About Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue for the purpose of maintaining good health and establishing good physical condition. The practice of massage therapy is designed to relieve stress and muscle tension as well as providing a general sense of well-being by restoring metabolic balance.
Conditions treated include…
- Neck and back pain
- Arthritic pain and stiff joints
- Stress and headaches
- Carpal tunnel Syndrome
- Pain and discomfort associated with chronic muscle tension
- Lymphatic drainage
- And more!
Meet Our Therapists!
Laura Roberts grew up in London Ontario and attended Central Michigan University on a soccer scholarship. She then went on to attend D’Arcy Lane Institute of Massage Therapy where she graduated with honours after a two-year intensive course and was awarded her certification as a Registered Massage Therapist. Laura has been heavily involved in athletics her entire life and continues to stay fit through running marathons and weight training. Over the years Laura has sustained many injuries continually finding massage therapy to be a key staple in her recovery and rehabilitation. Laura strongly believes in the benefits massage has to offer whether it is to increase relaxation and stress management or to prevent and treat injuries.
Laura has been trained in many types of Swedish Massage including trigger point therapy, fascial release techniques, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue massage.
As a resident of the Collingwood community she loves the active life style it has to offer specifically snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and paddle boarding.
Congratulations Laura on winning the 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for favourite Registered Massage Therapist!
Lori spent 20 years living in Vancouver, enjoying the vast outdoor activities of mountain and coastal life. She graduated from a BC RMT program in 2010, and had a full practice in Vancouver for 4 years.
Lori recently moved back to her home province in Ontario, and spent two years treating clients at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga. Now, happily a full-time resident in Collingwood she has found her clinic home-base, joining the team at Mountain Chiropractic and Natural Health.
As an outdoor enthusiast, and motivated health practitioner, Lori understands the need for balance and the costs suffered by the individual when it is not maintained. She takes a clinical yet holistic approach to her treatments, focusing on the individual needs of her clients to assist them in their goals to restore balance and maintain optimum health.
Lori has clinical experience in various modalities including sports massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular techniques and relaxation massage. Her most keen professional interest is the study of fascia, and she has recently completed Levels 1 and 2 of Fascial Manipulation with the Stecco Institute in Italy.
When not working at the clinic, you’ll likely find Lori exploring her surroundings; hiking trails, playing in the snow and loving life here on Georgian Bay.
Congratulations Lori on winning the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award for favourite Registered Massage Therapist!
Nicole Basque was born and raised in Moncton New Brunswick. She attended Mount Allison University and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts. It was there that she discovered her passion for health care while working as a student trainer for the men’s soccer team. This intense and exciting experience led her to forego her initial law-school plan and move to Toronto to pursue a career in health care.
In 2009 Nicole graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto. She enjoyed a fulfilling practice in massage therapy in Toronto from 2009 to 2017, when she and her family decided to move to Collingwood.
Nicole feels the most like herself when she is helping others. She finds great joy in being resourceful and solving problems. Add to that her inclination for a hands-on approach in everything she does, and it becomes obvious why she loves massage therapy.
The human body is very sophisticated and each one is unique. Nicole finds it fascinating that we all have the same physical components, yet that our individual bodies react differently to daily habits, traumas, stressors and emotions. Pain and discomfort in one body part can stem from another, seemingly unrelated, one. For this reason, Nicole’s approach to treatment is both clinical and holistic. She loves to educate her clients about their bodies and welcomes all questions. The more we know about our own body and what it needs, the healthier we can be. Every day she feels grateful to come to work and try her best for each client.
When she is not at work, Nicole spends her time with family and friends. She loves to run, snowboard, play the piano, read and spend time outside.