Our Dedicated Team

Jill Northcott, Owner, RMT

Jill Northcott, Owner, RMT

Jill Northcott is the Owner of Radiance Massage Therapy & Spa and has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 2001.   Jill returned to practice in her hometown of Chatham after completing the Massage Therapy Program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.

Her passion for helping clients with pain and her strong belief in the healing art of massage enabled her to operate a successful clinic, Advanced Therapeutic Massage Clinic in Chatham from 2001 – 2007. Recognizing the need for a spa in Chatham, Jill set out to create a relaxing, warm environment where clients could continue to come for massage treatments as well as for pampering and rejuvenating their mind and body.

Jill is certified in Hot Stone Massage and Indian Head Massage.  She is also trained in Cupping Massage, a traditional chinese medicine treatment that mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing.   Jill also has additional training in Myofascial Release, Workplace Ergonomic Training and has completed the Spa Therapies Certification Course.

Shelley Kitamura, RMT, CRP

Shelley Kitamura, RMT, CRP

Shelley Kitamura has been working as a Certified Reflexology Practitioner since she successfully completed the CRP course in September 2002. She is also a Registered Massage Therapist, trained at D’Arcy Lane Institute in London. Prior to working at Radiance, she was employed at a spa and enjoyed performing many of the spa services offered there.

Shelley is passionate about her work and is determined to help people find relief from their injuries and rehabilitate them in order to return to their activities of daily living. Shelley has completed the Spa Therapies Certification and is eager to expand her knowledge with continuing education courses.

Laura Thrower, RMT

Laura Thrower, RMT

Laura is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from Lambton College in 2014. Laura enjoys assessing and creating personalised treatment plans specific to each client’s needs. Laura facilitates in the recovery process with a variety of techniques which include trigger point therapy, friction therapy, fascial work, soft tissue release, lymphatic drainage and more. She takes great pride in her career as an RMT, and is constantly striving to grow in knowledge and new techniques to better assist her patients.

Laura Louwerse, RMT

Laura Louwerse, RMT

After working in agriculture for five years, Laura decided it was time to fulfil her lifelong ambition and become a Registered Massage Therapist.  She graduated from Westervelt College in London, ON in 2016, and returned to her hometown of Chatham to provide clinically based, client specific massage treatments.  Laura is a strong advocate for the utilisation of self-stretches, hydrotherapy applications, and strengthening exercises to reduce tension caused by the daily stresses of life.  She is dedicated to providing caring touch centred massage treatments that encourage health and healing of the soft tissues and joints.  By incorporating trigger point therapy, PNF stretches, and hydrotherapy applications into treatment sessions, Laura encourages her clients to achieve a more vibrant, health-filled lifestyle.

Nikki Fellegi-Biro, RMT

Nikki Fellegi-Biro, RMT

Nikki Fellegi-Biro graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in North York in 2008.  Since 2010, Nikki has had the opportunity to work in several multidisciplinary clinics.  Nikki has a passion for being part of a team that can assist people with meeting their goals and feeling better.  With experience in pre and post natal massage, trigger point therapy, and repetitive strain injuries, Nikki looks forward to getting started at Radiance and meeting new clients that are looking to relax and work on feeling their best.

Kara Wilson, RMT

Kara Wilson, RMT

Kara is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Canadian College of Health Sciences in Windsor, Ontario in 2018. She enjoys incorporating stretching techniques as well as fascial techniques into her deep tissue massages. She is also certified and knowledgeable in Cupping Therapy both functional and static which can be incorporated into any massage session.

Rebecca Fittante, RMT

Rebecca Fittante, RMT

Rebecca completed most of her studies at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC. before returning to Ontario to graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2010. Since that time, Rebecca has honed her treatment style, incorporating advanced fascial techniques into treatments for a nonaggressive approach to deep tissue, and a more systemic view of client complaints. Her goal is to work with the body to find the root cause of the issue instead of focusing solely on the local pain symptoms. Rebecca focuses on providing treatments to meet the needs of all her clients, from relaxation, tension from desk jobs, acute or chronic injuries, injury prevention, to health and lifestyle optimization and perinatal treatments. Her personal passion for strength training gives her unique insight on strength sport treatments as well.

Charity Landry, RMT

Charity Landry, RMT

Charity graduated from Lambton College in 2011 after completing her Honours BSc in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Western Ontario. Charity has always had a passion for health; always aspiring to help and heal others.  She has had the opportunity to work in both the spa and medical fields.  This has enabled her to build her level of expertise and developed her ability to tailor each treatment to ones individual needs.  Charity enjoys using Swedish massage techniques to work with clients to improve their health and meet their goals.  She strives to educate and empower her clientele to lead a more mindful lifestyle, increasing their awareness of the mind/body connection.
Sylvia Myers, Esthetician

Sylvia Myers, Esthetician

Sylvia has been a Certified Esthetician in Chatham since 2008. Having graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario she continues to educate herself to provide the best service possible. Sylvia joined the Radiance team in January 2010 and couldn’t be happier.

This energetic, motivated young lady pays close attention to detail and always listens to the clients wants and needs. She is also very knowledgeable in regards to the Dr. Renaud skin care line. She will always greet you with a friendly smile and try to make your visit at Radiance a pleasurable and relaxing experience.

April Schenk, Esthetician

April Schenk, Esthetician

April Schenk is pleased to share her experience and training as a Certified Esthetician and Certified Laser Technician.  Her knowledge and experience as a Laser Technician will assist you in achieving your hair reduction and teeth whitening expectations.

Since 2010, she has been working in the esthetics industry and enjoys all areas of esthetics including: facials, body wraps, manicures and pedicures.   She specializes in semi-permanent lash extensions, brazilian waxing and eyebrow shaping.  She has also completed the Dr. Renaud Skin Care training and is looking forward to helping you with your customized skin care goals.

April’s caring personality and ability to provide quality spa services are evident.  She will ensure your esthetic needs are met with a high level of consistency and professionalism.

Rebecca Leitenberger, Esthetician

Rebecca Leitenberger, Esthetician

Rebecca has been a Certified Esthetician since 2013.  She is always continuing to educate herself in order to bring the best services to her clients
Rebecca is experienced and knowledgeable in many esthetic services including facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures… And much more!
Rebecca is known for her caring and positive personality and always strives to provide her clients with the most relaxing and professional experience possible. She is excited to meet you and provide you with an exceptional experience at Radiance.
Michelle Waggott, Office Manager

Michelle Waggott, Office Manager

Michelle was born in Cochrane, Ontario but raised in Chatham for most of her life. She has spent a lot of her time traveling Canada from coast to coast but came back 15 years ago to plant some roots and start her family. Michelle has recently joined the Radiance team and is very excited to take on the Office Manager position. Michelle has over 24 years of working in human relations and looks forward to working alongside this great team.  Michelle is married and has 2 boys, and in her spare time she enjoys cooking, travelling and being outdoors.

  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
  • Registered Massage Therapists' Association of Ontario
  • Chatham Daily News Best of Chatham Kent Reader's Choice 2013-2019
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Laboratoire Dr Renaud
  • O.P.I.
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