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.
Chantel Ehler, RMT
Hi. Let me tell you a little bit about me and what drives me to serve others. I am thrilled to share my love of offering massage and my love of the practice of yoga. Before I became a RMT, I was an educator, exploring Asia, and zesting life. I had no designs on returning back to Canada. In 2006, I traveled to India and spent some time in Thailand, where I took an Ayruveda massage course that sparked my initial interest. A series of events occurred soon afterward, leaving me to ponder: “What do I really want to do with my life?” I discovered my calling in Thailand, in a nearly 6 month intensive training as a practitioner and Instructor of Thai Massage at the ITM school in 2008. My return back home to Canada was specifically to train as a Massage Therapist.
I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010. I had the privilege of working in a Sports Medicine clinic, two multidisciplinary clinics, several spas and yoga studios. In 2014, I opened up my independent clinic here in the Thousand Islands. I am excited to merge with the Eminence Team so I can focus my work in a new space. I am a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), and also an active member and CBN coordinator of the Registered Massage Therapists & Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
I am drawn to Rehabilitation Therapy, and I am currently pursuing neuropathic pain research and function.
I closed my Yoga Certification school in August of 2018, and I've opened a National non-profit organization, Yoga Service and Accessibility Canada
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. “
Angela Vernelli , RMT
Angela has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 10 years. She obtained her training in Ottawa and has practised mostly in Kingston before recently moving to Gananoque.
Angela uses a holistic and mindful approach to her massages to promote full body wellness, easing overworked and tired muscles and releasing deeply held tension. She utilizes a variety of techniques including Swedish, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage while providing her clients with a great sense of relaxation.
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 / Kineseotaping for Lymphedema
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 , Reiki Master/Teacher and Life Coach CCF
Fiona is an outgoing and compassionate Reiki Master / Teacher and Life Coach. She began her journey into the healing arts as a client, as she found herself in a place where she felt emotionally fractured, lost and injured from a car accident. She was looking to get back in touch with her true and authentic self. After years in a career in fitness and sales, Fiona made the decision to rediscover her “purpose” by stepping away from the path of sales management in order to tend to herself physically and her corporate fatigue. Fiona understands the challenges of working in a high demand sector, recovering from several injuries, taking for a household while working 9-5 and is excited to assist others, in finding more balance, wholeness and joy in their lives. The more grounded you are the more healing you will experience. The stronger you are the more you can achieve! Fiona is passionate about the arts, social justice education and activism, the environment and comparative religions. She is excited to be of assistance to others in clearing blocks to their joy, expression and self-empowerment and hopes to find better ways to contribute to the support and facilitation of healing in her communities and beyond.