Our Registered Massage Therapists
Renee L., RMT, Craniosacral Therapist
Renee L. Registered Massage 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.
Rachel C., Registered Massage Therapist
Rachel has been a resident of the Beach community for several years and would like to contribute her training and skills to clients in the community she is proudly a member of. She is filled with a desire to provide the best therapeutic massage with a focus on individually designed treatments intended on restoring balance to the body and providing deep relaxation. Rachel's modalities include myofascial release, swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point. Rachel’s general focus is full body relaxation with specialty training in plantar fasciitis and prenatal (including high risk).
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.
Amjad A., Registered Massage Therapist
With education in kinesiology and athletic therapy, Amjad has strong problem solving skills to help you experience long-term pain relief. He has a strong musculoskeletal background and is able to provide home-care stretching and strengthening exercises to complement the massage treatment and patient’s goals. Amjad believes in the body’s natural healing process and how massage helps facilitate this process and recovery. Whether you are a highly-active individual or an individual with a sedentary lifestyle, experiencing on-going pain/aches, Amjad will individualize your massage treatment according to your need.
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.
Eva M., Registered Massage Therapist
Eva has been an RMT for over 3 years and she specializes in trigger point therapy, meaning a strong focus on treatments that help remove all those knots and tension areas linked to pain, stress, and insomnia. She also incorporates other techniques such as, swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilization, and decompression of the nerves. Her treatments are effective in working on conditions such as TMJ, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia to name a few. Eva has also obtained level 2 reiki certification and abdominal fascial releases of the visceral organs. Eva has worked in multidisciplinary clinics where she gained valuable knowledgeable in treatment planning with a variety of clients such as athletes, pre and post injury cases, as well as, postural issues due to ergonomics. This experience has provided her a detailed understanding of the healing process and the best methods in which to achieve them. Come enjoy her unique music style and atmosphere that will leave you healthier and more relaxed.
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, He has taken courses in Dynamic Angular Petrissage, Spider Taping, Headache Relief, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cupping. Shawn has recently finished his diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the AIM Academy. Shawn enjoys bringing relief to his clients through his treatments and techniques and guiding them to their goals in health and pain relief with massage, acupuncture, and cupping.
Katelyn F. Registered Massage Therapist
Katelyn graduated from Fleming College in 2018 and is practicing Registered Massage Therapist. As Katelyn embarks on her massage therapy career, she will make use of her passion for playing sports, as well as her knowledge of human anatomy associated with athletes and their recovery from exertion and injury, to provide the best treatment possible. Her treatments will be customized to each individual client’s needs and body to provide the maximum benefit from her massage therapy treatments. Katelyn is proficient in deep tissue, fascial release, trigger point, and Swedish technique. She plans to continue her training and education by studying to be a yoga instructor.
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.
Andrew P., Registered Massage Therapist
Andrew is a graduate from Bryan College. He use to be an athlete when he was younger and was always interested in health and wellness. Over the years he stopped being active and noticed his health was being affected. This gave him the push he needed to change his career and renew his passion for health and wellness. Andrew’s passion extends to wanting to help people and get them on the right track. He is fully trained in Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep tissue, and Prenatal massages.
Susan D., Registered Massage Therapist
Susan graduated from Medix College in July 2018 and became a member of the CMTO in January 2019. Her passion for massage therapy developed out of her own diagnosis of disease and a conscious choice to start a new path to better whole health. Susan has been trained and is proficient in Swedish techniques, myofascial release, frictions, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, remedial exercises and home care. She has many hours of clinical experience treating clients with chronic pain, repetitive strain injuries, plantar fasciitis and body aches and pains caused by poor posture, work ergonomics and everyday life stresses. Susan has also completed Levels 1 & 2 of the MBCPM (Mindfulness Based - Chronic Pain Management) Meditation Program and is happy to educate her clients on how having a mindful approach and focusing on the breath can be a positive aid in the journey to better health.
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.
Mohammed A., Registered Massage Therapist
Mohammed has worked in both clinical and spa settings and treats a variety of conditions ranging from tension headaches, to neck, back and leg pain, muscular tension and other chronic stress related issues. He received his training at Kikkawa College where he developed a skill set including swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, sports massage, as well as pre and post-natal. In addition to these specializations, Mohammed incorporates some Thai Yoga elements into his massages as well. From his personal experience, he believes that stress-reducing practices such as regular massage treatments are key to our physical and mental wellbeing, which also extends to other areas of life.