Meet Our Team

Crystal Brown

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

My name is Crystal Brown and i have been a registered massage therapist since 2006. Since school i have also studied Thai Yoga, Hot Stone/ Cold Stone and Indian head massage treatments.

I am a mom of one so far and I love to run 5km races, so to help keep me and my clients in great condition. Having said that, I have studied in depth sports injury therapies as well as athletic massage techniques.

I strive to provide evidence-based massage therapy treatments that help you feel AMAZING. Every massage I do is tailored to meet your needs… this is your time so what you want is always the most important part of your personal treatment plan!!

John Balogh

RMT
Registered Massage Therapy

John earned his Honours in Kinesiology degree from Brock University in 2015. He then went on to complete a Graduate certificate in Exercise Science for Health and Performance from Niagara College in 2017. Upon completing this course he became a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiologists (CSEP-CEP). John spent some time working as a Personal Trainer where he worked with young athletes and did in-home exercises with seniors.

John felt as though he was still missing something from his knowledge base and what he could offer the people he was working with, so he decided to attend Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy to become an RMT. John graduated from Sutherland-Chan in August 2019 and Registered with the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO) to become a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in January 2020. During this time he also became registered with the College of Kinesiologist of Ontario (CKO) to become a Registered Kinesiologist (R.KIN).

John is also a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and High Performance Specialist with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP). He has experience working with athletic populations and helping athletes achieve their goals.

During a treatment from John you can expect a mix of relaxing rhythmic, Swedish, and fascial techniques with deep tissue, and trigger point release techniques. John also likes to incorporate exercise into his treatment plans in order to get you back to doing the things you love.

In his spare time you can find John hiking with his dog, mountain biking and playing hockey.

Katalina Baksai

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

Graduate of Medix College Toronto Campus. ​ Registered with College of Massage Therapy Ontario since 2015 and a member of Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario.

I find my profession rewarding as I strive to make my clients feel better. For each massage therapy session, I apply my unique style of treatment and techniques specific to my clients’ needs. ​ In addition to English, I am fluent in Hungarian,Romanian and Italian languages.

Lindsay Francis

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

Maria McGugan

D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O., R.M.T.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Registered Massage Therapy

Maria McGugan is the owner of Orangeville Wellness Clinic in Orangeville since 2008. Maria completed her Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice in Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in November 2018. Maria’s thesis / research is The Effects of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Restless Legs Syndrome as Measured by IRLS. Maria is a recipient of awards in Andrew Taylor Still Grant for an outstanding contribution in promoting the advancemnt and recognition of Osteopathy in Canada and Celeste Cullen Memorial Award for scholastic achievement and socially minded behaviour. She is also active in coordinating CCO’s Annual Founder’s Day since 2013.

As an osteopathic manual practitioner and registered massage therapists Maria provides treatments for common chronic conditions such as low back pain, rotator cuff/shoulder injuries, tendonitis and lymphatic drainage. Maria’s approach is prevention by educating her clients about their condition, providing home exercises and self-care. ​ Maria is very enthusiastic and regularly taking workshops, programmes and diploma in order to be able to assists her patients better. >Soft Tissue Release Certification, 2008 Myofascial Release Cervical Worshop Certification, 2009 Thai Hot Stem and Facial Hot Stem Certification, 2008/2009 Matrix Repatterning Programme, 2009/2010 (Certification pending) Kiniseotaping Certified Practitioner, 2010 Indian Head Massage Certification, 2010 Body Wrap Treatment Certification, 2010 Esalen Deep Tissue Workshop, 2010 Acupuncture Progamme, 2011 (Diploma) Touch for Health Certification, 2012 Tuina Massage, 2012 Diploma in Science of Osteopathy at Canadian College of Ostepathy – Toronto, Thesis:THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL OSTEOPATHIC TREATMENT ON RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AS MEASURED BY IRLS, 2018 Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist Programme, 2018​ Post Graduate Course: Osteopathy and Obstetrics and Neonatal Care, 2019 Fluidic Approach to Fascia, 2019 Assessment and Treatment of the Young Baby, 2020.

Member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners osteopathyontario.org Member of College of Massage Therapists of Ontario www.cmto.com Member of Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario www.rmtao.com Massage Therapist Volunteer/Supporter at the End to Breast Cancer Walk since September 2006-2010. Member and supporter of Autism Ontario.

