About Us

Orleans Massage Therapy 

OPTC, Anna Belanger, Massage Addict, Healing Hands, Pro Physio, Core Elements

Ottawa Holistic Wellness, Centretown Massage Therapists


Bank St

Jenna Sweet, RMT/Owner Bank St

Jenna graduated from the Kine-Concept Institute in Massage Therapy in 2008.
Health and wellness are very important to her and she feels massage therapy is an important element in maintaining a healthy mind and body.
The services that she offers are a blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage techniques: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Hot Stone Massage and Thai Yoga Massage.
Jenna's passions include sports training, running and ski-joring with her Bernese Mountain dog.


Alex Booth, RMT

Alex is a graduate of the International Academy of Massage Therapy. He is a physical fitness enthusiast having competed in both powerlifting and physique competitions. With a great personal understanding of the stress that both competitive athletes and hobbyists alike will put their body through, Alex places great care to ensure comprehensive treatment including educating and providing a wealth of self-care options for his clients.

He employs a variety of techniques that work with soft tissues, joints, and fascia. Certified Crossfit Mobility and Yoga Tune-Up instructor, Alex has has an extensive knowledge of home-care and self-rehab exercises to ensure that his clients have the appropriate tools to aid their recovery outside of the treatment room.


Blanche Fernandes, RMT

Blanche’s love for health and wellness began at Queen’s University. She is a graduate of the Physical and Health Education Program. During this time she found massage therapy to be incredibly beneficial for the active life she led. Inspired, she began her Massage Therapy training at Kikkawa College of Massage and Shiatsu Therapy, graduating with honours in 1988. Blanche is and has been in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario during her professional career.


She has been a Registered Massage Therapist with over 20 years of practice. Through genuine care and passion, Blanche is successful in treating stress related concerns, injuries & acute and chronic pain. Drawing on her knowledge, experience and skill, she can confidently assess the client’s concern and choose the optimal approach for each person. In addition to clinical massage therapy,


Blanche is also skilled at relaxation massage for those clients searching serenity and tranquility in body, mind and spirit. She can expertly incorporate individualized aromatherapy, chakra balancing & intuitive abilities. It is the ultimate massage experience, where clients can unwind, refresh and feel revitalized after each session. Blanche believes in a holistic wellness-focused, client-centered approach that facilitates the client's journey towards a deeper understanding of self.


Brendon Garofalo, RMT

Brendon is a graduate of the International Academy of Massage Therapy. He has a deep-seated passion for all things related to physical movement and human health and jumps on every opportunity to add new sports and disciplines to his movement repertoire. As a result, he understands quite well how different stresses can impact an athlete in their sport. He has experience in Yoga, Kung Fu, Hand Balancing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Acrobatics, and has recently begun incorporating Barbell training into his routine.

Brendon utilizes a wide variety of techniques that work to release muscular and fascial restrictions as well as improve joint health in an effort to improve performance and decrease pain. He is also a strong believer in educating his clients about the nature of their condition and how to optimize their recovery by developing good movement habits and implementing effective home-care techniques.

Brendon is dedicated to constantly improving his understanding of human body and thus, spends his free time learning about new movement disciplines and moving his body in as many ways as possible!


Ian Casiple, RMT

Ian has been an RMT since 2005 working with clients ranging from Olympic athletes to the elderly and veterans who reside in Long Term Care facilities.

Having over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, Ian’s main focus is with Sports Injury Prevention/Rehabilitation and Sports Performance. He is exceptionally proficient in many skills including Myo-Fascial Release, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Swedish Massage, Pre-natal Massage, Sports Massage and is continually looking to expand his knowledge of the health profession. With his dedication and a strong compassion for helping others, Ian always strives to enhance the well being of all his clients.

When not at work, Ian is busy raising a family with his wife. In his spare time you'll find him training at the gym or the dojo.


Jaime Haining, RMT

Jaime Graduated from the Massage Therapy program in 2012 with a broad knowledge base and skill set. With a versatile background in aquatic massage, prenatal massage, and corporate massage Jaime is always trying to increase her repertoire to benefit her clients.

She can treat a number of conditions using Swedish, myofacial and trigger point techniques. In her free time Jaime enjoys reading, traveling and planning her next adventure.


