Thank you Vivid Health,

Karen Steele has been my RMT for approximately a year and her various specialties have helped me tremendously. Stretches, Ashiatsu and deep massage has brought pain relief in my legs and lower back, improved range of motion and body awareness / enlightenment. The space is relaxing and promotes well-being... Something that was missing in my busy work schedule for so long. I choose to be healthier now and now understand overall health well-being starts at the spine and includes all of the muscles / nerve endings which support it.

Thanks for helping me

Chris Pollard

Love the peaceful and friendly environment here. I've seen Dr. Danielle for the past 3 years and she is amazing at what she does. Dr. Danielle is very caring and down to earth person and I continue to receive adjustments regularly so that I can maintain the amazing results.

Robin Sorys

Danielle's expertise and gentle approach to chiropractics proved to be most beneficial in the treatment of neck and jaw pain, sciatic pain and other troublesome aches that flare up from time to time. She is able to magically hone in on the trouble areas and offer relief. Danielle is a dedicated and caring healthcare professional who genuinely takes her patients' well being to heart. Her practice area is welcoming beyond belief - sit and have a cup of prepared tea - you'll feel at home.
I have been to see many massage therapists in my lifetime but none can compare to Karen. The same qualifications that I mentioned about Danielle apply also to Karen - gentle, caring, knowledgeable. Together they make up my dream team for better help. Thank you so much.

Mary R

I highly recommend Dr. Danielle.

She shows passion for her chiropractic practice like no other. She is not only professional but she also has a personal approach that makes me feel in the best hands.

Dr. Danielle adjusted me during my pregnancy and during my post partum recovery. I will definitively keep coming to see her.

Ana Naranjo

It was testimonials that brought me to Danielle Gilas in the first place. I had been receiving chiropractic care elsewhere which was giving me positive results, but had to drive quite a distance several times a week to get there. I wanted something closer to home, and found it right in my neighbourhood. Although I've been only seeing Dr. Gilas for a relatively short time,I already feel the difference, my body is much more relaxed with less pain & stiffness. I have scoliosis which results in all kinds of issues as your body is constantly compensating for the crooked spine. I would highly recommend chiropractic care to everyone as it helps with chronic pain and overall well being. Dr. Gilas is very thorough,attentive to your particular needs and takes her time to address your concerns, you never feel rushed. I would definitely recommend her.

Melita Kravis

Karen Steele has treated me with massage therapy when I have had excruciating back pain. She is a miracle worker. I have come into see her when I could barely move and was frozen in pain. In even one treatment, I experienced tremendous relief. She uses techniques that are individualized for my specific type of back pain and issues. Karen is extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, caring and empathetic. She is an excellent resource for health issues across the board. I have been to many massage therapists and no one compares to Karen. I trust her completely and am so grateful that I have found such a gifted professional. She is a true gem to have available to us in Bloor West Village.

Darci Palter

After seeing several massage therapists over stiffness in my shoulders and upper back, Karen Steele took care of that problem and made helpful suggestions for future maintenance. I have now seen Karen a few times and would recommend her to anyone.
Being involved in sports of endurance, I am glad to know I will always have Karen as a go to person and look forward to getting my wife to see her also. Vivid Health Toronto is two thumbs up.

Ron Elmy

Dr Danielle Gilas is more than a chiropractor to me and my family. For several years she has treated my spine for aging scoliosis and lordosis. this mean my bottom half twists in a different direction from my top half... side to side and front to back. It`s complicated. After my treatments I walk taller, straighter with less pain and more energy. She successfully treated my granddaughter for a birth injury and my daughter for residual diving injuries from her youth . My quality of life has improved through Dr Danielle Gilas`s gifted intuitive and trained chiropractic skills. Obviously I highly recommend Dr. Danielle Gilas Thank you Dr Danielle.

Sue Rumack

Before I started treatment with Dr. Danielle over two years ago, I had accepted the fact that I'd have to live with constant discomfort in my lower back and my neck for the rest of my life. Today, thanks to Dr. Danielle, I can't even remember what those days used to feel like. Her hands-on technique, combined with the holistic approach of her practice, has given me back my back! It's certainly worked for me, and I've recommended Dr. Danielle to everyone I know who's suffering back, neck, or joint problems.

