This is our Team!


  • Monica Pasinato-Forchielli, B.Comm, RMT

    Monica Pasinato-Forchielli RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) holds an honours degree in Commerce and has been an RMT in Ontario, Canada for 17 years. She is co-owner of Family Massage Therapy in Hamilton, Ontario.  In 2015, Family Massage Therapy and Meadowlands Chiropractic owned by Dr. Andria Hoda joined teams and became ONE Wellness Group - a multidisciplinary clinic, spa, and wellness centre.  Monica is also owner of FMT Wellness a national professional product distributor with offices in Ontario and Alberta.

    In addition, Monica is Chief Visionary Officer and Vice President of ONE Concept Inc., the parent company of the American Massage Conference and Canadian Massage Conference. She is passionately committed to improving the health and well being of this planet as a whole. In March 2016, Monica began a new adventure in India. She is the Associate Director of the newly inaugurated International Medical Massage Therapy Institute.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Kim O'Hara
    Chances are, our office manager and Chiropractic Health Assistant, Kim O'Hara will be the first person you meet at FMT Wellness. After being a stay-at-home mom for over 7 years, Kim was ready for some grownup interaction when she joined the Meadowlands family in 2011. She does love when parents bring their babies in for adjustments, though and she gets to snuggle with them while their parents have their turn! Prior to her first day, Kim had never had a chiropractic adjustment... now she is a total believer in the benefits of regular chiropractic care..


  • Dr. Andria Hoda, DC, D.ac

    Dr. Andria has been providing outstanding chiropractic care in the community for over ten years. She is also one of the biggest proponents of continuing education for chiropractors, founding and managing Canada's first online continuing education website for the profession, TheDCCE.com. It's Andria's commitment to health and wellness that keeps her clientele coming back and continually referring friends and family to her care.  Dr. Andria was the recipient of the 2014 Reader's Choice Platinum Award for Best Chiropractor in Hamilton.

     


     

    Dr. Erica Hoda, DC
    Dr. Erica may have followed in her sister's footsteps when she graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2006 after obtaining a degree in Health Sciences from The University of Western Ontario, but she is definitely making her mark in the community. She has since been providing chiropractic care to people of all ages with a zestful approach to patient care, as well as her passion for healing. Continuing her education remains a priority as she is committed to providing the very best chiropractic care and health information to her patients, and to the community.  Dr. Erica was the recipient of the 2014 Reader's Choice Diamond award for Best Chiropractor in Hamilton.

     

     

     

     


  • Monica Pasinato-Forchielli, B.Comm, RMT

    Monica Pasinato-Forchielli RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) holds an honours degree in Commerce and has been an RMT in Ontario, Canada for 17 years. She is co-owner of Family Massage Therapy in Hamilton, Ontario.  In 2015, Family Massage Therapy and Meadowlands Chiropractic owned by Dr. Andria Hoda joined teams and became ONE Wellness Group - a multidisciplinary clinic, spa, and wellness centre.  Monica is also owner of FMT Wellness a national professional product distributor with offices in Ontario and Alberta.

    In addition, Monica is Chief Visionary Officer and Vice President of ONE Concept Inc., the parent company of the American Massage Conference and Canadian Massage Conference. She is passionately committed to improving the health and well being of this planet as a whole. In March 2016, Monica began a new adventure in India. She is the Associate Director of the newly inaugurated International Medical Massage Therapy Institute.


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Phil Hatton RMT, Orthopedic Massage

    Phil went to Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington which incidentally was only down the street from where he lived while looking at new careers. After graduating the course in 2005 with a diploma in Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy and gaining his license Phil found work in Oakville with a Chiropractor. While working at the clinic Phil was able to help by providing massage therapy before or after a Chiropractic treatment to get the most out of a clients visit.

    Wanting to further expand his skills Phil found another position of work at Family Massage Therapy in late 2011. Bringing his experience and yearning to learn more Phil fit perfectly in with the rest of the staff and has been a joy to work with. 
    Being multi-talented he now is also doing social media, marketing, and website design for FMT, and the ONE Concept group.

    He has become proficient in neck/shoulder, deep tissue, pregnancy, headache massages, and myofascial release, and loves to learn new techniques at every one of our Conferences across North America.
    In his new position of Lead RMT he helps manage and hire our RMT's and facilitates in the aid of students from surrounding schools with clinical or volunteer hours.

    Phil has been studying under the foremost teacher of Orthopedic Massage James Waslaski and now offers treatments in Orthopedic Massage and which has focus on complicated problems in all joints of the body including Frozen shoulder, Carpal Tunnel, Sciatica, Tendinosis and more!

     


    Monica Connolly RMT

    Monica is Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), a member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) since spring of 2012 and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
    She graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology (OCHT) in Stoney Creek, ON. Monica is certified in Contemporary Cupping Therapy and is experienced in deep tissue massage, myofascial release and treating overall muscular tension.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and snuggling with her baby and two puppies. 

