“To Dr Edmonds, Wellness is balancing the bustle of daily life with self-care and healthy habits that are supportive of our bodies’ holistic needs.”
Dr. Erin Edmonds is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She graduated from Dalhousie University in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology and followed to pursue her doctorate studies at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she received her Doctor of Naturopathy degree in 2016.In her evidence-based, integrative practice at Luminate, Dr. Edmonds enjoys helping her patients navigate a variety of health conditions within a collaborative team and takes pride in functioning as a complementary piece of the medical system. Dr. Edmonds gives her patients the space and freedom to tell their entire health story and leaves no stone unturned when someone has yet to find the answers they’re looking for – be it a diagnosis or improvement of symptoms. She encourages her patients to be advocates for their own health and provides an inclusive environment free of judgement, where her patients feel comfortable asking her absolutely anything as it pertains to their health.
Dr. Edmonds’ primary areas of interest are pain management, concussion management, digestive health, hormonal health, mental health and mood disorders, stress and burnout prevention, and fertility support. She’s one of only a few primary health care providers in Nova Scotia certified in vitamin IV therapy, prolotherapy, and neural prolotherapy.
In her spare time, Dr. Edmonds enjoys golfing, cooking, running, yoga, skiing, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dr. Edmonds is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, and the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta.
“To Dr Macintosh, Wellness is the holistic balance of mental, emotional and physical health that constantly changes using our knowledge of nutrition, lifestyle and other modalities to adapt to our needs.”
Dr. Lauren MacIntosh is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor. She graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2012 before moving on to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where she graduated in 2016 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. MacIntosh truly enjoys how diverse and integrative her scope of practice is, allowing her to use evidence-based therapies with an individualized approach. She describes Naturopathic Medicine as integrative health care where everyone has a different story, and where she’s able to focus not on symptoms but on the deeper systemic reasons they exist. She prides herself in being empathetic, and she loves to help guide each individual on their health and wellness journey.
Dr. MacIntosh takes intentional time to get to know her patients and listen to their stories. She encourages anyone new to Naturopathic Medicine to be unafraid of taking their first step with a visit to our Wellness Centre – which she describes as a profoundly accepting and supportive community – and ensures she cultivates a safe space free from judgement, where her focus is on gaining the insight to understand each person as a whole, meeting them where they’re comfortable.
Dr. MacIntosh’s primary areas of interest are fertility and other hormonal concerns, digestive health, stress and burnout. She has specialized training in Neural Prolotherapy, Ozone Therapy and Intravenous Nutrient Therapy. When she’s not helping others find their path to personal health, she enjoys running, hiking, spending time with family or grabbing a latte and exploring home stores and farmers markets. Dr. MacIntosh is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
“To Dr Landry, Wellness means prioritizing yourself.”
Dr. Justine Landry is a Chiropractor. With a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Landry has always been fascinated by the human body.
She loves that chiropractic care can be beneficial for every person through all stages of life in ways that benefit notonly the spine, but the muscles, joints, and nerves from head to toe. Her approach to care is client-centred,evidence-based, and entirely individualized – putting each person in the driver’s seat and respecting their comfortand control during treatment.
She provides her clients with a safe, relaxed, peaceful experience and insists that everyone come just as they are –she’s more than happy to meet you there. Dr. Landry’s empathy is unwavering. She recognizes that it helps her tosee, hear, and understand her clients as whole individuals rather than exclusively for their challenges.
Dr. Landry has a special interest in treating headaches and neck pain, low- and mid-back pain and dysfunction,peripheral nerve injuries, women’s health including prenatal and postpartum care, and babies.In her spare time, Dr. Landry loves curling up with a good book, spending time in nature, unplugging fromtechnology, and making meaningful connections with others.Dr. Landry is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors.
“To Jessica Wellness is feeling whole.”
Jes Cameron is our Physiotherapist. Her clients often tell her that she’s different from other physiotherapists they’ve seen, in that she learns about each individual as a person to get to the root of the issues they’re facing, rather than simply providing band-aid relief.
Jes provides ample one-on-one and hands-on treatment time with her clients and prides herself in being a gentle practitioner, helping her clients to feel relaxed and at ease in her care.
In her spare time, Jes enjoys searching for sea glass, hanging out with her family, crafting, running, yoga, and barré.
Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)
Registered Massage Therapist
“To Emily Wellness is more than the absence of sickness and pain – it’s bringing all aspects of health and well-being together to feel your best.”
Emily Walsh is a Registered Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy with honours In 2014, and is consistently upgrading her education; she’s completed additional courses in pre-natal and post-partum massage and loves soaking up any webinars and readings in these areas that she can get her hands on. Emily is passionate on a soul level about helping others. After considering career options like becoming a doctor or a lawyer, Emily landed on massage therapy as a way to make an immediate positive impact with people on a highly individualized basis.
