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Monthly Referral Draw

The best compliment is a referral! Sharing your experience with others whether that be through word-of-mouth or by leaving us a positive google review is greatly appreciated!

Every month, if you refer a new client to the clinic, you will BOTH be entered to each win a $25 gift card to the clinic

Congratulations to our January winners: Aldo + Alex!

The limit does not exist, refer as many friends/family as you wish!

BONUS: You will also be entered if you leave us a Google review sharing your experience! We recently hit 110 5-Star Reviews!!!

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Chiropractic

We are spine, muscle, joint, and nervous system experts! We utilize a non-invasive, hands-on approach to assess how your body moves and a variety of manual techniques and tools to keep you not only moving your best, but feeling your best. Many people seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain, reduce their risk of injury, improve flexibility, mobility and/or posture. We’ve got more than just... Read More

We are spine, muscle, joint, and nervous system experts! We utilize a non-invasive, hands-on approach to assess how your body moves and a variety of manual techniques and tools to keep you not only moving your best, but feeling your best. Many people seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain, reduce their risk of injury, improve flexibility, mobility and/or posture.

We’ve got more than just your back! We are trained to work on all muscles and joints so you’re covered from head to toe - literally.

Every new patient must first book an initial assessment where we go through a thorough health history to better get to know and understand you. We also complete a full biomechanical and functional assessment to determine the best course of care.

Please note: It is determined on a case-by-case basis whether or not treatment is appropriate on the first visit. Most often, treatment is provided.

Subsequent appointments are booked based on treatment recommendations and will include a unique combination of manual or instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy, manual adjusting, acupuncture, taping, exercise, rehabilitation and education.

Want to know more?
Book a complimentary 15-minute virtual appointment to “meet” and ask all the questions to see if we’re the right fit for your health care team.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine combines our conventional understanding of health with traditional healing principles and evidence-informed treatment options to provide individualized plans that meet your unique needs. Naturopathic treatment includes some variation of nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, therapeutic supplementation, botanical medicine and/or acupuncture. Our Naturopathic Doctors uses... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine combines our conventional understanding of health with traditional healing principles and evidence-informed treatment options to provide individualized plans that meet your unique needs. Naturopathic treatment includes some variation of nutrition, lifestyle recommendations, therapeutic supplementation, botanical medicine and/or acupuncture.

Our Naturopathic Doctors uses a root cause approach and includes a variety of different modalities in their treatment plans depending on your particular case and preferences.

What to learn more about how Naturopathic Medicine can help you? Book a complimentary meet + greet virtual appointment to ask any questions you may have!


Massage Therapy (Initial Visit)

Please book an Initial Visit if you are a new massage client to the clinic. During the initial visit, your registered massage therapist will spend some time going through relevant questions and assessment to determine the best course of treatment for you + your goals. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for this portion appointment. Treatment will follow consisting of a combina... Read More

Please book an Initial Visit if you are a new massage client to the clinic.

During the initial visit, your registered massage therapist will spend some time going through relevant questions and assessment to determine the best course of treatment for you + your goals. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for this portion appointment. Treatment will follow consisting of a combination of manual soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, exercise recommendations, and home care advice.

Our experienced RMTs are trained to assess and treat the various soft tissues of the body. They utilize different techniques to alleviate the discomfort and stresses of everyday life. Massage therapy also facilitates healing in acute and/or chronic conditions by encouraging blood flow and reducing inflammation.

All fees are HST inclusive.


Massage Therapy

Our experienced RMTs are trained to assess and treat the various soft tissues of the body. They utilize different techniques to alleviate the discomfort and stresses of everyday life. Massage therapy also facilitates healing in acute and/or chronic conditions by encouraging blood flow and reducing inflammation. Treatment involves a combination of manual soft tissue techniques, joint mobiliz... Read More

Our experienced RMTs are trained to assess and treat the various soft tissues of the body. They utilize different techniques to alleviate the discomfort and stresses of everyday life. Massage therapy also facilitates healing in acute and/or chronic conditions by encouraging blood flow and reducing inflammation. Treatment involves a combination of manual soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, exercise recommendations, and home care advice.

All fees are HST inclusive.

**If this is your first massage therapy visit at our clinic, please ensure you select the INITIAL VISIT option when booking.**.


Prenatal Massage Therapy

Prenatal massage is safe and encouraged at any stage of pregnancy. Through all trimesters, massage therapy is especially beneficial as the body goes through many physical and emotional changes. Massage therapy during pregnancy can help to decrease pain, improve quality of sleep, promote your connection to your changing and growing body, learn ways to exercise comfortably and so much more. Tr... Read More

Prenatal massage is safe and encouraged at any stage of pregnancy. Through all trimesters, massage therapy is especially beneficial as the body goes through many physical and emotional changes. Massage therapy during pregnancy can help to decrease pain, improve quality of sleep, promote your connection to your changing and growing body, learn ways to exercise comfortably and so much more. Treatments include an assessment (wear something you can move freely in), manual soft tissue techniques, taping techniques to alleviate discomfort and home care advice and/or exercises to help you prepare for your birthing process. Treatment is performed with comfort in mind using extra pillows and bolsters to prop you up in side-lying or semi-reclined positions.


