Our Registered Massage Therapists

Vicente Zabala, Registered Massage Therapist, SMT (CC)

Vicente is a graduate from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in Toronto. His interest includes sports specific massage which has allowed him to work with athletes. Vicente volunteers at sporting events supervising massage therapists’ students and most recently he was part of the medical team at the archery event during the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games.

During his free time, Vicente plays basketball and he is also a hiking enthusiast. He has completed Mt. Blanc, Machu Picchu and segments of the Appalachian and Bruce trails.

Vicente is a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario (CMTO).

George Werhun, Registered Massage Therapist

George is a graduate from Sutherland-Chan School of massage therapy in Toronto. He has training in general Swedish techniques, joint mobilization, deep tissue work, hydrotherapy, trigger point release, rhythmic techniques, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, and self-care recommendations. Communication and comfort are really important to him, and he is also interested in providing a variety of options for the patient to see what might work best for the overall care, as every person is different. In his free time, George enjoys reading about pathological conditions and different ways to treat safely and effectively.

Alexander (Alex) Scherger, Registered Massage Therapist

Alex graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Kinesiology with Joint-Honours Psychology, before going on to study Massage Therapy at Sutherland-Chan in Toronto. Alex uses a client-centered and evidence-based approach to ensure his treatments provide his clients with the optimal outcome, regardless of their condition or needs. Alex’s treatments employ techniques from Swedish and deep tissue massage, joint mobilizations, myofascial stretching, hydrotherapy, and sports massage (to name a few). Additionally, he can provide any relevant self-care tips and therapeutic exercises that the client may need.

Some of his most memorable massage experiences include the 2017 BioSteel NHL camp, 2017 Invictus games, and the Palliative Care Unit at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. In his spare time, Alex enjoys playing board games, guitar, and attending concerts. Alex plays and coaches quidditch both locally (Valhalla Quidditch) and (inter)nationally.

Treela Smith, Registered Massage Therapist

Treela Smith is an alumni graduate from ICT™ Kikkawa College here in Toronto. She has been licensed to practice massage therapy in Ontario since September of 1999.

She has a plethora of knowledge in health and wellness topics due to her self-guided education. In over two decades of practicing massage therapy, Treela is fully capable to understand the needs of your tissues requiring massage therapy, treatment by her gifted palpation skills.

She also holds a diploma in fitness and nutrition, which she completed in 2005. Treela has worked extensively in multidisciplinary clinics, sports rehabilitation centers, and numerous wellness practitioners. She is happy to work with you to address your massage therapy needs. Personally, Treela enjoys writing, reading (on vast topics), and researching new information.

Michael Ioannou, Registered Massage Therapist

Michael is a graduate of Kikkawa College, he is passionate about helping people reach their healing goals in a natural and holistic way. Michael is also a professional reflexologist since 2014 and has incorporated techniques and philosophy of reflexology in massage treatment to provide a more relaxing and holistic approach. Whether you desire a deep tissue massage, work on your long-term injuries or a de-stress massage, he is there to guide you towards your healing journey.

It is Michael's wish is for his patients to feel physically and emotionally healthy, peaceful and complete.

Julie Ann Bantasan, Registered Massage Therapist

Julie Ann is a graduate of Oxford College and has a certification for Thai Massage Therapy given by the Traditional Thai Massage Therapy Association of Ontario. Julie is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

Julie’s passion to learn and help people gave her knowledge in hot stone, herbal compress, and aromatherapy. Her training in different massage techniques such as Thai and deep-tissue help her give what each patient needs.

She also has community event services experience which help her understand what a patient goes through thus giving them the care they not only need but deserve. These events include tending to AIDS patients organized by ACAS, Boyd conservation park walk where they gave massage therapy services to cancer patients, Grace Hospital event where medical staffs where given massage therapy services and Zoomer that tended to senior citizens.

Julie’s nursing background developed her understanding of what patients need thus giving them the proper care they need for a holistic way of life.

Joseph Sario, Registered Massage Therapist   

Joseph is a graduate of Kikkawa College, and he completed the Massage Therapy program in 2012.

As a Massage Therapist, Joseph likes helping clients with their wellness.  He specialized in Swedish therapeutic massage, relaxing deep tissue massage and rehabilitative stretching.

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