Working within a wellness centre she feels is welcoming, serene, and spa-like allows Emily to listen to her clients’ needs, challenges, and preferences. In turn, her clients feel deeply cared for, returning again and again, and building the rapport that Emily and her clients really enjoy together. In her spare time, Emily likes being outdoors, exercising, hiking, cooking, and being with her cats Oliver and Meggie.
“To Aletha, Wellness means taking a minute and taking one step at a time .”
Aletha Demond is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) with a diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Halifax, as well as 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.
Aletha’s interest in the human body has only grown since completing college and believes that every person comes to manual therapy from a different place – and she’s always happy to meet them where they are with an individualized, holistic whole-body approach. Focused intentions as your therapist include creating a safe and open space, relaxation, evidence based, client-centered and informed practice.
Aletha has a special interest in treating headaches, neck and back pain as well as joint pain, from acute to chronic. She loves that massage therapy can benefit not only the muscles, but the joints, connective tissues, ligaments, and tendons.
In their spare time, Aletha loves cooking, spending time outdoors, yoga, and curling up on the couch with their cat Caesar.
Aletha is a member of the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia
“To Rebecca wellness is taking ownership of your own well-being, harmonizing the mind and body with the aim of being able to do the things you love without limitations.”
Rebecca is one of our Registered Massage Therapists. She graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has extended her education with comprehensive training in perinatal massage, providing her with hands on experience with professional, safe and knowledgeable care for her pregnant clients, including those of high risk. She also has experience alleviating symptoms of chronic conditions such as tendonitis, tension headaches and more.
Rebecca has a deep-seated passion for massage therapy as part of a holistic approach to health care, not just in rehabilitating existing injuries, but also focusing on prevention. She loves working within the integrative, holistic, multidisciplinary wellness team at Luminate and being able to provide full-body wellness for every BODY.
In her spare time, Rebecca is a voracious reader, is slowly learning how to golf and enjoys spending time with her two dogs: Doug the Pug and Inca the German Shepherd – a pup with boundless amounts of energy.
Reiki Master, Acupuncturist in Training
“To Nichole Wellness is balance, nourishment, and personal growth in all areas of life.”
Nichole is a Wellness Advisor, a holistic nutritional consultant, and a reiki practitioner – and is currently studying Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She describes her environment at Luminate as a community – one that’s vibrant, kind, and where she’s grateful for the opportunity to help others create their own health and happiness.
She values each and every customer she encounters, firmly believing that there’s potential for meaningful connection in everyone you meet. When Nichole isn’t helping others explore their best lives, she immerses herself in art, music, yoga, and the great outdoors.
Clinic Team Lead
“To Lisa Wellness is taking care of your entire self – body, mind, and spirit.”
Lisa is our Clinic Team Lead. She keeps our Wellness Centre running like a well-oiled machine and thrives at the centre of it all, supporting our clinic team and clients alike with her warm, friendly, approachable personality. Lisa joined us at Luminate to help make an abundant place of wellness accessible for everyone. She takes pride in ensuring every person feels heard and comfortable in a space of non-judgement and utmost trust, and loves working alongside a team of natural healers to help every client reach their highest version of self.
To someone considering a visit for the first time, Lisa would say, “Don’t wait. You’re going to love how caring and knowledgeable everyone here truly is.” In her spare time, Lisa finds joy in being social, surrounding herself with friends and family, running, and being in peaceful solitude with her thoughts.
“To Betts Wellness is health from all angles.”
Betts is one of our Clinic Coordinators. She loves practicing wellness in pursuit of greater health with clients in both the Wellness Centre and Market, and admirably refers to her colleagues under all corners of the Luminate roof as Health Warriors.
She’s grateful for the space to help others map their personal path to wellness in a safe, judgement-free environment, and to first-timers would say, “Welcome! Be prepared to feel cared for.”
“To Jess, wellness is a unique and individual journey of learning to listen and understand what your body is needing – be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.”
Jessica Seidel is a clinic coordinator at Luminate. Originally from a small town in Saskatchewan, she moved to Halifax to study Neuroscience at Dalhousie. Jess’ smile and infectious energy brightens our clinic – she’s truly a ray of sunshine.
What she enjoys most about working within the Luminate clinic team is being surrounded by such an incredible group of holistic healers who want to help others understand and navigate their own wellness journeys. Jess’ goal is always to make sure people feel heard, understood, and confident that their best interests in health are the number one priority for our whole team.
Taking the first step into greater health is a bold act of self-care. We cheers to bodies of all sizes, abilities, expressions, and backgrounds – wherever you may be on your journey – as we work hand-in-hand toward all-around wellness, supporting you along the way.
Our clinic is and always will be a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental space and we want you to feel at home when you’re here for a visit. That’s why we’ve purpose built it to be a warm, welcoming atmosphere, not your typical cold and sterile clinic.
Our Bedford location is conveniently located just off of the 102 in the Larry Uteck area, on Starboard drive.
486 STARBOARD DRIVE BEDFORD,NOVA SCOTIA, B3M 0N6