Maria Naccarato, B.Sc, RMT
Maria is a Registered Massage Therapist that graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH). Before entering massage therapy school, Maria completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Queens University. Throughout her studies, Maria always had a keen interest in anatomy and the human body. After completing her degree, Maria was introduced to the world of manual therapy and a new love quickly blossomed!
Maria’s interest and knowledge in human anatomy is what comes through to her clients during and after treatments. On her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with family, her husband and her dog, Aria! If you are looking for a compassionate and knowledgeable RMT, you are going to love Maria's high spirits!
Kaori Sugihara, RMT
After 10 years of working as a Spa Aesthetician in Tokyo and Toronto, Kaori has moved on to extend her massage career in the field of healthcare professionals and is now a Registered Massage Therapist. Kaori graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and gained additional training in perinatal massage from the certified Trimesters Program.
Combining both her experience and knowledge, she offers client-focused treatment plans. As a versatile Registered Massage Therapist, Kaori’s treatments can range from general stress reduction to chronic pain management. She incorporates a variety of techniques such as Swedish, myofascial, trigger point and joint mobilization in order to provide an effective yet relaxing treatment. She is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy and is excited to work with her next client!
Angela Molinari, BPh.E, RMT
Angela obtained her degree in Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto in 1994. She then worked in the healthcare field as a child life specialist, helping children and their families cope with illness and hospitalization. After many years in the hospital setting Angela decided it was time to “rewire”! Angela knew that she always wanted to remain in the healthcare field and chose to focus her talents on health and wellness.
Angela’s patience, compassion and clinical experience are what allow her to provide individual client-centred treatments. Angela divides her time between working at Steps 2 Better Health and managing online course development for massage therapists. When she is not working she enjoys cycling, reading and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Eszter Mucsi, RMT
Eszter graduated from Bryan College in 2021. Before completing their Massage Therapy training, Eszter studied Bioethics and Cognitive Science at the University of Toronto. Eszter has expansive and varied interests in health equity, disability justice and body positivity, and holistic wellness practices including reiki, plant medicines, and astrology.
As a Massage Therapist, Eszter’s goal is to support you in accessing an embodied experience of presence and ease, with treatments tailored to your specific needs. Eszter uses evidence-based techniques in their practice to achieve clinical outcomes and promote overall well-being.
Melanie Santos, RMT
Melanie received her Honours Diploma from Bryan College in 2021. An avid learner, she is certified in Reflexology and has studied the connection of chronic pain and fascia. Melanie is deeply interested in complementary therapies, especially essential oils and aromatherapy. She is also an animal lover, and hopes to offer canine and pet massage someday!
Melanie is passionate about providing the best possible experience for her clients through her gentle care and precise techniques. Melanie’s therapeutic philosophy echoes her lived experience with massage. Through relieving tension in the physical body, she helps her clients access rest, inner balance, and wellness.
Registered Physiotherapist BSc.H, MKin, MPT
Katherine grew up in Northern Ontario living an active and outdoor lifestyle. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honour’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Kinetics which she followed with a thesis based Master’s degree studying the effects of different exercise modalities in persons with Type 2 Diabetes. After her Master’s degree from the University of Ottawa, she went on to complete her professional Master’s in Physical Therapy (Physiotherapy) from the University of Western Ontario.
Katherine is an experienced Physiotherapist, published author, certified educator and a co-creator of Cognitive Augmented Mobility (a program created for persons with stroke living in the community).
Judy Grandison, Mobility Specialist, PTA
Judy is an aspiring Health and Wellness professional who holds a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education, a diploma in Massage Therapy and a Post-Graduate degree in Wellness Coaching with a focus on the management of chronic illness and life transitions.
In the future, Judy hopes to use this combination of training and experience to help people of various walks of life, live their fullest lives - regardless of circumstance or ability.
In her spare time, Judy is an avid volunteer with a summer camp for children living with Sickle Cell Disease, a chronic and life-threatening blood disorder.
Cheryl DeMesa, RMT, RYT
Cheryl is a recent graduate of Bryan College with an Honours diploma and a Special Populations certificate that acknowledges her work with complex pathologies and medical conditions. She brings a varied background to her wellbeing knowledge base that include over 10 years assisting adults in the movement and meditation practices of tai chi, qi gong, and yoga, and a certificate in nutrition coaching.
Cheryl’s massage therapy treatments focus on helping you achieve your wellness goals, such as deep relaxation, stress management, chronic pain relief, and rehabilitation. She treats with sensitivity and uses a variety of techniques including Swedish, trigger point therapy, deep fascial, and facilitated stretching. Cheryl is a keen learner and is excited to bring new treatment modalities to her clients such as Hot Stone Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Throughout treatment, she listens to you and your body and adapts to what is needed.
Christiano Fernandes, RMT
Christiano is an honours graduate of Bryan College and has always been intrigued by biology and mechanisms of life science.
He is passionate about working with people to make a positive difference in their lives. Christiano uses a diverse range of techniques tailored to the individual needs of the client. Some techniques include Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, joint mobilization, and trigger point therapy.
In his free time, he enjoys partaking in self-care activities, such as bike rides, nature trails, and has also started practicing yoga. Christiano is a keen learner, constantly seeking to incorporate new techniques into his practice to provide the best care for his clients.
Nirushan Guruparan, MScPT, BA(Hons), BSc(Hons)
Nirushan is a graduate from Queen’s University’s Physiotherapy program. His prior education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from York University. Through a decade of education, he can create a holistic picture of his clients and their conditions, which serve to guide the best treatment approach.
Having worked as a physiotherapist in British Columbia and Ontario, Nirushan has worked with various clients including individuals with orthopaedic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, athletic injuries, and post-operative (knees, hips, shoulders). His treatment style is a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription, with an emphasis in functional and athletic training/recovery. He has training and experience using joint mobilization techniques, Mackenzie techniques, taping, active tissue release, and dry needling.
Outside of the clinic, Nirushan is part of the Executive Committee for the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, where he hopes to use his training as a physiotherapist to help underserved communities. In his free time, Nirushan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching new TV shows, going to concerts, hiking, lifting weights, keeping up with basketball, soccer, and tennis news, and learning about fitness, nutrition, diet, and new exercises.