Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Practitioners
Leanne Loughlin, R.TCMP, R.Ac., B.A. Psychology
Leanne Loughlin, the founder of Living Waters Therapies, is a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. She graduated from the Toronto School of TCM in 2006 and is registered with College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario. She has additional training in cosmetic acupuncture & skin care, fertility, as well as receiving her Doula training certificate in 2010. She has practiced in the Beaches and Leslieville for the past 11 years. You can see Leanne for many conditions. Her treatments range from treating stress and emotional imbalances, pain relief and injuries, headaches and migraines, irregular and painful periods, fertility and inducing labour, as well as many other imbalances and conditions. Her treatments consists of a combination of acupuncture, tuina massage, cupping, moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine.
Leanne offers facial cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation which is a safe alternative to help lift and firm the skin and effectively treat various skin conditions.
Ashley Alton, R.TCMP, R.Ac, RH
Ashley Alton is a Registered TCM Practitioner and Registered Herbalist. She studied extensively for over five years at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Toronto, earning diplomas in Acupuncture and Eastern Herbal Medicine, as well as Traditional Herbalism. Ashley’s integrative approach to medicine incorporates her training in contemplative psychotherapy and mindfulness. She designs integrative treatment plans for each one of her clients, drawing on a variety of tools including acupuncture, body work, cupping, moxabustion, herbal medicines, nutrition and lifestyle guidance. Ashley is skilled in the area of perinatal care, and also has experience working with chronic pain conditions, anxiety, addictions, digestive and endocrine disorders.
Kavita Gill, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Kavita Gill has studied both Acupuncture and Eastern Herbalism at the Institute of Traditional Medicine and is a Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of Ontario. Having trained with Chinese medicine leaders in the fields of gynecology, dermatology and muscular skeletal pain, Kavita is adept in diagnosing and treating a variety of health concerns including fertility, chronic skin conditions, chronic stress, digestive disorders, sports injury and trauma. Kavita employs an integrative and holistic approach to health and wellness and utilizes a variety of treatments encompassing acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, body work and nutrition. Inclusive and incorporative, Kavita works closely with her clients to achieve optimal health and self-satisfaction through empowerment and education. Kavita is also trained in Cosmetic Acupuncture and facial rejuvenation which is safe alternative to help lift and firm the skin and effectively treat various skin conditions.
When you ask Jessica about Eminence Organics she lights up the room. She has worked with the famous Hungarian Line for over 5 years and loves it more now than the day she started playing around with the products. "we are more aware now then ever before of what we put in our bodies, eminence is like a raw food diet for your skin!"
Jessica found that she had a passion for the science of skin and especially facials when she attended the Blanche MacDonald center for skin therapy In Vancouver BC. Since then Jessica chose to work exclusively with eminence which has allowed her to provide outstanding customized treatments, addressing her clients specific needs. Jessica's passion is to provide an environment where her clients can feel good about themselves as well as access information about skin care if needed.
Amy, a Leslievillian mom, has been a fan of Living Waters for years, so it only seemed natural that she jumped onboard to be part of the team. As a certified aesthetician for over 20 years, Amy has owned and operated her own business and worked at spas throughout Southwestern Ontario. After having her son, she realized that working in an environment that promoted a healthy lifestyle and self-care was much more fulfilling than her daily 9 to 5 office job. As a mom to a toddler, she can appreciate and understand not having time for herself and strives to offer clients that much needed moment to relax and unwind in a calm and serene atmosphere.
Registered Massage Therapists
Nicole Meades, RMT
Nicole graduated from Sutherland Chan School and teaching clinic 2007. She loves the power massage has to restore, heal and enliven people. She has practiced in clinic settings and yoga studios offering relaxation massage and therapeutic massage including pregnancy massage, trigger point work, hydrotherapy, fascial work, treatment for headaches, repetitive strains and rehabilitation.
Nicole also gives guidance for breathing and visualization, relaxation techniques and remedial exercise. She provides a calm safe space in which her clients can feel cared for and supported.
Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Relaxation Massage
David Yuke, RMT
David graduated from Centennial College in 2001 and has been practicing massage therapy in the Beaches and now in Leslieville since that time. His dedication to his clients, his intuitive treatments, his extensive knowledge of remedial exercise and his ability to teach clients about self care has earned David a strong following. Although David has the ability to use a broad range of modalities for treatments, he specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point work.
Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
Laura DeHaan, RMT
Laura is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan and has worked in settings from
spa to corporate to the floors of friends' homes. With nearly a decade of
experience training in the Russian martial art of Systema, Laura brings a unique perspective to the treatment of
pain and the importance of maintaining relaxation and proper breathing - no
matter what! With additional training in reflexology, Laura uses her broad knowledge of techniques both
strong and subtle to adapt her treatments according to her client's needs, and
encourages communication to ensure the treatment is the best it can be.
Nicole Limpin, RMT
Nicole graduated from Centennial College Massage Therapy Program in 2017 and is a member of The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She has extensive knowledge and skills in Swedish massage, deep tissue, hydrotherapy, hot stone massage, client assessment and care and a basic training in lymphatic drainage.
Tara Van der Kolk, RMT
Tara Van der Kolk is a graduate from Sutherland-Chan School Of Massage Therapy. She is a member of both The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. She is dedicated to helping people in their recoveries and in returning them to healthy balanced bodies. She believes that the key to recovery is an integration of work with both mental and physical stresses. Her thorough training in anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology and assessment has allowed her to create safe and effective treatment plans designed for each individuals personal needs.
