Founder and Clinic Director, Anatomica
Alycia’s childhood interest in drawing and painting sparked a lifelong passion for health sciences when she discovered a copy of Gray’s Anatomy. Fascinated by the anatomical drawings, Alycia knew she wanted to learn more about the human body. As an art student, she continued to study the human form her work was influenced by her knowledge of anatomy and love of movement. Her appreciation for the physical self and innate love of science brought her to Sutherland Chan to study massage therapy in 2005. As a Regsistered Massage Therapist with an artists’ eye, Alycia looks at shape, shadow and movement in her clients, having the ability to visually discern even the slightest change in texture, angulation, shape and position of her clients’ bodies. She incorporates Dynamic Muscle Release, joint mobilizations, muscle energy & manual osteopathic techniques into her Swedish massage therapy treatments, and is skilled at orthopaedic assessment, remedial & conditioning exercise physiology, and deep tissue massage.
Melanie has been a Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto in 2009. She developed an interest in alternative therapies years prior and has since had various degrees of study in Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and Thai Yoga Massage, of which she is a certified practitioner. Through many hours of study and practice of Thai Yoga Massage she acquired recognition as a Natural Health Practitioner. She loves to travel and while abroad has studied and continues to study to grow both personally and professionally. Melanie practices Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Thai Yoga Massage.
Emily-Kate (Kate) Hunter, RMT
With a background in mental health, midwifery, and community work, Emily-Kate Hunter became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2005, grraduating with honours from ICT Kikkawa College, right here in the neighbourhood.
Kate plans each massage to best meet your goals and expects that all treatments can be quiet, comfortable, and bring you sense of relief. Kate has extended skills in treating pregnant people and in Yoga Therapy (using yoga for healing and strengthening), and has focused continuing education on providing sensitive and culturally competent care to Indigenous people, LGBTQ2S identified people, and HIV positive people in the community.
When not at Anatomica, Kate can be found down the street managing the Midwives Collective of Toronto (since 2005), or cycling and walking this beautiful city, and the paddling the waterways of Ontario. Kate is a long-time Parkdale resident and heavy podcast listener.
Inna is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She offers treatments ranging from relaxing Swedish massage and aromatherapy to deeper restorative muscular work such as deep tissue, trigger point and myofascial therapy necessary to decrease tension and pain. Earning her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto, graduating with Honours from ICT Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy, and being a fitness instructor gives her a unique opportunity to understand body mechanics and the natural way of healing which she applies in her treatment approach. She works with a wide array of clients, such as those with sport injuries, pregnancies, palliative care, and many more. Her treatment approach is to develop an individualized treatment plan with a combination of massage therapy and home self-care.
Inna strongly believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time, skills, and expertise on the Registered Massage Therapists team at the annual Bike 4 Life Rally. This fundraising annual event involves where over 300 cyclists cycling from Toronto to Montreal in efforts to raise funds for PWA (People With Aids), an organization which plays an integral role in helping people with AIDS live productive and fulfilling lives. This experience is not only rewarding, but gives her a great opportunity to work with different sport related injuries and their manifestations. Whether it is reducing daily stress or rehabilitative care, her drive to educate and enhance the healthy lifestyle of her clients is the motivation for her as a massage therapist. Inna is passionate about what she does and feels honoured about being given an opportunity to contribute to the health and healing of others.
Janet Alilovic is a Registered Massage Therapist who has been actively providing clinically oriented treatment for over 14 years in Ontario and abroad. She is committed to continuous development and education with focus on assessment, postural balancing, TMJ (jaw) massage and Trigger Point therapy. An enthusiastic hiker, she believes in promoting the benefits of everyday wellness habits – her volunteer work focuses on postural seminars for youth and wellness in the arts. Janet graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto in 2001, and her enthusiasm for continuing education lead her to enroll in Osteopathy college where she currently studies and enjoys developing her practical skills.
Paul (Pawel) Dziegielewski RMT
Paul obtained his massage therapy diploma through the Canadian College of Massage in 2011 where he now teaches assessments to future therapists. Prior to massage, he completed the Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program at George Brown College. With an initial assessment, Paul works to identify clients’ postural and movement limitations in order to bring down discomfort and improve function – this allows him to tailor treatments from soothing Swedish techniques to more advanced techniques that target tight muscles and restricted joints and fascia.
Amir Salkic, RMT
Amir graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2004. Since then he gained experience working in multiple clinical settings which helped him develop the skills to treat variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions/conditions such as but not limited to, low back pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains and strains, disc degenerative disease and herniations, arthritis, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, headaches, migraines, shin splints and sciatica. In order to restore the body’s optimal health he focuses his work on finding and treating the root of the problem rather than the symptoms alone.
During treatments Amir can utilize various techniques such as but not limited to Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Advanced Myofascial Release, Visceral, Strain Counter Strain, Muscle Energy Technique, Joint Mobilizations and Cranial Sacral. Over the years Amir has pursued multiple post graduate courses to further develop his skills as a therapist. His growing passion and enthusiasm for the alternative care has lead him to pursue further studies in the field of Osteopathy. Currently he is a D.O.M.P. candidate after completing the 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Amir integrates his skills and knowledge to better serve your therapeutic needs by providing you with safer and more effective treatments. In doing this he is able to deliver the best therapeutic massage therapy to better aid patients through their journey to recovery, stress management and wellness. In his spare time Amir enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and leading a healthy lifestyle by exercise and engaging in various sports. He believes a healthy life consists of gaining control over a positive outlook on life and also discovering as well as maintaining the right balance.
