A graduate of CDI College in 2008 from their Massage Therapy program. My experience ranges from relaxation geared toward stress and tension to therapeutic treatments for a number of conditions and pain relief. I am dedicated to helping others maintain health and wellness through massage. My goal is to get the word out and make all people aware of the benefits of massage and how accessible it is.
Sandra has been practicing massage therapy since 2005, having graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and with a degree in Sport & Exercise Management from Brock University.
Additionally Sandra has obtained her Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Certificate carrying the passion of her practice towards pregnancy massage as well as sports massage, deep tissue treatments and Cupping treatment’s. Sandra believes in the philosophy that all parts of the body (the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) are all interconnected and work as one to maintain balance throughout the body. Sandra thrives to educate her patients on the body’s natural potential to achieve optimal health through regular care.
Sandra believes Heraclitus (Greek Poet) said it best: “Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do, is who you become.” She lives by these words and hopes you will too.
With positive energy, Jessica has gained valuable Massage therapy knowledge through her schooling and training she has received from Georgian College in Barrie. In the beginning of 2014 she has started practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist here at VIDA and absolutely loves it. Jessica is known for her deep tissue, sports therapy, trigger point therapy, pregnancy and relaxation massages to ease stress and increase wellness. She will also provide every client with an individualized home care plan so you can continue your healing and relaxation outside the studio.
Jessica is high spirited and excited for the opportunity of continual learning. She genuinely cares about helping people in their times of need and is dedicated to promoting positive awareness of ones health and ensures clients leave feeling their best and revitalized.
Maggie Lopes is a Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist living in the Newmarket area. She grew up in Toronto and always knew she wanted to pursue a career in health care. She completed her Diploma in Massage Therapy at Centennial College, graduating in 2002.
Maggie’s interest in rehabilitation led her to work in a Physiotherapy clinic specializing in acute injuries. She also spent several years working alongside Chiropractors, as well as in health clubs which has given her an extensive background in treating chronic issues and sports injuries.
An injury of her own led her to receive Acupuncture treatments which sparked an interest in Eastern Medicine. She graduated from the Acupuncture Diploma program at the Shiatsu School of Canada in 2007, and she has been combining Eastern and Western philosophies in her treatments ever since.
Maggie firmly believes in addressing the cause of pain and injuries and teaches her clients appropriate home care, stretches and exercises so that they can improve as quickly as possible and enjoy a happy and pain- free lifestyle.
Sara is a goal oriented massage therapist who enjoys helping clients to the best of her ability. Sara graduated from the massage therapy program at Sir Sandford Fleming College. Sara has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2010 and has received lots of positive feedback from her previous and current clients. Sara has extra certification in PRE-NATAL and POST-NATAL massage and enjoys working with women in all stages of pregnancy. Sara has a wide range of experience and has treated people in the past with conditions such as frozen shoulder, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, rotator cuff injuries and so much more.
Sara has been working at Vida since 2015 and she absolutely loves it! She constantly strives for new ways to treat clients and is eager about learning. She always has a smile on her face and she is always ready to work with clients individually to find a personalized treatment plan for each and every client. She is dedicated finding ways to help people feel their greatest after their massage.
Dr. Freda Tam is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, and her practice is grounded in the belief that individualized care based on addressing the root causes of illness is the key to optimal health. She is passionate about empowering everyone with the knowledge and tools to better understand their health, and to feel their best on the inside and out!
Freda enjoys working with patients of all ages and conditions in her family practice, with a special interest in the following:
Freda graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science. It was through a combination of personal transformation with naturopathic therapies, along with her passion for blending modern science with the traditional medical arts, which lead her to pursue her naturopathic medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM).
Freda is also active in building corporate and community wellness. She offers a variety of health talks, workshops and “lunch & learns” focused on seasonal health education to businesses and community groups interested in promoting wellness among their employees and friends. Please contact Freda to learn more.
Freda is licensed in Ontario through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), and she holds professional memberships with the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
Visit Dr. Freda on her website at www.FredaTamND.com to learn more about naturopathic care.