Registered Massage Therapists
Tara Coombs, RMT, Owner
Tara owns and operates Aurora Massage & Chiropractic Wellness Centre. Tara graduated with honours from Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2004 and has enjoyed being a Registered Massage Therapist for over 8 years. She uses an integration of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Pre/Postnatal Massage in her practice. Tara’s massage sessions are tailored to the clients’ individual needs with intention to promote ongoing health and wellness.
She believes that massage has something to offer everyone whether it is for the treatment of injury, preventative care or general relaxation.
Ana Pascal, RMT
Ana Pascal graduated with honours from Everest College and is registered under the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Ana had gain practical experience treating various conditions in the student clinic, along with athletes at various sporting outreaches, the MS Walk. Ana is trained in Swedish Massage and incorporates various techniques such as Manual Lymph Drainage, Trigger Point Release, Myofascial Release, as well as Hydrotherapy modalities. She has experience treating chronic and acute conditions such as stress, tension headaches /migraines, strains, sprains, edema, over-use syndromes, fibromyalgia, and much more. Ana believes massage therapy to be an effective and essential part of preventative and continuing health care. She is thrilled to contribute in such an integrative environment as Aurora Massage and Chiropractic Wellness Center.
Zainab (Farnaz) Firoozmand, RMT
Farnaz obtained her diploma from Pharma-Medical Science College of Canada and is a newly registered massage therapist (2021). She has also practiced as a Physiotherapist’s Assistant for 8 years in the past, which is highly beneficial to her skill set and client-oriented treatment. She is passionate and eager to develop herself in this field over the upcoming years by further diversifying her skillset through training and certifications.
Her focus is to listen and work with the client, making her approach and treatment plan unique to the client’s condition. Her area of expertise includes: Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger-Point Myotherapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Melissa Nicolo, RMT
Melissa Nicolo is a devoted therapist with years of education and knowledge of the human body, muscle movement and the body’s reaction to manual therapy. She studied Kinesiology at York University and graduated in 2014 with specialized honours. Her interest in the human body and desire to work with individuals enhancing their quality of life lead her to Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic for massage therapy. She graduated in 2015 and is currently in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Melissa wants to help individuals live a high quality life with minimal pain. She is willing to integrate all of her kinesiology and massage therapy education into creating a professional and effective treatment for all of her patients. She wants to help people feel better with manual therapy, as well as educate them in maintaining optimal muscle health through stretching, strengthening, and postural corrections. Her treatments are Swedish-based and can include sports massage, pre-natal/post-partum massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue massage and relaxation massage. She is also trained in Fascial Stretch Therapy (Level 2) – a treatment focused more on the fascia (the layer overlying all muscles in the body) to provide individuals with a deep stretch for their entire bodies.
Outside of the work, Melissa enjoys staying physically active by playing soccer, weights, and group exercise classes. She also enjoys traveling and seeing the beautiful sights the world has to offer.
Beth Tremayne, RMT
Bio coming soon.
Kyunghoon (Andrew) Kwak, RMT
Andrew is a 2019 graduate of Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic and a member in good standing with CMTO and RMTAO. During his time at Sutherland-Chan, he engaged in a variety of specialty clinics including treating patients at Sunnybrook Hospital for high-risk pregnancies, Toronto General Hospital for multi-organ transplant surgery and Stroke Survivors Club as well as professional athletes and geriatric patients.
His approach places an emphasis on Deep Tissue Massage with Trigger Point Therapy as he sees it is one of the most effective ways of restoring dysfunctional muscle tissues. His clinical practice is supplemented by training in Prenatal Massage, Cupping and Lymphatic Drainage Massage, and he likes to combine his treatment with Acupressure and Pelvic Blocking Techniques. He also utilizes a professional massage device and a cervical bolster to maximize patient-centered care and safety.
Andrew always does his best to achieve patient’s desired outcomes through his dedicated treatment and suggests proper exercises, stretches or hydrotherapy patients can easily do on their own to realize these goals. When Andrew is not at the clinic, he enjoys learning new massage modalities, playing the piano and camping with his family and friends.
Rebecca Greco BSc.PT, CAFCI, MCPA
Rebecca Greco received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Langston University Health Sciences in Langston, Oklahoma.
Rebecca has over 18 years of clinical practice and has practiced for the past 16 years in Canada specializing in primarily orthopaedic and sports injuries.
She currently owns and operates her own private practice OrthoSport Physical Therapy (located in Aurora Massage and Chiropractic Wellness Center) and continues to treat all populations, from week-end warrior, to high-level competitive athletes at the provincial and national levels. She enjoys assisting them in reaching optimal performance no matter what their goals may entail.
She has taken numerous post graduate courses at the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI) in manual therapy, upper/lower extremity, and spinal rehabilitation chronic pain, sport specific training, and taping, bracing, chronic pain. Spinal care including McKenzie trained techniques and personalized core stabilization programs to help with and to prevent lumbar spine pain. Rebecca is STOTT PILATES® Rehab trained and incorporates core training into her treatments, as this is essential for maximal recovery. She is certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation Canadian Institute (CAFCI). She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and member of Canadian Orthopedic Division. She enjoys staying abreast of current, relevant research and attends continuing education courses on an annual basis. Rebecca focuses on and is her passion to provide knowledge and education to empower her patients to see them through in reaching their functional and fitness goals. Her passion is not to only treat injuries but to provide education in prevention of injury as this is a core component of recovery. Her motto; “helping bodies heal themselves”.
Irena Bergmann N.D.
Dr. Irena Bergmann, ND graduated with an honours degree in Biology and Psychology from York University. She then continued her education in Naturopathic Medicine where she received her diploma from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2002. Irena Bergmann is currently registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Dr. Irena Bergmann, ND has been in private practice since 2003 working with multi-disciplinary wellness practitioners.
Since graduating, Irena has been a faculty member at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition teaching the health sciences. While in school and after graduating CCNM, Irena worked for a large neutraceutical company for over 10 years, most recently as a medical advisor. Aside from her days at Aurora Massage & Chiropractic Wellness Center, Irena also works in Toronto at First Steps Fertility clinic supporting women with their fertility journey.
Irena is co-founder of the BRB CE Group. She organizes annual seminars for hundreds of Naturopathic Doctors to acquire their necessary Continuing Education requirements.
Irena has taken many courses to keep her education updated. These include CPR, advanced homeopathic training in Biotherapeutic drainage, and is trained and certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture since 2005. Since becoming a mother Irena has taken a special interest in fertility, and Women’s health. She takes a lot of pride in supporting women through their journey and supporting all aspects of health during this time.
HER PHILOSOPHY: Dr. Irena Bergmann, ND has a strong passion for health and strives to help her patients reach their health goals. When your body is suffering from any ailment, it means that there has been a shift in your body’s natural alignment and changes need to be made. Dr. Bergmann addresses all aspects of ones’ health to bring the body back to health and balance. A nutrient rich diet, combined with a healthy positive attitude and balanced mind are the keys to vitality. Dr. Bergmann is dedicated to working with her patients to create balance in all areas of their life so they can live up to their most vital potential!
Chris Lombardo, DC
Dr. Chris Lombardo graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2013. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Lombardo has experience treating a wide array of musculoskeletal injuries and will cater specific treatment plans depending on what the patient is comfortable with. Being an athlete, Dr. Lombardo has a special interest in treating sports injuries. Dr. Lombardo uses techniques such as acupuncture, active release technique, joint manipulation, and therapeutic exercise. During his personal time Dr. Lombardo enjoys staying active by running, playing recreational hockey, and volunteers at his local Rotary club.
Bio coming soon.