Our Registered Massage Therapists
Alexander Arroyave, Registered Massage Therapist
Alexander has more than 15 years of experience treating patients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents, or have suffered work-related injuries or sports injuries. He has worked at a number of clinics throughout the GTA as a Registered Massage Therapist and previously as a Certified Kinesiologist. He believes in keeping the body adapted to life’s daily stressors by incorporating regular exercise, a balanced diet, good sleep hygiene and a regular maintenance visit to a body therapist such as a Registered Massage Therapist. Throughout his years working as a massage therapist, Alexander has seen the positive effects a good massage treatment has in reducing muscular induced pain, getting a better night’s rest, and leaving a treatment with an overall feeling of well-being. His focuses of treatment include fascial adhesions, trigger point therapy, and providing deep relaxation with effleurage and hot stones. Alexander is always updating his skills and furthering his education in the health field. He looks forward to keeping workers safe and healthy in the workplace as an occupational health and safety specialist.
Tara Easthope, Registered Massage Therapist
Tara has been working and volunteering in the medical field for over two decades, starting off managing and assisting in the Activation and Dietary Departments at Senior Living Residences during her high-school education as well as her post-secondary education at Toronto School of Business. After obtaining her Medical Assistant Diploma, she immediately went on to managing patients in a medical office which housed thirteen Family Doctors.
Tara was introduced to Massage Therapy through a recovery regimen after she suffered a stress fracture to her femur right above the kneecap. She was awed by the newfound strength Massage Therapy provided to her healing. At that moment a passion began inside her and she realized that Massage Therapy was the career she had always been looking for. Tara went on to complete a 2200hr Massage Therapy course through The Institute of Complementary and Alternative Therapy and has been Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2014. She is still in love with the profession and the healing power it can give to others:
There are numerous aspects and benefits of Massage Therapy that I love. Being able to be a contributor to a patient's recovery process (whether it be Stress, Injury, Post-Surgery, Sleep Deprivation, etc.) has been marvelously rewarding to me. That level of personal involvement continues to inspire me to learn a broader array of techniques and modalities; this in turn leads to larger scale advancements in my patient's health and overall well-being.
Patrick Forte, Registered Massage Therapist
Patrick Forte was called to the massage therapy profession while working as a holistic nutritionist at a naturopathic clinic. He studied at Sutherland Chan, graduated in 2009, and went on to achieve certification as a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Patrick is trained in all general Swedish massage techniques, the curriculum for which includes hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage. Relaxation techniques are at the core of his treatments: “ to achieve any specific goal the tissue must be relaxed.” Also married to a Registered Massage Therapist, Patrick is the proud father of a 3 year-old boy and an 11 month-old girl. He is an animal lover and a nature lover and, while he no longer plays sports recreationally, is an avid sports fan, especially football, baseball and hockey.
Paula Coombs, Registered Massage Therapist
Paula has been practicing in the field of Massage Therapy as an RMT for many years. From a therapeutic prospect, she strongly believes in the holistic benefits of what massage therapy has to offer clients in the treatment setting. With her many years of experience, she has seen the benefits of massage therapy whereby the modalities used can decrease inflammation, muscle tension, and relieve pain and stiffness in soft tissues and joints.
The massage therapy techniques that she uses during her treatment sessions can also aid in relaxation.
Denys Kulykov, Registered Massage Therapist
Denys has been working in this field for about five years. Two of these years worked with a research team in sports medicine. Working with athletes with injuries and or emotional and stress relieve. Continuous work in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons, helping clients after orthopedic surgeries. Excellent knowledge of relaxation techniques allows helping clients with stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleeping disturbances. Continuous education and improvement in the field enriched the knowledge and experience with different techniques and styles that includes, but not limited to myofascial techniques, joint play techniques, hot stone massage. etc.
Gurbir Kaur, Registered Massage Therapist
Gurbir is a Registered Massage Therapist graduated from Centennial College and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
Throughout her education, she has learnt assessment skills which allows her to plan treatments in an effective manner. She believes in long term effects of the treatment and great communication skills enable that process.
She is currently trained and well versed with Deep Tissue Techniques, Trigger Point therapy, Joint Mobilization, Neuromuscular, Hydrotherapy, Prenatal and Swedish Massage Techniques.
She is currently in the process of completing more courses such as Hot Stone to help her clients and be a part of their healing journey.
Maria Mata, Registered Massage Therapist
Maria Mata is a Registered Massage Therapist and is a Humber College Graduate. During the four years at Humber College, Maria gained extensive knowledge of how Massage Therapy offers a myriad of physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
Massage Therapy is proven to reduce muscle tension, improve blood circulation and enhance flexibility. Maria has the knowledge and skills to treat populations such as athletes, pregnant patients, and individuals with chronic pain management. Delving in various modalities, such as swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release.
She is committed to providing the necessary ability to trust and build rapport with clients, most importantly, to approach client care, creating a welcoming and serene atmosphere by conducting assessments and tailoring treatment plans to all individuals by maintaining confidentiality and ethical boundaries.
Rizwan Asghar, Registered Massage Therapist
Rizwan is a Registered Massage Therapist. He strives to provide the best care for every client. He uses treatment as a natural remedy, to help clients with various symptoms.
Prior to becoming an RMT, Rizwan was a Doctor of Physiotherapy, with more than 18 years of experience in the Physiotherapy profession. He is very passionate and knowledgeable about how the body works and moves. He integrates an intuitive approach while using therapeutic and relaxing techniques. He also has a passion for sports such as basketball, and badminton, as well as gym-based fitness, which keeps him aware of common injuries that result from being physically active.
Rizwan Uses Techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Release, Relaxation Massage, Myofascial Manipulation, Sports Massage, Nerve Release Therapy, Pre- and Post-Natal Massage.