To book a massage, please contact Village Roots Wellness at (416) 476-8894 or online at www.villagerootswellness.com
Laura Sara, RMTAcupuncture, Cupping Specialist
Laura loves the outdoors and volunteering at the local library. She lives a healthy lifestyle and helps others to do the same. She graduated with honors from the Massage Therapy Program at Bryan College.
Laura’s clients can attest to her skills in relaxation and deep tissue massage incorporating myofascial release techniques to treat skeletal muscle immobility and chronic pain in the tissues.
In addition to massage therapy, Laura uses acupuncture and cupping to assist in treating her clients’ needs. She is passionate about continuing her learning in Chinese Medicine and looks forward to a lifelong study of this subject.
Carol Barbato, RMT
Carol graduated from UOIT with a Bachelor in Physical & Health Education. She believes that through regular massage therapy treatment, one can alleviate pain, improve posture and increase an overall sense of well-being.
Carol provides a treatment plan specifically geared for her clients, including knowledge of their present condition, tailored stretching and home care to continue the path to success.
Markus Ottonen, RMT
Markus is an RMT and Physiotherapy Assistant who offers skills in both hands-on therapy and home care. He thoroughly enjoys making a difference in his community and is always willing to help in any way he can. As an avid mountain biker, he enjoys taking the time to balance both exercise and time to appreciate nature. He specializes in deep tissue massage and improving his clients’ range of motion with both stretching and home care.
Tara Lintner, RMTHot Stone Massage, Rain Drop
Tara is a recent honors graduate from Trillium College and she is eager to start her career as a Registered Massage Therapist. She has always had passion for health and wellness and feels that massage therapy is an important component in achieving physical and emotional balance, contributing to one’s optimal well being. She is looking to build trusting relationships with her clients and creating individual treatment plans customized to their needs.
She incorporates a variety of techniques into her treatments, including Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Trigger Point Therapy, and Myofascial Release. She finds that massage therapy is beneficial in helping clients decrease pain, increase mobility and create a connection between the mind and body. She is looking to continue her education by adding additional modalities, including myofascial stretch therapy and cupping.
Kal Michael, RMT
During his university studies in psychology, Kal became interested in the mind-body connection and how physical, mental and emotional stressors affect our body and health. After completing his degree, he enrolled in the Massage Therapy program and has been an RMT since 1999. Committed to life long learning Kal has completed various post graduate courses and has worked in diverse practice settings further enhancing his strong clinical skills. Whether you are seeking treatment for a specific injury or condition or just want to de stress with a relaxation massage, his extensive experience enables him to tailor each treatment to suit your individual needs and goals.
Tanya Sursug, RMT
Tanya graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2006 and has been practicing for over fourteen years. She has worked in a variety of settings including Rehabilitation, MVA, Naturopathic, Spa and chiropractic and believes in an integrative and preventative approach to health. Her goal is to educate people through massage therapy and to produce optimal results through a variety of techniques and modalities.
Tanya is an avid animal lover and has demonstrated this through her fostering of cats/kittens and dogs and volunteer dog walking through Toronto animal services. She plans on expanding her massage experience into the animal world in the very near future.
Her repertoire includes:
• Deep tissue
• Muscle energy
• Remedial exercise
• Trigger point