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Team Eminence
Team Eminence



Beth Dunkinson, owner, RMT

Beth Dunkinson RMT became registered in 2010. After spending 7 years working as a Registered Massage Therapist in Gananoque and building a clientele she decided in late 2017 to expand and begin a new venture as a business owner. This venture will allow growth and will bring Beth’s vision to life. Eminence Massage Therapy was born January 2018. It is Beth’s dream to provide for the community, a relaxing, friendly, and attentive place for people to  receive quality service where client care comes first. Beth is still offering RMT services while keeping the business in order. She enjoys doing a variety of treatments from relaxation to deep tissue, from focused rehabilitation to stress reduction treatments. Her main goal is to listen to your wants and needs and to provide the best treatment using her skills and knowledge base.


Keeley Smith, RMT​

Keeley Smith RMT became registered in 2013. She is focused on bettering the overall physical and mental health and wellness of her clients. She has done some extensive work with PTSD clients and has practiced with many other conditions treating pregnancy, muscle strains and sprains, pinched nerves, lymphatic conditions, arthritis etc. In 2016 Keeley added advanced training for TMJ dysfunction to her list of therapies. She also has done some work with cupping therapy and incorporates this technique into her treatments upon request. 

Dawn Kirkby, RMT 

“Dawn has been working in the massage therapy field for 15 years. Her broad spectrum of techniques and experience bring a great energy to the Eminence team. Dawn is highly involved with her community by volunteering her time to many organizations. She is passionate about living a healthy life by enjoying the outdoors and many athletics. We are happy to have her join us. “ 

Samantha Douglas, RMT

Samantha graduated from D'Arcy Lane Massage therapy school in London Ontario in 1998. I have worked in a variety of settings including nursing homes, clinical office, spa and home visits. I currently have my office in downtown Collingwood Ontario. I worked for the College of Massage Therapists for 10 yrs as a Board Examiner and Subject Matter Expert as part of the team that wrote and ran the board exam. I have experience working with seniors, palliative care patients, cancer patients, developmentally delayed adults, catastrophic mvas, sports injuries and many other conditions.
Certifications Include : 
1998 Graduate of D'Arcy Lane School of Massage Therapy, London On
1998 Dr.Vodder certified in Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.
2014  IASI Board Certified Structural Integrator.
2014 Graduate of Kinesis Myofascial Integration in Maine USA.
2014, 2015 Barral Institute courses in CranioSacral, Visceral and Neural Manipulation.
2014, 2015 Level 1 and 2  Neural and Artery Manipulation Kirsten Schumacher, Oregon USA.
Reflexology / Reiki / Pregnancy and Labour Support / Thai Massage
Hot Stone Massage Body Treatments and Facials  / Kinesio Taping for Lymphedema


Emer Burke, RMT

Emer has been working as an RMT since 2007. She began her practice in Ontario, but has spent the majority of her career working in Alberta. She has additional training in STAMINA Therapy, a unique realignment technique. STAMINA Therapy can be used to pinpoint specific areas of weakness, which generally cause pain and discomfort. Using a variety of strength testing, joint mobilizations, range of motion movements and specific directional strokes, this technique helps to realign the muscle tissue, blood vessels and nerves quickly and efficiently to instantly improve strength and decrease pain. The STAMINA Technique achieves deep tissue treatment without deep pressure. Emer believes that massage therapy should be a relatively pain free experience and every client should leave every treatment feeling relaxed. Emer enjoys working with a variety of individuals but has found great success working with those suffering from lower back pain, neck tension, and headaches.

Kaitlyn Benn

Kaitlyn was born and raised in the Napanee area and started her career at Napanee Family First Chiropractic after graduating, with honours, from her program in June 2010. Over the past ten years, she has had experience with therapeutic massage, prenatal massage, intra-oral massage, myofascial release, thermal palms™, soft tissue release, as well as other soft tissue injuries and chronic muscle tension. Kaitlyn has completed courses in Thermal Palms™, soft tissue release as well as Assessment courses for Upper and Mid/Lower Cervical Mobilizations, Rib Mobilizations, Shoulder Mobilizations, Clinical Decision Making, The Hidden Cause of Low Back Pain: The Hip,  Ankle and Foot Dysfunctions, Knee Dysfunctions, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunctions and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Occasionally, Kaitlyn supervises events through Trillium College Massage Therapy program.
Kaitlyn has an acute sense of palpation and intuition that helps her assess and provide her clients with the most safe and effective treatment plan.


Esthetics by Jenny

I have been an esthetician since 1993 and still loving it. My family and I moved to Gananoque 8 years ago and that has been the best decision. We love the community and I love my clients. I spend my days making individuals feel better. Outside of esthetics, I spend my time with my family and have a small hobby farm. My business is a whole body experience where I meet the needs of all of our senses. What makes me unique is that my services are a passion and each experience is geared to my client’s needs I am very proud of the success that I have had in this industry and still very surprised that I have developed such a supportive clientele base in this area. I knew no one when I first moved into the community and feel so grateful for getting to know such amazing people in such a small period of time :)   

Melissa Kramer, CST 

Melissa is a Certified Shiatsu Therapist with the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario. She is a graduate of the Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto where she obtained diplomas in Shiatsu Therapy (2006) and Acupuncture (2009). She has had the experience of treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions including anxiety, digestive issues, fibromyalgia as well as musculoskeletal issues. In her practice, she draws from her training and experience in Shiatsu and Acupuncture as well as Traditional Thai Massage and Restorative Yoga.

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Fiona Waddell , Quantum Transformation Specialist


Fiona is a Reiki Master Teacher, certified Hypnotherapist and an EFT Tapping practitioner.  She has been practicing energy healing for the past 6 years.  She has also been a coach and trainer for over 20 years.  Her goal is to help her clients find non-medicinal solutions to pain management, anxiety, depression, and defining new habits. There are many things Western medicine can do, but it cannot do everything.  Fiona believes that the human body and its energy can reduce the symptoms or causes of an illness, injuries and/or habits.  It requires the gentle refocusing of energy and consistent practice.  When you are ready to add a different and effective therapy to your treatment plan, Fiona is currently accepting clients.