Dan Sommer, RMT BSc. (he/him)
Dan Sommer graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Centennial College in 2010. Both in his schooling and during his practice Dan has gained experience in working with people with a wide variety of situations and conditions. Some of these include:
- Working with the elderly population in a nursing home environment
- Treating pregnant mothers and infant massage
- Working with athletes to treat various musculoskeletal injuries
- Treating people suffering from fibromyalgia
- Working on patients and staff in the Palliative care ward at Toronto East General Hospital
In addition to general Swedish Massage, Dan has had training in Deep Tissue massage. Currently, in addition to working in the east end and central Toronto, he works as an educator at Centennial College in the Massage Therapy program.
Dan grew up in Thornhill but now lives in East York. He received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from U of T and worked in web development before deciding to switch careers to Massage Therapy. Dan is an avid film goer, enjoys cycling, gaming (video and board games) and singing in a community choir, Singing Out.
To contact Dan directly, you can email him at DSommerRMT@Sommerhealth.ca.
Dana Kaake, MA RPQ (she/her)
Dana Kaake has a background in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, her research began in the field of addiction (substances and process), and she progressed to obtain her Masters of Theology (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) at the University of Wilfrid Laurier.
She is adept at working with people who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy relationships. Dana has training in working with people who experience sexual dysfunctions, dysophoria, and addiction.
Dana draws from well-research strategies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) parts work, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), among many others.
She runs many groups for people who experience difficulties in managing their addictions, and is an advocate for alternative forms of therapy. Shame/guilt and reconciling the inner connection to ones’ self is essential for the reconnection to the outer collective part of the individual, this is where true healing lies.