A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Larisa is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.
In her practice, Larisa relies on her ability to read the body's response to touch to create a personalized massage to meet each client's specific needs. Her massage is a stylized blend of rhythmic Swedish and Deep Tissue Therapy, while providing special attention to areas of injury and chronic pain. Larisa enjoys creating a massage session that will provide both deep relaxation and promotes healing and pain relief. She really enjoys deep and specific neck and shoulder work, areas that allow the whole body to unwind. Larisa is certified in Deep Tissue Massage, Adapted Thai Yoga Massage and Nerve Flossing Technique.
Richard Jing, RMT
Having graduated with honors from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy and registered with College of Massage Therapy of Ontario since 2006, Richard started his career as a registered massage therapist in a well-established clinic. He gained excellent experience in a broad range of dysfunctions including shoulder problems, sciatic nerve issues, headaches, muscle stiffness, movement restrictions and stress-related issues. Richard is focused on effectively reducing everyday aches and pains, headaches, sprains, strains and sports related injuries. He uses myofascial release techniques, deep tissue therapy and joint mobilizations to achieve results in his treatments and he also believes that a good massage treatment is "healing with a loving heart."
Di Leo Brooks, RMT
Gloria is a licensed massage therapist, registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since April 2009.
Elmcrest College where she completed her Massage Therapy Diploma in Swedish Massage.
Gloria has taken post graduate courses in Shiatsu + Thai Hot Stem Massage and incorporates many of the techniques gained from these courses in her treatments.
Gloria believes in learning from every new experience and from receiving treatments from her colleagues. From all of these experiences, the knowledge gained and the willingness to try new ways of applying treatment (within the client's comfort and best interest - to do no harm), Gloria's approach to treatment has become very intuitive. She incorporates modalities that are inspired from Fascial stretch, Fascial abrasion, Silicone cupping, Active release, External Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Hot stone treatment, and many more.
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Post Graduate Experiences:
Gloria has found great joy in the opportunities massage therapy has opened up. She met so many wonderful people from so many different walks of life, all healing and growing at different places.
Gloria has had the amazing opportunity to work with some of the team members of the Toronto Argonauts, as well as work with the Archangel Academy and provide services for it's attendees, and has also helped with treating members of the Shining Through Centre. She has also worked with many Pregnancies (Pre + Post) and finds a joy in providing peace in a mother's working body. She has also treated a generous amount of clients with work related stress, muscle strains, over use injuries, swelling/edema, persistent/chronic pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunctions/pain, pelvic floor dysfunctions/pain, hip + knee replacement care, sports injuries, emotional stress + trauma, trigger points + referral pain.
INTENTIONS + BELIEFS:
Gloria has always understood the value of healthy touch and how important it is to our overall well being. She strives to help bring your body into a state of healing and awareness. She focuses on how your body is reacting to treatment and modifies within your comfort level.
Gloria believes that this beautiful body you are living is always striving to be at peace and in effortless flow. But sometimes, as we use this body, we forget to listen to it's needs it starts begging for our attention to help it in this process. This is where she believes she is best of services. She is here to remind your body how loved and cared for it is so that it can regain it's peace and allow you to heal again.
Gloria also believes that the path to wellness is not always with one therapy and encourages her clients to find the modalities that work best for that individual. She works well with complimenting other therapies to ensure progress for her clients.
She always looks forward to meeting new people and helping you along your way to health and happiness!
It is good to feel good.