About RYMT

Royal York Massage Therapy & Osteopathy is proud to have a team of skilled and compassionate health professionals, dedicated to providing the highest level of client care. We are committed to life-long learning, teaching and excellence in our practice, continually striving to find the most beneficial and effective techniques to support our clients’ optimal performance, health and wellness. We believe in the importance of addressing the causes of stress, illness and pain, rather than only treating the symptoms. RYMTO offers a relaxing atmosphere designed to give our clients a haven to escape everyday stress and retreat to a place that is welcoming, compassionate, energizing and inspiring. Founded by Henry Janzen and Gina Tsiapalis in 2002, the clinic is continually evolving to suit the changing needs of a diverse client base.

Our Clinic

Royal York Massage Therapy & Osteopathy is in the heart of Islington Village and provides massage therapy, osteopathy and acupuncture – a collective of alternative health care practices under one roof. This collaboration allows us to provide our clients with a diverse range of treatment modalities that can be customized to meet individual needs.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Royal York Massage Therapy & Osteopathy is a client-centric clinic. We listen to the individual needs of our clients to develop a tailored treatment plan. Our focus in every treatment is on the therapy of massage, from relaxation to deep tissue, to maximize the benefits for our clients. With this focus, we aim to help our clients achieve balance and health, offering them an informed choice for ongoing therapy.

Meet the Therapists

  • HENRY-JANZEN

    Henry Janzen, RMT, DOMP

    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Henry is a 2000 graduate of Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School and...

    Marie-Ange V-F Cherchel, M(Ost)

    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Born in Martinique, Marie-Ange graduated from the British School of Osteopathy...

  • IGAL-UNTERSHATS

    Igal Untershats, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Igal is a graduate of Sutherland Chan School of Massage. As a Registered...

    MELANIE-JONES

    Melanie Jones, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Melanie is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated from Sutherland-Chan...

  • Lisa Tibando, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lisa Tibando graduated from Toronto's, Trillium College, Massage Therapy...

  • Vanessa Lees, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vanessa has been in the health and wellness field for over 20 years. She...

    Hannahlee Ijares

    Hannahlee Ijares, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Hannahlee Ijares is a graduate of Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She has worked with various...

  • Prashant Desai

    Prashant Desai, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Prashant Desai is a graduate of Bryan College's Massage Therapy Program. He has a background in physiotherapy...

  • Preeya

    Preeya Laxman, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Preeya is a Registered Massage Therapist and in good standing with the...

    Adam Nussbaum

    Adam Nussbaum, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Adam Nussbaum graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2014. Since becoming a RMT he has...

  • Sarah Rowsell

    Sarah Rowsell, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Sarah Rowsell graduated from the Humber College Massage Therapy Program with Honours. Sarah has experience...

  • Sudesh Phagoo

    Sudesh Phagoo, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Sudesh Phagoo is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. He has experience working with all...

    Jeremy Reyes, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Jeremy Reyes graduated in Massage therapy at Oxford College in 2022. Trained in providing Swedish Massage,...

  • Kevin Henderson

    Kevin Henderson, RMT

    Registered Massage Therapist

    Kevin graduated from Sutherland Chan’s School of Massage Therapy in 2018, and has since been working in...

