Kirsten Janz - Owner and Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Dr. Kevin Murphy - Chiropractor
Kirsten Janz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Raw Foods Chef and holds a certificate in Sports Nutrition. Her nutritional practice began over six years ago as a parallel to her career in health care. However, her interest in alternative health developed at a very young age after experiencing her own unique health struggles. During this time, she discovered alternative medicine and a whole foods diet, which brought her a great appreciation and understanding for holistic based health care. As a result, she has made a career out of her passion for empowering others to make healthy meal choices and adopting wellness principles that will improve the overall quality of life.
Kirsten specializes in nutrition for digestive health, allergies, weight loss and men’s health. However she has a keen interest in sports nutrition and physiology. Kirsten holds a degree in the Social Sciences from Simon Fraser University and the designation of a RHN, with honors, from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
Dr. Kevin Murphy grew up in Coquitlam, B.C. and has recently returned to the area with his young family. Dr. Murphy received a Bachelor’s of Science from Simon Fraser University before attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto for his Chiropractic degree. Dr. Murphy always knew the focus of his career would be on helping others improve their overall health and quality of life. He chose chiropractic because it is a drug-free non-invasive approach to improving function and uses the body's natural potential to enhance wellbeing. Dr. Murphy also uses diversified manual adjustments and prescribes exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle advice to his patients. He has been trained in Active Release Technique (ART).
Dr. Murphy loves living on the west coast and spends lots of time outdoors, especially skiing. He enjoys caring for families, athletes, and people of all ages. Dr. Murphy is very passionate about what he does and cares deeply about his patients and their goals. His ultimate goal is to help people be healthier and happier.
Kai Wang - Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Kai Wang is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner. He also practices the Chinese art of cupping therapy. Kai’s passion for the practice started at a young age as both his father and grandfather studied TCM. Their vast knowledge and dedication to their craft has always been an inspiration to him and he is grateful that he comes from a family who shares the same passion for the field.
After Kai graduated from Central College in New Westminster in 2008, he began his practice as a clinical intern supervisor and worked with patients in a clinical setting. His aspiration for the field quickly grew and shortly thereafter he became an instructor of acupuncture teaching new students basic skills as well as more in-depth clinical case work. However, Kai’s passion for working with people has brought him back from a career in teaching to a one on one approach. Kai specializes in pain management and alleviating symptoms from chronic conditions such as insomnia or digestive system ailments. He is also experienced in working with headaches, injuries, back, neck and shoulder pain as well as arthritic conditions.
Erin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. After going through her own struggles with anxiety, Erin was motivated to help other people overcome their challenges and make positive changes in their lives. She provides counselling services for youth, adults, and couples on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, communication, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, and trauma.
Erin recognizes that no one method will be perfect for every person or every concern. Thus, she strives to adapt her counselling to meet each individual's needs, often including aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Family Systems Therapy. Erin also enjoys incorporating her clients' interests into sessions i.e. music, art, books, writing, etc. Most importantly, Erin believes that the relationship between a client and counsellor is of the utmost importanceand she makes it her goal to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients to explore their concerns, behaviours, feelings, and thoughts. She understands the privilege that comes with accompanying clients on their journey of discovery, exploration, and learning.
Catherine graduated from the 3000 hour massage therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2004. In her 10 years of practice, she has had the privilege of working with a variety of patients ranging from 3 months to 92 years old. Catherine treats patients for conditions related to pre and post pregnancy, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, stress reduction and general relaxation.
As a mother of two, Catherine understands the demand on the body, both physically and emotionally, trying to maintain the work family life balance. Dedicated to the health and well being of her patients, Catherine's ultimate goal is to help people achieve optimal health and balance in their daily lives.
Sara Gibbeson - Registered Massage Therapist
Sara graduated with honors from the 3000-hour RMT program through the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She has spent most of her life living in the Fraser Valley and appreciates all it has to offer from trail running, hiking and paddle boarding. It is because of these passions that she knows the importance of quality of life, which includes pain-free mobility and proper injury recovery.
Sara's passion for health and wellness is what has led her to a career in massage with a focus on deep tissue sports and pre-natal massage. Sara stays current in her field of practice by taking post-graduate courses and workshops on active living and systemic healing.
Catherine Santo - Registered Massage Therapist
Erin MacLeod - Registered Clinical Counsellor
For more information about Erin please visit her website at: erinmacleodcounselling.com
Sally is excited to be a part of the Whole Body Health and Wellness team. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the centre, with almost 5 years’ experience managing a Vancouver based wellness clinic. She is passionate about natural health and has just recently completed her practitioner level acupuncture and TCM course.
