The Co-Directors

Heidi Stewart-Petersen
Heidi Stewart-PetersenOwner, Co-Director, RMT
Heidi is a 2000 graduate of the Alexandrian Institute Massage Therapy College. Heidi spent her first year of practice out West at the Solace Spa within the Delta Lodge in Kananaskis Alberta. Heidi practiced Massage Therapy and learned spa body and facial treatments during her time there. After moving back to Brantford, she set up practice at Brantford Chiropractic Associates where she worked for 3 years. Heidi spent one year working out of her home, but due to a move, started the Grand Wellness Centre where she worked alongside most of the practitioners still at GWC today. Heidi is trained in Heated Stone Massage, Skin Care along with her RMT training. She and Jola Krukowski became business partners in January 2008 when they relocated to open the present Grand Wellness Centre and Day Spa at 175 Brant Avenue. Heidi encourages you to come in and experience Grand Wellness!
Jola Krukowski
Jola KrukowskiOwner, Co-Director, RMT
Jola graduated from The Canadian Therapeutic College in 2001 and began her Massage Therapy career in Brantford where she started working with a local Chiropractor and at a Physiotherapy clinic. Her further training includes certification in Pregnancy Massage and Infant Massage Instruction. The two then partnered in the business and have over the years expanded into GWC Body, located at 202 Grand River Ave. Jola invites you to come in and enjoy a Grand Experience!

Administration

Rachel Sringly
Rachel SringlyAdministrative Assistant
Since joining our team in early 2013 as an Administrative Assistant, Rachael has exceeded our expectations as a leader and has quickly elevated her role to senior administrative/ clinical assistant.
Her genuine concern for our clients has won her the hearts of many and her positive attitude makes her a joy to be around.
Come in and let Rachael explain some of our services to u or give u a quick tour of our beautiful facilities.
Megan Smith
Megan SmithAdministrative Assistant
Megan was raised in Brantford and has worked in customer service since she was 17. She studied General Arts and Sciences at Mohawk College in Brantford. She has past experience working in the spa industry and 2 years experience as an Administrative Assistant. Megan is really excited to be a part of the Grand Wellness Centre team.
Andrea Graham
Andrea GrahamAdministrative Assistant
Andrea has been an enthusiastic member of the GWC team since 2015. She is passionate about yoga, natural wellness, healthy living, the healing arts, and is eager to share that passion with you.
Jaime Borden
Jaime BordenAdministrative Assistant
Jaime has been working within the Salon and Spa industry for 16 years.
She has a passion for holistic health and believes in maintaining a natural and healthy lifestyle.
Jaime is extremely excited to be a part of the Grand Wellness team and invites you to come on in and check out the amazing services we provide here.
Marie Saunders
Marie SaundersAdministrative Assistant
Marie’s passion for holistic health and her genuine ability to help people is what brought her to Grand Wellness Centre. Marie believes in all aspects of holistic living and how these kinds of treatments can make a huge impact on improving peoples lives. She has an extensive back ground in customer service and enjoys working her hardest to make sure your visit will be memorable. She invites you to come in and try out a few treatments and see what all the talk is about.

