DAWN OEHRING RMT
Available: Monday-Tuesday 8am-2pm, Thursday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 8am-2pm
I successfully completed the Massage Therapy program with honors and I am a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and also an active member with the Registered Ontario Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
I have continued my post graduate education studying Muscle Energy, Cranial Sacral techniques, Myofascial release, with Fascial Restructuring in function and movement, Kinesiology taping, Core stabilization, Thai yoga massage, Specialized temporal mandibular joint(TMJ) treatment and Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) I have previously worked with Professional and Olympic level athletes, runners, palliative care patients, children, those suffering from overuse injuries and chronic pain syndromes, as well as expectant and postpartum mothers.
Having experience with Therapeutic, Swedish, Sports Rehabilitation, Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, My focus is to be able to create treatment plans that are specific for each individual based on their needs at that time with a thorough pre-treatment assessment and attentive touch.
Whether your goal is pain or stress relief, getting back to your sport and fitness, improving performance or just helping you maintain an active lifestyle, I will work with you to help you reach you goals safely and quickly.
I’m an active mother of two, I enjoy yoga, fitness and running and I feel fortunate that my career and passion came together.
ADRIENNE IRELAND RMT
On maternity leave- Returning September 6th
I have always loved the health and fitness industry from a young age. With my background in gymnastics as well as being an avid gym member since my early teens, I have had my share of injuries which lead me to seek out massage therapy treatments. I was immediately intrigued by massage and the positive effects it provided for me. I find I am able to relate to my clients concerns and complaints very well, given I have been there myself before too.
After successfully completing a two year 2500 hour massage therapy program at Kine Concept Institute in 2008, I became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
I have previous experience working with athletes of all levels, young children, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, those suffering from chronic pain syndromes as well as expectant and postpartum mothers. As a Registered Massage Therapist, I gear my treatments towards the unique needs of each individual client by; providing a thorough pre-treatment assessment, as well as educating them on remedial exercise and home care to speed up recovery safely and effectively. I incorporate a variety of techniques such as; Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, Myofascial release therapy, stretching and muscle stripping with movement to achieve a positive result at the end of each treatment.
I am very fortunate to be able to say that I truly love what I do. I’m deeply passionate about massage therapy and encourage everyone to receive a massage from an RMT to see the difference it can make in your life, whether it’s physical, mental or a combination of both.
SHANNON FARRELL RMT
Available: Tuesday-Thursday 2:30pm-8:30pm & Saturday
After finishing the Fine Arts Program at Algonquin, I found myself wanting more. I have always had the quality and instinct to help others, which is what lead me to wanting to have a career in Massage Therapy. Having graduated from the 2300-hour program at the International Academy of Massage Therapy, I could not be happier with the career I have chosen. I have become completely intrigued and devoted to Massage Therapy and what it can do for the body, mind, and soul.
As a Registered Massage Therapist in Orleans I am devoted to helping those in need. No matter what the treatment is, from relaxation massage for that general work tension relief, to chronic headaches or sports injuries, you can count on the benefits of massage to help. During a treatment, your nervous system begins to relax, making you more alert to where your body may need more focused attention. The techniques I enjoy using in my practice are a combination of Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, friction therapy, and low-grade joint mobilization. I have also been educated in pregnancy and sports massage.
I enjoy staying active with running, yoga and playing soccer. I enjoy practicing yoga; because of some of the similarities it shares with massage. Such as tuning into your body, releasing tightness, and keeping your mind calm, yet focused.
I am highly in tune with helping people, and it is my job to come up with a focused treatment plan for you after a proper assessment. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client come in stressed or in pain, and watching them walk out from the treatment comforted, relieved, and pain free.
There are so many benefits to massage therapy, so why wouldn’t you want to come in for a treatment. Let me help you feel better, stronger, and more motivated about improving your overall wellness.
VINCENT PILON RMT
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
After graduating from the University of Ottawa with a BA in Theatre in 2004. I spent the next years working as a theatre technician, musician and customer service representative. Though I love the arts, my passion for helping others made it quite clear that I was not on the right career path. I graduated from Everest College’s 2200-hour Massage Therapy program with honours and it has been one of the best and most rewarding career choices.
While in school I learned a variety of different techniques that include, but not limited to: Swedish massage techniques, deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point therapy, low grade joint manipulation techniques, strengthening and stretching techniques for muscles etc. These techniques can be used alone or in conjunction to provide the best result. Every person is different, so we must learn to use and adapt the skills we have for the individual needs of every client.
