Staff

Melissa Dearman, RMT

Melissa DearmanMelissa graduated with a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy from ICT Northumberland College in 2005; and is a good standing member with Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS). Since graduating she has trained in Craniosacral Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Hot stone massage, and is also a certified infant massage instructor.  Having worked in a variety of clinical settings in the past, Melissa decided to open her own practice and is now the owner/operator of the Eastern Passage Wellness Center.  Melissa has most recently finished her MLD training with Vodder’s School, making her a Combined Decongestive Therapist (CDT).  Melissa grew up in Eastern Passage and is dedicated to bringing health and wellness to the residents of Eastern Passage and surrounding area.

Krista Murray, RMT

Krista Murray

Krista graduated from the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in 2002 with a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including spas, clinics and has treated some of her clients in hospital as well as their homes. Krista also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in child and youth studies with a focus in special needs from Mount Saint Vincent university where she graduated with honors in 2000. She believes that massage therapy is an important aspect of health for individuals of all ages and abilities. Krista enjoys learning new techniques to bring the best practice available to her clients. Some of the courses she has completed include myofascial release, spinal occilations and indian head massage. Every massage and every client is important and matters to Krista. 

Dr. Leanne Camp, BSc, DC

LeanneDr. Leanne Camp has been practicing at the Eastern Passage Chiropractic Centre for eight years now and is very happy to be able to offer chiropractic services to this community. Dr. Camp grew up in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia where she lived for twenty three years before moving to Toronto in order to complete the four year Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She graduated in 2003 and has been practicing in a family-oriented practice for more than 10 years. Before attending Chiropractic College, Dr. Camp also attended Dalhousie University where she graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology in 1997 and Kinesiology in 1999. Dr. Camp is a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors as well as the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She is also a member of the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences and a supporting member of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Tanya Hilliard, R. Ac.

Tanya Hilliard

Tanya completed her Diploma of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Eastern College in Halifax. Before embarking on her Acupuncture & TCM training Tanya spent 3 years at Dalhousie University studying Kinesiology. She believes her education in the Western Health Sciences helps give balance to her Acupuncture practice. Tanya is a member of the Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia (ATCMANS) and the Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Association of Canada (CMAAC). Tanya is always looking to further her knowledge and since graduating has become certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and most recently attended a seminar to advance her knowledge in treating pain conditions. She is also looking forward to learning German Auricular Acupuncture in the spring.

Megan Kavanaugh, PT

Megan Kavanaugh, PTMegan graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Since graduating she has worked in both hospital and clinic settings specializing in orthopaedics. Megan believes that not one treatment fits all and has learned a variety of techniques through postgraduate courses such as acupuncture, muscle mobilization, Mulligan mobilization with movement, new advances in hip rehabilitation, and Sahrmann movement impairment syndromes. Megan is very passionate about health and fitness and spends her free time at the gym, playing sports, doing yoga, reading and researching. Megan is very excited to be working in the community she now calls home.

Emily Burnie, R. Ac.

Emily BurnieEmily is a recent graduate of the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine where she received a Diploma of Acupuncture.

Previous to this training she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Animal Health Technology from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 2005. Since then she has been living in Eastern Passage and working as a Registered Veterinary Technician at the Village Veterinary Hospital where she still works part time.

Emily has been interested in complimentary medicine modalities since a young age when she began using chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and physiotherapy to recover from injuries and reduce chronic pain. She has also seen the benefits of these treatments for animals when as student she worked along side veterinarians who practice alternative veterinary medicine. Despite her love of veterinary medicine, after 10 years in the filed she was considering a career shift and knew that acupuncture would be a perfect fit.

During her student clinical practice, Emily has developed special interest in treating sports injuries, chronic pain and neurological disorders. She believes that the best medicine is combining complimentary techniques with modern health care to help patients thrive. She is excited to be practicing acupuncture and hopes to be part of your health care team.

Laura Farrell, RMT

Laura Farrell RMT

Laura graduated in 2017 from ICT Northumberland College, she received a 2200 hour massage therapy diploma with honours. Through her time at Northumberland she has had additional training in pregnancy and sports massage, as well as fascial work. Laura enjoys customizing every treatment for each client’s needs, she utilizes several techniques such as general Swedish and deep tissue massage, fascial releases, joint mobilizations and several forms of stretching. She looks forward to treating all of her clients and assisting them on their path to wellness.

Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture for the Passage