Our Registered Massage Therapists
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.
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.
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 provides Massage Therapy treatments with comfortable controlled deep pressure incorporating stretches when required. He is a graduate of the Royal Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy program in 2012. His customized treatment plans are formulated for each individual. Postural issues, overuse injuries, lower back pain, sports massage, pre-natal massage, stress relief, issues due to aging are some of the issues John can address. Treatments are executed incorporating various approaches gathered over his years of experience, training with mentors, and extensive continuing education. Through assessment, treatment, and remedial exercise suggestions; ongoing care is assured.
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 9 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, relaxation, 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.
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, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cupping. Shawn has a diploma in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the AIM Academy (Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy) Toronto Ontario (2018). 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.
Jigme C., Registered Massage Therapist
Jigme is a registered massage therapist with a diploma in massage therapy from Centennial College. He provides a range of Swedish massage therapy techniques as well as Trigger Point Therapy. He has a stronger touch and can provide Deep Tissue treatments. He enjoys working one-on-one with patients and providing detailed treatment plans, catered towards each individual. Jigme strives to provide exceptional treatments to his patients to help them reach their individual health goals.