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Kitchener, Ontario
N2B 2B1
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Our RMT Team

A Natural Alternative has a great team of dedicated RMTs. We believe we can play an important role in helping our patient's lead healthy, active lives. We promote well-being by easing discomfort, encouraging relaxation and endorsing vitality.

The RMTs at A Natural Alternative are health professionals with extensive experience and credentials. Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario are regulated health professionals requiring 2-3 years of training and over 2,200 hours to acquire certification from a recognized school. In addition, many of our RMTs have special certifications, so your custom treatment plan may include various types of massage and alternative therapies.

Read more about our Team below.

Ann Starr - ann@anaturalalternative.ca
Ann has been an RMT since 1995 and has additional certification as a myofascial release instructor and practitioner. Ann also enjoys pregnancy massage and baby massage instruction. "I work on clientele of all ages and walks of life," she says, "but with three kids of my own, I have a lot of hands-on experience helping kids and providing pregnancy massage."

Ann often uses her myofascial release training for postural realignment. "I find it's an effective treatment to help my clients remain active and pain free," she says.

In addition to massage, Ann is the owner/operator of the clinic, a mom of three, and enjoys jogging and hiking.

 

Kathryn Schneider - kschneider@anaturalalternative.ca
Kathryn has been an RMT since 1995. She has additional training in a number of techniques - particularly myofascial release - that help patients with issues relating to chronic pain, pregnancy and sports injuries.

"I have competed in a number of triathlons and cycling events," says Kathryn, "so I really understand sports-related issues and enjoy working to help weekend warriors and elite athletes stay in top condition."

Kathryn continues to cycle and receives additional cardio training as a mom of two.

Kathryn is currently studying Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto.

 

Kristin Mills - kmills@anaturalalternative.ca
Kristin graduated from Brock University in 2008 obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree; with her passion and focus during this time being in Biomechanics and Sports Injury. Immediately following graduation, she enrolled in the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy to which she graduated as a Registered Massage Therapist in mid-2010. Through her education, she has been exposed to extensive clinical experience working with athletes and individuals with repetitive stress injuries.

"I find great satisfaction in working with patients to strive towards a healthy and active lifestyle," says Kristin. "I concentrate on back and shoulder massage, but gain fulfilment through any treatment that can improve my client's quality of life."

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys numerous outdoor activities, travelling and keeping in touch with friends.

 

Heather Gray - hgray@anaturalalternative.ca
Heather graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology from McMaster in 2005. Over the next 12 years, she worked in biomedical sciences as a research technician. During her time in a laboratory environment, Heather discovered she wanted to have a more personal connection to her work and to people. "I decided to take the plunge and go back to school," says Heather. "Massage therapy allows me to remain in health care, but gives me the chance to make a hands-on difference to the wellbeing of my clients."

Heather graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy program at Sir Fleming College in 2019 and is excited to further her training by exploring different modalities. Currently, her approach incorporates rhythmical mobilizations and myofascial release to help decrease muscle tension and improve range of motion.

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