Mike Grafstein, RMT, CSMTA Sport Fellow, CAT(C), CMRP
Registered Massage Therapist & Certified Athletic Therapist
"Feel, Move and Live Better"
In the past 25 years I have worked with many athletes in sports such as Rugby, Hockey and Basketball. I have travelled internationally to England, France and Germany and more, working with 1 to 3 soccer teams as the Head Therapist with Bryst International.
I have been fortunate to have treated National, Olympic, Paralympic, Pan Am and Para Pan Am athletes at the Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario and am the Massage Therapist for Swim Ontario.
I was selected as part of the Core Canadian Medical Team for the 2019 World University Games in Italy and am an Alternate for the 2021 Japan Olympic Games for Massage Therapy.
My clinical work includes assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of concussions, sports injuries, chronic pain and post-surgery rehab with many different conditions.
My treatments vary from traditional deep tissue, relaxation, and pregnancy massage with 40-50% of my clients choosing lighter manual therapies such as Matrix Repatterning, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Matrix Manual Therapy. These treatments are easily integrated with one another.
I understand the impact, pain and suffering that injuries have on athletes, weekend warriors and desk jockeys, and the importance of early treatment and rehabilitation for return to sport, work, school, or play. I have been under the knife a few times for both my knees, broken at least one bone in my body, have had stitches from head to toe and have had more than five concussions.
Furthermore, I also view Massage and Athletic Therapy as proactive and preventative self-care for maintenance of total mind, body and spirit wellness.
Fluid Dynamics Manual Therapy
Scar Release Therapy (Dolphin Neurostim)
In his spare time, Mike can be found hiking in one of York Region's Forest trails or camping in one of Ontario's Provincial Parks with his wife.
Bachelor of Physical Education - Brock University, 1989
Diploma of Sport Injury Management - Sheridan College, 1991
Certified Athletic Therapist (CAT(C)), 1992
Diploma of Massage and Hydrotherapy - Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2000
Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner (CMRP), 2017
Craniosacral Therapy Levels 1, 1995
Craniosacral Therapy Level 2, 1996
Visceral Manipulation Level 1, 2008
Bioflex Certified Low Intensity Laser Therapist, 2019
Head Athletic Therapist Ontario Soccer, 1992-1994 (National Champions Boys u17 1992, Boys u15 1993 &1994)
Head Athletic Therapist Bryst International Futbol Academy - BFA, 2000-2017
CSMTA Sport Fellow, 2012
Lead Instructor - Advanced Sport Massage Techniques since 2017
Fill-In Massage Therapist - Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, 2015-2016
Host Medical Athletic and Massage Therapist - Para Pan Am Games, Athletic (York University), 2015
Swim Ontario Massage Therapist since 2018
Massage Therapist - Core Canadian Medical Team, World University Games (Italy), 2019
Alternate Massage Therapist - Core Canadian Medical Team, Summer Olympics 2021
Member of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association
Member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
Member of the Canadian Sport Massage Therapist Association (CSMTA)
Member of the Ontario Chapter of CSMTA