Henry is approachable and personable.I hobbled into his office and glided out.I appreciate his expertise and efficiency.I have had a significant limp for the last 15 months and one treatment from Janzen has me walking normally.Well done and many thanks to Henry.read more
linda campbell
02:10 11 Nov 22
Rebecca at Reception super warm and welcoming. Preeya was amazing, talked through what she was doing and offering tips to help strengthen areas of weakness. As a first timer I felt comfortable and listened to by her. I will be back!
Lisa Bosher
20:37 06 Nov 22
As an RMT myself, I'm always on the lookout for talented and knowledgeable therapists. I just had a 60-minute session with RMT Igal Untershats who, not only unlocked my hips and lower back, but also educated me more than any RMT I have visited to date. I highly recommend Igal. He is a warm and friendly guy who just wants to help as many people as he can.read more
Michael Mekhail (Move With Mike)
16:43 16 Sep 22
Staff is always friendly and helpful. Igal has provided excellent service and helped me with my back/shoulder injury.
Denice D
20:56 02 Sep 22
Sudesh was professional and good ! He was courteous and attentive. I felt much better after our session
Prachi Parikh
19:34 31 Aug 22
I have gotten a couple of amazing massages from Sarah. Sarah is knowledgeable, it's obvious that she reads your chart/history, asks questions to ensure the treatment is effective, and has great technique. I leave relaxed and like a truck was lifted off my shoulders. Clinic wise, I like the ease of the online booking system and all staff are very friendly.read more
Lolo Ara
23:04 27 Aug 22
Great services and average prices. I have tried massage therapy and osteopathic treatments and keep going back regularly for over a year now. Definitely recommend this place!
Fernanda Miranda
11:24 06 Aug 22
I can recommend Melanie, she's a great professional and has done a good job helping with my muscles tension.
fiaroshu
00:04 16 Jul 22
Great staff, very responsive with wide availability. Convenient location with parking available! I've been seeing Prashant Desai here, who is gentle and welcoming and I've left feeling refreshed every time.
Vincent Ye
01:05 30 Jun 22
Preeya’s knowledge and kind demeanour was a delight. The work she did for me relieved a lot of pain, and invigorated me. She blended massage therapy with what she is learning in her osteopathy training and delivered exceptional results, relieving pain that I didn’t even know I had, while targeting the issues I brought in to get addressed. I have already booked my next appointment with her.read more
Kay Jameson
20:59 20 Jun 22
Melanie is one of the best at what she does! I highly recommend her to anyone that is experiencing any sort of pain or discomfort. She is very welcoming and will make you feel like a million bucks after a session with her! Go see her, you will NOT regret it!read more
Michael oSobrevinas
20:04 18 Jun 22
They listen to the issues that you present and try to provide effective treatments to assist. So far it has been pleasant and unrushed experience for me, unlike what I have experienced at some other clinics.
Niko Omniscient
00:38 06 Jun 22
I recently worked with Prashant Desai. It was an excellent treatment and I will come back and see him again. He carefully listened to my issues and let me know how he felt we should approach treatment. During the treatment, he continuously checked that I was doing ok. I appreciated that. Very good experience.read more
Brent
20:02 24 May 22
I am very happy I found this clinic! From the moment I called the receptionist was so helpful and friendly. I had a couple message appointments with Prashant and he is a fantastic therapist. He is very good and his technique, I will definitely refer him and this clinic.read more
Shirlene Solis
19:25 24 May 22
Went for a reiki healing and it was amazing. Vanessa had made me feel very comfortable and felt much better afterward
Marsha Chandra
14:04 20 May 22
I had the best massage therapy sessions at Royal York Massage clinic. I already had 2 sessions and can say that they all are very professional. I had my first session with Preeya and 2nd with Prashant. They both have excellent skills and very depth knowledge. You will meet Rebecca at front and she is very welcoming and keeps your appointment and reminders on track. I have a peace of mind about my therapy sessions since I found this clinic.read more
Ankit Chaubey
17:38 10 May 22
