If you’re looking for high-quality massage therapy in Toronto, you’ve come to the right place. Our Massage Therapists are registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. They are highly skilled and experienced, and trained in various massage techniques. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs, as they evolve from one appointment to the next. We are in constant flow, as are our bodies and our needs. We understand the importance of being flexible and adaptable to our clients.
Scroll down to find the bio of Yvette Marcek , who has been rated Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Best Massage Therapist. She is committed to providing each client with the best possible experience.
We provide deep-tissue massage to relieve tension, tightness and pain in your muscles. We also provide Swedish massage to promote relaxation, wellness and improve circulation. Massage can also be part of your regular stress management routine. Most sessions incorporate a blend of both deep-tissue and relaxation techniques.
The right amount of massage pressure for you
Quite often, we see new clients who express that they haven’t had massage in a long time. They were not happy with their previous experience at another studio or clinic. There are varying factors, but usually it was due to the pressure. Sometimes the pressure was too light. Most of the time, it was because the pressure was too deep and rigorous. They didn’t feel at ease during the massage, or better afterwards.
If this has been your experience, rest assured our massage therapists will work with you to ensure you are comfortable and the pressure is just right for you. This can be light pressure, deeper pressure or anything in between. Open communication is encouraged while you are receiving the massage.
Who should have massage therapy?
Lifestyle and work habits directly affect the quality of our health. All of us will experience physical, mental or emotional stress. Stress is one of the most pervasive side-effects of our fast-paced 21st century living. Prolonged stress has been documented as a significant contributing factor causing “dis-ease”, which is an expression of the body/mind out of balance.
Our RMTs use various techniques to target specific areas of the body. These include the neck, shoulders, back and legs. We can also work on the whole body holistically. Massage Therapy is a highly effective complimentary health care modality.
Time to relax and enjoy quiet
Massage is your time to relax, tune out and shut-off. Our massage therapists respect your time for quiet and stillness. Massage is a time for restoration. If you have questions about your health, wellness and massage goals, please ask at any time during the massage. You can be assured that our massage therapists respect that this is also your quiet time.
Being on the massage table is one of your only waking moments, when your body is at complete rest, your eyes are closed, you are awake and conscious, and in a receiving therapeutic experience. This is a high quality time of rest, healing and restoration.
The benefits of massage include:
- Maintain good health
- Relieve stress and tension
- Promote relaxation
- Assist in the recovery from injury and tissue healing
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Improve flexibility and joint range of motion
- Achieve a feeling of balance
- Improve overall health and well-being
Massage therapy effectively treats:
- Body aches and pain
- Chronic and acute pain
- Back and neck tension
- Stiff and sore shoulders
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injuries and tendinitis
- Headaches and migraines
- Discomfort from menstruation and pregnancy
- Workout recovery
- Constipation and digestive conditions
- Emotional stress resulting from busy lifestyle, grief, depression
What happens during a session?
Before your first visit, you are asked to complete a health history form. When you arrive, your massage therapist will have a consultation to discuss your main health goals and concerns. This is collaborative between you and the RMT. The therapist will explain the treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. We believe the therapeutic relationship is one where you feel comfortable and safe.
Benefits of Choosing Our Massage Therapy Services
When you choose our massage therapy services, you can expect the following:
Experienced Massage Therapists:
Our highly trained and experienced massage therapists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Registered Massage Therapists:
We will provide you with a receipt that you can use for your insurance. Most insurance companies are quick to reimburse you. We do not offer direct billing.
Our massage room is designed to promote relaxation and tranquility, with soothing music, decor and comfortable furnishings.
Our clinic is conveniently located in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, across from St. James Park. We are close to King and Queen subways and street cars.
Convenient Online Booking:
We understand that life can be hectic. We offer online booking so that you can book your appointment at your convenience.
Flexible Scheduling Options:
Whether you’re looking for something in the morning, lunchtime, afternoon, evening, or on a Saturday, we’ve got you covered. We offer 45 min, 60 min, 75 min and 90 min appointment times.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou
Yvette Marcek Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Welcome to a unique and restorative massage experience.
Yvette is a senior massage therapist with over two decades of experience. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto and has worked/volunteered/lived abroad in Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Italy and Bali.
She was voted Best RMT in Toronto for the Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.
Her therapeutic approach is client-focused. She sees her role as being a conduit for achieving your optimum health. She describes her style as restorative therapeutic massage. She combines deep tissue with relaxation techniques. She finds that focusing on affecting the nervous system holistically, is extremely effective in facilitating healing for the body+mind+spirit.
Along with classical massage therapy techniques, she may use Reiki, breathwork and imagery, coaxing the nervous system out of the ‘fight or flight’ stress state and into the ‘rest and digest’ healing state. This supports your body’s natural capacity to heal itself.
By attending to your nervous system, the heart rate slows and muscle tension starts to ease. She has found this very effective with various conditions, from tension headaches to IBS.
She works in conjunction with your existing health care team, whether that be your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or acupuncturist. She has built a trusted referral community with her health professional peers.
Her clientele is diverse, ranging from infants to seniors. Her experience covers a wide range of client concerns, including acute and chronic injuries, prenatal massage, stress management, pain management, overall wellness and self-care.
She is a lifelong learner and seeker, with a keen interest and dedication to her own personal growth and healing. Her education and training includes: University of Waterloo, Reiki Level 1, Stott Mat Pilates, Vipassana 10-Day Course, Hypnotherapy, Trauma-Informed Bodywork, and she is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, having taught parents and caregivers in groups and private workshops around the GTA, Bali & Italy.
If you are looking for massage therapy in Toronto, you have come to the right place.
If you have any questions please email Yvette Marcek RMT – firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals through the power of massage therapy.
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Massage Therapy Fees and Insurance
Clients are provided with an invoice to submit to their insurance.
Our cancellation policy is 24 hours notice. Clients who provide less than 24 hours notice will be charged 50% of the full session fee.