Acupuncture, Tuina Massage, Moxabustion, Gua Sha & Cupping Therapy

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you! - A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic - We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time - Do not book an appointment if you ar... Read More

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures

For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you!

- A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic

- We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time

- Do not book an appointment if you are sick

- Hand hygiene must be performed upon entering and leaving the clinic. A cleaning station will be set up with sanitizer for your use

- Upon arrival kindly ring the doorbell, your therapist will greet you and take your temperature using a contactless thermometer

-Travel light! At this time our coat racks and clothing/bag hooks are out of service.

-Please bring Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Cash is no longer accepted

- A COVID-19 Pre Screening must be filled out prior to each visit. This survey will be emailed to you 24 hours before your appointment

About Acupuncture:
An ancient method of healing that uses individually packaged, sterilized, disposable needles. These extremely thin needles are positioned on specific acupoints to balance the flow of vital energy, Qi, in the body.

Acupuncture Therapists often use other methods to complement needle treatment. These may include tuina massage, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, or a heat treatment using a dried herb called "mugwort".

Acupuncture is an effective therapy for a wide variety of conditions including:

- Sciatica
- Headaches, migraines
- Asthma
- Chronic Fatigue
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- PMS
- And many other chronic conditions

Many extended health insurances cover acupuncture and acupuncture is now regulated in the province of Ontario.


Chinese Herbal Medicine

About Chinese Herbal Medicine: This modality is ideal for those moving from our herbal teaching clinic or for those who would like to try Chinese Herbs and are interested in learning more about their body’s condition from an Eastern therapeutic perspective. Our practitioners are dedicated and are specialized R.TCMP’s treating the conditions listed below; these conditions are particularly... Read More

About Chinese Herbal Medicine:

This modality is ideal for those moving from our herbal teaching clinic or for those who would like to try Chinese Herbs and are interested in learning more about their body’s condition from an Eastern therapeutic perspective.

Our practitioners are dedicated and are specialized R.TCMP’s treating the conditions listed below; these conditions are particularly amenable to herbal treatment. However, if you suffer from a condition not listed we encourage you to book an appointment as many other diseases are treatable with Chinese herbs.

• Headaches & migraines
• Neck, shoulder, back pain, sciatica
• Stress
• Fatigue
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Insomnia
• Neurological disorders, concussions
• Mental health: (anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD)
• Asthma, allergies, colds & flu
• Acne, eczema, psoriasis
• Weak immunity
• Menstrual disorders
• Peri-menopausal symptoms
• Infertility
• Digestive system disorders
• Autoimmune conditions & many more...


Massage Therapy

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you! - A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic - We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time - Do not book an appointment if you ar... Read More

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures

For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you!

- A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic

- We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time

- Do not book an appointment if you are sick

- Hand hygiene must be performed upon entering and leaving the clinic. A cleaning station will be set up with sanitizer for your use

- Upon arrival kindly ring the doorbell, your therapist will greet you and take your temperature using a contactless thermometer

-Travel light! At this time our coat racks and clothing/bag hooks are out of service.

-Please bring Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Cash is no longer accepted

- A COVID-19 Pre Screening must be filled out prior to each visit. This survey will be emailed to you 24 hours before your appointment

Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body through hands-on manual treatment, which is able to bring about changes in the body both physically and psychologically.

Through direct treatment, the massage therapist is able to ease symptoms by manipulation of the muscles, ligaments and joints, fascial restrictions, vascular and lymphatic systems in addition to the neurological system. The psychological response includes, an increased sense of well-being, as well as the relief of daily stressors.

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:
• Reducing pain
• Improving joint mobility
• Improving circulation
• Improving lymphatic drainage
• Reducing muscular tension

The results of stress and pain can be relieved or prevented through regular massage therapy treatment.

Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program.


Osteopathy

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you! - A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic - We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time - Do not book an appointment if you ar... Read More

A note on new Wellness Clinic Procedures

For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new wellness clinic procedures. Thank you!