John K.

Karen Steele is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy to have found her at Vivid Health. She incorporates various techniques in her treatments, which have worked wonders to relieve my overall tension and stress. She is very knowledgeable and has provided me with many helpful tips on how to treat ailments naturally. Both my husband and I see Karen on a regular basis and we would highly recommend her. Thanks Karen!!


I've been seeing Karen Steele for two years now. Before that I was looking for a massage therapist whose technique I will like for a long time.
Karen has a holistic view of people. She not only "listens" to my body during the treatment and works accordingly, but she also listens to my soul. Sometimes she will recommend short and simple yoga or meditation exercises to help deal with the everyday stress. What is important to me is that she is highly professional and knowledgeable, but she only offers and shares her ideas and never pushes them. She also has an established network of complementary healthcare practitioners which she recommends to help with any health related issues that I share with her. I feel that Karen truly cares for her client's overall wellbeing. Her massage techniques are amazing weather you need to relax or to deal with specific problem area, and I always leave refreshed, recharged and looking forward to my next appointment.

Sanja Todorovic

We love coming in to see Dr. Danielle Gilas! Her strong, yet calm presence is always very welcoming and the stress just melts away after seeing her. I have been seeing Dr. Danielle for nearly three years now, and in that time has worked with my spine to rebuild it's "communication highway", showing it a new and healthier way to handle life's challenges, instead of having it stored in my body. I now stand taller and straighter with her gentle-touch methods. I have also brought my 2 children in to see her, and she knows exactly how to relate with them so that they feel safe and comfortable for their treatment, as well. Great results. Great space. Very accessible by foot, bike, car or TTC!

Heather V.

I never usually write testimonials/reviews, but Karen is awesome.

My wife referred me to Karen, for some issues I was having with my neck/head. I had been to Karen before (who is an amazing RMT), but I wasn't sure massage therapy was the right solution for the head/neck issues I was having.
I figured I would pay Karen a visit anyway, to see if it helps. I told Karen about the issues I was having, and right away she knew what I was going through. After a 60 min treatment, all my head issues had disappeared, and I was back to normal. This was 2 weeks ago now, and I'm still feeling great.

I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a great RMT.

Thank you!


I have suffered from chronic neck, shoulder and back pain for years before coming to Karen. My second pregnancy took a toll on my lower back. Karen provided special massages that were safe and effective. She took amazing care of me during pregnancy. I continued to see her after my son was born. I always have a good night’s rest after her massages. Her expertise and advice are always in my best interest. I’ve been getting massage treatments for the last 20 years, Karen’s massages are by far the most effective and the best. She is genuine, caring, passionate and knowledgeable in her field.
If you are in the Bloor West area and are looking for a massage therapist, I highly recommend Karen Steele for the job! You will have no regrets. Thanks Karen for always taking care of me!

Jemma Garib

I enthusiastically recommend Karen Steele as the top massage therapist in Bloor West Village. Karen helped me recover from a significant athletic injury through a series of treatments and recommendations for rehab work. I now visit regularly for maintenance.

Michael Kudrac

“From the moment I stepped into her space, Karen made me feel welcome.
The atmosphere of the massage room is quiet and comfortable. Gentle music plays, her touch is firm and healing throughout. I know I was relaxed because I actually fell asleep a couple of times. I recommend Karen Steele to anyone seeking a relaxing, and refreshing massage, for any reason.

You will be “in good hands”.

Bruce Harrott

I have visited Karen Steele three times in the past few months. I suffer from stiffness in my back, knees and hips primarily because of my office job. When she first asked me whether I would mind if she used her feet for the massage, I was not quite sure what to expect. However, after the first few moments I realized just how therapeutic that method was for me and I could not imagine having my treatments in any other fashion.
Katen is always friendly and supporting. My time in her treatment room is really an oasis away from everyday stress and worry.
I would strongly recommend her services to anyone.

