our family

TEAM

We're a close team that resembles a family. We're known for our friendliness, welcoming energy and positivity. Our therapists and practitioner's are passionate about always putting your health and wellness as top priority. You will be cared for from the moment you walk through the door until the time you leave. We strive for your experience to be as personalized as possible regardless of if this is your first experience with massage and acupuncture or if you're a returning client.

TAYLOR DIRSTEIN

Owner/RMT

 

Taylor is the Owner of Knots Registered Massage Therapy Inc. and has been practicing as an RMT for 8 years. Taylor’s passion for health and wellness lead her to become an RMT in 2011 as she graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Her love for athletics, relaxation and the human body has always been of high interest. Taylor established Knots in 2014 with the dream of serving her community in the health and wellness industry. In 2019, Taylor embraced and welcomed the wellness field into Knots in order to serve her community with a mind, body and soul experience. She is pleased that Knots now offers Reiki and Counselling. 

MICHELLE BAKER

RMT

 

Since 2015, when Michelle graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, she has striven to provide the very best of massage therapy through assessments, education and self/home care. Michelle has a variety of experience – from general relaxation massage to treating sciatic-like pain, low back pain, muscle tension and injuries. Other than prevention, Michelle focuses on stress relief among corporate clients. Her passion is to engage more people in leading a non-sedentary lifestyle, especially in the corporate world.

Michelle’s love for anything that decreases pain and increases relaxation and a worry-free life has brought her to the path of massage therapy. She will be glad to listen to your concerns and treat accordingly within your level of tolerance.

CAROL CULHANE

RMT

Carol graduated from Sutherland Chan in Toronto in 2016, but her passion for professional bodywork began in 2001 as a shiatsu therapist (acupressure or Japanese massage). Her holistic approach encompasses both shiatsu and massage therapy techniques.
Carol’s experience includes neck and back pain, practical self-care, stress reduction, headache, pregnancy massage, assessment, and injury rehabilitation. Her experience helps clients reduce pain and increase movement in ‘stuck’ areas.
Carol’s other skills include good communication, a healthy sense of humour, and an appreciation of massage treatments as a mini vacation from our often hectic lives. While she has the capacity to engage deep tissue it is coupled with the understanding today may not be the right day to release that painful trigger point in your upper back.

ERIC VANDER HEIDE

RMT

Eric Vander Heide, Registered Massage Therapist graduated with honours from the Medix College of Healthcare in Kitchener-Waterloo in May 2014. Eric is trained in the use of Swedish Massage techniques as well as complementary techniques such as frictions, fascial work, and trigger point therapy. Eric is always seeking to broaden his skill set for treatments to keep up with the ever changing world.

AMY GIBSON

RMT

 

Amy Gibson graduated in spring of 2019 from Fleming college in Peterborough, Ontario. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Amy strives to help all her clients feel their best, physically, mentally and emotionally. She loves being able to utilize her skills to help her clients reach their massage therapy goals, whether that be to relieve pain, increase range of motion or decrease stress and simply take this time to relax from their busy lives.

JOSH DEVINS

RMT

Josh Devins graduated in 2017 from Mount Royal University in Alberta. As an RMT, Josh has a passion for helping clients be the best version of themselves and helping where he can through massage to allow for people to enjoy their lives to the fullest. Josh enjoys working with clients who are experiencing back, shoulder and neck pain due to working in an office or any career that isn’t allowing you to work at your full potential. Josh also enjoys working with clients who suffer from postural issues due to their daily activities and work place habits. He also enjoys treating anyone looking for relaxation and to destress.

KAREN

RMT

Karen has a BSc. (Biochemistry) from McMaster University and graduated in 2015 with Honours from Trillium College (Diploma in Massage Therapy). She is certified in acupuncture and can perform acupuncture treatments within the scope of practice of massage therapy.

ASHLEY SWARTZ

RMT

 

As a Registered Massage Therapist, Ashley strives to provide her clients with effective and quality care, using relaxation and clinical massage therapy techniques. Ashley uses a variety of Swedish Massage techniques and advanced techniques such as; trigger point therapy and myofascial release therapy.

Her wish for all of her clients is to allow her clients to leave their treatment feeling better physically, and emotionally. I also wish to improve upon my practical and clinical skills and to meet each client’s individual needs.

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