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Meet Our Team

 

Kirsten Janz

Owner and Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Kirsten Janz is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), who is also Board Certified in Practical Nutrition. She is a Raw Foods Chef and holds a certificate in Sports Nutrition. Her nutritional practice began over nine 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.

To learn more about Kirsten's practice, please visit her website at www.wholebodynutrition.ca .

Dr. Kevin Murphy

Chiropractor

Dr. Kevin Murphy grew up in Coquitlam, B.C. and has recently returned to the area with his young family. Dr. Kevin 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 well-being. Dr. Kevin 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.

Dr. Gina Bouros

Naturopath

Dr. Bouros has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University Ion Ionescu de la Brad/Romania and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Work from University of Bucharest/ Romania (2005). After moving in Canada in 2008 and after searching for a career that would combine her love of science, wellness, and nature, she went on to complete her doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.

Dr. Bouros works with people of all ages and health concerns including hormonal health issues, adrenal insufficiency (stress, anxiety, depression), digestive health, muskoskeletal issues, healthy aging, skin conditions as well as pediatric conditions. Naturopathic treatments commonly used by Dr. Bouros in her practice include herbal medicine, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture, supplements, nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Bouros is active member of the following associations: College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC), British Columbia Naturopathic Association (BCNA), Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND) and Tomatis Development SA, Luxemburg.

Hong Kim

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Hong Kim is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. In order to further enhance his TCM level, he has been continuing this studies in various acupuncture techniques, such as Master Tung, the Balanced Method of Dr. Tan, and other numerous Korean Acupuncture techniques. In addition, he also practices cupping and ear seeding therapy as part of his TCM practice and has been certified for the Acupoint Injection Therapy for pain control and weight loss. Furthermore, he has completed a Korean Acupressure Course and is a certified instructor of Healing Tao's abdominal organ massage (Chi Nei Tsang), which is a Thai technique that helps to decrease belly fat, constipation, and stimulate healthy digestion. 

Hong achieved a Master's degree of Business Administration in Finance from Korea University in South Korea and worked in financial department for years. However, when his son started to suffer in severe pain from Iliotibial Band Syndrome, He was motivated to find methods to help his son. He changed his career and graduated from PCU college of Holistic Medicine, and helped to relieve his son's pain through TCM.

 

To this day, he is passionate about utilizing his knowledge to help those in need. He truly believes in the power of TCM and its ability to help people in ways that modern medicine cannot. 

Sean Heales

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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. 

Catherine Santo

Registered Massage Therapist

Catherine graduated from the 3000 hour massage therapy program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2004. In her 15 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. 

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. 

Alyson Konopczynski

Registered Massage Therapist

Aly is a graduate of the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy. She also has a background in Spa Therapy, Shiatsu, and the Hawaiian art of Lomi Lomi massage, having completed courses and intensives at the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage from 2012-2014. 

 

Combining these various therapeutic modalities, Aly centers her treatments around connecting with the breath, and incorporates full body integration into each one of her sessions. She utilizes relaxation and orthopaedic techniques to create individualized treatments, working with each client to meet their personal health goals. 

 

Aly was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and relocated to the West Coast on a whim in 2009. She has a great love for the natural world, enjoys adventures with her dog Norbert, and cherishes quality time with her friends and family.

Matilda Nilsson

Registered Reflexology Therapist

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.

To learn more about Matilda's practice, please visit her website at www.registeredreflexologist.com .

Danica Arcand

Reiki Master, BodyTalk and Manual Lymphatic Treatment Practitioner

Danica Arcand is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Reiki Master 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. She is also developing her online Yoga Studio where she produces videos on mindfulness, meditation, yoga sequences, healthy living, and spirituality.

To watch an informative video on BodyTalk or Reiki please visit Danica's website at: bodytalkwithdanica.com

Sally Chen

Office Manager

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.

Erin McGuire

Office Administrator

Erin grew up in Southern Ontario but moved here to Maple Ridge with her young family in September of 2017. She loves exploring the Maple Ridge area and surrounding parks and trails with her family. Erin's hobbies are yoga, running and painting when time allows as she is a busy mom to four adorable little ones. 

Erin has a background in computer science, but has much experience in administration with her previous positions held at a bank and auction house. Erin is passionate about health and wellness and is happy to work for a centre that cares for patients as a whole.

Caroline Gorski

Office Administrator

Caroline Gorski is passionate about all things pertaining to health and wellness. She is currently finishing her kinesiology degree at the University of the Fraser Valley and is already working on continuing education in the area of nutrition. An avid vegan, she is passionate about educating others as to the benefits of a plant based diet.

Caroline loves being outdoors and spends much time hiking and snowboarding in her free time. She also loves spending time with her high energy dog, Pharaoh (a vizsla) going for walks, and exploring the best of Maple Ridge's parks. She is also very passionate about travelling the world as she has been to 21 different countries and is already planning her next vacation!

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