Dale Durand

Danielle was recommended to me by a colleague who couldn't say enough good things about her. As soon as I met her I understood why. Danielle has helped me feel so much better in my body, from healing old injuries and chronic pain to relieving new problems that have surfaced for me. She was a huge relief for me during my pregnancy and during the postpartum period. I always felt relief after seeing her. Danielle has a warm and energetic personality with a genuine desire to heal and care for others. I love referring people to her knowing that they will be in the best hands. She is a truly gifted healer and I am lucky to have found her.

Safire Naranjo

I have been told for years by 2 doctors, that I should try Yoga for stress relief and to improve the flexibility of my back muscles. After years of procrastinating, I thought it was time I tried this. I met Karen Steele and I've been doing yoga therapy sessions with her. Well, I should have done this years ago! It's amazing how simple, basic movements with controlled breathing can really impact your body. I've been sleeping better, my posture has improved and when I implement the techniques Karen has shown me, I can call upon a calmness that is very soothing. I've been in business 30+ years and have dealt with many people, but the ones that stand out are those who are genuinely passionate about their work. That list now includes Karen Steele, as she truly cares about helping her clients achieve a healthy mind and body. I know she's helped me tremendously. Many, many thanks again Karen for your expertise and passion! Cheers, :)

Linda Rudolph

When I came to see Dr. Danielle, I had severe sciatic nerve pain in my lower back and right leg. I had tried physio but relief was only temporary at best. Working with Dr. Danielle, the pain in my leg has gone. Regular adjustments along with Dr. Danielle’s wonderful advice have minimized my back pain. With Dr. Danielle, I like the fact that my feeling healthy is a partnership. We both have a role in helping me to be pain free. In fact, usually when I do have back pain, it’s because I have not followed her advice!

I would highly recommend Dr. Danielle’s services.

Sandie Birkhead-Kirk

I met Dr. Danielle about one and a half years ago, after having been referred to her by a friend and neighbor. Before meeting Dr. Danielle, I was experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety and fatigue. These feelings and symptoms were causing me to feel frustrated with myself. Dr. Danielle began a program of regular adjustments using the NSA approach with the frequency of adjustments gradually decreasing over time. There were check-ins and re-evaluations at key points in the treatment plan. Since beginning to see Dr. Danielle for regular adjustments, my symptoms have improved and when things begin to resurface, my body craves an adjustment and remembers very quickly how to respond. I find that since beginning care with Dr. Danielle, I am more relaxed and better able to respond to stressful situations; things that used to cause me a significant amount of stress, no longer do. She is always willing to talk, answer a question or go above and beyond to help the people she treats; this speaks volumes about her level of sincerity, professionalism and genuine care for her patients. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Dr. Danielle to somebody seeking to make improvements to their social, emotional, mental or physical well-being.

N. Caruso

During my first pregnancy I was experiencing a tremendous amount of lower back pain. I was having trouble walking and had to take several weeks off work. Thankfully a friend of mine referred me to Karen! She listened to my concerns and worked with me through the remainder of my pregnancy to eliminate my pain. Through my care Karen has been very caring while offering several holistic treatment options. I'm now in my second pregnancy and continue to visit Karen for reliable, relaxing massage treatment.


Karen is a great massage therapist, I had tight calves and back and after four sessions and advise on how to help myself with these issues, my problems are almost gone.

Joel Black

I lead a fairly active lifestyle, with weight lifting and jogging as my primary activities. Due to those activities, I am periodically experiencing various muscle/join/neural injuries, which can range in severity from mild to medium.

Thanks to Karen's massage techniques, my core, legs and shoulders remain supple and limber. Karen is unique amongst many, many massage therapists that I've visited over the years because her skills work really well with larger muscles (hamstring, quads) that are ordinarily very hard to treat effectively.

I give my recommendation of Karen to anyone looking for a capable, creative and above all skilled massage therapist in the west end of Toronto.

