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What’s Happening in Thrive!

What’s Happening in Thrive!

Hey Hey it's newsletter day! See the pdf for all the happenings at Thrive Massage Therapy & Wellness! Click Here: ThriveWinter2022

Meet Adriana Komorniczak, M.C.P., RP, Registered Psychotherapist

Meet Adriana Komorniczak, M.C.P., RP, Registered Psychotherapist

Adriana is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who has been working in private practice for over 12 years. She is  registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and is  also a member of  the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors,...

Meet Mathew Brodie, RMT!

Meet Mathew Brodie, RMT!

We are excited to welcome Matthew Brodie, RMT to our family of Thrive practitioners!  Matt joins us with a movement based background and is excited to merge his passion for health and fitness with his new massage therapy practice.  Matt has a calm, welcoming vibe and...

Meet Anne Vickers: Registered Psychotherapist, B.A.

Meet Anne Vickers: Registered Psychotherapist, B.A.

We are pleased to continue adding additional mental health support to our practice. Anne Vickers, Registered Psychotherapist has been another lovely addition to the Thrive team. Anne brings a wealth of experience and a gentle, calming presence to our space. We are so...

Late Cancellations and Missed Appointments: Policy Review.

Late Cancellations and Missed Appointments: Policy Review.

As we enter into the busiest time of the year for many Health Care Professionals and for our friends in the community, we wanted to take a moment to remind our clients/patients of our clinic cancellation and missed appointment policy. Things are picking up and we know...

Meet Erynne Williams, RMT

Meet Erynne Williams, RMT

We are excited to welcome Erynne into the Thrive family as she joins us to cover our RMT Kim while she's off on her maternity leave! Erynne has a wonderful calm and friendly demeanour and an abundance of experience in massage therapy. We know you'll find that she fits...

Let’s talk about Facial Acupuncture and TCM!

Let’s talk about Facial Acupuncture and TCM!

Acupuncture can be performed on the face as with anywhere else on the body. We use smaller, finer needles to insure minimal pain and bruising because the skin on the face is so much more delicate. Facial acupuncture can be used to improve your health in so many ways....

Meet Erin Haber: Registered Psychotherapist,    M.Ed.

Meet Erin Haber: Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed.

It has been a privilege to welcome Erin into Thrive. Her calm and gentle spirit have made her a wonderful fit for our clients and community. We are so grateful to be able to continue offering mental health services in house. Erin is a member in good standing with the...

Meet Naheed Atcha: Registered Acupuncturist, (R. AC.)

Meet Naheed Atcha: Registered Acupuncturist, (R. AC.)

Naheed has been a wonderful addition to the Thrive team! She has a calm, nurturing spirit and has brought another incredible modality into our space. Many of our clients have already been introduced to the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and if...

Let’s Talk about Menopause and TCM!

Let’s Talk about Menopause and TCM!

UGGGH… Menopause!  You’re thinking: hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, palpitations, vaginal dryness, no sex drive, brain fog and even weight gain.    You’re right, all those can happen and commonly do… but none of it has to happen because menopause is...

Let’s Talk About Sex and TCM!

Let’s Talk About Sex and TCM!

 Low libido, loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, painful sex .... these are uncomfortable topics to discuss …. they are far more uncomfortable to live with.    You can discuss them with me! As an acupuncturist I am trained to evaluate your situation, recognize...

Meet Barb Lukac: Osteopathic Practitioner

Meet Barb Lukac: Osteopathic Practitioner

Barb’s energy is tangible and the passion she has for her practice is evident in her treatments! Her vibrant personality is a fabulous addition to our space! If you haven't tried Osteopathic techniques yet, this is the place to start! Barb is an incredible...

Meet Dr. Clive Clutton: Doctor of Chiropractic

Meet Dr. Clive Clutton: Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Clive has been an amazing balance to our team bringing a unique whole-body integral approach to chiropractic care that fits perfectly into our team of professionals. His passion for wellness, love of food, and awesome sense of humour has been a wonderful addition...

