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Meet The Team

Erin Maxwell

RMT & Owner

Erin is a Registered Massage Therapist and the owner of Eastern Shore Wellness. She holds registration in both Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Originally from Nova Scotia, she has been practicing massage therapy for more than 20 years, and has worked in a variety of settings including luxury spas, cruise ships, and multidisciplinary clinics. Having a passion to help people, her treatment goal is to help facilitate the body’s natural healing process by customizing each treatment to suit the needs of the individual. She has a multi directional practice using various massage techniques to reach that goal. She uses a blend of deep and relaxing techniques to provide a therapeutic treatment that is both effective and enjoyable. Erin is also extremely skilled at providing stress relieving massage to treat headaches or promote deep relaxation. Some of the techniques Erin uses in her practice include: Cupping, Deep Tissue, Swedish, craniosacral, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), joint mobilizations and myofascial. In her free time, Erin can be found enjoying quality time with family and friends, paddle boarding or exploring nature with her dogs, Stella and Omar.

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Terilyn Taker


Raised on the Eastern Shore, Terilyn is a registered acupuncturist, certified reflexologist and reiki practitioner. She is currently pursuing her professional herbalist certification through the East West School of Planetary Herbology of California. Terilyn graduated with honors from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and received her certification as foot reflexologist from the Atlantic School of Reflexology. Terilyn is a member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia. With compassion, humor and expertise, Terilyn empowers her clients to understand that by embracing their health they themselves can prevent illness and achieve balance in their lives. Terilyn uses a variety a treatment styles and healing practices such as: traditional five-element acupuncture, facial Rejuvenation acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, abdominal acupuncture, moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tuina, fire cupping, reflexology, reiki energy healing, and supplement and herbal recommendations. In her free time Terilyn can be found in her garden, on the water kayaking or on the deck playing her guitar.

Shayla Tolliver


Shayla entered her massage therapy career as a graduate of Eastern colleges 2200 hour massage program. Shayla offers deep tissue , cupping , myofascial work with special attention to preventative, pre and post-operative care with her clients.  Shayla currently has a focus on lymphatic drainage, edema , and trigger point therapy.   Shayla’s other hobbies range all the way from martial arts to herbology with special interests being Nova Scotian plant life (Phytotherapy and nutraceuticals) Whether you’re looking for the rapid-release of a sports massage or the tranquil benefits of a relaxation massage, Shayla’s goal is to provide an effective, well-rounded treatment, each and every time.

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Amber Power


Amber Power loves to live and work here on the Eastern Shore. Hailing from Cape Breton Island, she loves being close to the ocean. Her deeply caring nature called her to nursing more than 15 years ago. She is passionate about helping her community stay mobile and on their toes. Having worked for many years at the veterans and VON, has given her a wide variety of experience to draw on when caring for you and your feet. Amber loves spending time outside doing yard work, going for walks in the woods, helping folks live with grief, going for long drives, hanging out with her kiddos and planning her old farmhouse renovations. A little note about nursing foot care. Nursing foot care differs from a spa-like pedicure, so let’s take a look at what to expect. I will be looking at the feet from a nursing perspective and providing a holistic assessment. I’ll consider circulation, pressure areas, neuropathy (80% of people who have neuropathy don't know they have neuropathy), and properly fitting footwear. Usually, clients will visit every 4-6 weeks to be provided basic care like trimming nails, and filing. For others, advanced and diabetic foot care is also provided, taking care of all of the painful woes the feet can cause including calluses, corns, pressure areas, and ingrown nails - that if left untreated can become painful and cause many other complications. Education on how to best care for your feet between visits will also be provided. Taking care of your feet is a vital part of your overall well being and really worth the investment.

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Susan Erner


Susan graduated from massage school in 2007 in Freiburg, Germany. Her training included internships in various settings such as a general hospital, oncology and an orthopedic rehab center. She then worked in a 5 Star spa in Germany and was a massage therapist for a soccer team before moving across the "big pond". Susan comes from a family of massage therapists. Her 70+ year old grandma still massages and her mom gives reflexology treatments to friends and family. She truly loves helping people feel their best and enjoys working with people of any age or health concern. She knows that compassionate listening to your needs is of most importance, to ensure you receive the treatment your body deserves and needs. Her massages have been described as a healthy mix of a therapeutic and relaxation treatment. She likes to use various techniques in her treatments and has additional training in pre and postnatal massage, oncology massage, Rattan massage, foot reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stone, myofascial cupping and more.  She spends her free time being active and loves practicing and competing in Taekwon-do. She also enjoys Kickboxing, the outdoors, yoga, running, strength training and reading. She lives in beautiful Mineville with her two kids, husband, two dogs and one fat cat.

Teresa Flynn

Reg. Dietician

Born and raised on the Eastern Shore. Teresa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. She brings over six years of experience working as a dietitian and is passionate about seeing people get excited about food! Teresa has worked in various dietetic settings including clinical counselling, diabetes education, First Nation community health, corporate wellness, and private practice. Teresa values providing practical and sustainable food and nutrition guidance that is enjoyable, affordable, and nourishing. She believes that healthy eating is not a one-size-fits-all approach and should never be restrictive. She believes your nutrition journey should be customized to you.

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France Badaire


France Badaire completed her Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice in 2018, graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage Therapy in 2014, and received her diploma of Occupational Therapy, in France in 2000. “ I personalize my treatments for each one of my clients. While always addressing any primary complaint, my approach is global and aims at restoring the conditions supporting the natural healing of the body. To support the treatment plan, I may include postural awareness practices, ergonomic changes, or specific remedial exercises, and will often suggest a multi-disciplinary approach.” France is happy to offer her services in French and English.

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