Chantal Milot RMT and Associates

Chantal Milot, RMT & associates - Toronto at Yonge & Eglinton

Massage Therapy in Toronto, ON (Yonge & Eglinton)

Chantal Milot RMT and Associates in the Yonge & Eglinton area of Toronto, ON specializes in a variety of massage therapy techniques including Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish massage and Active Release Techniques.

Our Registered Massage Therapists will help you to relax tense muscles and restore range of montion in the neck and shoulder. Our mission is to assist our community achieve optimal health through our massage therapy services and guidance.

Deep Tissue and Sports Massage specialist since 2007



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Book directly online using this link. If your suffering from back, shoulder, neck pain, headaches, muscle tension and other related ailments, we will design a treatment plan to help you get back on track faster than ever!

We also provide Kinesio Taping to facilitate better results!

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is an umbrella name that covers different types of massage strokes to manipulate the body’s soft tissues in order to relax and provide pain and stress relief.

Our treatments are based on the latest scientific evidence for results, and we are completely invested in your health, and aim to provide you with outstanding care. We listen to your concerns, and explain our treatments to the best of our ability, so that you may understand what we do, and how to be an active participant in your care.

Benefits of masssage therapy may include:

  • Reduces or Eliminates Pain and Discomfort;
  • Improves Circulation;
  • Improves Joint Mobility;
  • Reduces Fatigue;
  • Improves Immune System Functioning;
  • Reduces Stress;
  • Reduces Depression;
  • Promotes Detoxification;
  • Reduces Muscle Tension;
  • Increases Body Awareness;
  • Promotes Relaxation;
  • Improves Sleep Quality.

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing, and it may even help after an injury.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that involves gently but firmly kneading the muscle fibers, ligaments and tendons in order to promote the release of tension. It is most commonly used as a therapy that is focused on one or more specific issues, and a massage therapist must have a thorough understanding of the tissue layers under the skin in order to give a safe and effective deep tissue massage. Although massage may not necessarily be considered a medical treatment, it does involve manipulating the body, and there are therefore some things to consider before you go in for massage therapy. Here are the pros and cons of deep tissue massage.

This type of treatment may use Swedish massage techniques, such as trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, Active Release Technique, joint manipulation as well as deep tissue petrissage to release muscles and relieve pain.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapy uses similar methods of manipulating the skin, yet tends to be more focussed on sports related areas of pain. Sports massage is dedicated to improving sports performance, boosting flexibility and mobility and handling/alleviating/preventing potential injuries.

Trigger Point Therapy

When you say that you have “muscle knots,” you are talking about myofascial trigger points.There are no actual knots involved, of course — it’s just a metaphor. Although their true nature is uncertain, the main theory is that a trigger point (TrP) is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle, an isolated spasm affecting just a small patch of muscle tissue (not a whole-muscle spasm like a “charlie horse” or cramp That small patch of knotted muscle cuts off its own blood supply, which irritates it even more.

Trigger Points can be treated by applying an ischemic compression. This can recreate the referral pain although a good therapist will work within your pain threshold (If you can comfortably breath through it, it is a good pain. If you have to tense up or hold your breath, you must ask your therapist to reduce the pressure).

Myofascial Release 

Myofascial Release is a form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension. Myofascial Release is a manual therapy technique that is utilized to help relieve pain and tension that is due to injury or stress. It involves releasing and unwinding the fascia (connective tissue) that surrounds each muscle and interconnects all of the other internal parts of the body. This tissue layer, which connects every muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, and organ in our bodies, can store memories of physical trauma. Releasing these restrictions allows us to discharge recurring emotional as well as physical pain. Sessions can include craniosacral work, stretching techniques, and deep touch.

Myofascial Release has been used effectively to treat low back pain, headaches, stiff neck, shoulder injuries, arthritic conditions, sports injuries and more.

Neck and Shoulders Massage

Our neck and shoulders massage uses Swedish massage techniques which involve manipulation of the soft tissues - muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue and joint capsules. This massage is ideal for relaxing tense muscles, and restoring range of motion in the neck and shoulders. ART and trigger point therapy may be used to release scar tissue or increase range of motion in the neck and shoulders. Stretches for the neck, pectorals and shoulders may also be used to provide a longer lasting effect.

Stress and Relaxation Massage

Stress and Relaxation Massage is useful to undo the postural effects and muscle stress accumulated by sitting at a computer all day. Those who have more physical type jobs where they have to stand, walk around, or lift things, also may find relaxation massage useful to undo the stress on their bodies caused by lifting or moving the wrong way. For many, this may be presented as stiffness and pain in the low back, upper back, neck and shoulders, which can be made worse by our jobs, which can be easily remedied by an effective relaxation massage. 

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.

The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering our patients the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio® Tex Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.

Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for preventative maintenance, deem and to treat pain. In this type of session lasting about 15-20 minutes, assessment will be taken, and take will be applied to alleviate of prevent pain. Corrective exercises may also be given to promote tissue strengthening or correct biomechanics which could be causing your pain.

NeuroKinetic Therapy

NeuroKinetic Therapy™ corrective movement system, is a sophisticated assessment and treatment modality that addresses the causes of dysfunctional movement/coordination problems at their root in the motor control center in the cerebellum. The motor control center stores these patterns and directs their completion through the spinal cord and the muscles. The motor control center learns through failure.

During this treatment, muscles are tested. Weak or misfiring muscles are corrected to diminish pain and/or increase range of motion. Exercises to promote lasting results are prescribed. Please note: Neurokinetic Therapy is a protocol which is more effective with weekly sessions, for 6-8 weeks, but is extremely successful in eliminating acute or chronic pain, assuming that the participant will performs his prescribed exercises daily.

