Treat your body as a temple and listen to the guru who dwells there, your heart.
We believe that ease and comfort of the body is essential to the well-being of mind and heart; our mission is to help people restore this balance to their lives. Health truly is our greatest asset, for it is from a place of vibrant health that we can be of utmost service to this world.Meet Jessie & Albert
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 longterm serious conditions.
Implementing self-care practises into your lifestyle has incredible benefits for health and longevity; moreover, it is essential for preventing the recurrence of pain conditions.
Meet the Therapists
Albert began martial arts at the age of five and has been immersed in the healing arts since 1999. He has received over 4000-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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Albert and Jessie are registered members of AQTN and NHPC. Receipts are available in Massage Therapy and Naturotherapy.
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.
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 that doesn’t mean it can’t be relaxing. Most people find that the intense sensations of release feel like “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 stretch and get massage regularly?
Think of your dental health – results are largely dependant on whether you brush and floss your teeth properly. No dentist should be expected to help you unless you are in the habit of good dental hygiene, nor can the dentist brush your teeth for you.
The role of our skeletal structure is to bear weight, and it does so perfectly when it is aligned. The role of our muscular system is to produce movement with its sleek sliding surfaces. When muscle tensions in the body become chronic, the skeletal structure is gradually pulled out of alignment, thus causing other muscles to compensate by tightening. If this situation persists and progresses over time, the muscles will start to take on the role of bearing weight and eventually start to mimic bone tissue. This is what is meant by the process of muscles calcifying!
Coming back to the dental hygiene analogy, imagine plaque slowly accumulating on your teeth; if you don’t brush your teeth for a month or a year, simply brushing them now wouldn’t be enough. Likewise, there comes a point when stretching isn’t enough, due to the immense accumulation of fascial adhesion. If you are in chronic pain, you can bet you are already down this road of decreasing mobility. Strengthening (exercise) and lengthening (stretching) are vital, but mobility within the tissue and individuation of muscle fibres is missing from the current understanding of self-care.
- 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-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. Perhaps more important than finding the right modality though, is finding the right therapist for you. 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 the many tools and techniques we have as our expertise, in the spirit of listening.
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
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