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Metta Massage + Wellness (est. 2019) is a boutique massage therapy clinic set within a gorgeous landmark building in the Upper Beaches neighbourhood in Toronto. It is here you will find a kind practitioner, in a calm and peaceful space that nurtures wellbeing of mind, body and spirit.
JENNIFER LUPTON-KELLY, OWNER AND RMT
Jennifer began her career as a Registered Massage Therapist in 2001 after graduating from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy. Building on her psychology and counselling background, her vision was to combine her skills and experience to provide a truly holistic wellness experience for her clients.
In 20 years of practice, Jennifer has acquired thousands of hours of clinical, hands-on experience and industry insight. In her commitment and passion as a practitioner, she has augmented her techniques and knowledge by studying other modalities - yoga and meditation, prenatal and Thai massage, aromatherapy, Reiki, acupressure and shiatsu.
This blend of modalities and influences are what shaped Jennifer’s treatment style to what it is today: an intuitive, mindful and rhythmic massage therapy session that incorporates slow compressive and gliding techniques, essential oils, pressure point work, stretching and lengthening tight muscles and focused deep breathing.
Jennifer is known for her sensitivity in listening attentively to her clients and treating them with compassion and loving-kindness (metta). Her gentle manner facilitates the client’s entry into a restorative, relaxing state, thereby reducing physical tension/pain and decreasing emotional stress/anxiety. Many will attest that is her “from the heart” approach that affects people deeply, that makes her touch, a healing touch.
Opening a clinic in the east Toronto neighbourhood where she lives, has long been Jennifer’s dream. It is here where she can serve her community of clients with professional, safe, caring and effective treatments that are grounded in the healing quality of metta.
If you would like to book an appointment with Jennifer, please click here to see her schedule.
KAREN SEYMOUR, RMT
Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist and Reiki practitioner. With over seven years of experience in holistic body work, she offers an effective, therapeutic treatment approach that is caring and client-centered. Her uplifting presence radiates warmth and compassion. She believes in being attentive and goal-focused to create safe space where you may slow down, let go and be present.
In her treatments, Karen thoughtfully uses a combination of Swedish techniques, myofascial release and trigger point therapy, while uniquely incorporating passive stretch, breathing techniques, aromatherapy and mindfulness to achieve optimal results for mind/body alignment.
Karen is committed to staying current in her practice through on-going education and self-development programs. She is devoted to understanding how our emotions are connected to our physical dis-ease. To date, she has completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training, as well as having studied restorative teacher training, the chakra system, sound therapy, palliative massage and intuitive healing. Karen’s career has extended outside of her clinical practise to include facilitating wellness retreats and leading community workshops.
In her newest venture, Karen has merged her comprehensive skills and knowledge to provide the ultimate retreat for the mind, body and spirit. She is now proudly offering three signature treatments; The Heart, The Kindness and The Crown. To learn more about these unique experiential treatments, please refer to the list of services.
If you would like to book an appointment with Karen, please click here to see her schedule.
ANDREA HENDERSON, RMT
Andrea is a graduate of the Canadian College and Massage and Hydrotherapy. She left an exciting career with a Toronto-based clothing company to pursue her lifelong interest in holistic health and wellness. As an RMT, Andrea is passionate about using her professional knowledge and experience to help others to achieve their goals of optimal health and vitality.
Andrea is an avid learner and has taken several courses to help influence her style of massage therapy and augment her skill set. She has studied various types of body work including Ashiastsu and energy healing, and most recently studied Thai Massage in Bali. With Swedish Massage, Andrea employs slow, soothing and firm techniques that feel both deep and relaxing. Her treatments may also incorporate the use of cupping (using cups to create suction on the skin and connective tissue) when working in specific muscle regions to promote blood flow, reduce restrictions and pain, and eliminate toxins.
When not working, Andrea can be found enjoying an active lifestyle in the outdoors, especially taking long walks with her dogs, Bunnie and Mora. She loves spending time with her family, gardening, creating healthy recipes, and heading to the lake for a paddle. With loads of energy and laughter, Andrea is committed to living her life to the fullest and keeping healthy and fit. She is an inspiration to others who are seeking to become an active part in their own journey towards personal health and happiness, both on and off the massage table.
If you would like to book an appointment with Andrea, please click here to see her schedule.
