Massage Staff

 Meet Laura

Laura Sara, RMT, Acupuncture, 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.




Meet Carol

 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.





Meet Markus

 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.





Meet Tashinga

Tashinga Mapanga, RMT, Cupping Specialist

Tashinga is a recent graduate of Bryan College. Her treatment incorporates different techniques that include Swedish massage, myofascial and trigger point release, lymph draining, joint mobilization, and stretching. She is a very big advocate for self-care, as well as stretching, in order to reduce daily aches and pains. Upon meeting a client, her objective is to create a treatment plan that corresponds with her clients’ goals, while also attending to their current needs. She enjoys working with clients with complex injuries, as she loves investigating in addition to formulating a treatment plan to address their needs. She is eager and dedicated to continuing her education so that she can provide additional modalities that will further assist her clients in their treatment goals.

To book an appointment for your massage with Laura, Carol, Tashinga, or Markus call 416-476-8894