our team

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 Shannon Rackham, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

and

Co-Owner

 

Shannon graduated in 2014 from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek, earning her diploma in Massage Therapy. She is committed to providing her clients short-term relief as well as improving their long-term health. She believes in not only treating the immediate area of pain but also aims to treat and correct the source  of pain and dysfunction. Shannon accomplishes this through developing a personalized treatment plan for each individual and uses MPS, myofascial release techniques, Swedish massage, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, all while integrating techniques that are designed to elicit the relaxation response. 

Shannon is also currently attending the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy in Toronto to become a TCM acupuncturist from April 2017 to April 2020. 


Overview of Massage Skills/Tools:

-Myofascial Release           -Hot Stone Massage
-Trigger Point Therapy      -Deep Tissue
-MPS Integrative Pain Management
-MPS Scar and Cranial Suture Release

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Christopher Stuart, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

and

Co-Owner

Christopher became a registered massage therapist in 2010 and before that has explored courses at Wilfred Laurier University for religion, culture, and philosophy and psychology. Christopher believes health is a dynamic process; you can't just rely on one area of health to be healthy. He believes a persons overall health can only be accomplished through a combination of good nutrition, exercise, a good nights sleep, and, what Carl Jung called, "individuation" or knowing your self fully, which Chris is seeking to achieve through mindful meditation.

 

Christopher's massage treatments differ from others in that he offers a variety of modalities that he can incorporate to each clients personalized treatment plan such as hot stones, contemporary acupuncture, ulrasound therapy, and MPS work. 

 

Overview of Massage Skills/Tools:

 

-Myofascial Release         -Acupuncture (Contemporary)

-Deep tissue                   -Ultrasound

-Relaxation                    -MPS Integrative Pain Management

-Hot Stone Massage        -MPS Scar and Cranial Release Therapy

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Joan Stuart RMFT, RP
Psychotherapist


Kind, caring, compassionate and skilled therapist dedicated to assisting people with a number of concerns to empower them to better manage their lives.

Areas of Speciality:

 Individual, Couple and Family Counselling
 Grief and loss
 Anxiety and Depression
 Autism Spectrum Disorder
 Fetal Alcoholism Spectrum Disorder
 Geriatric counselling

Presentations on Ambiguous loss, Grief and loss

Support groups for anxiety and depression and grief and loss

Background:


Special Education Resource Teacher and Guidance Counsellor – Waterloo Region District School Board (1975- 2005)
Clinician – Lutherwood Family Counselling (2005- 2015)
Sessional Instructor – Renison School of Social Work; University of Waterloo (2016)
Private Therapy Practice (2016).

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