At the Calm Therapeutic Centre, we have a practitioner that will suit your needs.  Each of our therapists have completed training in different modalities and have unique areas of special interest.  Continue reading to see who might be the best match for you.

At the Calm Therapeutic Centre, we have a practitioner that will suit your needs.  Each of our therapists have completed training in different modalities and have unique areas of special interest.  Continue reading to see who might be the best match for you.

Lindsay Van Asseldonk, RMT., CLT

Registered Massage Therapist • Certified Lymphedema Therapist/ADP Authorizer • Clinic Director

Hi! I’m Lindsay (I own the business). I’ve been an RMT since 2007.

You might be wondering to yourself, “doesn’t she own Woodstock Massage Therapy?”  Well, to answer your question, yes I did.  I operated the business under that name for many years, but as time went on I didn’t feel connected to it any more.  Sometimes we just need a change or a new challenge, and that’s how The Calm Therapeutic Centre was born!

I can honestly say I never thought I’d grow up to be an RMT (I wanted to be a teacher), but I’m so grateful that I fell into this profession. I absolutely LOVE it, and can’t picture myself doing anything else.

I graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in Cambridge, ON., and I also have a B.A. in Anthropology from Western University (but back in my day we called it UWO … am I dating myself yet?)

If I had to try and describe my treatment style, I would say that it is mellow, and on the more gentle side of things. If you’re coming to see me because you’re in pain, the LAST thing I want to do is cause you more pain (I DON’T subscribe to the no pain, no gain philosophy)! However, I’m not afraid of doing specific work and “getting in there” when it’s appropriate.

That being said, if you’re looking for someone to ‘beat you up’ I’m probably not the therapist for you.

For the majority of my career, I’ve been focusing most of my training on Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema Management. Not only do I use this technique in the treatment of Lymphedema, I have also had success using it with cases of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, cosmetic surgery aftercare, and other persistent pain conditions.

Some might say I’m a lifelong student. It is rare that I don’t have plans to attend some sort of course or training. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around North America studying lymphatic drainage with the Chikly Institute and the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. In 2016 I received certification in the Vodder Method of MLD and complete decongestive therapy.

In what little spare time I have (running a business is time consuming… but I LOVE IT), I enjoy traveling, indulging in sweet treats (chocolate and donuts are my current vices), hanging out with my pup, and trying to stay active. I will admit I love a good Netflix binge, so come prepared with recommendations!

See you on the table!

Stacey Geddes, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

I have been an RMT since July of 2020 and literally love what I do!  I feel very fortunate because I know many people don’t really feel that way about their job.  Becoming an RMT was the best decision I ever made and the fit here was just the cherry on top!

I became an RMT because the idea of tissue manipulation to heal the body was fascinating to me, and there are so many benefits to massage for every type of person, decreasing pain, increasing range of motion and increasing relaxation. 

I love doing pregnancy massage as well as relaxation but I also really enjoy treating any specific issues or complaints that you may have.  Working with a variety of clients/issues have allowed me to expand my techniques and learn new ones to improve your outcomes.

The absolute best thing about being an RMT is seeing my clients progress to a better place of well being and decreasing their pain. In the fall of 2021, I’m pursuing an acupuncture course to add to my skill set.

In my spare time – well I don’t seem to have much of that these days haha – I love to spend time with my family, binge watch a good docuseries/movie or on sunny days I get out and enjoy it the best I can.

Mercedes Van Asseldonk, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Hi! I’m Mercedes and I started my career in massage therapy this past year in 2021. I decided to become a massage therapist after seeing how much my sister, Lindsay, enjoyed it. I graduated from Westervelt College in 2020, and am really looking forward to exploring other modalities such as Indian Head Massage and Cupping.

I love helping my clients feel better and improve their well-being both physically and mentally, and feeling my clients relax under my touch is very rewarding. Describing my treatment style, I tend to tread on the lighter side of things, so if you are looking for heavy pressure, I may not be right for you! That being said… if you are looking for a nice relaxing treatment (one that could put you to sleep!), I’m the therapist for you!

In my spare time… I am a major homebody. I love curling up in bed with a good book or a horror movie (please give me recommendations for both!), and am often running after my cat who loves getting into trouble!

I hope to see you soon!

Charity Piper, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

Hello there! My name is Charity Piper. I have been a Massage Therapist since 2000, I graduated from Alexandrian Institute out of Hamilton. I traveled out to Alberta to gain knowledge and experience in the resort life. There I was trained in all spa amenities. I came back to Ontario a year later with enthusiasm to open my own practice. I was self- employed in my own clinic for 2 years where I had to learn the truth behind running your own clinic and the hard long hours that are needed to make it successful.

I then had an amazing opportunity to work at the University of Guelph in the Health and Performance Center. I worked closely with the physical therapist, chiropractors, and pysio-therapists in the center and grew as a person and a therapist immensely. I also worked at Pure NV spa for 14 years where I met and built long term clientele, and friendships. I also was a part of the Massage team at Mohawk College for 5 years; in that time I had many opportunities to keep my education fresh which has allowed me to feel better about the services I provide to clients and apply my current knowledge.

I had the opportunity to teach students in a Professor position at Mohwak College, along with a Technologist position where I supervised labs, outreaches and clinics. I enjoyed the atmosphere and excitement that Mohawk had to offer. The staff are truly dedicated to the students and their success. Being a part of the teaching staff at Mohawk I learned that I truly enjoyed what I could offer with my experience in the field along with pushing myself to re-educate and stay current with techniques and assessments which enhanced my overall treatments. That is when I decided to become a full time Instructor at Westervelt College.

Because of my background I enjoy many styles of therapy such as relaxation or a deep massage treatment and I am readily available for all. I enjoy working on ailments and seeing the progress it can bring.

In my personal time I enjoy anything outdoors, from hiking to biking to kayaking. I love being active at the gym as well… saying that I love a NETFLIX binge day. I have two amazing pups, a Bernese Mountain dog and a Siberian Husky. They keep me and my family busy.

Interested in joining our amazing team @ The Calm?  Send us your deets (, and let’s chat!