OUR STAFF

Samantha Whitney

CMS, CCMS, BA

CEO/ Massage Specialist

Samantha expanded her massage clinic, formally known as Healing Hands, in Sidney at the start of the new year in 2017. Celebrating 30 years of wellness in the industry, there was a need to grow the business for more alternative health options. Since she was a young girl, massage inspired her through the power of healing touch. Starting out at a young age gave her the time and experience she needed to truly understand the body, its movements and how it behaves.

 

Through the years, her passion for the craft and drive to help others has been immense. Having been an instructor and writing manuals while continuing studies on a regular basis, her modalities are always growing. She tries to inspire clients to have hope through educating them on how to reduce their stresses.

Amanda Koopmans
O.B.M

Business Marketing/Customer Care Specialist


Kind-hearted and compassionate by nature, Amanda is an island girl, born and raised. She appreciates supporting her local community, environment, & spiritual growth. Never bored without cable, Amanda enjoys being a conscious co-creator in her life. She has initiated many of her own learning experiences that have been geared towards conscious business leadership and personal wellbeing.

Amanda isn't a stranger to the grief process and possesses droves of strength, courage, & understanding for others to feel safe in her presence. Having had a variety of mental, physical, emotional, & spiritual training she hopes to use her wisdom to help us grow.

We are excited to have her fresh perspective and vibrant energy join our team here at Stem to Stern in 2020.

Sarah Almond

C.M.S

Massage Specialist

 

Sarah has been providing massage for over 6 years, as a Certified Massage Specialist. Each of her massages are tailored to each client, through use of techniques such as Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish, Joint Release, Body-Mind Integration and more. Her favourite areas to work on are the head, neck and shoulders.

 

She trained at Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (now known as Vancouver School of Healing Arts).

 

She is passionate about both physical and mental well being, as well as making a positive difference in the world. 

Alexander Walker

ma

Massage Specialist (In finals for Massage Therapy educational Institition in Victoria.)

Alex has an extensive back ground, working with aliments such as; MLD, Chronic Disease, Parkinson’s/OA/Fibromyalgia, Deep Tissue, Full Body Relaxation, Joint Mobilizations, GTO Release, Head/Face/Cranial Work, Plantar Fasciitis, Hip/Knee Replacements, Pregnancy etc.

Alex has worked with Clients from ages 11-94, and creates a comfortable and safe environment for all peoples and genders alike. He likes to incorporate lots of Homecare and appropriate stretches into his routine, which allows his clients to feel the benefits of his treatments long term.

Alex has an extensive sports background of 20 years in a variety of sports and is currently studying for his CPT. This allows him a wealth of knowledge for clients who are wanting to become more active/ clients who are wanting to improve their daily activities. This combination of growing knowledge makes Alex a perfect choice for clients on the path to recovery, clients looking to receive a better knowledge of their bodies, and clients who need the extra help in becoming more attuned to their selves. He loves to bring a positive change to you're  every day.

Hilary Davidson-Sparks

BFA, RSS, CSS

Alternative Therapist

 

Hilary is here to help guide you through your wellness Choices. Her love is ‘Health Care’, and she comes from long line of healers, teaching traditional medicine, and alternative healthcare. Hilary's training throughout Canada has given her the drive and love about how she can make a difference with your body’s health. Hilary is blessed that both of her parents are Massage & Craniosacral Therapists, this gave her a deeper level of understanding on why alternative care  can, and does make such a difference to your body, all the way  from stem to stern.

Hilary offers a variety of massages, such as  Shiatsu, Craniosacral,  Lymphatic and others.

 

Hilary is licensed through the Health Practitioners of Canada, and most extended medical benefits welcome her services.

 

Hilary would love to be  part of your wellness journey.

Margaret Donaldson-Kuntz

B.A. C.A.H.P. Healing Mastery, Reiki Master

Reiki Master

From a very early age, Margaret developed an interest in healthy living and was naturally drawn to helping others. Approximately 25 years ago, she made the commitment to formally study what she intuitively sensed. This innate sensitivity and kindness, along with the completion of courses in multiple healing modalities, enable Margaret to bring only the highest good for all individuals who come for a session. Healing the World, One Person at a Time!

 

Prior to settling in British Columbia, Margaret and her partner owned and operated a successful Healing Retreat in Ontario.