- A mask must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic

- We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time

- Do not book an appointment if you are sick

- Hand hygiene must be performed upon entering and leaving the clinic. A cleaning station will be set up with sanitizer for your use

- Upon arrival kindly ring the doorbell, your therapist will greet you and take your temperature using a contactless thermometer

-Travel light! At this time our coat racks and clothing/bag hooks are out of service.

-Please bring Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Cash is no longer accepted

- A COVID-19 Pre Screening must be filled out prior to each visit. This survey will be emailed to you 24 hours before your appointment

During this follow up, you will be fully reassessed to measure your progress. Your therapist will then reorder or revise your herbal prescription accordingly and arrange to have it delivered; a delivery fee may apply. Please note, this service is available to returning clients only. Payment for the herbal appointment can be made via e-transfer to info@aim-academy.ca (no password required, but if your bank doesn't allow that, please send the password in a separate email). Payment for herbs can be arranged with your therapist."

Osteopathy follows these guiding principles:

• The body is seen as an integrated whole, each part affecting the other physically, mentally and spiritually.
• The structure and the function of the body parts are interrelated.
• The body has its own mechanisms to self-regulate, self-heal and self-maintain.

This may be facilitated by an osteopathic practitioner. Osteopathy is a gentle hands on therapy that works with techniques such as joint mobilizations, sustained touch, muscle energy (contract/relax), cranial sacral and visceral.

Treatments may be beneficial for:

• Shoulder, neck and low back pain
• Stress, anxiety and depression
• Headaches and migraines
• Osteoarthritis, joint pain
• Menstrual and menopausal concerns
• Respiratory conditions
• Gastrointestinal issues
• Neuropathies due to nerve entrapment (thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, sciatica)
• Pre and post – natal health


Therapeutic Yoga

Purpose: The human body is constantly in a state of healing itself. It is my profound belief that the body naturally wants to be healthy, and that having a regular practice of targeted self-care is essential in encouraging and maintaining the body in a balanced state of health and vitality. As each individual’s body is unique, and as the body itself is constantly in a state of change, many p... Read More

Purpose:
The human body is constantly in a state of healing itself. It is my profound belief that the body naturally wants to be healthy, and that having a regular practice of targeted self-care is essential in encouraging and maintaining the body in a balanced state of health and vitality. As each individual’s body is unique, and as the body itself is constantly in a state of change, many people find it difficult to determine the best possible path for their own self-care. It is my mission to share the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to accumulate over a lifetime of study with those who would like to develop better healthcare habits in order to increase their own wellbeing. I see myself as a resource and a guide; using yogic, physiological and ayurvedic models to work with clients to develop yoga- based practices which are designed specifically to suit their own physical, mental, behavioral, emotional and spiritual needs, and which they can easily fit within their own lifestyle parameters. A personal practice can be as little as 10 minutes per day, and can be developed according to the client’s needs over time and in accordance with the natural changes that life inevitably will bring.

What to expect:
If you can breathe, you can do yoga! Yogic practices can be especially beneficial in helping cope with mental and emotional stress, managing chronic pain issues and facilitating injury recovery. During your first 1 ½ hour private session, we will discuss your current needs, goals and lifestyle in order to determine key focuses. These may include anything from deepening a currently existing practice of postures and meditation, to simply learning fundamental breathing, mindfulness and movement techniques to incorporate during times of stress throughout the day. Whatever your current needs are, I will work with you to create an introductory practice that makes sense for your situation. This practice may include any or all of the following: physical postures or flow sequences, working with the breath, meditation and mindfulness techniques, and lifestyle adaptations. During your 1 hour follow-up appointments, we will re-assess to find what is working and what is not, and continue to refine and develop your practice until you are happy with the result. My recommendation is that we see each other for a minimum of three sessions in order to give you time to try out the prescribed practices and find what suits your current needs. After that, you should continue at whatever pace suits you. You can come back anytime you would like to boost your practice, and we can either further build upon your current plan or create a completely new one when you find that your needs have changed.

What to bring:
Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement and breathwork. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, you may prefer to bring your own yoga mat and blanket or towel. If you happen to own any yoga props, feel free to bring them as well. If you don’t own a mat or props, I will supply what I can at this time in accordance with the current health and sanitization protocols. Further to this, all clients will be required to wear a mask during our session, and I will be masked as well. I sometimes use touch as a guide for physical postures and breathwork, but am happy to offer touch-free services for those who prefer it.

