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Denise Botbyl

Owner | Massage Therapy | Aesthetics

Denise Botbyl

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Denise brings warmth, passion, and integrity to her work. Now an entrepreneur, she decided to blend the art of wellness with holistic beauty.

A prior career in the dental field introduced her to health and wellness, where she realized her dream. Her career started in 2003 when she graduated with honours from Canadian Therapeutic College and Hydrotherapy. After 13 years of experience, Denise was prestigiously awarded Best Registered Massage Therapist in Niagara Falls in 2014.

Over the years she has continued to take extensive courses to specialize in sports therapy, receive her certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture from McMaster University (2006), and taken courses in orthopedics to help patients after surgery.

Denise has experience with sports/work injuries, motor vehicle accidents, WSIB, brain injury, pregnancy, children, scar removal, athletics and more. She draws on her extensive knowledge of the human body and customizes each treatment to suit the needs of the individual and continues upgrading her knowledge with post-graduate courses.

Dr. Charlene Kush

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Charlene Kush

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Dr. Charlene Kush has always been passionate about health, fitness, and natural healing. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) and then the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2003. She’s a licensed, board certified Naturopathic Doctor with a general family practice and special focus in female and male pre-conception health, fertility enhancement, and IUI/IVF support, as well as pregnancy care and postpartum mother & baby health.

Charlene is a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario and the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors. She is also a Certified Bowen Therapist and undertaking studies with Randine Lewis of The Fertile Soul and Jane Lyttleton’s fertility courses. Treatments include Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbal and dietary), nutritional medicine, homeopathy and homeopathic drainage, herbal medicine, detoxification protocols and stress management.

As an ND and a mom of 3 busy boys, Charlene aspires to serve the Niagara Region with quality natural health care options from preconception and beyond. She balances her work and family life with yoga, volleyball, travel, and chocolate.

Dr. Laura Custode

Chiropractic Doctor

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Dr. Laura Custode attended Brock University and earned her undergraduate degree in kinesiology. Afterwards, she continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and completed four years of intensive study. During that time, she completed an internship and finally graduated with her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in 2018. She has additional certifications in functional integrated acupuncture, Typaldos manual therapy, muscle release techniques and rehabilitation (MRT), and soft tissue training.

As a chiropractic doctor, Dr. Custode can diagnose and treat numerous types of muscle, joint, and skeletal issues. Dr. Laura is a yoga and fitness enthusiast who loves to travel, cook, and spend quality time with family and friends.

Nathan Lambert, DOMP

Manual Osteopath

Nathan Lambert

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Osteopathy takes a gentle, holistic, person-centred approach to healing as it focuses on bringing the body to a place of homeostasis – bones, joints, muscles, organs. As the newest Manual osteopathic practitioner at NEWS my goal is to not only focus on treating the signs and symptoms but the source of your pain or condition as well. Osteopathy has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic, and certain types of acute pain. Musculoskeletal disorders are treated through the mobilization of bones and joints, as well as various techniques to help restore function to the body such as muscle energy techniques, soft tissue therapy, cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation. I am beyond excited to be apart of the team here at Niagara’s Elite Wellness Spa, and look forward to sharing the joys of Osteopathy with all of you!

Mallory Riley

Registered Massage Therapist

Mallory Riley

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Mallory completed her massage therapy certification with honours at Everest College in August of 2013. As an RMT she has two years of clinical experience working along with physiotherapists and kinesiologists. Mallory has experience with acute and chronic soft tissue injuries, fascial release, pregnancy massage and more and looks forward to continuing her education with upcoming courses.

She strongly believes in the benefits of massage therapy and enjoys promoting these benefits to help others achieve their short and long-term health and well-being goals.

In her spare time, Mallory can usually be found with her nose buried in a book, enjoying a sunny day of golf, or going for long walks around her beautiful hometown of Niagara Falls.

Erin Pearson

Registered Massage Therapist

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Erin’s venture started in 2008 when she graduated from physio assisting. She worked alongside a physiotherapist for a couple years but knew she wanted to continue pursuing her dream to become a registered massage therapist.  She graduated with honours from Trillium College in November of 2013. She has 2 years clinical experience as a registered massage therapist. Erin is very passionate about health and well-being.

She believes in the healing power of massage therapy and other natural health care modalities and remedies which is why she works to expand her knowledge and understanding through continuing her education and research.  The treatments Erin provides are specified to the client needs and desires. Whether the client needs a specific treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, deep tissue or a relaxation massage for stress management Erin uses the knowledge and skills she has acquired to ensure the client’s needs and desires are met.

Agnieszka Aga Klim

Spa Director

Aja - Spa Director

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Aga has over 15 years experience working in aesthetics. She helps keep the spa and wellness centre running smoothly.

Alexandria Barbera

Aesthetician/Makeup Artist

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Alex is a certified makeup artist and aesthetician who has worked in the cosmetics industry for over 7 years. She loves to help women achieve their beauty goals and look and feel their absolute best. She has a particular passion for naturally sourced beauty products and is currently training to become a certified aromatherapist.

Andrea Massey

Skin Therapist

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Andrea is a graduate of the International Beauty Institute and is certified with the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM). She has over 20 years experience in the cosmetics and wellness industry and is passionate about the latest pro-aging techniques. As a laser technician and skin specialist, her mission is to provide her clients with the highest degree of professional care. Andrea prides herself on staying up to date with the latest medical aesthetic procedures and laser technologies, always learning about innovations in advanced skincare procedures through ongoing training and career development. She believes that beautiful skin is always within reach with the right care, and she offers free consultations with customized treatment plans tailored to address each individual’s unique skin concerns.  There’s nothing that satisfies her more than helping her clients transform their complexion into something they never thought was possible!

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