Our Team is here for you!
Balanced Living brings together therapists with a wide range of skills
Brian Bennett RMT, CKTP, ART.
Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Active Release Techniques Provider, Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, Stretch Therapist, Ironman Provider Network Member, Medical Venue Manager for the Toronto2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, Medical Lead 2017 Invictus Games, Venue Medical Manager GoldCoast/CommonWealth Games Australia 2018.
Brian Bennett is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. He has been a registered massage therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario for fifteen years with additional post-graduate education in Sports Massage, Medical Exercise Training, Active Release Techniques, Ultrasound/Tens, Kinesio Taping, Myofascial Release, Custom Orthotics, and other related modalities.
Brian is a regular guest speaker at Running Room clinics and is a certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. He has treated some of the world’s top athletes at events such as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the ATP Men's Masters Tennis series.
Brian is an accomplished Ironman triathlete, and runner, having competed in the Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii, in 2008. He has competed in 5 Ironman Triathlons, over 50 shorter triathlons, 9 marathons including the 2011 New York City marathon, and is always training for his next race. Brian has been a professional ski patroller for 28 years, a member of the critical incident stress manegment (cism) team for the ski patrol, and is a former alpine & nordic ski instructor/racing coach who won coach award of merit from the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation. His article on Massage Therapy was published in alive magazine, a leading Canadian health and wellness publication.
Brian Bennett RMT, was awarded the Readers Choice award for Massage Therapist in Markham, as voted in the Markham Economist & Sun newspaper
Jennifer Corey ND, RMT, RAc
Naturopathic Doctor, Registered Massage Therapist, Acupuncturist
Balanced Living is pleased to announce the addition of Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. Jennifer Corey, to our award winning team of health care providers.
Jennifer Corey ND, RMT, RAc, has been treating patients for 18 years. Her passion is patient education and helping them create a healthy balance in their lives. Jennifer is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with specific additional training in pediatrics, fertility, pelvic pain, environmental medicine and IV therapy. She will continue with her massage therapy, acupuncture and doula practice while utilizing all the benefits of naturopathic medicine in a highly integrative manner. She will assist with fertility; foster healthy pregnancies and postpartum. Jennifer will support parents through childhood illnesses with safe, effective, natural medicine so that children lead a happy and healthy life. She promotes healthy living for the whole family.
Dr. Jennifer Corey treats individuals of all ages, with a wide range of health concerns.
Book your free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Jennifer Corey to learn how naturopathic medicine can help you!
Dr Corey was recently awarded the Readers Choice award for best Acupunturist in Markham, as voted in the Markham Economist & Sun newspaper.
Working the reception desk Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm, helping to arrange your appointments and answer your questions.
Fiona Thomson, B.A. (Hon) CHSC, RMT.
Registered Massage Therapist, Reflexologist, Doula/Labour Support Provider, Reiki Practitioner.
Fiona graduated from Brock University with an Honors degree in Community Health Sciences. Shortly after, she graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College and received the most outstanding clinic and outreach award. She has been practicing massage since 2005, and is certified as a Reflexology Healthcare Practitioner, Labour Support Provider, Hot Stone Massage Therapist and Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist. She has also completed several levels of Reiki. Fiona has had an extensive background in promoting healthcare as well as health and fitness. She previously worked as a Personal Trainer, Pilates and Spin Instructor. Fiona’s interests include participating in fitness model shows, running half and full marathons, and playing rollerderby and most recently hot yoga. She enjoys being challenged and is always up for a little healthy competition. She practices using positive energy towards herself and onto others. Eventually, Fiona plans to broaden her qualifications by taking Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Fiona was recently awarded the Readers Choice award for best Reflexologist in Markham, as voted in the Markham Economist & Sun newspaper
Are you a Therapist?
We often look to expand our team of therapists and services. If you have the skills and experience we require, please send us your resume
with a cover letter.
Lisa Knott RMT
Registered Massage Therapist Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
Lisa began her college education in General Arts and Sciences where she focused on biology and anatomy, which led her into the direction of healthcare. After completing Pre-Health Sciences, she decided Massage Therapy was the right direction for her. Lisa then enrolled and graduated from Massage Therapy at Medix School in London, ON. Lisa participates in many sports including soccer, ball hockey as well as fastball. She plans to further her education and qualifications by taking Acupuncture as well as Osteopathy.
Susanna Duerr RMT, CSEP-CPT, BHK
Registered Massage Therapist Available Monday evenings and Sunday.
Susanna studied massage therapy at Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic where she gained experience treating clients with a variety of conditions. During her final term she worked with clients with spinal cord injuries, various sports injuries, and women dealing with high risk pregnancies.
Prior to her massage therapy training she studied Kinesiology and Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and also obtained her personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP). Since then she has helped numerous people lose weight, increase physical fitness and improve their overall quality of life. Susanna is also a staff member at the Markham Running Room and is an avid runner and triathlete. To date she has completed two marathons and has qualified for the Boston Marathon. She has also completed various short distance triathlons and is currently training for her first half Ironman distance triathlon.
Sonja Odlum RMT, BHSc
Registered Massage Therapist
Sonja graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. Soon after Sonja realized that she had an interest in continuing her education in the health field and found massage therapy to be a perfect fit.
Sonja decided that Massage Therapy was what she wanted to do and started her journey to become a registered massage therapist. After graduating from CCMH (Canadian Collegeof Massage and Hydrotherapy), she continued taking courses, becoming certified in prenatal and postnatal massage as well as AIS (Active Isolated Stretching) and Hot stone massage.
I hope to complete a cupping course in the very near future as well as Thai Herbal Stem Massage.
My passion is helping people to feel better and listening and addressing their concerns. I look forward to being a part of this amazing team at Balanced Living.
Dr. Freda Tam ND
Dr. Freda Tam ND’s 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!
Dr. Tam ND enjoys working with patients of all ages in her family practice, and she has a special interest in digestive concerns, skin and emotional health. With additional training in Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Total Body Modification (TBM), Dr. Tam ND integrates these techniques with naturopathic therapies to create optimal wellness.
Dr. Tam ND was recently awarded the Readers Choice award for best Naturopath and Homeopath in Bradford, as voted in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic newspaper.
Book your free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Tam ND to find out how naturopathic medicine can help you!
Charmaine Lane M.Sc., RP
Charmaine Lane M.Sc., RP, is a strength based, client-centered therapist who provides counselling and psychotherapy services using an integrated approach. She believes that in a nurturing and safe environment, we all have the capacity for healing, growth, and finding our own answers. Her job is to facilitate the conditions that will allow you to challenge your fears, discover your strengths, generate your own insights, and reach your goals. She customizes and structure her therapeutic approach based on the client’s individual issues, personality, goals, and objectives.
With over 10 years of experience in the mental health and counselling fields, she has worked with children, adolescent, and adult clients with a wide range of presenting issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, cultural identity, gender and sexuality, partner abuse, career and life transitions, immigration, family reunification, as well as relationship and family conflict.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degrees in Psychology. Her training is from a psychosocial perspective, giving her not only clinical, psychological and emotional insight into people’s behaviors and needs but also, looking through the lens of social determinants and how that contributes to a person’s psychological health. Charmaine is trained in several modalities including but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy among others that are utilized in the work with her clients. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a dynamic field that requires her to stay current, educated, and informed on evidenced-based therapies and practices that may benefit her clients. Therefore, she is committed to lifelong learning and growth.
Charmaine’s therapeutic motto is, “you will get the end result you expect”, book your free 20 min phone consultation with Charmaine to see how she can walk with you through your journey to better mental health.