Recharge & Play Wellness Café began with a couple of moms looking to have a comfortable place where services could be provided while their children were close by. They 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 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.
Erin Clark, RMT
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 including supporting families on their tongue tie journey.
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.
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Sarah McQueen, RMT
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, & is known for her work with clients with pelvic dysfunction.
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. She is currently pursuing her “Trauma Certificate” through the Faculty of Social Work at Laurier University.
Sarah is currently not accepting new patients, and is ONLY accepting referrals directly from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists.
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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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Erin Kalau, RMT
Neha Panchal, RMT
Neha Panchal graduated from Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, in 2019. She has always had a knack for education & continued learning and thus gained some experience in pregnancy massage, treating a variety of pre & post-natal clients (some who had high-risk pregnancies too!) She likes to integrate Swedish massage with tissue release, trigger point therapy and movement therapy to address each individual’s concern. Other techniques she likes to incorporate in her practice are: Deep diaphragmatic breathing, passive and/or active stretching, fascia, joint mobilizations and deep tissue massage. Throughout her training and practice of nearly 2 years, she has gained experience treating clients with TMJ treatments, and infant massage therapy as well.
Having a passion for labour support and pregnancy, she has completed workshops and courses for Labour Support and Becoming a Doula/RMT.
Sports massage is an area of massage therapy which still excites her. She has volunteered and worked with some athletes, including a wrestling team.
While at work, she tries her best to ensure clients feel they are in a safe & relaxing environment by engaging them in their own treatment plan so they feel confident in their approach to be a better version of themselves. She continues to grow and strive to be a better therapist by seeking further education and learning from other healthcare professionals as well.
In her time off, she loves to spend time travelling, exploring, hiking and camping, swimming, dancing, playing badminton or just going out for a drive. She believes nature helps the body’s inherent ability to heal itself and thus encourages everyone to be a part of the nature around them.
Jessie Hesch, M.S.W., RSW – Treefrog Counselling
Registered Social Worker
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 [email protected]
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Dr. Sarah Connors, ND
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).
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Christina Page, MSW, BSW
Registered Social Worker
Christina is a registered social worker with 10 years of experience providing counselling in mental health and addictions, and now specializes in perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum). Group Therapy sessions beginning July 2022, Individual therapy sessions beginning September 2022. Christina believes all mothers benefit from high quality support during this massive time of transition – and is dedicated to challenging the dominant culture around perfect parenting and helping mothers understand and normalize their struggles in this context.
To book with Christina, please contact her directly at [email protected]
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Kerr is a Medical Esthetician and graduated from Gina’s College of Advanced Aesthetics. They offer a variety of nail, skin, and body treatments to have you looking and feeling your best self! Whether you are in need of some nail and skin TLC, or just looking for some well deserved relaxation and pampering, Kerr can help you achieve those goals.
Since becoming an esthetician, Kerr has gathered experience in both traditional and medical esthetics. They use this experience and knowledge to create personalized, targeted treatments for each client and their specific needs. Kerr has an interest in skin and how to best care for as well as the effects of our environment and life style on our largest organ. Kerr will continue to expand their services as they collect more products and participate in more courses and expand their expertise.
Kerr provides services that can be a benefit to people of all ages! They maintain the belief that the first step to feeling and looking our most confident, starts with making time to take care of ourselves.
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Alexandria Patton, DOMP
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Alex began her education in a different field- criminology and psychology. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Laurier University, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Psychology. Alex was first drawn to Osteopathy after being treated. She was in awe of the unique powers of Osteopathy and needed to understand how it worked. After studying Osteopathy for 4 years at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, she received her Masters in Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M. OMSc.). Now Alex wants to bring the health and vitality she has learned and received to her patients!
Alex is in good standing with the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA), a subset of Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN), and her services are covered through all major insurance providers.
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Shannon Burke, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Shannon is an RMT who is passionate about helping people recognize and reach their health goals, improve their quality of life, and to feel happily embodied. She believes all types of massage, from relaxation to treatment-based and beyond, can work towards these aims.
Shannon has experience in pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage, relaxation massage, Swedish massage, stretching techniques, joint mobilizations, targeted release treatments, stretching and mobilizing fascia, hot stone treatments, treatment of migraines, and treatment of scoliosis. Although these are her areas of experience, Shannon will work with you towards any health goal and accommodate any treatment preferences you may have. She accepts patients of any age, and parents of children are welcome to sit in on appointments. Shannon is available for appointments on Tuesday mornings.
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Asnat is an experienced Shiatsu therapist and a Doula.
After completing the 3-year college degree and another year of Doula training, she started working with pregnant women. As a therapist and a Doula, she works to help women have a gentle and empowering birth.
She is passionate about helping moms with the challenges that arise during pregnancy and the newborn stage.
Besides Birth, she also helps women in all stages of life, including pre/post-menopause, an important step a woman goes through in her life that sometimes brings physical and emotional struggles.
In her practice, she can incorporate Reiki as part of the treatment if requested.
She is a mother of five kids. Two of them are twins. She loves spending time with her kids. She’s very passionate about harvesting medicinal plants and making herbal-infused oils, salves, body butters and balms for various aches and pains, as well as skin dryness or itchiness.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have.
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