Our Team

Our Therapists

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioners

Leanne Loughlin, R.TCMP, R.Ac., B.A. Psychology

Leanne Loughlin, the founder of Living Waters Therapies, is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist.  She graduated from the Toronto School of TCM in 2006 and is registered with College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario.  She has additional training in cosmetic acupuncture & skin care, fertility, as well as receiving her Doula training certificate in 2010. She has practiced in the Beaches and Leslieville for the past 12 years. You can see Leanne for many conditions. Her treatments range from treating stress and emotional imbalances, pain relief and injuries, headaches and migraines, irregular and painful periods, fertility and inducing labour, as well as many other imbalances and conditions.  Her treatments consists of a combination of acupuncture, tuina massage, cupping, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine.
Leanne offers facial cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation which is a safe alternative to help lift and firm the skin and effectively treat various skin conditions.  

Ashley Alton, R.TCMP, R.Ac., RH

Ashley Alton is a Registered TCM Practitioner and Registered Herbalist. She studied extensively for over five years at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, earning diplomas in Acupuncture and Eastern Herbal Medicine, as well as Traditional Herbalism. Ashley’s integrative approach to medicine incorporates her training in contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness.  She designs integrative treatment plans for each one of her clients, drawing on a variety of tools including acupuncture, body work, cupping, moxabustion, herbal medicines, nutrition and lifestyle guidance. Ashley is skilled in the area of perinatal care, and also has experience working with chronic pain conditions, anxiety, addictions, digestive and endocrine disorders. 

Kavita Gill, R.TCMP, R.Ac.

Kavita Gill has studied both Acupuncture and Eastern Herbalism at the Institute of Traditional Medicine and is a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of Ontario.  Having trained with Chinese medicine leaders in the fields of gynecology, dermatology and muscular skeletal pain, Kavita is adept in diagnosing and treating a variety of health concerns including fertility, chronic skin conditions, chronic stress, digestive disorders, sports injury and trauma.  Kavita employs an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness and utilizes a variety of treatments encompassing acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, body work and nutrition.  Inclusive and incorporative, Kavita works closely with her clients to achieve optimal health and self-satisfaction through empowerment and education.  Kavita is also trained in Cosmetic Acupuncture and facial rejuvenation which is safe alternative to help lift and firm the skin and effectively treat various skin conditions.


Osteopathy Manual Therapy

Madeleine Cooper, RMT, CDT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

Madeleine is an osteopathic manual practitioner who graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy. With a background in massage therapy and 10 years of clinical experience, she also studied lymphatic drainage, resulting in her certification as a combined decongestive therapist. She has a formal and personal background in palliative care, having completed various courses and volunteer work on the subject. Madeleine also completed a thesis, concentrating on the effects of osteopathic manual practice during end of life care. Madeleine would describe her treatment approach as thoughtful, focused, thorough and deliberate.

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Life Skills Coaching for Grief and Trauma

Lynda-Ann La Barge

Lynda-Ann is a Certified Life Skills Coach, Registered Social Service Worker and Grief and Bereavement Counselor who brings her own personal experience with loss and recovery to her practice. She is also Certified in Mindful Awareness Stabilization Training, a mindful form of meditation, which she incorporates into her coaching method. Lynda-Ann’s treatment for grief is not exclusive of those who have lost someone to death. People living with terminal illness, going through a divorce, loss of a beloved pet, loss of friendship or living with an injury after a car accident may not be recognized as grieving as the loss is not as easily identified. Lynda-Ann’s client focused, compassionate approach to Grief Coaching and Personal Development seeks to understand and normalize grief. Through the exploration of the client’s unique experiences with symbolic and physical grief, clients can learn how to use their individual strengths to live with grief in a healthy way.
*60 minute sessions available Fridays between 10-3pm

Registered Massage Therapists

David Yuke, RMT

David graduated from Centennial College in 2001 and has been practicing massage therapy in the Beaches and now in Leslieville since that time. His dedication to his clients, his intuitive treatments, his extensive knowledge of remedial exercise and his ability to teach clients about self care has earned David a strong following. Although David has the ability to use a broad range of modalities for treatments, he specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point work. 
Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage


Laura DeHaan, RMT

Laura is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan and has worked in settings from spa to corporate to the floors of friends’ homes. With nearly a decade of experience training in the Russian martial art of Systema, Laura brings a unique perspective to the treatment of pain and the importance of maintaining relaxation and proper breathing – no matter what! With additional training in reflexology, Laura uses her broad knowledge of techniques both strong and subtle to adapt her treatments according to her client’s needs, and encourages communication to ensure the treatment is the best it can be.


Jerry Angeles, RMT

Jerry is a graduate from Kikkawa College (2013) and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).  He integrates different modalities of therapy into his treatments such as Swedish massage, deep tissue and myofascial release along with his intuitive touch to help people reconnect with their bodies.  Jerry is a firm believer in the many benefits of massage therapy from the actual physical recovery to the overall mental and emotional wellness a massage treatment can provide.  Jerry is very passionate about his work and his abilities to bring comfort, reduce pain and increase the speed of recovery to all of his clients alike, regardless of the original reason for treatment.
“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”  ― Bruce Lee


Arly Dewan, RMT

Arly is a graduate of Kikkowa College. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and a CranioSacral Therapist.
She is trained in Swedish , Hot stone and Prenatal Massage along with extensive training and experience with CranioSacral work. 
Arly became a RMT, CST because of a physical connection that can be created with a client through manual practice that allows a client to take a path of self healing with an understanding of their bodies. To co-operatively work together towards a common goal of an effective, specific and unique treatment for each individual.
Arly’s experience as an athlete in sports as diverse as Hoop dancing to competing on the Women’s Premier  World Dragon boat team has given her an intimate knowledge of therapeutic rehab.

