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

RMT

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

Joanna Jarzyna

RMT

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.

Alexandria Hurst

RMT

Lexi is a passionate RMT, who believes that massage therapy is a vital part of restoring and maintaining a properly functioning body. Lexi's focus is in restoring range of motion, reducing pain and myofascial restriction. With her license in cupping, she also uses a series of techniques l, including trigger point therapy, deep tissue and lots of stretches to offer an individually designed treatment with a good therapeutic and relaxing touch. Lexi enjoys helping people reach their best functioning selves.

Nicola Havenga

RMT

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.


Joan Kelly

RMT

Joan is a dedicated Registered Massage Therapist, who is passionate about Health and wellness. She has a holistic approach to massage therapy; whereby treating the whole person and not just the symptoms. She takes into consideration her client’s physical, emotional, spiritual, mental well-being and customizes each treatment to address their individual needs; while incorporating specific techniques that facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Joan graduated from ICT Kikkawa College in 2010, and has experience in therapeutic and soft tissue massage. She has treated a diverse range of clients, including those with sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strains, prenatal, and chronic and acute injuries. Her specialties include; deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain management and Swedish massage. Joan has completed additional courses in Cupping therapy, anti-aging facial techniques,Hot-Stone therapy and has a diploma in Aesthetics and Social work.



Lidia Palmer

Founder

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!