Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lauren(Nicole) Holborn, RMT

Lauren(Nicole) Holborn, RMT, studied massage therapy in beautiful Thunder Bay Ontario at Everest College. She is skilled in various Swedish massage and advanced massage techniques including myofascial release, lymphatic drainage massage, and Thai massage. Lauren's style is a unique blend of myofascial release techniques, Swedish massage and Thai methods using "specific pressure" rather than overly deep pressure. Lauren caters her massage treatments to her clients’ individual needs, personalizing treatment techniques and offering home care based upon each person’s unique needs. Lauren believes maintaining balance and health includes healthy choices for mind body and soul wellness. She is an avid supporter of not only massage but yoga, mindfulness meditation and healthy diet to further promote personal and collective health.  Lauren is passionate about incorporating massage therapy as a part of the injury rehab and wellness programs of her patients, and is dedicated to creating a positive difference through her treatments.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Change is coming to YMT.ME !

Dear valued clients, on behalf of the YMT team we would like to inform you in advance that a price change will be taking effect September 2016. There will be a price increase of $5.00 to all of our services offered in the clinic. We hope that you still choose Yorkville Massage Therapy as your choice of massage therapy. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Eun Kyoung (Ivy) Chai, RMT

I have always had a passion for being a part of the health care  community and have founda fulfilling career as a Registered Massage Therapist. I am a graduate of the Wellspings College of Massage Therapy of Professional Massage Therapy Program and also an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. I like to use many modalities such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Swedish Massage, stretching, joint mobilization, and hydrotherapy to ensure effective treatments.  It is my joy to help people recover from varying acute and chronic injuries and conditions, seeing them become pain free quickly, helping people maintain optimum sports and activity performance, de-stress and relax, feel good and maintain good health. In my practice I focus on posture and structural alignment, the myofascial structure of the body, pain relief, relaxation, stress management, and therapeutic exercise. Comprehensive assessment, keeping up to date with evidence based research, and taking the time to understand my patients’ goals are the values to my massage therapy practice.  I am passionate and eager to facilitate healing with the techniques I have learned, as well as more that will be acquired through continuing education courses. I understand that every patient presents differently, therefore a specific treatment must be provided.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kanako Koga , RMT

Kanako, originally from Japan, earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in her birthplace and moved to Toronto in 2009. She completed a 3 year Massage Therapy Program at Centennial College and became a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario.
Kanako has first-hand knowledge of the benefits of massage therapy since she required extensive care due to having been in a car accident when she was 18 years old. Her injuries included a depressed skull fracture and concussion, and suffered from a severe whiplash injury. Kanako was introduced to a massage therapist who devoted her time and energy to ensure Kanako’s full and complete recovery.
This experience triggered Kanako’s passion for learning about massage therapy. Today, she pursues a passion for becoming more knowledgeable in her field by improving her current techniques and learning new ones.  
Kanako’s techniques include Swedish massage, lymphatic work, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, rhythmic mobilization and craniosacral therapy. She has also treated people with a variety of pathological conditions including ALS, post-stroke, respiratory diseases, fractures, arthritis, fibromyalgia and PTSD.  As a therapist, she is dedicated and passionate about providing the best treatment possible with patience and utmost care in every session.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lauren Nemes, RMT, BSc.

Lauren is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.

Originally from Montreal, Lauren moved to Toronto upon completing her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science to pursue her true passion; Massage Therapy. During her time at Sutherland-Chan, Lauren had the opportunity to participate in several specialty clinics where she treated seniors, pregnant women, stroke survivors, breast cancer survivors and pre and post-operative patients in the thoracic surgery ward at the Toronto General Hospital.

In her treatments, Lauren incorporates techniques and modalities such as general swedish techniques, myofascial release, rhythmic and joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, lymphatic drainage, scar manipulation, cupping therapy and hot stone massage. She tailors her treatments around her clients’ needs and goals and strives to achieve them one massage at a time.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Josef Pittman RMT

Josef Pittman is a registered massage therapist who was born and raised in Toronto. Josef graduated in 2014 from the 2200hr Massage Therapy program at Medix College of Healthcare and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Josef is experienced in treating all ranges of clients in different stages of healing. He is competent in all Swedish styles of massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release and treating every day aches and pains from headaches to overall muscle tension. He is committed to continue to learn and grow in the massage profession. Josef philosophy of practice is to treat each client as an individual using massage therapy to reduce tension and stress in order to enable better function be it a work or play.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tinika Coleman RMT

Hi, my name is Tinika and I am a graduate from Centennial College. Since I was in High School I always knew that I wanted to be in a profession that was in the health care field. As the start of college drew closer, I was stuck between the choices of becoming a Nurse or a Registered Massage Therapist. I found that pursuing Massage Therapy was my true passion.

During treatment I use Swedish techniques, deep tissue techniques, myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, frictioning, PNF stretching, and joint mobilizations.Recently, in 2016 I have also taken continued education courses to learn about the use and benefits of cupping therapy for overall health wellness and the huge affect is has on the lymphatic system , detoxifying the body and fascial restrictions. Cupping therapy is a very beneficial yet a very different treatment from regular massage in that it uses de-compressive methods with lifting and pulling the structures creating space, rather than compressing the tissue. Also, I have been educated on the use and benefits of reflexology massage.  During treatment I always make sure to work within the comfort levels of my client and constantly check in with the pressure applied. Seeing the results and how much I help my clients throughout their everyday body stresses is greatly rewarding to me.

I enjoy working with the clients to achieve their goals and help incorporate the home care provided as best as possible to accommodate their everyday lifestyles.

I always have a positive attitude and I am very enthusiastic to meet new people and learn new skills while growing in this profession as a Massage Therapist.