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Cancellation Policy Review

Cancellation Policy Review

We wanted to take a moment to remind our clients/patients of our clinic cancellation and missed appointment policy. We recognize that everyones lives are busy and schedules are full and things do come up, but remember, when you miss your appointment, 3 people are...

Why Virtual Therapy is a Great Option

Why Virtual Therapy is a Great Option

Why Virtual Therapy is a Great Option! Often clients assume that they need the personal "feel" of having an in-person therapy session and while this is definitely a great way to connect with your therapist, don't discount the ability for deep connection to happen...

Mental Health “Self Help” Tools

Mental Health “Self Help” Tools

Things you can do in conjunction with therapy to improve your mental health: Journal. Writing down how you feel can help you make sense of what’s going on. It’s a little like giving therapy to yourself! Write when you feel bad and when you feel good. The next time you...

Welcome Priscilla Lee: Registered Massage Therapist

Welcome Priscilla Lee: Registered Massage Therapist

We are thrilled to welcome Priscilla Lee, RMT to our team of practitioners!  Priscilla is going to be a fantastic addition to our practice. Priscilla started her journey to massage therapy in 2020 when she was obtaining her Fascial Stretch Therapy certification and...

EMDR therapy explained

EMDR therapy explained

What is EMDR? EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people...

Covid / Illness Screening In Effect

Covid / Illness Screening In Effect

Please note that we are bringing back our illness pre-screening for clients/patients to ensure that we are doing our best to decrease the amount of sickness coming into the clinic to keep our team and other clients/patients healthy and well. We would ask if you are...

TuiNa: Massage & Acupuncture Therapy – a hybrid treatment

TuiNa: Massage & Acupuncture Therapy – a hybrid treatment

Now Available Booking Wednesdays at Thrive The new 75min Tui-Na Massage + Acupuncture therapy is a hybrid session beginning with manual body work to start your healing and continuing on with acupuncture to augment and enhance the treatment at a deep level. A hybrid...

Cancellation Policy Review

Cancellation Policy Review

Missed appointment and late cancellation policy review!! It’s that time of year again…. We are back to school and extracurricular schedules, work meetings and traffic and soon to be holiday events. Sometimes, your self care appointment is forgotten or it’s the one...

The Science Behind Custom Foot Orthotics.

The Science Behind Custom Foot Orthotics.

The Science Behind Custom Foot Orthotics: Evidence-Based Solutions for Specific Conditions Custom foot orthotics have gained significant attention in the field of podiatry and sports medicine. These personalized shoe inserts are designed to provide support, correct...

Getting to know you – Naheed Atcha, R, AC.

Getting to know you – Naheed Atcha, R, AC.

1. What do you love about your profession? I love knowing that Chinese Medicine is so vast that it’s a life long learning experience. I’ll never run out of new things to tickle my brain. 2. Why did you become an Acupuncturist? I personally experienced tremendous...

Electroacupuncture: Treatment with shockingly good results.

Electroacupuncture: Treatment with shockingly good results.

Electroacupuncture: An option for Musculoskeletal Conditions with shockingly good results. In recent years, electroacupuncture has emerged as a promising therapeutic option for various musculoskeletal conditions, blending ancient wisdom with modern scientific...

Getting to know you – Tammy Sherwood!

Getting to know you – Tammy Sherwood!

What do you love about your profession? I love the human connection. The ability to allow someone to feel seen and heard and help them feel better or learn more about their own body and how to help themselves maintain wellness.  Why did you become an RMT? I loved...

Getting to know you – Zaneta Pastor

Getting to know you – Zaneta Pastor

What do you love about your role at Thrive? I love getting to work with people who truly enjoy what they do because it's so hard to find that. Coming in and seeing people who are passionate about their work makes it easy to always have a smile on your face. Which...

Getting to know you – Kate Jones!

Getting to know you – Kate Jones!

What do you love about Thrive? My favourite thing about my role at Thrive is the people. From the clients to the people that I work with, I always find a reason to smile when interacting with the people from our community. The connections I have made go beyond just a...

Getting to know you – Kelly Sinnock!

Getting to know you – Kelly Sinnock!

What do you love about Thrive? I love working as an administrator at Thrive!! Being upfront where all the action is, I get to meet all the amazing clients and keeping the office organized for the day and for the week. My days fly by because I genuinely love everyone I...

Getting to know you – Erin Haber, M.ED., RP

Getting to know you – Erin Haber, M.ED., RP

1. What do you love about your profession? The opportunity to get to really know people, form meaningful connections, and journey with people through many different life situations. 2. Why did you become a Therapist? Prefer meeting with people in 1:1 or small group...

Getting to know you – Adriana Komorniczak, M.C.P., RP

Getting to know you – Adriana Komorniczak, M.C.P., RP

1) What do you love most about your profession? What I absolutely love most about my profession is being able to provide my clients with a safe and loving space, completely free of judgement and expectation, where they can verbalize, feel and explore deep parts of...

Getting to know you – Anne Vickers, BA, RP

Getting to know you – Anne Vickers, BA, RP

1. What do you love about your profession? I am very lucky to work in the profession I do. What I love is the fact that every day is different and that my clients trust me with their stories and journey. I also love the strength that people are capable of despite the...

Getting to know you – Dr. Clive Clutton, Doctor of Chiropractic

Getting to know you – Dr. Clive Clutton, Doctor of Chiropractic

1. What do you love about your profession?  I get to know new people almost everyday. Each day, each appointment is an opportunity for me to learn about life as much as it is for me to teach them (patients) about their health. 2. Why did you become a Chiropractor? I...

Getting to know you – Matthew Brodie, RMT!

Getting to know you – Matthew Brodie, RMT!

What do you love about your profession? What I love about my profession as an RMT is the opportunity to help people improve their well-being and enhance their quality of life. It's rewarding to see the positive impact that massage therapy can have on individuals and...

Getting to know you – Liddy Stem, RMT!

Getting to know you – Liddy Stem, RMT!

1. What do you love about your profession? I love that my job is to help people feel better! I also love that I get to work one on one with my patients really getting to know them and getting to know the best way to help them. 2. Why did you become an RMT? I have...

Craniosacral FAQ’s

Craniosacral FAQ’s

Craniosacral Therapy is a newer addition to Thrive's complement of modalities.   Learn more about what it is and what to expect from treatment with Jennifer Zinn, RMT: 1. How would you describe Craniosacral therapy?  Craniosacral therapy is a light touch approach that...

Getting to know you – Jenn Zinn, RMT!

Getting to know you – Jenn Zinn, RMT!

1. What do you love about your profession? I love being an RMT because every client brings a new opportunity, every treatment is unique, every day is different.  I love the challenge of trying to optimally support clients on their healing journey. 2. Why did you...

Getting to know you – Jenn Mesaric, RMT!

Getting to know you – Jenn Mesaric, RMT!

What do you love about your profession? People! I love meeting new people, getting to know them and genuinely enjoy helping to reduce pain, stress, and supporting anyone in their health journey. 2. Why did you become an RMT? Work/Life balance. I enjoyed an amazing...

Fee Schedule: Registered Massage Therapy – May 1, 2023

Fee Schedule: Registered Massage Therapy – May 1, 2023

Please note there will be a modest fee increase for Registered Massage Therapy effective May 1, 2023 Fee schedule as of May 1, 2023 will be as follows:  30 minutes $65 + HST = $73.45 45 minutes $83 + HST =$93.79 60 minutes $100 + HST =$113 75 minutes $116 + HST...

Getting to know you – Elissa Gauthier, RMT

Getting to know you – Elissa Gauthier, RMT

1. What do you love about your profession?  I like being presented with a problem (dysfunction within the body) and having the challenge to solve the puzzle in order to help someone feel better. The fact that you can see tangible progress/ results in helping someone...

Getting to know you – Jamie Lafferty, RMT

Getting to know you – Jamie Lafferty, RMT

1. What do you love about your profession?  I love the reward of being able to help people, I love providing a safe space for each and everyone of my clients, I love the different challenges each body and injury presents with, utilizing my problem solving skills on a...