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THE ELYSIS TEAM

Valerie Siragusa

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.

Valerie Siragusa
RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Drew Galpin

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.

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

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Sydney is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Registered Massage Therapist. She has a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy and a diploma in Massage Therapy from CCMH.

 

She has successfully defended her thesis on the effects of manual osteopathic treatment on first responders with PTSD. She also has a special interest in treating babies and children. Sydney’s approach to treatment is gentle and holistic with an individualized treatment plan to suit each person’s needs.

In her spare time, Sydney enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outside with her family and chocolate lab, Finnegan.

Sydney MacDonald
RMT

D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Sydney MacDonald
RMT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. 

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Sydney is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Registered Massage Therapist. She has a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy and a diploma in Massage Therapy from CCMH. She has successfully defended her thesis on the effects of manual osteopathic treatment on first responders with PTSD. She also has a special interest in treating babies and children. Sydney’s approach to treatment is gentle and holistic with an individualized treatment plan to suit each person’s needs. In her spare time, Sydney enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outside with her family and chocolate lab, Finnegan.

Sydney MacDonald

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.

Taylor Soares
Rama Raina

Rama Raina
RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Rama is a 2015 graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is an active member and in good standing with the governing body - The College Of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

 

Rama utilizes wide range of techniques, including Trigger Point Therapy application, Myofascial Release Technique, and Joint Mobilization Technique, to best assist her clients. Rama also applies her knowledge of Cranio-Sacral Therapy to compliment her massage skills.

Rama resides in the small town of New Hamburg with her husband, 3 wonderful children and a dog named Meeko.

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Krystle Beaulieu

RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Krystle Beaulieu is a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, after graduating with honours from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, class of 2019.

 

Krystle brings a bright and focused energy into each massage treatment, assessing each client’s individual needs, tailoring treatment plans, and offering home care protocols to help her clients reach their goals.

 

Each treatments focus on soft tissue manipulation by using Swedish Massage Techniques. In addition to deep tissue massage, she uses a number of other advanced techniques such as Facilitated Stretching and Trigger Point Therapy in combination with therapeutic exercise and client education to provide the best to her clients. 

 

In her spare time Krystle loves taking her dog, Roscoe, on many adventures. 

Angela is 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 fur babies, and indulging in a little Netflix binge always with a hot cup of java!

Angela Manzato
RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Angela Manzato

Johanna has been an RMT since 2015, graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP) after graduating from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2021.

 

Her treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including muscle energy, visceral work, and cranial sacral techniques. 

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 for the Wellesley Jr C. Hockey 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.
 

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Johana Padalino

RMT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O. 

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Johanna has been an RMT since 2015, graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (OMP) after graduating from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2021. Her treatments incorporate a variety of techniques including muscle energy, visceral work, and cranial sacral techniques. 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 for the Wellesley Jr C. Hockey 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!

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Claira Whicher

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.

Claira Whicher
Clinic Experience Coordinator

Claira Whicher
Clinic Experience Coordinator

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