Massage Therapy, the therapeutic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, encapsulates a diverse set of techniques and specializations. It is used to prevent and treat injuries, increase range of motion in joints, reduce swelling due to chronic conditions and injuries, eliminate pain and promote a sense of well-being.
At Evolve, our philosophy is to treat the whole person and to address the root cause of a problem, leading to better health outcomes. From athletes to expecting parents, we have a wide range of experience working with many clients. Our Registered Massage Therapists often work collaboratively with the clinic’s Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. Following a comprehensive intake process, we tailor each treatment plan to your individual needs.
What do we treat?
trigger points/muscle knots
carpal tunnel syndrome
chronic muscular soreness
pre and post natal support
stress-related muscular tension
low back pain
thoracic outlet syndrome
and much more…
Treatments with me address the body systematically using both soft tissue therapy and active care. Slow, targeted manual release optimizes the nervous system in relaxing the body, while strength and mobility training encourages the brain to adapt to its new range of motion. I am particularly experienced in treating athletes for performance optimization, as well as patients with low back and jaw issues.
I focus my treatments on rehabilitating the body by manipulating it’s nervous system. I do so using techniques such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, therapeutic exercise, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and joint manipulation. I develop a specific treatment plan for each individual catered to their daily lives and personal goals!
I like to combine general Swedish massage with joint mobilizations, passive stretching, fascial techniques, and proprioceptive techniques to create unique treatments that address patient goals. I aim to combine treatment with effective therapeutic home care to achieve the best outcomes. I am fascinated by the mind-body connection that massage therapy can provide and love to see patients gain better body awareness as well as experience greater relaxation, and reduced stress and anxiety.
I deliver dynamic treatments that are holistic in approach and encourage the client to reconnect with their body and release unconscious holding patterns through relaxing the nervous system.
I have experience with over-use syndromes, headaches, tendinitis, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel and postural discomforts as well as pre/postnatal massage, infant massage and TMJ dysfunction.
I use a combination of massage techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, cupping and aromatherapy to help reduce discomfort and improve function.
(Marie) Camille Assad
I use a combination of therapeutic massage techniques and manual therapy, including, but not limited to: general Swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, trigger point release, myofascial release, cupping therapy and remedial exercise. As a therapist, I gear my treatments towards the needs of each individual client, their recovery, and educating them for the future
I began my RMT journey at Sutherland-chan and fell in love with the profession. Having recently graduated in 2023, I am so grateful for all the opportunities I was given during my time there. I was able to treat in many different clinic environments including a stroke rehabilitation program, Toronto General Hospital and Fife house - working alongside patients living with HIV. I was also given the opportunity to treat in Sutherland-Chans pregnancy clinic intensive, which allowed me to treat conditions such as piriformis syndrome and plantar fasciitis as well as, provided insight on overall pre and post natal wellness.
I have extensive experience working alongside of all of our amazing practitioners as well as treating low back pain, persistent pain, acute sprains and strains, and much more.
How we do what we do
Registered massage therapists at Evolve are trained to get the best health outcomes by customizing a treatment plan that is right for you, and by using the most effective and proven manual techniquees to help you achieve your health goals. By incorporating a thorough assessment, comprehensive treatment, and exercise prescription, our therapists will help you feel and function at your best
Initial Assessment: Health Interview & Exam
Your first appointment with a registered massage therapist at Evolve will be 60 minutes in length and begins with an initial assessment, where we interview you about your health concerns and conduct a physical examination that may include a postural assessment and relevant orthopaedic testing. This will be followed by 45 minutes of treatment.
Treatment: Techniques & Modalities
During your visit, in order to help you meet your goals and achieve a state of optimal health and performance, your therapist will use one or a combination of the following techniques and modalities to follow the treatment plan that has been developed for you:
Proven to effectively treat a wide range of conditions, Swedish Massage is the most commonly used modality in massage therapy, and generally consists of manual (hands-on) techniques and joint mobilizations. It is versatile and can be used for full-body relaxation, as well as to treat more specific and painful musculoskeletal conditions. It has a positive effect on circulation and can help relieve swelling due to chronic conditions or injury. It is also used to prevent pain and injuries.
Myofascial Release is a type of manual therapy that specifically targets your body’s network of fascia. It is used to correct postural imbalances and increase range of motion in joints, as well as to treat restrictions caused by scar tissue and adhesions. This technique is used effectively in the treatment of compartment syndromes, carpal tunnel syndrome, impinged nerves, and chronic tendonitis.
Pre- & Post-Natal Massage
Pre- and Post-Natal Massage is a specialization that focuses on areas of your body that are most sensitive to pregnancy-associated aches and pains. Safe, supportive, and comforting, it helps reduce swelling in the limbs and feet, relieve back pain, reduce stress, and much more.
Trigger Point Therapy
A specialized manual technique, Trigger Point Therapy is ued to eliminate pain caused by muscle knots, also known as trigger points. It is one of the most widely researched and proven methods in massage therapy. Not only does it effectively treat nagging soreness in the upper back muscles, it’s also indicated for conditions like bruxism (teeth grinding), calf spasms, and tension headaches.
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, light-touch modality that is recognized for its effectiveness in supporting good health and treating a wide range of conditions such as headaches, joint restrictions, neck and back pain, and whiplash injuries. It detects and treats imbalances in the body’s craniosacral system, which is composed of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It is often recommended for those who are unable to tolerate more aggressive techniques, either due to a pre-existing condition, such as fibromyalgia or acute pain. Although it releases very deep layers of tissue, CranioSacral is gentle enough for the treatment of people of all ages, and most find it very relaxing.