Our Valuable Team Members

Angela Borges
Angela BorgesTeam Leader, Registered Massage Therapist
Angela Borges graduated with honours from the Georgian College massage therapy program in April 2010 and then became a registered member of the CMTO and RMTAO. She then then joined the team at Grand Wellness Centre in November 2010. Angela welcomes you to Grand Wellness Centre and looks forward to working with you!
Deborah Lillis
Deborah LillisRegistered Massage Therapist
Deborah is a 2004 graduate of Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington. She began her career at a spa in Hamilton but has had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical and spa settings and finally joining the Grand Wellness team in 2007. She is also trained in Hot Stone Massage and Indie Head Massage. Deborah welcomes you to Grand Wellness Registered Massage Therapy and Day Spa!
Claire McKenzie
Claire McKenzieRegistered Massage Therapist
Claire graduated from CDI College in Hamilton and has been loving her job providing registered massage therapy since 2007. Claire has also been certified in acupuncture and has been practicing since 2014. Claire joined Grand Wellness Centre in 2008 and looks forward to working with you!
Janene Honeysett
Janene HoneysettRegistered Massage Therapist
Janene has been a registered massage therapist for 13 years. Janene has also been certified in acupuncture for the last 6 years. Combined or alone these two modalities enable Janene to provide her clients with therapeutic focused treatments that leave the client feeling healed and relaxed.
April Williams
April WilliamsRegistered Massage Therapist
April Graduated from Everest College in Hamilton from the Massage Therapy program in August 2013. She has volunteered at a variety of different places offering massage therapy, such as marathons where she treated athletes and relay for life providing palliative care. She got her registration in February 2014 and started her career at a spa in Mt. Pleasant. She then joined the team at Grand Wellness Centre in May. April welcomes you to Grand Wellness Centre and looks forward to meeting you.
Natalie Novak
Natalie NovakRegistered Massage Therapist
Natalie Novak graduated from the International Academy of Massage in Ottawa in 2005. Natalie has taken several courses to broaden her massage skills, some of these include: Deep tissue massage, Hot stone therapy, and Myofascial release. Natalie has years of experience working on sport related injuries and pregnancy related discomforts (pre and post natal). Natalie brings a warm and welcoming demeanour to each massage and strongly believes in client education and remedial exercises to enhance your treatment and restore optimal health.
Becky Uptgrove
Becky UptgroveRegistered Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
Becky has been a Registered Massage Therapist for almost 10 years now. She specializes in deep tissue therapy, and trigger point therapy. She has just completed her certification in the Master level of Reiki energy work. She welcomes you to Grand Wellness Centre and hopes you enjoy your treatment!
Kevin Wolff
Kevin WolffRegistered Massage Therapist
Kevin is a Registered Massage Therapist and a graduate of Canadian Therapeutic College in Burlington (2009). He joined GWC in October 2015. Kevin is currently working on his Master in Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M. OMSc) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton. This is a full time four-year program that he is set to complete in 2018. Prior to completing his Massage Therapy Diploma Kevin spent two years abroad in England completing a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and playing competitive soccer.
Julia Matthews
Julia MatthewsRegistered Massage Therapist
Julia completed her Massage Therapy training at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario in 2005. She has had wonderful experiences working as a massage therapist in places like Hawaii, Australia, Alberta, and now has found a home at Grand Wellness. Julia has experience working with clients on headaches and migraines down to foot and ankle sprains, from relaxation to therapeutic deep tissue, and pre and post-natal treatments. She looks forward to being part of your healing journey.
Olena Shad
Olena ShadRegistered Massage Therapist
Olena Shad is a Registered Massage Therapist in a good standing with College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, and a member of Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario. Olena has been a massage therapist for 15 years began to study Massage Therapy in Ukraine, and completed courses through the Institute of Traditional Eastern Medicine, Kiev Ukraine in 2002. Graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2014. Prior to Massage Therapy, Olena graduated from Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Practical Nursing program in 2010 and was working as a Registered Practical Nurse in a hospital and Long term Care settings for the last 5 years Olena says: ” I believe it is possible for massage therapy to not just treat injured parts, bring relaxation to areas of the body, or reduce pain in a limb, for example; it can also treat the whole person. Especially, when treating each and every client as unique. No two injuries are the same, just as no two individuals are the same. Each individual needs individual treatment, and each treatment should be done within the context of that client’s whole body. This view is a thread that has run through the history of massage. Sometimes ignored, sometimes embraced. It is, in fact, this view that brought me into massage therapy.”
Valerija List
Valerija ListRegistered Massage Therapist
Valerija graduated with honours from the Massage Therapy Program at Mohawk College in 2015. She is a member in good standing with the CMTO and RMTAO.
Through her years of education she has had hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and pathophysiology. During her studies Valerija participated in various sports events, hospitals and palliative care facilities.
Human Anatomy, Healthy lifestyle and Wellness has been Valerija’s passion for many years and this is why she decided to become a massage therapist. Her focus is to help people with their physical and mental concerns and respects each of the cline’s individual needs.
Valerija includes a variety of techniques in her treatments such as deep tissue, trigger point, facial release, joint mobilizations, frictions and general Swedish massage.
Valerija has a European background and can speak English, German, Russian, Lithuanian and some Polish.
Luan Ferguson
Luan FergusonRegistered Massage Therapist
Luan graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1993 and has had the opportunity to practice massage in various types of settings, including in the Caribbean as well as being involved with the CMTO in the Peer Assessment program. She now looks forward to seeing you for a natural approach to health at the Grand Wellness Centre.
Brittany Ha
Brittany HaTeam Leader, Aesthetician, Lash Stylist
