Sukha Staff

Jennifer Mattar, Owner/Spa Director

Jennifer graduated from Kikkawa College of Massage Therapy in 1998. She spent the following year studying TCM while working as an RMT. In 1999, she opened a small clinic at Premier Fitness in Etobicoke, which she operated until 2002. During this time she became a certified Pilates Instructor teaching private and group classes, as well as incorporating this method of exercise into her client’s treatments. In 2003, Sukha Spa opened its doors on Roncesvalles and she has been here ever since. After 12 years and a very successful RMT practice, Jennifer retired from bodywork in order to focus on the business aspect of the spa and its day to day operations. As acting Manager and Spa Director, she strives to provide exceptional customer service to each and every client while creating a warm, inviting, and safe atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Many aspects of the mission and vision statements of Sukha reflect Jennifer’s own attitude towards life and health. She wants to Live Younger, Longer. She also takes great pride in being both a business owner and resident of Roncesvalles Village. When she is not working inside Sukha, you can often find her mucking about in the spa gardens, the backyard or working on the building itself.

Jen Bowers, D.AC

Jen Bowers has been working as a counsellor for reproductive health for fifteen years. She earned her biology degree at Dalhousie University, and has worked in medical clinics and hospitals as an educator and medical researcher. Jen continued her studies at The Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, learning herbs, acupuncture and body work. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she integrates western and eastern medicine in your journey toward optimal health. While Jen specializes in reproductive health and fertility, including pregnancy, Jen loves to work with all clients to help them achieve their health goals, whatever they may be.

Heather Finlayson, RMT

Heather began studying TCM in Victoria BC in 2003. During this time she also studied Reiki, Reflexology, and Rain Drop Therapy. She then moved to Toronto and completed both Shiatsu and Acupuncture programs at the Shiatsu School of Canada. Heather also has earned her Registered Massage Therapist title at Kikkawa College.
Heather is very compassionate in her work and often combines modalities to give a uniquely tailored treatment for each individual needs. She also offers cosmetic acupuncture to tone the facial muscles, reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eye, and address acne, wrinkles, and scars.

Lynn Jankov, RMT

Massage can help provide some much needed relaxation from our busy lives and
help you get rid of aches and pains. Lynn believes that massage is an integral
part of a wellness lifestyle – a life of balance where the central goal is to be
healthy and take the time to look after your mind, body and spirit.

Lynn is a graduate from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic and is a
registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).
She practices therapeutic Swedish massage and within that context has
discovered there is a lot of room for flexibility. Her treatments vary in style from
deep tissue to a lighter lymphatic drainage approach. She is experienced in Hot
Stone massage and incorporates a variety of techniques into each treatment
including trigger point therapy, passive stretch and myofascial release. She
has also been trained to treat women in all stages of pregnancy, as well as
neurological and pathological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis
and Cerebral Palsy.

When Lynn is not treating her clients, she finds balance in her own life with yoga,
gardening, photography and baking for family and friends.

Veronica Ellena

Spa Coordinator, Aesthetician

Veronica studied aesthetics at the Bryan College of health, science, and Spa therapy and also trained as a certified make-up artist with MAC & Make-Up Forever.

When she first decided to pursue a career in Spa therapy, her main goal was helping people get into a state of relaxation and to provide a stress relief environment. Veronica takes time to connect with each and every client, and creates an individual session depending on the client's needs.

Darlene Atchison RMT

Darlene Atchison is a skilled and experienced massage therapist who graduated from ICT Kikkawa college in 2004. She believes massage provides an essential component to an individual's life long health and wellness regime.

Darlene creates treatment plans according to the needs of the client while offering pre-natal or a combination of relaxation, hydrotherapy, trigger point release and deep tissue massage. She is willing to listen and problem solve with the client to get to the source of the issue while providing guidelines for self treatment and homecare to empower the client in their own progress and assist in a healthy and pain free future.

Her career has proved excellent results reducing symptoms of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and sciatica due to occupational and lifestyle related stresses.

Though her specialty is in the area of deep tissue massage she is also pleased to offer a thoroughly relaxing experience if your just looking to unwind. Book with her today to see what she can do for you!

Phil Jacobs, R.TCMP, R.Ac, A.D.S.

Phil has been involved in the field of traditional healthcare for 7 years. During these seven years, Phil studied and practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, along with two international hospital internships in Guatemala, and in China. These studies and practicing have led him to be successfully working with a range of health conditions in his personal life and private practice. While Phil loves to work with everyone, his special interest is in Pain, Stress and Addictions on the Physical and Emotional levels. Phil has a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) designation in the province of Ontario with The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario along with being an Acu-Detox Specialist (A.D.S) under the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association.

Joanna Jarzyna - Registered Massage Therapist

Joanna graduated from Centennial College and has been practicing massage therapy for over 11
years. She is fluent in English and Polish and also understands spoken Russian.

She practices Swedish Massage, Thai Massage and Shiatsu Massage. She also integrates Hot
Stone Therapy, Therapeutic Taping, Passive Stretching, Acupuncture, Trigger Points and Deep
Tissue Techniques in some of her treatments.

Joanna’s unique approach to treatment has successfully help resolve a myriad of conditions
including body pain and stiffness, sciatica, poor circulation and injuries from accidents and daily
life mishaps.

Joanna believes in the natural balance of the body, mind and spirit and uses her diverse clinical
skills to help patients achieve such balance and regain their health.