Massage Therapy Manual techniques that invoke relaxation

Massage Therapy is a natural approach to healing, and it affects the systems of the body; musculo-skeletal, integumentary, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems.

People who are affected by arthritis, injuries, stress, anxiety, pain or tingling in arms or legs, joint restrictions, back pain, poor posture, painful or tight muscles, fluid retention, women who are pregnant, athletes, and children are all great candidates for massage therapy.

Massage Therapy is both a preventative and a recovery approach to maintaining and increasing muscle and joint function while reducing pain. It is an excellent treatment on its own, but can be utilized greatly in conjunction with other therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic as well as exercise and rehabilitation (from injury, surgery and disease).

All of our RMTs are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

For more information feel free to contact any of our RMTs.

Registered Massage Therapists

Arielle Shifman

Arielle Shifman

RMT
Priyanshi Randeria

Priyanshi Randeria

RMT
Carly Goldberg

Carly Goldberg

RMT, CAT(C)
Susan Dong

Susan Dong

RMT
Katherine Esterbauer

Katherine Esterbauer

BPHE, RMT
Sylvia Bianchi

Sylvia Bianchi

B.Sc., RMT
Chris Flint

Chris Flint

RMT

Arielle Shifman Profile

Arielle Shifman
RMT

Arielle Shifman, RMT - Arielle is a registered massage therapist and graduate from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Arielle has acquired extensive practical experience utilizing Swedish Massage and Connective Tissue techniques, Hydrotherapies, Therapeutic Exercise and Lymph Drainage. Through her clinical experiences, Arielle has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and conditions ranging from stress relief, the elderly, MS patients, various musculoskeletal injuries, post surgical patients, cancer patients and pre/post natal women in the High Risk outreach clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Through her clinics, Arielle has found a passion for working with scar tissue. Alleviating discomfort due to tight connective tissue, reduced range of motion, trapped swelling, and other concerns, Arielle has worked with clients sporting a variety of scars caused by accidents, cancer, breast augmentation/reduction and other surgeries. Arielle also really enjoys working with pre and post natal women, helping to ease their journey into motherhood using a combination of Swedish and Breast Massage, Lymph Drainage, Connective Tissue work, and Therapeutic Exercise.

Priyanshi Randeria Profile

Priyanshi Randeria
RMT

Priyanshi Randeria, RMT - Priyanshi is a registered massage therapist and graduate from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Priyanshi also holds a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. As a natural transition from being a competitive gymnast at a young age, to being a coach for competitive gymnasts, her passion for working on bodies in motion became a reality. Through her clinical experiences, Priyanshi has assessed and treated clients with chronic conditions, such as: osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and SI joint dysfunctions. In sports clinic and through her continuing exposure to competitive athletes, she reduces muscle imbalances and provides core strengthening techniques to reduce pain and improve biomechanics of movement. Other clinical experience includes: Stroke clinic, Seniors clinic and Pregnancy Clinic.

In addition to her work as an RMT and a gymnastics coach, Priyanshi works with therapeutic (kinesio) taping techniques to aid in pain relief, relax and facilitate muscles, aid in recovering from injury, all while supporting joints and reducing inflammation. Taping can be an adjunctive therapy to an RMT treatment and booked directly online.

Carly Goldberg Profile

Carly Goldberg
RMT, CAT(C)

Carly Goldberg, RMT, CAT(C) – Carly is a graduate of York University’s Kinesiology and Health Science and Athletic Therapy programs. She is certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, and the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association. Carly has completed her Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology and is registered to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

As an Athletic Therapist, Carly has worked with athletes of all levels, from tyke football to Masters track world record holders. With expertise in concussions and taping, Carly is currently working with football, cheerleading, and roller derby clubs.

Her interest in concussions arose from a personal experience; knowing how difficult it can be to overcome concussion symptoms inspires her to help others. She has created and implemented concussion protocols for local sport clubs, and is currently baseline testing athletes.

