyed and excelled within the Fanshawe Massage Therapy program, graduating in 2019 with honours. Ashley has effectively developed her skills to become an empathic RMT through interactions with many diverse clients. With general Swedish massage, fascial techniques, and joint mobilizations, Ashley focuses on maintaining and rehabilitating one's overall health. Ashley provides and upholds quality care with the utmost respect to every client, within a safe and positive environment. She is eager to continue her education by continually growing and expanding herself. Ashley welcomes all with a kind compassionate heart and a warm caring smile.

Brice Parker, Registered Massage Therapist 

Brice is a 2020 graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College . He has obtained many different experiences from treating a variety of clients, including athletes, prenatal clients, as well as those with chronic pain and general injuries. Due to being an athlete himself, Brice is passionate about helping his clients reach their full potential in their fitness activities. He enjoys helping his clients to relax, decrease stress and anxiety, as well as maintaining a functionally healthy lifestyle. A few of Brice’s strengths with massage treatments involve deep tissue massage, trigger points and stretching. No matter the client’s goal, Brice is determined to help them reach it.

Mitchell McNaughton, Registered Massage Therapist

Mitchell decided to pursue massage therapy after seeing the benefits of massage throughout his own recovery from a childhood car accident. He graduated from Algonquin College for Massage Therapy in 2016, where he took great interest in community outreach programs, including massage therapy for people with developmental disabilities, patients with chronic pain and sports therapy massage. He has continued to enjoy treating a very diverse clientele with a broad variety of treatment needs and desired clinical outcomes. Mitch practiced at Massage Addict Kitchener for four years, but wanted to begin working closer to home following the birth of his daughter.

He incorporates a combination of Swedish massage, deep tissue, and joint mobilization into his practice of relaxation and therapeutic massage. Mitch also has extensive experience supporting clients in their treatment of both chronic and acute conditions, such as headaches, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and trigger points. Overall, Mitchell combines empathetic listening and clinical assessments to create treatment plans alongside his patients, in order to help them reach their wellness goals.

Amanda Legault, Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda graduated from the D’Arcy Lane massage therapy program in 2009. With over a decade of experience as an RMT, a college instructor for Human Anatomy, and a student massage clinic supervisor, she has been able to continually improve her ability to help clients with injury assessment & rehabilitation, as well as managing chronic pain conditions and stress. She has made continuing education a priority, keeping up to date on pain science research, with workshops by pain specialists like the Noigroup (Neuro Orthopaedic Institute), and more recently with respiratory physiotherapists, learning ways to help people who are recovering from the challenges of Long COVID. She likes to give back to the community by doing volunteer massage therapy at St. Joseph’s Hospice of London, which has shown her the essential role that compassion and individualized care has to play in her work.

She splits her time between London and remote Northern Ontario, enjoying an active life in both the Forest City and a forest away from the city.

Susan Deng, Registered Massage Therapist

Susan Deng is an experienced RMT, very interested in natural healing. She is a graduate of the Pharma Medical Science College of Canada. She likes to take care of people and believes that a hand's touch holds the most powerful form of healing for the human body. This belief led her to pursue trainings in different types of massage therapy, as well as reflexology, acupuncture, integrated myofascial release and muscle energy technique, hot stone and cupping treatment.

Susan has passion to help clients to reach their healthy needs and can perform treatments in various way to make clients feeling better.

Vijaya Kumar, Registered Massage Therapist   

Vijay is a graduate of the Massage of Therapy program at the  Royal Canadian College. He is skilled in various types of massages including Swedish and Deep Tissue.  He uses a wide variety of techniques in order to provide the best treatment  for his patients.  He has considerable experience providing stress reducing relaxation treatments.

Vijay is passionate about providing the best possible care and treatment options for each client. He also ensures that his clients  understand available treatment options and works with them to maximize the therapeutic effects of their treatments.  

In his free time Vijay loves travelling and spending quality  time with his family.

Keaton Huron, Registered Massage Therapist   

Keaton graduated in 2021 from the Massage Therapy Program at Fanshawe College.  Through school Keaton has gained an immense knowledge in Swedish massage, rehabilitation exercises, and fascia manipulations. He strive to provide a safe and stress-free treatment space for client’s relaxation and healing needs. Keaton is dedicated to finding the root cause of his clients pain or discomfort and uses effective techniques to return them to a pain free healthy state. 

Being an active sportsman and an athlete himself, Keaton has experienced first hand  how injuries affect the body,  giving him a great understanding of how  to help people recover from various injuries.

Tien Nguyễn, Registered Massage Therapist    

Tien graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at Fanshawe College in 2021. She is skilled in Swedish Massage and is certified in Cupping Therapy. Tien is passionate about working with all her clients to help them recover from stress and/or injuries. She incorporates various different techniques such as trigger points and joint mobilisation and stretches to ensure the best results for individual clients. She aims to work with her clients to create the best possible plans for their long term well being. She also offers prenatal massages to help pregnant clients.

Jeri Lou Dinsmore, Registered Massage Therapist    

Jeri is a graduate of the Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy and has been an RMT since 2014. She was drawn to massage therapy as a profession after being treated for injuries. Following a car accident which left Jeri bed ridden for ten months, her passion for massage therapy increased even more. She is highly experienced in various pain reducing techniques and aims to provide the best possible treatment plans for her clients. Jeri is certified in hotstone therapy.

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