Youth Massage Therapy (5-12 years)

Whether it is supporting young athletes, coping with growing pains, or anxiety management, massage therapy is a great tool to help support your child’s growth and development. Similar to a typical therapeutic massage, treatment will include assessment, soft tissue manipulation, and home care recommendations. Throughout the treatment, RMTs help guide young clients through exercises that encourag... Read More

Whether it is supporting young athletes, coping with growing pains, or anxiety management, massage therapy is a great tool to help support your child’s growth and development. Similar to a typical therapeutic massage, treatment will include assessment, soft tissue manipulation, and home care recommendations. Throughout the treatment, RMTs help guide young clients through exercises that encourage diaphragmatic breathing, mindfulness and body awareness.

Clients may request parents or guardians to stay in treatment room.

A social butterfly with a completely normal attachment to anything Taylor Swift!

Three words: educational, curious, collaborative.

Dr. Mackenzie is thrilled to be joining the team at function health + wellness! She has searched for a clinic to call home in Guelph since she was born and raised in this lovely community. A Bachelor’s in Nutritional and Nutraceutical sciences at the University of Guelph led her down the Naturopathic medical route which has changed her perspective on health and wellness in her own life. During her fourth year clinical year, she had the opportunity to learn from a renowned ND in Honolulu Hawaii whose focus in sport’s medicine and hormonal health sparked her own interest in these areas. Dr. Mackenzie is trained to treat a range of health concerns, but has a clinical focus in hormonal health (irregular periods, PCOS, PMS, burnout/fatigue), pediatric care, and acute pain/injuries.

She has always been interested in evidence-based medicine and working in a team-based setting. She highly values open conversation and ensuring you feel comfortable speaking about any health concerns or goals. Dr. Mackenzie prides herself on you understanding the why and how of the treatment plan made specifically for you. She strives for balance and moderation in her own life, while working hard to reach a healthy state of being.

Dr. Mackenzie values collaborative care and is happy to meet you where you’re at to reach your specific goals!

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small but mighty retired hockey player turned RMT.

Three words: friendly, compassionate, energetic

Natasha is so excited to be a part of team function! Born and raised here in Guelph, Natasha grew up as a very active kid, playing sports and always having fun outdoors. She played one year of Varsity Hockey before deciding to focus on her studies. Natasha completed her schooling at Mohawk College in Hamilton. She has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since fall of 2021.

As a former athlete and now RMT, she is able to use her knowledge to help individuals with setbacks from injuries and prioritize health and wellness to be able to get back to everyday life. Natasha loves to help improve functionality, mobility, strength, and pain management. She uses various massage techniques such as, Swedish, fascial, cupping, deep tissue, myofascial trigger point and stretching. She will almost always teach clients something new to go home with so they may be educated and invested in their own wellness journey!

Natasha also has an interest in working with pregnant individuals who are going through many different changes both emotionally and physically during pregnancy. From growing pains, to just wanting to relax, Natasha provides a soothing touch.

Outside of the clinic you can find Natasha working on her own health goals, exploring the outdoors with her dog, and spending time with family and friends on the boat.

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an advocate of wellness for the mind + body.

Three words: compassionate, thoughtful, creative

Laura is a welcoming presence with a dedication to helping clients restore movement and vitality. While obtaining her degree in both Psychology and Education at Nipissing University, she was introduced to chronic pain and its potential implications related to mental health. This fascination of the mind + body connection ultimately led her to earn a Massage Therapy diploma from Eastern College in 2018.

With a soothing touch, Laura is experienced in treating symptoms of conditions such as whiplash, frozen shoulder, sciatica, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel as well as daily strains on the body. An important part of her practice is educating clients of postural imbalances, remedial exercise, and general home-care to empower clients to take charge in their path to recovery.

Ultimately Laura feels most centered and grounded amongst the Northern Ontario wilderness and strives to bring that same realm of relaxation into her treatment room. If she’s not in treatment, you can find Laura listening to True Crime podcasts, making pottery, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen with a glass of wine. Laura is constantly on the search for thrift store finds where she can refurbish and restore!

an advocate of wellness for the mind + body. Three words: compassionate, thoughtful, creative L... Read More

a pug-loving, anatomy nerd with a passion for fitness.

Three words: spirited, intuitive, kind

Emily is a positive and energetic massage therapist with a passion for healing the human body. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Health and Technology where she pursued her love for massage therapy and graduated with Honours. Emily has always strived for a career where she can use her knowledge and skills to help people recover and restore their bodies.

She works with the nervous system and uses a variety of techniques that are focused on inducing a state of relaxation and reducing muscle tension. She approaches massage therapy with patience, intuition, and empathy, and focuses on each patient’s individual needs.

She is always striving towards her own highest levels of personal wellness through yoga, meditation, and high-intensity fitness, and enjoys reading and learning about all things self-care. Her knowledge of these topics combined with her qualifications as a massage therapist enables her to incorporate things like breathing, stretching, and muscle-strengthening into her integrated approach to client care.

