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, 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.

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.

Andy Hsu


Andy has been working in a traditional Chinese medicine clinic for the past few years. He uses Trigger Point release, Myofascial, Shiatsu, Reflexology to deal with musculoskeletal pain / tension / stiffness. In addition to being certified as a Registered Massage Therapist, reflexology and shiatsu he is trained in tuina massage and is a certified Acupuncturist.

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!