Meet Our Community Healing Practitioners
Practitioners provide treatments on a volunteer basis as a service to our community. We are working within a vision of healthcare where income is not a determinant for receiving complementary or alternative care.
If you are able to afford treatments, we encourage you to book with our team to further encourage and support the work we are doing to provide a free clinic. You will find therapist contact information below their bio.
Healing Resistanc, holistic & remedial massage, Scarwork ( specialising in top surgery & c-sections)
Manna is a queer massage and scarwork therapist whose work holds space for & centres those experiencing or resisting oppression & those working towards collective liberation. Her bodywork practice that is rooted in the political, retaining a commitment to understand the complexity of how our social political environment impacts our health & nervous systems, and how essential it is to facilitate release of trauma responses in our bodies. Her practice is consent led, trauma aware, queer, trans & sex worker inclusive.
Crainosacral Therapy, Homeopathy
Millie is a birth and postpartum Doula, a perinatal mental health advocate and a homeopath. She will be offering craniosacral therapy (www.craniosacralbiodynamics.ca).
Her objective is to orient to your own innate health and well-being and gently witness the body’s unique unfolding which holding a space of complete acceptance; a space where all of you is welcome.
Wanda is first generation Nicaraguan and half second generation Polish. Their a Massage Therapist since 2021 that practices Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology and Shiatsu. They believe in making Massage Therapy accessible to radicalized folks and offering space to heal body and spirit. Focusing on healing the BIPOC community within.
Massage Therapist, Acupressure and Yoga Therapist
Rafaelle is a new mom and she is back with a magic touch! She has been practicing shiatsu and swedish massage for almost 10 years now. Her many travellings in the East brought her to learn and assimilate the philosophies and ways of approaching health in a humane way. She dived into Old Ayurvedic principles in Kerala and translate them into the « now body » with both massage and yoga but mainly with breathing exercises. Thai massage and stretchings have been learnt at Wat Po, the most ancient school Bangkok knows. Here in Montreal, she also learnt northern style of Tuina with the help of Xin Wang and his knowledge past from his grandfather.
Lately she finished a yoga teacher training with Sylvie Tremblay at Yoga Sangha.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
Do you suffer from chronic pain or tensions in the upper back and neck area? From your shoulders to hands because of computer work? Maybe the lower back? Renaud will help you to breathe better and more deeply, working with your pain, not against it.It will be a chair massage session.More about Renaud: www.NRmassage.ca
Suparna Choudhury is Co-Founder of the Family Care Collective and Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Culture, Mind & Brain Program at the Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University. Her research is at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and anthropology.
Naturopathy/Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Yoga-Meditation
Sonia Osorio has a Master’s level training homeopathic medicine and naturopathy. She is also a massage therapist and a certified yoga instructor and meditation practitioner with over 20-years’ experience in mind-body approaches to health and well-being. For several years, Sonia worked as a writer and editor in medical and health care publishing, and she has also helped develop and facilitate teaching curricula for various organizations. She has worked with individuals in areas related to physical and emotional trauma, addiction, women’s health, and gender issues. Her work is individualized and collaborative, encouraging us to broaden our perspective of what constitutes well-being – for ourselves and for our communities. Contact: livingbalancenow.com/en/home/
Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal (D.O.), awarded the clinical excellence prize in 2017. Dissertation at CEOM on the perception of the autonomic nervous system: “Phenomenological Perspectives on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).” Completed postgraduate courses on breastfeeding (Ingrid Bayot), plagiocephay (Dr. Thierry Marck) and perinatal care (Anne-Julie Morand, D.O.). Biodynamics Phases 1-6 and Pediatrics 1 with Dr. James Jealous
Bachelor of Art in Literature from UBC + YTT in Hatha Yoga with Lyne St.-Roch en 2011 + yoga for the spine with Judith Lasater in 2012 + retreats with Angela Farmer in 2017-2018.
Contact Raeven: https://twistedhairs.com/
Christopher practices Physiotherapy, Acupressure, energy healing, works with plant medicine, habit changes and pain prevention and relieving strategies. Find out more about Chris at http://physioalternative.ca.
