George Stonebridge – Registered Massage Therapist
George is an accomplished massage therapist who concentrates on restoring and enhancing functionality. He facilitates the relief of pain and the healing injuries, both acute and chronic. Athletes come to George both for rehabilitation and for muscular and tendon realignment with a view to maximizing performance.
George is a therapeutic touch practitioner. On occasion he provides these services at hospitals for patients with severe illnesses, especially when they are having difficulty obtaining a peaceful sleep. Therapeutic touch allows these patients to relax and drift off for many hours of peaceful sleep. This allows the body to heal itself as well as decrease pain.
George has also provided therapy for Olympic, Commonwealth, World Games and Canadian championship athletes as well as elite runners. As founder of Therapy Associates International, he was a sponsor for these events.
He also conducts stretching and meditation programs, and, in special cases, he works with animals.
Mr. Stonebridge has taught advanced therapy techniques at two private Ontario colleges. In addition, he taught other practical aspects of running a massage therapy practice including legal aspects and business practices.
Each summer he holds stretch, breathing and meditation classes in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
In Aurora, Ontario, George holds exercise classes for older adults concentrating on increasing their strength and flexibility. As part of this process, he provides coaching to change their sedentary life styles.
Mr. Stonebridge introduced a new course that he calls CSL (Canadian as a Second Language) designed to assist new Canadians to understand how to fit in as a new businessman and make a smoother transition to the ways of Canadians on the street.
Education and Background
Mr. Stonebridge is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and the Sports Massage Training Institute of California (SMTI). He is also a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and Touch for Health graduate.
In addition, he has formal training in business and in physical education and health sciences. He also took numerous courses during his time in the Canadian Armed Forces, including training as a diver, and with the Ontario Police Forces including criminology, deviancy and psychology.
Mr. Stonebridge was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Massage Therapists Association for two years.
George has been practicing in York Region for almost three decades and currently has two offices: one in Markham and one in Aurora.