Marchdale Massage Therapy Ltd 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.

Andrea Feesey

Andrea Feesey has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2007. Her specialties are deep tissue massage, rehabilitation, chronic pain treatment, and all levels of sports massage; She believes in a balance. Andrea will assess and personalize each of her treatments. She incorporates both relaxation and therapeutic qualities and techniques into each individualized treatments. She aims to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, re-balanced and realigned- combating the daily effects of stress.

She has worked extensively with professional and amateur athletes. This included working at NHL training camps, with Team Canada athletes and para-athletes and especially with our local amateur athletes and children. She takes a passionate angle in her work and is an advocate for her clients, supporting them on their journeys and facilitating their healing, recovery, and successes.

Shannon Matuska

Shannon’s interest in working with the human body started at an early age. Always curious and wanting to learn more, she took biology and pre-health sciences throughout her time in high school. Her first two years of college were spent studying fine arts and after deciding art was more of a hobby, she pursued her schooling in massage therapy and received her advanced diploma from Algonquin College in 2018.

During her time at Algonquin College, Shannon was able to work with various musculoskeletal conditions and age groups from children to elderly. Some of these conditions included surgical scarring, inflammation/swelling, leukodystrophy, and so much more. In the future, she plans on broadening her knowledge in TMJ, visceral manipulation, fascial techniques, and holistic wellness.

Outside of being an RMT, Shannon is a competitive acro and jazz dance instructor/choreographer. With her knowledge in massage therapy, she is able to educate her students more effectively in their dancing through breath work, movement, and muscle activation to enhance their technique.

Shannon’s main goal is to provide the best care for each client to allow their bodies to move in a more pain-free range of motion. Compassion, care, and creativity are the roots of what Shannon brings to her work.

Christine Lil*Bear Lamothe, RMT

Christine Lil*Bear Lamothe is devoted to uplifting and freeing people through yoga, meditation, bodywork and the plethora of practices and techniques she’s acquired throughout the ages. Lil*Bear creates a safe space for you to release and shed the old layers to reveal your true essence.

As a versatile RMT, Lil*Bear meets you where you need to be met on any given day. Whether you are seeking healing for a physical issue, in need of care and relaxation or want to melt and remodel your life, a session with this gifted wizard can assist you on your journey towards your healthiest, most authentic Self!

Lil*Bear was a competitive break dancer and instructor, fitness and Zumba instructor and has been an avid yoga practitioner since 1998.

Lil*Bear has completed numerous yoga certifications and bodywork training with masters such as Ana Forrest, Vidya Heisel, Bernie Clarke, Jambo Truong, Brian Campbell, and Kerry Lawson and holds a diploma in Massage Therapy from the International Academy of Massage.