Our Story

Our business began with three moms looking to have a place where services could be provided while children were close by. We saw a need in the community to create a space for both parents and kids where each can receive the treatment they need while also enjoying a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Whether you’re sipping a coffee, getting a full spa day, or meeting up with a friend for a much needed playdate, Recharge & Play hits the spot!

Meet the Team

Our team provides cohesive treatments in order to support families through wellness.

Erin Clark

Massage Therapist & Co-Owner

Erin is a massage therapist with a passion for treating the whole family. She treats clients of all ages from just days to decades old.

She uses her postgraduate study of Craniosacral and myofascial work to release stubborn restrictions in the body. She is known for her work with infants, children and pre/peri/postnatal clients. She often uses acupressure, manual lymphatic and sinus drainage to help restore the body to health. Her skills come in especially handy for treating headaches and TMJ dysfunction.

She can also include Reiki in your treatment or feel free to book an entire Reiki session for a relaxing energy rebalancing treatment.

She has a heightened sense of palpation and quickly targets the areas causing pain to eliminate your discomfort.

 

Sarah McQueen

Massage Therapist & Co-Owner

Sarah graduated from Sutherland Chan School and Teaching Clinic in Toronto in 2010. She integrates traditional Swedish massage with advanced muscle and connective tissue release, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy to help treat the root of the client’s problem. She also has experience with Lymphatic Drainage & TMJ treatments and oral restrictions in infants, children & adults.

Since becoming a RMT, Sarah has participated in the ‘Friends for Life Bike Rally’ on the Wellness team, treating both the cyclists and crew members during the 600km trek from Toronto to Montreal. She has continued her education by completing postgraduate studies in pregnancy massage, infant massage, Labour Support & craniosacral techniques.

Sarah believes that Massage Therapy can be a benefit to people of all ages, and is part of maintaining a sense of Well-being. She maintains the belief that through self care and education, clients are able to take control of their healing.

Sarah currently runs a practice at Vibrant Living in Waterloo and has also chosen to move ahead with the clinic of our dreams. She plans to continue working at both locations while still balancing family life as best she can.

 

Louise Gray

Child Expert & Co-Owner

Louise is a mother of two and has over 15 years of experience working with a large variety of children in Day Care, Home Care, Nanny, Programming, etc She is a Graduate of the Early Childhood Education program at Mohawk College, Prenatal Postnatal Fitness instructor program, Pilates and Kindermusik.

In working with many children she regularly demonstrate creativity, improvising activities and following the interests of children. Louise has attended various workshops that pertain to the child care field including Child Development, Transitions, praise vs encouragement and many more.

 

Jennifer Lake – PossibilOT

Occupational Therapist

Jennifer is an Occupational Therapist who has been practicing in pediatrics in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for over ten years. She is a passionate advocate for her clients, someone who knows the resources of the community and actively collaborates with others.

Jennifer has an interest in sensory processing and sensory integration, works frequently with clients with an Autism diagnosis, and an interest in sleep-disordered breathing, it’s impact on feeding and swallowing and its relation to one’s ability to function well on a daily basis.

Jennifer is a mother of two, a resident of KW for twenty years and has volunteered with the Breastfeeding Buddies, Le Leche League KW and in teaching babywearing workshops.

For more information about Jennifer or Occupational Therapy, please click here!

 

Zoe Stevenson

Massage Therapist

Zoe Stevenson is a registered massage therapist with a passion for treating clients of all ages. Her goal is to address your aches, pains, or injuries with a treatment plan and home care designed to meet your individual needs. 

Using her experience working with professional and amateur athletes, Zoe can assess and treat sport specific movements to make sure you, or your little athlete, can function at your best. 

As well, Zoe can assist with pain related to  postural dysfunction, headaches, hand and wrist pain, and a variety of other concerns. 

If you have any questions about whether or not Massage is right for you, please don’t hesitate to email (zoestevensonrmt@gmail.com)

 

Erin Kalau

Massage Therapist

Erin Kalau provides family focused massage with a clinical approach. Erin’s original training is in kinesiology and sports injury management. She graduated in 2002 with a Honors B.Sc.Hk and a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from the University of Guelph and Sheridan college and became a Certified Athletic Therapist. She continued her schooling to become an RMT in 2005 and later a certified acupuncturist in 2009. She welcomes all ages from infants to seniors and tailors the treatment to meet each persons specific needs. She offers a diverse amount of techniques including deep tissue, prenatal, electrical modalities, musculoskeletal acupuncture and cupping. She looks forward to aiding you in improving your health!
 
Please note Acupuncture is billed under your massage therapy benefits.
 
Mobile Massage Therapy also available upon  request. Please contact Erin directly for further information.
 
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Erin and she’d be happy to assist.


Jill Beaton

Massage Therapist

Jill attended McMaster University for her undergraduate education in Kinesiology, achieving her Bachelor of Science, Honours Kinesiology with a minor in psychology. While at McMaster, Jill was a member of the varsity cheerleading team all four years of her undergraduate and was awarded the Marauder Scholar Award for excellence in sport and academics.
 
Jill’s early interest in sports and athletics sparked an interest in becoming a massage therapist, and she went on to attend the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) in Cambridge. She has been working towards her Sports Massage Therapy designation, volunteering at various sporting events, including the 2015 Pan-Am and Para Pan-Am games, 2015 IronMan Muskoka, 2016 Eastern Regional Rhythmic Gymnastics championships, and 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics Salut Cup.
 
Jill’s massage style is a combination of Swedish techniques with an emphasis on advanced techniques to address specific issues. She aims to get to the root of the problem in the most effective and efficient way, whether you are looking for a deep tissue massage or time to decompress. Jill has also achieved certifications in Fascial Stretch Therapy (Essentials), Yoga Tune Up Therapy Ball Practitioner, Athletic Taping, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping Massage, Perinatal Massage Therapy, and Postpartum Massage Therapy.
 
In 2018 Jill welcomed her first child which sparked her interest in prenatal and postpartum health. After becoming a mom Jill has felt a strong impulse to connect with other women whether they are in the process of trying to concieve, are currently going through pregnancy, or have been moms for many years. Jill is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the whole family unit and be a part of your wellness journey.


Kimberly Kung – Face Forward

Registered Dental Hygienist/Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Kim is a Registered Dental Hygienist who has been practicing in the oral health field in Kitchener-Waterloo for over 17 years.  After extensive education and training in the field of Orofacial Myology, Kim began practicing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in 2017.

Kim enjoys working with a variety of clients of all ages to improve their oral function as it relates to breathing, speaking, chewing, swallowing and facial growth and development.  Kim is also an airway advocate with a special interest in sleep disordered breathing.

Through individualized therapy, Kim is passionate about prevention and treatment of the causes of orofacial myofunctional disorders(OMDs).  Her fun and relaxed approach to the elimination of oral habits has also proven to be very successful.

Kim is an active advocate for the field of Orofacial Myology in the community and seeks to connect with clients, parents and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning, improving health and making a difference for those living with OMDs.

If you would like to learn more about Kim or Myofunctional Therapy, please click here

 

Jessie Hesch – Treefrog Counselling

Registered Social Worker

Jessie Hesch, M.S.W., RSW

Jessie holds a Master of Social Work degree, has additional training in working with infants, children and families and is currently completing the requirements for certification as a Certified Play Therapist.

Through the activity of play Jessie helps children to make sense of difficult life experiences (e.g. divorce, death of a loved one) and navigate the big feelings (e.g. anxiety, anger, sadness) that are often at the root of challenging behaviour. Jessie supports children and their caregivers become more able to cope with how they are feeling, develop insight, emotional intelligence and confidence. Play is a child’s natural way of communicating; we can explore various issues they might find difficult to express in other ways.

Some of the common challenges that bring families to counselling include:

Parenting young children (0-6)
Anxiety 
Attention Difficulties
Discipline 
Divorce, Fostering, and Adoption 
Frustration/Aggression
Resistance and Opposition 
School Issues (bullying, peer relationships, academically)
Sensitive Kids and Special Needs 

Jessie works with both the parents and the children to understand and address the roots of the problem, and interpret the behaviour with insight into the underlying emotions, in order to impact lasting change. Jessie believesthat the parent-child relationship is the foundation of children’s mental wellness. You are what your child needs. Let me help you build on that foundation.

For more information about Jessie or Child and Family Therapy, please click here! Or email Jessie@treefrogcounselling.com

 

Lindsay Ropp 

Rehabilitative Manual Therapist

Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology. Her desire to help people lead her to continue her education at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy where she is a current third year student. In her spare time Lindsay enjoys yoga, being outdoors, and spending time with her friends and family. Lindsay is very excited to join the Recharge and Play team as a Rehabilitative Manual Therapist.

Rehabilitative Manual Therapy is a gentle form of treatment that works to re-align the structure of the body so it can self-heal and self-regulate. Treatments are tailored specifically to each client. Rehabilitative Manual Therapy can help to improve nerve function, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, reduce pain, as well as increase joint mobility to improve overall health and wellbeing.

Please come in comfy clothing.

If you have any questions, you can contact Lindsay at Lroppmanualtherapy@gmail.com

Rhonda Schlueter – I’ve Got the Touch

Certified Reflexologist & Reiki Master

Rhonda is the business owner of I’ve Got The Touch. Rhonda has been certified in reflexology since 2005 which works every reflex on the foot to open pathways meridians of the entire body system which helps to heal and balance the body bringing peace.
This treatment helps to relax and clear the energy flow of the body.
Rhonda also balances chakras during her reflexology treatments

Rhonda is a reiki master since 2008. Reiki helps to heal mind, body, and soul.
This is a gentle loving movement of energy channeling through Rhonda and her guides to help with all over health.

Rhonda has a treatment that combines reflexology, reiki ,chakra cleansing and aura clearing cord cutting working with aromas sound and crystals in her blended treatment.
This treatment is sure to have you feeling grounded and balanced with a smile on your face when you’re done.
Rhonda also does workshops with meditation,crystals paintings, oracle card readings, home clearings and so much more …

Kailey R

Licensed Esthetician

Kailey is an aesthetician with nearly a decade of experience, graduating top of her class at Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics. She has a passion for enhancing her client’s natural beauty to inspire confidence from within. Helping people relax and unwind is her favourite thing about her career. Kailey specializes in advanced facial therapy, manicures, pedicures, relaxation massage, waxing, brow and lash tinting and is a professional make-up artist. Clients appreciate her attention to detail and perfectionism. In her spare time Kailey practices yoga and values time with family and friends. She is a huge animal lover, enjoys gardening, and being outdoors with her dog. She takes pride in her work, and is looking forward to providing you with a relaxing and professional experience.

If you’re curious to give us a try don’t hesitate to call, email or drop in with questions.

 

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