Focusing, Nonviolent Communication
Passionate about the Uterus, Laura has always connected to the immense multi-level potential of creation and healing residing in her Uterus. She has done several studies in Female Rhythms with Sarah-Maria LeBlanc and is currently on a certification course in Focusing with Gina Cenciose. Her particular feminine gift-giving is the reconnection-healing of the uterus with the elements of nature, and ceremonial energy work. She proposes a guidance which supports the diving in inner ground to find the unconditional love in itself to accompany all that is buried (childhood and / or intergenerational wounds, trauma, personality and also our resources and our soul) to find our power, joy, vitality, gifts.
Kota [they/she] offers personalized blended Swedish massage sessions, centering the needs of gender and sexuality-subversive community and others living at the margins. Their practice is informed by experience in both clinical and spa settings as well as their background in politicized peer-based support work, full-spectrum doula work and popular education. Kota's offerings are guided by the principles of: Holistic access - Bodily autonomy - Informed consent - Trauma-awareness - Harm reduction.
You can find Kota at
Aoife Leonard has a holistic approach to massage therapy. She considers the individual in their totality — viewing the mind and body as inseparable and interrelated, with one constantly influencing the other. Massage is one of the tools she prefers to use to accompany people on their path equilibrating this mind-body relationship. She has a background in Swedish Massage, Shiatsu and Fasciatherapy.
Phone Number: 514 912-6483
Psycho-corporal and Ayurvedic massage therapist since 2008, she also accompanies birth/perinatal mourning and finishes a naturopathic course in perinatality. Following the birth of her daughter in 2011, she specializes in perinatality and Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). She works with women, the future and new women, to provide them with care and services tailored to their physical, spiritual and emotional transformations. She also offers various training courses on Ayurvedic manual therapies and workshops related to Ayurveda, femininity and motherhood in Montreal.
Acupressure and Reflexology
(age: babies 6 weeks to seniors)
Sally Lee is a mother to her 4 years old daughter, a certified acupressure, massage and yoga therapist. Also, she teaches pre&postnatal yoga classes, offers baby massage course and a gentle and natural birthing workshop to new parents and new parents-to-be. Sally believes the body consists of living wisdom and healing ability to attune itself to a balance. Parenthood, and especially motherhood, in the various spectrum of the meaning of the word, laid the creation in our consciousness before the action has taken place.
Guillaume is at the final stage of his training in osteopathy (5th year). Passionate about osteopathy, he approaches the body as a whole in order to optimize its ability to repair itself. Attentive to the needs of his patients, he loves working with adults, children and elderly. There are many possible reasons for an osteopathic consultation: as a preventive measure, following a trauma (fall, surgery, etc.), or for chronic symptoms or pain (muscular, joint, digestive, sleep, visceral, etc.)
Thai Yoga & Abdominal Massage
Courtney envisions a future that centres around the uterus. Her experience as a massage therapist, doula and community activist have all led her to work with and honour the sacred organ and our creative centre: the uterus. She specializes in reproductive health and justice, and digestive issues.
Light and Energy worker, Yoga Therapist and Life Coach
Trine is a trauma informed Yoga Therapist with over 2000h of training specializing in menstrual health and cycle wisdom, stress, chronic pain and fatigue. She is focused on women's care and empowerment on all levels physical, emotional and spiritual. She is a certified teacher of Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Dream and Kundalini Yoga, from Yasodhara Yoga. She is also a trained a life coach.
Trine is both in Denmark, but now lives here in Montreal with her husband and 7 year old daughter. Her work is based in her own experience with burnout, endometriosis and fibromyalgia.
Heather is a clinical herbalist-naturopath and has worked as a herbalist and community worker since
2008. She combines her science-based background with traditional western herbalism to treat a wide range on conditions using plants, with a focus on the nervous and digestive systems. Using a trauma-informed approach, she offers individual consultations as well as group workshops and
maintain a medicinal garden and dispensary.
Thai Yoga Massage
His gentle and enveloping practice is rooted in practical knowledge and understanding of breathing techniques, Yoga and Ayurveda - adapting is treatments to different individuals and needs. He is purpose is to assist, support and inspire others in their own healing journey.
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