As practitioners of traditional Asian healing modalities, we aspire to vibrant health based on time-tested practices which draw upon the wisdom of these healing arts. In Eastern philosophy, there is no separation between body and mind; 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. Therapeutic bodywork is one aspect of our treatment program; we have found that those who implement release exercises and daily movement practices get the best results. We teach body rolling and Qi Gong in conjunction with bodywork, empowering you to be proactive with your healing. The choices we make each day will ultimately reflect the course of our health, and it is from a foundation of vibrant health that we can be of utmost service to this world.Meet Jessie & Albert
Albert and Jessie are registered practitioners of Thai Massage, Tuina and SEA Bodywork. Together, these modalities are an effective way to treat many pain conditions and prevent long-term serious conditions.
Implementing release exercises and movement practices into your lifestyle has incredible benefits for health and longevity. Moreover, it is essential for preventing the recurrence of old 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 3000-hours of formal training in traditional Thai and Chinese bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga 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. He continues ongoing trainings in Tuina with Ethan Murchie, the founder of the Montreal Gongfu Research Centre.
Jessie’s interest in traditional healing arts began in 1996 with Reiki training. Since then and has studied several bodywork modalities and accrued over 3000-hours of formal training. She holds two diplomas of Acupressure from the Canadian Acupressure College in Shiatsu and Jin Shin Do, as well as certifications in SEA Bodywork and Traditional Thai Massage. Her experience with various approaches gives her the ability to tailor each session, 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 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
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