Briea graduated from Brock University in 2013 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to become a personal trainer in Toronto where she developed her applied knowledge of the body and how it works. With her now extended knowledge, her passion for working with the body to restore optimal health and wellbeing grew and lead her to Ontario College where she obtained her Massage Therapy diploma. Now registered with the CMTO, Briea is practicing as an RMT specializing in fascial therapy and deep tissue massage. Her knowledge and understanding of sport and athletics allows her to provide outstanding care for those with sports injuries, and general sport specific ailments. However she is not limited to only sports massage, she enjoys helping all clientele get back to a pain free living.
Briea has competed in both weightlifting and powerlifting, as well as equine show jumping, competitive cheerleading, one half marathon and two Tough Mudders. With her diverse background in sport and training (not just humans, but dogs and horses too) Briea focuses on treating the body through massage therapy as well as corrective exercise and stretching to deliver lasting results.
In 2019 she's embarking on a new career, fulfilling a life long goal of being a police officer. This results in a reduction to her treatment availability to one day a week. She looks forward to providing her exceptional care to her current patient's just as she's done while being a full-time therapist!
Marianne MacDonald, RMT, graduated in 2000 from Canadian Therapeutic College with an Honours Diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy. In November 2002, Marianne joined the staff at the Niagara Osteopathic and Rehabilitation Centre in St.Catharines. Working in a multi-disciplinary clinic has given Marianne valuable experience in treating various dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system.
During her years of practice, Marianne has had the privilege of treating clients of all ages, dealing with numerous conditions. Some of these conditions include headaches, migraines, low back pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, sprains/strains, frozen shoulder, fibromyalgia, post-surgical issues, muscle spasm, chronic pain and tension, pregnancy and post-natal issues, postural dysfunction, anxiety and stress.
Marianne believes in the importance of tailoring her treatments to her clients’ individual needs. Through her training and on-going learning, Marianne utilizes a variety of techniques in order to achieve optimal results. Some of these techniques include deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization, hot stone massage and fascial/soft tissue release. Marianne encourages feedback from her clients so that they can experience the greatest benefit from the treatment.
Whether you are new to massage therapy or not, have a specific complaint or a general need for relaxation, Marianne strives to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to receive effective treatment. Marianne considers herself very fortunate to be a part of every client’s path toward better health and well-being.
Contact Marianne directly by scheduling appointments click here insert cliniko URL link. Should you need immediate assistance, and it's office hours, contact Gayle at 905-988-9978 and she can assist in relaying your message or concern directly to Marianne in a timely manner.
“I look forward to seeing existing clients at my new home at LIVA Health Centre on Tuesday's and alternating Wednesday or Friday mornings each week.”