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Meet our Registered Massage Therapists

Jade Arthur, RMT

Jade graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College in Ottawa and she has been practicing for five years as a Registered Massage Therapist. She knew she wanted to be a Massage Therapist when she participated in a summer career camp at the age of fifteen where a Massage Therapist talked about her work and showed a demonstration. Jade loves her jobs because she enjoys helping people get relief and building long term relationships with her clients. Her skill sets include TMJ, Swedish Massage, deep tissue, relaxation, lymphatic drainage, and pre-natal massage. In school, she gained experience working with pre and post-partum women while working in a hospital outreach program. Through her program, Jade also worked at a veteran’s hospital with seniors in palliative care and schools with disabled and non-verbal children. TMJ Massage: The Temporomandibular joint (otherwise known as the TMJ) is the jaw and for many people can be a problem area. Muscles of mastication often get overworked, the muscles and joint can get inflamed and irritated. Treatment of the TMJ can help with headache pain, jaw pain, limited jaw opening, locking, grinding, clenching, jaw clicking, tinnitus, and head forward posture. A TMJ massage will involve both the external and internal structure of the jaw. Treating the neck, anterior shoulders, head, temples, cheeks, and intra-orally with gloves on the attachment points of the massetter and temporalis muscles to help relieve muscle tension, pain, and dysfunction. Often back of the mouth tooth pain can be related to a trigger point in the muscles of the jaw that gives a phantom feeling as though you have a cavity. Many patients have gone to their dentist to no avail only to find nothing is wrong with their teeth but in fact, they just have muscle tension. Relief can be gained through TMJ massage. Learn more about Jade »

In her career, Jade has worked in a variety of massage environments ranging from high end spa where her focus was mainly on full body relaxation, a high-end gym where she worked mostly on post-workout injuries and flexibility, and lastly, health clinics where she has worked in tandem with other health care professionals such as chiropractors, doctors, and physiotherapists. Jade worked for two years in a motor vehicle accident clinic where she regularly treated clients with whiplash and chronic back pain. She has also frequently treated clients with whiplash, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, degenerative disc disease, neuropathies, lymphedema, scar work, pregnancy, tendinitis, headaches, etc. She is also very passionate about stretching and often includes a variety of stretches throughout her massage to help loosen tight muscles. Jade loves what she does and strives every day to do the best work that she can!

Matt Purdy, RMT

Matt was born and raised in North Toronto and attended high school at St. Michael’s College. Sports have always been a huge part of Matt’s life and he played competitive hockey and football for many years. Matt was first exposed to rehabilitative medicine after being seriously injured in a workplace accident during university. With the help of intensive massage, chiropractic treatments, and physiotherapy, Matt made a full recovery and was able to return to the sports and activities he loves. This experience prompted Matt to return to school to study massage therapy and he graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2017. Learn more about Matt »

During his time at school – and since graduation – Matt has worked with a variety of patients, including Athletes, people with various medical conditions and post-surgery patients, as well as people dealing with everyday aches and pains. As a therapist, Matt loves to help his clients overcome injuries and impairments that keep them from the activities they enjoy. When not working, Matt enjoys playing sports (particularly hockey) and escaping the city by spending time at his family’s cottage.

Kaitlyn Wengler, RMT

Kaitlyn graduated from the massage therapy program at The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and has completed an advanced training certification in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Drawn to the profession for its healing capabilities, she believes that massage presents a foundation for rehabilitation, exercise education, health maintenance, and wellness. Through soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and manual lymph drainage, she works to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded treatment specific to each individual. Learn more about Kaitlyn »

Kaitlyn values a patient-centered care approach to all treatments and utilizes massage therapy to assist and optimize the health and wellness of her patients. She has experience treating patients with edema, tendonitis, chronic back and neck pain, rheumatic arthritis, headaches, neuropathies, pregnancy and postpartum etc. Along with providing a therapeutic treatment, Kaitlyn has a strong passion for educating patients in safe and effective home care and remedial exercises. Outside of work, Kaitlyn loves staying active and participates in various recreational activities including hockey. She also enjoys trying new cooking/baking recipes and spending time with friends and family.

Julianna McKeen

Julianna McKeen, RMTJulianna graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Windsor and continued her education at The Transformational Arts College learning a wide range of holistic modalities. To further her passion for helping others on their healing journey, Julianna enrolled and graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School of massage therapy. The focus of Julianna’s treatments is to reduce stress and increase the feeling of relaxation and well-being. When the body and mind are in a stressed state, any kind of pain or discomfort felt in the tissues – whether by injury, overuse or postural imbalances – can decrease or disrupt the body’s natural healing abilities. Learn more about Julianna »

By using a multitude of techniques such as tissue manipulation, breath work, and Aromatherapy, Julianna’s techniques aid the body to relax, encouraging healing on all levels. As we are all uniquely designed, treatments are created based on each individual’s needs and personal goals. Julianna’s hope is to assist others to get back to their daily activities stress-free, pain-free and with greater mobility.

Robbie Gillies

Robbie GilliesRobbie graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy after completing a four-year undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Queen’s University. Robbie grew up in Toronto and competed in soccer and running at a provincial level. Through his own sport-related injuries, Robbie has developed a keen interest in the processes that lead us back to a strong physical and mental state. He is passionate about helping to make these processes as smooth, positive, and efficient as possible. Robbie sees massage therapy as an integral part of the maintenance and journey towards health and wellness. Throughout his massage therapy studies, Robbie has had clinical experience working with athletes, seniors, people at different stages of pregnancy, those who were bedridden post-surgery, suffering from multiple sclerosis, and most often, adults and students who spend many hours sitting at a desk. Learn more about Robbie »

By working with the person, Robbie develops his treatment plans with the patient’s goals as a primary focus. Through his knowledge of anatomy, pain referral patterns, postural compensatory patterns, and orthopaedic testing, Robbie is quick to determine palpable areas where tension and pain reside and originate. He achieves relief using masterful pressure and technique sequences that include myofascial release, deep tissue manual therapy, trigger point techniques, dynamic release techniques, joint mobilizations, and general Swedish massage. He takes his patient’s needs and preferences into consideration and adapts his treatments to best suit each individual. Aside from massage therapy and kinesiology-related interests, Robbie is an avid traveler and adventurer who gets a thrill out of exploring nature and making connections with people. He loves all kinds of music and enjoys jamming with friends and strangers. He also has a passion for teaching and has spent time educating and having open discussions with youth about mental, sexual, and physical health.

Gerry Chen

Gerry ChenGerry is a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario and graduated with outstanding performance in massage therapy from Pharma Medical Science College of Canada (PMCC). Gerry specializes in deep tissue massage focused on treating sports injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and chronic pain management. Gerry offers effective, specialized treatment on conditions such as frozen shoulders, low back pain, sciatic nerve issues, Joint dysfunction and much more. Gerry is also an astute practitioner of Swedish Massage and offers unique skills “dry hands” massage; a technical technique which combines traditional Japanese Shiatsu, Chinese Tuina and Thai massage.

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