Sara Throness RMT
Registered Massage Therapy
Services Offered: Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Lymph Drainage (General Full Body Sweep), Lymph Drainage (Localized), Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment (N.I.S.A.), Reflexology, Registered Massage Therapy, Shiatsu Therapy, Sports Massage
Born in Alberta and raised in Vancouver, Sara found her passion for sports and active travel early. After adventuring through South East Asia and the U.S., Sara spent five years leading cycling and hiking excursions throughout Europe and the Canadian Rockies. In 2007, she took a 700-hour spa therapy course at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage and began working in healthcare, treating clients at various B.C. heli-ski lodges and spas. Over the next five years, Sara gained training and work experience in a wide range of modalities such as reflexology, myofascial release, shiatsu, hot stone, Swedish, ayurvedic, sports, aromatherapy and pregnancy massage.
In 2011, Sara took a 200-hour hatha yoga teacher training course in Vancouver with Open Source yoga, enriching her massage practice and understanding of movement and the human body. She also earned her certification as a doula and began assisting births in Vancouver. This immersion in healthcare nurtured a desire for a deeper understanding of the human body. In 2012, she moved to Toronto and enrolled at Sutherland Chan’s registered massage therapy program. She is now registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and is also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
In addition to her professional training, Sara’s own health challenges have informed her understanding of the power of massage therapy to treat a range of issues including postural misalignments, sports related injuries, whiplash, TMJ dysfunction, cancer, surgery and scar tissue.
Sara’s short-term goals for continuing education include craniosacral therapy, Vodder’s manual lymph drainage, visceral manipulation, and neuromuscular integrated structural alignment (NISA).
With passion, strong hands and a deep sense of intuition, Sara brings her varied skills to every massage and tailors each treatment to suit the client’s individual needs.