Please note: Neurokinetic Therapy is a protocol which is more effective with weekly sessions, for 6-8 weeks, but is extremely successful in eliminating acute or chronic pain, assuming that the participant will performs his prescribed exercises daily.

Seniors Massage

Seniors massage takes in to account the changing needs of aging clients. Lotion may be used to ensure that the skin, which may be frail, is not disrupted. Special considerations are made for people with conditions that come along with age such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and circulatory or respiratory conditions. Massage techniques may be modified to accommodate medications (e.g., anticoagulants may cause bruising so pressure would need to be modified). Accommodations can be made for limited or no mobility and when combined with self care regimens of hydrotherapy and remedial exercise, massage can help increase range of motion, and provide some relief from your day to day aches and pains.

Seniors massage may be beneficial for relaxation, arthritis, fractures, circulatory dysfunction, swelling, edema, injury, muscle fatigue, surgery, osteoporosis, low back pain, and muscle spasms.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is performed with a focus on the safety and comfort of the expectant mother. A soothing and therapeutic approach is taken to relieve the discomforts associated with the pregnancy,help the client relax and prevent fatigue. During this treatment, swedish massage is used and may include deep work to the neck and shoulders, lymphatic draining may be used to relieve swelling in the hands and feet, face and scalp massage to relieve headaches and foot massage may also be used, depending on each client's needs.

Your body is going through a lot and massage can help reduce the pain and discomfort from some of the symptoms associated with the changes your body is going through.

Pregnancy massage lightens stress on weight-bearing joints and may alleviate many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy including: muscular discomforts, lower-back pain, upper-back pain, headaches, leg cramps, sciatica, stiffness, tension and knots, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, varicose veins, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, neck pain, interscapular pain, sacroiliac and hip joint pain and constipation

We specialize in the treatment of the following conditions.

  • Acute Neck Pain, or Torticolis (inability to turn head without sharp pain);
  • Shoulder Pain;
  • Plantar Fasciitis;
  • Low Back Pain or Hip Pain (inability to sit, bend or move without pain, acute or chronic Sciatica (pain that shoots down your hip and leg);
  • SI Joint Pain;
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries & Frozen Shoulder;
  • Headache;
  • Herniated Disc or Degenerative Disc Disease;
  • TMJ Pain or Jaw Pain;
  • Runners (knee, achilles, hip pain, IT Band, acute or chronic);
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome;
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow;
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome;
  • Postural Re-alignment (treatments addressing Forward Head);
  • Posture (Kyphosis), and Sway Back (Lordosis);
  • Acute Spasms (“tweaks”).

About Us

Established in 2009, Chantal Milot RMT and Associates is a team of like-minded health professionals providing a variety of massage therapy treatments in the Yonge and Eglinton area, in Toronto, ON.

Our vision is to continue our reputation of excellence while putting our clients' needs first. We firmly believe in providing research-based, ethical and effective treatments to our clients. Our mission is to assist our community achieve optimal health through our services and guidance.

We encourage individuals to take charge of their health, to steer them in a positive direction and are committed to building long-term relationship with our clients based on trust and honesty in a relaxed and laid back environment. We will do our best to correct misinformation when we see it, and strive to keep our education current with the most relevant techniques used today.

Chantal Milot, Registered Massage Therapist 

Chantal has been involved in health and fitness, as an athlete and as a personal trainer for over 20 years. She studied Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and after working as a personal trainer for a few years, pursued a career in Massage Therapy. Chantal graduated with Honours from the ICT Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy in 2007.

As a competitive athlete in several disciplines, for many years herself, Chantal tends to naturally gravitate towards deep tissue and sports massage therapy, but also rather enjoys giving relaxing therapeutic massages, ideal to help melt away all of the week's stress.

Chantal has been working in private practice since 2009, where she personally specializes in deep tissue massage techniques as well as sports massage, to address a myriad of repetitive strain injuries, ranging from acute to chronic. She also utilizes Neurokinetic Therapy to correctly asses the root cause of any injury, to devise a successful treatment plan designed to restore the injured structure or muscle causing pain.

Chantal provides massage therapy services to men, women and children of all ages in a clean, professional and quiet environment, and is often nicknamed 'Thumbs of Steel', due to her freakish strength. Her treatments generally include modalities such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Active Release Therapy to provide the most effective rehabilitative Deep Tissue/Sports Treatments possible, but she may also provide a soothing touch, ideal for the most relaxing massages.

Over the years, she has worked successfully with high profile MMA fighters, professional dancers and acrobats, Boston marathoners, triathletes, pre-olympic swimmers, track athletes, bodybuilders, crossfiters, and olympic weightlifters. Although relaxation massage isn't her specialty, Chantal has also loved working in Spas where she would provide a softer and relaxing touch to many different populations, including but not limited to the elderly, ‘desk jockeys’, new mommies or mommies-to- be.

Cagla Baktiroglu, Registered Massage Therapist

Cagla obtained the Bachelors degree in Kinesiology (Honours) from the University of Windsor. She recently graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH).

Cagla has devoted her life to sport and movement. Her full body approach will help to address asymmetries and imbalances of the body to improve form and function, all while decreasing pain and discomfort. Her skills are not limited by her experience and improvement will be felt when you leave the clinic at work, during play and in everyday life.

She has worked with a variety of clients with a range of needs including fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorders and stroke. Also, she is well versed in the demands that athletes put on their body and the performance that they demand from their tissues. Massage can help improve, prevent or relieve the discomfort and pain associated with sport performance.

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