Melissa Donia

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

I am very happy to be at Orangeville Wellness Clinic since Fall 2014. I graduated with honours distinction from Medix College of Health Care, Toronto Campus in June 2014. I bring with me more than 130 hours of clinical experience along with additional outreach experiences; inclusive to working with athletes at the Toronto Goodlife Marathon and Nurses at Sick Kids Hospital. In my educational experience I conducted assessments and orthopedic tests to be able to provide safe and effective treatments. I performed therapeutic massages on patients with sport injuries, repetitive stress injuries, postural dysfunctions, motor vehicle accidents and central nervous system conditions and designed remedial exercise programs and recommended self-care advice to clients.

As a massage therapist, I focus on really listening to the concerns of each client and work with you to give you the most effective treatment possible using a variety of Swedish and advanced massage techniques. I believe massage is an integral part of maintaining a healthy life style. My practice is based on preventative care through client education, self- care and regular maintenance treatments. My skills include trigger point therapy, fascial release, deep tissue massage and the use of hydrotherapy. I also like to incorporate the use of Hot Stones to help with stress relief through relaxation massage. I am adept in treating an injury at any stage, working towards rehabilitation, managing chronic conditions or illnesses, and in treating special populations including pregnancy, children, elderly and athletes. My interests include sports massage and treating athletes, along with incorporating relaxing techniques to help to promote natural body functions. I am extremely excited to be a part of Orangeville Wellness Clinic to provide clients with the best possible care and look forward to welcoming you as a client.  

Melissa Hancock

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

Melissa graduated from Georgian College on Aug. 2013 and have been a Registered Massage Therapist since May 2014. Orangeville is Melissa’s home town and she is very passionate about helping those in her community feel better in body and mind. According to Melissa, whether it’s tension, pain, stress or an injury, massage therapy can help get you back to being you.

Melissa treats everyone including young children to seniors, pre/post pregnancy, athletes of all ages and levels, and mental health. She offers Swedish massage techniques for general relaxation, deep tissue, sports, pregnancy, hot stone, TMJ, aromatherapy, soft tissue release, and cupping.

Sofia Jambor

B.Sc. M.OMSc
Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Sofia Jambor, B.Sc., M.OMSc, Manual Osteopathic Therapist & Yoga Therapist

Sofia graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2016 with an award of distinction. Her education in health sciences began with an undergraduate degree in Comparative Animal Physiology while also working as a personal trainer specializing in functional and athletic training. Following graduation, her passion for movement therapy led to lengthy studies in yoga, accumulating over 14 years of teaching experience internationally and 1000+ hours of formal training in Anusara, Hatha and Restorative Yoga.

Her desire to heal her own lingering health issues, as well as that of her students, ultimately drew her to osteopathic therapy and its holistic approach. Osteopathy’s primary guiding principle is that the body functions as a single unit and therefore all of the interconnected relationships need to be addressed to find the root cause of functional issues and to optimize health. She experienced this firsthand during treatment to address post-concussive syndrome. With very gentle, non-invasive hands on techniques, the osteopathic therapist discovered and resolved the root structural issues causing her debilitating symptoms. She was hooked and had found her new home.

Since graduation, her passion for clinical practice and study has only grown. While she continues to support patients of all ages, she offers specialization in paediatric and biodynamic osteopathy. She is delighted to join the Orangeville Wellness Clinic and help those she meets on the road to health and wellbeing.

Tara Lukezic

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

Tara is a Registered Massage Therapist from CCMH (Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy). She effectively provides therapeutic massage techniques to help improve a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and helping clients to reach their wellness goals. Besides Swedish massage she has also taken courses in deep fascial/tissue massage, hot stone therapy and most recently cupping. Tara loves being a mom to her 2 boys. She also enjoys staying healthy by doing yoga, walking, as well as family activities like bike riding and skiing.

Vanessa Breadner

R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapy

Vanessa Breadner has been practicing Massage Therapy since November of 2015. She takes pride in her work and her clients are her main priority while they are in treatment with her. Vanessa has always been an advocate of health and wellness and helping people so entering the profession of massage therapy was a perfect fit for her!

Whether you are recovering from an injury, in acute or chronic pain or just need to relax from the everyday stresses of life, Vanessa is here to help!

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