Sally enjoys many hobbies from knitting, ribbon work, cooking and baking. She also lives a very active lifestyle and enjoys going to the gym and Zumba classes.
Sally is a strong believer in fate and destiny, and believes that happiness is achieved through acceptance.
Sally Chen - Office Manager
Dr. Deanna Weiss graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, after receiving honours in her Undergraduate studies of health sciences and psychology from the University of Ottawa, ON. She received further training in craniosacral therapy from the Upledger Institute in Portland, OR, and studied Dr. Richard Teh Fu Tan’s method to further her acupuncture skills in Vancouver, BC.
Known for her compassionate and inquisitive nature, Dr. Deanna loves working together with her patients to uncover any obstacles to healing. She uses a blend of lifestyle counselling, herbal and homeopathic remedies, craniosacral therapy, and acupuncture to promote balance within the body. When necessary, she may recommend laboratory testing and/or supplemental support, which is available through the clinic. Dr. Deanna has a particular interest in helping those with mental health concerns, unresolved digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and autoimmune conditions.
Dr. Deanna Weiss - Naturopath
Dr. Deanna Weiss, N.D. is a member in good standing of the British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
For more information about Dr. Deanna please visit her website at: drdeannaweiss.com
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Danica Arcand is a Certified BodyTalk and Reiki Practitioner and has been studying in the field of holistic health since 2003. She also holds certification in Lymphatic Drainage Massage, BodyTalk for Animals and Hatha Yoga Instruction. Her career has always centered on being of service to others and her early work focused on helping children with autism and special needs.
Danica considers herself a survivor having overcome significant life challenges and it was through her own health journey that she was led to the healing arts. She believes that it is due to her sessions of BodyTalk that she has transformed her life into what it is today: pain-free and emotionally balanced. From this profound personal experience she was inspired to start her own practice. Passionate about energy medicine, Danica stays current in her field by furthering her study of The BodyTalk System.
Danica Arcand - Reiki and Body Talk Practitioner / Office Administrator
Shauna Simrose - Registered Massage Therapist
Shauna graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2015 from the 2200 hour program. She chose to pursue the profession as she has an innate desire to help others and make a positive difference in their lives.
Shauna has worked with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions as well as with athletes, and children. She finds it very rewarding to see her clients gain mobility and overall physical wellness. Shauna also has extensive experience working in the Spa and Wellness industry further developing her skills in relaxation massage and helping her clients improve mental health.
Sean Heales is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who completed his graduate degree from Simon Fraser University majoring in Psychology and English. After graduation, he began working as a mental health care worker in a psychiatric transition house working with dual diagnosis patients as well as volunteering with the Mental Patients Associations drop in centre in Vancouver. During this time, Sean became passionate about supporting those with mental health issues which encouraged him to complete his Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
Sean’s calm, communicative approach and trustworthy demeanor is effective in offering the support and assistance necessary to help with your personal issues, family and parenting concerns, as well as relationships and life/career transitions. Sean also offers sport performance consulting for athletes wishing to unlock their mental potential on the playing field using a combination of relaxation techniques and visualization exercises.
Sean Heales - Registered Clinical Counsellor
Matilda Nilsson is a registered reflexology therapist through Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and has practiced reflexology on and off for seven years. Her fascination with reflexology began after witnessing the radical healing effect it had on her friends and family, and she became passionate about helping people restore their health through this ancient therapy.
Matilda grew up in Sweden, and moved to Canada in 2006. Living in Maple Ridge since 2010, she loves exploring new hikes and spending ample time in nature with her partner, five year old daughter and two dogs. She stays active through running, yoga and martial arts, and makes sure to spare some time for her various art projects.Matilda is also trained in Thai massage, Indian head massage, Reiki and Chi Nei Tsang. She is adamant about staying current in her field and constantly growing as a practitioner through consistent research and training. She's active in RAC BC as a board member.
Matilda Nilsson - Registered Reflexology Therapist
Roxanne grew up in rural Maple Ridge and has always surrounded herself in the outdoors, spending most of her free time in Northern BC at her family’s cabin. She finds comfort being in nature and strives to balance that in her everyday life. Having struggled with her own health and wellness she has a great understanding of the trials that come along with self-care and healing.
Roxanne has a certificate in early childhood education, and has worked in childcare for over 8 years supporting the natural development of children. Working with children has allowed her to follow many passions and develop great patience and compassion. Roxanne enjoys gardening, yoga and taking advantage of the striking views the Lower Mainland has to offer.
Roxanne Wiles - Office Administrator
For more information about Danica please visit her website at: bodytalkwithdanica.com