Meet Our Team

Juliette Sharone RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Certified Doula Pregnancy & Labour Support

Juliette is the Owner of Transcend Wellness Connection.Juliette graduated with honours in 2007 in Registered Massage Therapy and has worked in Aurora area for 10 years and taught Registered Massage Therapy for 4 years.

Juliette decided in 2013 that it was time to realize her dream and design and open Transcend Therapeutics, a Registered Massage Therapy Clinic in Aurora. In 2017 Juliette expanded the Clinic to become a Wellness Centre and invited select practitioners from the surrounding area whom she had met and worked with over the years to create a team of Health Care professionals. As the name suggests, this clinic and her personally picked team will go above and beyond your treatment expectations because they all believe that you deserve 100% of their focus and 100% of their effort.

Juliette prides herself in being incredibly passionate about Massage Therapy and its application and benefits. She specializes in stress reduction, anxiety treatments, Acupressure, Trigger Point therapy, Dysmenorrhoeal and Prenatal / Postnatal massage. Juliette is also a Doula and offers birthing support in labour and delivery. Juliette sees the benefits of stress reduction massage in all age groups, from 5 years to 85 years.

Juliette enjoys implementing energy work into her massage therapy treatments. Energy work is very subtle but can have a very powerful effect on a client and is especially useful in sleep disorders, stress reduction and anxiety. 

Amy Collins RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Amy has been practicing Registered Massage Therapy in the Newmarket / Aurora area for 10 years. After graduating from Queens University with a focus in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition, Amy developed a passion for the miracle of the human body.  Amy has always had a keen interest in the alternative health care field, which led her to the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy where she graduated in Registered Massage Therapy in 2006.

Amy uses a variety of techniques and soft tissue manipulations as well as cupping therapy and Reiki to provide a range of effects depending on the unique needs of her clients. Since receiving her Reiki certification in 2010 Amy has been using energy work in all her treatments to address the energetic body. Amy has a passion for life-long learning and is always looking for new ways to grow both personally and professionally in her field.

Amy feels genuinely thrilled to be in a profession where she can assist people in their healing both physically and emotionally. In this fast-paced world where we often dwell in the past or worry about the future, where anxiety levels are at an all-time high, she likes to help guide her clients into present moment awareness while on the table. As a therapist with a beautiful passionate intent to heal others both on a physical and mental plain, Amy will always go over and above by putting her full heart and soul into serving others.

Renee E Kasta RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Craniosacral Therapist

Renée has been practicing as a Cranial sacral Therapist and Registered Massage Therapist for 20 years. Renée's history in the therapy field started as a child when she received extensive Cranial Sacral Therapy treatments for a misaligned jaw issue. The life-changing results she received propelled her into the field of bodywork, mind/body work, and helping people achieve the relief from pain and stress that she experienced not only physically but emotionally as well..

Renée is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, and from there, she attended a two-year program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy to become a Registered Massage Therapist. During this college program, she began her training as a Cranial Sacral Therapist with the Upledger Institute. Renée's spectrum of client care, spans from newborns and up. Her treatment options vary depending on the needs of her client. Types of treatments span from general massage therapy to Cranial Sacral therapy, emotional release work, and personal growth coaching, as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy for pediatrics.

Derek Jurecki, M.Sc., RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Derek Jurecki has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1997. He graduated with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy. He holds a Masters Degree in Science from the University of Warsaw.

Derek approaches every case on an individual basis and takes into consideration a number of factors in order to achieve the best results for the client. He has a vast experience with many chronic conditions as well as with sport or other types of injuries.

For a number of years he was a teacher, sharing his clinical experience and knowledge with the students of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Derek is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. He also studied acupuncture at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Holt School of Natural Healing.

Questions for Derek can be directed to:
Telephone: (905) 503-1761

Natalie Ekizian RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Certified Microblading Technician

Natalie moved to Canada from Los Angeles, California in 2010 where she had been studying Child Development. Upon moving to Canada, Natalie committed to pursuing her dream of a career in Registered Massage Therapy utilizing her education and experience with children to enhance her career. Natalie was a student of Juliette and Marina and was selected out of many students who attended their classes to join Juliette at Transcend.

Natalie exudes kindness and empathy, which matches her perfectly to a career in Registered Massage Therapy and healing. Natalie uses her intuition and training to focus on a presenting condition and uses a combination of stress reduction and Medium pressure - Deep tissue massage to heal.

Working with children and infants has helped Natalie bring forth exceptional personable qualities as a Massage Therapist. With her caring and humble approach to each individual, she is able to listen and pertain to clients’ specific needs. Whether a treatment plan requires Trigger Point therapy for chronic or acute muscle pain, Deep tissue, a gentle subtle touch for Stress reduction, Soothing hot stone massage or a relaxing Swedish massage, Natalie will make sure her client receives the utmost benefit from what Massage Therapy has to offer. Natalie is a gentle soul but will apply deep tissue pressure when needed.

Natalie is also trained in Microdermabrasion treatments and Facial treatments and recently trained in Micro Blading and has been reshaping, redesigning and making eyebrows beautiful for our clients at Transcend.

Marina Derbedrosian RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Marina Derbedrosian has been practicing Registered Massage Therapy for 10 years along side Juliette in Aurora and the surrounding area.

Marina specializes in deep tissue Trigger point therapy for both chronic and acute muscle pain, as well as applying just the right combination of deep tissue techniques with relaxation and stress reduction techniques to offer all the benefits of Registered Massage Therapy in her treatments. Marina's skills are diverse and she will personally design and implement a unique treatment for each individual client. She believes in massage for all ages, whether young or old and is a very popular therapist with children.

Her warm personality lends her well to our paediatric massage clients and our senior clients. In her years of practice she has worked with many young children in school participating in sports. She has seen first hand the benefits of paediatric massage for a child's mind, body and spirit and is currently taking the Doula Labour and Birth Support course to work along side Juliette in this field. Marina is well versed in Pregnancy Massage and Induction Massage as well as Labour and Delivery Support Massage. 

Cristina Argentini RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Cristina is a Registered Massage Therapist, who has been practicing the art of massage therapy since 2003. Cristina has worked in multidisciplinary clinics alongside physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and naturopaths. Cristina's treatments range from relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, Indian head massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, and pre-natal/post-natal massage. Cristina’s treatments combine scientific and holistic techniques that help create a treatment plan specific to each client, based on their individual needs and goals.

Cristina truly believes in the importance of regular massage therapy, and the benefits it provides for physical and mental well-being. She believes that a healthy body, mind, and spirit is the combination to happiness. As a resident of the Town of Aurora, Cristina's goal is to assist you in maintaining and preserving your health through regular massage therapy treatments, overall improving your quality of daily living.

Wei-Xiong Cao, R.TCMP, R.Ac, RMT

Registered Acupuncture Therapist

Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Registered Massage Therapist

Victor is a Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, and Registered Massage Therapist. He graduated from the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China.

Due to immense support from his family (his grandfather was a very famous TCM doctor), Victor found himself drawn to natural medicine. Inheriting two generations of TCM experience, he specializes in headaches, migraines, hypertension, palpitations, angina, dizziness/vertigo, tiredness/fatigue, insomnia, anxiety/depression/stress, women's health, digestive conditions, acute and chronic pain, soft tissue, joint and nerve pain, and sciatica.

Dr. Elise Damecour, D.C

Doctor of Chiropractic

A 1987 Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College graduate, Dr. Elise has been in practice for 30 years. As a chiropractor, Dr. Elise is a primary health practitioner specializing in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. She currently works as a Clinical Expert with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, also known as W.S.I.B

In 2015, Dr Elise completed her First Responder Certification. In 2014, she acquired certification in Clinical Acupuncture. Dr Elise can also provide her patients with Kynesiotaping and Custom Made Orthotics. Since 2002, she has been involved with the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board where she acts as an examiner, team leader and Quality Assurance examiner of the clinical competency examinations of individuals seeking licensure to practice chiropractic in Canada. Dr Elise is a registered practitioner with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to provide programs of care for low back pain, musculoskeletal conditions and shoulder injuries. In 2003, she completed level 1 Orthotics Certification from The Orthotic Group.

