Leanne Adam RMT ...

Leanne Adam RMT – Clinic Director

Leanne Adam graduated Kikkawa College in Toronto in 1993. From the moment she entered the classroom she knew she had made one of the best career...

Janet Dick RMT ...

Janet Dick RMT & Thermal Palms

Janet is a Sutherland-Chan graduate who provides client-focused and caring therapeutic massage treatments based on her extensive training and...

Tanya Sursug RMT...

Tanya Sursug RMT

Tanya Sursug is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. She completed her board exams and became a Registered Massage...

Olivia Saito RMT...

Olivia Saito RMT

A graduate of Sutherland Chan in 2000, Olivia has worked in a variety of settings including spas, wellness centres and alongside Chiropractors. ...

Stacey Arbour RMT...

Stacey Arbour RMT

Stacey Arbour became a Registered Massage Therapist after completing her studies at Kikkawa College in Toronto. She also holds a Specialized Honours...

David Ludwig RMT...

David Ludwig RMT

A graduate of the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, and Kikkawa College in Toronto. David is trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage,...

Sabrina Smith RMT...

Sabrina Smith RMT

Sabrina Smith RMT is a Kikkawa College graduate and is trained in Sports massage, Thai massage, NISA and Swedish Massage.  Sabrina’s training...

Malgorzata (Margare...

Malgorzata (Margaret) Foltyn RMT

After moving from Poland to Canada, Margaret was looking for a meaningful career that would encompass her interests in healthy living, meditation and...

Welcome to Basic Kneads

Our clinic is home to a balanced team of educated and skilled Registered Massage Therapists dedicated to your ultimate health. We strive to provide you with quality treatments and information uniquely designed for each person who enters our care. Our years of success are entirely based on our ability to listen to our clients, assess with integrity and utilize the most appropriate techniques for the situations and health conditions we are presented with. Basic Kneads was established in 1998.  We employ only Registered Massage Therapists who have successfully achieved accreditation and subsequent registration through the C.M.T.O. (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario  www.cmto.com)  RMT's work very well with both allopathic and alternative health care providers and we encourage you to let them know you are seeing us!


 

Top 10 Reasons To Get a Massage

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: November 13, 2010 in Blog
0 1. You have a headache 2. Sitting behind a computer is causing you a LOT of pain 3. Arthritis is making your body stiff and sore 4. Your sport of choice is PUNISHING! 5. Your boss is nagging you. 6. Your brain needs a break 7. You’re pregnant! (congrats!) 8. You just threw out your back! 9. You are STRESSED! 10. Because MASSAGE FEELS INCREDIBLE, is PROACTIVE and HEALTHY! With today’s hectic paced lifestyle, you are bound to experience a headache, a backache, a sore shoulder or any of a myriad of common complaints that throw off your stride! Getting a massage is a sure fire way to start to feel BETTER! TAKE THE TIME! You only have one body for life, and it’s a good idea to listen to it when it’s not running optimally....

Janet Dick RMT & Thermal Palms

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: November 09, 2010 in Slides
0 Janet is a Sutherland-Chan graduate who provides client-focused and caring therapeutic massage treatments based on her extensive training and clinical experience. Whether a person is healing from injury or looking for effective stress management Janet is adept at fine-tuning her techniques to best suit each individual clients needs. She strives to educate her clients on their path towards health and overall wellness with simple exercises and stretches that can be used to compliment the overall effects of massage. Janet is also a Thermal Palms® Practitioner. She is very enthusiastic about incorporating Thermal Palms® into treatments. They are specially crafted, soft hand-held heat cushions that are filled with oatmeal and water that has...

Tanya Sursug RMT

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: November 08, 2010 in Slides
0 Tanya Sursug is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. She completed her board exams and became a Registered Massage Therapist in July 2006. Since this time, she has worked for a fitness center, a naturopathic clinic, spa and rehabilitation clinic. She is known for her deep tissue, myofascial and musculature release techniques, as well as general therapeutic massage to release tension from the body. Tanya has always had a keen interest in health and fitness. Her knowledge in these areas is tapped into regularly as clients seek her advice on exercises, stress relieving techniques and post workout related injuries. Tanya wants to bring the benefits of massage into people’s lives and homes and educate them on...

