Therapist Profile: Kobi Zanguri
Yakov Kobi Zanguri,
Registered Massage Therapist
Kobi with his extended educational and clinic experience specializes in a combination massage therapy of Shiatsu, Tuina, cupping and Thai Massage. He combines these traditional Eastern modalities with Western modalities such as Swedish techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial/ neuromuscular release, lymphatic drainage, joint mobilization, post isometric relaxation, cranio-sacral, Temporo-Mandibular Joint release and more. Kobi has also added Acupuncture to his list of treatments!
With your input, his active listening and critical thinking abilities, he can help tailor your treatment plan, hands on pressure to your specific therapeutic needs. His main goal is to optimize your health and well being by engaging the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems through specific or full body therapeutic treatments with the aim to alleviating pain, stress and tension while restoring your balance of physical, mental and emotional levels. With his benevolent heart and mind you can trust your health and safety is in good hands.
Kobi is a graduate of Southerland Chan School of Massage Therapy since late 2015, a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). He has been practicing in good standing since 2016 and continues his learning endeavours. His past fracture injury to his knee took him through his own journey of restoring his health making him sensitive to the needs of mental and physical suffering, of injury and rehabilitation. He engaged with many great therapists’ workshops and continuing educational programs as he strived to learn what helped himself and others to restore optimal health. Kobi completed his Acupuncture training at AIM Academy in 2022, adding Acupuncture Treatment to his extensive repertoire of skills.
In his free time, Kobi loves nature, cycling, hiking, and reading. He practices Qi gong, Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Breathing daily. He likes to share his research, insights and self-care modalities to help his patients, friends, and family.
From the College of Massage Therapy of Ontario (CMTO):
Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.
Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.
Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.
Your Massage Therapist must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully clothed, or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets. Your privacy will always be respected, and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time.
Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable.
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew
Phone: 416-323-1818 ext. 200
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm