Burlington Entrepreneur: Denise Semple & Associates

Today in the Burlington Entrepreneur series, we’re highlighting Denise Semple & Associates Healthcare Clinic. I was originally drawn to this business because of the ease in booking appointments through their online reservation system, which many other similar businesses weren’t offering at the time they introduced it. I keep coming back for the high level of care and professionalism that I receive every time. They are the go-to destination if you’re looking for award-winning, comprehensive whole-body care in Burlington. And, their new location is stunning and spacious!

Denise was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for Burlington Lifestyle readers and fans.

When did your business first open in Burlington?

I began my practice in November 2000. I was honoured with a request to join one of my Massage Therapy teachers (Bodhi Haraldsson, RMT) in an office he was working out of. It was a wonderful experience and opportunity to transition from school to the real world with someone as passionate and knowledgeable as him.

Why did you decide to open your business in Burlington?

Before being asked to work with my teacher, I was thinking I would travel with my new skills. Once I realized how great this opportunity was, I didn’t hesitate to begin my practice here in Burlington.

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Tell me about your new location.

We are located at 3070 Mainway Unit #2 just east of Guelph Line on the south side.

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The search for our new location took longer than I was expecting, mainly because I was being picky. There were certain criteria that I had envisioned for our new clinic. Some of them being:

  • Easy access from the highway and public transit
  • A ground floor entrance with plenty of parking
  • Visibility from the street
  • Within the vicinity of our previous location
  • Easily accessible to those who are in need of aid

I’m happy to say our new location meets them all and it was worth the wait.

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What services do you offer? What should people come see you for?

Our team or Registered Therapists provide Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Psychotherapy in a relaxing and supportive environment. We are honoured to have received 15 Burlington Post “Readers’ Choice Awards” since 2000.


Our team of specialists has experience working with people ranging in age from 4 months to 96 years with health care needs such as:

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  • Acute and chronic pain or discomfort
  • Women throughout their pregnancy, as well as post-delivery
  • Those who suffer through migraines and tension headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Cancer rehabilitation therapy
  • As well as people who would just like to relax

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  • Recently undergone surgery
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sports injuries
  • Mobility restrictions


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Child & Adolescent behaviour
  • Marriage challenges
  • Abuse
  • Work related stressors

We also choose to use all-natural and/or organic products where possible. We support green power, and donate a portion of each month’s revenue to local, regional, or global charities.

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Tell us a little about your staff

We offer an award-winning team of ten Registered Massage Therapists, a Psychotherapist, and a Physiotherapist.

  • Judy Emmerson RP: specializing in Psychotherapy, Bilingual Therapist (French and English)
  • Gordon Neufeld PT: specializing in Physiotherapy
  • Denise Semple RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Cancer Rehabilitation Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Jill Perkins RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Pregnancy Massage
  • Rachel Orr RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Myofascial Release, Cancer Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Nathalie Lalumiere RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Myofascial Release, Rejuvenating Head and Scalp Massage, Bilingual Therapist (French and English)
  • Melissa DeBartolo RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Foot Reflexology, Pregnancy Massage
  • Brianne Frieday RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Pregnancy Massage
  • Ani Girouard RMT: specializing in Treatment Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Bilingual Therapist (French and English)
  • Kim McKone RMT: Active Release Technique (ART), Myofascila Release, Orthopedic Conditions, Sports Injury Treatment
  • Jarek Gora RMT: Specializing in Treatment Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Injury Therapy, Bilingual Therapist (English/Polish)
  • Kerry-Lee Buss RMT: Treatment Massage, Myofascial Release, Injury and or Surgery Rehabilitation

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What is your mission/vision?

I love this statement: Illness becomes Wellness when we change “I” to “We.” This statement encapsulates the mission and vision for our clinic.

We aim to offer the best quality of care in a safe, comfortable, relaxing environment. We would like our clinic space to be one where people can come to lay down their burdens. Our clients’ wellbeing is our primary concern.


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*The Burlington Entrepreneur series highlights a variety of local entrepreneurs. Check out a few other fantastic local entrepreneurs in the series here and here.


About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com

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