Meet Our Massage Therapists
All of the massage therapists at Vibrant Healing are trained to give whole body massages or target a specific area of your choosing. They have hands on experience treating a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions including but not limited to headaches, muscle aches, trigger points, strains, sprains, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injury, discomfort from pregnancy, neck pain, foot pain, lower back pain and sciatica, as well as overall relaxation massages. Every massage is tailored to each individual client as the massage therapist will perform the treatment at varying pressures depending on the comfort and needs of that client.
Sherri Steele RMT, CLT
Sherri has been practicing as a registered massage therapist since 2005 and has been a part of the Vibrant Healing team since 2010. She has worked in a variety of establishments including home based businesses, spas, and multidisciplinary clinics. Sherri is also certified in Low Intensity Laser Therapy. Her specialties include treating a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions related to the neck, upper back and lower back which include but are not limited to headaches, gluteal muscle pain, sciatica pain, and discomfort from pregnancy. In her spare time Sherri loves being active outdoors and tapping into her creative side through her passion for photography.
Katie Kavanagh RMT
Katie has been practicing as a registered massage therapist since 2011 and has been a member of the Vibrant Healing team since 2018. Upon graduating from ICT Kikkawa College she began her career in Toronto but has since moved to Barrie to be closer to her family. What she enjoys most about the industry is helping others while forming lasting relationship with clients and colleagues. She is able to work with a variety of different clients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal condition as well as those looking for relaxation massages. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Shealagh Mallory RMT
Shealagh Mallory graduated with honours from Georgian College’s Massage Therapy program in 2015. Prior to entering the field of massage, she obtained a Diploma in Health and Fitness in Toronto. While there, she was a certified personal trainer and learned how to stretch and strengthen each muscle group. Coupled with massage therapy, she is able to utilize a variety of techniques to help each individual client achieve optimum wellness. When not in the clinic, Shealagh enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Luana Montag RMT
Luana Montag has been practicing as a registered massage therapist since 2014 and has been a member of the Vibrant Healing team since 2017. Luana has experience working with a variety of different clients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries including but not limited to whiplash, lymphedema, as well as all types of sprains and strains. In her spare time Luana enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Our Chiropractors
Dr. Kiran Cheema B.Sc, D.C.
Dr. Kiran Cheema has been a part of the Vibrant Healing team since 2014. As a chiropractor she is able to assess, diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of joints, muscles and nerves. Her main treatment goals are to restore the natural movement of any restricted joints and tight muscles as well as restore the natural function of the nerves.
When the joint is not able to move correctly it can cause the muscles around it to spasm which effects the nerves in the area and causes pain. Chiropractors are able to restore the natural movement of the joint and help the muscles in the area to relax which returns them to a normal pain free state.
After a chiropractic treatment the patient usually experiences decreased pain, increased range of motion, improved posture and improved performance of daily activities.
Some of the conditions she is able to treat include but are not limited to acute and chronic conditions of neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain, sciatica pain, muscle strains and sprains, muscle trigger points, carpal tunnel syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, tendonitis, rotator cuff pain, headaches and plantar fasciitis.
The treatment methods that can be used to treat these condition include chiropractic adjustments, activator assisted adjustments, mobilizations, acupuncture, laser therapy, cupping treatments, active release therapy – ART and custom orthotics.
Dr. Brittany Labatte, B. HSc., DC
Dr. Brittany Labatte has been a part of the Vibrant Healing team since 2019. She is passionate about providing high quality patient care and believes in a multifaceted approach to achieve optimal functioning, wellness and performance. She utilizes a combination of treatments including chiropractic mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue therapy, strength and conditioning from a rehabilitative view and patient education. Dr. Labatte also focuses on creating individualized programs in order to meet your specific needs and health goals.
Dr. Labatte has received training in Active release techniques and instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, both of which are used for acute and chronic overuse conditions. These techniques treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves and have been proven to be excellent tools in treating and preventing repetitive stress and sports related injuries. In addition Brittany has also had training in low intensity laser therapy (LILT), which is effective in treating musculoskeletal and arthritic conditions. For a gentler treatment Dr. Brittany uses a hand held instrument called an Activator tool as an alternative for restoring joint and spinal motion.
Over the past few years Dr. Labatte has gained valuable experience working with a wide range of age populations and conditions. In her spare time, she enjoys playing competitive ball hockey, being outdoors and chasing after her two young children. She is an advocate of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for prevention of pain and re-occurring injuries. These beliefs have translated into practice by putting an emphasis on whole body health to ensure a quick and easy return to work and life!