LIAM O'REILLY, RMT
Liam became interested in Massage Therapy after spending a decade working in the corporate world. Long office hours during weekdays followed by high-intensity weekend sports began to take a toll on his body. He turned to Massage Therapy for relief from his aches and injuries and was impressed by how effectively his conditions were treated.
Liam decided to pursue an RMT career and studied at the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. Here he gained clinical experience treating athletes, patients with cancer, spinal cord injuries, stroke survivors, and senior citizens. Liam spent three years working at a landmark Massage Therapy clinic in downtown Toronto and successfully treated a range of patients with diverse goals including minor injury rehabilitation, stress management, and chronic pain.
With a kind and gentle disposition, Liam quickly sets his patients at ease to help foster comfort and wellbeing. Always curious to understand how, why, and where the body holds tension, Liam will attend to your concerns and customize each therapy session to achieve the desired results. With excellent hands-on skills, he is able to directly target tense muscle tissue while creating a safe and nurturing environment to calm your nerves and promote relaxation.
Liam’s work is thoughtful and focussed, with the genuine intention of helping people feel better in their day-to-day lives. Drawing from an extensive skill set, Liam offers Swedish and Prenatal Massage, Sports and Deep Tissue, Cupping, and Hot Stone Massage. No matter which style you choose, you will leave feeling the restorative benefits of Liam’s deep, soothing and specific work - during your treatment session and beyond!
If you would like to book an appointment with Liam, please click here to see his schedule.
KELLY MASLEN, R. Ac
Kelly is an honors graduate from the Acupuncture Integrative Medicine Academy. Her path to holistic wellness began almost 20 years ago when she followed her passion for helping others. Becoming a Holistic Nutritionist and Birth Doula, Kelly spent countless hours as a supporter and stabilizing force for women and families in her Toronto East community.
Kelly discovered the profound healing benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine after seeking a remedy for stress, anxiety, and pain. Where conventional medicine failed to relieve her symptoms, she turned to Acupuncture and was astounded by the immediate sense of calm she felt. And then again, while pregnant with her daughter, Kelly turned to Acupuncture to relieve her nausea, insomnia, aches, and pains. Having personally experienced the life-changing benefits of Acupuncture for mental, emotional and physical health, Kelly knew then that she had found her calling.
With renewed inspiration, Kelly then dedicated herself to studying this ancient medicine and it became the focus of her life’s work. She whole-heartedly embraces the teachings of Acupuncture and passionately shares this wisdom with others to relieve pain, re-balance and promote energy and vitality. Believing that prevention is key, Kelly empowers her patients to make healthy lifestyle transitions to restore optimal health and improve quality of life.
Kelly has a warm, compassionate and grounding presence. Having been a healthcare professional for almost two decades, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. She offers her therapies in a calm, competent and down-to-earth manner that instills trust and creates a sense of safety in the treatment space. Kelly is incredibly grateful to know her life’s purpose, to share her love of Acupuncture and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
If you would like to book an appointment with Kelly, please click here to see her schedule.
AYSHA PARSONS, RMT
Aysha is a gentle soul; attentive, perceptive, intuitive, and wise beyond her years. She has been practicing as a Massage Therapist + Reiki practitioner for over four years and she is devoted to honing her craft through lifelong learning.
Aysha spent part of her childhood living in the Arctic. There she developed a deep connection with nature and a love for the land. She vividly remembers the feeling of her feet in the snow and being enveloped in silence - total peace + calm. It’s that feeling of complete relaxation that she strives to bring into her life + work every day.
Her passion for helping people feel good in their bodies began when she started working at the Circus Academy. She learned a variety of stretches + exercises that were tailored to people’s specific needs + abilities. During that time she developed an interest in the human body and gained valuable experience + insight into how it moves and functions.
As an RMT, Aysha truly listens; she exudes a genuine warmth + kindness that nurtures a feeling of being seen, heard + understood. During her treatments, she listens to the body for subtle cues on where the root of each pain comes from. She is specifically interested in the emotional release through muscles and how we hold stresses + traumas in our bodies.
During treatments with Aysha, you can count on her to be fully present + deeply focused, using traditional Swedish methods while incorporating Deep Tissue techniques. As well, she utilizes Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and other forms of Facial Release. You can reliably expect a high level of competence + professionalism from her. Aysha’s hope is that you leave feeling renewed, with a heightened awareness for your body’s subtle shifts and nourished in body + soul.
If you would like to book an appointment with Aysha, please click here to see her schedule.