We’re Keeping Our Community Safe

We’re Keeping Our Community Safe

At Bayview Sheppard RMT, the health and safety of our valued clients and team are always a top priority. With the growing global concern over COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the situation, we’d like you to know that we’re taking preventative measures to ensure your safety. What Measures Are We Taking? We’ve introduced enhanced cleaning protocols and are paying extra attention to high traffic and high contact areas. We use clinic-grade cleaning solutions designed for health care settings to clean our treatment rooms and equipment. We’re asking clients who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness or who have recently traveled outside of Canada to postpone their visit. Our staff are also following the directions given to all of us by Public Health in terms of travel and social distancing. We’re monitoring the situation and following closely to the guidelines stipulated by our regulating body, the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. We’ve placed hand-sanitizer and kleenex at our reception desk and throughout our treatment rooms. What Can You Do To Help? The best way to prevent infection and the spread of germs is to wash your hands regularly using soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Most importantly, if you are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, have traveled outside of Canada within 14 days of your appointment, or been in contact with someone who has traveled, we ask you to postpone your visit. Our reception staff are available to assist you in rescheduling your appointment 7 days a week from 8 AM to 9 PM. Please give us a call at (416) 222-3768 or email us...
Dress for the Cause

Dress for the Cause

Pumpkin spice lattes, candy apples, and multicoloured leaves may spring to mind when you think of October, but there’s another feature of this month that we look forward to every year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Bayview Sheppard RMT and we’re seeing PINK everywhere! Every October, our amazing team dons their favourite PINK scrubs and raises awareness for life-saving breast cancer research. We’re proud supporters of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s DRESS FOR THE CAUSE campaign. We have baked, raffled, and donated our way through October since 2015! We look forward to decorating the clinic every October in sparkling hues of our favourite colour – PINK! The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a registered national charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. According to the BCSC, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Canadian women. In fact, as many as 1 in 8 women is likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The BCSC is proud to announce that survival rates have improved since the mid-80’s due, in part, to research and better screening. If you are aged 50 to 75, the Ontario Breast Screening Program recommends that you are screened with mammography every 2 years. Speak to your doctor about risk factors and screening. So, how can you get involved? You can purchase a raffle ticket, at your next appointment, for a chance to win a 60-minute massage therapy gift certificate. Purchase 1 ticket for $2.00 or spend a little extra and purchase 10 tickets for $6.00. Remember, more tickets mean more chances to win! You may also visit our...
See Our RMTs in Action

See Our RMTs in Action

We had a blast working with Roger’s Daytime Television on this short video. We discussed how our favourite summer hobbies can sometimes strain and over work certain muscles and things that you can do at home to help stretch and strengthen your muscles so that you can stay active all season long! Have you ever heard of “flip-flop feet”? We have! We’re all guilty at some point of reaching for our flip-flops during warmer months for convenience, style, and comfort. But, did you know that our RMTs treat aches and pains ranging from low back to hips, knees, and feet that can sometimes be caused by unsupportive footwear. Click the video below to learn more and see our RMTs in action!     Bayview Sheppard RMT is open 7 days a week and located in North York, Toronto. We offer treatments specifically based around relaxing and stress relief, pregnancy and prenatal massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, Thai massage, couples massage, and much more. Email or call us today to...
We’re Raising Funds for the JDK Foundation

We’re Raising Funds for the JDK Foundation

Torontonians will always remember the summer of 2018 when the Danforth community was struck by tragedy. On the evening of July 22, 2018 the life of 10-year old Julianna Despina Kozis was cruelly and needlessly taken. The city was forever changed on that tragic day. Our hearts go out to Julianna’s loved ones and everyone affected by the tragedy. Today, we are proudly reaching out in support of the JDK Foundation, a charity founded by Julianna’s friends and family to honour her legacy. The JDK Foundation or the “Just Do Kindness” Foundation was created to celebrate the kindness and positivity that Julianna embodied in life. Her loved ones described her as, “a light; a girl who had so much love in her heart and wanted peace throughout.” The JDK Foundation hopes to keep her light shining by spreading the message of love and kindness to make the world a better place. We’re lending our support by holding an in-clinic raffle. As always, we are in awe of our client’s generosity. Tickets are flying off the shelves! We’re waiting with bated breath in anticipation to see who will be the lucky WINNER of a 1-hour massage therapy gift certificate. All proceeds raised from our raffle ticket sales will go directly to the JDK Foundation. Stayed tuned when we announce the winner in August. Don’t forget to pick up your raffle ticket at your next appointment. We need your support. “Let’s start a movement, let’s help one another, let’s be kind!” *All quotations from the JDK Foundation.   Bayview Sheppard RMT is open 7 days a week and located in North York,...
Scoliosis & How Massage Can Help

Scoliosis & How Massage Can Help

As a parent, learning that your child has scoliosis will likely take you by surprise. While kids of any age and gender can have scoliosis, it more commonly presents itself and worsens when going through puberty. The big mystery we have yet to solve, however, is why females are more likely to have scoliosis than men. What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a common disorder that causes the spine to curve in either a ‘C’ or ‘S’ shape rather than be a straight line. While there is no known cause of idiopathic scoliosis, it’s proven that the disorder is not related to certain behaviors or physical activities (ex. wearing a heavy backpack, having bad posture, or playing sports). There is, however, a genetic link – with approximately 30% of patients having a family history of the condition. Scoliosis in Girls While we may not know what causes scoliosis to develop, we do know that it occurs much more frequently in females. In fact, girls over the age of ten are ten times more likely to have idiopathic scoliosis than boys of the same age. Girls are also much more likely to develop severe symptoms and spine curves. Given that scoliosis often occurs when going through puberty – while our bodies are undergoing other significant changes – it’s important to be tested for it. A couple of things to look out for that may be indicators of scoliosis include: – uneven shoulder blades – a rotating spine – uneven hips – back pain If your little ones are diagnosed with scoliosis they will still be able to live healthy and active...