Olivia Saito RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: March 02, 2010 in Slides
0 A graduate of Sutherland Chan in 2000, Olivia has worked in a variety of settings including spas, wellness centres and alongside Chiropractors.  Olivia has training in both “Eastern” and “Western” medicine making her approach quite unique.  Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu & Thai Massage are some of the courses she has taken through the years.  Capable of both light or deep massage depending on the purpose of  the treatment, Olivia is excellent at sourcing out the causes behind the pain, and is accurate with her treatment solutions.  She is planning on adding more hours to the schedule in the future. “I am very interested in both eastern and western theory & my massage style reflects that. I take the best of everything...

Stacey Arbour RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: July 12, 2008 in Slides
0 Stacey Arbour became a Registered Massage Therapist after completing her studies at Kikkawa College in Toronto. She also holds a Specialized Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, which she obtained from York University. As a health care practitioner, Stacey feels it’s imperative to stay current in order to provide her clients with the most up-to-date, personalized care, and she continues to regularly participate in workshops and courses that further broaden her knowledge base to ensure this. As a health and fitness advocate, Stacey adopts a holistic approach to health and wellness, and encourages her clients to do the same. With years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Stacey possesses an enriched, diverse...

David Ludwig RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: July 13, 2007 in Slides
0 A graduate of the Swedish Institute in Manhattan, and Kikkawa College in Toronto. David is trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Injury, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, and Relaxation Massage. He brings over 20 years of experience to the table. David’s extraordinary listening and intuition works in partnership with his clients, creating a treatment which serves each individual’s needs. Massage works in conjunction with many other modalities. It rejuvenates muscles between yoga sessions, cardio or work out sessions. It supports the regeneration of healthy soft tissue during healing from an injury. It brings fresh blood and nourishment to muscles that are stressed from...

Sabrina Smith RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: February 15, 2007 in Slides
0 Sabrina Smith RMT is a Kikkawa College graduate and is trained in Sports massage, Thai massage, NISA and Swedish Massage.  Sabrina’s training in Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment is a  technique that works directly on the fascia of the body.  NISA provides long lasting changes to chronic postural habits.  Sabrina does not practice Thai Massage at Basic Kneads, but instead incorporates some techniques into her Swedish routine. As former creator and owner of Beadology, Sabrina Smith has taught and facilitated instructors for over 10 years. In addition to running a successful business, Sabrina has been a guest on Home and Garden TV, Breakfast Television and a feature Artist for Canadian Living. Being active,...

Malgorzata (Margaret) Foltyn RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: February 14, 2007 in Slides
0 After moving from Poland to Canada, Margaret was looking for a meaningful career that would encompass her interests in healthy living, meditation and well being. It quickly became apparent, that becoming an RMT would fulfill those wishes completely. Margaret specializes in therapeutic deep tissue, Swedish and trigger point massage, with the intention of relieving muscular pain and dysfunction. She carefully plans out each massage in accordance with client needs and requests, personalizing the experience for every individual. She continues to educate herself to ensure she is current with the latest developments and techniques so she can provide the best results for what the body needs. In her spare time she enjoys taking yoga classes with...

Kristen Leone RMT

Posted by: KD Mack  Posted date: December 05, 2006 in Slides
0 Kristen is an honours and scholarship graduate from Kikkawa College. She practices Swedish massage which includes deep tissue and Myofascial release techniques as well as Lomi Lomi and hydrotherapy. When Kristen is not treating she is teaching yoga and QiGong which she implements in her remedial exercise plans. Having been an RMT since 2010, Kristen prides herself in individualized treatment plans and treatments specifically designed based on intake and assessments. In addition, she has received and studied massage techniques all over the world and blends these techniques into the flow of her...