Alex is a passionate and fluently bilingual honours graduate of the Massage Therapy Program offered at Trillium College. A decorated athlete, he has played high level competitive soccer, is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a national level powerlifter that has competed for a number of years within the Canadian Powerlifting Union. His thorough understanding of muscle types and his genuine desire to help people achieve their fitness goals, first lead him to become a personal trainer prior to launching his career as a Registered Massage Therapist. He understands first hand the benefits of reducing muscle tension, improving circulation, and the importance of healthy living. As such, his knowledge can range from sport-specific treatments to simple relaxation.
Alex believes that people from all walks of life, regardless of age, lifestyle and activities can stand to benefit from massage for health and wellness. Let him help you take hold of... Your body. Your life. ~ LIVA Health Centre
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.”