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Kristyn Kowalewski RMT

Providing therapeutic yet relaxing massage therapy in the heart of Roncesvalles, Toronto.

 
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About Me

After experiencing first hand the incredible benefits of massage therapy following a car accident, Kristyn decided to return to school to become a massage therapist herself. 


Kristyn brings over ten years of experience to her massage therapy practice, with a BA in psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a diploma from Sutherland Chan. She has worked in a variety of settings including spas, massage and multidisciplinary clinics and has taken extra courses including NISA, craniosacral and trauma informed care. In the near future she wishes to explore cupping, TMJ dysfunction and Indie head massage.


Kristyn uses an intuitive touch that is both therapeutic and relaxing. Her treatments are tailored specifically to the needs and goals of each client to make sure they receive the approach that will work best for them. 

Kristyn is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and a proud member of the Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMTAO).



When she isn’t at work, Kristyn loves trying new recipes, walking the dog in High Park and dreaming about her next vacation.


 

Services

Massage

Swedish Massage

This is the “regular massage” that most people seek out. Oil is used to allow the therapist to perform a range of techniques to relieve pain, enhance circulation, release tight muscles and improve range of motion. This treatment can have a purely relaxation focus, or a treatment based focus with depth of pressure varying according to you and your body.

Reflexology

Pregnancy Massage

Using Swedish techniques, adjusted accordingly, this massage is performed with the client in a side-lying position with strategically arranged pillows to enhance comfort. A great treatment to relieve the aches and pains during the various stages of pregnancy.


Pressure point massage 2

NISA

Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment is a gentler version of Rolfing where the fascial layers of the body are stretched and softened, reducing restrictions to help restore function and postural alignment

Reiki Treatment

TMJ Pain and Dysfunction 

This focused treatment of the face and jaw works to alleviate the pain and tension caused by teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dyfunction.

 

FAQs

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

Please make sure that you complete and submit your Massage Therapy Health History Intake form prior to your appointment. It is a requirement in order to treat you safely. This form will be emailed to you when you book your appointment. Please also bring a mask that will be comfortable for you to wear for the duration of your treatment. 

What happens during a treatment?

The treatment begins with a talk about your health history, the concerns that brought you in, and what your goals of the session are. At the end of the treatment we will go over some home care.

Do I have to talk during our session?

Not if you don’t want to! If you would like to have a quiet session, just ask. I generally don’t chit chat during a treatment except for the basic check ins. A quiet table can be a more soothing, relaxing experience and not to worry, I won’t be offended if you don’t want to talk much!

How often should I get a massage?

This depends! The basic answer: as often as you feel necessary. I generally suggest, if you have benefits, take that amount and divide it equally throughout the year so you can get regular treatment. 

Do you treat kids?

Yes, I do! Children carry heavy backpacks to school and participate in a range of activities that can be hard on their bodies, just like adults. Since children can sometimes be anxious or fidgety with longer treatments, I can offer 30 minute sessions. Please get in touch to book a shorter treatment.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Preferred methods are e-transfer or debit. I also accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. If you wish to pay in cash, please have exact change.

Do you do direct billing?

No, but you will be provided with a receipt via email, which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

What is your cancellation policy?

A valid credit card number is required to secure your appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so with a minimum of 24 hours. If you cancel with less than 24 hours and the slot doesn't rebook, or you miss your appointment, I will have to charge the full fee.

Should I leave a tip?

Though it’s a lovely gesture, it is absolutely not necessary!  If you loved your treatment, the best way to tip is with a referral or leaving a stellar review. If you truly insist on leaving a cash tip, it will be donated to my favourite charity that month.

 

Pricing

All prices are subject to HST.


45mins $95

60mins $115 

75mins $135

90mins $155

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Covid-19 Protocols

Although the Ministry of Health no longer mandates masks to be worn in healthcare settings, due to the close proximity of our working together, a mask must be worn for the duration of your treatment. 


Please wash or sanitize your hands prior to our treatment.

Rest easy knowing that all surfaces have been disinfected and freshly laundered linens are provided just for you.

There are fans and a HEPA filter, and the windows of the pilates studio can be opened to promote air flow. 


If you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms before your scheduled appointment, or if you have tested positive or been in contact with someone who has within the last 10 days, please cancel your appointment as soon as possible. If you arrive with any symptoms, I will have to turn you away from your appointment.

 

Location

In the heart of Roncesvalles Village, I am located within Boomerang Pilates inside the Roncesvalles United Church.


Please note, for security reasons the church is locked at all times.


Please text me (416-816-1142) five to ten minutes before your treatment time and I will come pick you up from the north parking lot door, at the top of the ramp.

Paid parking is available on Roncesvalles, or park for free on the adjacent side streets.

240 Roncesvalles Ave, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M6R 1M3, Canada

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