With passion, strong hands and a deep sense of intuition, I bring my diverse skills to every massage and tailor each treatment to suit my clients' needs.
Sara Throness, RMT:
I have been working in massage therapy since 2007, am registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
Over the years, I have thrived in a variety of different massage settings, such as relaxation spas, heli-ski lodges and RMT clinics. I have also have experience working with patients in specialty clinics such as Sutherland Chan's Breast Clinic, Princess Margaret Hospital’s palliative care unit for cancer patients, and Lyndhurst Hospital’s Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program.
These experiences have given me further insight into how I can be of service to my clientele regarding pain management, the reduction of scar tissue, improving strength and mobility post-injury and -surgery, and the ongoing process of healing both the body and the spirit during times of crisis.
Tensegrity Manual Therapy:
I, Sara Throness am the owner and sole practitioner at Tensegrity Manual Therapy. The current clinic room I am renting is a shared space with other health care workers, located at 326 1/2 Bloor St West, Toronto Ontario. As a business owner, massage therapist and human being, I am committed to upholding a safe and inclusive space for all clients, visitors and therapist who share the clinic space, regardless of race, religion, sexual identity or orientation, age, national origin, or physical ability.
Unfortunately at this time, the building we are in cannot accommodate for wheelchair access. We are located on the second floor with no elevator or ramp. My sincere apologies for not being able to accommodate those with physical limitations that cannot allow for using stairs at this time.
COVID-19 PANDEMIC PROCEDURES:
In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, here are some changes to clinic procedures to take note of at the clinic for the foreseeable future:
There will be 30 minutes between all treatments to avoid any overlap between clients, to air the clinic space out, and to allow for sanitization of the common areas and clinic room.
PRESCREENING, ASSESSMENTS, FORMS:
Everyone must complete the Covid-19 assessment form which will be emailed to you 24hrs before your scheduled appointment. This form is required by law to be filled out. The assessment can also be completed in person if you are not able to fill it out online
ENTERING THE BUILDING:
Our waiting area is small and cannot accommodate for social distancing, so we ask that at the time of your appointment, please wait outside the building on Bloor street and email or text me. I will come out and meet you. Before you come into the building, we must do a visual and verbal Covid-19 assessment. If you would like to avoid entering the building's main entrance, there is a back entrance in the alley that goes directly to my clinic room. Please let me know if that is preferable to you prior to the appointment.
Upon entering the clinic, I will lead you to a hand washing station where you will be asked to wash your hands with soap and water.
Masks in the clinic are mandatory at all times for both the client, therapist and any visitors. You may bring your own cloth or surgical mask. If you do not have a mask, I can provide a surgical mask for you. If you are not comfortable wearing a mask or your are not able to wear a mask for medical reasons, I will not be able to treat you at this time.
I will be updating the new procedures as the situation evolves. All of these procedures will be included in your appointment reminder email.
To minimize risk of spreading Covid-19 within the clinic, I will be implementing all of the sanitization and safety measures mandated for massage therapy clinics by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
*Any in person treatment carries the risk of spread of Covid 19.
*Only book an appointment if you feel the benefit outweighs the risk of receiving a massage treatment.
Registered Massage Therapy
Massage therapy targets the body's soft tissue (muscle, tendon, fascia and ligaments) to reduce pain, improve posture, range of motion, circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. It’s also helpful with treating injuries, headaches, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, neuromuscular diseases, and can help you achieve a sense of overall well-being. In Ontario, for a massage practitioner to be "registered", they must complete training at a school that is recognized by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and pass the registration exams.
Registered massage therapy encompasses a variety of techniques, such as: Swedish, myofascial, positional release, joint mobilizations, hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, reflexive techniques and trigger point work.
There are a variety of massage modalities from around the world, such as shiatsu, Thai, reflexology, hot stone, NISA, etc that incorporate a variety of massage techniques to target certain body tissues and create a unique massage experience. These modalities are generally taught separate from recognized RMT training institutions' curriculums. And while these modalities can be used by RMT's and incorporated into their therapeutic treatments, bodyworkers who are solely trained in one of these modalities is not recognized by the CMTO as a registered massage therapist.
Please scroll down to see my "Services" page for a description of the modalities I have received training in and can incorporate into my treatments at this time.
Specialized RMT Treatment Modalities
This massage prevents and addresses activity-related injuries. It is excellent for athletes of all levels, as well for the client who is staying active with regular self-care.
Taping can aid weak muscles to work properly in everyday activities and reduce muscle pain from injury. It also improves range of motion and can prevent injury during a sporting event.
& Kinesiology Taping
This treatment is similar to a regular RMT massage, but accommodates for the changes that a woman's body undergoes as her pregnancy progresses.
As the abdomen expands, the massage is performed in side-lying with pillows under the head and between the knees for added comfort.
Neuromuscular Integration & Structural Alignment (NISA)
This deep, myofascial treatment stretches and softens the body’s fascia, the thin sheet of connective tissue that resides underneath the skin, surrounding the muscles, bones and organs.
NISA is ideal for people with poor postural alignment and limited range of motion.
Neuromuscular Integration & Structural Alignment (NISA)
In a localized lymphatic treatment, specific techniques apply light pressure to lymph nodes and vessels to release fluid buildup, thereby addressing tissue congestion, inflammation, and soreness in areas affected by recent injury or surgery.
In a systemic treatment, the aim is to improve the overall flow of lymph fluid, which is great for general detoxification and can help boost a sluggish immune system.
This acupressure treatment is applied to the feet and hands, where specific points correspond with various organs and body systems.
This treatment can help relieve stress, promote relaxation and detoxification, and ease discomforts such as plantar fasciitis, digestive issues, insomnia, and muscle soreness.
This ancient Japanese style incorporates a blend of acupressure points along the meridian lines of the body, assisted stretches and joint mobilizations to keep energy flow balanced and open.
In addition to a treatment, the use of various essential oils made from natural plant and flower extracts can help to boost the immune system, clear the sinuses, aid with digestion, balance hormones, improve sleep, or simply help achieve deep relaxation during a massage.
The oils can be used topically or steamed into the air.
This hydrotherapy treatment is a combination of traditional basalt stone therapy and Swedish massage.
Smooth stones are warmed in hot water and used for massage or placed along the body to release tension and stress, increase circulation, combat stiffness and treat aching muscles.
Hot Stone Massage
SERVICES PRICE LIST
RMT massage, etc (+5$ to add aromatherapy to any treatment)
30 minutes $90 + HST ($110.70)
45 minutes $100 + HST ($113.00)
60 minutes $120 + HST ($135.60)
75 minutes $140 + HST ($158.20)
90 minutes $160 + HST ($180.80)
2 hours $205 + HST ($231.65)
Hot Stone Massage
60 minutes $155 + HST ($175.15)
90 minutes $190 + HST ($214.70)
Bookings are only available on-line.
SORRY NO WALK-INS
(416) - 939 - 8570
326 1/2 Bloor Street West