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How amazing would it be to just KNOW what your body TRULY needs for nourishment? The type of nourishment that has you glowing from the inside out!

 

Our team of wellness coaches is wholeheartedly committed to providing you support and insight into all of your health and wellness needs. We believe in nourishing all aspects of life – mind, body, and spirit – and in recognition of your unique self and  lifestyle, we house a variety of healing modalities and coaching services that cater to all aspects of your everyday life.

 

Bringing together incredibly diverse health and wellness backgrounds, we’re here to offer you support and services to create lasting change and a whole and balanced life. 

 

Curating personalized wellness programs is what we do best here at The Wellness Refinery, so let’s get started. Meet our team of wellness coaches!

 

meet
the team

  • Saida Ilaqua
    Holistic Nutritionist, Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner

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    Saida is the founder of The Wellness Refinery, a seasonal smoothie bar, wellness cafe, and lifestyle boutique in Sauble Beach, ON. Inspired by her own healing journey, she created a space that provides a multitude of assets essential to living a whole and beautiful life.  

    Her personal challenges with mental health, chronic fatigue, and eating disorder recovery are what continuously drive her towards supporting the healing of those around her. These experiences have taught her that the body has an innate ability to heal when we choose to listen, and she is dedicated to inspiring and guiding others on their wellness journeys. She uses a multifaceted and uniquely tailored approach with each client, focusing on functional nutrition, intuitive nourishment, fitness, and mind-body awareness. 

    She currently works with patients through Health Upgraded – a functional medicine practice catered towards upgrading the health and performance of entrepreneurs, executives, and athletes. She has become an invaluable asset in growing Health Upgraded, and brings her well-rounded approach to the team alongside Dr. Navaz Habib, and fellow CNP, Laura Franklin.

    Saida graduated with first class honors from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, earning the designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She is a Life Coach through the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. She is also a Reiki Master Practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer. She has continued her studies by completing certification courses in Clinical Detoxification, Applied Human Endocrinology, and Nutrition and Mental Health. 

  • Olivia Radocchia
    Psychotherapist, Reiki Practitioner

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    Olivia is a holistic counsellor who is passionate about health and wellness. She guides clients in integrating emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing utilizing both evidence-based and holistic approaches, including mindfulness, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, compassion-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and healthy lifestyle activation. She creates a safe space in which the client can feel at ease in expressing themselves fully, exploring their inner world, and leaning into acceptance and compassion for themselves and their current situation. She guides clients in striving towards personal growth and wholeness while they connect to their authentic self. For those who are interested, she also offers Reiki energy healing.

     In the midst of the current global change and a shift towards a possible “new reality”, it is normal to feel ungrounded, confused, anxious, or lost. We are constantly bombarded with news, conflicting information, and it can feel like sensory overload. During times like this, it can be easy to neglect our own physical and mental self-care. I welcome the opportunity to assist any individual in reorienting and making sense of their current reality while returning to a place of self-love and self-care. 

    Olivia has her masters degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School and obtained a Specialist degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto. For five years, she has worked conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments, as well as counselling, for adults, adolescents, and children and has worked in both clinical and school settings. She has experience in working with clients who are dealing with stress, adjustment-related difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma, school-related issues, relational difficulties (including couples), and emotional regulation.

    She is also the founder of the Serenità Wellness Retreat, a week-long wellness retreat for women in the Italian countryside. She is passionate about creating a safe and magical space for individuals to experience a deep shift towards rejuvenation and connection in the midst of the richness of Italian culture and culinary traditions. She has curated multiple wellness retreats for women in the heart of Italy, guiding women to connect deeply with nature, themselves, and to form meaningful bonds with each other, all while focusing on self-care and compassion. 

     

  • Chelsea Vieira
    Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Practical Nurse, Reiki Practitioner

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    As a Registered Practical Nurse and Yoga Teacher, Chelsea works with clients to address health concerns, goals and determine the root cause of health issues. She uses a variety of healing modalities to support the health and lifestyle changes necessary to reach clients wellness goals, by creating lasting changes that promote the understanding and awareness of one’s body, mind, and spirit.

    Her practice unites eastern and western healing modalities from her varied studies and includes: nursing fundamentals, yoga, herbal medicine, reiki, breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, symptomatology, environmental studies and self-reflection.

