Philosophy

We believe that ease and comfort in the body is essential to the well-being of mind and heart. Our mission is to help people restore balance to their lives, using ancient and holistic methods of healing. Therapeutic bodywork is only one aspect of an effective treatment program, for we have found that those who are proactive in their healing get the best and most lasting results. We teach self-care and awareness practices in conjunction with bodywork, as the choices we make every day will ultimately reflect the course of our health. We empower our clients to make the right choices based on time-tested practices which draw upon the wisdom of these healing arts. With a foundation of vibrant health, we can be of utmost service to this world.

Meet Jessie & Albert

BODYWORK

Albert and Jessie are registered and certified practitioners offering Thai Massage, Tuina and SEA Bodywork. Together, these modalities are an effective way to treat many pain conditions and prevent long-term serious conditions.

SELF-CARE

Implementing self-care and awareness practices into your lifestyle has incredible benefits for health and longevity. Moreover, it is essential for preventing the recurrence of pain conditions.

BODYWORK MODALITIES

Albert and Jessie are trained and certified in Thai Massage, Tuina, and SEA Bodywork. Click to find out more.

What is Thai Massage?

What is Tuina?

What is SEA Bodywork?

Meet the Therapists

Albert Lee

Albert began martial arts at the age of five and has been immersed in the healing arts since 1999. He has received over 3000-hours of formal training in traditional bodywork, holistic medicine and movement practices. As a lifelong student of meditation and the Qi arts, Albert is an assistant instructor of Xingyiquan and a member of the North American Tang Shou Tao, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research and dissemination of traditional Chinese martial and medical arts. He has been teaching Thai Massage and maintaining a private practice in Toronto and Montreal since 2008.

Jessie Quon

Jessie began studying traditional healing arts in 1996 and has over 3000-hours of formal training. She holds two diplomas of Acupressure in Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do, as well as certifications in SEA Bodywork and Traditional Thai Massage. Her extensive training gives her the ability to tailor each session to the individual providing both therapeutic benefits and deep relaxation. She spends several months each year in Chiang Mai, Thailand as an assistant instructor for SEA Bodywork. She also teaches Self-Myofascial Release as a Lanna Roller Ambassador. Jessie has been practicing professionally since 2002 in Canada, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

TESTIMONIALS

“Albert has extensive training both in affecting change in the bodies of others and, as importantly, in his own being. He has been pursuing these endeavours for a very long time. His long-term serious and focused attention on these realms has rendered his presence medicinal and this medicine infuses his practice. I highly recommend and appreciate his dedication and work."
Dr. Claudia Welch, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Ayurvedic Practitioner, International Speaker & Author of The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians & Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life
“I highly recommend the work and coaching of Jessie Quon after coming for lower back pain and general body stiffness. As a direct correlation of 2 treatments and a coaching session with her, I witnessed tremendous changes in my posture, movement and flexibility. Her work has enhanced my awareness toward maintaining a better body, as well as countering the strain of sitting in a cockpit chair for long hours. It was simply an honour to work with her and gain her guidance; applying the self-care exercises regularly has opened a new world of healing to me. I am truly grateful that I met Jessie, and I would strongly recommend anyone seeking to heal pain, increase flexibility or even attain higher physical awareness.”
Capt. Shahin Gooneh, Pilot, Mentor & Host of Love and The Modern Man Podcast
“I have relied on regular massage therapy as part of my health regime for more than 40 years, and I have worked with various different therapists during that time, none better than Albert Lee. Albert combines an acute understanding of the physiology of the human body with a remarkable breadth of techniques to provide an experience that goes far beyond simple relaxation. In addition, he has a deep presence and empathy that adds immensely to the experience. Albert is a real healer. I cannot recommend him strongly enough.”
Howard Ross, Best-selling Author of Everyday Bias, Reinventing Diversity & Our Search for Belonging

Highly Trained Staff

Albert and Jessie have over 6000-hours of professional training, 4 diplomas from Canadian Acupressure College, Lotus Palm Institute and The Ayurvedic Institute, and 25 years of professional experience combined.

Exceptional Care

We are here to help you recover your health, from the first step of reaching out to us to helping you implement self-care practices. We care about your longterm well-being.

Health Assessment

New clients undergo a comprehensive health intake including lifestyle and postural assessment, so that we can find the best course of treatment and self-care education suited to each individual.

Benefits Coverage

Albert and Jessie are registered members of AQTN and NHPC. Receipts are available in Massage Therapy and Naturotherapy.

Your Empowerment

We believe that the best results happen when clients are fully invested and take responsibility for their own health. We teach self-care tools that you can use for life.

Book an Appointment

Treatments and personal self-care coaching sessions are available 6 days a week. Check our calendar for availability and send us a request.

Treatment Rates

$90/60 minutes
$125/90 minutes
$160/120 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it painful to receive this work?

Depending on the severity of an issue the first few sessions can be painful, but some people find it relaxing. Some people describe the intense sensations of release as “pain coming out.” We will work with you to expand your comfort level for more efficient results.

Why do I need self-myofascial release? Isn’t it enough to exercise, stretch and get massage regularly?

Just as plaque accumulates on your teeth if you don’t brush and floss, a film known as “fascial adhesion” accumulates on the lubricated sheathing of your muscles if you don’t move enough. Our bodies were not designed to be sedentary. This much is obvious, but doesn’t answer the question of why exercise and stretching isn’t enough.

This is how muscle tissue is unlike teeth: The immense accumulation of fascial adhesion over years or even decades causes shortening and hardening of certain areas, leading to imbalances in other structures. Compensation due to past injuries, occupational habits and repetitive strain often compound the situation causing chronic tension and postural issues. This is not a simple matter to be solved by lengthening (stretching) and strengthening (exercise) the muscles; first and foremost we need functional muscle tissue. We wouldn’t want to stretch a dried-up old elastic for the same reason. Self-myofascial release is for injury prevention as much as it’s for re-establishing functional muscle tissue.

 

How many sessions will it take to resolve my issue?

This largely depends on how long your issue has been developing and how responsive your body is to the work. Past injuries, unresolved compensation responses, repetitive strain and habitual tension patterns factor in. There is often a combination of multiple factors including what you do in the 36 hours immediately after treatment. The first consultation and treatment are regarded as an exploratory session. Typically our clients start to notice results within 2 to 3 sessions, with long-term issues requiring more sessions over time. Often the pain that we experience is symptomatic – the cause can be previous injuries or factors that we may not even be aware of. Success is largely dependent on your self-care program which we will help you incorporate into the treatment plan.

Can this work help to resolve my issue?

We specialize in treating postural issues, orthopaedic related pain conditions, repetitive strain injuries, myofascial pain, and a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Using techniques based on an integrative view of the body, mind and spirit, we have developed our understanding of pain and healing through the experience of working with people with a variety of issues.
When it comes to massage or any type of manual hands-on therapy there is a variety of styles and modalities available, but ultimately finding the right therapist is more important. We as practitioners understand that we cannot heal you, we can only guide you on your healing journey. We will try our best to help using our expertise.

The Paradox of Our Age

“We have bigger houses but smaller families.
More conveniences but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense.
More knowledge but less judgement.
More experts but more problems.
More medicines but less healthiness.
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We built more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods but slow digestion.
Tall man but short character.
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Book an Appointment Today

Albert@BodijiinHealingArts.com
Jessie@BodijiinHealingArts.com
514-553-8360
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