Yonge & Bloor | An-ni (Annie) Chien, RMT
Annie is an experienced, skilled massage therapist who is passionate in helping people. She graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program from Kikkawa College, where she gained vast experience as a massage therapy intern in a variety of settings. She has experience working with a wide spectrum of clients, including paediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. After her graduation, she has also worked in a few clinics prior to finding a home at Step Up Massage & Rehab – Yonge & Bloor. These experiences have help honed her skills in various treatments, including muscle reeducation, deep tissue massage techniques, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage massage, Tuina, and hydrotherapy.
During her free time, Annie loves trying so much new things, like different kind of foods, exploring new stores and areas, and learning new cultures and languages. Currently Annie is learning Japanese and is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Annie believes there must a way to achieve the goal of the massage treatment – for a particular condition, there must be a way to help the client reduce the pain and to provide relief. Lastly, Annie’s strong communication skills and caring heart helps to ensure her clients feel welcomed and cared for.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
Annie is able to see the big picture in each situation. She also always stands on the patient’s side to find the best solutions for the clients. To see her clients’ improvement is most rewarding to her. Annie believes she can be an exceptional guide for her client’s journey towards getting better and healthier – for her that’s such a wonderful thing.
Annie總能綜觀地的去看事情分析狀況。她始終站在病人一邊，總是想為客戶找到最佳解決方案。對她來說看到客人不斷的進步是她最大的收穫。 Annie相信她可以成為她客戶在前往變成更好和更健康的旅程上成為一位優秀領導 – 對她來說，這是一件非常美妙的事情。
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
您最關注的前 3 種治療方法是什麼？
Annie enjoys providing deep tissue massage therapy which combines Swedish, Tuina and trigger point massage. Most of time, Annie’s massage style is “no pain no gain” – to a certain extent. Most of the soreness is due to prolonged misuse/over-use without awareness. Most of these conditions could be helped by Swedish, Tuina and trigger points massage techniques.
What are you proud of in your practice?
I am most pound of being a helpful practitioner and to be able to provide what the clients need.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
Annie has attended some specific treatment seminar especially head, neck and shoulder. For example, travel shooting pain from neck to shoulder blade, soreness upper back and crepitus sounds on the shoulders. Annie also enjoys helping her clients by using lymphatic drainage techniques.
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