Meet Our Team
Erin Maxwell RMT
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.
Susan Cook RMT
Susan received her massage therapy diploma in 2015. She is a student of osteopathic manual therapy.
Susan graduated from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in 1994, and performed across Canada, in the UK and China before moving to Chezzetcook. She taught Ballet and Stott Pilates, most recently at Saint Mary’s University.
Movement is paramount to good health; it stimulates your neuromusculoskeletal system, enhances circulation and digestion. Susan’s treatment combines manual and movement therapy techniques to balance tension, release pain and engage core support. Please bring comfortable clothing to your appointment.
Susan enjoys a physically active, outdoor Eastern Shore lifestyle! She gardens, walks, cycles, skis, swims, paddles, and volunteers with the Trans Canada Trail, both the Musquodoboit Trailways and Gaetz Brook Greenway.
Susan is pleased to join the Eastern Shore Wellness team, and collaborate to provide the very best of community care!
Terilyn Taker R.AC
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.
Amber Powers LPN
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
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.