About Us

Talbot Massage Therapy is a Clinic with a team of Registered Massage Therapists dedicated to providing our clients with individualized treatments that will help them achieve pain-free movement which is essential for living an active and healthy lifestyle. Massage therapy has extensive health benefits, including but not limited to increased mobility and circulation, pain management, and stress relief. We believe that regular treatment is a vital part of preventative care to keep your body functioning to the best of its ability.

Rita Kako

Owner/Operator of Talbot Massage Therapy & RMT

Rita graduated from the Canadian College of Health, Science, and Technology  she is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario Rita has completed training and certification in Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Bamboo, Indie Head Massage, Relaxation Massage, Hot stone Massage, Cupping Massage and Prenatal Massage. Rita thrives on building a rapport with clients to understand their treatment needs. With every client presenting different daily stressors and injuries, Rita adjusts every treatment to the individual, providing them with a unique tailored experience Rita is passionate about advocating for the importance of massage therapy and continuously learning how to be the best therapist she can be for her clients. Rita is Currently in school at TSTCM in the process of becoming a registered. acupuncturist to better help her Patients with more Treatment methods. Rita is a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).

Stephanie Kresan

Registered Massage Therapist

Stephanie is a devoted Registered Massage Therapist, with a passion for holistic healing. She earned her qualifications at the Canadian College of Health Sciences, specializing in a diverse range of massage, including Relaxation, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal treatments using Swedish Massage techniques.

While relaxation forms the foundation of her practice, Stephanie listens attentively to her clients allowing her to tailor each session to the individual’s unique needs, whether it’s alleviating physical pain or reducing stress. Her compassionate touch and understanding of the mind-body connection create a nurturing environment for clients to release tension, reduce stress, and facilitate healing.

Her commitment to continuous learning drives her to seek new knowledge and modalities, ensuring her clients receive the most effective and personalized care.

Erin Gignac

Registered Massage Therapist

Erin is a graduate of the Shiatsu School of Canada (Toronto) and has been practicing in the Windsor/Essex area for over 10 years. She has completed a 2200 hour Shiatsu program, is a Certified Shiatsu Therapist and is a member of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario.

More recently, she has completed a Massage Therapy program and is now a Registered Massage Therapist. Her treatments are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client, offering Shiatsu as a stand alone treatment or combining Swedish Massage and Shiatsu techniques in one.

Erin has a background in Music, Shiatsu and Manual labor which has given her understanding and empathy for many conditions. She specializes in Acupressure, Shiatsu Therapy, Joint Mobilization, Relaxation and Prenatal Massage.

Jacquelyn Dick

Registered Massage Therapist

Jacquelyn is a 2018 graduate from the Canadian College of Health Science and Technology Registered Massage Therapy program.

She became an RMT because she believes Massage Therapy is an integral part of health and wellness. She focuses her attention on pain relief and relaxation for those who have physically demanding and stressful jobs.

In her off hours, Jacquelyn enjoys reading books, spending time outdoors, and is always researching and learning about anything and everything that interests her.

Sunny Grewal

Registered Massage Therapist

Sunny is an RMT graduate of Humber College, who has been practicing massage therapy for nearly 3 years—a Hardworking and passionate RMT who desires to provide the best treatment possible for each client, hoping to improve the daily lives of as many people as possible. Sunny provides relaxation massages, deep tissue massage, hot stone therapy, Himalayan hot stone therapy and Cupping Therapy. Sunny wants to learn more therapies to have a broader range of treatment options available for clients and will continue to work towards bettering his knowledge as an RMT.

Counselling & Dietitian Services

Rochelle Rathke-Simmons, BS, MA, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

I am excited that you have taken this step to navigate your own treatment to heal.  I am here to support you in realizing that your past does not have to predict your personal contentment in the future.  I offer an accepting and safe space for you to process your feelings. Although I practice utilizing many modalities of therapy, I am especially passionate about utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy) in my practice. I also specialize in Trauma-Focused and Compassion-Focused counselling. I have extensive experience working with and providing support to teens, adults, and families who have experienced significant trauma and am an avid learner and enjoy staying up to date on new training that will be helpful for me as a therapist. I look forward to working with you and welcome you to reach out today to take a step forward in your own journey towards healing.

Education:

  • BS in Therapeutic Recreation – 1993 (Wayne State University)
  • MA in Applied Sociology – 2003 (Wayne State University)
  • MSW (Master of Social Work) – 2009; with a focus in Interpersonal Counselling (Wayne State University)
  • EMDR Training – 2019; updated 2022

Lesley Nickleson

Dietitian

Lesley Nickleson is a Registered Dietitian, Integrative Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner and Certified Meditation Mindfulness Instructor.  In her 25 years of clinical experience, she has helped thousands of people along a healing journey as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a primary focus on nutrition therapies for GI illness and Cancer Care.