Our Dedicated Team

Jill Northcott

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

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

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 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

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.

Kara Wilson

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.

Charity Landry

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.

Nicole Willmore-Huff

Nicole Willmore-Huff Certified Reflexologist

Nicole Willmore-Huff, CRP has been practicing reflexology for the past 17 years and in the health care field for over 30 years. Nicole became a Registered Practical Nurse in 1992 at Fanshaw College and graduated from her Reflexology Program in 2007 at St Clair College. Nicole is also Certified as a Reflexologist under the Ontario College of Reflexology. Over the years Nicole has completed numerous continuing education courses in both physical and mental health. In 2023 Nicole completed her associate degree in biblical studies and also is a licensed minister.

Nicole is passionate about helping people be the best version of themselves in their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. After nursing Nicole worked in the mental health field in various positions always helping people achieve their personal life goals.
Nicole loves the field of reflexology as in any given session you can reach the mind, body, and soul of a person. Reflexology has been around since ancient Egypt times and Nicole always loves the feedback she receives from the many benefits of having a reflexology session. Nicole has worked as a Certified Reflexologist both privately and in a spa atmosphere. Radiance Spa is an amazing place to practise reflexology and Nicole enjoys coming to work to share her many years of experience with her clients.

Sylvia Myers

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

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

Rebecca Leitenberger Esthetician, Receptionist

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. Sheis 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.

Nisa Bhujel

Nisa Bhujel Esthetician

Nisa graduated from Elegance School in London, Ontario. She is very passionate about esthetics and helping others love the skin they're in. She believes that taking time for self-care is important to maintaining your inner and outer beauty. She excels in and has obtained additional certifications in specialties including: skincare, body treatments, waxing, lash tints and lifts. Nisa especially enjoys eyebrow shaping, waxing and tinting. She strongly believes that brows have a significant impact on the shape of your face and your overall appearance and loves transforming clients with this essential service.

Hilarie Erickson

Hilarie Erickson Office Manager

Hilarie has over 20 years experience in customer service. She studied at Fanshawe College and worked as a Flight Attendant for 23 years before returning to Chatham to raise her family. Hilarie’s goal is to welcome clients with a smile and ensure their time at Radiance is relaxing and pleasant.
Hilarie is dedicated to her family, passionate about serving her community and a proud member of the Radiance team.

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