Monique Coll-Cox joined Whale Family Chiropractic in September of 2007 after graduating the massage therapy program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough. She distinguished herself in class and was awarded with the honour of “Outstanding Academic Achievement”.
Prior to returning to college she kept busy year round with a number of endeavors including long term occasional teaching for the local school board, and also coached and instructed downhill skiing for 14 years. Deeply involved in cycling she proved herself as one of the top expert women mountain bikers in Ontario.
Monique has always been fascinated with the human body, so returning to school full time as a mature student was a challenge that brought immense satisfaction. Monique and her husband Robert raised their two children, and they now have three delightful grandchildren.
Since graduating, Monique has enjoyed completing numerous courses such as: K-Taping, Advanced Myofascial Alignment, Craniosacral Therapy, visceral manipulation, and Soft Tissue Release. She is presently enrolled at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy and is studying to become an osteopathic practitioner.
Monique loves working with people to help them improve their quality of life. She offers her clients (which includes babies, children and pregnant women) a wide range of care: T.M.J., relaxation, deep tissue and rehabilitation.
Her motto is, “Cherish the past, plan for the future and always live the moment.”
Maria Sheppard-Thompson has been a Registered Massage Therapist since July 18, 2014 and is registered with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario. She made this very gratifying career change because she really wanted to provide a genuine service to as many people as she could, improving people’s quality of life and inspiring health and better living.
Maria is a very compassionate, and conscientious therapist that does not believe in causing bruising and tissue damage, she maintains a very effective balance between accurate depth and relaxation. Maria has successfully worked with sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, migraines, Irritated bowel syndrome and digestive discomforts, tendinitis in various locations of the body, spinal alignment corrections, sinus congestion, neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, knee, ankle, and foot injuries, as well as regular health inducing maintenance massage. She provides deep tissue massage as well as relaxation massage upon client request. By attentively listening to her client’s needs and wants, she dedicates herself to positive results in client’s health, recovery and well-being. By loving what she does and staying very passionate about the care she provides to her clients, she has received a common compliment “Maria has given me the best massage I have ever had!”
Fitness and healthy eating have always been an important part of Maria’s life and she is open about sharing her knowledge and feels at her best when helping others with their healthful journey. Maria offers a scent free environment, in a warm inviting atmosphere, as a Circle of Care Partner located at the offices of Whale Family Chiropractic.
J. Scott McPherson
Scott graduated from Fleming College`s highly regarded three year Massage Therapy program where he practiced the words “no pain, much to gain”. Presented with the Aranka De Szegheo Award for outstanding clinic/outreach placement, Scott`s passion for helping people with the healing arts is clearly communicated through his hands.
Scott`s background as a professional percussionist, and his experience in teaching Djembe (known as “The Healing Drum”) enables him to approach therapeutic massage from a unique perspective earning him recognition as a “tapotement specialist”. Scott combines sports, medical, orthopedic, and holistic modalities in order to facilitate symmetry of the body. Scott practices a variety of techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue release, rhythmical mobilization, and sports massage. Scott utilizes a collaborative approach, balancing current knowledge, with a customized treatment plan to continuously improve your well being and restore symmetry of the body.
Scott comes with a history of having alternative medicine healers in his family. His father practiced as a Polarity Therapist, his mother as an Aromatherapist, and his grandmother treated polio with massage therapy in the 1950`s. After skiing competitively in Banff, surfing in Australia, and performing as a drummer, Scott and his young family have come to settle in Northumberland County, where his great grandfather was born and raised. Recently, Scott provided massage therapy to elite athletes during the 2015 Pan Am games, and continues to facilitate “healing drum” circles in Northumberland County.
“The physician must be experienced in many things, but most assuredly in rubbing (anatripsis). “For rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid” -Hippocrates: 460-380 B.C.
Martha Ciana has been a massage therapist in Port Hope since 2007. Having run her own office for the last seven years she has decided to change her business model and bring her experience to Whale Family Chiropractic community. This move has allowed her to expand her modalities and focus on client education.
Her massage practice focuses on postural assessment, prenatal massage, acute, chronic pain relief as well as relaxation and stress relief. Her modalities include myofascial release, swedish massage, hot stones and lymphatic drainage. She also has a strong passion for home care exercises and Hydrotherapy. The goal of Kinetic Care has always been to keep people moving so the can feel their absolute best.