Leah Karges

Leah Karges

Registered Massage Therapist
I graduated from Sutherland Chan in 2004 and spent the next two years in Windsor. During that time, I gained an appreciation for how a team of therapists can achieve the best possible results in the shortest time. In 2006, I returned to school to study Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. While there, I made the honour roll and was awarded a research grant in environmental physiology with a Canadian Research Chair Professor at Brock University.

After completing my thesis, I focused on increasing my skills as a massage therapist, particularly my fascial release techniques. I completed several courses in NISA (Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment) and SI (Structural Integration), and completed McMaster’s medical acupuncture course. I am M2T-Blade certified and have attended several workshops and events in my field.

I create treatment plans for a range of conditions. I can help clients suffering from repeat occupational stress, those introducing new or more intense physical activity, and those living with chronic pain. But, my passion lies in my work with fascia, my knowledge of release techniques, and my focus on athletic injury rehabilitation and functional training to prevent further injury.

When not chasing after my twins, my family and I love to hike, swim, and canoe in Algonquin Park. I also run and train in plyometrics and Pilates. In August 2015, I completed my first triathlon and I’m already planning to do more in the near future.

I am a proud member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.