Lauren Holborn, RMT

Lauren has been practicing the art of massage for over two years in Toronto, Ontario. She studied at Everest College in Thunder Bay, Ontario and graduated and passed her provincial board exams in 2014. She has had the opportunity to be involved with various outreach opportunities and community events including marathons, triathelons, and homes for the aged. She has worked in chiropractic and massage clinics in the city of Toronto and brings a great deal of hands on experience. In her spare time Lauren is interested in promoting healthy lifestyles based upon mind body wellness, including yoga, healthy diet, qigong and meditation.


During her years of hands on practice she has developed her own unique system of incorporating swedish, deep tissue and fascial release techniques into a soothing, flowing, intuitive style. Using "specific pressure" over deep pressure as she has experienced that specific pressure applied for varying lengths of time based upon the bodies reaction is extremely beneficial. She also incorporates Thai style stretching and tractioning for a complete full body fascial release.


Marie Bonselaar, RMT

Marie graduated with honours in Massage Therapy from Everest College in 2011.

Her post-graduate training includes Myofascial Release, Treatment of Headaches, Thermal Palms Massage and her current study of Visceral Manipulation. Marie offers relaxation massage to reduce stress and therapeutic treatments to relieve pain and increase mobility. The combination of techniques used also include Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and teaching clients stretching or strengthening exercises.

Marie has a background in Guided Imagery and Reiki and enjoys yoga, cross-country skiing, reading books related to natural health and personal growth and being with her little dog “Otis”.


Melissa Oitzl, RMT

Melissa developed her passion for health and fitness at a young age growing up as a competitive diver. She has understood the benefit of massage therapy and exercise and thrives off sharing her passion with others.

After completing her degree in human kinetics, Mel worked as personal trainer and group fitness instructor and wanted to add a complimentary modality to her skill set.

In 2014, Mel graduated from the Intensive Massage Therapy program at Algonquin College and became a registered massage therapist. She has extensive experience working with rehabbing injuries as well as pre-and post-natal clients.

She is very excited to be joining the dynamic team at Align and is looking forward to treating you!


Nicole Frampton, RMT

Nicole graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto, in 2009. Since then, she has been specializing in pre/post natal massage as well as therapeutic deep tissue rehabilitation treatments.

She has a great passion for the industry and is always expanding her skill set by learning from and working alongside other health care professionals, attending lectures and reading up on new and improved techniques.

Massage therapy isn't her job, it's her passion. When booking with Nicole you know you are in hands you can trust.

She will work with you specifically, and will always adapt the treatment plan with your best interest in body and mind.


Pamela Baillie, RMT

Pamela offers a range of therapeutic treatments for stress reduction, acute and chronic muscle/joint injuries and chronic pain syndromes.

She applies both deep and gentle techniques to promote the relieving of pain and discomfort. Pamela also offers a number of specialized treatments including hot stone massage, reflexology, and Thai Table Massage (Applied Yoga Therapy).

Prior to training as an RMT, Pamela received her BA from St. Francis Xavier University and her MA from Carleton University.


Patrice Sirois, RMT

Patrice graduated from the massage program at Everest College in 2014.

He is passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the body and mind -- and motivates his clients to be active participants in their healing process.

He can provide an invigorating sports massage for fatigued and sore muscles (post-workout). Patrice can also assist with injury rehabilitation, migraine relief or tension-related headaches. Care to forget about life stressors? He can also provide an hour long, focused relaxation treatment.

Patrice is also a certified Reiki Therapist.


Sabina Juppe, RMT

Sabina fulfilled her dream of becoming a massage therapist after graduating from the Massage Therapy program at Everest College in 2013.

With her blend of therapeutic and relaxation techniques she enjoys assisting the body's natural healing process to facilitate her clients' recovery.

Sabina is looking forward to continuing her education by learning different techniques and modalities to bring to the table.


Suzanne Dayment, RMT

Suzanne graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Everest College. She joined the Align team prior to graduating as a front desk assistant, but is now a full-fledged RMT.

She is keen to expand on her skills as a therapist, being already proficient in Swedish Massage techniques, Deep Tissue work and Relaxation Treatments.

