Melissa Dearman, RMT

Melissa graduated from ICT Northumberland College in
2005 with a 2200-hour diploma in Massage Therapy. Since graduating she studied Manual Lymphatic Drainage and is a Vodder Certified Therapist. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings in the past, Melissa decided to open her own practice and has been the owner/operator of the Eastern Passage Wellness Center since 2011. Melissa grew up in Eastern Passage and is dedicated to bringing health and wellness to the residents of Eastern Passage and surrounding areas.

Dr. Leanne Camp, BSc, DC

Dr. 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.

Emily Burnie, R. Ac.

Emily 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 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.

Lauren Hogeboom

Lauren graduated with a 2200 hour diploma in Massage Therapy from ICT Northumberland College in 2010 and is a good standing member with MTWPAM.

She is also currently a second year student of classical osteopathy with the College D’Etudes Osteopathiques, and has extensive clinical experience including treating difficult and chronic motor vehicle injuries, concussions, rotator cuff injuries, fibromyalgia and sciatica.

Lauren focuses on helping clients reach their health goals through tailored and individualized treatments. She employs a variety of traditional techniques including general Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial stretching, as well as incorporates applicable osteopathic techniques to help facilitate the body to heal on its own.

Lauren has a true passion for helping others on their path to healing. She is dedicated to her clients and focuses not only on treatment but home care and ergonomic recommendations. Lauren looks forward to helping the community of Eastern passage reach optimal wellness.

Terilyn Taker RCRT, R.Ac

A little bit about me. I am Terilyn Taker, a registered Acupuncturist, Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist and Reiki Teacher. While living in Alberta, I discovered my love for Herbalism in 2011 through the East-West School of Planetary Herbology and was drawn to the power of western herbs, Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.

After returning home to Nova Scotia, I attended the Canadian College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, graduating with honors in 2018. In my spare time I completed the professional foot reflexology program with the Atlantic School of Reflexology and then also attained all levels of Reiki Energy Healing training and attained Master /Teacher status.

I began my practice at Earthtones Therapeutic Massage in Sheet Harbour in August of 2018 and am working there still; beside some of the most inspired therapists. I also practice at the Eastern Passage Wellness Center with an equally fantastic family of practitioners. I opened my own clinic in September of 2018 and very much enjoy the space I practice in.

My practice is influenced by a wide array of styles & modalities including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Korean Hand Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Vibrational Sound Therapy, Reiki Energy Healing, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Electro Acupuncture, TCM Food Therapy, Fire Cupping, Cosmetic Facial Cupping, Guasha & Moxibustion.

My passion and devotion is to help people live better and healthier lives through the use of holistic & energetic medicine.


Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture for the Passage