The Spa + Clinic at Fleming
- Student Massage
- Spa Services
- Our Registered Massage Therapists
- Our Esthetics Faculty
- Frequently Asked Questions
The Spa + Clinic at Fleming College is our new state-of-the-art learning facility for students in the Massage Therapy and Esthetician programs.
The focus is on wellness in this 4,470 square-foot lab. In our client care areas, students provide therapeutic massage treatments and a full range of spa services to the public.
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Fleming College, Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)
We appreciate your involvement in our learning environment here at the Spa & Clinic; hands on experience is very important for the students to gain the skills they need to succeed. While we try our best to honour all requests made, it is not guaranteed the student practitioner requested through online booking will provide services for your appointment. We ask that you give at least one hours’ notice if unable to attend your booked appointment. After three missed appointments without notification your online booking privileges will be deactivated, however, appointments may still be made by calling into the reception desk during regular hours.
Free parking is availble to our guests. Please park in Elm Lot, which is the parking lot closest to the main doors of the college, in the spots with red signs labelled "Spa, Clinic & Fulfords".
You will be required provide your licence plate number when you check in at the front desk, so please ensure you have this number on hand.
While the esthetic and massage students appreciate your wonderful feedback after providing their services, they are unable to accept gratuities.
The student clinic allows Massage students to progressively learn to practice as professionals according to standards set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Students are supervised at all times by experienced Massage Therapists and educators.
75 MINUTE MASSAGE $35
Clients begin by filling in a health history form followed by an interview and assessment by students who develop a Care Plan that is appropriate. The initial evaluation takes between 15 to 60 minutes depending on the client’s issues. In subsequent sessions clients will receive about 60 minutes of massage and homecare instruction. Students perform ongoing re-assessment as required.
Conditions Benefitting from Massage
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Muscle Tension
- Anxiety and Depression
- Sports Injuries
- Reduced Movement
- Multiple Sclerosis
Our student run esthetics spa is open to the public year round offering manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, and body treatments. We use top- of- the-line, organic and vegan skin care and nail products. The spa is supervised by staff who teach in the Esthetician program and who currently work in the spa industry. We pride ourselves on the high standard of our professional treatments and on the excellent customer service our students provide to you, our valued guests.
Inhale the aroma of sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, and ylang ylang drift blissfully in to a state of relaxation. This calms the mind and strengthens the nervous system helping to restore balance and harmony to mind, body and soul.
Choose from over 50 colours. Gel polish must be removed by spa personnel to protect natural nail plate health.
This service cannot be combined with Ultimate Manicure or Royal Treatment Pedicure due to adhesion issues.
In a half hour you can brighten your smile with our new Smile FX system. 15 minutes under an ultra-violet light is all it takes with the latest system in the spa industry. Coffee and nicotine stains respond very well to this quick and hygienic treatment. The results will make you smile.
Spa parties can be customized to suit each individual client's needs.
Our Registered Massage Therapists
Jennifer Borland-Rosin RMT
Jennifer completed her massage therapy diploma from Canadian College of Massage Therapy in Sutton, Ontario in 1990. She has been in practice in a variety of settings including a multidisciplinary clinic and private practice.
Jennifer had taught massage therapy at 2 private schools prior to teaching massage therapy full time in 1997 in Peterborough. She enjoys her teaching at Fleming and has continued her ongoing massage education with courses such has Reflexology, Manual lymph drainage, Myofascial release, Joint play, Electrotherapy IFC/ TENS, Ultrasound and Soft Tissue Release.
Paul Clifford, RMT
After working as a professional biologist, Paul Clifford studied massage therapy at the Sutherland-Chan School in Toronto and was licensed to practice in Ontario and British Columbia in 1984. In 1986 he was certified by the Trager Institute. In 1988 he was certified by the Rolf Institute, with whom he maintains certification. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings which include a medically-referred practice, a multidisciplinary clinic, a spa, and in private practice. He co-authored two editions of Outcome-Based Massage with physiotherapist C.K. Andrade.
Since 2001 he has taught massage therapy full time at Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. For 30 years he has studied various movement disciplines that include gymnastics, Tai Chi, Hatha Yoga, and modern dance.
Annette Doose, RMT
Annette studied Physical Education and Biology at York University in Toronto. She completed her Massage Therapy Diploma with honors’ at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto. Annette worked in a Multidisciplinary Clinic in Durham region treating a wide range of clients. She started teaching at Sir SandFord Fleming College in 1999 and has continued her massage education with courses in Structural Integration and Lymphatic Drainage.
Kristina Lonsberry, RMT
After completing a Kinesiology degree from the University of Western Ontario, Kristina Lonsberry studied Massage Therapy at Kikkawa College in Toronto. Kristina has worked as a Registered Massage Therapist since 1994 and has been teaching at Fleming College since 1995. Kristina also works as a Fitness Instructor for GoodLife Fitness in Cobourg, ON.
Brent Miller, RMT
Brent Miller is an alumnus of the Fleming Massage Therapy program, graduating from its first ever class in 1998. Brent has worked in Toronto and Peterborough in several multidisciplinary clinics and taught professional workshops to RMT's. He sat on the board of directors of the Ontario Massage Therapist Association as a director and Vice-President. Since 2002, he has worked as the massage therapist for the Major Series Lacrosse Peterborough Lakers. He currently practices at a sports injury and medical rehabilitation facility in Peterborough where he treats clients ranging from amateur and professional athletes to those injured in motor vehicle or workplace accidents, and anyone wanting to achieve greater health and well being.
Our Esthetics Faculty
Tracy Partridge has been an Esthetician since 1987 when her multi-faceted career in the spa industry began. Tracy was the top graduate at the Kree Institute of Electrolysis in New York City and the Marvel School of Beauty in Toronto. She is also a Level Four Master Pedicurist and a Certified Podologist, from the accredited North American School of Podology.
She began her teaching career at Fleming in 2004 after running a successful business for over 20 years. Tracy also provides technical nail services for hair and fashion show events in Toronto. Program graduates work alongside her with professional partner such as Aveda and Moroccan Oil. She shares her passion and knowledge of the industry with her students and her specialty in manicure, pedicure and nail technology.
Gwen is an Esthetics professor at Fleming College and is a provincial and national judge in the Esthetic Skills Competition. She has an outstanding reputation as a teacher, treatment developer and trainer. Gwen is truly an expert in her field, bringing over 30 years of esthetics industry experience to her role as skin and body treatment professor and as the Aquaderm's Spa Director. Gwen has managed divisions at The Grail Springs Spa and Ste. Anne's Spa - awarded Canada’s Top Spa designation. Her many professional skills and accomplishments include Skin and Spa Body Specialist, Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Oncology Esthetician, Oncology Aroma Therapist, Lymphatic Drainage Specialist, and Master Pedicurist.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I am uncomfortable with my body? Do I have to undress?
- Let your therapist know your comfort level. Most techniques are applied to the skin directly and use oil or lotion as lubricant. Your Student Therapist will only expose the area which they are working on. However it is possible to adapt all techniques to a client who is dressed.
- Am I expected to talk during the massage?
- If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The student therapist is required to check from time to time that you are comfortable. She will also ask for your feedback when working in areas that are potentially painful or sensitive.
- After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
- Plan for 30 minutes of quiet time right after your treatment. An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. Make sure to drink water to keep your tissues hydrated. Student therapists will usually prescribe an exercise or two for you to perform daily between your sessions.
- How often should I have massage treatments?
- A mutual consultation with your Student Therapist can help you establish a treatment program which fits your lifestyle and physical requirements. Many clients come once a week or once a month until they reach their desired outcomes.
- Are massage treatments indicated for acute and chronic injuries?
- Yes, it is appropriate for recent injuries (sprains, strains, whiplash) and also chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Massage treatments can be safely adapted to almost all diseases and medical conditions.
- What outcomes can I expect from a massage treatment plan of care?
- Massage treatment can have positive effects on muscle tone, fluid flow, fascial mobility, posture, movement, breathing, and Central Nervous System function. Many clients report improved mood, better responses to stress, and a general sense of well-being after massage.