Peter Johnston: Lead Therapist

Registered Massage Therapist, BPEH

With over a decade of competitive running under his belt, extensive weight training experience and a dedicated yoga practice, Peter has translated his thirst for personal improvement into a diverse and holistic approach to massage. He graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2005 carries a Kinesiology degree with high honours (BPEH) from the University of Toronto. Peter has worked with a variety of elite sports organizations including the Brooks Marathon project (the first professional team of marathoners in Canada) and Diving Plongeon Canada (Canada’s national sports diving team) as well as many elite athletes who compete at the amateur and professional level.  Peter specializes in the assessment and treatment of sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and chronic pain using a unique combination of:
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Release
  • Certified P.A.S.S Instruction
  • Functional Rehabilitation
  • Sports Massage
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy

Adrienne Recknagel, Registered Massage Therapist

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Elisa Chiovetti, Registered Massage Therapist

**NEW!  Elisa is now offering acupuncture. When booking an appointment, please add a note indicating that you would like acupuncture as well as the condition(s) you’re looking to treat.  For insurance purposes, receipts will be issued as massage therapy. **

Elisa graduated with honors from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2011 and completed her acupuncture certification from Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in 2018.  She believes strongly in the positive effects massage therapy can have on both the body and mind and the vital role it plays in enhancing the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Elisa takes a holistic approach to massage to gently guide clients through their healing process, whether they are suffering from day-to-day stress and tension or specific injuries or conditions. In addition to Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques, her treatments may include acupuncture, cupping, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, manual lymph drainage, passive stretching and/or reiki energy healing to meet each person’s unique needs. She is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their treatment goals while also finding a sense of well-being and balance. Elisa delights in exploring new corners of earth whenever possible and enjoys engaging in various forms of playful movement such as acro yoga, slacklining and aerial silks.

Our Team

Julia Balaisis, Ph.D. Psychotherapist

Julia brings 30 years of educational experience (with young people, adults and educators) to her psychotherapy practice. Julia understands how to facilitate learning, retention and personal growth. As an accomplished artist, writer, teacher and researcher, she applies rich skills and talents to the therapeutic process.

Having completed the four year psychotherapy training program at the Integral Healing Centre of Toronto she is adept at a great variety of therapeutic modalities. Client-based psychodynamic therapy, bio-energetics and integral healing training is infused with additional complimentary techniques such as Jungian Dream analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Practice and Communication Skills. Most recently, Julia is adding EMDR to her repertoire of practice.

Most importantly, Julia works to create a co-operative, empathic and trusting environment where clients can safely self-express in order to come to a more vibrant relationship with their true self.

April Boultbee, Registered Massage Therapist

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