What I am not:
I am not a medical doctor, nor am I a practitioner of the healing arts. I do not offer a diagnosis, nor do I give bodywork treatments. If you are suffering from an unknown condition, I encourage you to see someone who can help you determine what that condition is! However, if you do have a known condition and are already in the care of a healthcare and/ or bodywork practitioner who has recommended yoga to you as a means of bettering your health, then it would be my greatest pleasure to be of service.


Acupuncture Student Clinic

A note on new Student Clinic Procedures For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new student clinic procedures. Thank you! - A mask, giving by us, must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic and must cover your nose, mouth and chin - We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before thei... Read More

A note on new Student Clinic Procedures

For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new student clinic procedures. Thank you!

- A mask, giving by us, must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic and must cover your nose, mouth and chin

- We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time

- Do not book an appointment if you are sick

- Hand hygiene must be performed upon entering and leaving the clinic.

- A cleaning station will be set up with sanitizer for your use

- Upon arrival kindly ring the doorbell, your therapist will greet you and take your temperature using a contactless thermometer

- Please bring Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Cash is no longer accepted.

- A COVID-19 Pre Screening Survey will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to your appointment. This survey MUST be completed prior to your appointment otherwise your appointment will be cancelled.

- Stick out your tongue please! As part of diagnostic training students need to see your tongue. Since it's not currently safe to stick your tongue out while inside please take a photo of your tongue before you arrive so the students can view it.

WHAT IS STUDENT TEACHING CLINIC?

Treatments are offered throughout the year to the public (except for school holiday times) by our Diploma Program students and are supervised. These treatments have been used to help maintain good health, to prevent ill-health, and to treat a variety of conditions including headaches, neck and shoulder tension, insomnia, fatigue, digestive problems, constipation, and stress.

Patients are to bring or wear their own loose fitting clothing for treatments and should arrive a few minutes early.

ACUPUNCTURE STUDENT CLINIC INFORMATION

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Student Clinic

Students treating the Acupuncture student clinic have completed the theoretical portion of their training and have been working on one another in a clinic environment. At this time, students begin treating various clients and build upon their knowledge and experience by treating a variety of issues such as: lower back pain, stress, headaches/migraines, menopause, menstrual pain, digestion issues, constipation, insomnia and abdominal pain (just to name a few). Students work in groups of two or less and are closely supervised by highly trained professional instructors.

This clinic is ideal for those who would like to learning more about their body's condition from an eastern therapeutic perspective.

New clients are welcome!

Please arrive 5 minutes early and be sure to fill out our COVID-19 Pre Screening Survey which will be emailed to you 24 hours before your appointment.


Chinese Herbs with Acupuncture Student Clinic

Students treating in the Traditional Chinese Herbal Clinic have completed the theoretical portion of their training and have been working on one another in a clinic environment. At this time, students begin treating various clients and build upon their knowledge and experience by treating a variety of issues such as: Skin Diseases, Asthma, Allergies, Bladder & Yeast infections, Gynaecologica... Read More

Students treating in the Traditional Chinese Herbal Clinic have completed the theoretical portion of their training and have been working on one another in a clinic environment.

At this time, students begin treating various clients and build upon their knowledge and experience by treating a variety of issues such as: Skin Diseases, Asthma, Allergies, Bladder & Yeast infections, Gynaecological disorders, Inflammatory bowel disease, Cough, Infertility, Headaches & Migraines, Pain and more.

Students work in groups and are closely supervised by highly trained professional instructors.

This clinic is ideal for those who would like to try Chinese Herbs for the first time and are interested in learning more about their body's condition from an eastern therapeutic perspective.

We welcome anyone to book their initial appointment. However, follow up appointments will only be available to those who take herbs prescribed by our students.

In lieu of charging for these treatments we ask that clients bring in 2 non-perishable food items which will be donated to the FYFB.