     

    Scott Dartnall RMT, World Massage Conference, ONE Concept

     

     

     

     

     




     Christie Sousa, RMT

    From a young age, Christie's family and friends started encouraging her to pursue a career in massage. One day she took the leap and enrolled for the massage therapy program. Christie has now been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2006. She has treated many different conditions/ailments, from sports injuries, motor vehicle accident related whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, and of course complications related to stress. Christie has experience working with athletes, seniors, pregnant women, children and even infants. Christie believes that knowledge is the best power, and is more than happy to educate her clients, and answer any questions they may have.


     

    Melissa Wallace, RMT

    Melissa was originally trained as a photographer. As well as doing wedding photography, she worked in the Gaming industry. After many years in those two careers, she felt that she needed a change in her path. She decided that a career in which she could help people and make them feel their best would be more suitable. She decided to enroll at Trillium College in Burlington (now Oxford College) in the Massage Therapy Program. While waiting to take her registration exams to become a Registered Massage Therapist, she joined the One Concept / Family Massage Therapy team in the reception role. Throughout her time working as one of our part-time receptionists, she gained an appreciation for the health care industry, as well as developing a healthy and positive rapport with our clients.

    Melissa completed her Massage Therapy Program at Trillium in December 2015, graduating with an honours standing. She has recently completed the registration process and is excited to put her skills to work.

    She uses both Swedish and Non-Swedish techniques, with a focus on rehabilitation and injury prevention. She is very interested in continual learning, and is constantly adding techniques and approaches to her repertoire with the goal of being the best therapist she can be.


     

    Elizabeth Dolibog, RMT
     

    I have been a massage therapist since 2009, when i graduated from the Ontario College of Health and Technology in Stoney Creek.  I have practiced massage therapy in a variety of settings, with Chiropractic and Physiotherapy among them, and I am pleased to be joining the Family Massage Therapy team of health and wellness minded professionals.  I find all aspects of the mechanics of the human body fascinating and I want to work with my clients to help them reach that happy medium that lets them function at their optimal level.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you.

     

     


  • Ruxandra Cipriani  Holistic Esthetician, Pranic Healer, ONE Concept Educator in Aromatherapy

    From as far back as I can remember, my parents had been using natural products for every day use, but also for treatment of different complaints. It makes sense, if you think of our history as a species, that our bodies would respond easily to plants as food or as medicine. Our immune systems have evolved over thousands of years with plants in our diets and as remedies for whatever happened to ail us at any given moment. Plants have been our medicines for longer than anyone can document. It only stands to reason that our bodies are accustomed to responding to these plants because our bodies recognize the chemical components in these plants and know how to apply them for our overall well-being.

    I have continued this tradition into my own family now, and I believe that not only should we eat organic food - which every health professional will tell you it’s good for you - but that we should also strive to use as many things as possible in our everyday routines that are natural or organic, be it shampoos or soaps, or creams we put on our faces, or cleaners with which we clean our homes. Everything we touch ultimately ends up in the same places as what we eat:  in our blood stream, to be processed by our kidney and liver. So, for the sake of everyone in my family, I keep all those products as clean as possible, so that everyone’s kidneys and livers can take a little break from all that detoxifying they need to do on a daily basis. With that in mind, I decided that I would take aromatherapy, to better understand the properties and cautions in the plants that I am using.

    I find everything about plants fascinating and I incorporate as much aromatherapy and natural products as I can in all my treatments. I believe it is important, to our continued well-being and to our future as a race, to use and maintain a more natural frame of mind when it comes to all our treatments.

    Ruxandra is a licensed esthetician with a certificate from Mohawk College, who has a background as a holistic practitioner. Her holistic training includes Pranic Healing courses taken through the Ontario Centre for Pranic Healing, and aromatherapy courses taken through the Balnea Institute School of Complementary Therapies.

    Ruxandra provides full esthetic services, with a holistic twist.

    Therefore, her Beautiful One and Thai Stem facials are done with organic products, her relaxation massages incorporate aromatherapy, her manicures and pedicures include soaks and massages with organic essential oils and, as for the hair removal services she provides for both men and women, she employs a range of mediums, from organic soy wax – to sugar – to threading.

     


     

    Peri-Lynn Harris Holistic Esthetician, Certified Reflexologist

    Hello, my name is Peri-Lynn Harris and I have a long standing fitness background that I expanded into skin care and ultimately into reflexology as a result of my search for a healthier lifestyle for myself and for my clients.  I love to keep fit and live an active and healthy life from the inside out. I have been eating clean for 7 years.  Recently, I have been introducing more ways for my clients to implement a healthy lifestyle through the treatments I provide and the personal training that can be customized for each individual according to their own needs and their lifestyle.

