Laurie is a proud mother of two children and has grown up in the London area. After working for sixteen years in the field of Social Services, Laurie developed a love of helping people. She made the decision to go back to school for Registered Massage Therapy and just recently graduated. Laurie also completed her Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy training and has been treating clients for the past 1.5 years.
Laurie has a lifelong dedication to the study and pursuit of helping others which has added to Laurie’s knowledge and expertise when treating individuals. Laurie believes that a team approach is the best way to care for people and providing care in an environment where individuals can access multiple practitioners who can collaborate to help each client fully realize their health goals.
Tara graduated from the Fanshawe College Accelerated Massage Therapy program in 2018, and is currently working as an RMT. Since graduating, she has treated a broad range of health conditions and clientele. She has always been very passionate about promoting health and well-being. Tara specializes in deep tissue massage, and she is excited to bring her skill set to Stretch Health. She is invested in finding the root cause of a client's concern, and treating it with a well rounded and proactive approach. Tara has always had an appreciation for the importance and benefits of stretching, and she practices yoga, which will bring breath work and a unique flow to each and every treatment. She is excited to start treating clients and help them maintain a feeling of wellness throughout the body!
Michelle is a certified Dance and Fitness Instructor with over 30 years experience. Teaching both land and water fitness as well as coaching TRX has facilitated many health benefits for her participants. However being a mother and a grandmother has motivated Michelle to really focus on teaching mind-body classes such as ZenBarre and Pilates and recently
“I want to be able to teach into my 80s and though probably not the average person’s goal, having functional flexibility and mobility should be”
Jordan is a certified fascial stretch practitioner, and his biggest passions are athletics and holistic health. As an athlete, Jordan understands the impact stretching can have on increasing performance, as well as it's ability to undo the negative effects of prolonged sitting. Jordan strives to help each individual reach an optimal state of health and/or attain peak physical performance by encouraging a balance of mobility and strength.
Hannah graduated from the kinesiology program at Western University in 2020, and is currently completing her Masters of Science in Kinesiology through Lakehead University. She is passionate about learning about the human body and how exercise can be used to prevent and treat injuries and disease. Hannah brings her friendly and positive attitude to every interaction and is excited to help clients work towards their mobility goals.
During his 20+ years in the manufacturing business, Mike became well aware of the wear and tear the body takes in a labour-intensive environment. A workplace injury allowed Mike to return to school at Lambton College where he graduated from the massage therapy program in 2020. As an RMT and FST practitioner, Mike is excited to help his clients reach new levels of mobility and return to pain-free activities of daily living.
Cassandra graduated from Brock University in 2009 with a Ba in Kinesiology. She has been working in the Health, Fitness, and Wellness industry for over 21+ years. From Aquatics to Physiotherapist Assistant, to Coaching and Personal Training and rehab therapy; Cassandra also has several years of being an elite level competitive athlete (Track & Field, Cross-Country, Rowing, Wrestling, Mountain Biking, and Competitive Obstacle Course Races aka. Tough Mudders and Spartan). Through her years of being an athlete, Cassandra has learnt the hard way as many do, the value of a proper prehabilitation program. Through several injuries she has grown a love and pride for her own mobility, but also to coach and to teach Movement and Mobility to her clients as well as members that she Coaches. Cassandra currently is a Functional Fitness and CrossFit Coach; as well as personal trainer. She works with members and clients of all Abilities; She has clients with PTSD, MS, as well as Parkinsons, individuals who have acknowledged the need for and to have a functional strength training program to maintain or gain strength, movement, and function to live the life they want. From Sports injuries to pre and post operation, Cassandra has worked with many to build back and retain their quality of life.
Victoria has an educational background in pre-health sciences, as well as fitness and health promotion. She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and has worked many years in customer service and sales. Victoria also teaches spin at LOST Cycle, a studio exclusive to London, Ontario. She has a love for health and fitness and has recently incorporated stretching into her daily life. She makes it a priority to help others feel their very best, and is a proud member of the Stretch Health administrative team.
Karin is a London native and has chosen to raise her children here. After work in the retail sector for 25 years she decided that a change was needed but she still wanted to help and interact with people. This is what led to her going back to school for massage therapy. After completing school and earning her diploma last year, Karin decided to add Fascial Stretch Therapy to her skill set. Karin is a passionate and caring individual who loves helping people to improve and maintain a great quality of life. She is also very involved in the London volleyball community as a coach and absolutely loves developing and mentoring young athletes. Karin uses her leadership skills to promote health and well being in a team environment.
Kyle Rausch has been a personal trainer, fascial stretch therapist and life coach for over 12 years. He provides fast and efficient pain management, mobility so you can be stronger to keep up with your sports, work demands, and little humans in your life as well as relieving the aches and pains of your body. Kyle is certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy, Healthy & Efficient Weight Loss, Nutrition & Nutritional Psychology, Body Building & Strength Training. Kyle works with people from all walks of life and helps them apply detailed science in easy to follow, stepwise ways.
Rui's journey began in 2007 when he joined an airborne infantry unit in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2010 he also completed the Pre-Service Firefighter Education & Training program at Humber College where he was also designated Platoon Leader. His experience as a Paratrooper in the Canadian Forces and Humber Fire platoon leader has given Rui great practice dealing with physical and mental adversity. As Rui developed through his career as an athletic coach, he began noticing a large need for flexibility and mobility among his personal training clients, and knew that if he wanted to get clients to move better and achieve optimal strength that it would have to start with restoring their flexibility first. That’s when he was introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy, and since then has advanced through all levels of their certification program. Helping clients restore their quality of life by making daily activities easier and more enjoyable has been one of the most rewarding things for Rui as a manual therapist.
Jess has been Coaching clients for close to 10 years. Though her debut was fitness, her practice has evolved into a holistic approach to wellbeing. Jess discovered Fascial Stretch Therapy about 2.5 years ago and has been hooked since! It has quickly become an important part of her business in connecting with people and helping them feel better on all levels. She has certifications in Exercise Therapy, Psychology, Nutrition, and has competed in a number of different sports including Powerlifting and Bodybuilding. Jess has 2 large American bulldogs (Joey & Zoe) who keep her pretty entertained. Jess and her husband Chris also love reading, cycling, travelling, and discussing spirituality in their free time. Some may call them "modern hippies"...
Aaron Shad is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated from Mohawk College in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy. His practice focuses on advanced assessments, including movement-function based approaches, and advanced rehabilitative therapeutics to get to the root of your pain and dysfunction and help you recover.
Aaron believes in the importance of collaboration. He makes it a priority to provide his clients with the information and education they need to make informed choices about their Rehabilitation plan Whether you're dealing with a sport-specific injury or chronic dysfunction effecting day to day tasks.
Aaron has the expertise to help you get back to living life on your terms.
Outside his clinical practice Aaron is a professor at Trios College and keeps up with best evidence-informed practice through research and continuing education
His interests include playing and watching basketball, training, and meditation.