Meet our Registered Massage Therapists
We have amazing therapists at Uptown, ready to give your body the attention it deserves!
Sharlene Yuen, RMT
Sharlene’s interest in Massage Therapy began while studying Psychology and dance at the University of Calgary. With a background in the Performing Arts, health and wellness have always been important aspects of her life. While talking a health psychology course in University, she became very interested in how our mental, emotional and physical well-being affects our lives on a daily basis and how touch can be used therapeutically to heal. In 2009, Sharlene graduated with honors from Elmcrest College. Upon graduation, she has worked in both spas as well as fitness centres and is very happy to finally call Moksha Yoga Uptown her “home”.
Sharlene enjoys providing both relaxation and therapeutic massage and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their health and wellness goals. Sharlene is looking very forward to furthering her education in order to bring more techniques to her work.
Monday 11:30am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am – 7:30pm
Friday 11:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ashley Turney, Holistic Health Practitioner
Ashley is a Sutherland-Chan Graduate and became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2009. Before massage she worked as a make-up artist. During this time she noticed how postural discomfort was a common complaint among clients, and wanted to help. A career in Massage Therapy was a natural choice. She began her career working in fitness and multidisciplinary clinics. Ashley has assisted people in all stages of life from children to the elderly to palliative care. In addition to providing physical relief from injury, Ashley has helped those suffering from cancer and cancer treatment side effects and chronic pain syndromes.
Ashley is known for providing effective treatment plans for those suffering from mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders. She feels that the calm, centered energy at Moksha will bring out the best in her practice.
Ashley has studied music and voice all her life. She combines her knowledge of music with massage by treating musicians with instrument specific postural pain and repetitive strain injuries. She also provides ergonomic suggestions for a variety of rhythm and horn instruments.
Please note: Ashley is currently not offering Registered Massage Therapy at Moksha Yoga Uptown. She is able to provide Thai Yoga Massage, bodywork, and energy work, but will be unable to issue an insurance receipt for benefits.
Jennifer Hay, RMT
Jennifer Hay is a graduate of the Sutherland Chan School & Teaching Clinic. During her time as a student she took great interest in neurology and human anatomy. She demonstrated this through working with individuals who suffered from Central Nervous System Dysfunctions such as; Cerebral palsy, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis. Her love of anatomy has spurred her interest in sports related injuries and massage, which she is currently practicing.
Jennifer has also completed an outreach massage therapy program at Princess Margaret Lodge out patient cancer care where she provided massage therapy to those receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Trained in pre and post natal massage, Jennifer is a versatile and well rounded massage therapist.When it comes to her clients, Jennifer believes that education and communication is key to attaining their best results. She puts an emphasis on individualizing each treatment to match the clients goals and current presentation.
Kyra Dougherty, RMT
Kyra’s passion began with her intensive education at Sutherland-Chan, but has truly blossomed by incorporating what she’s learned from working in yoga studios. Through learning about subtle body anatomy and meditation, as well as incorporating yoga into her recommended remedial exercise, her treatments have become very focused on healing and getting in touch with your body.
Swedish massage, Lymphatic drainage, Myofascial release, Prenatal massage, Deep tissue massage, Trigger point therapy, Remedial exercise, Hydrotherapy
Sunday 11:00am -7:00pm
Cassandra Colley, RMT
Cassandra’s interest in massage therapy began with her own experience with injury and chronic pain. After experiencing the positive difference massage made in the healing process, she couldn’t wait to help people with this wonderful practice. Before massage, Cassandra worked in arts and culture and is familiar with the physical toll office and computer work can take on a person.
She believes that healing begins in the mind, and approaches her practice by exploring the mind and body connection through the use of breath and body awareness. She is known for both her competency and creativity when it comes to helping people heal. The eternal student, she is constantly expanding her knowledge through workshops and research to deepen her understanding of the body.
She has completed multiple placements in the exercise industry which familiarized her with injury at all stages of healing while providing her with the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages. One of her most rewarding outreach opportunities was working with the women of a local women’s shelter.
She has also worked with pre and post operative cancer patients, neurological disorders, individuals with mental and emotional disorders, and postural dysfunctions such as scoliosis and whiplash.
Swedish massage, Lymphatic drainage, Myofascial release techniques, Trigger point therapy, Relaxation treatments.
Thursday 11:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Courtney Condon, RMT
RMT Courtney Condon currently splits her time between her small hometown in Muskoka and the city of Toronto she has grown to love. Her keen desire to inspire change and healing in people led her to study Massage Therapy at Sutherland Chan, where she graduated in 2007.
From that time until now, Courtney has worked in a variety of settings, including spas, small clinics, wellness clinics and her own mobile practice. While she enjoys the variety and challenge of working with people of all ages, stages of health and gender, she has always had a special interest in treating women through the stages of pregnancy. Her passion for working with prenatal clients also led her to study as a Doula in 2013. With ten years of experience, Courtney joined the Uptown wellness team in September 2016.
Courtney is acutely aware of the anxiety, stress, and pain affecting people’s lives today. She understands the critical connection between the mind and body and how she can facilitate healing with clear – and often immediate – results in both pain relief and emotional well-being. Regardless of whether she is providing a relaxation or therapeutic based treatment, the goal is always to have the client walk out with a smile on his or her face and ease in their stride.
Tuesday 12:00pm – 8:00pm