Leanne Loughlin, R.TCMP, R.Ac., B.A. Psychology
Leanne Loughlin, the founder of Living Waters Therapies, is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She graduated from the Toronto School of TCM in 2006 and is registered with College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. She has additional training in cosmetic acupuncture & skin care, fertility, as well as receiving her Doula training certificate in 2010. She has practiced in the Beaches and Leslieville for the past 12 years. You can see Leanne for many conditions. Her treatments range from treating stress and emotional imbalances, pain relief and injuries, headaches and migraines, irregular and painful periods, fertility and inducing labour, as well as many other imbalances and conditions. Her treatments consists of a combination of acupuncture, tuina massage, cupping, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine.
Leanne offers facial cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation which is a safe alternative to help lift and firm the skin and effectively treat various skin conditions.
Available: Mon-Fri + some weekends
Kshitija (Tija) Horiguchi, R.Ac.
Kshitija has 6+ years of experience in the healthcare industry in Japan and Canada.
Her focus is on addressing the root causes of imbalance and not simply treating the symptoms. By combining a few different modalities like Japanese Acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese Massage) Cupping, Guasha and moxibustion, she tries to bring the best experience possible and help people create healthy habits and lasting change beyond the treatment room. Kshitija is very passionate about health and wellness and aims to help her patient reach their health goals. She dedicates herself to a lifelong learning journey to become the best practitioner to provide the best treatment for as many people as possible.
*Available: Mon, Fri, Sat
Ji Hye (Jaynee) Kim, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Jaynee is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She obtained her Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner diploma from the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is currently enrolled in the Advanced TCM program, also known as the Doctor of TCM program in the province of British Columbia.
Having experienced PCOS and uterine fibroids herself, she deeply empathizes with the struggles and frustrations related to reproductive and hormonal health. This has driven her life’s mission to help individuals and couples understand what is happening in their bodies and provide actionable guidance to restore balance in the most natural way.
While Jaynee treats all health concerns holistically, she has a strong interest and additional training in reproductive and hormonal health such as painful menstruation, PMS, PCOS, fertility, IVF support, and menopause. Her clinical focus also extends to skin conditions, digestion, insomnia, fatigue, stress, anxiety, depression and pain management.
Jaynee’s modalities include acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, tuina, moxibustion, e-stim, auriculotherapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. With a gentle yet effective needling technique, she strives to provide the highest quality of treatment and care with the least possible discomfort.
*Available: Wed, Fri
Samonica Grant, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Samonica’s treatments are a harmonious blend of traditional medicine and contemporary knowledge including tui na massage and cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, acupuncture, gua sha, and electroacupuncture. Samonica is committed to addressing the complete spectrum of her patients’ overall health understanding of the interconnectedness between physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
She is a passionate advocate for holistic health and wellness, driven by a lifelong fascination with the healing power of nature. Growing up in an environment that appreciated and strongly encouraged the use of herbs and natural remedies, Samonica’s curiosity led her to experiment with crafting her own creations, from natural handmade soaps, to face masks and hair treatments. This eventually led her to pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in life science with a minor in Plant biology from the University of the West Indies Mona, solidifying her foundation in biological sciences.
While Samonica initially contemplated a path in research and western medicine, she started to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) eventually realizing its profound alignment with her vision. This caused her to enroll in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Humber College where she successfully completed her diploma in 2022. Samonica’s holistic perspective on health is rooted in her belief that prevention is paramount. Samonica’s mission is to aide her patients in harnessing this self-healing capacity while guiding them towards a state of optimal wellbeing.
Available: Tues, Thurs, Sundays
Sonya Gignac, Skin Therapist
Sonya, a graduate from The New York City Swedish Institute-College of Health & Sciences, practiced as a massage therapist in New York City and L.A for several years. She continued her education and studied under Dr. Jeffrey Gurian, Clinical Professor D.D.C in Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain, focusing on TMJ stress-related illnesses and effects. She combined her facial training, massage therapy + her love of skin care and began offering a specialized facial treatment for ant-aging as well as treating facial tension and pain.
Her facial treatment is customized for each individual, sculpting the face by massaging the neck, face and décolleté muscles + massaging the facial muscles from inside the mouth using Buccal massage techniques. This treatment is amazing for lymphatic drainage helping to detoxify the skin, reduce fine lines and restore the skin’s elasticity for a more natural youthful radiance + relieves facial tension and TMJ. Her passion for protecting the environment means that she uses only ethically produced, sustainable sources, and animal-free tested products.
