About Us

We are a team of Registered Massage Therapist's located in Barrie, Ontario. We pride ourselves in offering our community an exceptional healthcare experience. Whether you are looking for relaxation massage, relief from the aches and pains or rehabilitation of a complex condition we will walk you through what to expect, consent, a full assessment of your treatment needs and create a treatment plan which meets your goals. We encourage patients to take an active role in their pain relief journey. Your therapist will take the time to educate you about ways to improve your condition and things you can do to help yourself. 

The Team

Lisa Jespersen, RMT

 

Lisa opened Mindful Thyme Wellness Centre in January 2018 as a solo practitioner after working with Physiotherapists, Naturopathic Doctors and Chiropractors in multi-disciplinary clinics. She began her practice treating many clients who had suffered motor vehicle accidents, which brought on an interest in chronic pain, which lead to interest in concussion and post concussion syndrome. 8 years, a lot of research and many courses later Lisa has learned to help manage concussion and post concussion syndrome along with her clients primary health care team to achieve rehabilitation. 

Lisa utilizes educating clients along with many different assessment, treatment and home exercise techniques to achieve the goals you are looking to meet whether you are having aches and pains or a complicated injury like

post-concussion syndrome. 

Since welcoming other RMT's into the clinic Lisa has began a mentorship program to teach and train RMT's to have a successful practice while also providing the highest standards of practice to their clients. 

 

Lisa completed her Diploma in Massage Therapy at Georgian College in 2013 and was Registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario in February 2014.

Since beginning practice Lisa has continued studies in concussion rehabilitation, cupping massage, Dynamic Tape, Dolphin Neurostim and many different types of treatment techniques. She has been lucky to have had a few great mentors who have shared so much of their knowledge. Lisa enjoys connecting with other health care practitioners and exchanging ideas for new views on rehabilitation. 

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Luana Montag, RMT 

Luana graduated with her Diploma from Lambton College in June 2014, and has been Registered with the College of Massage Therapist since October 2014. Luana has worked with Chiropractors and other RMT’s over the years and has enjoyed the interaction of other health care professionals. She has experience working with a variety of different clients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, including but not limited to whiplash, lymphedema, sprains and strains.  With a passion for helping people Luana is driven to help clients reach their treatment goals, whether it be stress relief, decrease in pain or getting back to their regular activities of daily living.

      In 2018 Luana completed a course in cupping, which she incorporates into massage treatments and also offers as a stand alone treatment. She is always expanding her knowledge through continuing education, so that her clients get the most out of their treatment. She provides home care to help maintain longer lasting results and enjoys educating clients on the benefits of self care.

      In her spare time Luana enjoys riding horses, going on hikes, and spending time with family and friends.

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Trisha Cooke, RMT 

Trisha graduated in 1998 with a Diploma in Massage Therapy from Sir Sanford Fleming College, and has been registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario since January 1999.  She has worked in a variety of settings including rehabilitation clinics, long-term care facilities, wellness centres, and hospital settings.  Trisha has provided massage therapy to children and adults with musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, and neurological injuries.

 

Trisha also completed a Bachelor of Health Studies degree from York University in 2005. In 2009, she transitioned into a Case Management role to work with individuals who had sustained concussions/traumatic brain injuries, burns, spinal cord and other neurological injuries, amputations, complex orthopaedic injuries, as well as with those who suffered from chronic pain conditions.  She worked collaboratively with inter-disciplinary teams to ensure that her clients' medical and rehabilitation needs were being met.  She attended numerous conferences and courses, over the years, in earnest of learning more about these conditions, treatment options, and how she could best help her clients.

 

Currently, Trisha is interested in combining her knowledge and skills to help her clients improve their function, reduce their pain, and live their best life.

 

In her spare time, Trisha enjoys spending time with her family; traveling across the country, attending sporting events, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Victoria Sambleson, RMT 

As a graduate of Sutherland-Chan Massage Therapy School, Victoria became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2004 and has worked in a wide variety of clinic environments.  

 

Early on, Victoria had an opportunity to work with one of the top Physiotherapists in the country.  This valuable opportunity allowed her to work on some of this country's top athletes as well as treat a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries.  

 

As a result, Victoria has had a vibrant, successful treatment-oriented private practice in Toronto since 2007. She has recently moved to Barrie and is excited to build a new and vibrant practice in the city.

 

In addition to treating patients, Victoria also taught future massage therapists at Sutherland-Chan part-time from 2006 to 2017.  She taught sports massage, supervised student clinic and spinal cord injury recovery clinics.

 

Since graduating, Victoria has supplemented her training by pursuing continuing education in business marketing, clinical assessment, joint play, muscle energy, myofascial release, and advanced massage techniques. She tailors treatments to meet client’s unique needs by drawing from these complementary modalities.  Victoria blends strong clinical skills with intuitive gifts to facilitate holistic wellness and optimal health on all levels.

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