Heather Yantzi, RMT, CHN, CNPA
Heather is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy and received her Massage Therapy registration in 2000. She provides therapeutic and relaxation treatments with a holistic approach, focusing on the health and wellness of the body and mind. She helps clients alleviate and manage chronic pain, headaches, increase mobility and flexibility, and decrease feelings of stress and anxiety. She incorporates home care into treatment plans, using deep stretching techniques to help prolong the beneficial effects of Massage Therapy.
She is a passionate, lifelong learner who has continued education as means to pursue her many interests. This includes the study of Reflexology and earning diplomas in both Holistic Nutrition and Diabetes Education. She approaches her own self-care holistically, utilizing the regular practice of yoga and meditation to nurture her physical, mental and emotional health and well-being.
Alyssa has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2008. Upon graduation, she started a seven-year program in Toronto and graduated as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Osteopathy has since become her primary therapeutic focus.
She’s taken postgraduate courses on treating concussions, post-traumatic brain injury and infant assessment and treatment. She also did a lot of personal studies on Auditory Processing Disorder in children.
She loves to learn and enjoys a challenge. She commonly sees patients with various types of head and body injuries, headaches, digestive, reproductive, urinary and respiratory issues. She is honest with her abilities and will refer out if she thinks a patient would benefit more from a different therapist or modality.
Birgit has been an RMT since 1988 when Massage Therapy was in its infancy in Ontario. She owned a clinic and worked full-time in Waterloo for 10 years. Since then, she has been working part-time and is currently treating one or two mornings a week. She does deep-tissue treatments but can adapt to whatever depth clients prefer.
As a young girl growing up in Germany, Massage Therapy treatments became a key part of Birgit’s health regime. She has been interested in natural therapies and healing ever since. Her clinical focus is on helping clients suffering from low back, spine, hip, knee, shoulder, and neck dysfunctions. She also does relaxation treatments to help alleviate muscular tension from stress.
Birgit is bilingual, speaking both German and English.
When she is not doing massage, you can find her on the family farm, selling strawberries on their Erie St. strawberry farm, or spending time with their kids and grandkids.
Jenny became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2018, graduating locally from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Following this, she immediately began studying Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, which has now become her primary therapeutic focus. She has completed all of the courses at the CCO and is in the final year of the program, which focuses on research. Her research is studying the impacts of General Osteopathic Manual Therapy on Primary Dysmenorrhoea.
One of her main interests is rooted in understanding how all of the systems of the body interact and she uses a variety of techniques to try and treat the cause of pain or dysfunction. These include Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST), proprioreceptive techniques, visceral manipulation, cranial techniques and many more.
With her experience as a CrossFit coach, she is able to incorporate functional movements into her treatments as well as home-care recommendations for patients. Jennifer enjoys working with patients to help them perform to the best of their ability. She is an excellent resource for athletes, those recovering from injury, or educating patients on injury prevention.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pup, family or friends, playing hockey, or soccer!