Because massage therapy is so personal, I want to get real with you. So please, allow me to put it all out there, the real me - quirks and all.
Hi, I’m Melissa (she/her). An eternal optimist who doesn’t just hope that “everything will be okay”, but instead, works towards it. I have a dry sense of humor which balances out my optimism quite well, if I do say so myself. I’m a lover of chocolate chip cookies, dogs, and all things perinatal. I’ve been registered as an RMT for 15 years, and within that time, I’ve had the experience of living in six different cities. Today (after a lot of trial-and-error), my family and I have finally “settled down” and are happy to call Hamilton home.
I started my massage therapy journey at D'Arcy Lane, and am now a professor at Humber College in their Massage Therapy program. Like many Moms out there, I decided to take what I love and make more of it, leading me to the birth of my second child, Well Moms and Co.
I can’t wait to meet you, and to grow a community of loving, compassionate and badass Moms who are ready to care for themselves just like they care for their family. From fertility to prenatal, and all the way from birth to the years that follow, I am confident that together, we can get through this journey called motherhood, and better yet, feel REALLY good doing so.
Melissa Mitchell, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist and Founder of Well Moms & Co.
P.S. Ahh, my quirks. Well, I have a big fear of ducks and geese, and subsequently am very ducking bothered when my phone autocorrects my ducks to ducks.
Melissa is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Lydia (she/her) is a licensed naturopathic doctor who works with people in creating an individual and unique approach to health and wellness. She believes that you are unique, your goals are unique, and so should your journey to health. Her aim is to create a safe space, free of judgement for you to share your story and concerns. Lydia aims to teach and empower her patients in order to optimize their health.
Working with Lydia means that you will work together in creating a plan utilizing evidence-based natural therapies. Lydia believes in utilizing nutrition and lifestyle as foundations to health. She loves using acupuncture in her practice as a way to promote healing and relaxation, and as an effective tool for pain relief. She also incorporates botanical medicine, counselling, cupping, and hydrotherapy as indicated.
Lydia treats a wide variety of acute and chronic health concerns as a Naturopath in Hamilton, ON. She has a special interest in reproductive and fertility concerns, digestion, and mental health (although you will come to realize as you investigate further into your health, addressing one concern means addressing all). Lydia also works in treating endocrine disorders, pre- and post-natal care, cardiovascular health, skin conditions, autoimmunity, fatigue, insomnia, and pain.
Lydia completed her undergraduate in Applied Food and Nutrition, loves to cook and eat, run and swim, and is out in nature as often as possible!
Warm, experienced and kind, Mia has been working as a physiotherapist for over a decade. Her practice focus and expertise is pelvic floor physiotherapy. She has dedicated her professional life to improving the experiences of people during the prenatal and postpartum period, as well as improving vitality across the lifespan.
Mia is passionate about helping pregnant people prepare for labour, and supporting them in their postpartum recovery. She has the training and expertise to provide sensitive support for urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, and pain with penetrative sex. Mia brings a calm and gentle approach to this work.
In addition to her work as a physiotherapist, Mia is trained in Compassionate Inquiry. Research shows that pain can result from physical and non-physical mechanisms. The pelvic floor, in particular, is both a physical and emotional muscle, and Compassionate Inquiry links the body and mind together for a fuller recovery.
Mia is a proud mom of two girls and enjoys hiking and cycling in her spare time. She welcomes clients from all walks of life. To learn more about Mia and how she works, please visit her website at: www.miapelvicphysio.com.
Mia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Anna is a registered physiotherapist who takes a client-centred approach and enables her clients to comfortably and confidently return to lifestyles and sports they previously enjoyed. She treats individuals experiencing musculoskeletal pain and injury, concussion, and has a special interest in pelvic health. This includes women who are currently pregnant or newly postpartum, those experiencing painful intercourse, low back pain, prolapse, fecal and urinary incontinence, increased frequency and urgency, and those looking for more information regarding incision recovery.
Anna graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy, and from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology.
Anna is a member of both the Canadian and Ontario Physiotherapy Associations, the Women’s Health Division and the Orthopedic Division.
Outside of physiotherapy, Anna enjoys a good high-intensity workout, running, hiking, and water-skiing! She competed as a provincial level gymnast, and has coached pre-competitive gymnasts.
Eleni (she/her) completed her MSW at the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2007, with a specialty in Child and Family Counselling. Upon her graduation she began working as a home-visiting therapist in the city of Detroit, supporting vulnerable families with infants and young children.
After moving to Hamilton in 2008, she began working with families in Halton Region and spent 9 years as a therapist in the Early Years program at a local children's mental health agency, where she continued to work with parents of infants and young children, and began to expand her practice to the support of women in the postpartum period.
During this time, she provided mental health screening and support to women through the Breastfeeding Clinic at the Burlington EarlyON, the first breastfeeding clinic in Ontario to offer onsite therapy sessions in addition to lactation consultation.
Eleni has extensive experience with womens’ adjustment to motherhood, caring for their own mental health, and understanding their own needs as well as their children's needs. She has particular expertise in the parent-child attachment relationship and ways that this bond can be enhanced, developed or repaired. She has co-facilitated groups on attachment and perinatal mental health for the past five years. Eleni is a registered member in good standing of OCSWSSW and CASW. She is in the process of completing her certification in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a research-based form of therapy which assists with the healing of traumatic experiences.
Eleni has a deep passion for encouraging mothers and all caregivers to reflect on their own needs from a place of curiosity, non-judgment and radical self-compassion, and to explore their relationships with their children without blame or shame.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her three children, having a run while listening to a good podcast, and drinking a warm cup of tea.
Practice Focus: Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-focused therapy, Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, Birth Trauma, Adjustment to Parenting, Self-Care.
Angelica is a Certified Child Life Specialist and Ontario Certified Teacher. Angelica first
experienced the importance of maternal health and the urgency for family centred care when
she joined the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as the dedicated child life specialist.
Angelica’s time in the NICU on supporting siblings through the big transitions they
experienced, such as experiencing new routines, frequent separation, emotional changes/outbursts, and supporting their understanding of hospitalization and illness.
In addition, Angelica’s work extended to death education, bereavement, and end-of-life support. Angelica
experienced firsthand that children can grieve, but their grief looks different than adults.
Angelica’s developmentally friendly, calm approach enables her to support children with their grief responses and provide developmentally appropriate, concrete explanations to explain death, dying, and the grieving experience.
Angelica obtained her child life credentials through her mental health work at Western University
during teacher’s college (B.Ed) and graduate diploma in child life through the University of
California, Santa Barbara. She completed her required 500+ clinical hours at Stollery Children’s
Hospital, in Edmonton Ontario, and works clinically at children's hospital.
Angelica is passionate about supporting the children of the community to empower them to
experience positive coping and healthy development throughout whatever they may face. When
not supporting children and youth, Angelica volunteers for the McNally House Hospice, sits on
the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association, and explores all of Hamilton’s coffee shops and
Angelica's fees may not be eligible for insurance coverage under extended health benefit plans
that cover the services of mental health professionals. For more information, please connect
with your employer and/or insurance company about the type of mental health coverage you