Sasha Markunina, RMT
Sasha graduated with honors from Bryan College. Her knowledge and experience in massage therapy focuses on deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release in addition to having high proficiency in Swedish, relaxation, infant, pregnancy, and sport injury modalities. She is passionate about finding the most effective treatment plan to bring the best possible relief and results to her clients.
Sasha believes that proper assessment leads to the best results in a massage treatment. She always educates her clients on how to take care of their bodies for better overall health and well-being. Sasha is always looking for new techniques to add to her practice. She is fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Joel Couture, RMT
Having graduated from the health and fitness program in 2005, Joel has a background in personal training, specializing in working with athletes. Since becoming an RMT in 2014, Joel has practiced in a variety of clinical settings, giving him insight and the necessary tools needed to help a wide range of clients. Combining his knowledge and experience in training and Massage Therapy, Joel has created his own unique style. His treatments are centered around collaborating with clients in developing goal oriented, individualized treatment plans, that are aimed at maximizing results.
Julie Krize, M.OMSc
Julie is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Art Historian, and through a weaving of these global experiences Julie because interested in the artful mechanics of the human form, and the body’s self-healing mechanism. Along her own journey towards health, Julie sought out conventional therapies and had no lasting results. Her own experience of an osteopathic practitioner was fascinating, balanced and effective, and inspired her to pursue her education in Osteopathy.
Julie continues to study functional anatomy, physiology and body mechanics to provide highly personalized care for each individual she treats. Her interests beyond her osteopathic practice include zen based meditation practices, awareness around mental health, and living a socially active and engaged life.
Annette Lambert, R.Ac
Annette Lambert is a Registered Acupuncturist and a Field Biologist. She graduated with High Honors from the Shiatsu School of Canada’s Acupuncture Institute in 2014. She is registered with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) and is a member of Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario (TCMO). She holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Cincinnati and has been conducting studies of North American fauna and flora since 1997; this work continues to push her to build upon her listening and visual discernment skills. In 20001, Annette earned a 600 hour Diploma in Zen Shiatsu from the Kokoro Dojo in Toronto. She also holds certificates in Reiki Level 1(2004) and Level 2 (2005). Annette desires to add Japanese Acupuncture and QiGong Instruction to her practitioner’s tool box.
Annette grounds her practice in the principle that diagnosis and treatment are inseparable. For her, the keystones of treatment are to gently establish a connection with the patient, to be fully present throughout each treatment, and to maintain communication. Annette incorporates acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, TCM nutritional advice and lifestyle awareness, Tui Na, Reiki,and Zen Shiatsu into treatments tailored to the individual. She will also likely encourage you to get outside and notice the natural world around you.
Dr. Ali Manavi, BSc (Hons.), DC
Dr. Manavi is a compassionate and dedicated chiropractor that employs an evidence-based approach to patient care. His goal is to guide his patients to whole-body wellness and to provide them with the necessary tools to achieve and maintain optimal health and high quality of life. Dr. Manavi is a movement specialist who uses functional assessments to exploit unhealthy movement patterns that lead to chronic and recurring injuries. He focuses on patient education and active rehabilitation to restore healthy movement through targeted exercise. He uses a variety of manual techniques including but not limited to spinal and extremity adjustments, mobilizations, and soft-tissue therapies.
Dr. Manavi is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He also holds an Honours degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. He is a chiropractor in good standing with the Canadian and Ontario Chiropractic Associations. Growing up in Toronto, Dr. Manavi played competitive soccer from a very young age. It is there that he developed a passion for the human body, physical and mental fitness and rehabilitation. His desire to be a skillful and effective manual practitioner grew throughout his post-graduate education where he learned the ways in which he could improve the lives of the many people troubled with physical injuries.
Dr. Manavi is committed to staying current with research and literature to provide the best available care for his patients. When he is not working, Dr. Manavi enjoys playing soccer, running, hiking, camping and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Tracy Debi, BSc (Hons.), DC
Dr. Tracy Debi is a registered Chiropractor and avid learner, who graduated from New York Chiropractic College and has completed a number of certifications including Neurofunctional Acupuncture, ART, Selected Functional Movement Assessment, Clinical Neurodynamic Solutions and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization. She is certified in Webster Technique – a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and adjustment focused to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation and SI joint dysfunction.
Adam McLaughlin, CAT
Adam became a Certified Athletic Therapist in 2015 after pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Human Kinetics from Laurentian University and further continuing his formal education at Sheridan College graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy. As an Athletic Therapist, Adam specializes in the assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries applied through a sports medicine model using manual techniques and therapeutic exercise prescription. He believes that communication and patient education are the foundations for an effective rehabilitation program and has found a way to apply his expertise to clientele ranging from the general population to elite athletes.
Adam believes in a multidisciplinary approach to recovery, drawing inspiration and knowledge from fellow health practitioners and always strives to grow by learning new and effective means to better treat his patients, which is evident in the upcoming pursuit of his RMT license in the Fall of 2018 on a part-time basis
Christie Gray, RYT
Christie has been practicing yoga since 2003, and graduated from Karma Teachers RYTT in 2016. She specializes in Restorative and Yin classes, incorporating meditation, breath work and therapeutic movement to each session. Christie is committed to teaching yoga as a therapeutic model with the intent to provide a wide range of physical and psychological benefits.
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