Dr. Sarah Bourret, NDNaturopathic Doctor, Clinic Owner & Director, Certified MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncturist
Dr. Bourret, N.D. is a graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and licensed under the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).
Through her education, training and professional/personal experiences, Dr. Bourret’s interest, passion and practice philosophy is on Functional Medicine and optimizing health through all stages of life. She focuses on evidence-based Nutrition & Lifestyle Modification, Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture, Botanicals & Nutraceutical Orthomolecular Medicine, mental/mood & emotional wellness, digestive & endocrine issues, with a clinical specialty, passion and LOVE for skin health and dermatological issues. She is a certified DermaSpark skin treatment provider and Mei Zen Acupuncturist, an advanced, specialized and intricate form of cosmetic facial & neck rejuvenation, also used to treat weight loss and fertility.
By combining Eastern and Western Medicine approaches she provides patients a full “360” experience, identifying root cause diagnosis and treatment, while guiding you to feel, look and be YOUR best.
With intention and commitment to solving your health problems, Dr. Bourret uses cutting-edge powerful, practical and proactive solutions that give you RESULTS. She believes wellness partnership is key to motivating you on your Rapid Action Plan (yes, sometimes we break out into a RAP!) to a vitality you have yet to experience….and the endless possibilities this brings into your life.
Dr. Samantha Benoit, DC Chiropractor
Dr. Samantha Benoit embraces a holistic approach to healthcare with the goal of empowering her patients to live active and healthy lifestyles. She graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2013. Prior to becoming a chiropractor, she studied at Laurentian University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Samantha practices a diversified technique which also incorporates acupuncture. She is a graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. Samantha is a fully licensed chiropractor registered with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario. She is a member of the Ontario Chiropractic Association as well as the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Dr. Mariesette Santiago, ND (on Maternity Leave)Naturopathic Doctor, Birth Doula
Dr. Santiago believes that health and happiness come down to feeling good in your own skin – from the inside out. Her mission as a naturopathic doctor is to educate, empower and support her patients in finding the perfect balance in a healthy lifestyle. She offers personalized care by addressing the underlying causes of disease, and provides natural solutions by blending both traditional healing methods with modern evidence-based therapies. She has a clinical focus in women’s health and hormonal imbalances.
Dr. Santiago completed her Doctor of Naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto with training in Clinical Nutrition, Botanical/Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Lifestyle Counselling. She has additional training as a birth doula, and holds a certificate in facial rejuvenation & cosmetic acupuncture. Dr. Santiago is registered with College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), and is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND).
Osteopathy is an amazing problem solving tool, where getting to real cause of a patient’s issue is a real passion for Rasif and he enjoys working with people to help them improve their health and lifestyle. As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Rasif performs various assessments to find the root of an individual’s bodily complication, and uses different hands-on therapeutic techniques on their joints, muscles and organs to provide an effective health experience. Rasif also specializes in chronic pain prevention, sports injury, postural misalignment, strains, sprains and various internal and external complications.
After completing his undergraduate from York University in Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Rasif enrolled in National Academy of Osteopathy to further his knowledge and experience. He has also attended taping seminars, and emergency injury prevention classes, to help individuals make better choices in their daily activities. Rasif believes education is a lifelong journey that we should all embark on, as the limitations to knowledge and skills are infinite. He applies this philosophy into practice and educates his patient’s, helping them understand their treatment plans, issues and methods to incorporate into their road to better health.
Rasif has worked with many clinics and is always interested in meeting new people and hearing about their stories and experiences. In his free time, Rasif enjoys reading, going to the gym, hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Loren Harssar is a Toronto, born and raised intuitive healer of many disciplines. For the past 7 years, she has focused her life on her spiritual journey of healing herself and her past traumas and along this process discovering her ability to not only heal herself, but to help with the process of healing others as well. Loren received her yoga teacher training and thai massage level 3 certificate while living in Brazil and these elements add even more to her experience as a healer. She has always been an artist and ranges in many methods of artistic expression since she was quite young and each expression has brought and continues to bring something amazing into her life. She is a dancer, singer, percussionist, photographer, videographer, yogi and writer. She always found her many art forms to be very therapeutic for her. This was a big part of her inspiration into the career of art therapy and psychotherapy. Her main areas of professional experience are in mental health and addiction: ranging in severity from acute patients in inpatient psychiatry to the average person experiencing mental health problems and did her masters level thesis in psychotherapy/art therapy working with homeless women. The therapeutic approaches she implores are person centred and incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and mindfulness and art directives when necessary. Her other healing modalities include thai massage, spiritual transformation coaching, relationship counselling and yoga teaching.
-CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) Qualifying Registered Psychotherapist
-Art Therapy master’s degree equivalent diploma from Toronto Art Therapy Institute (DTATI)
-Bachelor’s degree of fine art from Ontario College of Art and Design University
-500 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher (including meditation and pranayama)
-Level 3 Thai Massage Practitioner
Justin Mifsud, RMTRegistered Massage Therapist
Justin is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduate from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic with over 8 years experience. His studies and experience took him across the globe to work at both The Sutherland-Chan Centre and Central Healing Clinic in Hong Kong for over 4 years.
When he returned to Canada, he started working at the Miraj Hammam Spa in the Shangri-La Hotel.
Justin’s massage services enhance mobility and flexibility to enable clients to be more successful in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.
Justin is an enthusiastic and skilled massage therapist experienced in relaxation, deep tissue, and therapeutic massage. He believes that people are becoming more aware of the importance of keeping the body’s interconnected systems working in tandem to promote better health When one of these systems is compromised it can negatively impact the other systems.
By identifying your physical needs, Justin can design individual massage treatments for you. He can relieve tension, help with pain management, or enable you to achieve a renewed sense of relaxation.
Christina Lamont, LBA, RH, BScLive Blood Cell Microscopy Analyst
Christina studied Life Science at University of Toronto, then went on to earn a Naturopathic degree in London, England; a Bachelor’s Degree of Complimentary Medicine; and a diploma of Herbal Medicine. She has always had a keen interest in how the body works and the complex nature of disease. This was brought into focus when she suffered her own health struggles with an autoimmune disease and inflammatory bowel disorder. In 2007, Christina completed training to become a Colon Hydrotherapist and this opened a whole new world of Functional Medicine. Since then she has focused on searching for root causes, rather than merely treating symptoms.
In 2018, Christina joined Shannon at Microcell Sciences to focus more on the microbiology of disease and how it circulates through every part of our body via the blood, starting her on a fascinating journey.
Through Christina’s work, she has developed an intimate knowledge and understanding of the body and more specifically the blood, continuing to learn as science provides more and more pieces of the puzzle. Through the complex and often very ill individuals she meets, Christina is constantly reminded of how intelligent the body is and the importance of ‘Preventative Medicine’.
Christina feels blessed to have become part of an amazing group of practitioners, who have allowed her to optimize her own health and continually provide an opportunity to expand knowledge of health as a functional and dynamic entity.
Dr. Nicole Murray, Psy.D Neuropsychologist
Dr. Murray is a neuropsychologist trained in a wide array of pre-surgical, post-surgical and neuropsychological testing for individuals ages 18 and over. Emotional regulation and concussion groups are also offered.
The purpose of a neuropsychological evaluation is to discover how the brain and mind work, and how different cognitive conditions can affect people in their return to sports, workplace, and social life. Once an evaluation is complete, a diagnosis and recommendations are made when appropriate so that individuals feel empowered to take control and adjust appropriately to their current circumstances. Dr. Murray employs a combination of psychological and neuropsychological testing instruments such as IQ/achievement tests, memory assessments, attention and concentration measures, and objective personality tests.
Dr. Murray received her Doctorate in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. After graduating, she completed an internship and a two-year fellowship in rehabilitation and neuropsychology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Since then, Dr. Murray worked at the Rusk Rehabilitation Institute at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, providing clinical and therapeutic interventions for adults with Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussions and Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries.