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 and Robert. 




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 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 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. 


Fee Schedule 

30 Minute Massage Appointment --> $60.00 (Jan 1st- $65.00)

45 Minute Massage Appointment  --> $75.00(Jan 1st- $80.00)

1 Hour Massage Appointment --> $90.00(Jan 1st- $95.00)

1 Hour & 15 Minute Massage Appointment-- $110.00(Jan 1st- $120.00)

1 Hour & 30 Minute Massage Appointment --> $130.00(Jan 1st- $140.00)

** For first time appointments please book a MINIMUM of 45 minutes to allow for assessment. **

Please Note...

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.   


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

  • promotes relaxation

  • speeds healing

Massage therapy is known to improve certain conditions such as but not limited to...

  • sports injuries

  • insomnia

  • multiple sclerosis

  • strains and sprains

  • tendonitis

  • cancer symptoms

  • whiplash

  • constipation

  • 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

Waterloo, Ontario  /  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. 

Julie, Client

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.


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