I did a web search for an RMT in my area and for evening hours. This was my first visit at RYMT. Prashant Desai was my RMT. He was very professional and made me feel at ease. The massage was very relaxing and I will definitely go back to keep up with maintenance due to my job.Thank you.read more
Angie P
00:15 09 May 22
Lisa is brilliant! She is working on my very sore shoulder and making great progress. I highly recommend her.
Lynn Spencer
22:00 05 May 22
I met Melanie Jones this morning for RMT neck and shoulder and head massage. My boyfriend recommended her to me. She used some finger puncture technique to get rid of my tinnitus and my stick neck. Melanie Jones is a very caring RMT. I would strongly recommend her to anyone experiencing stiff neck discomfort.read more
Sherry Da Yang
22:31 06 Apr 22
Fantastic first experience with Royal York Massage team. Clean, nice space, friendly staff and I was lucky enough to have Melanie as my therapist and she was awesome! Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great massage in Etobicoke.
Blaire Fraser
20:24 06 Apr 22
The experience was positive (as usual) and I'll be sure to return as I feel the need a good massage, to loosen up those tight muscles and just generally reset!
Ed
13:19 31 Mar 22
Igal my RMT is the best - hands down. With the nicest reception- we’re good friends here.
H Kang
05:05 26 Mar 22
Melanie has treated me over several years and her expertise, experience, professionalism and lovely personality keep me coming back! I had a session yesterday and feel so much better today…I’ve booked my next few appointments in advance so I don’t forget to take care of myself (or more aptly, to let Melanie take care of me!). Thanks to you and the rest of the team for a wonderful experience as alwaysread more
Adaire Seagrave
12:32 24 Mar 22
Lisa Thibando the RMT was amazing. Great pressure and technique. I did not realize how tight my body was till after the session. Professional, courteous and skilled. I am glad I tried RYMT.
C. D'Costa
22:20 18 Mar 22
I have had wonderful experiences with all of the practitioners here. Super professional staff with a diversity of specialty skillsets.
Leanne Burton
14:50 18 Mar 22
I went to go see Lisa after having months of issues with my shoulder and neck. The discomfort was unbearable. I was constantly uncomfortable, unable to stand, sit or sleep. I was advised by medical professionals to go to physio and to see a chiropractor. I attended an appointment with Lisa at Royal York Massage Therapy under the advice of a friend and I have to say she is a miracle worker. I felt a huge difference after just one session; I was actually able to have a full night sleep without any pain or discomfort. After the third session my neck and shoulder issues have completely diminished. I'm happy to say my issues have been resolved without having to see a chiropractor or physiotherapist!read more
Mary Hontar
17:19 20 Dec 21
Melanie is the best massage therapist I ever had. I suffered from neck and back pain due to previous sport injury and posture. I always came out relieved and relax. Thank you Mel!
Juliana Huang
15:21 26 Oct 21
Every time I get a massage with my girl - Jessica - I feel nothing but relief after. Hands down my favorite RMT yet, she really gets in every little crack and she is really informative. My hip is quite tight and after seeing Jessica i can literally go a month sometimes longer without feeling pain again.read more
Amanda Garcia
19:26 02 Mar 21
Cassandra is the best RMT hands down! Best ashiatsu massage and regular massage! You actually get deep tissue and pain relief!
Stephanie Veliz
15:05 09 Feb 21
I always recommend this place to my family and friends. My practitioners approach was detailed and methodical. After various sports related injuries, I can vouch that this place and my RMT Igal Untershats are the reasons why I believe in Massage Therapy as a form rehabilitation. If you're looking for a place that cares about you and your well being, you will not be disappointed.read more
Zohra Hakim
21:22 09 Dec 20
Lisa is an amazing.
michael bamford
00:28 15 Sep 20
I started seeing Marie Ange to help with chronic pain in my neck, shoulder, back and leg approximately a year ago. She was able to help me function normally, literally felt like walking on air every time I left a session and for up to a week. Slowly I was able to stretch my appointments from weekly to biweekly to monthly. I have missed her greatly through this pandemic, she is professional and knowledgeable. She is kind, she is funny, she has great stories of France! and as I write this review I am comfortable enough with all precautions the clinic has taken to call for an appointment. See you soon!read more
Tonina Tesolin
13:45 08 Aug 20
I've been visiting Melanie Jones and she does an amazing job. Will keep coming.
Elena G.
17:36 02 Jul 20
Marie-Ange is an excellent and professional practitioner. She was able to help with my chronic pain issues and is highly skilled and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!
Mia Oripo
17:31 18 Jun 20
Igal is one of the best RMTs I've encountered. He is highly skilled and is always looking to improve his practice. He is the only RMT that has been able to decrease my chronic pain issues. He is also highly professional and creates a safe and welcoming environment.read more
Rosa Dragonetti
17:29 18 Jun 20
Melanie is a fantastic massage therapist! Great service.
Katelin Dolega
17:37 14 Mar 20
I had 60min massage with Colleen Man and man was it phenomenal. I do ultrasound so my neck, shoulders and hips get extremely tight but they were no match for this small-framed rock star. She was strong and methodical. She explained everything as she went along and asked if the pressure needed adjusting which made me know she was paying attention to what she was doing. She was intuitive with the tightest spots and gave them the extra attention needed. She gave a phenomenally therapeutic massage which was an unexpected delight. I will definitely be booking my next session soon. Thanks Colleen!!read more
Stacy Joseph
19:02 03 Dec 19
I have had stiffness in my shoulders, back and lower back for quite some time but Cassandra Pope had the best way to release the tension in my back with appropriate massage techniques with the right amount of pressure.. Hats off to her understanding of each and every pain point.. Thank you.. Amazing experienceread more
Ridisha Roy
22:42 25 Nov 19
Great staff and service!
John Del Rosario
23:49 14 Nov 19
Convenient location. Great staff.
Rick Morris
03:57 10 Nov 19
Had the worst sciatic pain for over a month. Melanie Jones FIXED me in 1 visit. This is not a joke. She is beyond the best therapist I have ever had and if you see her, she absolutely will fix you. Mel, can't thank you enough. You literally saved me!
Neil Doctorow
03:45 05 Nov 19
Does a great massage on sore back.
Dave Knott
03:43 12 Oct 19
Hilary is a kind, caring naturopathic doctor. She is very knowledgeable and when not sure does her research. Always returns my emails with helpful suggestions. So glad I found her.
Nancy Stewart
16:02 21 Jul 19
Great people great service and parking at the back!
Nelly Lalany
13:13 30 Mar 19
After trying many osteopaths over the past few years I finally found a place I can keep going back to. Very professional, great therapists on staff, comfortable environment and easy booking system. I would highly recommend trying this place.
Y R
15:00 13 Nov 18
I really enjoyed the osteopath treatment and the practitioner's professionalism.
Nancy Serron
09:43 28 Aug 18
Melanie is a talented RMT. Seen her many times and always hits the spots. Great person too!
Caleb King
22:12 20 Jul 18
I was visiting the area from out of town and they were able to accommodate me on very short notice. Cassandra did an excellent job and was able to clear up all of the tightness in my calves. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an rmt. The fact that they offer direct billing to insurers is a huge plus.read more
Alex Miller
14:34 29 Mar 18
Melanie is absolutely wonderful. The entire team is pleasant and knows their stuff. I highly recommend RYMT.
Lola Macanowicz
21:38 30 Jan 18
Amazing knowledgeable therapists. I've been using them exclusively for over a year now.
Ruth Akierman
13:13 28 Jan 18
This neighbourhood business has helped multiple staff members with persistent aches and pains, making us healthier and more productive.
Arts Etobicoke
18:03 20 Sep 17
Cassandra is an excellent massage therapist.
Chris Bower
21:17 11 Jul 17
Massages are great. I have seen a number of the therapists and they are dedicated, listen to your needs and experienced at massage. Highly recommended.
Henry Janzen
05:19 04 Apr 17
I have been to Royal York Massage Therapy a number of times and each time Melanie has given me a massage. She is amazing! She is without a doubt one of the best massage therapists I have ever had over the years. She has really strong, experienced hands. After I come out of a session with her all the aches and pains have disappeared completely. She is always checking the pressure throughout the session and is extremely thorough.She is truly a gifted masseuse and knows her craft! I would book a session with Melanie at least once a week if I could! I look forward to booking more sessions with her in 2013!read more
Ann McDonald
02:53 29 Dec 12