NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE

DR. KATHLEEN MERCER  , B.Sc., N.D.

was born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland. After receiving her first Bachelor of Science Degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, she moved to Asia to teach English and travel.  During this time Kathleen became interested in Chinese Medicine and decided to return to Canada and further her studies in Naturopathic Medicine. Already having chosen Medicine as a life path, Kathleen felt Naturopathic Medicine encompassed principles of health care that could complement conventional medicine including; prevention, do no harm, doctor as teacher, stimulate the bodies own vital force to do the healing, healing power of nature, patient as an individual, finding and treating the root cause of disease.

Kathleen graduated in 2000 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine after 4 years of Naturopathic Medical Training. She held a successful and busy Practice in Orangeville Ontario for 3 years. Kathleen returned to Newfoundland in 2004 to become the first licensed Naturopathic Doctor on the island. Kathleen holds a Practice in St. John’s.

Kathleen has also been trained as a Doula and works as a birth support partner combining her Naturopathic training and her Doula training. Kathleen works with patients going through fertility support. Kathleen has been trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and incorporates it into her practice. Kathleen is a Yoga Teacher and obtained her Yoga Teacher’s qualifications with The Yoga Connection Teacher Training Course in Ontario. Kathleen sees Yoga as a healing art that goes hand in hand with Naturopathic principles.

Kathleen’s practice is a general practice seeing patients of all ages and circumstances.   The modalities of Naturopathic Medicine include nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle counselling.   Kathleen’s agenda incorporates many outreach projects to the public including talks, seminars, and community events.  

DR. TANYA O’BRIEN    B.Sc., N.D.

is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who graduated in 2008 from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), one of six accredited medical schools in North America offering four-years of formal studies in Naturopathic Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from St. Francis Xavier University where she discovered her passion for health and healing. Prior to CCNM, she worked with a Chinese Medicine Doctor as a nutritionist in Ontario where she learned the importance of helping people heal themselves. Her approach to health care is empowering and holistic. Beyond her training at CCNM, Dr. O’Brien has a clinical background working as a nutritionist. In practice she has worked with a diverse patient base, treating a multitude of physical and mental ailments.  Upon returning to her roots in St. John’s, Dr. O’Brien began her practice in complementary medicine with a special interest in Women’s Health, Pediatric Care, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.    


MASSAGE THERAPISTS

 

KIM THOMPSON , RMT

Kim Graduated from a 2200 hour Massage Therapy program in Ontario in 2006, leaving Newfoundland to pursue this career as Newfoundland didn’t currently have a program.  She then upgraded to a 3000 hour program to be able to work in British Columbia. She has been practicing in St. John’s since 2011 as a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMTNL) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association (NLMTA).

Kim has worked in a variety of settings from spas to large multidisciplinary clinics. Working side by side with chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, doctors, and physiotherapists she has been able to learn and thrive though the knowledge gained from these experiences.

Kim has taken many courses over the years and is now a certified Hand and Foot Reflexologist. She is also trained in Indian Head Massage and well as Mechanical Cupping. She is well versed in motor vehicle accident treatments, though she most enjoys treating cervical spine dysfunction, as well as pre and post-natal women.

She is very excited about expanding her knowledge and experience with Winterholme Wellness. She can’t wait to start helping you with any and all things that seem to be ailing you.

 

ANNA CALLAHAN , RMT

Anna Callahan was born and raised in St John’s Newfoundland. As an athletic person, her interest in health and wellness has been ongoing. After studying French at Memorial University for a few years, she decided to pursue her interests in healing. Since switching her studies to Massage Therapy, Anna has not looked back, graduating from Eastern College in 2014 and becoming a Registered Therapist in 2015.

Anna is excited to work in a multifaceted clinic with a client based approach such as Winterholme. Anna is trained in General Swedish Massage, trigger point release, fascial techniques and deep tissue massage and looks forward to learning new techniques to add to her skill set.

Anna believes that health starts with being aware of your body and being open to trying new things to find what works for you. She believes that a healthy body takes a full commitment from the therapist and the client.

When she is not treating clients Anna enjoys being active. Her passions right now are hiking with her dog, climbing and swing dancing. 


COLETTE HICKS, RMT

Colette Hicks has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist for eight years, having graduated from Northumberland College in Halifax, NL in 2008. While in school, Colette was a student representative for the massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia, where she attended multiple conferences and acted as a voice for the student body. She is currently a member in good standing with the CMTNL and NLMTA.

During her years as a RMT she has completed training in pregnancy and infant massage, reflexology, myofascial treatments, and sports therapy.

Colette has a passion for client care and loves helping her clients achieve their goals. She has attended sports events where she was the active massage therapist for the participating teams. She has worked with many clients who have been in motor vehicle accidents and is very knowledgeable in musculoskeletal pain management and recovery.

Colette has recently completed her third year of social work at Memorial University. She is hoping to work in chronic pain therapy once she has completed her degree, while incorporating her massage therapy skills and knowledge to further help her clients.


CAROLYN STAPLE
, RMT

Carolyn is an honors graduate, having earned a diploma in Massage Therapy from Academy Canada Career College. She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association and also sits on the Board for the Association, and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Carolyn believes that massage therapy can benefit anyone, whether you have an acute injury, a chronic condition or need to relax and reduce stress. She has experience treating clients of all ages and body types, including infants, children, pregnant woman, athletes and seniors. Carolyn encourages client education by helping clients understand their treatments and promotes an active home care program to help boost their own healing.


DENISE HAPGOOD , RMT

Denise graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Academy Canada in 2016, and is a Registered Massage Therapist as a member of the CMTNL and NLMTA. She also completed the Recreation Management program at CONA in 2016. 

Denise worked as a personal trainer for over 20 years. Having moved up into Management roles and further away from interacting with people and their goals, she decided to pursue becoming a massage therapist, having experienced the benefits personally from receiving treatments for 10+ years.

Denise has increased her training by taking courses in additional modalities to use during treatments, including Mechanical Cupping through All Points and Stuart Therapies Myofascial Release: Pelvis.

She is also a Stott Pilates Instructor, and holds certifications through CanFitPro as Group Fitness Leader and Personal Trainer. 

Already having a good knowledge base of anatomy and biomechanics before completing her MT program, Denise believes her experience as a trainer will certainly benefit clients. She has a lot of experience with return to function injuries as a trainer, and can educate clients in how to reach specific results with home care.


ANGELA COOPER , RMT

Angela Cooper is a woman of many interests, including outdoor activities, wild edibles, academics, and travel. She has experience in radio, theatre, philosophy, community and fundraising events, and a BA double major in philosophy and psychology. She attended the Academy Canada program for Massage Therapy and was delighted to graduate with honours, distinction, and the program award in August 2017.

Angela has experience treating a wide variety of conditions and is very skilled at providing targeted and thorough treatments. She treats every client on an individual basis, with a holistic and comprehensive approach. She feels massage therapy can help alleviate many kinds of pain through treatment of the physical body. Angela has a warm disposition with compassionate hands, keen assessments, and an eager attitude toward learning more modalities as she builds her career in massage therapy. 

 

NATASHA MURTHY , RMT, D.Ac

Natasha Murthy is excited about her relocation to Winterholme Wellness Center. With over 18 years of practice as a Registered Massage Therapist she welcomes her loyal clients into this beautiful, healing space.    

Early in her career she volunteered on the NLMTA and was the first Examination Officer for the CMTNL, while also gaining experience through teaching at local Colleges. Natasha has studied, and regularly practices, several Advanced Massage Therapy techniques as well as Reiki, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Energy Medicine, Intuitive Healing, Healing Stones, Peruvian Shamanism, and continues to learn and grow on a daily basis. 

Natasha's passion for helping others originates from her personal experiences while providing a safe and comfortable environment to promote healing.


 

 

WELLNESS 
PROVIDERS

 

 

   

Kim Thompson

       - Registered Massage Therapist

       - Hand/Foot Reflexologist

       - Indian Head Massage

 

Anna Callahan

       - Registered Massage Therapist
       - Indian Head Massage


Denise Hapgood

       - Registered Massage Therapist
       - Indian Head Massage

 

Carolyn Staple 

       - Registered Massage Therapist
       - Indian Head Massage


Krystle Hayden

       - Registered Massage Therapist


Natasha Murthy

       - Registered Massage Therapist
       - Reiki
       - Gua Sha / Fire Cupping
       - Acupressure


Justine Tibbs

       - Registered Massage Therapist


Heather Kane

       - Registered Massage Therapist
       - Esthetician


Angela Cooper

       - Registered Massage Therapist


Colette Hicks

       - Registered Massage Therapist


Christina Humby

       -  Massage Therapist
       -  Life Coach

 



   

Heather Barnes

       - Acupuncturist  
       - Gua Sha / Fire Cupping




Dr. Kathleen Mercer

       - Naturopathic Doctor


Dr.Tanya O'Brien

       - Naturopathic Doctor




Susan Bailey

       - Registered Foot Reflexologist

       - Hand Reflexologist

       - Indian Head Massage


Lindsay Phillips

       - Reflexologist

       - Indian Head Massage


 

 



 

 






ACUPUNCTURIST

HEATHER BARNES 
BBA, D.Ac, R.Ac

Heather is a Registered Acupuncturist within Newfoundland and Labrador, as a member in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), College of Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPNAL), and The Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CMAANL).

Currently a part of the Winterholme Wellness team, her practice is dedicated not only to helping clients, but also encouraging an individual’s dedication and responsibility for their health.      

Through the study and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Heather has gained  clinical experience in various areas. This includes a variety of musculoskeletal, digestive, gynecological, and mental/emotional issues, as well as cancer (terminal, post-surgical, and remissive). Having history as both an athlete and a coach, she takes interest in acupuncture’s role in mental preparation, promoting healing, and preventing injuries.

Heather is a graduate from the Acupuncture Diploma program at Eastern College (Traditional Chinese Medicine). This program offered an intensive 3 years of theory and hands on learning. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memorial University (Major: Business Administration, Minor: English).        




REFLEXOLOGY &
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

LINDSAY PHILLIPS

Lindsay is a certified Foot Reflexolgist, graduating from the Canadian Reflexology School in Victoria, BC. She also specializes in Indian Head Massage. Her caring approach is all about YOU! You'll be guaranteed to leave feeling restored and relaxed. Lindsay is experienced in working with pregnancy, infertility, auto immune disorders, arthritis and pain management due to injury and everyday aches and pains.