Our Registered Massage Therapists
Renee L., RMT, Craniosacral Therapist
Renee’s passion for craniosacral therapy began when she wanted to help her son with his sudden appearance of epilepsy. His epilepsy brought her to craniosacral therapy, and along with it, many years of study at The Cranial Therapy Center. This clinic is renowned and respected specifically for craniosacral therapy in Toronto. She has successfully completed her advanced level, as well as the visceral, pediatric and TMJ courses. Her early training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, gave her a unique view of body dynamics and fascial lines. She also graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from Concordia University. This perspective allows for a dimensional view of the body. Each body presents differently with its pain or discomfort. The creative mind is needed to see the best approach for each client. She receives infinite rewards from helping others with ongoing health concerns, whether they are recurrent migraines or headaches, back pain or TMJ syndrome. Renee also treats numbness of extremities, scoliosis, postural issues, whiplash, anxiety, insomnia, plus a variety of neurological conditions. Her craniosacral therapy, Reiki and visceral manipulation assist with positive outcomes for her clients. Renee is available to treat children and adults every Tuesday and Friday.
Kana O., Registered Massage Therapist
Kana is dedicated to improving the well being of clients in a professional and friendly manner. She has over fifteen years of progressive experience administering massage therapy. She started her career in a clinical setting working with motor vehicle accident victims. She then focused her attention to working in the spa industry at the King Edward Hotel. Some of Kana's clientele include celebrities, athletes, and dancers because of a contract the spa had with the Canadian National Ballet. She is well versed in swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, prenatal massage, and remedial exercises. Kana enjoys upgrading her skills and has taken courses such as neuromuscular integration and structural alignment.
Barbara C., Registered Massage Therapist
Barbara is a graduate of Sutherland Chan and is a big believer in cooperation between therapist and client will result in the best overall care and results possible. She focuses her treatments on trigger points due to their contribution to a lot of the aches and pains we experience on a daily basis. Stress release is a main focus of Barbara’s massage technique, working with clients to provide deep relaxation during treatment. Fascia work from top to bottom is encompassed in her treatment as well as frictions, joint mobilization, myofascial release, PRT (Positional Release Technique), Swedish techniques, and of course stretching and strengthening exercises.
Leslie M., Registered Massage Therapist
Leslie brings a passion for healthcare with 15 years as a Registered Nurse (RN). She transferred that knowledge and experience to her new vocation as an RMT. Leslie is competent in ASL (American Sign Language) so can provide care for clients that are Hearing Impaired. Trained in many techniques, Leslie enjoys practicing Swedish massage, Sports massage, direct myofascial stretching and joint mobilizations. She can provide relaxation and/or deep tissue treatments with a real focus on clients who are experiencing stress and or chronic pain due to their work environment; whether that be spending long hours at a computer, standing on your feet or chasing after a toddler. As a practitioner of yoga, Leslie incorporates remedial exercises into a home-care plan, which can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.
Emil D., Registered Massage Therapist
Emil graduated from Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in 2010 and has been enjoying providing massage therapy treatments to many happy clients ever since in the Beach. He is experienced in deep tissue massage, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and trigger point work. He finds these techniques effective in the treatment of injuries, as well as beneficial for preventative care of his clients. He also encourages relaxation in his treatments to complement his more technical work. Emil fully customizes his treatments to the client's needs and wants based on their health history and his initial assessment and discussions with his clients.
Andrea M., Registered Massage Therapist
Working in the Beaches community and living in the west end, Andrea followed heart and has brought her energy and passion for helping people to the Beach community full time! She loves interacting and helping people with their health, wellness, and fitness goals. Since she was young, Andrea has always been interested in how the body functions and heals innately through the hands-on touch of massage therapy. She specializes in Swedish massage and incorporates her training in reflexology, trigger point, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilization, and Thai massage into her treatments. She has a medical background which helps her with her assessment of clients and the creation of remedial exercise plans for ongoing wellness or specific recovery / prevention for her clients.
Oliver O., Registered Massage Therapist
Being a Massage Therapist for almost 10 years and seeing different kinds of conditions in my practice, it still continues to amaze me with how the human body works and how massage therapy can help. Massage therapy is a passion for me because I've seen it work countless times and it will definitely help to relieve pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. One of the major contributors to illness is stress and Massage Therapy can play a vital role in relieving and managing stress in our daily lives. My technique is focused on general wellness as well as educating the client on the importance of exercise within a balanced lifestyle. Deep Tissue and Sports Massage are my favourite, which I combine with some stretching and mobilization. I can also incorporate some Indian Head Massage and Shiatsu techniques into my treatment.
Tito L., Registered Massage Therapist
Have you suffered with chronic conditions that just won't go away such as hip pain, sciatic pain, lower back pain, tension headaches, tingling or numb sensations of arms & fingers, and frozen shoulders? If so, Tito may be the RMT for you. With his combined style of Massage and Shiatsu Therapy, Tito is able to use techniques that are specific to the above symptoms. His therapeutic technique involves strong pressure and a variety of active stretching movements that help transition the muscles back to their natural condition. His treatment style is not relaxing, please expect a very therapeutic massage. Please contact the clinic for more information.
