Melissa Dearman, RMT
Melissa 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.
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.
Dr. Bryan F. Hagerman, MA, M.Div, M.Ed, D.Min, CCPA. RCT-C
Bryan has 37 years experience in the Helping profession. He has a Masters of Ed in Counselling, from Acadia University. Before this latest degree, he worked overseas in Kenya, the Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania, as a Minister and Teacher. As a result, Bryan is able to counsel people from multi-cultural, multi-ethnic backgrounds. He is interested in helping people suffering with: depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, domestic abuse, conflict resolution, phobia, relational issues, spiritual counselling, marriage counselling, achieve emotional mental health.
Bryan endeavours to bring to therapy a strong values approach that integrates; curiosity, intuition, personal integrity, respect, non-judgment, trust, confidentiality, compassion & empathy, listening skills, tolerance, and sensitivity. He further believes that each of us is a sacred composite of mind, body, soul, and spirit, necessitating an integration of all aspects for healing. It is his belief that humans can achieve well-chosen and realistic wellness goals with the guided help of a therapist. He also feels that we are uniquely complex, each with an individual story, which needs to be cared for, treated respectfully, not simplistically. His practiced belief is that emotional wholeness is within the reach of all of us as we are guided and helped by a trained psychotherapist.
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.