Skills & Experience

Simon Buchan is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy and of McMaster University's Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, and a member of the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association (CCAA) and the Registered Massage Therapy Association of Ontario (RMTAO). Simon has extensive knowledge and experience in Swedish massage, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic techniques, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise, pre- and post-natal massage, medical acupuncture, Kinesio Taping and cold laser treatment. Simon has practiced massage therapy at the Toronto General Hospital, Lyndhurst Rehab Clinic, Loyola Arrupe Seniors Centre, has worked with the in-house massage therapist for Toronto Marlies and with Pan American Games athletes. Simon has experience treating a diverse set of clients, including post-surgery patients, breast cancer patients, seniors, athletes, and people with various injuries. Simon's intuitive touch, open communication style and problem-solving approach set him apart. 


Diploma in Massage Therapy

Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic, Toronto ON


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Certificate

McMaster University, Hamilton ON


Certificate in Kinesio Taping (KT1, KT2, KT3)

Kinesio Taping Association, Toronto ON


Movement Assessment & Palpation Course

Focus Integrative Therapy, Instructor: Dr. Mahmoud Zaerian, DC, CSCS, BA (Kin)


Advanced Functional Needling Course

Focus Integrative Therapy, Instructor: Dr. Mahmoud Zaerian, DC, CSCS, BA (Kin)


Naturality Meditation Facilitator

100-hour training certification

Clinical Experience

Live Well Centre, Kingston (2018 - present)

• Registered Massage Therapy, medical acupuncture, Kinesio Taping


Oma Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic

• Member of a multi-disciplinary wellness team from 2014 to 2018


Bloor West Homeopathic & Wellness Clinic

• Ran an independent massage therapy practice


Toronto General Hospital, Thoracic Surgery Unit

• Learned to work closely with staff in an acute care setting

• Worked to decrease pain using general Swedish techniques and therapeutic touch

• Maintained hospital patient documentation


Lyndhurst Rehab Clinic

• Treated patients with spastic muscles 

• Increased dorsi flexion of the foot to get clients back on their feet

• Decreased hip pain using dynamic stretching techniques


Seniors Clinic, Loyola Arrupe Centre

• Treated patients with cardiovascular concerns and fragile tissues

• Performed modified hydrotherapy

• Decreased ankle pain and improved tissue mobility


Student Clinic, Sutherland-Chan

• Treated patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, edema, postural dysfunction, tendonitis


Breast Massage Clinic, Sutherland-Chan

• Treated patients with post-mastectomy scars, radiation treatment patients

• Increased range of motion and decreased pain, helping client move from inactivity to a more active lifestyle

• Performed scar tissue work


Sports Outreach 

(Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Terry Fox Run, CN Tower Climb, Toronto Marlies, Pan American Games)

• Treated athletes with spasms and post-exercise injuries

• Helped increase range of motion and reduce recovery time


Facilitating Sutherland-Chan Student Sports Outreach 

Managed students during sport clinics at various sporting events 


Specialized Fascia Techniques, Sutherland-Chan

• Studied fascial techniques with osteopath and cranio-sacral practitioner