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Release, Relax, Unwind

Thank you for visiting our clinic website.  We are following all advised protocols for your protection.  Please cancel your appointment if you are not feeling well and/or are experiencing COVID 19 symptoms.  Let us all work together to stay healthy.  We appreciate your cooperation.  Ann, Robert, Nancy, Brian and Laura.



We are very excited to welcome an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner to our clinic. Laura Ethier, M.OMSc is joining our practice and we are excited to be able to offer osteopathic treatment options to both our existing clientele and new clients alike. Please read Laura's bio below and join us in welcoming her to our clinic! 


We are very pleased to welcome three new RMT's to our team; Nancy and Brian.  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! :) 

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Ann has been practicing massage for 34 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 20 years. It has been an amazing experience working alongside her colleagues since opening Uptown Massage and Wellness in 2017. 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 


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. 

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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 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.



Carole took her training at the Kripalu Institute and has been teaching yoga in the community for the past 20 years. Her training includes meditation, hatha, nidra and chair Yoga.


She has taught group classes, one on one classes and has held weekend Yoga retreats for her students on the Bruce Peninsula. She loves to work with a variety of different skill levels. From special needs students to seniors, she has a knack for finding and adapting the pose to fit the person.

Carole continues to hold her love and passion for Yoga and believes that with the correct modifications, it is easily accessible to everyone. Her classes are safe, easy to follow and have enough repetition to allow participants to create a practice of their own, always making her classes interesting and fun.

Give yourself the gift of flexibility, strength and balance in an easy going and friendly atmosphere. Carole is in the clinic on Mondays for you to schedule a private yoga class with her, all catered to your needs and ability.  Chair yoga for seniors is especially beneficial done privately. Feel free to reach out for more information.

I look forward to sharing my love of yoga with you! 

Namaste ~ Carole  



Osteopathic manual therapy is a gentle hands on therapy that aims to improve function in all systems of the body by restoring balance within. Osteopathy approaches the body as a dynamic unit of function, which means that all systems of the body work together and can influence one another. Osteopathy considers the relationships between the functional systems while searching for and addressing the root cause of the symptoms you are experiencing. Once structural balance and symmetry have been restored, your body can once again self-heal and self-regulate as it was designed to. Whether it is an acute injury, chronic pain or preventative care, osteopathy can benefit your health.    






Laura graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) in March 2023 as a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner and is a professional member of Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN). As part of her 4 years of education, Laura completed 4200 hours of education and over 1000 hours of supervised clinical training and practice. 


Laura has lived in Waterloo Region her whole life and attended the University of Waterloo, graduating with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology. She spent many years volunteering at KidsAbility and later worked as a Behavioural Therapist for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has always been passionate about helping people and found great interest in the human body and all of its functions. She feels it is an honour and privilege to be part of your journey to better health and a pain free life.  


Fee Schedule 


30 Minute Massage Appointment --$70.00

45 Minute Massage Appointment  --$85.00

1 Hour Massage Appointment -- $105.00

1 Hour & 15 Minute Massage Appointment --$130.00

1 Hour & 30 Minute Massage Appointment -- $150.00


Initial Osteopathic Appointment--$75.00

Follow Up Osteopathy Appointment-- $65.00


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

Please Note...

Ann Patton, Nancy Allan and Brian Pedersen accept cash, cheque, e transfer and debit with square.

Robert Ruxanda accepts cash, cheque, e transfer as well as credit card payments with Square.


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 

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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18 Barrel Yards Boulevard, Live/Work Suite 2-18

Waterloo, Ontario  /  Tel. 519.208.2838

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