Mary McGee, RMT

Mary is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. They have always had a passion for helping others and heath care services. Becoming a Registered Massage Therapist has allowed them to peruse this passion, and provide knowledgeable care to a vast array of clientele. Mary has been trained in Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, fascial release, stretching, joint mobilizations, lymphatic drainage, and more! They work well with clients to provide effective treatment; from general relaxation massage to therapeutics for specific ailments (such as sprains, strains, and muscle tension). In 2018, they completed Trimesters training for pregnancy massage, including a placement at the NICU in Sunnybrook Hospital.

Mary takes pride in being an LGBTQ2-friendly therapist. They believe in body positivity for all sizes, and remain dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Prior to becoming an RMT, Mary obtained a degree in Nutritional Science from Ryerson University, and is Pilates Certified. In their free time, you can find Mary doing yoga, traveling, and cooking delicious vegan food!

Julie Moore, RMT 

A 2006 graduate from D’Arcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario, Julie entered the field of Massage Therapy after working several years in social services and experiencing the physical and emotional effects of work-related stress. Massage Therapy was one of the things that kept her feeling calm during that stressful time and she wanted to be able to help share that benefit with others. She moved to Toronto in 2008 and has been practicing in the Leslieville and surrounding area since.

Her treatments take an individualized approach depending on each client’s needs. She has taken additional courses in pregnancy massage, infant massage, myofascial release, reflexology, cupping, and acupressure. While Julie has treated a wide array of conditions over the years she has a particular interest in helping those dealing with the effects from stress and anxiety, insomnia, headaches, pregnancy, and general muscle-related aches, pains, and tension

Salvatore Spatafora, RMT

I see with my hands
Hear with my skin
Smell with my brain
And touch with my heart.
-Page Patterson

Salvatore Spatafora has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for 10+ years and continues to care for people with his hands. His professional practice holds the possibility for change as sacred ground for clients to traverse in their own way. Compassionate and open-hearted his therapeutic approach to wellness balances technical discernment with intuitive perception. In this way the inherent intelligence of the body is honored and mobilizes inner guidance to unwind soft tissue restrictions and optimize health. He brings a grounded masculine presence into the treatment room (Mountain Energy) and co-creates a sacred container to meet Clients exactly where they need to be met. In treatment, highly developed palpation skills respond with exact pressure in the place of maximum therapeutic benefit. Salvatore utilizes a number of modalities and techniques to facilitate deep relief and emotional well-being: Craniosacral therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Qi Gong, Spinal Mobilizations and Stretching.

Salvatore specializes in a visionary approach to Craniosacral Therapy. In 2015 he was awarded a Diploma in Visionary Craniosacral Bodywork by the internationally recognized Osteopath, Hugh Milne. The rigorous, multi-level training encouraged technical and intuitive understanding of cranial anatomy and subtle dynamics of the Cranial System. A typical treatment employs a gentle touch of 5g or less to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and mobilize restorative resources in the body. The head, spine, pelvis, sacrum are traditional places of importance but any part of the body is a potential place of contact. Tissue is pushed, pulled or held in place. Some of the conditions treated include: Headaches/Migraines, Pre/Post Pregnancy, Grinding/Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, Sacroiliac Misalignments/Sciatica, Postural Asymmetry, Eye/Vision Problems, Concussion/Whiplash, Hearing Loss/Tinnitus, Sinusitis, Bell’s Palsy, Fibromyalgia and Digestive Disorders.

Brianne Lalande, RMT, Osteopathy (current study)

Since completing the RMT program in 2009, Brianne has strived to learn more about the human body to ensure that she provides optimal care to her clients. She integrates myofascial release, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, craniosacral and osteopathic manual manipulation into her treatments to target tissue health and mobility. She is currently working on her DOMP designation as a thesis Writer at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is participating in a course on Neurofunctional Acupuncture at McMaster University.Brianne Lalande, RMT, Osteopathy (current study)

Facial Stretch Therapy & Pilates

Roselby Rodriguez, FST Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Healthy Eating and Wellness Coach

Being a Pilates teacher for 7 years, Roselby provides further assistance in obtaining mind-body awareness by using Fascial Stretch Therapy ™ to help unlock joint tension due to restrictive fascia around the muscles.  She certified with Stretch to Win Institute, the leaders and creators of this fantastic technique, and has seen remarkable improvements on clients mobility, flexibility, and neural dynamics.
Roselby also brings her natural talent for fluid movement to the Pilates work. After years of training in classical ballet and traditional Venezuelan dance, she found Pilates and certified with Movement for Health in 2004 and Vivian Nickles in 2006 and the Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors in 2008. Her warmth and personalized approach to teaching and stretching makes her endearing.

Esthetics & Waxing

Carol Contant, Esthetician Advanced Skin Therapist, Hair Removal Waxing/ Laser, Eyelash Artist, Makeup Artist

We are so happy to welcome back Carol Contant to Living Waters. Carol started with us when we first opened in 2011 and brought in our favourite Skin Care line, Eminence Organics that we still carry today.  Carol Attended PEBEC School of Esthetics and completed her international CIDESCO diploma, with honours, in 2005. Having extensive knowledge of skin care, has also helped her in establishing, expert European waxing techniques. 

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