She has treated several celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Bitney Spears, Harry Connick Jr., Supermodel Elle Macpherson and numerous elite athletes and sports figures such as Le Bron James, L.A Lakers Ron Artest, and former Cowboy Couch Jason Garrett.
Available: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat and some Sundays
David Yuke, RMT
Style: Therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage
Pressure Range: Moderate/deep to very deep tissue
David graduated from Centennial College in 2001 and has been practicing massage therapy in the Beaches and now in Leslieville since that time. His dedication to his clients, his intuitive treatments, his extensive knowledge of remedial exercise and his ability to teach clients about self care has earned David a strong following. Although David has the ability to use a broad range of modalities for treatments, he specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point work.
Courtney Cyr, RMT
Style: Therapeutic, deep tissue, trigger point and sports massage
Pressure Range: Light relaxation to deep tissue
Courtney Cyr, RMT Courtney has always been fascinated with movement, exercise and studying the human body. In 2017, she graduated Brock University, with a degree in Physical Education and shortly after, began work directly under body specialists at an integrated health clinic. Through this experience, she developed a strong interest in massage therapy and completed her studies at Georgian College, becoming a Registered Massage Therapist in 2022. Courtney loves to incorporate all of her knowledge into each session, offering her patients both manual therapy and exercise prescriptions as a way to heal and restore their body back to its optimal function. Courtney takes pride in empowering and educating her clients on the inner workings of their body and takes the time to help each client understand how to build long term and lasting changes so that they can live a pain-free and vibrant life.
Jerry Angeles, RMT
Style: Relaxation to moderate/deep tissue Swedish massage
Pressure Range: Light, moderate to moderate/deep
Jerry is a graduate from Kikkawa College (2013) and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). He integrates different modalities of therapy into his treatments such as Swedish massage, deep tissue and myofascial release along with his intuitive touch to help people reconnect with their bodies. Jerry is a firm believer in the many benefits of massage therapy from the actual physical recovery to the overall mental and emotional wellness a massage treatment can provide. Jerry is very passionate about his work and his abilities to bring comfort, reduce pain and increase the speed of recovery to all of his clients alike, regardless of the original reason for treatment.
“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee
Arly Dewan, RMT
Style: Relaxation and Craniosacral option
Pressure Range: Light to medium
Arly is a graduate of Kikkowa College. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and a CranioSacral Therapist.
She is trained in Swedish and Prenatal Massage along with extensive training and experience with CranioSacral work.
Arly became a RMT, CST because of a physical connection that can be created with a client through manual practice that allows a client to take a path of self healing with an understanding of their bodies. To co-operatively work together towards a common goal of an effective, specific and unique treatment for each individual.
Arly’s experience as an athlete in sports as diverse as Hoop dancing to competing on the Women’s Premier World Dragon boat team has given her an intimate knowledge of therapeutic rehab.
Angela Chartrand, RMT, Esthetician
Style: Relaxation, Swedish, Fascial release, deep tissue and cupping
Pressure: Light to firm
After many years of being an aesthetician Angela took the leap and perused her dream of becoming a Registered Massage Therapist. As a grade of Kikkawa College with honours, Angela believes that massage provides her clients with a strong connection between mind and body. Always putting her client’s care and comfort as her top priority she leaves her clients feeling a sense of well being and cared for.
Angela has experience with a wide variety of conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, low back pain, depression, stress and anxiety. Angela’s passion is working alongside her clients to pin points the area of concern and personalizes their treatments. She utilizes a variety of techniques to assist her in achieving their health and wellness goals.
Erik Sorensen, RMT
Style: Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage with Trigger Point therapy, Fascia techniques, Hydrotherapy or Aromatherapy Pressure Range
Pressure Range: Light to Deep Tissue
Erik is a graduate of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (2015). Erik’s massage therapy treatments are aimed at achieving your specific needs, whether that is to improve your health, relieve tension and stress or rehabilitate from injury. Erik uses a client-centered approach to learn your challenges, needs and goals to deliver rejuvenating treatments with exceptional therapeutic results.
Prior to embarking on his career in massage therapy, Erik worked in several roles and capacities – from physical labour to sales and consulting. He understands and can appreciate the demands that workplaces, injuries, stress, and pre-existing conditions can place on your body, posture, joints and muscles. It is his goal to provide you with relief of pain and discomfort and help you develop a plan that will improve your state of well-being.
