THE TEAM

Stephen Beecroft, RMT

Limited Hours Available

 

Steve is a registered member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. As a sufferer of Fibromyalgia and Central Pain Syndrome, he has a vested interest in working with clients who are experiencing neuropathy (nerve pain) and chronic pain conditions. His treatment style focuses on long, flowing strokes that are a fusion of Swedish Massage, Facilitated Stretching and Lomi-Lomi inspired techniques applied with broad pressure tailored to your comfort level. His treatment approach tends to be very relaxing and calming with moderate pressure.

 

Steve has over twenty years of Martial Arts training experience through Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kickboxing. This athletic involvement has given him a deeper understanding of how the human body moves and what can be done to help keep it in peak functional condition. As more evidence shows that the pain-experience is entirely a product of the brain, Steve’s primary goal is to provide a treatment that relaxes the client’s mind as well as the body, in order to produce positive change and promote healing. 

Andrew D. Jones, RMT

No Lotion or Oil is Used Unless Requested

 

Andrew is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate from Medix College of Healthcare. He has been practicing since January of 2010, taking a particular interest in Pain Science. Being a scientific skeptic; he is constantly refining his approach by keeping current with the most recent scientific literature and research.

 

Over a decade of experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Weight Lifting gives him firsthand experience and insight with athletic training, injuries and rehabilitation. Andrew’s treatments use the theory and framework of Dermoneuromodulation; using various techniques such as gentle ‘fascial release’, joint mobilizations and stretching techniques. He has also worked extensively with patients experiencing chronic pain and tension headaches.

 

No lotion or oil is used during his treatments, there is much more traction between the therapist’s hands and the patient. Andrew has taken additional courses in fascial release techniques from various structural integrators such as Tom Myers and is currently acting as a teaching assistant to Walt Fritz PT – who teaches Myofascial Release from a modern scientific approach.

Serena Larson, RMT

Serena is a graduate of Lambton College’s Massage program with a focus on rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. Whether work, auto or sports related she is sure to help you improve your health. She has a special interest in TMJ Dysfunction and neck treatment. Her technique can be described as a mixture of therapeutic and sports massage. Most of her focus includes fascial and deep tissue techniques incorporated with therapeutic stretches to provide pain free range of motion.

 

Serena enjoys helping patients find a peaceful state of mind through relaxation, and can easily accommodate for client needs.

Mishqa Roberts RMT

Mishqa Roberts, RMT

Mishqa graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Fanshawe College and is an RMT in good standing with the CMTO as well as the RMTAO. She looks forward to continuously furthering her education within the profession. Mishqa has a background in dance which has helped her develop a unique understanding of the body and has aided her passion for treating through massage. She believes that whether it’s for treatment of a specific condition or just relaxation; massage is an important aspect of any health care plan.

 

Mishqa is additionally certified in Hot Stone Therapy. She is excited to join the massage now team and bring her values of exceptional client care and individualized treatment to the practice. 

Rebecca Friesen (Driedger), RMT

Rebecca graduated the Massage Therapy program at Medix College of Healthcare in 2014. She has experience working in a clinical setting which allowed her to treat a variety of conditions such as: whiplash, scoliosis, post surgery scar tissue, tendinitis and spinal disc injuries, to name a few. She has also worked in a Gym setting which gave her the opportunity to learn more about repetitive strain and acute injuries,  and how to effectively treat them. By working in a gym environment she also learned new variations of exercises to further speed up the healing process.

 

She focuses on deep tissue, therapeutic massage but is completely adaptable if you just want to relax and reduce stress. Rebecca believes in continuously educating the client while they progress so they achieve their particular health goals. She continues to study and learn new information as health discoveries are made daily.

Rachel Adkins RMT

Rachel Adkins, RMT

 

Rachel graduated from the advanced diploma program from Fanshawe College in 2016, and is a member in good standing with the CMTO and RMTAO. She has a great love for treating sports and athletic issues as she herself has played a variety of sports including soccer, rugby and basketball. She was also a member of the Fanshawe Varsity Basketball Team.

 

Rachel uses modalities such as Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and General Swedish Massage to help her clients improve function and get back to play; and will be pursuing more courses focused on athletic therapies including Sports massage, cupping and taping. She is capable of tailoring pressure to each client's preference but tends to use moderate to heavy pressure.

Rhonda Atkins-Poweska, RMT

Out of Town Therapist: Occasional Availability

 

Rhonda is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CMTO and has been practicing for over 15 years. She trained at the Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington Ontario and graduated with Honours in 2004. Rhonda lives in Hamilton Ontario where she has her primary practice, and occasionally brings her experience to the Massage Now Team.

 

Her approach to massage is based on the belief that the body-mind-spirit connection has a fundamental impact on one’s healing journey. She can alternate between light or deep pressure depending on the comfort level and goals of her clients.

Tammy-Lyn Yungblut, RMT

 

Tammy-Lyn graduated from the D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy here in London, Ontario in 2012. She is a registered member of the CMTO as well as the RMTAO. She is dedicated to providing a unique and personalized treatment for each client that enters the clinic. Using this approach, the client can feel safe and comfortable in receiving massage. Tammy feels that living with chronic migraine and chronic pain helps in her treatments since she can offer an insiders look in to pain and pain relief. She uses various techniques including deep tissue, swedish, and therapeutic massage, cupping, joint mobilization and stretching.

 

Tammy-Lyn believes therapeutic massage is an important part of preventative healthcare as well as rehabilitation. She is looking forward to helping clients achieve physical and personal well-being through massage therapy. Her philosophy of practice is ongoing education and lifelong learning for herself and her clients, to promote a healthy, pain-free lifestyle.

 

Outside of work Tammy-Lyn keeps busy singing with the London Chapter of Sweet Adelines International where she has been a member since 2002.