Registered Massage Therapist

Michelle Tomlin, B. Sc. MT
Registered Massage Therapist

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Guernsey in the UK, Michelle came to Canada in 1995 after completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Reading. In 1998, she retired from a long international swimming career that had included competing in three Commonwealth Games.

Her background in science and her athletic endeavours coupled with a desire to enter a profession dedicated to helping others achieve their own health goals, led her to the diploma program at the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Graduating in 2000, she worked at several different healthcare clinics in Toronto with a variety of patients presenting with a range of conditions including whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, sports related conditions and chronic pain.

In 2003, after several years of clinical practice and the experience she gained whilst travelling with athletes at sporting events across the country, Michelle became an educator at the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She is currently teaching and coordinating courses in pathology as well as instructing students in sports injury clinics, seniors’ outreaches and hydrotherapy classes. Michelle uses a variety of techniques to achieve specific treatment goals.

Maria Palchuk, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Maria is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic where she specialized in pregnancy massage, spinal cord injury rehabilitation and post surgical scar treatment.

Her therapy blends deep tissue and Swedish massage in conjunction with myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, joint mobilizations and manual lymph drainage.

Maria has experience treating a variety of conditions such as: carpal tunnel, strains and sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, tension and migraine headaches, TMJ dysfunction and of course stress management.

Her passions rest in assisting each individual’s needs in achieving an optimal lifestyle and savouring life in the great outdoors.

Wendy Penketh, RMT, MLD/CDT
Manual Lymphatic Drainage/Combined Decongestive Therapist

Wendy was first introduced to the healing benefits of massage therapy after experiencing side effects from successful breast cancer treatment. Inspired by this positive outcome, she became a massage therapist, graduating from Sutherland Chan School. She is certified as a Combined Decongestive Therapist through the Dr. Vodder School. Wendy has studied Cranial Sacral Therapy with Upledger International.  She now enjoys blending a variety of techniques to bring relief from discomfort and to foster relaxation.

By engaging in one-on-one partnerships with those seeking to meet their wellness goals, she helps to create realistic customized treatment plans. These plans are designed to bring an intentional awareness of what it means to live within your body and how your body interacts with your surrounding environment.  Encouragement to succeed is gained through practical rehabilitative processes incorporated into your daily activities.

As well as being a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, Wendy is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario, and is listed with the Vodder International website as a certified MLD/CDT practitioner:

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