Our Team

Alyssa Grace Patera

Alyssa is a recent graduated from Fleming college for massage therapy . She loves-being able to play a part in relieving her clients pain and helping their body’s heal themselves naturally. She incorporates proper alignment and breath to her techniques in order to deepen the mind body connection.

She is able to apply a broad range of pressure and depth to soft tissues.

She will be able to provide home care stretching and strengthening techniques to complement the massage treatment and patients goals. This creates longer lasting results. For example, potential conditions may be a sports injury, tension headache, carpal tunnel, sprain or strain .

She recognize aches and pains, so together we can communicate pain management techniques specialized for you. She is Looking forward to sharing her passion for heath with you and working towards your wellness .

 

Michelle Rioux

Having been in the health industry for over 15 years. I consider myself a professional student of health, always learning and incorporating different modalities into my practice, and offering a wide variety of services for each unique and individual body. I believe that in order to heal the body we must first understand how our body works. Focusing on the three very important pillars: mind, body and spirit. 

Since my background is in sports medicine  and remedial exercises, I’m a very functional practitioner. I love to incorporate postural alignment work, body mechanics as well as fascial techniques. This combination allows for longer lasting results and aids the body in its natural healing process. I offer deep tissue massages, Thai massage as well as full body relaxation. Your body knows best and we can always find the best suited massage for you. 

I am passionate about energy work and how it resonates in the physical body. I use a western and eastern approach to my holistic practice. The use of Crystals, sound healing with singing bowl therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, reflexology and Indian head massage are very common in my practice to aid the body in achieving different levels of relaxation. 

I have been teaching Reiki for over 7 years and practicing for 12 years in Dr Usui  method of natural healing. working with the aura, removing and unblocking stagnate energy in the body. This allows you to break old patterns and increase your body’s natural immune response to help it decrease the stress response, promote relaxation and encourage cell regeneration. I also offer angel readings, energy clearing and intuitive readings.  

Lexie Kanters

Lexie is an RMT, certified Reiki Master who combines different techniques to bring you a deeper healing experience. Each treatment is unique and tailored to your individual needs and desires. She heals from her heart and works with the universal light to help you tune into your inner light. The more you are open to receiving, the stronger the healing will be for you. She will work with you and help you let go of whatever you are willing to release.

Lexie focuses on the affected issues when it comes to massage therapy. While she appreciates the benefits of a simple relaxation massage, she prefers to get to the root of the issue and help you reverse the injury, repetitive strain and/or affected tissues. Lexie also works on clearing your charkas, entity removal, releasing stored emotions from the body, sound healing and guided healing journeys. She also connects with your spirit guides and relays any messages you are willing to receive.

Lexie started her deep healing journey in 2009, and has used her experiences to mold and shape who she is as a healer. She firmly believes that our wounding is a part of our medicine, and to take each and every experience with a fierce attitude of gratitude.

 

Dana Wood

After suffering from acne for more than 10 years and trying every over the counter product there was, I finally discovered organic plant based products and so began my skin healing journey. I knew I had to share my experience with using pure plant oils and their incredible ability to regenerate the skin, body and mind. When it comes to beauty and well-being, nature holds the key. Its now my passion to help others achieve clear, glowing and more youthful skin at any age. I incorporate my skills as an esthetician, aromatherapist and offer reflexology and relaxation massages.

Tracy Griffin

Tracy has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1996 when she graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. She enjoyed running her own massage therapy practice for 14 years before deciding to work from home to spend more quality time with her family, and to focus on craniosacral. 
Although she was drawn to massage initially, she was led to Craniosacral therapy and energy healing, to help people heal on all levels- physically, emotionally, spiritually and energetically. She took her first Craniosacral course in Texas in 2001 through the Upledger Institute, and has practiced this fascinating therapy that releases holding patterns in the body and works with the fluid that surrounds and protects your brain and spinal cord, ever since. She did further studies through the Upledger Institute and with Robert Harris of the Cranial Therapy Center in downtown Toronto. 
She has amazing results doing Craniosacral with concussions, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, chronic pain that can’t be figured out and so much more. 
Energy healing became a part of her life after being immersed and taught by the Universe and a few beautiful souls on her path for a life-changing 10 year period, which continues to this day. She became a Reiki Master in 2015. 
Tracy works from the heart always and her intention in any healing treatment is for the highest good of her clients and the Universe. 
She’s excited to work with the many exceptional therapists at Nature’s Gifts to help you wherever you are on your healing journey.

 

Melissa McMullen

Melissa has been immersing herself in healthcare and energy medicine modalities for 16 years, starting her journey as an RMT and level 1 Reiki practitioner. Her thirst for knowledge led her to taking classes in past life energies, family dynamics, chakra and meridian balancing, energetic cord cutting and much more. From her past experiences, knowledge and intuition she created Synergy Massage, a one stop shop for energy healing.

Melissa works on a cellular and DNA level facilitating shifts at their core. She assists her clients in shifting old emotions, patterning, and beliefs that no longer serve, allowing them to create the space for greater potential. She believes that by creating change within ourselves we have the ability to create change within our families, communities and our world.

Jacinda Thomson

Jacinda has been working in Health care for over 20 years, her caring nature ensures all patients receive the care they need to heal.   She is trained in Manual Osteopathy, Acupuncture, and Yoga Therapy.   Jacinda uses a combination of these therapies to treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries, including sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain, post-surgical, postpartum conditions, injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents (whiplash, concussions), and other common conditions.  Her Thesis was written on the Geriatric Patient and the positive outcome Osteopathy has on this population.  A recent article she wrote, Osteopathy Helps Mom and Baby was featured in the Healthy Living Magazine.

 

Rachelle Watson

My name is Rachelle and I am a Social Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have experience working across a wide range of mental health care settings and have offered both assessment as well as individual and group therapy services to those struggling with grief and loss, chronic health diagnoses, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as alcohol and substance misuse.
I am extremely passionate about both mental and physical health and wellness and I also hold a Personal Training Specialist certification issued by CanFitPro. I aim to combine my knowledge, skills and experience related to mental health care with the philosophy that overall wellness is holistic and involves caring for the mind, body and soul in their entirety.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic. I employ elements and techniques from various therapeutic modalities with the goal of establishing a course of therapy that is personalized to each individual client. I am collaborative, compassionate and client-driven to ensure that my clients get the most out of their time with me.

Brittany Bird

Brittany Bird is known as an energy medicine specialist/performance coach that looks at the body as a whole. Her unique approaches and personal experience in all physical, mental, and emotional realms has allowed her to work successfully with an array of clients from former NHL players, pro golfers, Entrepreneurs, and of course the busy mom/dad.  

Brittany is a believer in pushing , but not just physically, also psychologically in order to fulfill one’s self and reach their full potential and heal from the inside out.

Brittany has been studying energy medicine and different modalities for over 6 years now and has trained with European Doctors and other masters in the industry.