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RMT & Alternative Therapies

Soul Emerging Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Centre offers both RMT services and Holistic therapies such as Reiki, Energy Therapies, Meditation, and Dialoguing.

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Meet Vanessa

Being a massage therapist is just a job for some, but for me the art of healing is a calling.   

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Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Lees, RMT, BA, CNHP, CYT, FIS, PTS

Vanessa roots are in Energy Therapy and Psychology.  She started off in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario with the intention of doing her PhD in Psychology.   However over the 4 years of her Honours BA she felt that something was missing for her -  the body and energy piece.  She had been introduced to yoga, meditation, hypnosis, and Reiki during her teenage and early adult years.  She felt that this needed to be part of her life and calling.

She finished her Honours BA and then went on to explore the field of Wellness.  She worked at a nutrition store soaking up all the knowledge she could before going back full-time to a Holistic College.  She studied at the Transformational Arts College in 2001 under the Holistic Program so that she could learn more about Energy and Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit.  Studying a variety of modalities, she found her passion with Energy Healing, Aromatherapy and Body Dialoguing.  

She was scooped up quickly after graduation to be an Alternative Therapist at the Old Mill Inn and Spa located in Etobicoke, Ontario.  After that she travelled solo through Central America for 6 months. She learned much about herself and energy therapy.  She spen  time with raw food folks, yogi’s, therapist, energy healers and mostly herself.  She came back wanting to explore the world of fitness. She became a personal trainer -  Listening to people’s stories and helping them to get to their best physical, mental and emotional shape.  Her passion for entertaining kicked in and she became a fitness instructor to pursued her love of dance, martial arts, and yoga.  She is a certified yoga instructor (CYT), fitness instructor (FIS) and personal trainer (PTS).

After this total immersion in fitness and body focus, she then worked at Ste Anne’s Spa in Grafton On as their Wellness Coordinator.  She lead the wellness classes and workshops while exploring her passions for teaching.  She held mini-workshops daily on basic nutrition, chakras, yoga, Ayurveda, mandalas, meditation, body focusing and many more.  

She added in a yoga training in 2007 with Maureen Rae, before the birth of her son.   In 2011 she went back to school to be an RMT.  Although she had been doing massage since graduating the Holistic College in 2001, she felt that becoming an RMT would give her so much more knowledge of the body, working with injury and other diseases.

Since graduating in 2012 she worked at Royal York Massage Therapy Clinic and Hearthstone by the Bay (a residence for seniors).  Currently she flies solo in her expanding home-based practice located in Etobicoke! 

Her main focus now is on integrating the mind, body,  and spirit through Holistic Modalities by offering unique sessions which pull from over 10 different mind-body modalities exclusive to each client.

"We all are on our own unique journeys...our souls emerge as we go along.  Sometimes they need a little help to shine; that's where I come in.  I help my clients have a better sense of who they are, to have increased awareness and to shine a little brighter."

- Vanessa




Vanessa is skilled in multiple treatment modalities which elevate massage to a whole different level. Whether opting for a massage or a combination treatment, Vanessa's intuition and empathy allow her to effectively tailor each session to individual needs.  The Aromatherapy is exquisite - not only are essential oils custom blended for each client, but you get to keep any remaining oil to enjoy at home. Energy work and dialoguing are very effective for releasing long held patterns or sources of tension. As a physical trainer, she can also recommend follow up exercises.  Whatever treatments you choose, you will be rewarded with increased relaxation and vitality. I highly recommend Vanessa's massage and other treatments to support health and wellness. 


I have really enjoyed receiving massage therapy from Vanessa. Her studio has good karma and she custom mixes a wonderful massage oil which makes the experience comfortable and therapeutic. We did some mind body therapy, a great way to bring physical and emotional balance to my life.  


Vanessa is a thorough professional whose treatments are both relaxing and restorative!

Vanessa has always been there for when I’m in need of treatment. I live a very active and high-paced life with little down time - which in turn brings aches, pains, and injuries. Some injuries and stresses are worse than others….. but no matter what the problem is Vanessa has solved them.
Thank you Vanessa for your dedication and hard work for my troubled body.
Jeff M. 

Vanessa is an extremely professional individual.  She uses all of her modalities and adjusts to the client’s needs. She is a very intuitive spirit.  This allows her to instinctively use her experiences to best serve a client at the time of any massage treatment
Vanessa’s healing hands helped with a lifetime of sport injuries and the stress of life’s daily trials and tribulations. I have always felt comfortable, cared for and safe on her table. You get to decide if you need quiet during the session or if you are up for comfortable conversation. Vanessa can accommodate either. She checks in with you, asks for feedback and is responsive.
Whether you are there for a massage or any of the other modalities, she is sensitive to your needs and provides a safe environment to relax to its fullest. In addition, Vanessa is also a holistic healer, yoga teacher and a fitness trainer which allows her to draw on all of this knowledge to ensure that a client gets the maximum benefits. I would highly recommend her to anyone and always leave our sessions very grounded and relaxed.
Nancy M. 

Vanessa has hands like no other. She knows how to find those stuck places- both physically and energetically- and to invite them back to life. I recommend her healing work wholeheartedly!

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