Dr. McKenzie Nisbet, BHSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. McKenzie Nisbet received her Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and her Bachelor of Health Sciences from Western University. Dr. Nisbet completed her naturopathic internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and the Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto. After graduation she completed further training and certification via the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics Course and the Intravenous Infusion Therapy (IVIT) Course. She is licensed to administer vitamin B12 injections as well as prescribe bio-identical hormones and desiccated thyroid.

Dr. Nisbet is in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO), and is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) as well as the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Dr. Nisbet’s goal is to help you create a state of balanced health using holistic and sustainable approaches to healthcare. She aims to uncover the root cause of your health concern and provide you with the tools and motivation needed to build a life where health is a habit, not a chore. She has a clinical focus and passion for women’s health, hormone regulation (including menopause, PCOS, and PMS) stress management, digestive support, and thyroid health. 

Dr. Nisbet utilizes Comprehensive Laboratory Testing, Nutritional Sciences, Botanical Medicine, Nutraceuticals, BHRT, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture to help you reach your highest level of health.

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Dr. Carole Cheung, BSc., BA

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Carole Chueng is a licensed Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science (in Biology) and Arts (in Psychology) from Queen’s University, in Kingston (Ontario). At Queen’s University, she pursued post-graduate studies in environmental change, where she studied the changes in lake water quality in Ontario, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment.

Naturally, her interest in environmental medicine grew as the impact of water quality on health was far-reaching. Determined and focused in finding solutions, she chose to study naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. In her third year, she took part in a naturopathic brigade in Haiti to assist in a midwifery clinic and the surrounding villages of Cap-Haitien. In her final year as an intern, she spent a full year working under the supervision of naturopathic doctors, who had decades of experience, in adjunctive naturopathic cancer care. She also served patients at the Brampton Hospital and the LGBTQ community at the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto.

Dr. Carole is versed in all naturopathic modalities – nutritional counselling, supplement support, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy and manual therapy. Her areas of focus are hormone imbalance and digestive health concerns, with an application of a holistic lens – from the external environment (air, soil, water, food, etc.) to the internal environment (mind, body, and spirit). Dr Carole is continually enriching her practice to support her patients with viable, long-term and non-invasive solutions so they can achieve their optimal health and wellbeing. She has additional training in holistic counselling, hormone therapy, and mindfulness therapy. She loves to travel, go on herbal walks, make pottery, and host tea parties!

Samantha McGrath, MA

Counsellor (RP)

With over twenty years of experience as a helping professional, Samantha is equipped to provide meaningful counselling designed to foster change and healing. Using a collaborative model, she offers a calm and reassuring atmosphere within which clients can discover and create their own solutions to overcome personal struggles. Her work is grounded in a profound appreciation of individual strengths. Her approach is to work with sensitivity, compassion, and care while maintaining a great respect for the resilience of the human spirit.

She offers one to one counselling for children, teens and adults. She has extensive training and experience to address a wide range of issues including individual therapy for addictions, child/adolescent psychotherapy and family therapy. She believes that an individual’s body, mind, and spirit are integrated and must be given the opportunity for healing through self-care, support, and education.

Although she adheres to a person-centered solution focused framework; her approach to counselling incorporates elements of other therapeutic perspectives depending on the issues to be resolved and your individual needs. Her counselling approach, then, may include, but is not limited to cognitive-behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, humanistic, existential, emotional freedom techniques, family of origin work, expressive arts, play and art therapy. She will work from whatever frame she thinks would be of greatest benefit to you and will collaborate with you to determine the most helpful approach.

Madeleine Chevalier

Holistic Transformation Specialist

Our clients have often tried everything to deal with consistent emotional or physical pain, with no long-lasting results. However, by creating a custom plan with Apana Bodywork; they are seeing amazing and lasting results, and wishing they’d come to us sooner! Apana Bodywork helps people heal and thrive from anxiety & depression, stress & trauma, chronic pain, and grief & loss.

To achieve this we customize a plan using Trame Vibrational Therapy, Hands-on Qi Gong clearing, and Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). Madeleine will design a unique treatment course to meet your personal needs and/or objectives as you continue to heal. Madeleine has the tools to dig deeper than some traditional health models to bring you to a state of wellness, both physically and emotionally. 

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