She is practiced in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Therapy, Rhythmic Mobilizations, Lymphatic Drainage, and Hydrotherapy. As a former avid athlete she has personal experience with athletic injuries from her training in Volleyball, Basketball, Swim Team, Softball, Track and Field and Cross Country running. She also has a background in Modern Dance, Ballet and Musical Theatre. Tara is still a long distance runner and enjoys dancing, biking and swimming whenever possible.
Tara would like to help you return to your activities of everyday life by helping you once again find proper balance and health in your body, working with your muscles, connective tissue, joints and circulation to get you back to you.
Madeleine Cooper, RMT
Madeleine is a registered massage therapist and graduate of Sutherland Chan (2012). In her post graduate education she has studied lymphatic drainage, receiving certification in combined decongestive therapy. She has also completed studies in end of life care and is currently a student at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Madeleine is passionate about understanding the human body and how the sum of its parts work together to support the whole being. Through careful assessment and treatment planning, Madeleine will work with you to help establish and reach goals in improving your general health.
Michael Vogl, RMT
Michael is an expert in treating postural dysfunction and compensation patterns. Each treatment is personalized to your goals and your body. If indicated, you could expect to work towards correcting functional flat feet, knee bowing, pelvic tilt, or on any other area in pain/short of optimal. Michael is a deep-tissue prodigy and fully utilizes his knowledge and depth to craft a revitalizing massage experience.
"To be effective it requires a balance of power and restraint. The goal is not to fight the muscle, but to find the perfect depth at the edge of tension and relaxation."
Maggie Eastman, RMT
Maggie graduated from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2016 and completed her placements at Sunnybrook and UHN Toronto Rehab working with high risk pregnancy, the elderly and post surgical rehabilitation patients. Currently she works with a variety of clientele ranging from athletes and bodybuilders to the elderly and women in all stages of pregnancy/ postpartum. Her niche is deep tissue and trigger point therapy but provides excellent relaxation focused treatments as well. She has additional certification from Trimesters in Pregnancy Massage.
Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Swedish Massage, Fascial Release.
Jerry Angeles, RMT
Jerry is a graduate from Kikkawa College (2013) and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). He integrates different modalities of therapy into his treatments such as Swedish massage, deep tissue and myofascial release along with his intuitive touch to help people reconnect with their bodies. Jerry is a firm believer in the many benefits of massage therapy from the actual physical recovery to the overall mental and emotional wellness a massage treatment can provide. Jerry is very passionate about his work and his abilities to bring comfort, reduce pain and increase the speed of recovery to all of his clients alike, regardless of the original reason for treatment.
“Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee
Arly Dewan, RMT
Arly is a graduate of Kikkowa College. She is a Registered Massage Therapist and a CranioSacral Therapist.
She is trained in Swedish , Hot stone and Prenatal Massage along with extensive training and experience with CranioSacral work.
Arly became a RMT, CST because of a physical connection that can be created with a client through manual practice that allows a client to take a path of self healing with an understanding of their bodies. To co-operatively work together towards a common goal of an effective, specific and unique treatment for each individual.
Arly's experience as an athlete in sports as diverse as Hoop dancing to competing on the Women's Premier World Dragon boat team has given her an intimate knowledge of therapeutic rehab.
Fascial Stretch Therapy & Pilates
Roselby Rodriguez, FST Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor, Healthy Eating and Wellness Coach
Being a Pilates teacher for 7 years, Roselby provides further assistance in obtaining mind-body awareness by using Fascial Stretch Therapy ™ to help unlock joint tension due to restrictive fascia around the muscles. She certified with Stretch to Win Institute, the leaders and creators of this fantastic technique, and has seen remarkable improvements on clients mobility, flexibility, and neural dynamics.
Roselby also brings her natural talent for fluid movement to the Pilates work. After years of training in classical ballet and traditional Venezuelan dance, she found Pilates and certified with Movement for Health in 2004 and Vivian Nickles in 2006 and the Pink Ribbon Program for Breast Cancer Survivors in 2008. Her warmth and personalized approach to teaching and stretching makes her endearing.
Meg Gaic, Certified Pilates Instructor, Holistic Nutritionist and Acne specialist
Meg Gaic is a compassionate and empowering Holistic Nutritionist, Acne Specialist & Pilates Instructor. Fusing her love of movement with nutrition allows her clients to gain a deeper degree of healing by facilitating the mind-body connection. After over a decade of dealing with cystic acne, she personally understands the complexities of the acne struggle. With a holistic approach to acne that aims to clear skin from within, she provides an all-encompassing healing process that includes: nutrition, diet, supplements, lifestyle, movement (pilates) & emotional support. She believes the three pillars of health are mind, body and soul. Most importantly, she works to put the power of health and happiness back into the clients hands.
Lindsay Keefe is an experienced registered yoga teacher. She is currently working on her IAYT yoga therapy certification with Susi Hately from Functional Synergy. She has been working as a yoga therapist teaching private and corporate clients in Toronto since 2014. Lindsay also has an honours degree in psychology and religious studies from Queens University and bachelor of education from Brock University. In her first yoga therapy intensive training with Susi, Lindsay realized that it was possible to be pain-free and that this was something she could bring to herself and her students. Yoga therapy has given her a gift for getting out of pain, gaining confidence and being able to share with others that healing is possible. Through one-on-one collaborative work she helps her clients get out of pain and create better versions of themselves in her private yoga therapy sessions. She draws on her knowledge of yoga therapy including anatomy and biomechanics, Ayurveda, somatics, neuroscience, psychology, pain science, trauma research, women’s health and more while providing a supportive, caring, non-judgemental and safe environment. Some conditions Lindsay as worked with include fibromyalgia, pelvic pain, incontinence, back pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, joint pain, limited mobility, cancer, stress, anxiety and more.
60 minute Private session available Monday-Friday 10-4pm
1114 Queen Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, M4M 1K8 416 469-2100