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Our Team

Carrie Ann Courage, RMT

Carrie has enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a Registered Massage Therapist. She enjoys hands on body work and continues to see how Massage Therapy positively influences the lives of her clientele. Without a doubt regular massage therapy treatments keeps her clients healthier and with less pain and stress. She continues her education regularly and over the years has learned many types of massage therapy to help her clients. Hot Stone Massage, Thermal Palms, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage are just some of the courses taken that have expanded her techniques and knowledge. She is passionate about good health and living a good life, and believes everyone should be proactive in the maintenance of their own good health and prevention of illness.

Edward Martin, RMT

Edward’s interest in sports rehab and health led him to a career in Massage Therapy. He graduated from Trillium College with honours. Most recently he has practiced at two of Niagara on the Lake’s Spas. Edward is passionate about working from a client centred approach, collaborating with his clients; ranging from athletes and pregnant women to seniors and survivors of cancer; to provide relief and long term solutions to their pain and stress. Treatments may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilization and deep tissue manipulation.

Edward continues to study and learn new techniques and modalities to compliment his practice and provide optimum care to his clients. His other areas of practice include Thai Massage, Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic Massage, which he learned in Jaipur India.

Debbie Sawchuk, RMT

Debbie graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology Massage Therapy program in 2011. Her approach to massage therapy is multi-faceted and incorporates techniques from the various courses she has taken such as electrotherapy, ultrasound, cupping, kinesio taping, Indian head massage, bamboo massage, hot stone massage and aromatherapy. Debbie is passionate about assisting patients as they work toward their goals for health and she believes that this is possible by supporting the body’s innate ability to restore its strength and balance in areas of injury and pain. She considers the effects of postural dysfunction and makes recommendations for awareness and improvement of posture. Debbie has become quite skilled at Pre-Natal massage and loves to make both mommy and baby as comfortable as possible through the pregnancy.

Debbie grew up in St. Catharines; she married her high school sweet heart and has 2 beautiful daughters. After several years of office work Debbie was craving a little more balance in her life and was drawn to a career in Massage Therapy. She worked as an RMT at 4 Your Health for 6 months before relocating to Family First Chiropractic. Debbie enjoys spending quality time with her family at their trailer, playing with her Chihuahua Nugget, and watching Coronation Street. She is very happy to be working at Massage Therapy Niagara and looks forward to working with you one on one.

Heather Baker, RMT

Heather has been involved in natural and preventative health care for most of her adult life. She sees massage therapy as so much more than an indulgence and believes in its far reaching benefits. She prides herself on carefully listening to her client’s needs and providing them with the treatment they need as well as suggesting appropriate home care to help alleviate their symptoms. Heather also lets her intuition guide her when massaging to sense where tension is being held.

Heather graduated with honours from Trillium College. She looks forward to continuing her education in various modalities to enhance her skills.

Sonya Romanowski, BSc. Ost., DO.MP, RMT, R.Kin (Inactive), CSCS

Sonya is locally grown in Niagara Falls and has been involved in health care for the several years, ranging from personal training and nutrition counseling to now focusing on manual therapy and rehabilitation.

Sonya holds multiple degrees, diplomas, licenses, and certificates in various health fields which gives her a broad experience and understanding to treatment. She has completed her Degree in Osteopathy from the National University of Medical Sciences Spain (2017), diploma in Manual Massage Therapy from the Ontario College of Health and Technology (2016), and undergraduate Kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo (2014). She is currently completing her Osteopathic Manual Practitioner's diploma with the Canadian College of Osteopathy, entering into her fourth year of study with a predicted graduate date in 2019.

Sonya's treatment focus is to provide accessible, safe, and effective holistic osteopathic manual therapy and massage therapy services to all residents of the Niagara Region. Her treatment style involves treating the body as a whole, to ensure the cause of the pain is identified and solved.

Ashley Beaver, RMT

Ashley was inspired with massage therapy when her father tried it and found relief after suffering for many years with chronic pain. The significant advantages that massage therapy provided were so astonishing that she was driven to pursue a career in the field to help others

Ashley graduated from Georgian College with a keen interest on therapeutic massage. She employs Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial work. Ashley works to meet her clients goals by using massage therapy in conjunction with passive stretching, hydrotherapy and home care. She is avid about continuing her education with courses on further modalities, treatment styles, techniques and the assessment process to provide the best possible care for her clients.

Nancy DeGagne, RMT

Nancy graduated with honors from the 3 year Massage Therapy Program at Georgian College, Barrie Ontario and went on to became registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO.) Member in good standing with the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario RMTAO and alumni of Confederation College, Thunder Bay. Nancy chose to become a Registered Massage Therapist in order to share the many benefits massage therapy has provided her.

Nancy enjoys meeting and working with new clients and her treatment offers a light therapeutic touch combined with deep tissue and specific trigger point work depending on the needs and preferences of the individual. Nancy strives to bring relief from chronic pain, relaxation, balance & awareness as well as education to her patients. She believes that through regular massage therapy treatment one can alleviate pain and increase an overall sense of well-being. Whether you have stress and pain from your job, are pregnant or have a sports injury or any other wear and tear, she can help by providing a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. Nancy is looking forward to working with you at Massage Therapy Niagara. Nancy’s areas of interest are: Swedish Relaxation Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Prenatal Massage, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Hydrotherapy and Pathology.

Scott McVey, RMT, R.Kin

Scott has been working within the field of health sciences for over 6 years. A graduate of both the Honours Bachelor of Arts Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario and the Massage Therapy program at Trillium College.

He has a passion for athletics and strives to pass on his knowledge to those that need it! He has worked various sporting event such as the U18 Women's World Championships, the PGA Tour, Canada Mackenzie Tour, Henley Regatta, Canadian Open and been the trainer for the Southern Tier Admirals organization as well as the Niagara Falls Jr B Canucks.

He strives to make the client the centre of the treatment with client care being the main focus. He incorporates passive stretching, deep tissue, and his knowledge of athletics to bring about specific treatment for each individual client.

Scott will continue to hone his skills and advance his knowledge in the field of health sciences to continue to provide increasingly precise and accurate treatments for his clientele.

Dr. Thomas Iggulden, DC

Born and raised in the Niagara region, Thomas received his (Honors) Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Brock University in 2010. Citing an interest in rehabilitation, Tom pursued further education at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. In 2015, he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic (D.C).

Dr. Tom believes in evidence-based chiropractic care, which allows him to provide treatment systems that have been proven to get the best results for his patients. He likes to work with a variety of people ranging from athletes, geriatrics, children, and those seeking maintenance or wellness care.

Dr. Tom has experience treating athletic populations having worked with the Niagara Metros Baseball team, the Buffalo Bandits Professional Lacrosse team, among others.

Highly trained in diversified chiropractic methods, flexion distraction technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Myofascial Release Technique (MRT), and Medical Acupuncture.

In his spare time, Dr. Tom likes to get involved with the community. He has participated in MS society events, Hospice Niagara events, and he sits on the board of directors for the Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village long-term care facility.

Dr. Iggulden looks forward to helping you with your healthcare needs.

Dr. Newton Huynh, DC

Dr. Newton Huynh is a graduate of D'Youville College's Chiropractic program, received his Bachelor of Physical Health and Education degree from the University of Toronto, and completed his training for contemporary medical acupuncture at McMaster University.

Dr. Newton is passionate about helping patients get back to their daily activities with increased function and decreased pain . He also has a passion in educating patients in lifestyle changes to avoid future injuries. He utilizes a variety of techniques to treat patients including Muscle Release Technique (MRT), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), Chiropractic adjustments, and Medical Acupuncture. His special interests are physical fitness, education, and sports.

Dr. Newton is committed to furthering his education in chiropractics and physical health.

Laurie-Ann Whitnall, Certified Thermography Manager

After a 20+year career in Purchasing, I saw a real need in the Niagara Region for women to be able to have access to thermal breast imaging.

I opened the first stand-alone Thermal Imaging Centre in the heart of Welland in October 2010.  We service all the Niagara Region as well as various out-of-town mobile sites.

There was a real need for this type of screening and women needed to be educated and informed of its availability.  No radiation, No compressions, Non-invasive, No touching.

I pride myself in respecting the busyness of women.  Having to balance this in the past myself makes me committed to honoring appointments on time and in a punctual manner.  Time is important.  You are important.  The clinic is "spa-like" with a relaxing and calming atmosphere.

I have worked hard over the last 5 years to align the clinic with health care professionals that can meet just about any need and really want to partner with Thermography Clinic Niagara clients to make YOU the healthiest you can be.

Your health is something that you need to take charge of.  Be informed, be proactive.

Come in and get screened!  It will be the best thing you do for YOU!

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