  • Chantelle Rands
    Holistic Skin Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner

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meet
the team

meet
the team

testimonials

JESSICA

"During my sessions I always felt comfortable, understood and that Saida was consistently working towards solutions for the (multiple!) symptoms I was feeling. She is an amazing listener and knows what she is talking about! She is incredibly professional and also understood the importance of connecting with me, as a client, on an emotional level. I learned that many of the symptoms I was experiencing were stress related and that being mindful of your body was half the battle. Learning that our bodies react in the strangest ways to life’s stresses was really important in beginning the healing process and I want to continue to bring these methods of thought into my everyday routines, along with the knowledge and understanding I have gained from my personal plan. Since starting my sessions I have noticed a great improvement in my symptoms and have developed an awareness of what foods trigger reoccurring symptoms. Saida’s dedication to clients and her practice is inspiring and has motivated me to be kinder to myself and to my body – a definite success story!"

BRITTNEY

"I got to work with Saida in great timing. She offered me guidance and ongoing support to make what felt like huge shifts in my holistic healing, a lot more simplified. Saida and I have a lot of commonalities, so working with her made it easy to have an idea of what to expect and find a potential root cause to each issue. Throughout our sessions, she had a book or article for every topic in regards to my health and sent a lot of material/ references for me to reflect on. I am currently taking many supplements my body has been working well with and have incorporated many of Saida's lovely meal ideas into my weekly diet. I think my favourite yet is the amount of plant-based, protein-packed breakfast options I had no idea existed! Looking forward to continuing this flow of knowledge as a client of Saida's and am very grateful for some more stepping stones as I step deeper into a holistic lifestyle as a whole."

COURTNEY

"When I sat down with to Saida to discuss my meal plan, my current diet was more for comfort and convenience, than health and wellness. After pin pointing my future goals and current concerns she helped me understand why my body craved certain foods and how those foods were contributing to the struggle I was experiencing both mentally and physically. I am now much more knowledgeable when buying groceries and I'm able to understand what I need to maintain a healthy diet and a happier self."

MICHELLE

"Saida was very knowledgeable and understanding with me. She was easy to talk to and made the sessions feel relaxed. She was always quick to answer any questions I had and made sure I felt like we were on the same page. I found her services to be particularly useful for me to understand food sensitivities I was having and to promote gut healing. By creating a personalized plan, Saida was able to help me lose weight, clear up my skin, increase my energy levels and decrease allergic responses I was having to foods. Saida helped me understand how to use foods to promote my overall health and wellness."

MARKEE

"Before starting this program I was experiencing severe irritable bowl syndrome and was affected after every meal/snack. After starting this program I was able to enjoy the same foods I was eating before with slight modifications and was gradually able to lessen the severity of my IBS to the point where I am hardly affected by it. This program was very educational. It allowed me to have more self-awareness in terms of my health and listening to my body. It has given me the much-needed guidance I was looking for prior to starting the program. The program targeted my issues with IBS, but I have noticed a number of other benefits, such as; a more positive body image, cleared issues with adult acne and has made me feel more energetic throughout the day."

KELLY

"Saida's approach to my nutritional consultations were detailed, specific and genuinely improved digestive issues I'd been struggling with for over 15 years in just a few months. The attention to detail and thought put into my specific regimen was outstanding. I will continue to seek Saida's advice in the future."

EMMA

"Saida is very good at making you feel comfortable and is very easy to talk to about any issues you have. I felt like I could talk about my personal issues comfortably at all times. Nothing ever felt overwhelming which was helpful as a newcomer. I found my plan to help me get on track with my diet and resolve my issues with ease."

JAYLI

"Working with Saida has been such a wonderful and eye-opening experience. I never knew that health could be so simple. My schedule is usually all over the place, and especially in extremely busy weeks I would always put my health last. I used to get very overwhelmed by the thought of meal planning and grocery shopping, so I ate out a lot. After partnering with Saida, all that has changed. And she did all the thinking for me! I have never had anything like this – a diet personalized for ME! My personalized grocery list and all the quick-healthy recipe ideas that I've received have totally been a game-changer. It’s getting me going on something I’ve been meaning to do for years. I've learned so much about what my body needs to be nourished, and for it to run optimally. Saida simply laid it all out for me, and I am so appreciative to have that knowledge now. She really listened to all my concerns and took the time to create a system that even I can stick to!"

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