Cheyanne Salcedo, RMT
Style: Therapeutic, Relaxation and Swedish Massage
Pressure Range: Light to Moderate
Yoo Jeong (Grace) Choi, RMT
Style: Relaxation to deep tissue Swedish massage with Trigger point therapy
Pressure Range: Light, moderate to moderate/deep tissue
Yoo Jeong is a lifelong learner with a deep interest in health and wellness. After graduating from Pharma Medical Science College in 2021, she became a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
She practices Swedish massage, joint mobilization, deep tissue pressure, range of motion, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, frictions, remedial exercises to locate, assess, and address pain. Yoo Jeong believes that communication is key to providing her clients a positive, therapeutic experience.
Josh Gillies, RMT, B.Kin
Style: Relaxation to deep tissue Swedish massage and Sports massage
Pressure Range: Light, moderate to deep tissue
Josh is a RMT who graduated from Kikkawa College in 2021. He specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage and uses his strong and sensitive touch to locate and address pain. He emphasizes open communication with his clients to ensure constant comfort and so that treatments fit each individual’s specific needs. With a background in Kinesiology and training, Josh utilizes his movement expertise to educate clients on postural imbalances and remedial exercise to promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
Salvatore Spatafora, RMT
I see with my hands
Hear with my skin
Smell with my brain
And touch with my heart.
Style: Therapeutic Massage-Craniosacral & Craniosacral treatments moderate to deep tissue
Pressure Range: Light, moderate to moderate/deep tissue
Salvatore Spatafora has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for 10+ years and continues to care for people with his hands. His professional practice holds the possibility for change as sacred ground for clients to traverse in their own way. Compassionate and open-hearted his therapeutic approach to wellness balances technical discernment with intuitive perception. In this way the inherent intelligence of the body is honored and mobilizes inner guidance to unwind soft tissue restrictions and optimize health. He brings a grounded masculine presence into the treatment room (Mountain Energy) and co-creates a sacred container to meet Clients exactly where they need to be met. In treatment, highly developed palpation skills respond with exact pressure in the place of maximum therapeutic benefit. Salvatore utilizes a number of modalities and techniques to facilitate deep relief and emotional well-being: Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Qi Gong, Spinal Mobilizations and Stretching.
Salvatore specializes in a visionary approach to Craniosacral Therapy. In 2015 he was awarded a Diploma in Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork by the internationally recognized Osteopath, Hugh Milne. The rigorous, multi-level training encouraged technical and intuitive understanding of cranial anatomy and subtle dynamics of the Cranial System. A typical treatment employs a gentle touch of 5g or less to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and mobilize restorative resources in the body. The head, spine, pelvis, sacrum are traditional places of importance but any part of the body is a potential place of contact. Tissue is pushed, pulled or held in place. Some of the conditions treated include: Headaches/Migraines, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Grinding/Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Sacroiliac Misalignments/Sciatica, Postural Asymmetry, Eye/Vision Problems, Concussion/Whiplash, Hearing Loss/Tinnitus, Sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia and Digestive Disorders.
Non Registered Massage Services (*not covered by insurance)
What’s the Difference Between a Registered Massage Therapist and a Masseuse?
A masseuse or masseur may not claim to perform massage therapy but can provide a relaxation massage or a massage service. Their background and training may vary considerably. For example: they may be an aesthetician who incorporates massage into their services, or they may have taken a weekend course in some form of body work, or they may have completed RMT training but chosen not to pursue a career in massage therapy. A masseuse/masseur can provide a receipt for income tax purposes only.
Laura DeHaan, Masseuse
Pressure Range: Light to moderate relaxation
Laura DeHaan is a former RMT from Sutherland-Chan. After 15 years of providing massage therapy, she is choosing the slower life and focusing on performing massages intended to make you fall asleep – the most natural form of the body’s recovery from pain and stress. She continues to mask up during her massages and appreciates her clients doing the same.
30 minutes Hands and Feet Massage,
60 minutes Head, Hands and Feet Massage
60 minutes Full Body Relaxation Massage + add essential oil available
90 minutes Full Body Relaxation Massage + add essential oil available
Facial Stretch Therapy
Roselby Rodriguez, FST Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Healthy Eating and Wellness Coach
Being a Pilates teacher for 7 years, Roselby provides further assistance in obtaining mind-body awareness by using Fascial Stretch Therapy ™ to help unlock joint tension due to restrictive fascia around the muscles. She certified with Stretch to Win Institute, the leaders and creators of this fantastic technique, and has seen remarkable improvements on clients mobility, flexibility, and neural dynamics.
Roselby also brings her natural talent for fluid movement to the Pilates work. After years of training in classical ballet and traditional Venezuelan dance, she found Pilates and certified with Movement for Health in 2004 and Vivian Nickles in 2006 and the Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors in 2008. Her warmth and personalized approach to teaching and stretching makes her endearing.