Elise Bennett is a dedicated advanced Cosmetic Nurse Injector. Elise studied nursing at Trent University and found her passion for medical aesthetics shortly after graduating. She is always seeking new opportunities to learn and advance her skills. Elise has taken a number of ongoing training courses in anatomy and injection techniques, and will work with you to create a customized care plan to help you and achieve your goals.
Botulinum toxin is a temporary muscle relaxant. It works by blocking chemical signals from nerves preventing the muscles from contracting. This prevents the skin from folding therefore prevent creases from occurring. Botulinum toxin is also used to treat hyperhidrosis, which is excessive sweating not related to heat or exercise. TMJ is treated with botulinum. This relaxes our masseter muscle to prevent pain and discomfort from grinding and clenching our jaw
Dermal filler is made of hyaluronic acid which is a sugar molecule found in our connective tissue. It works by drawing water toward itself therefore giving us the filling affect. Filler can be used to enhance or restore volume.
Elise Bennett is a dedicated advanced Cosmetic Nurse Injector. Elise studied nursing at Trent Un...
My passion is being able to help others get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. As a competitive athlete myself, I understand the frustrations of being pulled away from your sport and wanting to get back as quickly as possible. This passion drives my treatments that are individualized to achieve the patient’s goals based on the injury. Treatments involve a variety of manual techniques alongside exercise therapy where I focus on correcting biomechanical faults in order to fix the problem and prevent the injury from re-occurring. I focus on educating the patient during treatments to help them better understand their injury and how to help manage it at home.
When I am not at the clinic, I am at Loyalist College treating the varsity athletes and covering the games and practices. Away from work, I can be found enjoying the outdoors by backpacking or kayak camping. I also enjoy all sports but specifically hockey, soccer, and running
My passion is being able to help others get back to doing what they love as soon as possible. As ...
Hi! I’m Nicole.
I’ve always wanted to bring warm, loving hugs and healing to the world and in 2008 I started to learn the art of massage therapy. I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Massage therapy treats the body as a whole, and I fundamentally believe that thats more important than just treating the one thing one would notice to be bothersome. When the whole body is relaxed, rested and well, the ailments one will experience will lessen, and the body can heal properly. I’ve also expanded my skill toolbox with reflexology and lymphatic drainage both of these also treat the body as a whole.
I’ve grown up in Brighton, and growing with the town has be a joy to experience. Being a part of a healing culture in our beautiful little town makes me feel more at home than I ever thought possible. I’m so excited to share my passion with you all! I encourage you all to enjoy all the wonderful things life has to offer!
Hi! I’m Nicole.
I’ve always wanted to bring warm, loving hugs and healing to the world and in 200...
Hi, my name is Alicia and as a busy mom of three, I am always researching new ways to wake up looking and feeling my best. I found my passion 18 years ago and have practiced esthetics ever since.
I did some additional training in Montreal earning certificates in chemical peels, laser therapies, microdermabrasion and most recently dermaplaning.
Currently I work between Ste. Anne’s spa in Grafton where I specialize in all aesthetics and relaxation therapy treatments, and Whole Health in Brighton where I get to combine my two passions; offering both medical facials and relaxation treatments.
I am looking forward to helping you achieve your ideal skin goals and providing exceptional relaxation treatments that match your needs and lifestyle.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your skincare and wellness journey!
Hi, my name is Alicia and as a busy mom of three, I am always researching new ways to wake up loo...
It is my goal to provide a safe space for you to continue (or start) your wellness journey. I continue to seek educational opportunities to make my practice Trauma-Informed and inclusive to all who trust me with their care.
I use a combination of relaxation and therapeutic techniques to ease your body towards healing and well-being. I believe that relaxation is just as important as release of “tight muscles” and therefore aim to both calm your nervous system and challenge problem areas to stimulate tissue release and overall healing.
I am trained in relaxation and therapeutic techniques including: Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Pregnancy Massage, Fascial Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Cupping Therapy. I use a variety of assessments and techniques to provide therapeutic massage tailored to the individual needs of my clients and continue to seek our educational opportunities to expand my knowledge-base and better serve you.
I look forward to meeting you and working with you to facilitate your healing!
