our TEAM

All of our therapists are Registered Massage Therapists.  Many of us are trained in other modalities as well, and most of our services are covered by extended health care benefits.  

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Moni (monica) Durante

clinic Owner

Registered massage therapY

FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPY L1

doula/ LABOUR SUPPORt provider

Ayurvedic massage, reiki, chakra balancing

I am a graduate of Sutherland-Chan, and I've worked in health clinics (Advanced Therapeutics), hospitals, yoga studios, and luxury spas (Shangri-la Miraj Hammam Spa), giving me a solid foundation to treat all kinds of acute and chronic conditions, as well as give a very nourishing deep relaxation massage.  My most recent course was with DTS Fitness Education where I trained in Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1. 

After graduating from Sutherland-Chan in 2010,  I traveled to India for 6 months to study Yoga, Massage, & Ayurveda under the guidance of traditional Ayurvedic Doctors who taught the mechanics of how to achieve wellness within the mind, body, and spirit.

I am a Birth Doula & Labour Support Provider with a certificate from Trimesters.  As a Doula my goal is to assist women and their families in having the most incredible child-birthing experience possible.  I have taken online courses to become an AyurDoula, the term used for a Doula who uses Ayurvedic principles in prenatal and postpartum care for Mother and newborn.

I have spent many years in self-discovery practicing the art of Ecstatic Dance, Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and Shamanism from North and South America.  My openness to learn new things combined with my desire to help people live fulfilling lives has led me to opening Atinama, a massage clinic in the heart of Toronto, and where it is my honour to assist with your goals of well-being.


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matt (Matthew) Toth

registered massage therapY

Hot Stone Massage

Kinesio-taping

My treatments tend to be deep and slow, working within my clients' pain threshold to achieve a release of muscular tension and improved posture.  This client centered approach uses a variety of techniques including; Swedish/deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilizations, Post Isometric Release, Stretching,  Kinesio-taping and Hot Stones.  

I am graduate of Sutherland-Chan where I gained foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology.  I have seen patients from 6-96 yearsof age, from all walks of life; executives to yogis, expectant moms to performers, athletes to retirees.  I am confidant I can meet the client at their level and design a treatment plan appropriate for their goals.

In addition to My massage training I have taken courses in Energy Healing and Intuitive Development, and I believe in using an approach that balances scientific knowledge with an intuitive touch to create individual treatment plans for each of my clients.


REBECCA SPRINGETT

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

I believe strongly in a client-centered practice in which we collaborate to create the best treatment to suit your needs, whether it is to reduce pain, help regain mobility, or to encourage the relaxation of your body and mind.  My Sutherland-Chan education allowed me to treat high-risk pregnancy clients (Sunnybrook Hospital),  those who have experienced a stroke (Stroke Survivors Club).   I tailor treatments for those with chronic medical conditions, such as anxiety and depression.  Together we will work through every detail in your treatment plan to ensure a comfortable, nurturing environment that promotes healing.


renzo rodriguez

registered massage therapY

hot stone massage

I enjoy providing a deep tissue massage to relieve clients of their aches and pains, and I also recognize the health benefits from a gentle, stress reduction massage.  I have developed the ability to acutely listen what the client's body needs.

I received my training in Massage Therapy from Sutherland-Chan College, and I have extensive hands-on experience with pregnant clients, sport and injury related issues, stress reduction, and neurological disorders.  


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Jen stevenson

registered massage therapY

PRIVATE YOGA classeS

reiki / Womb Blessings

thai massagE

I approach massage and yoga the way I approach life—with a whole lot of presence and a holistic view, inquiring into the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical state of my clients and finding ways to connect them. 

Since graduating from Sutherland-Chan in 2011, my massage style has evolved into a unique blend of myofascial stretching and rhythmic techniques infused with energy & sound healing, breathwork, meditation, and gentle coaching where appropriate.  I have certifications in Thai massage (level 2) and Reiki (level 2), additional training in NISA, lymphatic drainage, breast massage, and extensive leadership and coaching training through organizations like Landmark Worldwide.

I felt called to teach yoga in 2014 after nearly a decade of personal practice.  For the last two years I have been involved in an intensive Warrior Training program (first as a student, now as an apprentice) which includes Shamanism, Ayurveda, Kung Fu, and Hatha Yoga with a focus on Yoga therapy.  I love seeing the transformation that happens when students look deep into themselves and draw out their strength and power.  I have learned through all this training that I am a sensitive and intuitive facilitator.  I love working with humans committed to their health and personal development and who want to live their full potential!


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Matteo (matthieu) Belisle

Registered Massage Therapy

Active Release Therapy

Neuro-functional Sports Performance

I truly love working with my patients and aim to provide a unique experience with each visit.

This passion of providing the benefits a person gains from receiving massage was passed on to me from my maternal grandmother. In 2008, I moved from Montréal to Toronto to study massage therapy at Kikkawa College. In parallel to massage therapy, I undertook the Active Release Therapy program and completed the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and Spine modules. Once I had my Registered Massage Therapy license in hand, I went to McMaster University to complete the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, as well as the Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Program.