One of my biggest strength is communication. I believe that communication is essential to an effective massage with results. I understand the importance of communication and I have been exploring different means of communication all my life. In theater I learned how to communicate with the spoken and written word; listening to you will allow me to better direct the treatment on the areas that need it most. I’m a bass guitar player and as such I have learned how to communicate emotion through rhythm and beats; listening your body’s rhythm will allow to find the right depth of pressure and pace with which to treat. Though my training to become a Registered Massage Therapist I learnt how to communicate with and through my hands; which allow me to therapeutically redirect signals within the body to help with the natural healing processes.
It is important to note that a massage will not directly heal the body; instead it helps the body heal itself. This is why massage can be helpful for almost any condition and this is why I chose to become a Registered Massage Therapist here in Orleans. As an RMT I can help many people with many different conditions. I’ve treated people with chronic and acute shoulder and neck pain, hip pain, back pain, whiplash and the list goes on. The best feeling I get, as a massage therapist is when my clients tell me they feel a noticeable difference. This is something I strive to hear with every client. I feel a great sense of pride when hear that I made a positive difference in someone’s life. I will always be sure that everyone who leaves my treatment room will notice that positive difference.
NICOLE MIELKE RMT
Available: Monday & Wednesday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Saturdays & Sunday
After a few changes in career paths: Geography at Carlton University, a diploma in Hotel Restaurant Management and a diploma in Pharmacy Technician from Algonquin College, I finally found my passion as a Registered Massage Therapist here in Orleans. I graduated from the three-year program at Algonquin College in 2001 and have been joyfully practicing ever since.
I suffered a traumatic motor vehicle accident back in 2009, the whiplash and soft tissue injuries I sustained left me weak and in constant pain. I was worried it would affect my career and I almost left the profession. Luckily, I found a Registered Massage Therapist practicing John Barnes Myofascial Release. The relief from pain and effectiveness of this advanced therapy led me to a shift in my career.
Since 2010 I’ve taken numerous Myofascial courses and have become and now practice as an Advanced John Barnes Myofascial therapist.
Specializing in therapeutic massage treatments, I concentrate in offering Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Swedish Massage to my clients. I focus my treatment on education, posture and balance, treating the cause and not just the symptoms. Using these variety of techniques and my extensive education enables my clients to meet their full potential.
CELESTE CONSTANTINEAU RMT
Available: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Monday & Wednesday 9am-2pm
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
World Health Organization, 1948
These words truly express a belief which I developed during my 3 year Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. Tremendous emphasis was placed on treating the person as a whole; one affected by both internal and external influences; and ultimately searching for the optimal state of well-being. Following my training at Algonquin I became certified with the Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario and the College and Massage Therapists of Ontario.
I now have an established full time private practice in the Ottawa east and teach first year massage Lab at Algonquin College.
Through my work experience I have been able to focus on deep tissue therapeutic massage as well as more gentle motor vehicle rehabilitation and stress and anxiety treatment. I’ve specialized in aspects of treatment such as; Traditional Chinese medicine and modalities that surround the TCM approach to treatment such as tui na (Chinese massage), gua sha scraping technique and cupping, rib mobilizations, cranio sacral techniques, intra-oral treatment for TMJ dysfunction, hot stone therapy, pre and perinatal treatment as well as labour support and much more!
In my massage therapy practice I have worked with clients of varying ages; from infants to seniors. I have also worked closely with athletes in the Ottawa area from beginners to professionals. I believe that consistent client assessment allows me to center treatment around, and to address my client’s needs. I am warm and approachable with a nurturing, down to earth demeanor. My calming presence settles even the most anxious of minds.
Client care is tailored towards your specific needs, life challenges and goals and offered in an atmosphere of confidentiality, respect, understanding, and insight.
I look forward to serving my clients in either French or English.
SVITLANA TKACHUK RMT
Available: Tuesday & Thursday 9am-2pm, Wednesday & Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Saturdays
My true passion in life lies in medicine and in being able to relief someone’s pain or condition.
Before moving to Canada I studied traditional medicine for 4 years in Odessa State Medical University in the Ukraine. Additionally to my studying in medicine I decided to take a course in Massage Therapy. This course taught me that practically anyone could benefit from Massage Therapy, which led me to want further me education in this profession.
