Phil is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and a graduate of Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek. In 2015 he finished his term as a non-council member for the CMTO Discipline Committee and volunteers monthly as an active member of his organization.
Phil has over ten years of experience in the fitness industry. A graduate from the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Fanshawe College, Phil has been certified as a Personal Trainer, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist , Community Food Advisor and a Group Fitness Instructor, having taught Spinning, Yoga Fitness, Core and Bootcamp classes. As a Trainer Educator, Phil has trained countless new personal trainers and group fitness instructors.
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health and wellness plan. It can help you when you are injured, stressed, in chronic pain, or simply in need of a little relaxation and balance. Phil will work with you to create a treatment plan specific to your needs. A treatment with Phil is a unique experience, many people achieving progress they hadn't thought previously possible. He can incorporate Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage or muscle release techniques to give you the best possible results.
Alex is a graduate of Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Previously, she spent 2 years at Brock University studying biology.
Alex has been very active in the recent years as a lifeguard and has history as a competitive swimmer. Being a former athlete (hockey, field hockey, soccer), she has a good understanding of how sports impact the body. Through this, she can find the most effective treatment plan to help assist athletes with any injuries or training goals. Specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue therapeutic massage, Alex can create well rounded treatment plans to help meet each individual's goals and needs.
Alex is continuing her education into women's care, as well as peri-natal treatments. She also offers Hot Stone and Aromatherapy as part of her massage treatments. Find out more about use of heat & essential oils, or click the link to BOOK ONLINE with Alex
Daniel DeBruyne graduated with his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto after completing his undergraduate at Brock University in Kinesiology. He has had a variety of work experiences; working in occupational health clinics, private practice clinics, the medical-surgical intensive care unit and neurological rehabilitation. Dan has just returned from the UK where he practiced physiotherapy in both a gym-based clinic and a local hospital.
Dan has completed courses in Spinal Manual Therapy, Acupuncture and Athletic taping. He enjoys weight training, swimming and playing competitive soccer and volleyball. He currently lives in St.Catharines with his wife.
Jay is a graduate from Trillium College and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Jay spent two years at McMaster University where he was recruited to play for the Varsity football team in 2009. After getting injured himself and changing career paths, Jay spent the next four years devoting himself to healing others through functional exercise and therapeutic massage.
Jay has dedicated himself to understanding the human body and becoming a well-rounded therapist. As a former high-level athlete, Jay understands how important it is to have a well understood prehab and rehab regimen. Through his personal experience with training and massage therapy, he has acquired the knowledge to help people of all ages and all body types. Jay has also developed self-care treatment methods for injuries using rollers, lacrosse balls and bands. His focus is on effectively creating long lasting treatment benefits for his patients.
Jay continuously adds to his ‘tool belt’ of therapeutic skills. He currently practices techniques such as Cupping, myofascial release therapy, joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, deep-tissue or sport massage & Fascial Stretch Therapy. He also teaches the Stretch/Mobility Class here at the ProActive Centre. Jay believes a mixture of therapeutic massage as well as functional training skills allows patients to work and move at the highest possible level, and achieve the results they desire.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Matthew is a graduate from the Brock University Faculty of Applied Health Sciences with his Masters focused on Sport Psychology. He is in his fourth year as a PhD candidate and instructor at Brock, continuing to hone his craft in the field of Sport Psychology and is currently a Professional Member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association.
Matthew has worked with numerous varsity teams at Brock such as Men’s and Women’s basketball, wrestling, rowing, volleyball, curling, soccer, cross country and hockey. He has also worked with many local sport teams and organization around the Niagara region. With his colleagues at Brock and the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario, he is now helping to spearhead the mental performance program for the NextGen rowers in the Brock hub. His focus is on athletes who are hoping to compete in 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris. In his spare time, he has spent the last 10 years volunteer coaching basketball for CYO in St Catharines.
One of Matthew’s main research areas has been Positive Youth Development and the importance of participating in organized sport for healthy developmental outcomes. His PhD research is focusing on helping athletes perform under pressure and trying to understand the psychological and physiological causes of why athletes ‘choke’ under pressure. He uses specific assessments including Heart Rate Variability Training (see Blog February 2019) to identify and address areas that can limit peak performance. With the skills developed through mental performance consulting being highly transferable from sport to other areas, such as school & work, Matthew’s goal is to help his clients improve in all aspects of their lives and continue to positively develop healthy life outcomes.