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THE ELYSIS TEAM

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Valerie, the clinic unicorn/Realm walker, graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2012. 

After having a baby in 2020, Valerie was surprised to learn how little Postpartum care was available for new parents. She has taken it upon herself to try and be a small part of a solution to that problem.

 

She has taken courses on (Non-Internal) Pelvic floor Assessments/treatments and Cesarean scar treatments/desensitization, addressing long and short term issues that can occur because of this major abdominal surgery. Valerie is still pleased to offer relaxation massage, fascial release as well as prenatal/postnatal massage. 

When Valerie is not working she’s spending time with her family, or exercising her creative mind with reading, painting and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Registered Massage Therapist

 

Valerie Siragusa
RMT

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Health and fitness have always been an important part of Drew’s lifestyle. These experiences have helped him develop strategies for working with a multitude of clients. Whether dealing with chronic injuries and pain, or weekend warriors and fitness enthusiasts, Drew will work with you to facilitate recovery and performance by supporting the bodies innate ability to heal itself.

 

Drew graduated from WLU with his B.A. in Kinesiology, a diploma in Massage Therapy from CCMH, as well as the 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO). 

 

Drew defended his thesis at the CCO, examining the effect of cranial techniques on stress and inflammation in individuals with chronic diseases.

 

A diversity of experiences in the health field world has given Drew a variety of treatment options to help fit recovery strategies to each individuals goals and lifestyle.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Drew Galpin
B.A. Kinesiology (Hons.) RMT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

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Registered Massage Therapist

Osteopathic Student (Thesis Writer)

Sydney MacDonald
RMT

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Taylor Soares
B.A. Kinesiology (Hons.) RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Taylor has been an RMT since 2015, and started working at Elysis in 2017. He is a deep tissue therapist and our resident indoor plant whisperer! With an undergrad in Kinesiology from York University and massage therapy education from Sutherland-Chan, he mixes his massage styles with cupping, kinesio taping, and an extensive knowledge in self care stretching and exercises into treatments to help you feel your best going forward! Book an appointment today and feel those stubborn knots disappear.

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Registered Massage Therapist

Rama Raina
RMT

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Registered Massage Therapist

Krystle Beaulieu
RMT

Angela has recently become a Registered Massage Therapist, graduating with distinction from triOS College in July of 2021. She is excited to offer relaxation and therapeutic massage using a variety of general Swedish massage techniques, and advanced techniques, such as myofascial release, and joint mobilizations.  As a life-long learner Angela has begun studying craniosacral therapy through the Upledger Institute and looks forward to incorporating that into her treatments in the future. In her downtime Angela enjoys the simpler things in life like long scenic drives, snuggles with her greyhound Bandit, and indulging in a little Netflix binge always with a hot cup of java!

Angela Manzato
Registered Massage Therapist

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Johanna has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2015, graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.

 

Johanna is currently enrolled at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is proud to bring a part of her osteopathic knowledge to her current clients. Her treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including muscle energy, visceral work, and cranial sacral work. 

 

Growing up Johanna played competitive Ringette giving her a passion for treating sports injuries. Since 2009, Johanna has been involved with Hockey as a team trainer. She is currently the Trainer and RMT for the Waterloo Wolves U16 AAA team. This has led Johanna to understand the importance of rehabilitation and complex sports injuries.

 

Johanna when not at the clinic is always close to the rink or with her feet up at the cottage!

Johanna Padalino
RMT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

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Claira Whicher
Clinic Experience Coordinator

Claira is our Clinic Experience Coordinator. She joined our team in April 2022 and is often the one you'll chat with on the phone or over email! 

She has received her B.Sc (honours) in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph and is currently a student working toward her Master of Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Sciences at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. When she is not at the clinic, Claira can often be found studying, but she also loves spending time with her family and friends and her black lab named Vapor.

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Our team isproud to be a 2021Readers' Choice Awardand Winner

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