Our Licensed & Registered Therapists

Sage Health and Wellness Clinic is proud to work with a talented group of practitioners. Each individual brings their own unique skills and interests for the greater good of our clientele.

MEET OUR TEAM (Click on the names below to view their profiles)

Alicia graduated from York University with a Bachelor in Health Science and went on to graduate from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. She has worked in Edmonton, Toronto and Australia in private practice and hospital settings. Her experience includes working in stroke rehabilitation, cardiorespiratory therapy, pelvic rehabilitation, palliative care, orthopedic surgeries and intensive care physiotherapy.

Alicia is a McKenzie Credentialled therapist and has training in Acupuncture, fitting compression hosiery, custom orthotics, soft tissue mobilization, Manual Therapy from the Orthopedic Division, Bobath rehabilitation, and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Alicia has a particular interest in Pelvic Rehabilitation and Persistent Pain.

AmiraAmira came to acupuncture through a lifelong love of nature and a desire to help people take control of their health. She holds a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she also taught and acted as a supervisor in the student clinic. Amira studied Zero Balancing bodywork with its creator, Dr. Fritz Smith, and is currently a certification candidate with the Zero Balancing Health Association. As well, Amira trained in facial rejuvenation acupuncture with Kate Kent at the Shiatsu School of Canada, and is certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an Acupuncture Detoxification specialist.

Amira works with each patient to create treatment plans that address underlying issues which give rise to diverse symptoms. She is particularly passionate about working with people dealing with stress, depression and anxiety. Using acupuncture, related manual therapies such as gua sha and cupping, and Zero Balancing, Amira helps you to build a stronger immune system, lessen pain in the body, and live with greater ease and balance in body and mind, allowing your body to better heal itself. She includes Chinese medical nutritional counselling and health coaching in every course of treatment.

The stresses of modern life can be counteracted by living mindfully and learning to care for yourself in a more effective way. If you have chronic stress, pain, or other issues you would like to explore, Amira offers a free 15 minute consultation.

Richard EichlerChagwang graduated from Kokoro Dojo’s Zen Shiatsu Diploma program in 2000 and participated in the continuing studies program until 2008. She supervised the student clinic, took part in the mentoring program and sat on the board of directors for the Canadian Practitioners Association of Chinese Medicine (CPAAM).

Chagwang completed a 2200 hour program for Swedish Massage Therapy in 2015 and now offers both Zen Shiatsu and RMT treatments as well as an integrative hybrid treatment that combines both modalities.

Chagwang has experience in treating low back pain, hip pain, menstrual issues, headaches and migraine, anxiety, insomnia and she has a growing interest in repetitive stain injuries. 

Robin-GuillenRobin is a French Osteopath graduated from ISOsteo Lyon, one of the oldest osteopathic school in France.

He has always been interested in studying health, and the holistic philosophy of Osteopathic Manual Therapy aligned with his idea of what healthcare should be like.

He gained an international osteopathic experience by working in France, Madagascar and Senegal in clinic but also as a volunteer which is very important for him.

Robin prides himself in taking the time to listen to his patients, physically assessing in order to understand their individual needs, and using all the treatment therapies at his disposal (visceral, craniosacral, muscular, structural, functional, strain-counterstrain, myofascial release, GOT).

Osteopathy is preventative as well as curative, it is suited to all age groups (neo-natal to senior, pregnant women, sports) and for general concerns like stress, sports injuries, head and digestive pain or paediatric trouble etc.

GayatriGayatri (Gaya) has worked extensively at clinics, hospitals and spas in downtown Toronto. She offers a balanced blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage, including deep tissue and myofascial release techniques, as well as cranial sacral therapy and Reiki. She specializes in low back pain, sacral iliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, knee pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, upper back pain, neck and shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, post injury/surgery, headaches, stress, depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Gaya uses rhythm and breath, presence and attention to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (rest, digest and heal mode) where deep relaxation, healing and rejuvenation take place. She recommends exercises, stretches and new patterns in movement to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by muscular and nerve conditions.

Gaya is passionate about healing on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Her areas of study include: Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic – RMT 2006, Cranial Sacral Therapy – Robert Harris, Shiatsu, Reconnective Therapy, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi, Indian Head Massage, Herbalism, Shamanic Studies, Equine Massage, as well as Tai Chi and dance.

Member of the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) and the RMTAO (Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario)

JessiMy 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.

JillianJill graduated from Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic in 2010 and has since worked professionally in both spa and clinical settings. She has a strong interest in the connection between emotional and physical health and the effects of long-term stress on the body. She believes that relaxation is key to allowing the body to heal itself and aims to ensure a balance between relaxation and treatment in each of her massages.

Using a combination of Swedish Massage Techniques, Hydrotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, and Joint Mobilizations, Jill treats a variety of conditions from repetitive strain injuries, tension headaches, depression and anxiety, neck, shoulder and low back pain to pregnancy related discomforts. She strives to help clients achieve their healthcare goals by providing self-care tips and exercises to continue the healing process at home.

