Thera Massage + Float Therapy is a place of serenity and wellness ensuring that each client’s specific treatment needs are met through a circle of care beyond basic therapeutic treatments.
The intention of each treatment experienced at Thera is to enhance, balance, promote and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Thera is more than written words in a vision statement. Thera is a circle of Health Care Professionals networking hand in hand to obtain the specific needs of each client and their treatment goals using manual therapy and hydrotherapy modalities to awaken the senses, augment and align the physical state and spiritual body.
TRACY RAGUSA, RMT • OWNER
Tracy is a Registered Massage Therapist who completed her education at Trillium College in Burlington and is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as well as an active member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMATO).
Tracy specializes in the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder discomfort. She has over 30 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry and is extremely passionate in her work and in helping her client’s through Massage Therapy live a more balanced and pain free lifestyle.
• Assessments and Clinical Decision Making- Con- ed Institute
• Cupping of Soft Tissue – Con-ed Institute
• Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Techniques of Still and Chapman Reflex – Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy
• Cranial Sacral Techniques and Treatment – Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy
• Swedish Massage – Trillium College
• Bamboo Fusion – Trained in the United States by the founder of Bamboo Fusion®
• Hot Stone Therapy – Stone Massage Company
• K-tape Certification Course – Toronto
• Certified Reiki Teacher – Canadian Reiki Association
Tracy’s diverse background in the wellness industry supports her practice in treating a wide variety of clients, from runners to individuals seeking massage for chronic ailments, muscle tension, or general relaxation.
Tracy is no longer accepting new patients at this time and is booking by appointment only. Please email booking requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
TARAS ZAREMBA, RMT
Taras was born in Ukraine. He learned his first massage techniques when he was 17 years old and was part of the Track and Field sports club. Since then, massage has become his passion. After graduating from Ternopil Pedagogical University in 1996, Taras taught geography and history at a public school.
In 2008 he and his family migrated to Canada and soon after he started the Massage Therapy program at Medix School in North York. In 2012 Taras became a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) as well as an active member of the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMATO).
His favourite modalities of Massage Therapy are sports massage, trigger point therapy and hot stone massage.
His intuitive palpation abilities, strong knowledge in anatomy and physiology, identifying soft tissue dysfunction, and muscle imbalances are his strengths in treatment.
His training includes:
• Swedish Massage
• Myofascial Release Techniques
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Sports Massage
• Deep Tissue
• Relaxation treatments including Hot Stone Therapy.
Exercise and movement have always been a large part of Taras’s lifestyle and this is evident in his treatments. His diversity in techniques and extreme level of professionalism are coupled with his vast knowledge and experience.
Ali Lucas, RMT
Ali will be joining the Thera crew on Tuesdays starting next week.
Ali is a graduate of triOS College, and is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
Through her own experience of sports injuries and personal healing journey, she was inspired to learn more about the body, how it functions, and its own natural healing process.
Ali is passionate in her practice of Massage Therapy and the incredible journey of continued learning that it brings. She takes pride using her knowledge in providing detailed treatments, her specialization is Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Relaxation therapy. This treatment uses a low frequency electrical current to stimulate and improve muscle and nerve function. Her unique ability to detect tissue abnormalities frequently appreciated by her clients in helping with pain reduction and over all wellness.
Cold laser therapy otherwise known as LLLT uses low -power laser or LED to stimulate cells and tissues. It is a safe non-invasive and painless treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
• Chronic pain
• Muscular discomfort
• Accelerates wound healing
• Treatment of skin conditions such as eczema.
• Reduces inflammation and swelling
• Carpal tunnel
• Arthritic conditions