Our Registered Massage Therapists
Ally Morgan, Registered Massage Therapist
Ally has always been passionate about helping others which led her to her career choice to become a RMT. Ally has been a massage therapist at Massage Addict for over a year now and has gained lots of experience through her hundreds of treatments. She is certified in cupping and has provided massage therapy treatments to clients of all ages. Whether you’ve got aches or pain, an injury, or just looking to relax after a stressful day, she always ensures a safe and effective treatment to ensure her clients goals are met.
Geoff Brace, Registered Massage Therapist
After achieving his honours diploma of Health, Wellness, and Recreation (Eastern College, 2014) Geoff got his foot in the professional training business as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Geoff's time working as a personal trainer has provided the skills necessary to develop a strong practical and educational base for physical fitness - as well as a passion for helping others. After spending 6 years in the field, Geoff decided to go back to school and become a registered massage therapist. He achieved his honours diploma of massage therapy at Eastern Academy in 2021.
Geoff will create a treatment plan appropriate for each individual. All individuals are different, and everyone deserves their treatment to be tailored to their individual needs. This ensures the client receives the most effective treatment possible.
Geoff focuses on the manipulation of soft tissue to prevent and treat physical dysfunction and pain, with the use of massage therapy techniques. Some of these techniques include swedish massage, myofascial releases, trigger point releases, deep tissue work, and prescribed remedial exercise.
Geoff believes everyone should live a long and happy life, and the best way to do that is to maintain a strong, healthy foundation of core strength, general strength, mobility, balance, and self awareness.
If you would like help addressing physical dysfunction, rehabilitating an injury, decreasing pain, improving athletic ability, or even just to relax after a long day; Geoff is here to provide a helping hand.
- Competed in Wrestling, Powerlifting, and Bodybuilding
- Health, Wellness, & Recreation (Eastern College, 2014)
- Massage Therapy (Eastern Academy, 2021)
Elif Dikmen, Registered Massage Therapist
Elif is a registered member in good standing with The College of Massage Therapists in Newfoundland. She graduated from the Eastern Academy Massage therapy programme in 2020, where she was recognized for achieving the highest academic average in her graduating class. Before the successful completion of her massage therapy education, she obtained massage therapy certification in her home country and had the opportunity to work as a massage therapist for several years before moving to Canada.
After graduating she has continued her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine taking contemporary Acupuncture courses such cupping therapy, acupuncture, guasha, moxibustion, ear needling, dry needling and acupuncture. She is currently enrolled in the programme and hoping to graduate soon.
Throughout her time in school she developed a passion for helping people alleviate pain and discomfort by applying specific massage techniques supported by her advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Elif’s client-centred approach involves working with clients through their unique goals and investigating the root cause of dysfunction and pain.
In her spare time, she likes to dance, run and swim. She is also very into cooking and gardening. She believes that a good life source comes from nutritional meals that are cooked with love.
Rebekah Saunders, Registered Massage Therapist
Rebekah Saunders is a Registered Massage Therapist in good standing with the CMTNL and the NLMTA. She graduated from Academy Canada in 2019. She owned her own Massage Therapy business in Glovertown, until recently when she moved to Paradise.
Rebekah enjoys helping people with their pain and discomfort. She loved the profession since her first day of college. She looks for ways to grow and learn & expand her practice to help people get the care they deserve, whether it be a relaxation or deep tissue massage.
Rebekah is certified in Cupping, Gua-Sha, Sports Massage, Cellulite Massage, Nutrition Coaching, and Personal Training.
She loves reading and learning especially in areas that can help increase her knowledge and help her Massage Therapy practice.
Since COVID-19, Rebekah has focused on her own mental/physical/emotional health. She started eating healthier, exercising, doing yoga, walking/hiking. She gets her own massages monthly to keep the body aligned and functioning properly. Rebekah is excited to join the team at Massage Addict St. John’s East.
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.
Charlene Kennedy, Registered Massage Therapist
Charlene took the long road to massage therapy but as they say it's the journey not the destination. Growing up Charlene played soccer at all levels, including a stint in the Team Canada development program. She was also a first team All Canadian during her varsity career where off the field she completed a BSc and an BA. In addition to soccer she has experience with group and personal training. This was a natural spill over from her own passion for fitness which has resulted in the completion of several races including a marathon, half marathon and a couple of our very own Tely 10's. Charlene took this passion for fitness and learning with her when she spent a decade policing and completing a law degree. She then decided to totally switch fields, have a baby and complete the Massage Therapy program at Eastern Academy. She knows first hand how busy it is to manage everything with a young family, recovering from pregnancy and all that entails. Charlene lives by the saying: be consistently good, rather than occasionally great. While she's had to scale back on her involvement with coaching and personal training recently, she still makes the time for her own fitness and wellness. She puts in a lot of running with a stroller these days.
Charlene is a firm believer that as life changes so should we and despite aging, injuries and new responsibilities if you keep doing the little things they will lead to bigger things. This starts with taking care of yourself so that you can better take care of others. Massage therapy is a tool she uses toward this aim. Massage Therapy addresses physical dysfunction, injury rehabilitation, improving general performance and this includes simply relaxing! Charlene is trained in general Swedish massage, myofascial and trigger point release, deep tissue work and prescribed remedial home care. If you would like to work with Charlene to help you with any of the above endeavours, book an appointment!
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.
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.
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.