A little more About Me
Although I have lived many places, I think I will always be a small town girl at heart. I moved to Colborne in November 2019 and am loving all that Northumberland has to offer.
I have always had an interest in helping people and naturally gravitated toward healthcare. I discovered quickly that the ‘blood and guts’ side of medicine wasn’t for me and concentrated my initial studies in rehabilitation sciences. I eventually found myself in office based rehabilitation case co-ordination work, but always felt something was missing. And then I found Massage Therapy!
Massage Therapy was a career path that intrigued me. It offered a tremendous base of knowledge and an opportunity to work one-on-one with individuals to facilitate positive outcomes in their physicality and well-being. I was hooked!
I completed my training at the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2009. On my return to Canada, I gained my registration with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and am also a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO). As mentioned above, I continue to seek out new learning opportunities to further my knowledge-base and better treat you!
It is my goal to provide a safe space for you to continue (or start) your wellness journey. I con...
Hi, my name is Melinda LaPorte and I am one of the Registered Dental Hygienist at Whole Health! I moved to Brighton with my family when I was 10 years old and attended Brighton Public School. From there I continued on to ENSS and became a Blue Dragon!
Having no idea what to do after graduation I decided to take a year off and explore my options. I ran into an old friend who told me about the course she was taking as a Dental Assistant. This struck my curiosity so much that I went home and enrolled for Dental Assisting at Maxwell College. After a few years working as a certified dental assistant in Colborne, town of the Big Apple, I loved it so much I continued on to pursue my career in Dental Hygiene. I graduated in 2008 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and continued to care for my clients at Colborne Family Dental.
12 years and a whole lot of experience later I continued my journey from a new position…
I took an excited leap and left Colborne after 17 years and joined Whole Health in Brighton on February 1st 2020 where I now practices as an independent, self-initiated dental hygienist. Transitioning into Whole Health has been an ease to say the least. I am surrounded by incredible, compassionate, career driven women. I am working in a positive and uplifting atmosphere and I couldn’t be more delighted. I have had many of my past clients follow me here and have taken on so many new smiles.
I am so grateful to be working in my home town where I grew up and I look forward to seeing so many familiar faces in the years to come!
Melinda Laporte RDH
Hi, my name is Melinda LaPorte and I am one of the Registered Dental Hygienist at Whole Health! ...
Dr. Amanda Mei graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in 2013 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. Amanda practices from an evidence-based, patient-focused perspective and believes that educating people about injury prevention is of utmost importance. She is a McMaster University alumni who graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology.
Originally from Oshawa, Amanda first became interested in chiropractic care after an injury sustained as a teenager was quickly treated by a chiropractor. She fell in love with Northumberland and Quinte after visiting a friend who had recently moved to the area. She was attracted to Brighton in particular, and after seeing how the community could benefit from her skills, started treating patients in 2016.
Naturally personable, Amanda creates a friendly and comfortable environment, and works together with you to ensure that your body is moving and feeling great!
Dr. Mei Treats all conditions of the body with additional specialties including jaw disorders and headache management.
When not working Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and furbabies, lifting weights, singing in a cover band and reading mystery novels.
She looks forward to meeting you at Whole Health and joining a wonderful team of practitioners.
Dr. Amanda Mei graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in 2013 from the Canadian Memorial Chir...
As a certified Natural Health Practitioner, BioEnergetic Practitioner and a Registered Nurse , I understand the weight and frustration of feeling like there is more out there for your wellness, but not knowing where to turn to first. That’s why my mission is simple: give my clients the wellness education, tools, and resources that they need to feel happy, healthy, and capable of managing life’s pressures.
Educating clients on basics of wellness – water, nutrition, sleep… is a passion of mine. Making small changes in your daily life can lead to big results.
I am constantly taking courses and learning different approaches to create wellness from within. As a mom of three and a wife, I see there needs to be a balance each day with our wellness. Not everyday will be perfect, so I try to make the best choices for my family so they can feel the best they can.
The essence of my work is to help you achieve your potential wellness by identifying root causes of symptoms so that you can overcome them with confidence. Only then, will you be able to fully embrace who you are and start living a happier and healthier life.