Hiring Part Time Administration for September

Hiring Part Time Administration for September

Join the Thrive Team! We are now hiring a part time administration for September 1/2022 with availability to begin training mid August. We are looking for a dynamic, friendly, motivated and tech savvy individual with exceptional people skills who wants to work with an...

Meet Alvin: Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Alvin: Registered Massage Therapist

Alvin has quickly become a welcome addition to our Thrive team. Although a relatively new practitioner, Alvin is always learning and growing his skillset and his commitment to his practice is evident. We are happy to have him as a member of our Thrive family! Alvin...

Meet Jennifer Z. – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Jennifer Z. – Registered Massage Therapist

We are thrilled to have Jenn Z. as a part of our team! Jenn has been in practice since 2014 and brings a wealth of experience and sports knowledge to her practice here at Thrive. Most notably, Jenn brings a new modality, CranioSacral therapy with her and finds this is...

Let’s Talk About Cooling Down the TCM Way

Let’s Talk About Cooling Down the TCM Way

Hot summer days are finally here. In Southern Ontario wait all year for summer and then when it arrives we are often overheated and overwhelmed with humidity.  Before reaching for that iced coffee, caramel Frappuccino, blue raspberry slushy, ice cold beer or cocktail,...

Meet Jennifer M. Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Jennifer M. Registered Massage Therapist

Jenn has been such a joy to have as a part of our team. She has a wonderful positive energy and is clearly passionate about her career as an RMT! She graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in April 2020, and received her registration (mid...

What is Manual Lymph Drainage?

Having recently completed her Level 1, Manual Lymph Drainage certification and working towards her Level 2, Jennifer Mesaric, Registered Massage Therapist shares some info on what MLD is and how it helps in treatment: This is a gentle, non-invasive manual technique...

Let’s talk about Summer, the Fire Element … and TCM.

Let’s talk about Summer, the Fire Element … and TCM.

As we approach the Summer Solstice-the longest day of the year, let’s talk about the TCM understanding of this season, it’s element, the organs most affected and the ways our lifestyle can benefit our body, mind and spirit.  Summer is the time when the seeds we...

Mask Mandate Update

Mask Mandate Update

As many of you know, the province is lifting the mask mandate for all settings except for long term care facilities and retirement homes. Health care facilities are no longer mandated to continue having people mask when inside. As an Independent Health Care Facility,...

Meet Elissa – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Elissa – Registered Massage Therapist

Elissa quickly became a core member of our team here and has continued to be a warm, calm and welcoming presence and incredibly skilled RMT! Elissa has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2013 after graduating from Trillium College....

Meet Jamie – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Jamie – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Jamie – Registered Massage Therapist Jamie is always a pleasure to have in Thrive. Her vibrant and authentically kindhearted personality is an incredible addition to our team and a lovely welcome for our clients.  Jamie became a Registered Massage Therapist in...

Meet Kim – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Kim – Registered Massage Therapist

Kim has been an awesome addition to our team of practitioners! We love her friendly and outgoing attitude and her focus on all things wellness in her own life, lends itself naturally to her role as an RMT. Kim become registered with the College of Massage Therapists...

Meet Lindsey – Registered Massage Therapist

Meet Lindsey – Registered Massage Therapist

Lindsey MacNeil has been a practicing RMT since July 2001. Lindsey’s passion is connecting mind to body and she integrates mindfulness seamlessly into her hands-on therapy. She is trained in Swedish Massage, Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 & 2, Intra-Oral work,...

Meet Kelly DaSilva, RMT

Meet Kelly DaSilva, RMT

Kelly continues to be a fantastic addition to the Thrive team of RMT’s. We love her calm, welcoming energy and friendly attitude that brings a ray of sunshine into our space! Kelly has grown an incredible practice with us over 4 years and continues to learn and...

Welcome Anne Vickers, RP

Welcome Anne Vickers, RP

We are pleased to be able to add additional mental health support to our practice. Please welcome Anne Vickers, Registered Psychotherapist to the Thrive team. Anne is a registered psychotherapist with over twenty years of experience in individual, couples and group...

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system.  The craniosacral system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal...