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...

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,...

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...

Louis Bautista RMT ...

Louis Bautista RMT & DOMP

Louis Bautista is a Registered Massage Therapist, certified Medical Acupuncturist and DOMP (Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Practitioner (DOMP)...

Renata Rychlewski R...

Renata Rychlewski RMT

Renata Rychlewski has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1999 and is a Registered and active member of the CMTO.  Renata’s approach is to...

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!


 

Leanne Adam RMT – Clinic Director

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: November 01, 2014 in Slides
0 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 decisions she would ever make. A decision that would not only be an endless source of personal gratification, but more importantly, a decision that would give her the opportunity to use her hands to make a difference. “Touch is incredibly healing, a wonderfully natural way to fight pain, stress, illness and disease.” Working primarily with other health professionals for the first 5 years of her career, Leanne marveled at the body’s incredible ability to recover from stress and injury without the use of drugs or surgery. As with any profession, experience leads to an accumulation of...

Massage your Anxiety Away!

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: July 07, 2011 in Blog
0 There are many types of anxiety disorders, including (but not limited to): Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and phobias. When you experience anxiety, your body produces a lot of the stress hormone “cortisol“. Science has proven Massage LOWERS cortisol levels!. It also gets rid of the muscle tension caused by anxiety disorders. In 1996 the Touch Research Institute did a study with 26 adults. For the study half the adults were given chair massages 2 x week for 15 minutes and the control group sat in a massage chair but didn’t receive a massage 2 x week for 15 minutes. (You have to feel sorry for the poor control group!) Before and...

A Session of Massage Keeps the Doctor Away!

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: April 20, 2011 in Blog
0 A recent study, reported on in the New York Times, determined that a single session of Swedish massage produces beneficial biologic effects on neuroendocrine and immune function in healthy adults. The study, published in the September 2010 issue of theJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, evaluated 53 medically and psychiatrically healthy adults, aged 18-45 years old. These participants were given 45 minutes of Swedish massage therapy versus a light touch control treatment. After just one session of Swedish massage therapy, adults experienced an increase in circulation of lymphocytes (improving the immune system) and a decrease in cortisol (aka the stress hormone), arginine-vasopressin (a hormone stimulating cortisol levels),...

DOWNLOAD CASE HISTORY

Posted by: LMacRae  Posted date: December 03, 2010 in Blog
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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...

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...

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...