Main Street Massage Therapists
Madelyne Maingot, RMT
I had my first treatment from a Registered Massage Therapist at 17 years old. I was training full-time and racing on a youth sailing team and my neck was sore from repetitive movements in the boat. My father booked me in with his therapist in Ajax, Ontario. The treatment was effective, the therapist was personable and made me feel comfortable in a new and somewhat vulnerable setting, and she sent me away with a stretch to address the tightness in my neck which I still use, and now teach to my clients.
This sense of ease I felt during my first encounter with manual therapy is what inspires me most during interactions with my own clients. I strive to create a comfortable space in which clients feel calm, and can share details about their health without hesitation. I value client education very highly, and will almost always teach an exercise or self-care technique for you to go home with, in order to work towards optimal health in tandem with the hands-on treatments.
Apart from my fulfilling work as a Registered Massage Therapist, I am a sailor, a coach with 11+ years experience, and an avid runner and gym goer. I grew up in Grimsby, earned my degree in Theatre Studies at York University, and have resided in Vancouver and in Halifax. I believe setting a positive example of a healthy lifestyle is imperative as a health care provider, and as such I am dedicated to my fitness and nutrition. If ever you have health questions or goals that fall outside of my scope of practice, I can happily refer you to the appropriate resources.
Shari MacKay, RMT
A proud member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario since 2006, Shari got her start in the industry by graduating with honours from The Canadian Therapeutic College in 2008 and has also successfully completed the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) exams.
With appointments ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes (the initial appointment will be 60 minutes to include an assessment), Shari has vast experience in addressing a number of health conditions that people commonly face.
Amanda Elmer, RMT
Amanda uses assessment skills and many manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy and cupping to help assess, treat and prevent a variety of dysfunctions. Amanda's goal is to not only help her clients by assessing and addressing physical pain and dysfunction, but to also inspire a fundamental shift in how we perceive our own health. Ultimately, teaching clients the importance of ongoing self-care for long term health, well-being and stress management.
Amanda always offers home care programs that include stretching or strengthening to aid in the recovery process between treatments. She loves to work with clients to achieve their optimum health goals and hopes to educate her clients to appreciate the importance of self-care.
Amanda graduated from the Ontario College of Health & Technology and is registered and in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
When Amanda is not working with clients, she loves to spend time with her family hiking or exploring the great outdoors, reading, cooking and power lifting.