Heather T., Registered Massage Therapist
Heather graduated from Sutherland Chan in 1997 and has been developing as a therapist ever since, both through hands on client care and continuing education, Most recently she has added Acupuncture and Cupping to her practice. She enjoys providing relaxing yet therapeutic massage to treat both chronic and acute conditions, with a special interest in neck and shoulder pain and dysfunction. Heather believes strongly in listening to the client, and finding out what they are hoping to achieve in their treatment and working together to ensure their goal is met. Her best work is done when she is able to truly focus on the client and the treatment and because of this she does not offer couples massage as part of her practice.
Krystele C., Registered Massage Therapist
Krystele has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics. After graduation, furthered her education at Canadian Therapeutic College where she was able to cater to her love of sports and helping people through soft tissue manipulation. She graduated with dual diplomas in Massage Therapy and Sport Injury Therapy. She has been working in the field of massage therapy for over 6 years. Krystele’s experience has molded her into a diverse therapist. She has worked with many athletes and has experience treating sport injuries. Krystele is also able to offer relaxation massages for those who want to unwind after a busy day at work or for those who are looking for maintenance work on chronic injuries or postural related conditions.
John C., Registered Massage Therapist
John is a graduate of the Massage Therapy Diploma program from the Royal Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH). He has extensive prior experience in the field of healthcare. He has successfully treated clients with various conditions and believes in regular exercises in conjunction with massage treatment. John ensures that individualized treatment plans are customized for each client. Clients will benefit from effective techniques executed with the utmost care.
Patrice W, Registered Massage Therapist
Patrice is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan ‘04 and a member of the College for Massage Therapist. She is a gifted Manual Practitioner and has always been interested in an alternative approach to health care. Her focus is to assess and treat postural and musculoskeletal imbalances, to correct these stresses and strains using deep tissue and manual soft tissue techniques. Her methods are to help prevent and maintain optimal health and mobility.
Sydney E., Registered Massage Therapist
Sydney graduated from Sutherland Chan in 1991 and has had the privilege of working in the Beach since then. She has experience working with all clients of all ages with a vast array of conditions. What Sydney loves most are the amazing people that she's treated and connected with. As well as Swedish massage, she incorporate Reiki in her treatments so whether it is deep tissue or relaxation the client leaves in a relaxed state, which is very healing for the body and soul. Sydney's speciality is neck work and she offers a range of treatments including trigger point work, lymphatic drainage and relaxation. She has also been honoured to treat hundreds of pre-natal clients that allow her to be part of such a special journey.
Kenneth M., Registered Massage Therapist
Kenneth became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2012, graduating from the Ontario College of Health and Technology. Being an RMT for over seven years and seeing different kinds of conditions, he focuses his work on finding and treating the root of the problem rather than the symptoms alone. He fully customizes his treatments to the client's needs based on their health history and initial assessment. Kenneth’s treatments are focussed in the areas of deep tissue, sports injuries, rehabilitation, pre and post-natal massage, and postural correction. He believes in educating his clients on the importance of stretching and strengthening exercises within a balanced lifestyle. He is passionate about what he does and feels honoured to have a role in contributing to the health and healing of others.
Pamela C., Registered Massage Therapist
Pamela has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2008, when she graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College with diplomas in Sports Injury Therapy and Massage Therapy. During her career she has gained experience in many different settings, including medical clinics; athletics clubs; spas; movie, television and theater production sets; and sporting events. This diverse experience allows her to adjust her treatment based on each individual patient and their specific needs, whether post injury rehabilitation, repetitive strain, work related aches or simply relaxation. Pamela has a passion for helping others and is always happy to discuss ways of living a healthy and pain free life. Having struggled with her own injuries over time she has learned that strengthening our sore, tired, weakened muscles can actually greatly reduce daily aches and pains and strives to maintain an active lifestyle herself.
Michael H., Registered Massage Therapist
Michael graduated with honours from Oxford College Massage Therapy program in 2019. He is passionate about the benefits of Massage Therapy and enjoys treating clients of all ages. Michael begins his initial treatment with a brief assessment and develops a treatment plan suited to his client’s individual needs. He has experience treating a wide range of conditions such as chronic neck and back pain, headaches, sprains/strains, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, TMJ dysfunction, thoracic outlet syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, IT band friction syndrome and sciatica. Michael's specialties include Swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, passive stretching and deep tissue massage. Combining these different techniques makes for an effective yet relaxing massage treatment. Michael is excited to work with his clients to help them reach their wellness goals. Prior to perusing his passion of Massage Therapy, Michael completed his bachelor of Music at Queen’s University (voice) and still actively enjoys singing and teaching music.
Shawn R., Registered Massage Therapist
Shawn attended Medix School of London Ontario for Massage Therapy and graduated in 2008.Since then he has worked in various clinic atmospheres alongside many different healthcare practitioners. In continuing to broaden his knowledge and skills, Shawn has attended courses such as: Dynamic Angular Petrissage, Spider Taping, Headache Relief, and Lymphatic Drainage. Currently he is enrolled at the Shiatsu School of Canada for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Shawn enjoys bringing relief to his clients through his treatments and techniques, and guiding them to their goals in health and pain relief. He also provides Acupuncture and Cupping.