"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physcial function, or relieve pain." Massage Therapy Act, 1991
Massage Therapy is a natural approach to healing, and it affects the systems of the body; musculo-skeletal, integumentary, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems.
People who are affected by arthritis, injuries, stress, pain or tingling in arms or legs, joint restrictions, poor posture, painful or tight muscles, fluid retention, and women who are pregnant, are all great candidates for massage therapy.
Massage Therapy is both a preventative and a recovery approach to maintaining and increasing muscle and joint function while reducing pain. It is an excellent treatment on its own, but can be utilized greatly in conjunction with other therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic as well as exercise and rehabilitation (from injury, surgery and disease).
Susan's modalities include Swedish massage, Pregnancy massage and Thai massage. Susan has also trained with a private traditional medicine teacher in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and techniques (eg. Tuina, acupressure) and incorporates these different techniques into her massage treatments. These treatments have a unique blend of eastern and western philosophies to smooth the body’s energy flow, relieve stress and prevent injuries. Her practice in Tai-chi and meditation help to build up inner energy circulation which aid in connecting with clients.
Arielle Shifman, RMT
Arielle Shifman, RMT - Arielle is a registered massage therapist and graduate from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Arielle has acquired extensive practical experience utilizing Swedish Massage and Connective Tissue techniques, Hydrotherapies, Therapeutic Exercise and Lymph Drainage. Through her clinical experiences, Arielle has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients and conditions ranging from stress relief, the elderly, MS patients, various musculoskeletal injuries, post surgical patients, cancer patients and pre/post natal women in the High Risk outreach clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital.
Through her clinics, Arielle has found a passion for working with scar tissue. Alleviating discomfort due to tight connective tissue, reduced range of motion, trapped swelling, and other concerns, Arielle has worked with clients sporting a variety of scars caused by accidents, cancer, breast augmentation/reduction and other surgeries. Arielle also really enjoys working with pre and post natal women, helping to ease their journey into motherhood using a combination of Swedish and Breast Massage, Lymph Drainage, Connective Tissue work, and Therapeutic Exercise.
Priyanshi Randeria, RMT
Priyanshi Randeria, RMT - Priyanshi is a registered massage therapist and graduate from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Priyanshi also holds a degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. As a natural transition from being a competitive gymnast at a young age, to being a coach for competitive gymnasts, her passion for working on bodies in motion became a reality. Through her clinical experiences, Priyanshi has assessed and treated clients with chronic conditions, such as: osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and SI joint dysfunctions. In sports clinic and through her continuing exposure to competitive athletes, she reduces muscle imbalances and provides core strengthening techniques to reduce pain and improve biomechanics of movement. Other clinical experience includes: Stroke clinic, Seniors clinic and Pregnancy Clinic.
Katherine Esterbauer, RMT
Katherine Esterbauer, BPHE, RMT - Graduating in 2009 from the University of Toronto’s Physical and Health Education program (Kinesiology) her experience in human movement gives her a unique perspective in client treatment. Graduating in 2011, Katherine gained beneficial experiences from her outreach programs and brings specialized massage therapy training from theSutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic.
Her clinical work at Lyndhurst hospital, Sunnybrook hospital, and Toronto Rehab have given her experience with spinal cord injuries, perinatal, cardiac and senior patients. As well, she has volunteered at Markham Stouffville Hospital and has further experience in multidisciplinary clinics. She is a former National Level Competitive Breastroke Swimmer and has numerous awards recognizing her inclusion in the top tier of swimmers in Canada. Her other activities included coaching competitive swimming, painting, snowboarding and travel.
Carly Goldberg Athletic Therapist
Carly Goldberg, RMT, CAT(C) – Carly is a graduate of York University’s Kinesiology and Health Science and Athletic Therapy programs. She is certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, and the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association. Carly has completed her Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology and is registered to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
As an Athletic Therapist, Carly has worked with athletes of all levels, from tyke football to Masters track world record holders. With expertise in concussions and taping, Carly is currently working with football, cheerleading, and roller derby clubs.
Her interest in concussions arose from a personal experience; knowing how difficult it can be to overcome concussion symptoms inspires her to help others. She has created and implemented concussion protocols for local sport clubs, and is currently baseline testing athletes.
Carly has experience with the industrial athlete; she worked inside a car manufacturing plant treating line workers with over-use injuries. Using both, hands-on and active treatments, she was able to help many workers return to work, not just pain free, but stronger and more resilient.
Sylvia Bianchi B.Sc., RMT
Chris Flint RMT
Ben Porcelli, RMT, R.Kin, CAT(C) - Ben Porcelli is no longer working at Yonge & Wellness. Ben has been with Yonge & Wellness for 6 years, and will definitely be missed by both practitioners and clients. If you are a current or former client of Ben's and would like more information about transitioning to a new therapist at Yonge & Wellness, please feel free to contact us directly at 905-882-7685.
Registered Massage Therapists and husband/wife team, Sylvia Bianchi and Chris Flint, graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. As co-owners of Yonge & Wellness and massage therapists since 2004, they are both deeply commited to serving clients with the utmost respect and professionalism.
Chris is well known for his thorough massage treatments and his follow through into designing effective self-care plans. Chris constantly researches the best exercises, stretches, the right therapeutic tool or even another para-medical provider, making sure he has done everything he can to help his clients feel their best. He comes very highly referred by many clients that try his massage therapy treatments.
Sylvia has furthered her massage therapy practice with the addition of "Contemporary Medical Acupuncture" studied at the McMaster University in Hamilton. Her unique treatments that can incorporate both acupuncture and massage therapy in one treatment often lend to finally getting to those muskuloskeletal problems that have been ailing you for too long. As well, previous experience with being a 'doula' and following many woman throughout their pregnancies has allowed her to specialize in prenatal massage therapy.
Both Sylvia and Chris' therapeutic techniques invite relaxation and give you the greatest benefit of a full body massage treatment.
Chris, Sylvia and Susan offer Hot Stone Massage Therapy, particularly throughout the winter months to combat the woes of congestion and cold days.
All of our massage therapists are registered with the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario), the regulatory body in Ontario, and most are active members of the RMTAO(Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario), the professional massage therapy association.
Massage Therapy Prices
60 Minutes $85.00 +HST
45 Minutes $69.00 +HST
30 Minutes $55.75 +HST 75 Minutes $101.00 +HST
90 Minutes $124.00+HST
Hot Stone Massage Therapy - 60 Minutes $119.50 +HST
(60 Minutes offered between October and March)
Massage Therapy Hours
10am - 8pm
9am - 8pm
9:15am - 9:15pm
9:30am - 8pm
9:30am - 9:15pm
9am - 4pm
Please note: Treatment hours are subject to change - refer to the online booking calendar. Evening and Weekend appointments also available for acupuncture and chiropractic. Book by appointment online or call 905-882-7685