www.burketonmassagetherapy.com 905.244.7223

  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage
  • Relax In Comfort

Who Benefits From Massage Therapy

  • Posture
  • Sports
  • Overuse
  • Other

  • Pain

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Flat Feet

  • Headaches

  • Hyperkyphosis

  • Hyperlordosis

  • Occupational Pain

  • Sciatica Pain

  • Scoliosis

  • Trigger Points

  • Acute Pain

  • Bursitis

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Periositits, Compartment Syndromes

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Shin Splints

  • Scoliosis

  • Sprains, Strains

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Pain

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Trigger Points

  • Arthritis

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Constipation

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Epilepsy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Myofascial Pain

  • Osteoporosis

  • Parkinsonism

  • Sinusitis

  • Stress Reduction

  • Pre/Post Pregnancy

  • Lymphedema (using CDT)

  • About Darlene


    Darlene Spence
    Registered Massage Therapist
    Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapist
    Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist
    Structural Integration Therapist

    I am a professional member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO) and registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Toronto. I am certified as a Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapist with the Dr. Vodder School International and I utilize this specialty in my massage therapy practice and when I volunteered at Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre in Oshawa. In addition, I am certified as an Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist and Structural Integration Therapist with the Jenings Training and Treatment Centre.

    For 23 years, I provided behavioural consultation for individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. During my employment with York Central Hospital’s Behaviour Management Services, I served as a workshop instructor where I organized and developed educational workshops and wrote multiple training manuals. In addition, I regularly facilitated behaviour based therapy sessions with my clients.

    My lifelong passion for massage therapy fueled my decision to become a Registered Massage Therapist. I graduated at the top of my massage therapy class with first class honours at Trillium College in Oshawa. I have always enjoyed learning and I continually challenge myself to have a broad knowledge base that meets the needs of my clients in order to provide compassionate, high quality client care.

    My Professional Resume

    Massage Therapy Diploma, Trillium College
    Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Toronto
    Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)
    Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy Certification, Dr. Vodder School
    Advanced Myofascial Release & Structural Integration Therapist (Jenings Training Centre)
    Volunteered for 2 years at Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre, Oshawa
    Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) Membership
    North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapy (NAVALT) Membership
    Lymphedema Association of Ontario Membership
    Reiki Master
    Standard First Aid & CPR (B) Certificate

    What to Expect

    Before your first appointment begins, you will be asked to complete the Health History Form(s) and review the Consent to Treat Form along with the Privacy Policy. During your first appointment, your massage therapist will conduct a review of your health history and may perform postural and orthopedic assessments to help determine the root of your problem. A personalized treatment plan will be developed from this information and it will be discussed with you prior to commencement of your treatment. All treatments require your agreement and consent before implementation. To facilitate this process, it is recommended that a minimum of a one hour appointment be booked for your first visit.

    At any time during your session, you can ask for changes to your treatment or to discontinue the treatment. Throughout your treatment, you will be covered by sheets using various draping techniques that ensure personal privacy. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered.

    Privacy Policy

    The Privacy Policy document is found here.


    Part 1: Medical History Form

    If possible, please download this form and bring the completed health history form(s) with you to your first appointment.

    Downloadable Medical History Form

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    (HST Included)

    15 minutes: $40
    30 minutes: $60
    45 minutes: $75
    60 minutes: $90
    90 minutes: $130
    120 minutes: $170

    CDT Treatment: bandaging supplies will be provided at cost

    Payments: cash or cheque or etransfer


    Please provide 24 hours cancellation notice.
    Late cancellations or missed appointments will be subject to a $35 missed appointment fee.
    There will be no fee charged for cancellations due to unexpected illness or inclement weather.