Please consider the additional cost of herbs varying from $20 - $50 per week.

A note on Student Clinic Procedures

For the protection of our patients, students, instructors and staff we please ask that you follow these new student clinic procedures. Thank you!

- A mask, giving by us, must be worn by all clients visiting the clinic and must cover your nose, mouth and chin

- We encourage clients to come to their appointment alone and only 5 minutes before their start time

- Do not book an appointment if you are sick

- Hand hygiene must be performed upon entering and leaving the clinic.

- A cleaning station will be set up with sanitizer for your use

- Upon arrival kindly ring the doorbell, your therapist will greet you and take your temperature using a contactless thermometer

- Please bring Debit, Visa, or Mastercard. Cash is no longer accepted.

- A COVID-19 Pre Screening Survey will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to your appointment. This survey MUST be completed prior to your appointment otherwise your appointment will be cancelled.

- Stick out your tongue please! As part of diagnostic training students need to see your tongue. Since it's not currently safe to stick your tongue out while inside please take a photo of your tongue before you arrive so the students can view it.

As a former professional ballet and modern dancer, I have been blessed to experience the benefits of a deeply entrenched regular practice of body awareness and self-care throughout my adult life. I began studying and practicing Raja Yoga in 1984 as a means to increase mental focus, and discovered that with the use of breathwork and meditation I was not only able to enhance my overall dance performance technique, but also found myself better equipped to deal with the stresses which were naturally involved with being a professional performing artist, including the management of both chronic pain and performance anxiety. My interest in the healing properties manifested through the combination of breath, focus and movement and my endless fascination with the inner workings of the human body, mind and spirit have led me on a decades- long journey which has included the study and practice of multiple styles of yoga, dance, taiji, qigong, pilates and other therapeutic and physical fitness techniques. Recently, this journey has culminated in receiving my advanced teaching certification in Therapeutic Yoga, where I have been formally trained in the styles of Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yogas, as well as in working one-on-one to adapt therapeutic yoga practices for the individual.

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Lori Eisler (DOMP, RMT)

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Lori graduated from the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy as an osteopathic manual practitioner in 2016 and currently has a private practice in downtown Toronto. She’s a member of Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (DOMP) and a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMT). As a registered massage therapist and shiatsu therapist and instructor at AIM Academy (formerly The Shiatsu School of Canada) her practice reflects over 25 years of practice in these combined disciplines.

She became interested in Osteopathy because of its gentle yet effective approach to treatment. It includes a variety of techniques; myofascial, joint mobilization, sustained touch, contract/relax, cranial sacral and visceral. In a supportive and relaxing environment, She aims to work with clients to alleviate symptoms with manual therapy and movement education.

Osteopathy is beneficial for clients of all ages. Lori has a special interest in clients with chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, depression and pre/post-natal health. As a former professional dancer who continues to be involved in movement disciplines she has a special interest in exercise for rehabilitation. Yoga, pilates, strength training and can inform patients on meditation homecare strategies. Movement is important to facilitate and support the effectiveness of client treatment and recovery.

Lori has an ongoing interest in new research in neuroscience and pain. Recent findings show that the experience of pain is a result of complex interactions in the brain and nervous system that involve the biological, social and psychological aspects of a person called the biopsychosocial model. This understanding parallels her shiatsu training which looks at the interconnections of the mind and body from an Eastern perspective.

Languages Spoken: English

Lori Eisler (DOMP, RMT) Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Lori graduated from the Southern Ontari... Read More

Some people might think her first experience of acupuncture was in Japan, however, she learned everything here in Toronto. In 2013 she had a chance to attend a workshop about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The instructor, who was a TCM practitioner talked briefly about theory, the five elements, what foods to eat in the seasons, and what to prepare in order to prevent catching a cold. As she was a working mother of two daughters, preventing sickness was of great concern. She regularly attended TCM workshops and learned more about the foods for each season, how to self-care with moxibustion, and the introduction of tongue diagnosis. Five years later her curiosity led her to enter the Acupuncture and Integrative Academy Inc (AIM Academy) and she recently graduated from the Acupuncture Program in 2020.

