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Meet the Team

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Meet Your Practitioners

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Meet Laura

 

Laura Sara, 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. As an avid mountain biker, he enjoys taking the time to balance both exercise and time to appreciate nature.  

He specializes in deep tissue massage and improving his clients' range of motion with both stretching and home care.

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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 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.

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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 Ruth

Ruth Z Bolchim, RMT

 

Ruth graduated from Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2016. She is passionate about massage therapy and helping people. Ruth’s experience is extensive and includes treating individuals with back pain, jaw pain including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), and tingling and numbness in the hands. Her practice frequently concerns persistent/chronic pain and symptom management for those affected by fibromyalgia, cancer (including chemo and radiation therapy), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, motor vehicle accidents and other injuries, as well other musculoskeletal issues.Ruth approaches include: General Swedish Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Myo-fascial Techniques, Scar Tissue Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Dermoneuromodulation (DNM), Cupping Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Reiki.

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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.

She was first introduced to massage when she took a baby massage class with her daughter in 2008 and was intrigued with her daughters response. Over the next few years, Tarah massaged friends and family intuitively when they said they had pain. Tarah was always told she had the touch and always helped them feel better. This is what sent her off to school to study Massage and all its incredible benefits for wellness.

Tarah loves working with children!

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.

"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 Tian 

Tian Yan, RMT

Tian Yan graduated in a 3-year advanced diploma in massage Therapy from Durham College. She is passionate about developing solid patient therapist relationships, so that she may create individualized treatment plans and provide the best client centered are possible. Tian has wonderful healing hands for those looking for a deep tissue and relaxation massage.

She cares deeply for the health and wellness of her clients and strives to promote physical healing through massage therapy.

Meet Our Administrative Team

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Clinic Manager Shannon
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Vanessa
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Shmailah
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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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