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.

Deanna Emmerson


Deanna received her diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2012 and has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since 2013. Deanna is primarily a deep tissue therapist. Her area of specialization is in chronic complaints of the upper body. Some particular focus points in Deanna's practice include chronic

headaches, neck pain and stiffness, upper back soreness, shoulder pain, and soreness of the arms and hands. Deanna is especially skilled at targeting stubborn “knots” in the neck, shoulders and upper back, especially those that are a result of chronic postural dysfunction. Deanna’s work is typically slow, deep, methodical and specific.

She will often use trigger point release, percussive techniques, and assisted stretches, and is always happy to suggest some home-care options to further improve your outcomes. Deanna believes that with patience, even a very deep massage can be relaxing for the client. Creating a restful therapeutic

experience for you is always her goal

Nicola Havenga


Graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010, Nicola has gone on to work in a variety of different settings. From multidisciplinary clinics to luxury hotel Spa’s in Canada and South Africa. She has done additional training in Deep Tissue Massage as well as Fascial Release techniques.

Her experiences have helped her grow a lot as a therapist to find a style of massage between relief and relaxation.

Jinyan(Diana) Jin


She graduated from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy program and is an active member of the College Of Massage Therapists of Ontario. She specializes in therapeutic massage using both Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Techniques. Since 2010. Her goal of helping everyone who comes to see her is still her goal today. Her clinical experience includes treating different conditions that are related to stress, overuse, posture and injury, including neck/ back pain, muscle spasm, pregnancy, muscle strain/sprain, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, headaches, scoliosis, sciatic nerve pain, pirifirmis syndrome, fibromyalgia and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Diana has done additional training in the use of ultrasound and tens machines therapies, as well as the application of hot stone massage for chronic muscle stiffness and full body. 

Lorna Nelson


    Lorna is a graduate of Bryan College, and has been practicing massage therapy for 7 years. She enjoys helping people achieve and maintain a pain-free lifestyle, and uses various massage techniques along with Hydrotherapy to assist her clients in achieving their goals. Lorna looks forward to upgrading her skills in Myofascial Techniques and Reflexology in the near future in order to further enhance her clients’ experience

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!