It is a pleasure to join the Atinama massage therapy clinic and cannot wait to share my expertise with you. I am already looking forward to treating you. When can I see you?


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Adwoa Asare

Registered Massage Therapy

hot stone massage

Adwoa is a graduate from Everest College and is a licensed Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. A versatile massage therapist, Adwoa focuses on providing Swedish therapeutic massage, but she also has experience with advanced rehabilitation techniques such as myofascial release and trigger point therapy, postural training, as well as dynamic techniques in sports massage, proprioceptive facilitation, and more. From treating sports-related injuries to pediatrics and pre-and post-natal massage, Adwoa is a well-rounded massage therapist that is passionate in providing the most safe and effective treatment. Her main focus is on your goals and she aims to not only ensure a safe and comfortable treatment, but for you to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. During her free time, Adwoa likes to relax with a good book, explore nature or get a massage!


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Jessi (jessica) Leduc

Registered Massage Therapy

Thai Massage

hot stone massage

Private Yoga Classes

My path to becoming a massage therapist has not been linear, but has been a positive work in progress. After spending the entirety of my work life in the Hospitality Industry it became clear that it was not the path I wanted to stay on forever, despite valuable experiences it provided me. 

In 2008, I got my certification as a Hatha Yoga Instructor, and was bolstered by the positive impact I could have on others' lives. Ready to take the next step, I was certified in Thai Yoga Massage in 2012.  I then graduated from the massage therapy program at Trillium College was licensed by the CMTO in 2013. 

Going back to school kindled the fire of passion to become a lifelong learner, and I choose to share this passion with my clients by sharing more than compassionate, therapeutic touch, but also by providing the tools that they can use to empower their own health and wellness. 

My work with the students at Kikkawa College, and as a Thai Yoga Therapy Educator keeps me on my toes and makes sure I'm always approaching my own clients with the wide eyes of a novice to compliment my existing, ever expanding experience.


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Desiree Vivanco-Ducharme

Registered Massage Therapy

Doula/ Labour Support Provider

I’m passionate about helping people feel better in their bodies, not only through treatments, but also educating and empowering clients to practice self care. 

From a young age, I’ve been interested in the human body, its health, and the way it moves. This led me into dance lessons, studies in kinesiology, and eventually massage therapy. In 2011, I graduated from Sutherland-Chan and began practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist. 

My approach to massage therapy is rooted in awareness of the mind-body connection, often including elements of relaxation to help release tension.  This then allows me to more effectively treat specific areas that need attention, and my clients feel more present.

Some focus points in my practice are prenatal and postpartum massage, and massage for infants and children.  I am a doula, and use massage with a calm and grounding presence to support people during labour and birth.  I’m also interested in massage therapy for stress alleviation and relaxation, and regularly learn shiatsu techniques to blend into treatments. 


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KATIE (KATHERINE) MOORE

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

In a society where our lives are met with  stress at every step, we must place ourselves in the ideal position to thrive.  I firmly believe that a sound, healthy body is the foundation of vitality, and of a life well lived.  I treat others very much the way I approach my own body: with presence, wonder and respect.  As your practitioner, I will address and treat the needs of your overall system in a clinical and holistic manner.  This means that I will use a variety of techniques and approaches based on the way you show up that day, in both mind and body.  It is all connected, after all. 

The patient-practitioner relationship is highly valued in my practice.  I aim to relax, heal and strengthen all the while guiding you as the individual to understand more about your body and how to work towards optimal living and self-healing. 

As a graduate of Sutherland-Chan, I am well practiced in all areas of Swedish Technique and deep tissue work, with a particular focus in relaxation, myofascial work and visceral manipulation.


ben (benedict) San Juan

Registered Massage TherapY

KINESIO-TAPING / cupping

thai massage

"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."

Each person and their body is unique and I tailor my massage to reflect this; rather than rely on only one technique, my treatment methodology is multifaceted incorporating various skills and modalities.  I use effective and non-painful modalities such as Cupping, Thai Massage, Kinesio Taping, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) to help with musculoskeletal issues.  I also engage my patients and empower them by implementing the use of remedial exercise to optimize their body mechanics and correct inefficient movement patterns.  I believe the science and our knowledge of the human body is still changing and growing, therefore I try to keep current on relevant topics including pain science and sports injury prevention.


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Natalie Kelly

Registered Massage Therapy

My massage can be described as relaxation-based using calming Swedish techniques before going into the deeper tissues using trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations.  Making sure my clients are comfortable is my first priority.  I like to use hydrotherapy to aid my treatments whenever possible in order to assist deeper treatment or to soothe post treatment soreness. 

As a Sutherland-Chan graduate, my experience has been treating those with various health conditions including oedema, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, and anxiety.  My clinical experience includes working at Lyndhurst Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Centre, working with patients who have HIV, and at Princess Margaret Lodge massaging those with various forms of cancers.