About Our Practice

Bronte Wellness is a natural health clinic in Oakville with natural doctors focused on providing multidisciplinary natural medicine treatments. Our naturotherapy services are easily accessible with three naturopaths, three massage therapists and two psychotherapists to serve you better. The best naturopaths in Oakville offer online bookings, evening and weekend appointments, and comprehensive care geared to helping you optimize your health. Not only are we a one-stop-shop for services, but we also have an online naturopathic store. Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest quality herbal medicine supplements at the best price.

Oakville Naturopathic Doctors

Oakville Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki BSc ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ristimaki is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

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Oakville Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki BSc ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki is the chief medical officer at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph majoring in Nutrition and Neutraceutical. Her passion for health led her to pursue a four-year graduate degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto where she graduated with Honours as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Ristimaki is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

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Oakville Naturopath

Dr. Sarah White ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Doctor White earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and a four-year Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

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Oakville Naturopath

Dr. Sarah White ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Doctor White earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa and a four-year Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

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Dr. Nicole Purdie ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Nicole Purdie is an associate naturopathic doctor at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from McMaster University majoring in Kinesiology, with a minor in psychology. Her experience and passion for working in the health and wellness field as a personal trainer and her background in the science of the human body led her to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she earned her graduate degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

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Dr. Nicole Purdie ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Dr. Nicole Purdie is an associate naturopathic doctor at Bronte Wellness Boutique. She received her undergraduate degree from McMaster University majoring in Kinesiology, with a minor in psychology. Her experience and passion for working in the health and wellness field as a personal trainer and her background in the science of the human body led her to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she earned her graduate degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. She is registered and licensed with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

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Oakville Registered Massage Therapists

Oakville Massage

Andrea Antaya RMT

Registered Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Shiatsu Practitioner

Andrea Antaya is a Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner at the Bronte Wellness Boutique. In 2003 she graduated from The Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto with her Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Meridian Line Therapy. She continued her training in 2005 by completing her Reiki Level 2 training under the guidance of her Master, Yvonne Kato in Burlington. She received her Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) after completing her studies in Massage Therapy at the Canadian Therapeutic College (CTC) in 2007. Andrea is also a member of The Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMTAO).

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Oakville Massage

Andrea Antaya RMT

Registered Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Shiatsu Practitioner

Andrea Antaya is a Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner at the Bronte Wellness Boutique. In 2003 she graduated from The Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto with her Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy focusing on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Meridian Line Therapy. She continued her training in 2005 by completing her Reiki Level 2 training under the guidance of her Master, Yvonne Kato in Burlington. She received her Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) after completing her studies in Massage Therapy at the Canadian Therapeutic College (CTC) in 2007. Andrea is also a member of The Registered Massage Therapists of Ontario (RMTAO).

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Ayesha Jackson RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Ayesha Jackson studied Biological Science at the University of Guelph before graduating with honours at Westervelt College. Ayesha has experience working with young adults and older, for alterations in health including muscle strains, joint sprains, joint restrictions and more. She is registered and in good standings with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

I am committed to empowering patients to develop a greater understanding of their body and lifestyle in order to pursue lifelong health. Health and wellness are close to my heart and I plan to further my education and expand my knowledge of the human body in studying Osteopathy. In my free time, I love to stay active playing volleyball, hiking local trails and adventure camping in Algonquin Park. I also have a passion for cooking love to dabble in culinary arts.

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Ayesha Jackson RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Ayesha Jackson studied Biological Science at the University of Guelph before graduating with honours at Westervelt College. Ayesha has experience working with young adults and older, for alterations in health including muscle strains, joint sprains, joint restrictions and more. She is registered and in good standings with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.

I am committed to empowering patients to develop a greater understanding of their body and lifestyle in order to pursue lifelong health. Health and wellness are close to my heart and I plan to further my education and expand my knowledge of the human body in studying Osteopathy. In my free time, I love to stay active playing volleyball, hiking local trails and adventure camping in Algonquin Park. I also have a passion for cooking love to dabble in culinary arts.

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Lisa Marie Gauder RMT

Registered Massage Therapist & Intuitive Energy Healer

Lisa graduated in 2008 as a Registered Massage Therapist from the Canadian Therapeutic College of Massage and is member of the Canadian Massage Therapists of Ontario.

