Oakville Naturopathic Doctors
Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ristimaki is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
After over 10 years of practice, my mission is to inspire and empower people to feel happy, healthy and beautiful. Attaining optimal health involves addressing the underlying causes of health issues, while assessing and integrating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health. “Doctor as Teacher” is my guiding principle, as I encourage my patients to take an active role in their own health. Effective, evidence-based and individualized treatment plans are built with each and every one of my patients in mind.
I have a wealth of experience in dealing with digestive health concerns, hormone health and weight loss. My special interest lies in thyroid disease, immune disorders, bioidentical hormone replacement and anti-aging therapies. I’ve also designed specific programs in detoxification, cosmetic acupuncture, weight loss and healthy aging.
I believe that the foundation of health lies in nutrition and a healthy, active lifestyle. When I’m not in clinic, you will find me staying active outdoors by running, cycling or rollerblading. I spent many years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer before finding my passion in teaching yoga. I teach yoga in the studio or corporate setting encouraging people to find balance through active movement and meditation.
Doctor White earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and a four-year Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.
Oakville Registered Massage Therapists
Calais Irwin graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2007, having completed 2200 hours of training and clinical work. She holds a general certificate, in good standing, with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. During her college experience, Calais volunteered in the long-term care ward at Joseph Brant hospital in Burlington Ontario, where she participated in the care and treatment of patients with ailments such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Strokes.After becoming a Massage Therapist Calais took a special interest in Head/Neck/Shoulder/TMJ dysfunction, Headaches and Migraines, Chronic pain and auto-immune disorders. She’s taken specialization courses in these areas as well as Intra-Oral Massage, Indie Head Massage and Advanced Prenatal Massage.
My goal is to help you recover from injuries so you can get back to doing what you love, and helping to reduce the stress in your life so you can enjoy everything life has to offer.
I have lived for a number of years now without eating refined sugars and my true passion is adapting classic recipes into equally tasty refined sugar free recipes. In my spare time you’ll find me at farmers markets, local farms picking my own fruits and vegetables to make delicious refined sugar free food, at my family cottage enjoying the outdoors, and making my own organic beauty products.
Andrea Antaya is a Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner at the Bronte Wellness Boutique. In 2003 she graduated from The Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto with her Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Meridian Line Therapy. She continued her training in 2005 by completing her Reiki Level 2 training under the guidance of her Master, Yvonne Kato in Burlington. She received her Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) after completing her studies in Massage Therapy at the Canadian Therapeutic College (CTC) in 2007. Andrea is also a member of The Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMTAO).
After 12 years of practicing Bodywork Therapies I love nothing more than helping my clients realize their true potential and making the connection between their bodies and minds. By combining energy therapy with the health benefits of massage, I hope to facilitate my clients on their path to optimal health. When I am not practicing on my clients I love finding the time to work on animals, they too enjoy the relaxing benefits of energy healing and massage! I also love incorporating healing touch into the lives of my family, including my 3 year old daughter.
Wendy Pardiac completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph before graduating with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy earning highest scholar in her class. Alongside her practice, she has volunteered working with hospice, hospitals, sporting events, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wendy also specializes in Sports Massages as well as pregnancy massage, with experience treating high risk pregnancy patients at Sunnybrook Hospital. She is registered and in good standing with the Canadian College of Massage Therapists and available for bi-lingual appointments for French speaking clients.
My journey began at the University of Guelph where I studied natural sciences. After Guelph, my life took many twists and some heart breaking turns until I ended up at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. I quickly became engrossed in kinetics and anatomy while loving the challenge of understanding the complexities of the human body. Massage therapy became the perfect way to use all my university acquired knowledge, perfectly pairing with my passion for helping people.
My time as an RMT has led me to new passions including both prenatal and sports massage. I’ve also been led down another academic path in continuing in an educator role with new massage student. I am so happy to join the Bronte Wellness Team and I look forward to listening to your needs and helping you attain your best health. I am committed to helping you in your journey and I’m grateful to be a part of it.