Coming to Toronto I successfully completed the 2200 hr. Massage Therapy program and became registered with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
I am an enthusiastic and skilled Registered Massage Therapist who specializes in Therapeutic Massage. Throughout my school years and my years of practice I gained vast experience in deep tissue, swedish, sports, relaxation, hot stone, general health preventive and treatment related massage.
I think that each case is unique and to be able to provide best treatment for every client I take a health history to determine if you have any contraindications, or if any modifications need to be made during the treatment. I perform an assessment and develop case specific treatment plan. My goal as an RMT is to improve client’s general well-being and to return them back to a state of pain-free living.
ERIN WHITE RMT
Available: Tuesday & Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8am-2pm, Saturday
After receiving my BA at Brock University in the theatre program, I went on to study massage therapy at the International Academy of Massage, which quickly turned into one of the best and most rewarding decisions I’ve made! I graduated with honours in 2010 and achieved the award for excellence in clinical technique. This award easily demonstrates my passion for my career and my clients. My nurturing personality is what attracted me to this profession and I am genuinely excited to be doing something that makes me and my clients truly happy.
Some of the elements that I love to include in treatments with my clients are deep tissue relaxation, trigger point therapy and specialized stretching techniques. Keep in mind, the term ‘deep tissue’ is a relative term, therefore I may not apply the same depth or force to everyone. Trigger point therapy is used most often when clients have sore muscles or other pain (such as headaches) that refer pain throughout the body. With this type of therapy, using deep breathing techniques, I apply direct pressure to the aggravated area with the intention of complete pain release. No matter your preference in treatment though, I can provide care in both English and French.
Massage is the purest, most natural form of therapy. It creates an awareness of the care and attention your body needs and deserves, which is what I want to share through my personal touch. With the stresses in everyday life, we forget to take time for ourselves and learn how to truly relax. I feel comfort in knowing that I have the ability to create such a positive environment for my clients and promote their health and well-being in times when they may be in pain or just very stressed. I look forward to seeing you!
ALEXANDRA COLES RMT
Available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:30am-2pm, Wednesday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Sunday
I have always had the passion and desire to be in the health care, to help others and make a difference in their well-being. Before I was in school for Massage Therapy, I was a student at Algonquin College for Nursing. Through the Nursing program, I realized that I had more passion for manual therapy. This led to me to change gears and I completed the advanced 3 year, 2400 Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College. I am an active member with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
In my massage experience I have focused and worked with runners and athletes suffering from a variety of sport related injuries, pre and post-natal women as well as structural conditions such as scoliosis.
I have also had previous experience working one on one with people who have Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and clients suffering from strokes as I was a Personal Support Worker for 5 years. This experience has been great for my massage career to relate to elderly and clients with neurological conditions.
I often incorporate mobility movements such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) techniques, which involves both stretching and muscle contraction to achieve an increase in muscle length and range of motion. I also involve joint movements to increase flexibility within the joint and to decrease pain. My treatments involve a thorough assessment so I can provide personalized treatments with results. I educate clients on proper posture, rehabilitative exercise and body mechanics so my you can continue self care at home.
My goal is to always educate myself with new techniques and therapies for therapeutic care so a difference can be made for my clients. I want to provide results and the highest standard of care.
I’m a runner myself and I also incorporate yoga in my fitness routine. I believe a balance of all things in life is key. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve health and balance!
KYLA LEVESQUE RMT
Available: Monday & Tuesday- 2:30pm-8:30pm, Thursday 9am-2pm, Sunday
My path to Massage Therapy started when I attended the University of Ottawa for 3 years for a Bachelor of Science. I enjoyed studying the sciences, but I wanted a more practical and hands-on application of them. That’s when I broadened my search to Algonquin College, where I completed the 3-year Massage Therapy program to receive my advanced diploma.
I fell in love with Massage Therapy immediately. I enjoy the client-centered care that the discipline emphasizes, allowing a personal and professional relationship to build between massage therapist and client. Massage Therapy helps reconnect your body to your mind, and enough time together to set and meet the client goals. These goals can range from decreasing pain, increasing flexibility and muscle health, or simply decreasing stress and anxiety for an overall feeling of wellness.
My education and intense Massage Therapy training has provided me with a solid understanding of the human body and ways to achieve optimal performance. Throughout my experience, I’ve worked with clients with a variety of sport related injuries, developmental disabilities, chronic pain and pregnancy.
As a regular receiver of Massage Therapy myself, I can attest to the benefits and the importance of taking the time to care for your body. I stay active practicing yoga, walking and running. In my quiet time I practice piano, read and enjoy some R&R time with Netflix:)
I am an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as well as he Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
BRITTANY PASTOREK RMT
Available: Monday, Thursday & Friday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Wednesday 9am-2pm & Saturday
I have always had the passion and desire to help others. My journey started with me completing my Bachelor’s degree from Thompson Rivers University with a major in Entrepreneurship. During my schooling I found a love for Zumba. Zumba Fitness helped me to lose over 40lbs which brought me to want to help others do the same and achieve their own fitness goals. I soon became a certified Zumba and TRX instructor in 2008, and a certified Personal Trainer (BCRPA) in 2012. From there my interests and training continued to grow and evolve around the health field. I started my own business in Kamloops, B.C. teaching group fitness classes along with 1on 1 personal training. This intense line of work led me to many injuries and I realized my body was not designed to teach so many high impact classes. I wanted to pursue a complementary health practice that I could bring to my current clientele. Through careful thought and consideration along with my passion for fitness and helping others, I decided to pursue as a massage therapist. I completed the 2400 hr. Massage Therapy program at the International Academy of Massage and feel I have truly found my passion. I have seen and felt the benefits of Massage Therapy have to offer, first hand on my own injuries, and on the clients that I have treated. Massage is a powerful tool that has a multitude of benefits. My goal is to provide focused treatment and work with your body’s individual needs. Whether you have an injury or stress, I can help alleviate your body’s aches and pains and bring you to your optimal performance. I love to use tools such as Myofascial Release, which helps remove adhesions that form within the tissues, commonly related with chronic pain. I mobilize the muscles and joints throughout treatment using PNF stretching techniques to help regain flexibility. In addition to my practice as a message therapist in Orleans, I continue to instruct fitness classes and Zumba. Having many connections and experience within the healthcare world allows me to bring more skill to the table for you.
Let me help you unlock your body’s potential!
DEBRA NESRALLAH RMT
Available: Monday 2:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 9am-2pm, Saturday & Sunday
I provide therapeutic client-focused care by listening to your health concerns and needs, observing body movement and through keen intuitive touch. Does stress have you searching for a magical pill to relieve that unwanted tension? A dose of my relaxation massage is exactly what you need! In addition to my therapeutic skills, such as relieving pain by addressing trigger points, myofascial release, and muscle release techniques; I am happy to be able to provide Hot Stone Therapy and Hot Bamboo Massage (with low level cold laser therapy coming soon!). As a life-long learner, my studies include meditation, therapeutic touch, Reiki, reflexology, energy fields, neuro-linguistic programming and intuitive development. One of the many gifts of being an RMT is the privilege of volunteering in the care of hospice care patients, which is something I am very passionate about. I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with my clients and working with them to provide effective treatment for anything that ails them.
LAURA HUNT RMT
Available: Tuesday&Friday 9-2, Wednesday 2:30-8:30, Sundays
I realized early on that my passion was to help others. The importance and care I place on a thorough assessment allows me to develop a therapeutic treatment plan that will best meet your needs.
My friendly interpersonal skills and enthusiasm in supporting others led me to receive the “Class Representative Award” at Algonquin College where I successfully completed the 3-year Massage Therapy program. I am an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
During my Massage Therapy training, I worked at an established sleep apnea treatment center where I learned about obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP therapy and sleep hygiene. The educational experience I gained working along side respiratory therapists and patients gave me a thorough understanding of sleep apnea, the CPAP treatment process and client care which I feel compliments my Massage Therapy practice in many aspects.
My education and experience has given me a variety of technical competencies and hands on knowledge, allowing me to skillfully treat all my clients. From those with sports related injuries, neck and low back pain, TMJ dysfunction, scoliosis, breast tissue and mastectomy scars, arthritis to Pre-& Post natal clients. I also work well with children and have experience treating children with severely limited physical and cognitive abilities, I gained a greater understanding of non-verbal communication techniques to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships.
It is so rewarding to see my clients feeling relieved and rejuvenated after treatment. I offer self care education to continue well being at home. I am motivated to use my interpersonal skills, attention to detail and hands on care to support and improve all aspects of your health. I look forward to helping you reach your goals.