She worked as a graphic designer in Tokyo and Toronto for 20 years and created maps, diagrams, brochures and other printed material for magazines, books, and condominium projects. Graphic design and acupuncture seem to be far apart, however, there is one thing in common. Both require balance. Through the acupuncture practice, her focus is to help the body to maintain a healthy balance.

Her curiosity continues as she is currently enrolled in the TCM Practitioner Program at AIM Academy, and studying Chinese herbs and is scheduled to complete this program in the summer of 2021.

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Roberto Iusso (R.Ac)

Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping, Moxibustion

Roberto is a Registered Acupuncturist and a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) teacher at AIM Academy in Toronto.

He has experience integrating different modalities, including TCM acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, Tuina, Shiatsu, and Korean Hand Therapy (KHT) in his treatment approaches with patients. He has a very strong passion for health and fitness, honed over many years of practicing various sports, meditation, and qigong.

But what he loves most is helping people feel better, become more positive, and lead a more vital life through the application of TCM treatments and lifestyle principles, or as he calls it, ‘realigning your Qi with Nature.’

He maintains a busy practice in Toronto and Mississauga treating numerous conditions including “Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation”. He can be reached at roberto.iusso@gmail.com

Languages spoken: English, Italian

Roberto Iusso (R.Ac) Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Tuina, Cupping, Moxibustion Roberto is ... Read More

Catherine is a Registered Acupuncturist, a graduate of the AIM Academy and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Having worked in healthcare as a Registered Nurse for over a decade, she realized it was important to not only treat the symptoms of various health issues, but to go to the cause of the imbalance.

In her quest to explore a more holistic and integrative approach to health, she discovered a passion for Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her own experience of the profound effects of acupuncture confirmed for her the effectiveness of this ancient medicine in treating different ailments, reducing pain, and restoring balance to physical, energetical and emotional health.

Catherine is appreciated for her calming, sensitive and empathetic approach with patients. She listens attentively and is deeply committed to helping people restore their health and improve their well-being through different modalities such as acupuncture, tuina, cupping and guasha.

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

Catherine is a Registered Acupuncturist, a graduate of the AIM Academy and holds a Bachelor’s deg... Read More

Priska Natterer, RMT

During the past 10 years, Priska has been involved in some form of manual therapy, be it, shiatsu, massage therapy or osteopathic manual practice. Her journey first started at the Shiatsu School of Canada, in 2006, now renamed the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy Inc. or AIM Academy. She is currently studying at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) in Toronto, and is in the process of completing her Thesis. To further her education and serve her clients better, Priska then decided to become a registered massage therapist and graduated from Kikkawa College in 2013.

With her extensive manual therapy background, Priska’s approach to treatment blends the modalities of Shiatsu, osteopathic manual therapy and Swedish massage. Her style is mostly deep tissue with focus on restoring function and mobility. Her techniques include relaxation, deep tissue, myofascial release, craniosacral and visceral manipulation. Her treatment philosophy comes from Osteopathy, which is based on the principles of understanding of the body as a functional unit, that the body knows how to self-regulate and the interrelationship between structure and function. In her spare time, she enjoys, gardening, cycling and riding her horse.

It is with this enthusiasm that Priska is thrilled to be included as part of the team at the Wellness Clinic at AIM Academy!

Priska Natterer, RMT During the past 10 years, Priska has been involved in some form of manual t... Read More

Etai is one of AIM’s primary instructors. His career in the healing arts started in massage therapy in 2005 which led him to branch out over the years into many other healing modalities including traditional Chinese acupuncture. He became a registered acupuncturist in 2014 and today uses a blend of modalities including traditional Chinese acupuncture, Qigong, fascial manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. His core belief as a therapist centers on finding a tailored approach for each individual to bring them back to a state of healthful balance.

Etai began his career as an educator in 2008, teaching western medical sciences and advanced manual skills in massage therapy programs. His passion for teaching grew from there and he is now dedicated to giving his students the best possible learning experience with a focus on student centred learning.

With a university background in biochemistry and psychology Etai is excited about deciphering the intricate world of integrated medicine and he is comfortable teaching in both western and eastern medicine environments.