Jill is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is a professional member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

John LeungJohn has been a passionate and enthusiastic massage therapist since 1998. He is a member of CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) and also a member of CAMA (Canadian Academy of Medical Acupuncture).

Since graduating from Sutherland-Chan Massage School, he has added many tools to help his varied clients’ needs. Medical acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) training at McMaster University has added another level of being able to help clients.

John integrates acupuncture with his massage treatment. Additional courses taken: osteopathic, including myofascial and spinal rehabilitation stretching (ELDOA – Guy Voyer D.O.), deep tissue/Trigger point therapies and Rolfing techniques.

John is very knowledgeable regarding the human body and how it functions. He specializes in sports injuries, work related problems; Tennis elbow, Carpal tunnel, low back/Sciatica pain, Head aches as well as many other issues. John has written various health related articles for “Asian Wave” magazine on such topics as: Ergonomics in the workplace and Low back pain caused by sleeping and sitting improperly.

John’s philosophy is that you are your own best help at being aware of what is occurring with your body. Give it what it needs to keep it in optimum condition. Within his practice, his goal is to initially help eliminate or decrease pain and restore normal function with massage and acupuncture if required. Educating the client on what caused the issue and by changing the bad habit, you decrease or eliminate the cause. Rebalancing the body is then achieved with massage/acupuncture treatments combined with stretching and strengthening exercises. Exercises are performed and instructed during a session and given as self-help homework. Through all this, you will become more aware of your own body and how it is functioning. With the exercises learned/demonstrated by John, you can help your body daily. Eventually, you will only require regular maintenance massage tune-ups and added homework if needed.

If you want to be actively involved with achieving and maintaining a strong and healthy body, John’s integrated method may be your answer. He can help and guide you to achieve that healthier happier body.

John’s interests and loves include: being able to help his clients achieve and maintain a healthy and pain free body, his family, photography, camping, windsurfing, skiing/snowboarding, his tiny crammed garden and enjoying life to the fullest.

Kathleen graduated with honours from the Massage Therapy program at Georgian College in 2014. She has since worked in spa and clinical settings, giving her the ability to integrate relaxation and therapeutic techniques into a well-rounded treatment for her clients.

Kathleen performs a massage treatment with the whole body in mind, taking into account how different parts of the body work together and compensate for one another when injured. Her additional training in Cranial-Sacral therapy and fine-tuned sense of touch developed from a lifelong visual impairment give her a unique and intuitive understanding of the body.

Kathleen specializes in treating postural imbalances, headaches, upper back strain from desk work, carpal tunnel and tennis elbow syndromes, IT band contracture, and repetitive strain from running, cycling, resistance training and other athletic activities.

Kathleen plans to pursue the study of Osteopathy in the near future.

Miena NakamuraMiena graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2013 with an additional hospital specialization certificate.

Miena is constantly striving to expand her knowledge of the human body and learn additional techniques and modalities to use in her treatments.

Miena treats clients for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as postural imbalances, repetitive strain injuries, compression syndromes, vertebral disc injuries, and headaches.

She tailors each treatment plan to match the client’s needs and goals including relaxation, deep tissue work, pre-natal massage, lymphatic drainage, and sports massage.

Miena grew up in Caledon, Ontario and previously spent nineteen years training as a classical pianist.

Pierre graduated from the IFOGA in Avignon, France. He is trained in structural, functional, visceral, craniosacral, Jones (Strain-Counterstrain), Mitchell (muscular), GOT and pediatric Osteopathic treatments. He was also selected as part of the medical team for the motorcycle and ATV rally race “Raid Passion Désert – Morocco” in 2014.

Pierre was always convinced of the mind-body-spirit relationship, and began his studies focusing on both physiotherapy and psychology. He began to understand the importance of the holistic approach to illness and disease. He discovered Osteopathy by attending a consultation, and it was a revelation!

The overall management of patients as people, not symptoms – listening, caring, the proximity of the therapist, the self-healing concept and the potential of the practiced-hand – persuaded him to dedicate himself exclusively to the study of Osteopathy.

With Pierre, you will share the diagnosis and his comprehension of your body messages, allowing him to come up with the adequate and treatment that will free you from pain, which has disabled you from optimizing your well-being.

People seek osteopathic treatment for more than just back pain, some of which includes General concerns, Perinatal and Pediatric pain, Head ,Visceral and Digestive trouble etc.

Rachel graduated from the massage program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology in 2014. Since then she has worked in both spa and clinical settings and is interested in both rehabilitation and relaxation massages. She has previously focused on clients who need rehabilitative therapies after motor vehicle accidents.

Techniques at Rachel’s disposal include: Swedish massage, relaxation massage, deep tissue therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage and cranial sacral therapy.

She has been studying cranial sacral therapy and has an interest in aromatherapy treatments and continued study in the anatomy of the human body.

She believes in the importance of making sure every treatment is tailored to the clients specific needs and will work carefully with the client to obtain the correct treatment plan for optimal pain relief.

