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OUR TEAM

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Robyn Ellis RMT

Registered Massage Therapist, Clinic Owner

Robyn is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO). She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2006 and holds additional certificates in many other modalities such as Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Massage, Aromatherapy, Diaphragm Release, TMJ Dysfunction, Reiki, and Soft Tissue Release. Robyn’s treatment style includes a balance of therapeutic and restorative techniques as well as focusing on therapeutic exercise and physical fitness.

On her days outside of the clinic, Robyn can be found teaching Clinical Assessments at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy where she holds the role of Lead Instructor and Clinical Supervisor.

When Robyn isn’t working, which is rare, she likes to spend her time with her three dogs.

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Catherine Kovacich, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience

Catherine brings over 11 years of professional experience in mental health and psychotherapy to her deep and diverse practice. She provides individual and group psychotherapy using her expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance & Change Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and life coaching.

Throughout her professional experience, she has treated and supported clients with a wide range of issues like depression, anxiety, self-esteem, suicide, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation, addiction, Alzheimer's, career guidance, chronic illness or pain, codependency, coping skills, divorce, domestic abuse and violence, family conflict, grief, marital and premarital concerns, infidelity, life transitions, parenting, peer relationships, pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum concerns, relationships, school concerns, self-harming, sexual abuse, stress, and women’s issues. Catherine welcomes and has expertise working with, LGTBQI2 persons, veterans and cancer patients, and all clients over the age of 16.

Catherine has a Bachelor and Masters of Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology (BA) and a Bachelor of Arts- Political Science (BA.). She has continued her education by studying Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) and is a mental health educator supervising both individual and group psychotherapy students.

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Deborah Cherrey

Reiki Practitioner (Level 2)
Access Bars Practitioner

Deborah has been a Reiki (Level 2) and Access Bars Practitioner since 2017. What began as a hobby and personal interest project, quickly proved to be something more. A mom of three wonderful children and a Stratford resident, Deborah came from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. It was over the past year that things started to really ‘click’ for her as an energy practitioner. She recognized her aptitude for energetic healing and, with some encouragement from her friends and family, Deborah has successfully turned it into a daily practice.

In her spare time, Deborah loves working out and running, travelling, reading, spending time with friends and, of course, driving her kids to hockey practice.


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Jessica Smith, RMT, B. Eng

Registered Massage Therapist

Jessica has been providing a wide range of clients with professional Registered Massage Therapy since 2016. She is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.

Jessica brings a bright and focused energy into each massage treatment, offering her clients a comprehensive and accurate assessment based on their concerns and goals. She possesses a full toolbox of treatment methods and techniques and can offer education and support for her clients’ homecare to enhance the hands-on work she offers.

Jessica prides herself on offering advanced skills like myofascial release, deep tissue treatment, trigger point therapy and facilitated stretching and looks forward to continuing to develop her craft throughout her career as an RMT.

In her free time away from the clinic, Jessica enjoys staying fit by running, hiking and practising Kung Fu. She also enjoys camping and reading.

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Joel Dixon BKin (Hons), DC

Chiropractor, Doctorate of Chiropractic

Since 2012, Dr. Dixon has been providing professional chiropractic care to patients of all ages. Whether treating repetitive or sports injuries, Joel’s diverse practice provides many modes for treating and supporting recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and strain.

In addition to his Doctorate of Chiropractic, Joel obtained his Bachelor (Honours) of Kinesiology from Brock University in 2007. Since then, he has complete additional and advanced professional training in medical acupuncture, concussion management and Vestibular (inner-ear, balance) Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Joel also provides his patients with custom orthotics as well as soft tissue, Graston, and shockwave therapies.

Joel is the official Team Chiropractor for the Kitchener Dutchmen and loves to watch and play hockey himself. He also enjoys snowboarding, traveling, history and political satire.

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Kendall Burgess RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Kendall has been providing professional massage therapy for athletes and the general public since 2014. She frequently works with members of the Canadian Physiques Alliance (CPA) and CrossFit Athletes who seek out her expertise in deep pressure massage, cupping, AIT stretching, and for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis.

After completing her diploma in Massage Therapy and becoming a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Kendall completed additional training in cupping and hot stone massage.

Kendall is always up for a good cup of coffee and enjoys reading, writing, and teaching. She is also passionate about animal rights activism and adoption. Kendall likes to keep fit and often hikes and fishes. Did we mention she likes coffee?

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Marcel Thysman RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Marcel is a fellow Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy Graduate. He left a career in the Insurance industry to become a Registered Massage Therapist and has yet to look back. He chose massage therapy because he found that a career where he can work directly with his clientele, hands-on, and where he can focus on helping others, combined with his ongoing interest in anatomical and physiological sciences, was where he was meant to be.

Marcel’s treatment focus is on soft tissue manipulation and using the body’s own natural processes and reactions to assist in the recovery. In addition to deep tissue massage, he also uses a number of other advanced techniques such as; Facilitated Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, and TMJ massage in combination with therapeutic exercise and client education to help his clients reach their treatment goals.

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Dr. Marwa Dabbagh ND

Naturopathic Doctor and Nutritional Counselor

Dr.Dabbagh has been practicing Naturopathic Medicine and Nutritional Counseling for over five years. Her expertise includes diagnosing, treating, and supporting women who have hormonal imbalances; who are going through menopause or infertility; people who are pursuing natural weight loss therapies; and inflammatory illnesses and pain management.

Prior to completing her degree in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013, she obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo in 2009. In addition to her degrees, she has continued her education in the areas of nutrition, fitness, and naturopathic therapies and prescriptions.

As a passionate champion of women’s rights, Dr.Dabbagh can be found volunteering with local organizations like the Multicultural Centre, the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, and the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW. She also enjoys reading, yoga, working out at the gym, dancing, and sharing her tips for a healthy diet and lifestyle through her social media accounts.