As a certified Natural Health Practitioner, BioEnergetic Practitioner and a Registered Nurse , I ...
My name is Gidget Ovsenek, I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist -RHNP ™️, RHN, RHNC ™️.
I went to school at NutraPhoria School of Holistic Nutrition. This course allowed me obtained my Diploma as a Health Coach as well as a Holistic Nutritionist.
Taking the advanced course allowed me to register and become a member of the Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition- CAIN as a Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner.
I have been in the Health & Wellness space for 18 + years, many of which I was a Certified Personal Trainer with my own business that I decided to move on from in 2022.
I am also a Crazy Cat Lady… my husband & I have 6 cats! I also have a Son & Granddaughter!
I’m very involved in rescue work, not only rescuing but also fostering cats. I love being outdoors, camping, gardening, hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and our cats.
I am committed to helping you achieve optimal health so that you can live a happier and more energized life doing the things you love!
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, RHNP™️
Registered Health & Nutrition Counselor, RHNC™️
Fat Loss Transformation Practitioner™️
Register Holistic Health Coach, RHC
Certified Personal Trainer
DUTCH Test Certified
GI MAP Test Certified
Associations registered with:
Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition, CAIN
Health Coach Alliance, HCA
My name is Gidget Ovsenek, I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist -RHNP ™️, RHN, RHNC ™️.
As a certified Athletic Therapist, I am very passionate about promoting an overall healthy lifestyle and working to help my patients overcome their injuries and get back to doing what they love. My treatments typically involve a variety of manual therapy mixed with exercise programs specific to my patient’s needs. The goal of the treatments is always to facilitate healing and address the source of the problem to mitigate the risk of re-injury.
Originally from Parry Sound, I have grown up appreciating the beauty of outdoor life and believe it is the key to a healthy active lifestyle. Outside of work, you can find me anywhere outdoors, preferably while running, paddling, hiking, cycling and camping. I am so excited to be in this area, enjoying everything the outdoor life of Brighton has to offer.
As a certified Athletic Therapist, I am very passionate about promoting an overall healthy lifest...
Hello, my name is Dr. Tessa van Leeuwen-Tyler. I am originally from the small town of Simcoe in southern Ontario where I grew up on a dairy farm with my five siblings. As you can imagine, it was endlessly busy in my house. I have a strong appreciation for family and it continues to be one of my core values as an adult.
I attended the University of Ottawa where I acquired my Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics. I enjoyed playing varsity volleyball and was introduced to the world of ultimate frisbee. I played on the University Ultimate Frisbee team as well as on a women’s competitive team for three years. I continue to play ultimate Frisbee and volleyball in the Durham region.
It has always been my passion to help people live a long and happy life and when I was introduced to chiropractic I knew that was my calling. It is the vision for optimal health and wellness and the belief in the power of the human body that amazed me and lead me to pursue a career in chiropractic. I left Ottawa and moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
While at Chiropractic College I became interested in the care of prenatal and pediatric patients. I was given the opportunity to work with patients diagnosed with a variety of development disabilities at the Aptus Treatment Center. This is where I learned the importance of chiropractic care for children and adults suffering from a wide range of neurological conditions.
I am currently completing further training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to better serve my patients. My passion for working with kids and adults alike continues to grow as I learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and it’s importance in attaining a vibrant and happy life.
I am blessed to be working in a wonderful, family-friendly chiropractic office with others who share a passion for wellness and finding the root cause of problems. I see firsthand the healing that families are able to achieve through chiropractic care and it is my mission is to save lives through the power of Chiropractic.
In 2016, I married my wonderful husband Jeff in a beautiful beach ceremony in the warm (and stormy) Dominican Republic. We learned early that we share a passion for being outside and active, playing frisbee, fishing, and walking our dog, Piper. We also love to travel and are eager to explore new places together.
When I moved to Quinte West, I fell in love with the region for its endless activities, numerous trails, green spaces, lakes, and amazing community vibe. I am so proud to be part of this community and I look forward to serving you and your family in your growth toward an optimal, healthy, and wonderful life.
Hello, my name is Dr. Tessa van Leeuwen-Tyler. I am originally from the small town of Simcoe in s...