In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her family.


Barrhaven

Dragan Lazetic, RMT

Dragan is an honours graduate from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa. He is skilled at a variety of treatments based on Swedish and non-Swedish massage techniques, including deep tissue, myofascial release, myofascial trigger point techniques, muscular therapies, myoskeletal alignment techniques, thai-yoga massage, reflexology, oriental acupressure, joint mobilization, manual lymphatic drainage, prenatal massage, and hydrotherapy.

Dragan is results-oriented and works to improve your condition for the long-term. He personalizes every treatment to your needs and the condition being treated. He also advises you on the right type of stretches, recreation and exercise. Dragan is an avid supporter and practitioner of holistic healing and healthy diets. His goal is to help you reach and maintain optimum health by using natural and holistic approaches.

Dragan has a background in military science and aeronautics, and is a former air force pilot. He has a bright attitude, adventurous spirit and loves to travel.


Jamie-Marie Gibson, RMT

Jamie-Marie graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Fleming College with an advanced diploma in April 2014. Upon graduation she received 2 awards; one for her contributions and leadership at clinical outreaches, and the other for her above average interest of pathologies of the human body.

Jamie-Marie is very passionate about helping individuals who have conditions that are causing them pain, discomfort, or limiting their activities of daily living. She has experience with athletic injuries, chronic pain conditions, trigger point release, relaxation, and palliative care. She is also trained in hot stone massage, and Indian head massage. Jamie-Marie's personal goals as a massage therapist are to provide pain relief, rehabilitation, relaxation, and recovery from injuries to any person who is in need of treatment.

Jamie-Marie is her happiest when her clients leave their treatment feeling completely blissful.


Kameron Payeur, RMT

Kameron graduated with honours from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa. During her studies she developed a strong foundation in Swedish massage and advanced techniques such as myofascial trigger point release, joint mobilizations, neuromuscular facilitation stretching as well as myofascial release techniques.

Kameron creates each treatment plan carefully to ensure her clients’ goals are met most effectively. Her passion to provide healthcare for others is what drew her to the profession of massage therapy and what drives her to continue to learn to better serve her clients.


Mariam Rassi, RMT

Mariam graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2012 with a degree in Human Kinetics, further pursued her passion for helping others by becoming an RMT. In 2015 she graduated from Algonquin College with an advanced diploma from the Massage Therapy Intensive program.

Mariam’s philosophy of practice is to centre each client’s care around them as an individual in order to help them maximize their experience. It is important for them to feel comfortable, enabling them to reap the benefits of care.

Her experiences include the treatment of headaches, chronic pain, general discomfort and injuries, as well as working with athletes, seniors and developmentally challenged children. With her exceptional listening skills and focus on client centred care, treatment planning and execution are all mastered. She is committed to continuously learning and growing in this profession.

Mariam encourages an active, healthy lifestyle. She enjoys cooking, travelling, staying active at the gym.


Beechwood

Elizabeth Eaton-Loken, RMT

As a practicing Therapist since 2003, ElizaBeth approaches her treatments with integrity, compassion and ingenuity.

Over the years she has deepened her working knowledge with training in Bowen Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, Pre/Postnatal & Infant care, and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Coupled with her personal practice in Holistic Nutrition, Fitness, and Trauma Support, she creates each treatment approach specifically and holistically suited to your needs.


Andrea Miller, RMT

Andrea graduated with honours from the International Academy of Massage and is the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Clinical Technique Award from the Academy.

She believes in treating the body as a whole and uses a combination of Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilization and Stretching in her treatment plans to create a therapeutic and relaxing massage.

Andrea specializes in the effective treatment of neck and back pain, headaches, TMJ and many other stress related conditions. She has additional training in Craniosacral Therapy and Energy Medicine.

Andrea is passionate about the outdoors and loves to spend her free time camping and white water canoeing.


Avi Davies, RMT

Avi has been an RMT since 2008 and graduated from the International Academy of Massage Therapy.

With a strong foundation in Thai massage, Avi tends to incorporate amount of movements and stretches into most treatments to get long lasting results. He also incorporates his learnings from tui-na (Chinese massage), nutrition, breathing techniques and yoga. He works on an intuitive level to help clear the meridians in the body allowing the body's energy to flow with greater ease.


