our team


 Shannon Rackham, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist




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 Micro Point Stimulation (MPS), myofascial release techniques, general Swedish massage, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, all while integrating techniques that are designed to elicit the relaxation response. 

Shannon has also obtained her registration in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, graduating in 2020 from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Academy in Toronto. 

Overview of Skills/Tools:

-Myofascial Release        
-Trigger Point Therapy      -Deep Tissue

-Acupuncture                -Fire Cupping


-MPS Integrative Pain Management


Christopher Stuart, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist



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 Skills/Tools:


-Myofascial Release        -Relaxation

-Deep tissue                   -Ultrasound

-Acupuncture (Contemporary and Traditional Chinese)                   

-MPS Integrative Pain Management

-MPS Scar Tissue Release      


Joan Stuart RMFT, RP

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


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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