Meet The Team
At Terra Nova, we are very fortunate to have an outstanding team of therapists and practitioners offering premier services. Here is a little about each of our team members:
Avery grew up in a close-knit farming community outside of Clinton. She began on this career path because she simply enjoys boosting the confidence of others and bringing joy to their lives. Avery strives for perfection and grace in her work, she loves to express her creativity through the art of aesthetics. She graduated Elegance School of Esthetics at age 19 and began on her esthetics journey. She successfully ran her own aesthetics business in her hometown, until the pandemic had forced her to close her doors, she is excited to continue doing what she loves again with our team. Avery has a passion for interior decorating, she enjoys making her own home decor, painting, and completing home diy projects to improve her home. She also has a deep connection with nature and really loves spending her free time outdoors with her family and friends. As the beauty industry grows, Avery grows with it consistently improving and learning new techniques to give clients an all-around positive experience for the mind, body, and spirit.”
Laura Hamming M.OMSc
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Welcome to our new Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Laura Hamming. Laura has recently graduated from her Osteopathic education and is looking forward to helping the local community with their health and wellness. Prior to her education, Laura is a Registered Medical Radiation Technologist who graduated from the MRT program at Fanshawe College in 2017. Her two modalities are in the radiological realm through X-Ray and CT imaging.
After graduating, Laura has been working at local hospitals in her discipline for the past 5 years. Laura discovered Osteopathy due to some chronic injuries of her own from car accidents and sports related injuries. After receiving significant change and healing, she knew that this was something she had to pursue. Laura has always felt a strong calling to aid the public in their health and well-being. She also has a passion for meeting new people and learning how she can best contribute to their individual growth, health, and wellness. In 2018, Laura enrolled in the 4-year program to advance her knowledge and skill set in hopes of growing her ability to help those in need.
Laura has openings and is taking new patients now. She looks forward to meeting you and helping support the best version of you!
(NO EXPECTANT MOTHERS OR PATIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 12 AT THIS TIME PLEASE)
Erin is certified Nutritionist with almost 20 years experience in the natural health field and has a lifelong passion for helping others find balance and health in their lives. Having struggled with her own health issues from a young age and finding limited help within mainstream medicine, she looked for better solutions to complement current treatments. Yoga, mindfulness, meditation, nutrient-dense natural food, holistic physical therapies and positive psychology are among some of the most powerful healing tools she uses to help others find their path to wellness. In 2019, Erin became a certified yoga teacher after graduating from Soul Vibration Yoga Teacher Training, and was thrilled to take a Mind Body Medicine course at Harvard Medical School. She likes to spend her free time with her daughter and husband, running, reading, knitting, painting, and pretty much anything creative.
Registered Massage Therapist
Mandy graduated in 2004 from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough Ontario. She started her career at a local chiropractic clinic and with the support of her family and friends she paved the stepping stones to opening her own clinic in June 2013. In the fall of 2021, she closed her clinic to take on a more part-time position to be home more with her daughters.
She is passionate about helping clients through their rehabilitation after MVA, WSIB, and/or athletic injuries or pre/post surgeries. She believes with the proper combination of exercise, proper nutrition, and regular Massage Therapy are integral aspects of the maintenance of optimal health.
When Mandy is not in the Spa you will find her enjoying life with her family at the beach/lake, on the ice skating, or traveling. Running has always been a passion and occasionally you may find her training hard for a triathlon challenging herself.
Cuba is considered a second home for her because of the beauty of the country and the dear friends she has made over the years. So feel free to speak to her in Spanish, not sure how well she will speak back but she tries.
Veronica has been in the beauty industry for over 10 years. She grew up on a rural farm property near Algonquin Park and has been moving her way south since the age of 17. She has two senior dogs, Maddy (14) and Zeus (9) who are her babies. She is also a published author and went back to school for Nutrition and Wellness 5 years ago.
Veronica is very well versed in facials and body treatments as well as aromatherapy and massage.
Veronica’s favourite treatments to receive and perform are facials and scalp treatments.
In her spare time she enjoys walking her two senior dogs, cooking elaborate meals, and of course learning about the up and coming new beauty treatments.
Miriam grew up in the small rural town of Mitchell. Ever since she was young, she always had a passion to help others be and feel like their best selves. Miriam has a deep love for all things creative. In her free time she bakes and decorates cakes, sings and plays music with her family and makes handmade custom gifts for anyone she can. Graduating from Gina's College of Advanced Aesthetics in 2017, at the age of 20, she started her career in the ever changing beauty industry. She strives to continually learn new techniques and services so she can provide her clients with the best and most relaxing experiences possible.
Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
While growing up in a small community on her family farm, Jodi exhibited a strong zest for life, excellent work ethic and a desire for personal growth. Jodi's quest for entrepreneurial opportunity matches her husband, Pete's. Pete owns and operates a successful modern, robotic cow dairy in Oxford county along with their five children.
After graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydro Therapy in 1993, Jodi became a successful entrepreneur with her massage therapy clinic. Later in her career she upgraded her education with a 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario, graduating in 2009.
Jodi utilized her love of horses, massage therapy and osteopathy to develop a 4 day Equine sports massage therapy program, which she taught several times a year for 23 years. Jodi is an advocate for regular exercise and participates in many sports such as running, strength training, cycling and downhill skiing.
Outside of family, Jodi's first love was her horses. She competed on a competitive level both local and nationally. Her vast experience with horses and her knowledge of therapy gave her the joy of treating both competitors and their equine partners to maximize their performance levels.
Jodi truly values her connection with people. She treats a wide range of clients from young children to seniors and takes great effort to identify and treat their specific needs. Jodi has a very positive outlook on life and enjoys working with people to encourage positive mindsets in those around her. Jodi is extremely pleased to be bringing Terra Nova Therapy to East Zorra Tavistock just North of Woodstock and all their services it will provide. She is committed to creating a unique therapeutic place for people to seek therapy of all kinds with the promise to grow more than imaginable! So please keep checking in to see what is being done over the next few years!