Our Team

All of our therapists are experts in their fields bringing a wealth of knowledge to the Clinic and our clients. They work as a team to ensure that you choose the optimal therapy or combination of therapies for your particular health needs. Our client-focused approach and compassion will help you achieve a healthier you.​

Tara Huddlestone

Clinic Director & RMT

Tara is the new driving force of Palmer Massage Therapy Clinic as The Clinical Director.

Tara is a graduate of The Institute of Complementary and Alternative Therapies.   She also has a Diploma in Sports Management and is Certified in Therapeutic Ultrasound, TENS Machine, Sports Massage Therapy, Spider Tech Kinesiology Taping and Hot Rock Therapy.

She has an extensive background in athletics including participation at The Provincial Level, Coaching, Exercise Program Development and Event Coordination.

As an experienced RMT Tara is fully committed to helping and supporting clients in achieving their goals towards optimal health and balance.

Cristina Puiu


Cristina graduated from Sutherland Chan in 2008 and is trained in Swedish Massage, NISA, deep tissue Myofascial Release, Hydrotherapy and, Cranial Sacral Level1.

She has provided massage in physiotherapy and massage clinics and in spa settings and has experience working with conditions such as high-risk pregnancy, Parkinson's and Cerebral Palsy. Using a variety of techniques including massage and remedial exercise, she aims to correct, improve and maintain a healthy state of body and mind for clients.

Rosalia Didiano


Rosalia is a graduate of the massage therapy program at ICT Kikkawa College. In addition to her training in Swedish massage therapy, Rosalia is also a certified Reflexologist, a certified Hot Stone therapist and has completed her Reiki Level 1 training.

Her philosophy is to provide balance to mind, body, and soul. Whether a client needs to wind down with a gentle relaxation treatment or if they need a deeply therapeutic massage to address chronic pain, Rosalia will adapt her treatment to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Joanna Jarzyna


Joanna has been practicing massage therapy for over 10 years. In addition to massage therapy, she is also a certified Acupuncture practitioner specializing in treating musculoskeletal conditions.

Joanna practices Swedish Massage, Thai Massage and Shiatsu Massage and, Acupuncture. She also integrates Hot Stone Therapy, Therapeutic Taping, Passive Stretching, Trigger Points and Deep Tissue Techniques in her treatments.

Joanna’s unique approach to treatment has successfully helped resolve a myriad of conditions including body pain and stiffness, sciatica, poor circulation and injuries from accidents and daily life mishaps.

Joanna believes in the natural balance of the body, mind and spirit and uses her diverse clinical skills to help clients achieve balance and regain their health. Joanna is fluent in English and Polish and also understands spoken Russian.

Treneta Bowden


Treneta has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 20 years. She specializes in Swedish Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage Massage/ Hydrotherapy and Cranial Sacral therapy. She educates people on healthy posture alignment and stress and injury prevention. She is also an infant massage educator and teaches parents how to assist in the wellness of their babies and children with massage therapy and postural education.

Kristen Leone


Kristen is an honors and scholarship graduate from Kikkawa College. She practices Swedish massage which includes deep tissue and Myofascial release techniques as well as Lomi Lomi and hydrotherapy. When Kristen is not treating she is teaching yoga and QiGong which she implements in her remedial exercise plans.

Having been an RMT since 2010, Kristen prides herself in individualized treatment plans and treatments specifically designed based on intake and assessments. In addition, she has received and studied massage techniques all over the world and blends these techniques into the flow of her treatments.

Victor Cao

RMT, RTCMP & Acupuncturist

Victor is a Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Registered Massage Therapist. He graduated from the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China.

Due to the great support from family (his grandfather was a very famous TCM doctor), he realized that his true calling was in Natural Medicine.

Inheriting two generations of TCM experience, Victor's areas of expertise include Headache, Migraine, Hypertension, Palpitations, Insomnia, Dizziness & Vertigo, Anxiety, Depression, Stress,

Digestive Disorders -heartburn, epigastric pain/gastralgia, upset stomach, acid reflux, gastric hyperacidity, acute & chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, gallstones, diarrhea, constipation,

Women Health - menstrual cramps, irregular periods, amenorrhea, Climacteric Syndrome(Menopause),Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS),

Benji Niss


Benji is a manual osteopathic practitioner receiving his diploma from the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.   He obtained a BSc. in Kinesiology and Health Science from York University.

Benji uses gentle hands on therapy, stretches, exercise and offers lifestyle adjustments in order to prevent further injury from occurring.  During his time practicing, he has taken a strong interest in treating misaligned hips and sciatica but treats a wide variety of conditions. 

Lidia Palmer


Lidia Palmer was the driving force of the Clinic and a Registered Massage Therapist for over 22 years. Lidia has recently retired from the profession and passed the clinic over to a long time therapist – Tara Huddlestone!