Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioners
Leanne Loughlin, R.TCMP, R.Ac., B.A. Psychology
Ashley Alton, R.TCMP, R.Ac., RH
Kavita Gill, R.TCMP, R.Ac.
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
Registered Massage Therapists
David Yuke, RMT
Laura DeHaan, RMT
Jerry Angeles, RMT
Arly Dewan, RMT
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.
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.
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
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.