She sees everyone as unique, and believes that every treatment is individually based, and that every ailment or discomfort can be linked to physical, mental and/or emotional stresses in life. Her focus is to assist, educate and guide patients to find balance and health using all her healing tools. Lisa has a wealth of experience treating patients working through sports injuries, pre and post-surgery, pregnancy, and children. She has several years experience in multidisciplinary clinic settings, working as a team with chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, osteopaths, pelvic and occupational health providers.

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Lisa Marie Gauder RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Lisa graduated in 2008 as a Registered Massage Therapist from the Canadian Therapeutic College of Massage and is member of the Canadian Massage Therapists of Ontario.

She sees everyone as unique, and believes that every treatment is individually based, and that every ailment or discomfort can be linked to physical, mental and/or emotional stresses in life. Her focus is to assist, educate and guide patients to find balance and health using all her healing tools. Lisa has a wealth of experience treating patients working through sports injuries, pre and post-surgery, pregnancy, and children. She has several years experience in multidisciplinary clinic settings, working as a team with chiropractors, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, osteopaths, pelvic and occupational health providers.

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Oakville Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy Pardiac RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy Pardiac completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph before graduating with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy earning highest scholar in her class. Alongside her practice, she has volunteered working with hospice, hospitals, sporting events, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wendy also specializes in Sports Massages as well as pregnancy massage, with experience treating high risk pregnancy patients at Sunnybrook Hospital. She is registered and in good standing with the Canadian College of Massage Therapists and available for bi-lingual appointments for French speaking clients.

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Oakville Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy Pardiac RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Wendy Pardiac completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Guelph before graduating with Honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy earning highest scholar in her class. Alongside her practice, she has volunteered working with hospice, hospitals, sporting events, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wendy also specializes in Sports Massages as well as pregnancy massage, with experience treating high risk pregnancy patients at Sunnybrook Hospital. She is registered and in good standing with the Canadian College of Massage Therapists and available for bi-lingual appointments for French speaking clients.

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Oakville Massage

Calais Irwin RMT – Currently on Maternity Leave

Registered Massage Therapist

Calais Irwin graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2007, having completed 2200 hours of training and clinical work. She holds a general certificate, in good standing, with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. During her college experience, Calais volunteered in the long-term care ward at Joseph Brant hospital in Burlington Ontario, where she participated in the care and treatment of patients with ailments such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Strokes.After becoming a Massage Therapist Calais took a special interest in Head/Neck/Shoulder/TMJ dysfunction, Headaches and Migraines, Chronic pain and auto-immune disorders. She’s taken specialization courses in these areas as well as Intra-Oral Massage, Indie Head Massage and Advanced Prenatal Massage.

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Oakville Massage

Calais Irwin RMT – Currently on Maternity Leave

Registered Massage Therapist

Calais Irwin graduated from Canadian Therapeutic College in 2007, having completed 2200 hours of training and clinical work. She holds a general certificate, in good standing, with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. During her college experience, Calais volunteered in the long-term care ward at Joseph Brant hospital in Burlington Ontario, where she participated in the care and treatment of patients with ailments such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Strokes.After becoming a Massage Therapist Calais took a special interest in Head/Neck/Shoulder/TMJ dysfunction, Headaches and Migraines, Chronic pain and auto-immune disorders. She’s taken specialization courses in these areas as well as Intra-Oral Massage, Indie Head Massage and Advanced Prenatal Massage.

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Oakville Psychotherapists & Counsellors

Joanne Girardin MSW RSW

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Joanne Girardin has a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in mental health. She earned a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. Joanne is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and is registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

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Joanne Girardin MSW RSW

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Joanne Girardin has a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in mental health. She earned a Bachelors of Arts with a major in Psychology and a Diploma in Child and Youth Work. Joanne is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and is registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

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psychotherapy & counselling

Sarah Cowans MSW RSW

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Sarah Cowans earned an undergraduate degree from Mount St. Vincent University in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University in 2011. Since graduating, Sarah has worked for non-profits, government agencies, healthcare and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and is registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

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psychotherapy & counselling

Sarah Cowans MSW RSW

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Sarah Cowans earned an undergraduate degree from Mount St. Vincent University in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University in 2011. Since graduating, Sarah has worked for non-profits, government agencies, healthcare and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). She is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and is registered in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW).

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