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Meet the Team

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Meet Your Practitioners

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Meet Laura

 

Laura Nifo, RMT, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy

 

Laura loves the outdoors and volunteering at the local library.  She lives a healthy lifestyle and helps others to do the same.  She graduated with honors from the Massage Therapy Program at Bryan College.

Laura's clients can attest to her skills in relaxation and deep tissue massage incorporating myofascial release techniques to treat skeletal muscle immobility and chronic pain in the tissues.

In addition to massage therapy, Laura uses acupuncture and cupping to assist in treating her clients' needs. She is passionate about continuing her learning in medicine and looks forward to a lifelong study of this subject.

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Meet Markus

 

Markus Ottonen, RMT - Deep Tissue Massage Specialist

 

Markus is an RMT and Physiotherapy Assistant who offers skills in both hands-on therapy and home care. He thoroughly enjoys making a difference in his community and is always willing to help in any way he can. Markus enjoys taking the time to balance both exercise and time to appreciate nature, and working with clientele who have experienced injury, including sports injury.  

He specializes in deep tissue massage and improving his clients' range of motion with both stretching and home care. Markus won gold in Readers Choice Whitby/Oshawa in 2022, and appreciates his clients votes.

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Meet Alicia

Alicia Sone, RMT

 

Alicia has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2017. She graduated with honours from the Massage Therapy Program at Centennial College. She incorporates various techniques into her massage treatments such as Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. She specializes in deep tissue massage and loves working with prenatal clients. Alicia finds joy in her work by helping others to reduce their pain and creating treatments that are catered towards each and every client.

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Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Rho, Registered TCM Practitioner (R. TCMP) and Acupuncturist (R. Ac.)

 

Jennifer has been ardently dedicated to the study and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture since 2005. As an accomplished graduate of two prestigious TCM institutions in Toronto, she embodies the spirit of a lifelong learner in the medical field. With years of experience practicing TCM and acupuncture across various clinics, Jennifer demonstrates a profound commitment to the well-being of her patients and clients. As a mother of three daughters, she cherishes her two human children and her beloved canine companion (who bears a name inspired by a Star Wars character). In her leisure time, Jennifer enjoys immersing herself in horticulture, exploring nature through hiking and indulging in her love for literature and music.

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Meet Cherie

Cherie Griffiths-  Registered Reflexologist

Cherie has been a dedicated Reflexology Therapist since 2006, with advanced studies in Cranio Sacral Reflexology, Stone Reflexology, and as an Acupressure Therapist, also incorporates acupressure points along the meridians in sessions that follow the general principles of Traditional Chinese medical theory. She has been working with clients in the healing arts to address deep rooted stress, anxiety and specializes in the healing powers of nature and empowerment of the body, mind, spirit.  

 

Cherie has also studied and taught the Bach Flower Essences, is a former RMT, and continues with studies in Holistic Nutrition, and empowerment coaching helping to create the sense of feeling well and vibrant. She is a mom to 4 young adults, loves creating soups, writing, studying and spending time in nature. Cherie also won Diamond in Readers Choice in 2023.

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Meet Sam

Guangping(SAM) Song- RMT, Deep Tissue Massage specialist and RMT Acupuncturist

Graduated from Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy, Sam has years of clinical treatment experience.

He is good at integrating various, effective techniques from different types of massage therapy to effectively treat pain symptoms. He treats; back, neck, shoulders, legs, knee discomfort and headaches everyday. He is continuously educating himself on new techniques to be sure he can provide the best solution for any client's concerns. This approach to education and growth has shown to enhance the benefits from a treatment with Sam. His motto is help clients heal faster and stay pain free for longer. Call him SAM, he's here to help you!

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Meet Tarah 

Tarah Campbell, RMT

Tarah graduated in 2016, from Medix College, Top of her class.
Licensed RMT Since 2018.

Tarah is a mom of two wonderful children. She loves camping, fishing, the outdoors, road trips and horticulture. She enjoys living a clean & natural lifestyle and is passionate about the profession, learning new skills and helping people meet their bodies needs, facilitate healing and increase well-being.

Capable of adjusting treatment styles from light to deep pressure in order to accommodate a vast range of clients needs/wants. General Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, cold stone, sports massage and pediatric care are her specialties.

Tarah always goes the extra mile by making slight accommodations and modifications to provide utmost client care and comfort. Tarah won gold in Readers Choice Whitby/Oshawa in 2023. 

"My mission is to help you heal. I want my clients to leave their session feeling better, but my priority is overall health. I will provide suggestions and provide clients ways to help themselves in between treatments." 
-Tarah Campbell 

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Meet Selina

Selina Witte, RMT

Selina is an RMT who has a passion for health and helping others. She understands that feeling better doesn't just start and end with each treatment but is continued afterwards with home care and daily living. She tailors each treatment and home care plan to meet the needs of each individual so they can see the best results.

When she is not treating, she can be found out in nature with her husband and two dogs going on adventures.

"Her goal is not only to help people feel better during treatment but also to help them be able to maintain this feeling at home." 
 

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Meet Tyler

Tyler Webster, RMT

Tyler is a Centennial College graduate with honors, with a deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics. He possesses a profound knowledge of the human body and is passionate about providing personalized take-home care to complement in-clinic treatments. Tyler excels in offering relief from pain through deep tissue work and relaxation techniques. With his expertise, he is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their wellness goals. Whether it's pain relief or relaxation, Tyler is here to support your journey to better health and well-being.

Meet Your Esthetician

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Meet Stephanie 

Stephanie Ferguson, Certified Esthetician & Skin Specialist / Non-RMT Massage Therapy

Stephanie has been working in the esthetics and the beauty industry for over thirteen years. She is passionate about skincare & wellness and helping her clients look and feel their best. She is consistently exploring ways to grow her skills in all aspects of the industry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and practicing yoga. In addition to continuous education in the beauty industry she is currently working towards her bachelor of health sciences to pursue naturopathic medicine. 

Meet Our Administrative Team

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Clinic Manager Shannon
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Vanessa
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Suzanne

This amazing group of women are who keep Village Roots Wellness running smoothly. They do it all! We couldn't be more grateful to have them on our team. They ensure the practitioners can focus on what they do best. We are lucky to have such awesome people taking care of everything behind the scenes. They fill our home here with positive energy every day.

A big thank you to our clinic manager & administrative team!

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