Whole Health was born from the idea of serving you; body, mind and spirit with a multidisciplinary approach to holistic health. We are passionate about providing you with an individualized approach to address your healthcare needs. Within Whole Health, we are pleased to offer you Independent Dental Hygiene services, Holistic Nutrition, Audiology, and Chiropractic care. In addition to our clinical services, we also offer a quite space for yoga and meditative practice.
Buffy Ainsworth, BSc-Kin, is a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist, and owner of The Stretch Mumma. She utilizes Fascial Stretch Therapy to help restore joint function, reduce and eliminate pain, improve mobility, decrease stress and more!
Buffy’s studies under various coaches, therapists, and doctors in the industry spans over 12 years including an extensive mentorship with the Irish Strength Institute in Dublin, Ireland.
Buffy strives to nurture and build on an individual’s current state and understands that we are all not the same, so no session will be. A session is geared for that particular individuals current goals and work together to achieve them. Having people get up off her table feeling and moving PAIN FREE is extremely rewarding and powerful.
Dr. Tessa van Leeuwen is originally from the small town of Simcoe in southern Ontario where she grew up on a dairy farm with her five siblings.
She attended the University of Ottawa where she acquired her Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics. After she graduated, Dr. Tessa was introduced to Chiropractic and found her calling. She left Ottawa and moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she has obtained her certifications.
She is currently completing further training with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) to better serve her patients. She enjoys playing sports, going for hikes, and spending time with her family.
Hi, I’m Nicole!
I’ve always wanted to bring warm, loving hugs and healing to the world and in 2008 I started to learn the art of massage therapy. I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Massage therapy treats the body as a whole, and I fundamentally believe that thats more important than just treating the one thing one would notice to be bothersome. When the whole body is relaxed, rested and well, the ailments one will experience will lessen, and the body can heal properly. I’ve also expanded my skill toolbox with reflexology and lymphatic drainage both of these also treat the body as a whole.
I’ve grown up in Brighton, and growing with the town has be a joy to experience. Being a part of a healing culture in our beautiful little town makes me feel more at home than I ever thought possible. I’m so excited to share my passion with you all! I encourage you all to enjoy all the wonderful things life has to offer!
Jocey has recently graduated from an Honours of Applied Health Sciences degree program with a certificate in Athletic Therapy. She is currently Provisionally Certified and will be writing the National Certification Exam in November. She is very passionate about promoting an overall healthy lifestyle and works to help her patients overcome their injuries and get back to doing what they love. Her treatments typically involve a variety of manual therapy mixed with exercise programs specific to her patient’s needs. The goal of the treatments is always to facilitate healing and address the source of the problem to mitigate the risk of reinjury. Originally from Parry Sound, she has grown up appreciating the beauty of outdoor life and believes it is the key to a healthy active lifestyle. Outside of work, you can find her anywhere outside, preferably while running, paddling, hiking, cycling and camping. She is so excited to be in this area, enjoying everything the outdoor life of Brighton has to offer.
Cole has grown up in Brighton and graduated with an Honours of Applied Health Sciences Degree with a certification in Athletic Therapy. He is currently Provisionally Certified and will be writing the National Certification Exam in November. As a competitive athlete, Cole has sustained a multitude of injuries and understands how frustrating it is when injuries prevent you from doing what you love. Cole specializes in rehab programs that are specific to your needs, whether it be a sport, hobby or specific physical demands at work. Through the use of different manual techniques in combination with specific exercise therapy, he will make sure each treatment is catered to you. When Cole is not working, he can be found enjoying the outdoors by backpacking or kayak camping. He also enjoys all sports but specifically hockey, soccer, and running.
Hi, my name is Melinda LaPorte and I am one of the Registered Dental Hygienist at Whole Health! I moved to Brighton with my family when I was 10 years old and attended Brighton Public School. From there I continued on to ENSS and became a Blue Dragon!
Having no idea what to do after graduation I decided to take a year off and explore my options. I ran into an old friend who told me about the course she was taking as a Dental Assistant. This struck my curiosity so much that I went home and enrolled for Dental Assisting at Maxwell College. After a few years working as a certified dental assistant in Colborne, town of the Big Apple, I loved it so much I continued on to pursue my career in Dental Hygiene. I graduated in 2008 as a Registered Dental Hygienist and continued to care for my clients at Colborne Family Dental.
12 years and a whole lot of experience later I continued my journey from a new position…
I took an excited leap and left Colborne after 17 years and joined Whole Health in Brighton on February 1st 2020 where I now practice as an independent, self-initiated dental hygienist.
Transitioning into Whole Health has been an ease to say the least. I am surrounded by incredible, compassionate, career driven women. I am working in a positive and uplifting atmosphere. I have had many of my past clients follow me here and have taken on so many new smiles.
I am so grateful to be working in my home town where I grew up and I look forward to seeing so many familiar faces in the years to come!
Melinda Laporte RDH
Hi, my name is Alicia and as a busy mom of three, I am always researching new ways to wake up looking and feeling my best. I found my passion 17 years ago and have practiced esthetics ever since. I continue to enroll in various training to allow my passion for skin care to blossom.
With how fast paced life can be, I am looking forward to helping you achieve your ideal skin goals that match your needs and lifestyle.
I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your skincare journey!
She is passionate about health and wellness and has spent the past few years educating herself on alternative healthcare options to achieve optimal health and vitality. She is excited to offer you a holistic based dental hygiene setting, where traditional care is upgraded to a more natural approach, she will take into consideration nutrition and overall wellness when addressing your primary dental hygiene concerns and when creating your individualized dental hygiene treatment plan. We are pleased to offer fluoride-free and toxic-free polishing paste to ensure you are being taken care of from the inside out.
Read about the rest of the Whole Health team here.