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The Pura Vida Team

Robyn Tessaro

(formerly Brandt) B.Sc.(Hons) Osteopathy, D.O.M.P., RMT

Monday-Friday and 1 Saturday per month

Robyn Tessaro is the dedicated owner and inspiration behind Pura Vida Health Centre. In 2008, her ambition to help others led her to open Pura Vida Family Health Centre. Robyn relies primarily on word of mouth referrals for 90% of her clientele growth; however, she believes strongly in working with a great team of therapists who can combine their skills and hone in on achieving results for each client’s specific needs. Robyn has been treating fussy infants since 2006 and has taken multiple post graduate courses on treating infants and children, studying with some of the best pediatric osteopaths in the world.  Robyn completed a pilot study in which she had statistically significant results treating infants with colic. Robyn is a level 2 Hypopressive (c) exercise trainer and teaches a class on Fridays at 11:30am.

Simone Valere

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist

Monday - Friday

Simone has been a registered massage therapist since 1997. Shortly after becoming an RMT she took many courses in manual therapy and eventually decided to formalize her practice of manual therapy by completing the Osteopathic program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto.  Simone also teaches Somatic exercise and ELDOA.  

Simone is available for online booking. 

Kimberly Borges

Registered Massage Therapist, Athletic Therapy, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Osteopathy (Current Study)

Wednesday evening & Thursday

Kimberly graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Kinesiology and also completed the Athletic Therapy Certificate Program.  Kimberly became a Certified Athletic Therapist in June 2008.Kimberly is currently enrolled in the Canadian College of Osteopathy in her final year of course work.

Dr. Michelle Peters, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

By appointment only

Dr. Peters maintains a naturopathic family health practice providing patients, who have a wide-range of health concerns, with integrative or alternative healthcare. Dr. Peters focuses on individualized holistic treatments to help restore and maintain optimal health and wellness by utilizing the following natural modalities: Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, and Nutraceuticals. Dr. Peters is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario where she earned an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences degree. Following this, she completed the four-year program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Peters has been a registered Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine since 2006. She is a professional member in good standing with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO).

Kirstin May Anderson

Registered Massage Therapist

Monday and Friday

Kirstin has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from Sutherland-Chan in 2008.  She is open to new ideas and challenges and constantly researches new and innovative ways to heal the body.

Jessica Soulliere

Registered Massage Therapist, Osteopathy (Current Study)


Jessica currently practices as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and has recently completed her schooling at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is now presently working on her Osteopathic student thesis and will complete it in the fall of 2023. Through life experiences, Jessica has taken a keen interest in fertility, pelvic health, prenatal and postnatal and all things babies! She has taken additional training in pediatric osteopathic practice, tongue ties, the vagus nerve, cesarean birth (preparation and recovery), and multiple courses on the pelvic girdle (pain and the pelvic floor). Jessica is experienced in treating infants and children of all ages.


Jessica is currently a member of The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO - student), and the American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy (AAPO - student).

Kim Dubay

Kid's Coach - Neurogym, Meditation & Private Coaching

Port Credit has been home to Kim her entire life and we are thrilled to have her join our team as part of our children’s physical literacy classes.

Kim has worked with children for years in many different capacities: as a teaching assistant, a coach, a qualified BIG Sister mentor and a full time nanny. She has completed the Children’s Life Coaching Instructor’s course. Kim loves helping parents and kids find tools and techniques to regulate their emotions and promote well being in the family.

Gail Culligan

Remote Administration

Gail has been the front desk friendly face of Pura Vida Family Health Centre. Now she currently continues to support our practitioners and clients from the East coast. Gail brings her East coast charm to all that she does and makes everyone feel organized, and part of the Pura Vida family. 

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