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Tensegrity is a beautiful concept that describes the integral balance between stability and flexibility in the body. It is what allows us to hold our shape and posture, and allows us to adapt our shape during movement. Imagine the soft tissue around the bones as a 3D web that holds the body together in a balance of push and pull forces. This structure allows cells, tissues, and organs to keep their shape and move around, while also protecting us from damage. When one string of the web is pulled, it will affect all the surrounding areas of the web, realigning the original structure.
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, multidisciplinary, 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.
About 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.
In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic here are some continued ways we are working to keep our clients safe:
Masks are no longer mandatory in the clinic. However, due to the varied health status among Tensegrity's clients, your therapist will continue to wear a face mask and face shield throughout your massage appointment. It is up to each client if you would prefer to wear a mask during your stay in the clinic. If you do not have a mask but would prefer to wear one, I am happy to provide one for you.
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 between treatments.
Inside the clinic room there is a hepa filter going at all times which is capable of filtering a room that size every 15 minutes.
ENTERING THE BUILDING:
24 hours before your appointment time, we will send you an email with a door code to enter the building. Feel free to come on up when you arrive. This clinic space is shared between 3 health care offices. Feel free to use the shared washroom and/or have a seat in the waiting area. Your therapist will come and get you when it is time for your appointment to begin.
Since our waiting area is small and cannot accommodate for social distancing, we understand if you would prefer not to be in the shared waiting room prior to your treatment. Please feel free to text or email your therapist prior to your appointment to have them come out and bring you directly into the treatment room. If you are choosing this option, please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible as it is not always possible to accomodate an early start 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.
Bookings are only available on-line.
SORRY NO WALK-INS
(416) - 939 - 8570
326 1/2 Bloor Street West
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