Jackie’s manual therapy journey began in 2008. Starting with a kinesiology degree, she has always been committed to life-long learning and excellence in her practice striving to always find the most beneficial and effective techniques that will help clients maximize their performance, health and overall wellness in all aspects of their lives. This includes multiple modalities of massage therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, movement re-patterning, scar tissue work and bio-magnetic energy healing. Most recently she has added Chi Nei Tsang (Thai Abdominal Massage) to her healing tool belt.
Although Jackie has treated a wide cross section of neurological, physiological, orthopedic and degenerative conditions spanning the age range from young adults to seniors, her cumulated knowledge and intuition has now guided her to specialize and focus on areas of the body that in her opinion need more attention! Our gut, the ABDOMEN!
This area houses so many important organs and tissues that are vital to some of the most essential functions of our body. From connective tissue, to digestion, our breath and the most overlooked of all, our emotional and energetic center.
Her core belief is to truly take care of YOU by educating and cultivating self-awareness in order to empower her clients in recognizing the inner ability of becoming their own healers. Finding your potential to live a healthy and happy life!
Lisa is a registered physiotherapist with a hands-on approach. She uses the SFMA and neurokinetic therapy to determine the true cause of dysfunctional movement and pain. This information guides her individualized treatment plans, which integrate manual therapy, soft tissue release, muscle activation, acupuncture, taping and exercise prescription to aid in re-patterning movement.
Lisa graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, which followed undergraduate degrees in Biology and Physical Health and Education, also from Queen’s University.
Growing up in the Beach, Lisa paddled for the Balmy Beach Canoe Club at the Canoe/Kayak National Championships, competed for the Malvern C.I. swim team and began playing rugby. She continued with rugby through university where she was captain of her team. After graduating from Queen’s University, Lisa enjoys working out with kettlebells and has received the highest level of certification for Russian kettlebell training/instructing. If she isn’t in the clinic treating clients, or in the gym swinging kettlebells you will find her on the deck at her family cottage in the middle of a good book.
Cricel graduated from the University of Toronto in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology. Then went on to Sutherland-Chan and graduated in 2004 and has been a Massage Therapist since. Cricel has worked in both a spa and clinical setting and has experience in chronic pain, deep tissue massage, repetitive strain and relaxation treatments. She has worked on a wide array of clients from the elderly to pre-teens, pregnant women to clients with arthritis. Swedish techniques are the basis of her treatments. However, she incorporates many other modalities such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint play and Fascial Stretch Therapy. In a treatment all of these modalities can be used and are modified and specified to cater to an individual’s needs. She is the type of therapist that believes incorporating both relaxation and therapeutic massage is the best form of treatment. It helps to create a balance within the body and self.
Michele is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan 2010. Over the course of her 8+ yrs of treating clients, she has been able to hone her skills in both spa and clinic settings. Michele has experience in sport injury, chronic pain, pregnancy, repetitive strain, deep tissue treatments and much more. She feels strongly in providing her clients with self care to assist in their on going well being. Michele has completed her training in Fascial Stretch Therapy-Level 1 and incorporates these techniques into her treatments.