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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.  
Ashley is currently unavailble for appointments as she is on Maternity leave.

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.

 

Carol Sokalski, R.TCMP, R.Ac.

 

Carol is a Registered TCM Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She had an established career in nursing when she received acupuncture and became intrigued with this ancient healing art. She studied at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto for 5 years completing the Acupuncture and Eastern Herbal Medicine diplomas. She continues to pursue further study including workshops with many leading teachers in the field. She has also studied contemplative psychotherapy and bereavement care and blends her education in Mindfulness with TCM. She practices in an integrative way with an understanding of western medicine and by incorporating the therapeutic modalities of Chinese Medicine, she provides a holistic mind-body approach that puts an emphasis on each client’s unique experiences and needs. Her treatments incorporate many elements including preventive healthcare strategies by providing education about diet and lifestyle factors that influence wellness. She treats patients with a wide range of ailments including a focus on all aspects of women’s health, stress, pain, digestive disorders, and skin conditions. In addition, she has studied cosmetic acupuncture and is certified to provide the Mei Zen protocol.

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.
 
*Private 60 minute sessions available on Saturdays between 10-3pm

 

Skin Therapists/Estheticians

Jessica O’Gorman

When you ask Jessica about Eminence Organics she lights up the room. She has worked with the famous Hungarian Line for over 10 years and loves it more now than the day she started playing around with the products.

Jessica discovered her passion for the science of skin, specifically facials, when she attended the Blanche MacDonald Center for Skin Therapy In Vancouver BC. Since then, Jessica has chosen to work exclusively with Eminence products which has allowed her to provide outstanding customized treatments, each one addressing her clients’ specific needs. Jessica’s passion is to provide an environment where her clients can feel at ease and good about themselves and their skin.

“We are more aware now than ever before of what we put in our bodies, Eminence is like a raw food diet for your skin!”

 

Registered Massage Therapists

Nicole Meades, RMT

Nicole graduated from Sutherland Chan School and teaching clinic 2007.  She loves the power massage has to restore, heal and enliven people.  She has practiced in clinic settings and yoga studios offering relaxation massage and therapeutic massage including pregnancy massage, trigger point work,  hydrotherapy, fascial work, treatment for headaches, repetitive strains and rehabilitation.
 
Nicole also gives guidance for breathing and visualization, relaxation techniques and remedial exercise. She provides a calm safe space in which her clients can feel cared for and supported.
Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Relaxation Massage

 

 

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.

 

Nicole Limpin, RMT

Nicole graduated from Centennial College Massage Therapy Program in 2017 and is a member of The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.  She has extensive knowledge and skills in Swedish massage, deep tissue, hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, client assessment and care and a basic training in lymphatic drainage.

 

Madeleine Cooper, RMT

Madeleine is a registered massage therapist and graduate of Sutherland Chan (2012). In her post graduate education she has studied lymphatic drainage, receiving certification in combined decongestive therapy. She has also completed studies in end of life care and is currently a student at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Madeleine is passionate about understanding the human body and how the sum of its parts work together to support the whole being. Through careful assessment and treatment planning, Madeleine will work with you to help establish and reach goals in improving your general health.

 

Maggie Eastman, RMT

Maggie graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2016 and completed her placements at Sunnybrook and UHN Toronto Rehab working with high risk pregnancy, the elderly and post surgical rehabilitation patients.  Currently she works with a variety of clientele ranging from athletes and bodybuilders to the elderly and women in all stages of pregnancy/ postpartum. Her niche is deep tissue and trigger point therapy but provides excellent relaxation focused treatments as well.  She has additional certification from Trimesters in Pregnancy Massage.
 
Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Fascial Release.

 

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.

Gelly Petras, RMT

Gelly graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming in 2017 and has been working as a massage therapist since in both Toronto and Halifax. She has additional training in fascial stretch therapy, deep tissue massage, and a year of manual osteopathic studies. 

Gelly’s treatments are fully customized to each client’s specific needs and symptoms. Treatments generally include active and passive movements and stretching, deep tissue massage, low grade joint manipulations, and fascial release.

Zoe Luc, RMT

Zoe always knew she wanted to be in the field of helping and connecting with people. She became a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with the primary goal to help people and strives to become a better therapist everyday. She graduated from the College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Through applying different techniques and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, she has treated various musculoskeletal conditions (general tension, strains/sprains, whiplash just to name a few) and supported some patients in their rehab from neuropathy. She has trained with Cindy McNeely through taking a Trimesters course and gained experience treating perinatal mothers and high risk pregnancies at Sunnybrook Hospital. 

 Her approach to treatment is dynamic and aims to balance relaxation and mechanical effectiveness to optimize your mental and physical health. Her treatment plan for each patient and session is different despite treating a similar concern. She is able to treat in different degrees of pressure, so whether you prefer light, moderate, or deep pressure, she will adapt to your body’s needs and goals you wish to achieve. Some of the techniques that you may experience in her treatment include: Swedish massage, fascia release, trigger points release, joint mobilization, proprioception techniques, and stretching. She generally likes to incorporate heat in the treatment, but will respect your choice to exclude it from your treatment if you warm up easily. 

 Outside of massage, Zoe enjoys keeping herself busy and healthy by doing yoga, taking walks, and exploring new places (near and far!). As healthy as she strives to be, she is a big foodie and enjoys talking about food as much as eating it!

 Services: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Hot Towel Massage, Pregnancy Massage

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.

Yoga Therapy

Lindsay Keefe

Lindsay Keefe is an experienced registered yoga teacher. She is currently working on her IAYT yoga therapy certification with Susi Hately from Functional Synergy. She has been working as a yoga therapist teaching private and corporate clients in Toronto since 2014. Lindsay also has an honours degree in psychology and religious studies from Queens University and bachelor of education from Brock University. In her first yoga therapy intensive training with Susi, Lindsay realized that it was possible to be pain-free and that this was something she could bring to herself and her students. Yoga therapy has given her a gift for getting out of pain, gaining confidence and being able to share with others that healing is possible. Through one-on-one collaborative work she helps her clients get out of pain and create better versions of themselves in her private yoga therapy sessions. She draws on her knowledge of yoga therapy including anatomy and biomechanics, Ayurveda, somatics, neuroscience, psychology, pain science, trauma research, women’s health and more while providing a supportive, caring, non-judgemental and safe environment. Some conditions Lindsay as worked with include fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, incontinence, back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, joint pain, limited mobility, cancer, stress, anxiety and more. 
 
60 minute Private session available Monday-Friday 10-4pm

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