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...
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,...
Join us at the Spring Baby and Toddler Show

Join us at the Spring Baby and Toddler Show

The birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and you can finally kick-off those heavy winter boots. Milder temperatures are here and so is the 2019 Spring Baby and Toddler Show! Whether you’re expecting, just delivered, or spending your days chasing after a rambunctious toddler, this show has something for you. So, put on a pair of comfortable shoes and join us at the International Centre in Mississauga from April 26-28, 2019. Our RMTs will be at the show all weekend long answering questions about massage therapy and offering complimentary demonstration massage treatments to expecting moms. “Is pregnancy massage safe?” We hear this question all the time. Our RMTs offer safe and restorative massage therapy treatment from the time of conception to birth. It goes without saying that pregnancy is a time of great change, when your entire body adapts to the new life growing within. You need and deserve support, especially since two people now depend on your health and vitality. Massage throughout all stages of pregnancy can ease your mind and body into motherhood. In addition to promoting relaxation and improving circulation, massage therapy can help: Reduce muscle cramps and painful trigger points Relive tension in the low back and gluteal region Improve range of motion Reduce fluid retention If you have any health concerns, speak to your primary health care provider before receiving massage therapy and always keep your RMT updated about any changes in your health. Tickets to the Spring Baby and Toddler Show are available online now at www.thebabyandtoddlershow.ca. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram to learn how you can get $3 off...
Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner

Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner

Delicate long-stemmed roses, chocolate hearts, and the sound of sweet nothings in the air. Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to celebrating all the love in our lives. Lovebirds exchanging greeting cards with playful notes like “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me”. It’s so easy to get caught up in the spirit of our most romantic holiday of the year. Perhaps you treated your love to flowers or candy last year? This year, share the gift of an indulgent couples massage therapy treatment. Spend some quality time together against the romantic backdrop of our couple’s treatment room. Side-by-side massage tables heated for your comfort, subdued romantic lighting, fragrant red roses, and twinkling candles will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. You and your partner are welcome to customize your appointments with a specialty treatment of your choice. Each of you will work with an individual massage therapist who will happily adapt your massage to meet your individual treatment goals. We offer pregnancy, hot stone, aromatherapy, deep tissue, and relaxation massage – the choice is entirely yours! In parting, you will receive a token gift of delicious chocolates to continue the Valentine’s experience at home. Receiving a massage therapy treatment in the same room allows two people in love to completely relax and release personal or mutual stresses while remaining connected. Our peaceful dual treatment room provides the perfect environment for couples to unwind and enjoy each other’s company while finding renewal together. Relax, refresh, and reconnect this Valentine’s Day.   Bayview Sheppard RMT is a massage therapy clinic located in North York, Toronto, open 7 days a week. We...
Bayview Sheppard RMT at the BabyTime Show!

Bayview Sheppard RMT at the BabyTime Show!

Are you expecting or planning to be soon? This is for you! Aside from the leaves changing colors (and pumpkin spice lattes), something we look most forward to this time year is participating in the semi-annual BabyTime Show in Toronto. Grab your comfiest shoes (or whichever shoes fit!) and join us at the International Centre on Airport Road from November 16-18 for an event completely dedicated to pregnancy, birth, babies, and toddlers. Oh, baby! At Bayview Sheppard RMT, we’re very familiar with changes our bodies undergo during pregnancy. Giving your body the proper care during pregnancy is essential, both for comfort and the health of your baby. We are offering complimentary demonstration Massage Therapy treatments to expectant mothers throughout show. All you have to do is follow us on social media to take advantage of the special. Drop by our booth to pamper yourself and learn about the benefits of pre and post-natal massage! And if you book a 60-minute appointment with us at the show, you’ll receive a 15-minute gift card towards your appointment. It’s just as important for non-pregnant partners to care for themselves during pregnancy as it is for a couple to spend quality time together before baby. Since when do you have to travel far for a restful and relaxing babymoon? A couple’s massage is a great way to unwind and relax together. At Bayview RMT, you can customize your experience to include pre-natal, hot stone, or deep tissue massage with your significant other. Tickets are available online and we look forward to seeing you at the show! Event Details Location: International Centre, Hall 1...
Bayview Sheppard RMT Marks a Decade for Dedicated Massage Therapy

Bayview Sheppard RMT Marks a Decade for Dedicated Massage Therapy

From luxe indulgence to treatment necessity or well-being lifestyle choice, attitudes towards massage therapy have come a long way.  “It used to be that people thought of massage as a special occasion spa treat and not as an essential part of their healthcare regime,” says Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Lisa Macchia who co-founded and operates Bayview Sheppard RMT with her business partner and fellow RMT Helen Milic. “Today an RMT is a well respected professional and massage therapy has come to the forefront as an important clinically-oriented health option that can achieve undeniable results in relieving an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes, “ says Lisa. “Our vision was to further legitimize massage therapy and its benefits by creating a clinic that would exclusively offer such treatments. There really wasn’t anything like it in the city when we opened ten years ago.” Located in mid-town Toronto, Bayview Sheppard RMT is a successful comprehensive massage therapy clinic offering specialized massage treatments. Its elegant and feel-at-home design provides a very comfortable and stress-free atmosphere to experience their wide range of professional services from therapeutic, deep tissue, sports, relaxation, pregnancy and infant massage to hot stone, aromatherapy and Thai treatments. “The therapeutic process is a partnership between client and therapist, working together towards common and realistic goals, says Helen.  “We carefully select our therapists so our clients can be confident that whomever they book with will be excellent” Bayview Sheppard RMT has grown to include a team of over 25 registered therapists and support staff and are now open seven days a week from 8am...