Our Registered Massage Therapists
Karen Dunn, Registered Massage Therapist
Karen has been an RMT since 2009, graduated from Ontario college of health and technology in Stoney creek/Winona.
Karen has a lot of experience with neck and low back injuries. She has had extra training in deep tissue massage, myofascial release, acupressure as well hot stone massage.
She also has taken Thai massage, in which she incorporates the techniques from that into a general Swedish massage. Karen absolutely loves being a massage therapist!
Antonio Iavarone, Registered Massage Therapist
Antonio is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Mohawk College. His passion for sports and the human anatomy are key factors in his decision to become a registered massage therapist. As a result of receiving treatments for his own sport-related injuries, he is keen on helping others get back from their own injuries or ailments and returning to the sports and life activities they love doing.
He is a strong believer in the healing benefits of massge therapy and he is focused on ensuring his clients receive the best treatment possible. Antonio is very strong in various techniques including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, fascial stretching along with general Sweedish massage for relaxation.
Stefani Cucuz, Registered Massage Therapist
Stefani is a recent graduate of massage therapy from Mohawk College. She became registered in January 2016 after completing the provincial exams set by the CMTO. As someone who has been involved with sports since a very young age she has seen how much physical stress is put on the body from sports and daily activities, which is why Stefani decided to get into massage. She always wanted to get into a field where she could help people heal and get back to their lives without being limited by pain. Stefani enjoys working a variety of people because it challenges her to adapt her technique so that the treatment is beneficial to all.
Elizabeth Lima, Registered Massage Therapist
Elizabeth is a graduate from the Ontario College of Health and Technology. She first found her passion through teaching infant massage course. As a Registered Massage therapist she is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting into the muscles as needed, but also giving the client a deep sense of relaxation at the same time. Every clients’ bodies are different, therefore, she creates a special massage that is customized just for them. She provides her clients with Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Prenatal massage.
Ryan Doiron, Registered Massage Therapist
Ryan graduated from the Mohawk college massage therapy program in the summer of 2017 bringing in fresh and new techniques to his practice. Ryan has been working in and out of clinics since his high school years. He incorporates his vast knowledge of human anatomy into his massages to accurately focus on whatever issue a client may ask him. Ryan is a strong believer in teamwork and working together to communicate and get the best results and massage for his clients. He specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports injury and trigger point therapy.
Michael La, Registered Massage Therapist
I am a graduate from the Mohawk College Massage Therapy program, as well as a graduate of McMaster University where I majored in Biology and minored in Psychology. I am certified in RockTape (kinesiology taping), RockBlades (IASTM: instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), and successfully completed the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program. Completion of the program required over 300 hours of work, which utilizes some traditional acupuncture techniques as well as electroacupuncture.
I like to work with the patient and conduct a thorough assessment in order to identify and address the underlying problem. With all of these tools in my arsenal, I am confident in providing relief and overcoming any obstacle.
Lynn Kayorie, Registered Massage Therapist
Lynn is a highly specialized professional , who uses a variety of techniques in order to relieve discomforts and improve flexibility and decrease stress.
Lynn is trained in the following techniques:
- 14 years fitness background
- Swedish an relaxation massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Therapeutic rehab treatment
- Golf ball massage
Lynn is a dedicated therapist who will tailor each treatment specifically for each of her clients to enable a comfortable experience.
Christine Solakofski B. Comm., Registered Massage Therapist, 3rd Degree Reiki Master
Christine is a former financial planner, having obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. Several years ago, she decided to leave her secure job at a major financial institution, in order to move back to her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, where she went back to school full-time to study massage therapy at Mohawk College. She works part-time at a rehab clinic offering massage therapy to clients involved in motor vehicle accidents, and workplace injuries. She enjoys doing both medical-based massages as well as relaxation massages. Christine has been a 3rd degree Reiki Master since 2005, and has been providing Reiki treatments since 2002. She volunteered at Hope Spring Cancer Support Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, where she provided Reiki treatments to cancer survivors. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands", and a treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. As a natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, Reiki creates many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, and tranquility. Christine's goal while treating, is to provide the appropriate techniques to encourage improvement of body mechanics and quality of life, whether it be by promoting relaxation, or alleviating pain and discomfort caused by stress, or injury. She is very excited to be offering massage treatments at the Stoney Creek Massage Addict location.
Brett Bolyos, Registered Massage Therapist
Recent graduate of Mohawk College. Successfully passed both registration exams and in good standing with CMTO. Brett is determined in continuing his education by learning a variety of therapeutic remedies such as taping and acupuncture. His main focus is the client. His goal is to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment for whiling focusing on working one-on-one with the client to ensure the best possible treatment plan. He is extremely confident in his therapeutic abilities and really enjoys working on lower back, arm, and hand trigger point areas.
Shanta Wehrli, Registered Massage Therapist
After obtaining her Honours BA degree at the University of Toronto Shanta spent many years working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Shanta went back to school to change her focus and start helping her clients from more of a rehabilitation point of view. She graduated from the Advanced Massage Therapy program through ‘Mo Mac' - Mohawk college and McMaster University and has worked with many different populations such as, but not limited to; the Hamilton Bulldogs -hockey team, knee and hip replacements, palliative care patients and every day people. She enjoyed working at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital as an RMT.
Shanta enjoys partnering with active people who want to get better and improve their health and well being. Some of her techniques used are: myofascial release, cranial sacral, cupping, PNF stretching, trigger point release, indie head massage and general Swedish massage. The body wants to heal itself and together we can make that happen.
In her spare time Shanta teaches meditation and yoga.
Micayla Parent, Registered Massage Therapist
Micayla graduated in 2020 from Georgian College’s Massage Therapy program and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Results driven and client focused, Micayla offers a practical approach to wellness and recovery. With training in Swedish, deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point therapy, pre and post-natal, palliative care, sports rehabilitation and physical assessments, Micayla is dedicated to each individual treatment and remedial exercise plan.
Patrick Power, Registered Massage Therapist
Patrick is a Registered Massage Therapist from Stoney Creek, Ontario. Patrick graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology. While playing 4 years of varsity soccer and suffering a handful of injuries, his admiration for the rehabilitation process began. His experience as a Kinesiologist has helped people heal through movement and exercise.
Recently, Patrick graduated from the Advanced Standing Massage Therapy Program from Ontario College of Health & Technology. This has given him the opportunity to combine his love for helping people and the ability to use a hands on approach to help achieve his clients goals. Patrick has a passion for health and wellness and applies general and advanced techniques to help with recovery from injury and preventative and ongoing care. His goal is to create the safest and most effective massage treatment for each client based on their health and personal goals.
Irina Khazanovsky, Registered Massage Therapist
Irina Khazanovsky has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2014. She has had the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation clinics, motor vehicle accident and sport-oriented clinics. Irina is also trained in and provides combined decongestive therapy which is helpful for people with primary or secondary lymphedema. She also provides integrated lymph drainage. These therapies help with swelling related to trauma or surgery, digestive issues, sinusitis, sprains, strains, scars as well as post cancer recovery. Techniques Irina uses in practice include deep tissue therapy, myofascial release therapy, trigger point therapy, cupping,relaxation massage, Swedish massage, sport and rehabilitation massages.