Samantha Mendonca
RMT, BSc. Kin

Main Areas: Etobicoke, Midtown, York


Samantha is a graduate from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy diploma program. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University. In addition to being a massage therapist, Samantha is a teaching assistant at Sutherland-Chan School, providing her with a strong ongoing academic foundation upon which to base her treatment practice. She currently co-supervises the school’s Student Pregnancy Clinic, which has helped develop her skills in perinatal massage.

Her massage focus includes general wellness, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and therapeutic exercise.

When it comes to pregnancy massage, Samantha understands the importance of where a mother is in her stage of pregnancy and how to adapt her treatment to address these needs, as well as the particular self-care that should accompany a treatment. Samantha also recognizes the importance of wellness and relaxation, which, sometimes, is exactly what an expecting mother, a new mom or a family
member may need.

When Samantha is not teaching or treating, she enjoys cycling and powerlifting.She spends whatever time she has left with her fiancé and her two German Shepherds.

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Meghan Aarssen
RMT

Main Areas: Missisauga, Port Credit, Branford *

Meghan passion for helping others encouraged her to become a Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and continuously invests in courses to expand her knowledge and expertise. Meghan has worked with athletes, hospice residents, clients rehabilitating injuries and prenatal/postnatal women throughout her career.

Meghan is a certified Sports Massage Therapist having underwent additional hours and volunteer experience to achieve this prestigious title. She believes that the body has an innate ability to heal itself and constantly offers education to clients on remedial exercises to help prevent injury. Meghan also specializes in Swedish Massage, fascial release, manual lymphatic drainage for swelling and soft tissue release.

Having the knowledge and understanding of how much stress pregnancy can place on the body, Meghan’s aim is to put women at ease and help by relieving/ relaxing any aches or pains throughout the body. Her positive energy and friendly personality offer a relaxed environment for our mamas to heal.

Hiking, biking, yoga, traveling and reading are just a few of the ways Meghan enjoys spending her spare time.


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Michelle Caron
RMT

Main Areas: Richmond Hill, Thornhill & Vaughan*

Michelle has been practicing Massage Therapy for over 3 years. She enhances the well being of her clients through safe, qualitative & caring therapeutic touch.

Early on in her journey as a Registered Massage Therapist Michelle developed a passion for working with prenatal and postantal mama's. She has aquired techniques that have incredible affects on releasing pain associated with pregnancy.

Michelle customizes each Massage to suit your individual pains/injuries. Her clients find comfort in her relaxed yet professional presence.

Michelle cares deeply for the wellbeing of each and every client that she works with. She always sends our clients home with stretches, strengthening exercises or heat/cold application instruction to ensure maximum benefits from their Massage.


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Lindsay Finnie
RMT

Main Area: Leslieville

Lindsay is an admirer and supporter of pregnant and birthing persons. A graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto, Lindsay has found deep happiness in working with the childbearing population. She has spent most of her professional career learning all she can about pregnancy and childbirth, taking extensive post-graduate courses in pre- and post-natal massage care, breast/chest treatment and post cesarean birth recovery. She is also a DONA International mentored birth doula and currently studying to become a Childbirth Educator. As a massage therapist, Lindsay’s job is to keep you functional (mentally and physically), help you unwind, and to facilitate an environment where you can listen to and connect with your body and baby, feel safe and be heard.

Lindsay believes that pregnancy and birth are physically and spiritually transformative and that massage is a fantastic way to navigate these changes. She believes in honouring different experiences, cultures, family and personal meanings associated with pregnancy and the birth of a child.

Offering in-home, mobile massage therapy brings an accessibility to new and expecting parents that Lindsay feels very passionate about and she is so excited to meet you and take care of you.

Outside of her work, Lindsay is excited to be back in Toronto after living on Vancouver Island for the past three years. She is an avid hiker, writer and cat lover.

 

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Jessica Buchanan
RMT

Main Areas: Hamilton, Dundas

Jessica graduated from ICT Kikkawa College and has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 1999. She also holds certification in Foot Reflexology from the Reflexology Association of Canada. Jessica brings with her, 19 years of experience that has included the care of children, expectant mamas, athletes and the elderly.

Her individualized approach recognizes that every person is unique and requires a treatment that meets and adapts to their needs. Her massage technique ranges from very gentle to very firm, depending on the needs and comfort levels of each individual and combines a variety of massage techniques including, swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal, myofascial, lymphatic and trigger point therapy, to ensure that her client’s daily activities and sports performance can be maximized.

Jessica has extensive experience working with athletes and looks forward to using her experience and her passion for fitness to help all of those mamas out there who would like to maintain their fitness throughout their pregnancy or who are looking to get back at it post pregnancy, while remaining injury free.

When Jessica is not working, she enjoys spending time with her young, active family as well as continuing to train for triathlons, running events and obstacle racing.

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Alma Gonzalez
RMT

Main Areas: Bolton, Caledon, Palgrave, Brampton, Nobleton

After 12 years of working as an estetician and gaining incredible compliments on her spa style massages in 2014 Alma felt called to further her education and become an RMT. She feels that massage can not only help others unwind but also improve their overall quality of life.

After becoming a mama herself, prenatal and postnatal massage took on a whole new meaning for Alma! Personal experience provided a higher level of understanding and compassion when it comes to the particular aches, pains, needs and cravings that mothers go through in their multifaceted phases of pre and post pregnancy life.

Alma feels privileged every time she is able to contribute to someone’s wellbeing by providing a thoughtful knowledgeable massage. She continues to further her education by attending seminars every year.

When she is not training or working she loves to spend time with her family and also enjoys baking, crafting, reading and traveling when the opportunity arises.

Alma is looking forward to meeting you and caring for your wellness!