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an adventure seeker with a passion to help empower others.

Three words: optimistic, caring, thorough

Elizabeth is very excited to begin her career as a Registered Massage Therapist at function health + wellness! She is proud to have been able to call Guelph her home all her life and is pleased to bring her skills to the community. Elizabeth is a graduate of Humber College in the Spring of 2022, where she earned honours and received the highest overall cumulative GPA in her program. These accomplishments reflect her hard work and dedication to the massage therapy profession.

Elizabeth always knew she wanted a fulfilling career helping others. Massage therapy aligned best with her interests as it covers an intensive knowledge of human anatomy, movement and wellness. She has been an active individual starting with dance, tae kwon do, track, basketball and most importantly, soccer - in fact, she currently still playing competitively with Guelph Soccer! Participating in these activities she has experienced first-hand the injuries that can occur. Experiencing these injuries and being surrounded by the circle of rehabilitative care gave her an insight into the importance of prevention and rehabilitation. One of the forms of therapy she received was massage, starting at the age of 14. This is where her curiosity for the human body began!

Elizabeth is dedicated to helping her clients reach their goals. Elizabeth will gain a thorough understanding of your concerns, perform assessments where needed and provide each patient with a treatment plan incorporating each individual’s unique goals, keeping her patients informed through every step. Providing hands-on manipulation of soft tissues and joints in order to develop, maintain, rehabilitate, reduce pain or increase physical function.

Elizabeth has experience aiding in the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, rotator cuff injury, and back pain. If your goal is to relax, she’s got you covered there too helping the mind and body.

When Elizabeth isn’t at the clinic you can find her at local artisan markets, on the lake, or spending time with friends and family.

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supporting your movement through life.

Three words: kind, attentive, purposeful

Dr. Steph Romero is excited to be in Guelph providing care to the community she grew up in. With an active upbringing consisting of dancing and playing soccer, she developed an early fascination for the human body and cares deeply about healthy, active living.

She obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College prior to which, she completed her BSc in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Throughout her schooling she was a group fitness instructor teaching bootcamps and spin classes where she witnessed firsthand, the transformative change both physically and mentally that is possible when people find joyful movement and a supportive community.

Her approach to care is simple: listen and learn. Her treatment plans incorporate manual skills, mobility + exercise prescription as well as lifestyle considerations. When you work with Dr. Steph, she will equally be your teammate and biggest cheerleader to achieve your goals - whether that be managing headaches, limiting aches or pains, guiding proper movement, or even holding space for you to decompress from the stresses of life.

She believes that it is never too early or late to start prioritizing your health. She enjoys working with women and girls throughout various stages of life to inspire, encourage and maintain joyful movement. She wants you and your children to show up and grow up with confidence in their bodies and know how to take care of them.

Outside of the clinic you can likely find her riding her bike, on her yoga mat, working on her golf game or at the park with her chihuahua, Nori.

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a retired rugby player and forever athlete in life.

Three words: energetic, optimistic, curious.

Andrew’s drive to pursue a career in the healthcare field is very similar to that of many. With a background in competitive hockey and collegiate rugby, he experienced his fair share of muscle/joint injuries and concussions.

The value he found from various health professionals was what allowed him to continue to perform day in and day out. While this is what led him towards his journey, it was on that journey where he discovered his true passion. His call to action – to encourage and empower his community to strive to be the happiest, and healthiest versions of themselves.

As a healthcare professional, Andrew’s main goal is to provide his community opportunities. Opportunities to be heard, to learn about the root cause of their pain/complaints, and ultimately the opportunity to heal. As a board-certified chiropractor, functional integrated acupuncture provider, and with supplementary training in functional neurological assessment, Andrew has the knowledge, practical experience, and resources to help you reach your goals.

Aside from his practice, Andrew is most excited to develop, lead, and get involved in various community events and initiatives.

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morning coffee on the dock is her happy place.

Three words: caring, dedicated, relatable

Dr. Sarah is a Naturopathic Doctor on a mission to educate and empower women in all areas of their health! She has been in your shoes, frustrated and confused about where to go next for answers to her health concerns, which is when she found naturopathic medicine. She then knew she wanted to provide this type of care so that others could start finding the answers they’ve been looking for as well!

As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Sarah is equipped to address a wide variety of health concerns and has a clinical focus in women’s health. Working with women to balance their hormones, optimize fertility and provide support throughout pregnancy and beyond is her passion. Dr. Sarah ND also has a special interest in thyroid health, stress management, and digestive concerns.

Dr. Sarah ND completed her undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, followed by Holistic Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She then completed her naturopathic schooling at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, where she also completed internships at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and Brampton Civic Hospital. During her clinical year, Dr. Sarah ND was selected as an intern for the fertility and reproductive health focus shift, where she gained invaluable experience working with individuals and couples looking to grow their families.

Regardless of where you are in your health journey, Dr. Sarah ND is excited to support you along the way!

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