Recharge & Play Wellness Café began with three moms looking to have a comfortable place where services could be provided while our 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 day of pampering, 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.
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.
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.
RECE & 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
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.
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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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:
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
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 …
Naturopathic Doctor & Doula
She completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, prior to attending the four year Naturopathic Medicine program offered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). This program is a rigorous combination of fundamental science and Naturopathic modality training. The first two years are predominantly spent studying the basic sciences (eg. Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, etc.) combined with learning the various specific tools of Naturopathic Medicine (eg. Botanical Medicine, Nutrition, Lifestyle modification, Homeopathy, etc.).
She has several areas of interest including: General Family Health, Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Aboriginal health, and Mind-Body Medicine.
She also has experience working with women and their partners as a Birth Doula. She’s thoroughly enjoyed helping mothers and fathers to prepare for the arrival of their little ones, by providing full support before, during and after labour. She received training specifically in Pediatric Care during her clinical internship at the Robert Shad Naturopathic Clinic, where she regularly saw children, ages ranging from newborn to 18 years of age. She also worked with the Aboriginal population at the Naturopathic satellite clinic out of Anishnawbe Health Toronto for four months of her clinical internship.
She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Registered Social Worker
Aliesha Dittrich , B.S.W., RSW
Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has additional training, in working with children and families, through her Child and Youth Worker Diploma. She is currently completing requirements for obtaining the Child and Youth Mental Health certificate through Laurier University.
Ali is passionate about working with individuals, and their families, and has done so in a variety of different settings over the last ten years.
Through a focus in strength-based, client-centered practice, she strives to empower individuals and assist them in recognizing personal strengths and building on feelings of self worth.
She believes change occurs when people are given the support they need to draw on their own strengths. In providing an environment of compassion and guidance Ali’s focus is to help individuals and families overcome obstacles to move forward and thrive.
Areas of focus:
*Children and Adolescents
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.