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.
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.
Dr. Melissa Descoteaux completed her honours undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa in Biochemistry then completed 4 years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. She is licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors as well as the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
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.
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).
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.
Oakville Psychotherapists & Counsellors
Sarah Cowans earned an undergraduate degree from Mount St. Vincent University in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University in 2011. Since graduating, Sarah has worked for non-profits, government agencies, healthcare and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and is registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).
Maria-Eugenia is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Grief and Bereavement Counselling. She is registered and in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and is an active member of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association.