Registered Massage Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist (CC)
Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Location: Queen & Bathurst
Ilana is a registered massage therapist and provider of contemporary medical/neurofunctional acupuncture. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy at the top of her class and works there as a teaching assistant. She also holds a diploma from the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
Ilana's approach is to listen to her patients and work with them to try to understand what could be causing or contributing to their discomfort, so they can both agree on the best treatment plan. This includes considering neurological, biomechanical, physiological, social, and emotional factors. Helping her patients feel better may involve a relaxation-based treatment and/or a therapeutic focus on a specific issue such as a sports injury or chronic pain.
Although Ilana treats a variety of patients, she has a particular interest in sports massage and has treated athletes in clinic and at a wide range of events, including the Toronto Marathon, the Invictus Games, and the Masters Indigenous Games. She is a Certification Candidate of the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association (CSMTA-CC). Ilana's interest in sports massage is inspired by her passion for cycling, rock climbing, hiking, ice skating, and kayaking.