Carly has experience with the industrial athlete; she worked inside a car manufacturing plant treating line workers with over-use injuries. Using both, hands-on and active treatments, she was able to help many workers return to work, not just pain free, but stronger and more resilient.

As an adjunct to her massage therapy practice, Carly has recently introduced "Cupping". Cupping therapy is a type of negative pressure massage where suction is applied to the surface of the body using silicone cups. Cupping is said to improve blood circulation, lymphatic flow throughout the body and increases relaxation.

Susan Dong Profile

Susan Dong
RMT

Susan Dong, RMT - Susan graduated from Kikkawa College and Teaching Clinic and has been working for Yonge & Wellness since 2009.

Susan's modalities include Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage and Thai massage. Susan has also trained with a private traditional medicine teacher in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and techniques (eg. Tuina, acupressure) and incorporates these different techniques into her massage treatments. These treatments have a unique blend of eastern and western philosophies to smooth the body’s energy flow, relieve stress and prevent injuries. Her practice in Tai-chi and meditation help to build up inner energy circulation which aid in connecting with clients.

Katherine Esterbauer Profile

Katherine Esterbauer
BPHE, RMT

Katherine Esterbauer, BPHE, RMT - Graduating in 2009 from the University of Toronto’s Physical and Health Education program (Kinesiology) her experience in human movement gives her a unique perspective in client treatment. Graduating in 2011, Katherine gained beneficial experiences from her outreach programs and brings specialized massage therapy training from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic.

Her clinical work at Lyndhurst hospital, Sunnybrook hospital, and Toronto Rehab have given her experience with spinal cord injuries, perinatal, cardiac and senior patients. As well, she has volunteered at Markham Stouffville Hospital and has further experience in multidisciplinary clinics. She is a former National Level Competitive Breastroke Swimmer and has numerous awards recognizing her inclusion in the top tier of swimmers in Canada. Her other activities included coaching competitive swimming, painting, snowboarding and travel.

Sylvia Bianchi Profile

Sylvia Bianchi
B.Sc., RMT
Chris Flint
RMT

Sylvia Bianchi, B.Sc., RMT & Christopher Flint, RMT - Registered Massage Therapists and husband/wife team, Sylvia Bianchi and Chris Flint, graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. As co-owners of Yonge & Wellness and massage therapists since 2004, they are both deeply commited to serving clients with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Chris is well known for his thorough massage treatments and his follow through into designing effective self-care plans. Chris constantly researches the best exercises, stretches, the right therapeutic tool or even another para-medical provider, making sure he has done everything he can to help his clients feel their best. He comes very highly referred by many clients that try his massage therapy treatments.

Sylvia has furthered her massage therapy practice with the addition of "Contemporary Medical Acupuncture" studied at the McMaster University in Hamilton. Her unique treatments that can incorporate both acupuncture and massage therapy in one treatment often lend to finally getting to those muskuloskeletal problems that have been ailing you for too long. As well, previous experience with being a 'doula' and following many woman throughout their pregnancies has allowed her to specialize in prenatal massage therapy.

Both Sylvia and Chris' therapeutic techniques invite relaxation and give you the greatest benefit of a full body massage treatment.

All of our massage therapists are registered with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario), the regulatory body in Ontario, and most are active members of the RMTAO (Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario), the professional massage therapy association.

Infant Massage Therapy

Sylvia Bianchi, RMT continues to offer Infant massage treatments on a one-on-one basis. Please call for more details - 905-882-7685. Infant massage treatments include live demonstrations and hands on practice with you and your infant.

You will learn basics of “when it is appropriate to use massage” and “how to massage” to benefit your infants specific needs. Whether it is to relieve symptoms of gas, constipation, colic, teething, or to simply relax and bond with your infant enabling them to get a better more peaceful night sleep.

To book in infant massage treatment please call 905-882-7685. Massage treatments are typically 30 minutes and cost $45.00+HST/infant* Included with your first infant massage treatment fee is an infant massage booklet and massage oil.

*Sylvia Bianchi, RMT will be massaging your infant directly, and as such, you may be eligible to have this session covered under your Extended Health Insurance.