MarchDale Massage Team

Elizabeth Armitage

Elizabeth has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1992.- an honours graduate from Sutherland and Chan Massage Therapy school in Toronto. Since completing her RMT training Elizabeth has also added Personal Training to her repertoire.  She has developed her Massage Therapy and Personal Training techniques and treatment philosophy throughout her years of practice, advanced education and networking with various health professionals.

Elizabeth excels in Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Massage, postural assessment and Advance Remedial Exercise.  She treats many conditions with her years of experience from neck/shoulder/low back pain to sports massage to relaxation massage.  Elizabeth is excited to bring all that she has learned throughout her career to her clients through her treatments, assessments, classes and Advanced Remedial Exercise and Personal Training sessions.

Elizabeth enjoys an active life and encourages her family, especially her young daughters, to do the same. Elizabeth enjoys everything from running, cycling, golfing to swimming and weight training, and sledding and cross country skiing in the winter.

Lora Ann S

Lora Ann’s lifelong interest in bodywork resulted in her graduation, with honours as a Registered Massage Therapist from Everest College’s Massage Therapy Program. Lora believes in the healing power of massage for people of all ages and fitness levels. She is trained in deep tissue, therapeutic and relaxation massage, pre natal massage, lymphatic drainage,cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release, shiatsu and chair massage. Lora Ann enjoys using essential oils to enhance her treatments for her clients. Lora Ann will be bringing her treatments and expertise in Thai Massage this spring

When not at work Lora Ann loves spending time with her two teenage girls and walking with her three mini wiener Dachshunds.

Cathy Young

Cathy graduated with honours as a Registered Massage Therapist from International Academy of Massage in Ottawa. Cathy specializes in relaxation massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage and pregnancy massage. Cathy enjoys any challenge Massage Therapy clients have to offer. Cathy also enjoys working with children, adults and seniors as well as, treating low back pain, headaches, and neck pain.

Cathy grew up on a farm, worked with dairy cattle and worked closely with horses all her life. She not afraid of hard work and early hours. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grown children and friends.

Lauri Peltier

Lauri graduated with honors as an RMT in 2009 from the International Academy of Health Sciences in Ottawa.  She  enjoys assisting in the management of her client’s health and well being and is dedicated to promoting the highest possible quality of the practice of Massage Therapy in a safe and ethical manner.

She has a passion to help her clients reach their optimal potential in health and believes in continual learning and increasing skills as a Massage Therapist is extremely important.  Hot Stone Therapy, Ultrasound Treatment and Bamboo Fusion have been added to her list of services to increase benefits to her clients. Her area of specialty include head, neck and shoulder stress relief and general all over relaxation which is extremely beneficial for clients who find themselves positioned in front of a computer screen most of the day.  She believes that preventing illness and conditions before they develop with regular massage therapy is an excellent way to relieve stress for mind, body and soul.

Lauri enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and weekends on their boat traveling the Rideau waterway.

Carole Merritt

Carole has been practicing yoga for more than eight years. She believes that yoga is an important part of a whole body wellness program. Since her youth, Carole has had a keen interest in health and fitness. As a teen and later in university she became a distance runner, running in marathons and half marathons.

Through her years as a business manager in the high tech sector, Carole continued to run, finding that she could maintain her fitness while easing work related stress.  In time, the running led to tight and continually injured muscles.  At the suggestion of a friend, Carole attended her first yoga class. Expecting some light stretching she was pleasantly surprised to find a full body workout that both challenged and relaxed her body and her mind.  Carole immediately felt the benefits of the practice of yoga, was able to return to running and continues to do so today.