Richard EichlerRichard graduated from Centennial College Massage Therapy Program in 2007. During this three year program Richard learned advanced massage techniques; focusing on relief of various conditions including:

– Muscle strain & sciatica
– Frozen shoulder
– Constant headache from minor tension
– Relief from numbness and tingling sensations

Richard is passionate about massage therapy and making people feel better. Regardless of the individual he’s treating Richard enjoys using his skills to help his patients achieve their wellness goals.

Ronnie MahbubSimply known as “Ronnie” by friends, family and here at Sage Health & Wellness, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise in soft tissue rehabilitation for our benefit.

Ronnie graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2005 with specialization in sports and corporate ergonomic injury. In 2007 he completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University combining the philosophy of the Far East with the evidence based research of Western Medicine.

In 2013, Ronnie completed a bachelor of Kinesiology degree at the University of Toronto, which is the study of human body mechanics.

Practicing Acupuncture Ronnie has achieved consistent positive results with
– Cervical spine issues causing headaches/migraines
– Nerve entrapment issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatic pain
– Circulatory issues including high/low blood pressure and oedema (swelling)
– Systemic Regulation / hormonal imbalances leading to menstrual dysfunction or disturbed sleep patterns
– Cognitive & emotional issues such as mental clarity, concentration, anxiety and depression
– Compromised immune function due to bacterial or viral infections
– Pain management conditions such as rheumatoid/osteoarthritis, herniated spinal discs & fibromyalgia

Specialized tools in Ronnie’s tool kit
– Acu – Pressure / Puncture
– Joint – Play / Mobilization
– Myofascial Release
– Reflexology (Hands, Feet & Ears)
– Physical exercise assessment and prescription
– Buddhist meditative practices (including relaxation meditation and insight meditation)

Ronnie believes
– Client Centered Care and Clinical Effectiveness are Paramount
– In Strategic use of benefits by scheduling treatments equally throughout the year
– Comprehensively treating all anatomical structures involved in rehabilitation
– In facilitating muscle recovery between work outs & everyday use
– Discovering unbalanced muscle groups hindering performance progress
– “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”
– In a Holistic Approach to the Body, Mind & Spirit
– The most Sacred Temple in the Universe is the Body
– Balance, Variety & Moderation in all things
– A Regular Exercise Program & Balanced Diet = Good Health
– A Regular Exercise Program & Balanced Diet + Clinical Massage = Optimum Health

Sheri FogartySheri is an energy healer who has worked for over 20 years with individuals committed to healing their emotional pain and creating happiness in their lives.

Sheri began her own healing journey at a young age which was motivated by a deep desire for happiness. This path led her into the world of natural healing and meditation. She was one of the first Reiki students in Canada and contributes her experiential learning of Reiki and energy healing to her ability to work effectively with others in healing on a soul level. She studied Shiatsu with Tetsuro Saito who introduced Shiatsu to Canada. Shiatsu provided Sheri with a deeper understanding of Ki energy and the importance of energy being able to flow within the body.

Healing the emotional body:

The emotional body contributes greatly to our level of happiness and health. The emotional body holds memories, negative and positive, and influences how we experience the world, how we react to situations and how happy we are. Eckhart Tolle refers to the negative experiences we hold in our energy body as the ‘emotional pain body’. To experience happiness, which is our natural state, we must clear the emotional blocks to allow the Ki energy to flow, opening our chakras and raising our vibration which results in better health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Reiki Chakra Therapy:

Reiki Chakra Therapy is a unique healing session created by Sheri which combines the elements of Reiki, Chakra Balancing and talk therapy. During the healing sessions Reiki energy (spiritual healing energy) enters the energy body through the chakras bringing a high vibration of love and light to the person receiving the healing. Reiki is a gentle but powerful healing energy. Sounding which helps to release the energy block and crystals which emit a natural healing energy are used to help raise the vibration of the energy body.

Professional Qualifications:
• Certified Reiki Master and Licensed Holistic Practitioner
• Certified Wellness Counsellor & Mentor, Hawaii Wellness Institute
• Certified Contemplative End of Life, Naropa University, Rigpa
• Certified in Psycho Dynamic Studies, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy
• Certified Advanced Shiatsu Therapy, Shiatsu Centre, Toronto, Canada
• Certified Aromatherapist, Prima Vera School of Aromatherapy
• Licensed CARE Wellness Coach
• Member of the Japanese Shiatsu & Holistic Medicine Society of Canada

In addition to her private practice Sheri consults to Roots of Empathy, a Canadian Charity, in their global expansion of empathy based programs. Sheri is one of the first CARE Wellness Coaches in Canada providing workshops to corporations on creating empathy in the work place. Sheri has travelled extensively working with individuals and teaches Reiki, Meditation and Aromatherapy. Sheri has volunteered at Sick Kids Hospital working with children with cancer.

Sage Health & Wellness Clinic
12 Irwin Avenue – Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4Y 1K9

Directions: Map

Tel: 416.926.8794
Email: sage@sagehealthandwellness.com

Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sage Health & Wellness Clinic
12 Irwin Avenue – Suite 200
Toronto, ON M4Y 1K9

Directions: Map

Tel(Tap to Call): 416.926.8794
Email: sage@sagehealthandwellness.com

Clinic Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm