Our Registered Massage Therapists

Elif Dikmen, Registered Massage Therapist   

Elif, a respected member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists in Newfoundland, embarked on her journey in the field of holistic healing when she graduated with honors from the Eastern Academy Massage therapy program in 2020. She stood out in her class for achieving the highest academic average.

Expanding her expertise beyond traditional massage therapy, Elif completed a contemporary acupuncture program designed for healthcare professionals. This specialized training enables Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) like herself to seamlessly integrate acupuncture into their massage treatments, offering clients an additional complementary modality for their well-being. Elif also graduated with honors from this contemporary program, showcasing her dedication to excellence.

Elif's approach to healing is rooted in the belief that each person is unique, with their own constitution and needs. This philosophy guides her practice, ensuring that every treatment is tailored to the individual.

In her free time, she enjoys a variety of activities, including swimming, dancing, yoga, cooking, and gardening.

Anilet Senthilkumaran, Registered Massage Therapist   

Anilet graduated with honours in 2021 in Toronto, Ontario. She is a registered member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapy of Newfoundland & Labrador (CMTNL).
Anilet always had a passion for helping people. She did a lot of volunteer work in different organizations, which led her to choose this profession to help people in pain and discomfort. Her main goal is to help her clients live a pain-free life.
Anilet is well trained in therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage and hot stone massage to prevent pain and physical dysfunction. Her treatment includes Swedish massage techniques, Myofascial release, Trigger point therapy, Joint mobilization, Cross fiber friction, Remedial exercises, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) techniques. She is continuously seeking courses to upgrade her knowledge so that she can provide appropriate treatment to her clients.
Anilet enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, playing board games, and badminton with her children.

Ebonee Hicks, Registered Massage Therapist   

Ebonee is a registered massage therapist in good standing with both the CMTNL and the NLMTA. She recently graduated with honours from Eastern Academy's massage therapy program in June 2022. 

With a background in Counseling, Ebonee has always had a passion for helping others. Her career got put on hold when she became a stay-at-home mom to triplets. When it was time to return to the workforce, she had some important choices to make. While Ebonee loved working in that field, she believed it was time for her to explore helping people in other ways. She's always had a keen interest in anatomy and physiology, so massage therapy was a no-brainer. 

Accumulating over 500 clinic hours of experience, Ebonee has extensive hands on training in the manipulation of soft tissue to prevent and treat physical dysfunction and pain. Some of the techniques she uses include general swedish massage, myofascial work, trigger point release, manual lymph drainage, joint mobilization, prescribing remedial exercise, and more. She's looking forward to adding more modalities under her belt to further help her clients. 

Being client-focused, Ebonee strives to provide her clients a unique to them treatment plan to help address and/or maintain whatever their therapeutic goals may be.

Ben Yetman, Registered Massage Therapist   

Ben Yetman is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CMTNL and NLMTA. They are a recent graduate of Eastern Academy, having completed the Massage Therapy program in June 2022. 

Massage is a useful tool for the body and mind. Ben believes everyone should be treated in a non-judgemental, welcoming way while in the clinic. They know a big component of an effective, relaxing treatment is a stress-free environment, and they’re passionate about creating this space for each of their clients.

Ben’s passion for health and wellness inspired their pursuit of a career in massage therapy. They have been involved in athletics for much of their life, and have found massage to be a useful tool throughout. They believe healing through massage is an ongoing process, with work to be done in and out of the clinic.

Ben will prepare a specialized treatment plan for each of their clients, including a home care plan to aid in rehabilitation and injury prevention through stretching and strengthening. 

In their spare time, Ben loves drinking coffee, playing video games, listening to rock music and chilling with their cats.

Allison Dearing, Registered Massage Therapist    

Allison is a registered massage therapist in good standing with both the CMTNL and NLMTA. She recently graduated with honours from  Eastern Academy’s Massage Therapy Program in June 2022. She grew up in a small town on the east coast of Newfoundland and had played a variety of sports; hockey, softball, soccer, etc. As an elite hockey player, Allison played for team NL from 2014-2018 receiving two silver, a bronze and a gold medal at the Atlantic Challenge cup while attending preparatory school in St. Catherines, ontario. These experiences furthered her passion for sport and rehabilitation, leading her to a career as an RMT.

Krystal Burt, Registered Massage Therapist   

Krystal is a seasoned registered Massage Therapist with 13 years in the industry. She graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Compu College (now known as Eastern College). She has a high level of experience in relaxation massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, hot stone massage, and deep tissue massage. She is also in good standing with the CMTNL and NLMTA. Krystal is passionate about helping others and sees massage therapy as an important tool for a mind and body connection.

She aims to ensure her clients are comfortable and develop the proper treatment plan that makes them feel their best selves.

Lori Walsh, Registered Massage Therapist   

Lori graduated in 2004 from Northumberland College in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a diploma in Massage Therapy. 

She holds certificates in myofascial release, cupping, remedial exercises, and sports massage. Lori has extensive experience rehabilitating  individuals with injuries due to Motor Vehicle Accidents. 

Her main goal is to help her clients achieve a pain free lifestyle. Her treatments are specific to each individual client and she uses a variety of techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and joint mobilizations. 

She is in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association and the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. 
Lori also graduated with a Business Management Diploma in Human Resources in 2012 but is is still practicing part time as a Massage Therapist.

Lauren Gregory, Registered Massage Therapist   

Lauren is a registered massage therapist in good standing with the CMTNL and NLMTA. She graduated from Eastern Academy’s massage therapy program in June 2022. 

Lauren uses techniques including trigger point release, deep tissue work, general swedish massage, myofascial release and joint mobilization. She creates a specialized treatment plan based on each individual client’s needs. This may include remedial exercise as well as home care instructions. Lauren is particularly interested in providing therapeutic massage for clients with diverse needs including: individuals with special needs, neurodivise clients, seniors, those who would like to support their mental well-being through therapeutic massage; as well as clients who are at varying stages of their own personal fitness journeys. 

Lauren is passionate about continuing her education particularly in the areas of fascial work and polyvagal theory.


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