Milan M

Karen has been treating me for over 2 years and she is amazing. Getting regular massages from Karen has helped with the frequency and severity of the migraines headaches that I've suffered from all my life. Massage has also eased my neck and back pain from sitting in from of a computer all day. I am in less pain and able to sleep a lot better. Thanks Karen :)

Michelle C

Prior to visiting Dr. Danielle I was in a lot of pain and did not have much use of my right shoulder, arm and hand. As I am right-handed things were becoming increasingly challenging for me, especially at work. Initially my visits were 3 times a week, then tapered off gradually until I am basically maintaining and treating myself to a wonderful experience each time. You will also receive advice on helpful and targeted exercises or stretches that you may do at home.

It is true that the body is an amazing thing and if we pay attention and take a little care, we will surprise ourselves. Even if you have no discomfort or pain it is well worth your time as you will leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Christine C.

What prompted me to see Dr. Danielle was chronic upper back pain caused by a pinched nerve. The pinched nerve issue was resolved after a number of sessions and I finally regained the much appreciated mobility in my neck! Nevertheless, I continued to see Dr. Danielle for regular adjustments to treat scoliosis and occasional lower back pain from gardening. I had a break in sessions for a couple of months, as Max (Dr. Danielle's son) decided to make his entry into the world, and for sure the 2 month break did make my back more sensitive to stress and injuries.
I truly appreciate Dr. Danielle's calm and confident nature in approaching any issue and her desire to go beyond just the adjustment session and think about the kind of stretching exercises that might help me.
I never hesitate to recommend Dr. Danielle to family and friends!

Angela M.

I've enjoyed many therapeutic treatments by Karen Steele, and each an every time she is able to find and focus on my specific injuries. Most recently I had an issue with my leg, and with one ashiatsu treatment, I was well on my way to running again! Karen is educated in many complementary domains, and brings a lot of experience and genuine care to each and every session.

Paul Marchildon

I have been Dr. Danielle's patient for over four years. I suffer for lower back pain and torticollis in my neck. I could not imagine my life without her help. I feel so good after an adjustment, when everything is aligned and my energy can flow freely. Dr. Danielle is very dedicated to her patients, always there when I was in a acute situation. There was one time when I came to her office crying from pain, and I left singing. Thank you Dr. Danielle.

A. I

As a dancer and fitness instructor, my job depends on my body. Karen has helped me on numerous occasions to deal with and overcome injuries and issues that allow me to access my physicality again quickly and completely. Karen is extremely knowledgeable, adept at identifying and treating in a specific and comprehensive way, and she has a broad range of skills that she draws upon. I trust her, and she has been an integral part of my healing on multiple occasions. Thanks Karen!


I have had many massage therapy sessions over the years, and without question, the massages (especially Ashiatsu) from Karen Steele is by far the best for relieving back pain due to stress and prolonged sitting. Magic touch aside, she's very knowledgeable, professional and a genuinely caring person. I highly recommend Karen!

Elisa Marras

Karen Steele is an amazing massage therapist. With chronic pain from arthritis, my left leg was contracted so much I could only hobble. After massage sessions with Karen the muscles and tendons in my leg have new life. I'm standing straighter and walking with more stability. I always seems to look a bit younger after a massage. Thank you Karen!

Judith Schwarz

I have been using the massage services of Karen Steele at Vivid Health for about 3 months. I started coming for treatment of tingling hands and tendonitis in my knees. Karen was able to identify the cause of the tingling hands immediately (tight upper back, shoulders and arms due to cycling and poling while skiing). She has a knack of determining which tendons and muscles are causing problems and getting right into them. Not only does she releive the issues on visits to her studio, but she provides take-home exercises to maintain the relief between appointments and speed the recovery. My conditions had been getting progressively worse for a few years and my knees were limiting the amount of time I could ski or would buckle after cycling. Over the years I have had massage treatment from many therapists and Karen is definitely one of the best I've had. She communicates with you throughout to ensure the treatment is working and you are comfortable. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of massage therapy.

Jacqui Snyder

If you’re looking for a skilled massage therapist who is personable and knowledgeable, give Karen a try. I have found Karen to be a phenomenal massage therapist. Thank you Karen!!!

Robin Sorys

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