Meet Our Practitioners

Cassandra Brown

Cassandra is currently working toward getting her registration number
to finalize her position as an RMT. She has been working hard the
last couple years putting lots of time into her studies and is
offering wellness massage at a reduced rate until she is able to call
herself an RMT.

As a student Cassandra cannot over direct billing or benefits at this
time but keep checking in as it will be coming down the pipeline as
she finishes up the last home stretch of her registration process! She
looks forward to providing a therapeutic environment and building a
treatment plan with you to help you get to your goals and aid in
living a pain free life.

If not in the treatment room Cassandra also works as a health care
worker and loves to help people! She is also a sports fanatic and
loves spending time with her family and friends! Cassandra looks
forward to building a clientele and starting a new career!

Lindsay Covington


After fifteen years living in the Lower Mainland, Lindsay has recently returned to Kamloops to pursue her dream of providing her hometown with the benefits of massage.

Lindsay graduated from the Registered Massage Therapy Program at Vancouver Career College in 2014 and is an active member of the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, as well as the Registered Massage Therapists Association of BC.

Enjoying a variety, Lindsay provides massage for many conditions including sports injuries, pre and post natal, degenerative changes as well as multi-symptom conditions like Fribromyalga. All treatments include a thorough assessment and plan, as well as homecare tips to advance your recovery.

In her spare time Lindsay enjoys being outdoors, enjoying a round of golf and spending time with her family and friends.

Stephanie Gillespie


Stephanie is a graduate from West Coast College of Massage Therapy,
out of New Westminster. In her two years there, she volunteered at
many different outreaches to provide therapeutic massage therapy for
people with many different conditions: depression, anxiety,
musculoskeletal injuries, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis, just to
name a few.

Before starting her career path to become an RMT, she gained a number
of experiences working in the Health and Wellness field as a Personal
Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She still loves to teach indoor
cycling classes and even enjoys her own personal workouts on the bike
whenever possible. However; what she enjoyed most was leading an
‘Active Age’ class to help rehabilitate those who had suffered from
strokes or heart attacks to get them back into healthy mobility. Being
able to help people of all ages become more aware of their body,
strength and overall wellness was what originally kicked off her idea
to become an RMT and she hopes to keep up both careers equally.

Brooke Kassa

Wellness Massage

Brooke graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in July 2023. After finishing the two year program she found interest in treating different injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Each patient receives a treatment tailored to the individual using myofasical and trigger point release, general Swedish, incorporating stretches, active movements and occasionally joint mobilizations.

If she isn’t studying for board registrations in September 2023 you can find her gardening, hiking, camping, reading or spending time with family and friends.

Until her registration is complete, she is unable to directly bill extended health plans.

Ben (John) McRae


Ben is a 2016 graduate of the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy program. He has a passion for strength sports and brings a perspective from a diverse athletic background. Ben believes long term results are better achieved by finding the root cause of dysfunction and why it is present.

Ben takes a deeper tissue approach in his treatments along with Swedish and Myo-fascial techniques. He’s taken levels 1 and 2 of NeuroKinetic Therapy and is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation.

When he isn’t practicing in the clinic Ben spends his time outside with his dogs, at the gym, or training for the Scottish Highland Games Heavy Events.

Lindsay McRae


Following Lindsay’s studies of general sciences at Thompson Rivers University, Lindsay attended Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy to further her education of the human body in a functional approach.

After graduating, she completed many additional courses including pre and postnatal care, fascial chains, and additional research on chronic pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Lindsay’s caring personality is expressed through massage, tailoring each treatment to her patient’s needs.

She has worked with patients of all ages, including patients who have suffered long standing injuries as well as recent trauma.

Brandy Reimer


Brandy Reimer is a graduate from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy.

She creates a personal treatment plan for each of her patients, using
different techniques and depths of pressure. This variety is what
allows each of her patients to regain a pain free, happy, and healthy

When Brandy isn’t massaging, she is likely spending her time outdoors.
She rides dirt bikes and enjoys camping with her family and friends.
During the winter months, you’ll find her on the ski hill or playing

Josh Ruddock


Josh is a registered acupuncturist of British Columbia and graduated from the long standing PCU College of Holistic Medicine in Burnaby, BC. Currently

After years of struggling with chronic pain and finding minimal solutions from western medicine, Josh sought out different approaches to healing the body. Throughout his exploration of holistic medicine, he became very drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine and its approach of finding balance to create well-being.​

Joshua is very passionate about holistic medicine and with the approach of addressing the root cause to heal the whole body. He believes that proper treatment outcomes are achieved with open communication between practitioner and patient and is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing place to heal.​

When Josh isn’t doing acupuncture he enjoys spending time with his family, rock hounding and boxing.

Tess Walde

Nurse Practitioner

Tess is from the Kamloops area and graduated from University of Athabasca as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2018. Prior to this, she worked as a Critical Care RN in Emergency and ICU.

Tess has since obtained specialty certification in Mental Health and Substance Use. She is currently working for Interior Health Authority as an Addictions and Primary Care Outreach NP.

In November 2022, Tess completed Level 2 PTIFA certification for facial therapeutic aesthetics. She is so excited to provide cosmetic and therapeutic pain management options for Kamloops residents.

When not at work, Tess is busy spending time with her sons, riding horses, and working around her 20-acre rural property.