Avi absolutely loves fixing headaches, re-balancing tilted hips, reading novels, and experimental kitchen adventures.


Derrick Yue, RMT

Derrick graduated from the intensive 2 year massage therapy program at Everest College. He has learned how to assess injuries, build treatment plans and prepare remedial exercise for a multitude of conditions.

Using a variety of techniques, including deep tissue, gentle massage, and hydrotherapy he can help treat a variety of conditions from sports injuries to repetitive strain as well as relaxation and maintenance work specific to each person. He is dedicated to providing professional, therapeutic care and helping his clients meet their treatment goals.

In his spare time he likes to stay active playing volleyball, jogging, rollerblading, or just relaxing on the lake fishing.


Diana Truesdell, RMT

Diana has been a registered massage therapist for 11 years. She has a background in shiatsu and brings that knowledge into her massages by incorporating a whole body understanding into a therapeutic treatment. She is a very skilled and intuitive therapist, and will work with her clients to resolve their complaints.

Diana also enjoys running after her twin boys, going to the gym and keeping a regular yoga practice.


Jessica Lennox, RMT

Since graduating as an RMT in 2008, Jessica has made Align Massage Therapy her home. With her vast interest in health and well being, she has made it her goal to treat the body as a whole, and get to the root of pain or dysfunction.

As an RMT, she focuses on both therapeutic and rehabilitative work, specializing in deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger points and remedial exercise to treat and educate her clients.

In her free time she enjoys hot yoga, downhill skiing and rollerblading.


Jessica Oliver, RMT

A practicing massage therapist since 2002, Jessica has observed first-hand how long days at the office and hectic lifestyles can lead to posture problems, stress and fatigue-related pains, as well as headaches.

Specializing in stress management, chronic pain management, and the maintenance of general wellness, Jessica's goal is to ensure clients feel heard, cared for, and positive.

She offers therapies such as Hot Stone, Thermal Palms, Foot Reflexology and Cupping Massage.

For those interested in Hot Stone Massage, choosing a 75 to 90 minute session will allow for a more relaxing experience. Both Foot Reflexology and Cupping can be add-ons to your massage; simply discuss this with Jessica upon arriving, or leave a note with your booking.


Laine Robertson, RMT

Laine has always been intrigued by the human body and the way all the systems come together to work as one cohesive unit. As a recent graduate of the Algonquin College RMT program, Laine will bring her knowledge of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and joint mobilization therapy together in order to provide her clients with the treatment plan best designed to help their individual impairments.

Laine is a big believer in balance for all the systems and is looking forward to helping clients rebuild, retain and maintain muscle function and mobility in order that they may lead healthy and physically active lives.

“A touch is enough to let us know we’re not alone in the universe, even in sleep.” - Adrienne Rich


Lynne Alexis, RMT

Lynne has been practicing Massage Therapy since January 2007. As a Massage Therapist, she continuously updates her knowledge of Massage and how it applies to everyday life.

For your first appointment, she will sit down with you to discuss your goals and expectations. She strongly believes that the use of different modalities, and having a team of health professionals is very effective for people in their quest for good health.

Lynne is knowledgeable in the techniques of Deep Tissue massage, Relaxation massage, O&I (Origin and Insertion techniques), Hydrotherapy, Remedial Exercises, all in the context of Swedish Massage. She hopes to keep practicing massage for many years to come.


Rebecca Clair, RMT

Rebecca is a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist who utilizes a variety of techniques to maximize the health and wellbeing of her clients.

Rebecca graduated with Honours from Everest College in 2014 and has continued to study additional programs to add to her abilities. She offers Acupuncture, Cranio Sacral techniques, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Lymphatic Drainage and Myofascial Release. Her approach looks at the individual as a whole to optimize physical health and reduce stress. She is delighted to continue expanding her knowledge base and experience.

In her free time, Rebecca loves to explore the great outdoors with her kayak or in her hiking boots.


Cooper

Jana Veltheim, RMT/Founder and Owner

Jana graduated in 1998 from the D'Arcy Lane Institute in Massage Therapy. To date, she has performed over 22,000 hours of massage therapy.

She is very interested in the function of the human body and has continued her education in the fields of nutrition and personal training, in addition to various techniques such as Bowen Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release and Meridian Tapping. Her particular expertise is in:

• Hip and foot issues

• Plantar fasciitis

• Digestive issues and chronic low back pain

• Anxiety

Jana is passionate about ongoing learning, and in addition to training in her field of massage therapy, she has studied SEO, marketing, business - both online and off, and leadership/management.

In her spare time, she weight trains and does yoga, reads, and enjoys family time with her husband and daughter.


Chantelle Rieger, RMT

Chantelle graduated from International Academy of Massage in 2012. Her focus in working with her clients is in helping them find relief from tension and stress as well as being a support to their overall wellbeing. Her studies and work are driven by her passionate curiosity of the human body and its systems and how they function both energetically and physically.


She has certifications in various energy healing modalities to compliment her skills as a massage therapist, and is focusing on Acupressure and Reflexology as her next course of study. Her aim is to assist people in getting in touch with their own innate sense of wellbeing by helping relieve stress holding patterns and increasing energy flow and circulation throughout the systems of the body.


Chantelle offers Integrative Energy Therapy treatments, which work on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body systems. This modality works to clear condensed or stagnant energy from the bodies’ systems through 9 meridian points. During the treatment she will Energize, Trigger, Release and then Integrate energy from these 9 points.


Emily Burns, RMT

Emily graduated with honours from the International Academy of Massage in 2014. She also has an honours BA from Carleton University.

She uses focused treatments to help clients find relief from injuries or tension. She has successfully worked with many clients to treat and prevent chronic headaches and neck pain. Emily believes that what happens outside of the massage clinic (stretching, exercises, etc.) is just as important as massage treatments when it comes to helping clients recover and prevent future injury.

She loves the beach, reading, cooking and taking care of her foster kittens.


Gala Loncke, RMT

Gala graduated with honours from the 3000 hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC in 2007. She is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of BC and of Ontario as well as a member of the Association des Massothérapeutes du Quebec. Since then, she has completed many continuing education courses including clinical orthopaedic massage therapy of the neck and spine and has a special interest in treating women during and after the pregnancy journey.

Gala’s passion for connecting with people and for listening to what each client needs makes her a confident and versatile bilingual therapist. Her treatment style can vary with each patient depending on their needs, but is always rooted in the belief that our bodies are striving for balance and that she is simply there to assist in the process.

Born in Quebec, Gala spent most of her life in BC and Alberta, returning to settle with her husband and two kids in Chelsea in the fall of 2014. You can find them exploring the walking trails and beaches in beautiful Gatineau Park.


Krista Dicks, RMT

Krista graduated in 2006 from CDI College, Ottawa, ON in Massage Therapy. She had completed a B.A. from Queens University. Krista is specialized in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy through the Norton School in the US.

She is very interested in the mindbody connection, and is trained in Reiki, and is a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified Pole Fitness Instructor.

She strength trains, runs, reads for pleasure/personal growth, and enjoys being vegetarian.


Ivana Meneguzzo, RMT

Ivana has been practicing as a Massage Therapist for 7 years. She is also a Certified Laser Therapist.

Ivana’s practice is not only to treat the client, but to also educate them towards a better quality of life. She is passionate about helping others through the healing benefits of massage therapy. She believes that health and wellness are an important part of life. She maintains a well-rounded practice treating variety of clients with various acute and chronic conditions.


Areas that Ivana specializes in include:

• Therapeutic Massage

• Head, Neck and Shoulder Conditions

• Lymphatic Drainage

• Abdominal Massage

Stress and Pain Management Techniques:

• Deep tissue

• Trigger point Therapy

• Joint Mobilization

• Visceral Manipulation

She will work together with you, to find the underlying cause and discuss ways to treat your condition through massage, exercise and homecare.


Monica Eckert, RMT

Monica graduated from Fleming College in Massage Therapy program in 2017 in Peterborough, Ontario. She was first compelled to study massage when she herself experienced its restorative and healing benefits. Now trained in Swedish technique, deep tissue, rehabilitative, hot stones and prenatal, Monica offers her clients a rejuvenating experience. She has treated headaches, tendonitis, lower back pain and general sore stiff muscles.

