Amy Tanaka

Registered Massage Therapist

As a child, Amy used to stand on the back of her parents’ chairs and massage them just for fun, and today Amy is a Registered Massage Therapist who takes pride in her thorough and compassionate approach to treatment. Amy’s main goal in her career is to help people improve their quality of life and ensure that her patients live comfortably in their daily life. 

Amy was always intrigued by injury recovery and how physical activity made her feel, playing competitive soccer for 11 years. She got her first gym membership when she was 14 years old, which heightened her fascination of anatomy, body mechanics, and fitness. This interest led her to the Physical and Health Education program at Queen’s University where she graduated with honours in 2018. The 4-year program solidified Amy’s passion for working with people face-to-face in a health care setting and she was quick to attend Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. She completed the advanced standing program in 2019 and has been striving to make a physical difference in peoples’ lives ever since.

Amy is committed to providing exceptional care by conducting full body assessments so she can develop an objective image of her patient’s presentation. This assessment involves questions about lifestyle, health history, mental health, and wellness goals so she can contribute to her patients’ full spectrum of health. Amy has detailed experience treating chronic pain and stress, TMJ dysfunction, tendonitis, acute injuries, headaches, and multiple sclerosis, with a particular interest in pre/post-natal treatment and care. Amy uses a variety of techniques and modalities such as fascial stretching, deep tissue massage, lymph drainage, muscle energy techniques, and joint mobilizations. 

Amy is always eager to learn more so she can do more and attends workshops to constantly expand and improve her practice. Amy is attentive to the uniqueness of each individual patient and will go above and beyond to do additional research so she can provide effective and personalized treatments for everyone.

When she’s not in clinic, Amy likes to spend her free time pursuing creative ideas or enjoying the outdoors. She can be found writing, embroidering, hiking, kayaking, doing a DIY project, or camping off the grid whenever possible. Amy loves to socialize and values quality time with her friends and family.