    I strongly believe that there is a way for everyone to enjoy a better, more holistically balanced way of life and that there are different ways of incorporating good habits into everyone’s life.  It is my pleasure to be able to show you some of those options. 

    My experience as a fitness instructor started in 1985 and culminated with my becoming a personal trainer in 2004.

    My journey as an esthetician took me from my studies at Luba Mera School of Aesthetics in 1987-1988, to being employed at spas in the Toronto and Ancaster areas, to a fun career on a cruise ship with Royal Caribbean and, finally, to having my own business for the past 20 years, which gave me the freedom to choose my preferred skin care line, which ended up being Holistica, a homeopathic line produced in Ontario.

    Along the path,  I gained my reflexology certification in 1998.  It tied in nicely with my passion for natural well being and has been a valued addition to my esthetic practice.

    My certifications include a Diploma with Aesthetics and Cosmetology, Reflexology with R.A.C in Canada, CanFitPro Certification in Ontario, YWCA OFC Certification Diploma, Homeopathic Training with Holistica Skin Care and Body line Products in Cremore ON, Medical Administrative and Business Diploma.

    My passion is for helping people make better informed choices for their well being.

    In the past two years I started looking for a place that would fit in with my beliefs, with a strong sense of team work and desire of helping people.  I believe I have found that at FMT Meadowlands.

    I look forward to meeting you!



  • Megan Hemlow

    Megan Hemlow is the owner of Pieces of Minds Counselling, and is a registered Social Worker. With almost a decade in the field, her work experience lays mainly in mental health, addictions and stress management.

    Megan has worked in both community agencies and hospitals, and has gained valuable knowledge and experience from each position. She began working in youth addictions, and then added mental health crisis to her resume. Here, she gained the skill of sitting with someone in one of their worst moments, and learned how to support someone through that time. Then she began working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, as a social worker for the medical withdrawal unit helping people start the process of ending their drug use, and connecting them to resources all over Ontario for longer term support to help with this change. She also has experience at CAMH working on the Mood and Anxiety unit, teaching CBT to patients who were experiencing significant changes in their mood which impaired their functioning.
    Megan then worked at a residential addictions treatment agency in Toronto, as a primary therapist in a 21 day treatment program, before moving on to a psychiatric unit at St. Joseph's in Hamilton. She then moved over to the concurrent disorders at St. Joe's and provided some training to the staff before they opened the new unit, as well as working with patients on the unit once it opened. Her most recent position was as a mental health therapist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, working with clients with mood and anxiety issues, psychosis, substance use,suicidal thoughts and conflicts in relationships.
    She holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Ryerson University, a certificate of Addictions from McMaster University, and a Masters of Social Work in Health and Mental Health (with a specialty of Addictions) from the University of Toronto. Megan is committed to continuing her learning as a therapist, and attends workshops and trainings regularly in order to provide the best services possible to her clients. She has also presented at several conferences in Ontario, and has worked on projects with the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, and the Local Health Integration Networks.


  • Vaughn Maye

    Kaplan University – Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
    CSEP – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
    TWIST Athletes Workshop
    TWIST Sports Conditioning Specialist – GOLD
    CSCS cad – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
    Sports Testing Specialist
    Precision Nutrition (the essentials of sport and exercise nutrition)
    SNS – Sports Nutrition Specialist
    Canadian Nutrition Institute – Holistic Nutrition
    Mohawk College – Health, Wellness and Fitness
    International School of Fitness – Nutrition
    First Aid, CPR, AED Instructor
    Coach – Hockey, Soccer and Lacrosse

    As an athlete, trainer and body builder, I have spent more than 35 years in the Health and Fitness Industry.  I have both a dedication to learning and a passion to deliver the best services and state of the fitness solutions, and this has led me to become a leader in the field of fitness and wellness.  Through ongoing courses and certifications, my background and knowledge is extensive and unparalleled.  Over the last many years, I have taken my training and knowledge abroad, traveling within both Canada and the USA to not only expand my own skill set, but also to assist other fitness professionals and elite trainers with facility set up and nutrition training programs.
    As an athlete, I am a former body builder, have a black belt in Shotokan Karate and am a Certified PADI Open Water diver.  I pass on my passion for all things fitness and sport to my clients through my work.  Known for my Cutting Edge Training, results, and ability to foster motivation, I have trained thousands of clients of all ages from the inexperienced to the most athletic.  I have shared my knowledge and experience speaking at seminars, training one on one, and via groups and teams to improve mind-body wellness through highly specific and results-oriented programs.
    My background in anatomy, nutrition, and exercise science, along with my continual drive to remain apprised of the latest and ever-changing fitness protocols and research has earned me recognition as one of the top fitness experts in North America.


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