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Rest, Relax & Unwind
BIO & PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY
Formerly the founder and owner of Toronto Bodyworks (2004-2021), Sue Sheedy returned to private practice in the spring of 2021.
Toronto Bodyworks was a labour of love and a desire to build a place that was patient centered and therapist supportive however due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Bodyworks permanently closed after 17 successful years.
Sue now continues doing what she loves - seeing patients and is still coaching RMTs and Acupuncturists to better their work through excellence in biomechanical training through their hands on approach and better business practices.
Building her career since 1995, Sue’s extensive training includes dual registration in both Massage Therapy and TCM Acupuncture.
Sue also holds a 2200 hour diploma in Shiatsu Therapy and certificates in NISA, Lymph Drainage, Craniosacral Therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Sports Massage, Thai Massage and more.
Sue has treated many conditions through her years of practice. She often sees patients with a variety of issues related to pain, stress and fatigue disorders which in turn can affect multiple systems in the body. This includes (but is not limited to) digestion, sleep, mood disorders, menstruation, anxiety, physical tension, pain and more.
Sue has worked with patients ranging from those in excellent health to those who are struggling. From the elderly to the disabled, office workers, athletes, people in all stages of pregnancy, physical labourers, students, children, infants and more.
Sue is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
RMT Massage Therapy
This style of bodywork is commonly used to relax and rejuvenate tired, sore muscles as well as joints and for general aches and pains. It is also an effective treatment for a variety of injuries, different types of tension, pregnancy discomfort and more.
Massage therapy can be helpful for conditions brought on by a dysregulated nervous system. These may include mood disorders, anxiety, depression multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue and others
Sue has many years of experience providing deep tissue massage but loves all depths and finding what works for each individual. Her focus is more about listening to the body's feedback and adjust as need to elicit an optimal response.
This service is booked as RMT Massage Therapy and is billed only as Massage Therapy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. These points are located on channels that carry qi (pronounced chee), the body’s energy. The needles release blocked qi, address deficiencies, and restore balance.
Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of (dis)eases including digestive issues, sleep disorders, stress, addiction, gynecological disorders and more.
Sue's style of needling is more gentle than traditional Chinese methods but she retains the needles longer than Japanese methods. This approach is more comfortable for the patient allowing the body to relax deeply into the session.
This service is booked as TCM Acupuncture and is outside of the scope of massage therapy. Acupuncture receipts only.
RMT SHIATSU THERAPY
TCM SHIATSU THERAPY
RMT SHIATSU THERAPY
RMT Shiatsu can be gentle to very deep.
This system of work addresses concerns in the scope of massage therapy (the assessment of the soft tissues and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain). Often patients with deep tension find this therapy works well to address specific areas of discomfort.
It can also be helpful to impact coordinated groups of muscles that work closely together (ie. lower back & hip flexors, rotator cuff and arm, neck and shoulder, etc...).
Overall, RMT shiatsu can be just as engaging and relaxing as regular massage therapy treatment.
The specific nature of this technique can help the RMT pinpoint and deliver effective relief to nagging issues not always helped by other modalities.l
Patient can be dressed in comfortable clothing or on the table between the sheets, same as for massage. This service is billed as RMT Massage as we remain within the scope of practice for massage therapy.
TCM SHIATSU THERAPY
TCM Shiatsu uses the same meridian system as acupuncture but with the use of physical pressure from the therapist's hands, thumbs, and elbows, instead of needles.
This style of shiatsu is sometimes referred to as Acupressure and Sue practices Zen Shiatsu which is a personalized treatment based on the patient’s presentation and comfort level.
For example, instead of only using pressure points indicated for headaches, Zen Shiatsu may involve liver and spleen meridian shiatsu techniques to calm irritability and overthinking which may be the source of the headache thus treating the patient more holistically.
Patient can be dressed in comfortable clothing or on the table between the sheets, same as for massage.
This service is billed as Registered Acupuncture since we are using TCM diagnostic techniques, aims, principals, strategies and treatment modalities.
I am currently adding to this site to display my full range of services and RMT coaching information during the second half of May 2022. It will also include more pictures of the building and the space, updated COVID practices, social links and FAQ.
My COVID practices are in alignment with both the CMTO (College of Massage Therapists of Ontario) and the CTCMPAO (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario). This includes extra time for disinfection between sessions, mindful hygiene practices and wearing an N95 mask at all times during our time together.
Currently the Minister of Health has mandated that both therapists and patients continue to mask at this time. This policy is up for renewal on June 11, 2022.
I will continue to update any changes here.
Monday 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 2pm
Wednesday 8:30am 2pm
Thursday 8:30am - 2:30pm
Friday Out of Office Admin
Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full session fee.
To be fair to everyone, I am unable to extend your time if you are running late.