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

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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
gentler 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.

Depending on what you’re presenting with, I may use a variety of techniques and
modalities (including lymphatic or fascial work, cupping or microcurrent stimulation).
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

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 • Acupuncture Practitioner

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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 2021 I completed training in

Acupuncture, and am really happy with the results I’ve been seeing treating your
complaints with this modality.

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

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Hi, I’m Mercedes and I’ve been an RMT since November of 2021.
So far in my career I have found focus mainly on stress relief and pain management
(think tendonitis, fibromyalgia, etc), and often see clients who work desk jobs and in
factories. I see clients of all ages, and enjoy many different massage modalities, such
as Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Prenatal Massage.

I tend to have a lighter hand, so if you are interested in deep-tissue massage, I may not
be the right therapist for you (though I can still offer a beneficial and relaxing
treatment!). That being said, because of my lighter pressure, I enjoy working with
children and I have additional education in infant massage. If you have any interest or
questions in booking your child or infant in for a massage, feel free to shoot me an

In the future, I’m interested in continuing my education with Manual Lymph Drainage,
Cupping, and possibly Reflexology, so keep an eye open for that!
In my spare time I am a major homebody – I love being at home, and alone, haha. I’m a
big reader (specifically fantasy and thrillers), I love horror movies, and I love getting out
in the sun even though I’m as pale as a ghost. 

I hope to see you soon!!

Sarah Pfeiffer, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

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My name is Sarah! I am new to Calm Therapeutic Centre and I am eager to begin this
new chapter in my life. 

I use moderate to deep pressure in my treatments and focus on really getting into those
tissues when necessary! Whether you’re looking for relaxation or dealing with aches
and pains, I’d love to work with you to reach your goals. 

I have an extensive background in health and have completed a 4-year public health
degree, and have a Bachelors in Arts and Science. This has provided me with a deeper
understanding of anatomy, healthcare, the human body and its functioning. 

When I’m not massaging, you can find me with flowers in hand. I find floral design very
relaxing and a fun outlet to express my creativity.

An interesting fact about me is that I am a twin! We are very different. One thing, and
potentially the only thing, we have in common is our date of birth. I am very big on
family and take any time with them I can squeeze into my busy schedule. 

While I have many passions and interests, massage has to be my favourite. I look
forward to sharing this passion with you!

Kristen Wielinga, RMT

Registered Massage Therapist

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Hi there! My name is Kristen. I graduated from the Massage Therapy program at
Fanshawe College and began my massage therapy career in November of 2019. 

I never thought I would become an RMT but my long-time interest in sports and
exercise has helped guide me to where I am today. Over the past few years I have
really grown to love this profession and the people that I meet along the way. 

My favourite part of being an RMT is seeing the positive impact massage therapy can
have on my client’s overall health and wellbeing. I love it when my clients are able to go
through their day with less pain and stress because of their treatments. 

I’ve found massage therapy to be helpful in treating sports and work related injuries, as
well as decreasing symptoms of general wear and tear. Massage therapy has also
helped my clients by decreasing stress and providing a calm and relaxing environment.
My treatment style tends to be more moderate in pressure. 

I do not want to cause more pain by using too deep of pressure, but I am willing to focus
on specific problem areas if you would like. I enjoy providing a variety of relaxation and
therapeutic treatments but I especially enjoy treating conditions in the upper body, like
tension headaches and repetitive strain injuries. 

Aside from being an RMT, I like to work with my husband on the dairy farm and spend
time outdoors with my doggo Vera. I also like going to a cottage in the summer and
spending time with family and friends around a cozy campfire.

I hope to see you soon!

Sarah Eaton, FST (lvl 1)

Facial Stretch Therapist

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Hi! My name is Sarah Eaton and I have been a Fascial Stretch Therapist since 2017.
I started my career in nutrition and decided I wanted to help people in a different way,
so got my personal training certification and started personal training and teaching
group fitness classes, which I LOVED! From here it only made sense to be able to
expand my ability to help people, so I took the certification to become a Fascial Stretch
Therapist and haven’t looked back!

With a passion for overall health and fitness, I am always interested in what course I
can take or what new skill I can learn in order to better help my clients and get them the
best results possible. I love being able to help my clients get back to moving the way
nature intended!

On a personal level, I am a homebody who loves spending time with my family (and my
fur babies) no matter what we are doing!

I can’t wait to see everyone and what amazing results I can get for you through FST!

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