Release, Relax, Unwind
Thank you for visiting our clinic website. We are happy to be open and seeing clients. We are following all advised protocols during this time of uncertainty and continue to stay abreast of the COVID 19 situation. Please cancel your appointment if you are not feeling well and/or are experiencing COVID symptoms or have come in contact with or exposed to a known or suspected case of Covid 19. Let us all work together to stay healthy and limit the spread of COVID 19. We appreciate your cooperation. Ann, Gwen, Robert, Nancy, Brian and Lorna.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM
We are very pleased to welcome three new RMT's to our team; Nancy, Brian, and Lorna. At Uptown Massage and Wellness we know how individual massage is and how finding the right therapist to help you in your quest for health and healing is so important. We have therapists who work with many elite level athletes and people who enjoy a deep massage as well as therapists who focus more on stress relief and general aches and pains. We are committed to helping you find the right fit for you amongst our team and we are so excited to have such an amazing mix of experience and new talent to offer both our new and existing clients. Please read our bios below to find out more about us and we hope to see you soon! :)
ANN E. PATTON - RMT - Owner
Ann has been practicing massage for 32 years. She started her first clinic in her hometown of New Hamburg, where she quickly built a clientele and sold it 3 years later. She went on to massage at the Good Life Club for 6 years until opening a home based practice for the past 20 years. After massaging from home while raising her three children, Ann is ready and excited to make a change. She is very passionate about what she does and finds great pleasure in helping people feel the best they can.
She has a wide variety of experience, being a former elite athlete herself she truly understands the benefits of massage therapy. She enjoys all types of massage, such as sport massage, general treatment, preventative and relaxation massage. Ann also has a cupping certificate which she finds to be highly beneficial. Ann believes in a very client focused approach, respecting, caring and altering her treatments for everyone’s individual needs. Ann has worked with numerous professional and elite amateur athletes over the years and has a very loyal client base.
Ann loves traveling, good food, wine and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys cheering on and supporting her children, running, working out, reading and laying in the sun.
Please feel free to email with any questions or requests.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
GWEN BANTON - RMT
Gwen is a graduate from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge, and is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Gwen brings with her a natural desire to help people and share her passion with those in need of relief from the everyday pains and stress.
Gwen previously worked in the retail field for over 21 years and knows all too well the side effects of daily stress. Having suffered numerous sports injuries and surgeries, Gwen discovered the power and benefits that massage has to offer. Throughout her clinic and outreach shifts at CCMH, Gwen developed an interest and passion for those affected by cancer who attended Waterloo Hospice. Being a cancer survivor herself, Gwen is dedicated to forming genuine relationships built on trust, to meet the needs and goals of her clients.
Gwen is a Vodder Certified Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) practitioner.
Gwen also has experience in General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Joint Mobilizations, Muscle Energy, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Hydrotherapy applications and Remedial Exercises. Gwen is eager to continue her journey in the field of Massage Therapy, and remain up to date with techniques and alternative modalities.
In her downtime, Gwen spends time with her husband and takes very seriously her role as #1 Cheerleader for her two children in their prospective sports. She also enjoys baking cakes, reading, and swimming.
Please feel free to book an appointment on-line or by email. She looks forward to meeting you!
Gwen can be reached at
"Touch the body, calm the mind, heal the spirit" -Unknown
ROBERT RUXANDA - RMT
Robert graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge where he earned a specialization in Sports Therapy Massage. He is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). His specialties include General Swedish Massage, Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release Techniques, Hydrotherapy applications, Therapeutic Exercises, Joint Mobilizations as well as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. He is very excited to further his education in massage and to add other modalities and techniques to his range of abilities. During his time in school, Robert gained experience in the College clinic in addition to treating people at outreaches.
Robert studied and graduated in 2010 from the University of Transilvania, Romania with a degree in Physical Education and Sports specializing in Kinetotherapy and Special Motricity. Robert moved to Canada to join the rest of his family in 2012 where he worked alongside his father in the family construction business before deciding to pursue his true passion of massaging and working with people to achieve wellness.
When Robert isn’t massaging he enjoys snow boarding/skiing, zip lining, car detailing, and spending time with his family.
Robert loves meeting new clients and working alongside them to improve their health and wellbeing.
Please email with any inquiries.
NANCY ALLAN - RMT
Nancy has been practicing massage therapy in since graduating from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 1996. Prior to completing her massage training, she obtained Honours BA in Physical Education from Western University. She also has certifications in Acupuncture and Cupping. Nancy has a wide variety of experience and techniques that she uses to help her clients feel the best that they can. She also has experience working with a wide variety of people from her practice in Kitchener and from working with students in the Wellness Centre at WLU.
What Nancy loves the most about being a RMT is the fact that each treatment has a direct impact on how the person feels. Whether the goal of treatment is decreasing stress with a relaxation massage; calming an injury to help it resolve or keeping wear and tear at bay, Nancy is able to adapt to the needs of the client for the best possible outcome.
Nancy is a fitness enthusiast and has been teaching group fitness classes at Goodlife Fitness Clubs for many years. She enjoys running and has run several half marathons over the years and one full length marathon in 2016.
Nancy loves spending time with her husband and 3 almost grown children, walking her dog, Bella and reading a good book.
Nancy can be reached at
“Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Brene Brown
BRIAN PEDERSEN - RMT
Brian Pedersen has been working "hands on" since the fall of 1998. Having grown up in London and spending 2 years in North York at the CCMH campus, he headed to Waterloo for a little while. That little while has turned into almost 23 years and a variety of massage settings.He is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Brian came into the field of Massage as a direct result of the benefits received from treatments after being involved in a car accident.
He has a wide variety of experiences to call upon from his sporting involvement in elite level cycling, nordic skiing and running. That sporting background as well as a BA in Kinesiology from Western has helped to guide him through the problem solving skills to be a successful RMT. Utilizing traditional Swedish style massage techniques as well as myofascial release, Esalen tissue work, cupping, trigger points and remedial exercise to name a few.
Brian continues to enjoy cycling and is using his experience to help coach youth riders. He also enjoys cooking, travel, woodworking and home renovations when he gets the chance.
Brian is looking forward to working with new and existing clients in Uptown Waterloo on their lifetime wellness journey.
LORNA MALACAD - RMT
Lorna attended the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy where she acquired knowledge in various modalities, such as myofascial trigger points, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, fascial release technique, facilitated stretch, therapeutic exercise, and hydrotherapy treatment.
Lorna always knew that she was meant to help other people. Before massage therapy, Lorna worked as a personal support worker for 12 years. She helped various patients who suffered from a wide range of conditions such as; Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinsons, down syndrome, autism, and cancer. This helped her recognize and understand the importance and benefits of regular alternatives to healthcare treatment.
She is a mother of three wonderful children and has been happily married for 19 years. Lorna is a very family-oriented individual and an aspiring biker who loves riding on trails with her family.
During this challenging time due to the pandemic, Lorna believes it to be essential that we invest in our health. Be it stress, anxiety, muscle ache,or chronic pain, she is here to help her patients attain their optimum health and wellness, one step at a time.
“Nurturing yourself is not selfish - it is essential to your survival and well-being.” - Renee Peterson Trudeau
30 Minute Massage Appointment --> $65.00
45 Minute Massage Appointment --> $80.00
1 Hour Massage Appointment --> $95.00
1 Hour & 15 Minute Massage Appointment-- $120.00
1 Hour & 30 Minute Massage Appointment --> $140.00
** For first time appointments please book a MINIMUM of 45 minutes to allow for assessment. **
Ann Patton accepts cash, cheque, e transfer and debit with square.
Gwen Banton and Robert Ruxanda accept cash, cheque, e transfer as well as credit card payments with Square.
Gwen Banton does direct billing through many insurance companies.
POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS & CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
Massage is recognized as an integral part of peoples self care and preventative medicine towards health and wellbeing.
The following are some of the many health benefits that you can anticipate from massage therapy:
decreases muscle pain
increases and improves circulation
relief of headaches
soothes anxiety, depression and stress
Improving restful sleeps
boosts your immune system
Massage therapy is known to improve certain conditions such as but not limited to...
strains and sprains
chronic fatigue syndrome
post surgical rehabilitation
spine related conditions
palliative care and more
Get in Touch
18 Barrel Yards Boulevard, Live/Work Suite 2-18
/ Tel. 519.208.2838
Angela S, Client
I would never go anywhere else for a massage. Ann has spoiled me with her abilities. I always leave her clinic feeling renewed; both mind and body.
Ann Patton has been my massage therapist for years! Her massages are excellent whether your body needs to "relax" or you need her to dig deep to relieve the stress or to provide therapy for an injury. To top it off, she is a wonderful, caring human being who takes care of the "whole" person.