When not working with clients, Monica enjoys bike rides, practicing yoga and making natural smoothies and juices at home. She has a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Studio Art and Psychology at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. She continues to paint and draw and occasionally exhibits her work.


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Sara Auckland, RMT/Manager

Sara graduated from the University of Guelph (Biological Science) in 1995. She then pursued her studies in Massage Therapy. She has been an RMT for 17 years, 14 of them at Align.

Her specialities include Hot Stone, Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy and Chinese Acupuncture. She uses acupuncture to treat depression, fertility, soft tissue issues and more.

Outside of work, Sara's passions include her pets and gardening.


Alexandre Charron-Martin, RMT

Alexandre graduated from Algonquin College in Massage Therapy and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO in 2006.

He has taken a variety of courses such as Hot Stone Massage and Reiki and is looking forward to furthering his knowledge in Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.

In his spare time, he reads, gardens, plays guitar, hikes, canoes, likes to travel, plays around his garage and runs around in the mud (ask him about it!).


Ann Hannah, RMT

Ann Hannah, RMT graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) and became a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTO in 2000.

Ann has been able to work with other massage therapists and other disciplines (Physiotherapists, Kinesiologists, Acupuncturists, Orthotherapists and Energy Workers) to see how massage therapy can fit into the whole picture while taking an interest in lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, orthobionomy and remedial exercises.


Andree-Anne Rusaw, RMT

Andree-Anne graduated in 2010 in Massage Therapy. She is very interested in furthering her education in Sports Massage and Deep Tissue work.

The focus of her treatments is injury relief with the just right dose of relaxation.

She is a very adventurous traveler, and can go from surfing in Australia to bungee jumping, or sometimes just relaxing by a beach. Her next adventure will be swimming with sharks in Africa!


Ben Parkanyi, RMT

Ben graduated from Everest College with honours in Massage Therapy in early 2013. He is skilled in assessing and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including frozen shoulder, tendinitis and sciatic nerve related pains.

In terms of ongoing education, Ben seeks to specialize in sports rehabilitation. He is dedicated to helping his clients reach their treatment goals by providing a safe, professional, therapeutic treatment plan.

In his spare time Ben enjoys martial arts, meditation, rock climbing and cycling.


Elizabeth Whissell, RYT500, M.Sc. (Human Kinetics)

Elizabeth has been teaching yoga since 2006. Her classes offer a strong emphasis on alignment and safety, using the practice of yoga as a healing modality. Elizabeth's holistic approach includes the practice of yoga postures, breathing techniques, self-massage, and meditation.

She firmly believes in evidence based yoga therapy and is actively engaged in research, as exemplified by her graduate research exploring the biomechanics of yoga. She is an active member of IAYT and remains current on novel academic research in the physical therapy and yoga field. Private classes with Elizabeth are a great way to address specific injuries or concerns in a safe, friendly and intimate environment.


Isabelle Dicaire, RMT

Isabelle, diplomée avec mention honorable du Collège Algonquin (2008), se spécialise en thérapie myofasciale. Cette technique étire le tissu conjonctif (fascia), diminuant maux et tensions tout en augmentant l'amplitude de mouvement. Selon vos besoins, Isabelle vous conseillera; étirements, exercises, et astuces pour une meilleure posture.

She is also passionate about arts; she went from studying Flamenco dance in Spain to now taking pottery classes. ¡Le dará mucho gusto conocerlos!


Karen Buchanan-Sauve, RMT

Karen graduated from Everest College with Honors in Massage Therapy.

She is dedicated to providing professional, therapeutic care and helping her clients meet their treatment goals.

Karen encourages healthy living, efficient and safe rehabilitation, and the maintenance of general well-being.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys running, biking and spending time with her family.

Karen has her Blue Cross provider number.


Karina Joly, RMT

Karina has been an RMT since 2004 (Kine-Concept Institute) and BSc with Specialisation in Human Kinetics since 2006 (University of Ottawa). Her treatment focus is on Deep Tissue work for injury relief and prevention. She is also highly knowledgeable in nutrition.

She has been involved in sports all her life; her latest challenge is an Ironman triathlon. She is a passionate world traveler, and she successfully summited Mt Kilimanjaro in 2011.

Karina is attentive, caring and has her client's well-being at heart.


Kelly van den Ham, RMT

Kelly graduated from the International Academy of Massage in 2015. Her previous experience in medical administration sparked a keen interest in healthcare.

She is enthusiastic and passionate about the healing process and tailors each treatment to meet the needs of her clients. She is excited to expand on her knowledge base and will be exploring additional modalities in the coming year. Outside of massage, Kelly spends time with her daughter, enjoys music, creative arts, and her dogs.


Leslie Chan, RMT

Leslie attended Everest College where she went through the intensive 2 year Massage Therapy program and graduated with Honours.

She was happy to join the Align team in 2013. Leslie had previously graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelors in Classical Studies.

She looks forward to continuing her education as a Registered Massage Therapist in the coming years.


Marian Sears-Carter, PT

Marian graduated from McGill University with degrees in Psychology & Physiotherapy.

She has worked as a Physiotherapist in hospitals & private clinics for 23 years. She currently specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation & Acupuncture.

When she's not working, she's planning her next big trip. Next stop, Peru!


Melissa-Michelle Brossoit, RMT

Melissa-Michelle graduated from International Academy Of Massage in 2016, after having worked in esthetics for 5 years. She enjoyed giving massage the most, and so furthered her education in the field.

Her goal as a RMT is to provide care for her clients and help them along the path of recovery. Using deep tissue, stretching, joint mobilization and soothing techniques, she will work with you to form the ideal treatment plan for relaxation and decrease of pain and discomfort.


Tetyana Tutova, RMT

Tetyana has been an RMT since 2009, having graduated from Everest College.

She offers Deep Tissue and Therapeutic Massage, Pre & Post Natal, Hot Stone and Relaxation treatments.

She combines multiple techniques to customize treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Her goal is to have her clients feeling and moving better.

Tetyana likes travelling and hiking. Her latest trip was to Peru. She did a four day hiking trip in the Andes to Machu Picchu.


Tom Hunt, RMT

Tom has been practicing as an RMT in Orleans since graduating from CDI College in 2005.

He has taken additional Deep Tissue Massage courses, which allow him to safely provide treatments for clients who are seeking out deeper pressure. He has also completed training in Lymphatic Drainage.

When not at work, Tom is busy raising his three children with his wife or working with physically disabled adults in the community. In any spare time he can find, he enjoys camping with the family or a watching a good rugby match.

Tom has his Blue Cross provider number.


Vanessa Duarte, RMT

Vanessa graduated from the three year program at Algonquin College. She is passionate about helping others and will make an individual treatment plan to fit your every need; whether you’re looking for deep pressure or relaxation.

She is also fluently trilingual, in English, French and Portuguese.

Outside of work, she enjoys embarking in physical activities such as running, volley-ball and has a great love of music.


Zephyr Samchuck-Snarch, RMT

Zephyr completed the intensive Registered Massage Therapy program through Everest College.

She uses a variety of techniques, including gentle massage, deep tissue massage, remedial exercise and hydrotherapy, adapting her approach to each person's unique needs, goals and preferences.

Zephyr has a passion for helping people to heal and attain balance so they can be their best every day. With Zephyr, you can relax, knowing that you are in good hands and that your wellness goals are her priority.

She is also an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys vegetables from her community garden plot.



Founded in 2000, Align Massage Therapy's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. Our therapists believe in providing comprehensive care to our clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our clients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible. Our team ranges from new in the field, to veterans with 17+ years of experience. We have the right fit for you. We performed over 25,000 treatments last year alone. Massage therapy is for everyone:  we treat children, seniors, athletes and weekend warriors.  Everyone deserves the best treatment we have to offer.


What We Do

  • Assess your situation and determine the best treatment plan for you
  • Use our amazing hands to knead, stretch and generally make you feel like a new person
  • Provide advice on stretching and strengthening exercises to speed up your recovery


What We Won’t Do

  • Waste your time – if the treatment isn’t working, we try something else or refer to another pro
  • Waste your money – we know insurance only covers so much   
  • Be offended if you try another therapist – we work together and want the right fit for you  

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