He is currently teaching TCM Theory, Point Location, TCM Diagnosis, Treatment of Disease, and Biomedical Pharmacology. In his many years of teaching, Etai has honed his ability to explain complex TCM theories and lead with passion for helping set up future AIM alumni for success.

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Chinese Medicine, with its simplicity and common-sense approach, offers many ways to improve the health of both body and mind. Its teachings aligned with my experience as a professional dancer, where I became aware that the body works best, and could even change for the better, using balance and subtle directed energy. My father, a doctor, taught me that people’s bodies are always telling us something, and that I should be curious and observant. In 1978 I was introduced to the concept of Qi. It was through the study and practice of Tai Qi that I began a lifelong appreciation of the Eastern approach to the health of body/mind.

My formal training in Chinese Medicine began at AIM in 2015, and continued at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine, where I received my diploma in Acupuncture in 2018, and in Herbs in 2019. I am currently working to attain my Advanced TCMP diploma. I have been treating patients since 2016, in student clinics and privately, and have been prescribing herbs since 2019.

Treatments are beneficial for:

  • Muscular-skeletal pain, chronic and acute
  • Digestive concerns
  • Stress, anxiety, depression
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy
  • Chronic diseases
  • Women’s concerns, including menstrual and menopause

My emphasis is on herbal treatments; however, I like to combine many modalities. Collaborating with my patients, a healing plan evolves, including clinic treatments, which can include herbs, acupuncture, tuina, cupping, guasha or moxa, and home care, including diet, teas and Qi Gong exercises.

The goal is to address my patients’ health concerns by aligning treatment with their lifestyle, their time of life and the season of the year.

Languages spoken: English and French

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Jason Valdeavilla – Biography

Jason started his studies in acupuncture ten years ago as an acupuncture mentee. Embracing Traditional Chinese Medicine as a patient, it has inspired him to become a practitioner in the healing arts.

Jason also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. With a focus on Biological Science and Psychology. Combined with his training from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (AIM) Academy, this has rounded out Jason’s Western and Eastern training and sees the balance for optimal health and well being.

His approach to healing is a bring it back to the basics approach. He works one-on-one with patients to create custom treatment plans to restore health. Mental wellness, dermatology, and digestive health are among the many foci’ in Jason’s practice. As an instructor at AIM, Jason also supports the continued growth of Traditional Chinese Medicine, following in the footsteps of his mentors.

A Toronto native, you may also see Jason trotting around the city with a camera in his hand, living in a micro space, with 50+ plants.

Follow his journey at @acujayv or jay-v.com.

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Kobi with his extended educational and clinic experience specializes in a combination massage therapy of Shiatsu, Tuina, cupping and Thai Massage. He combines these traditional Eastern modalities with Western modalities such as Swedish techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial/ neuromuscular release, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilization, post isometric relaxation, cranio-sacral, Temporo-Mandibular Joint release and more.

With your input, his active listening and critical thinking abilities, he can help tailor your treatment plan, hands on pressure to your specific therapeutic needs. His main goal is to optimize your health and well being by engaging the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems through specific or full body therapeutic treatments with the aim to alleviating pain, stress and tension while restoring your balance of physical, mental and emotional levels. With his benevolent heart and mind you can trust your health and safety is in good hands.

Kobi is a graduate of Southerland Chan School of Massage Therapy since late 2015, a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). He has been practicing in good standing since 2016 and continues his learning endeavours. His past fracture injury to his knee took him through his own journey of restoring his health making him sensitive to the needs of mental and physical suffering, of injury and rehabilitation. He engaged with many great therapists’ workshops and continuing educational programs as he strived to learn what helped himself and others to restore optimal health. He is soon to be graduate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine- AIM (2021).

In his free time, Kobi loves nature, cycling, hiking, and reading. He practices Qi gong, Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Breathing daily. He likes to share his research, insights and self-care modalities to help his patients, friends, and family.

From the Collage of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO):

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.

Your Treatment

Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.

Your Massage Therapist must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully clothed, or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets. Your privacy will always be respected, and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time.

Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable.

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