Passionate about the beauty industry, Brittany attended Lubamera institute of advanced aesthetics and cosmetology, where she graduated with honours in 2011. While attending, Brittany also obtained her advanced certification in Brazilian waxing. Since then she has perused post-graduate education and her hunger for artistic growth earned her certification in eyelash extensions. Brittany finds the positive reactions from clients at their end results truly gratifying and looks forward to providing new and existing clients with exactly what they need to look and feel beautiful!
Lyndsey Jarvis
Lyndsey JarvisAesthetician
Lyndsey had been in the Beauty Industry for 3 years when she joined Grand Wellness Centre in May, 2008. She completed her full training in her hometown of Brantford. She has had a great passion for Aesthetics since she was a young girl. Lyndsey invites you to experience one of our relaxing aesthetic treatments!
Justine Brett
Justine BrettAesthetician
Justine was born and raised in Woodstock Ontario.  She always new she wanted to work in the beauty and wellness industry. Justine graduated from a 2 year aesthetic program from Niagara College in 2012. She has always been passionate for all that being an Aesthetician has to offer! Justine loves working with people and looks forward learning new skills to enhance our grand wellness guest experience.  She looks forward to meeting you, ensuring a grand service!
Kylah Kidd
Kylah KiddAesthetician
Kylah joined our Grand Wellness Team in 2016.
She is a skilled Aesthetician with 20 years experience in the beauty industry.  Kylah has extensive training in multiple areas of aesthetics including makeup,  skin care and hair removal.
She specializes in nail enhancements,  specifically gel nail extensions and gel colour.  Her true passion is creative nail art!
She loves to design custom works of art for your fingers or toes.
Kylah invited you to come in for some grand design and pampering!
Holly Webster
Holly WebsterClassical Osteopathy
Holly Webster is in her fourth and Final year at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton Ontario where she is working towards her Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. Holly is extremely grateful for the education in Osteopathy she received from the CAO; this principally based philosophy enables her to treat all patients. Using her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and mechanics, Osteopathy enables her to find the root cause to the disease and pain. “putting out the fire, not chasing the smoke”.
“My path has led me to Osteopathy; Looking to help people, I have taken many unsatisfying courses. I have found the profession that gives me the ability to treat everyone as individuals, as no two people are alike, and give relief to my patients. Osteopathy is a truly humbling profession, that continuously reminds me of how amazing the body is, in its own innate abilities to self-heal and self-regulate when the structure is free from obstruction and is at ‘its’ optimum. “
Brianne Ligori
Brianne LigoriCertified Life Coach
Brianne is an Erickson International Trained Coach, Certified Training and Development Professional and Certified Reiki Practitioner. Brianne offers personalized one-on-one Life Coaching sessions. Life Coaching is ideal for those who may feel stuck, uninspired or may not know what’s next and for those that simply wish to grow or discover new opportunities in any area of life.
Chelsea Howard
Chelsea HowardReiki Master Teacher & Intuitive Healer
Chelsea Howard is a Reiki Master Teacher and Energy Healer as well as a part of our Administrative team at Grand Wellness. Chelsea has done healing out of her own practice ‘Heal To Be Whole’ and has led a variety of classes and workshops revolving around the Inner and Outer journeys of Self Love, Self Awareness and Self Empowerment. Chelsea’s work is all done through her unique healing abilities as well as the pureness of her heart and devotion to the wholeness of humanity. She is offering Reiki through Grand Wellness Centre along with an added Intuitive Reading component to get even more depth and spiritual guidance from your healing treatment. Look out for future Meditation Circles and Classes being led by Chelsea at our newest location! Your healing transformation awaits!
Trish Leblanc
Trish LeblancYoga Instructor
Tricia Leblanc has 13yrs of Professional experience in Sales, Marketing & Management. Her adventurous personality and search for what lies deeper has led her on many magical journeys both personally and professionally. Most recently being, completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2015.
Teaching Yoga has become a natural extension of her years of personal practice.
Leading a variety of classes, Trish believes in offering a safe, non-judgemental environment that focuses on different levels of practice for any ability.
Tricia also offers Yoga Classes for Special Needs Children. She passionately believes that the benefits of Yoga for special needs children is limitless when they are given the opportunity that embraces their uniqueness.
A busy mother of three boys, she finds happiness in family, friends and personal well being.
She lives life by trusting her instincts and following her heart, she knows life is too short for regrets and wants to find peace in her decisions. Tricia considers it a honour to be leading, grounding and inspiring people through her Yoga classes and looks forward to what the future holds.
Brian Escobar
Brian EscobarReiki Master Teacher, Sound Healer, Inspirational Coach, Web & Graphic Designer
As a Reiki Master Teacher, Healer, and Inspirational Coach, Brian is a man of many hats and enjoys expressing himself through different means. Some of his interests include Music (Composing, Performing, Recording), Meditation & Spirituality, Healing, Writing & Blogging, Fashion & Jewelry, Acting and Business to name a few.
Having joined the Grand Wellness team in 2015 he began by producing videos for the first ever Wellness on the Grand event, featuring each vendor in a promotional video. As he was more integrated into the family he found other avenues to share his gifts, from building the new grandwellness.ca website to hosting meditation classes, mens groups, and more recently offering Tuning Fork Therapy and Reiki Services.
Brian has created a media outlet called “Be1 Creations” where he posts blogs, videos, inspirational and original pictures/music/art, which are used to share his messages, personal life lessons and experiences.
The term Inspirational Coaching (IC) is an original modality he uses to facilitate the correction of perception, which in and of itself is an alternative healing method to energy work. It involves 1-on-1 intuitive counselling that focuses on enabling you to become your own healer in order to help bridge the gap, or “connect the dots” of your life. Visual Centering and Deep Compassionate Listening, as described by Thich Nhat Hanh, is also a part of IC. This allows a person to “empty their heart” while space is held by the coach.
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