Integrity. Empathy. Results.

That’s our reputation.

Our practitioners stay informed in their field. They continually advance their understanding of their craft to address the needs of our clients. We work with you so you can achieve your health goals: injury/post-operative recovery, improving athletic performance, and preventative care. Our focus is helping you achieve a better quality of life.


The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison

Our Team

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Jaimy Chua

Registered Acupuncturist,
Manual Osteopath

I am a licensed Acupuncturist and Manual Osteopath.

I grew up in a home that believed in the power of Chinese Medicine, my earliest memories as a child was going to a Chinese herbal pharmacy and the doctor would look at my tongue and weigh raw herbs on his scale. He would then wrap it carefully in newspaper, so we can prepare it at home. The aroma of steeped medicinal tea was pretty common in our house.

When I was young, my grandmother and I were close. She taught me the importance of self-care through massage therapy, herbal medicine, chinese plasters/linaments for cuts/sprains, and even face reading. She always said that you can tell a lot about someone by examining their face. I didn’t know it at the time but face reading can be used as a powerful tool for diagnosing disease in the body also.

I use needles and my hands to unlock your body’s ability to heal itself. These help to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation + pain, and regulate your body’s immune response.

I also guide clients on what steps they need to take in order to allow for healing to happen. These steps may include lifestyle and dietary modifications or meditation to re-establish the mind-body connection.

I provide solutions to relieve discomfort, so that my clients are able to live a more fruitful life.

I help patients who are struggling to heal or function from:
• traumatic accidents
• injuries from living an active lifestyle
• repetitive stress (computer or physical work, prolonged standing/sitting)
• stress
• pregnancy
• hormonal imbalances (migraines, fertility, menopause)

I am a big believer that our bodies are resilient and I’ve devoted myself to helping people uncover their healing potential.

I use a gentle and holistic (whole body) approach to care.

I help my patients realize their power to pull themselves out of disease, so they can transform their lives. I am here to guide and empower them.

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Stephanie Hoffer

Registered Massage Therapist

I am a positive, high-energy individual with an unquenchable passion for living life at its highest potential. Being detailed-oriented and competitive, I have been successful at a multitude of activities both personal and work related.

I have a strong background in music. Spending approximately 10 years studying classical flute. I have a deep appreciation for the dedication and discipline that comes with being a musician. While spending long hours practicing, this has brought about the understanding that musicians are truly “upper body athletes.” Proper biomechanics and self-care are essential to a long and successful musical career.

When I am not at work, I have many passions that I enjoy engaging in. An arguably perfect Saturday involves cooking heart-warming soul food with whole ingredients, spending time amongst good company with tea/coffee/espresso, and walking my two dogs.

Viewing massage therapy as much more than physical manipulation of soft tissues and joints, I believe that a large part of my role in helping clients overcome their aches is to educate them about their bodies. Additionally, I define being “healthy” as much more than purely a physical state of being, this must be accompanied by a healthy mindset. I am here to help you achieve your best physical health, and also to promote your highest mental/emotional state of being.

The majority of my clinical experience has been working with athletes and office corporate workers that spend a majority of their day at a desk.

Being a highly active individual, I enjoy participating in a healthy balance of activities ranging from high intensity activities, such as lifting at the gym and circuit training, to endurance activities, such as hiking and yoga. Involvement in these activities has brought its fair share of aches and pains. Seeking maximum daily performance, this led me to study and learn about proper biomechanics in day-to-day life and self-care to avoid these aches.

Becoming a massage therapist has not only given me the ability to increase my understanding of biomechanics of the body, but has also given me a strong desire to share this knowledge with others.

I have a very practical approach when it comes to treatment, with the overall goal being to give you the proper information and tools to help you achieve your desired health goals. I provide an abundance of information regarding methods in which you can help yourself at home, via home care exercises (stretches and strengthening techniques), aromatherapy, self-massage, and breathing techniques.
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Allie Kolapak

Registered Massage Therapist

Allie was a competitive cheerleader for 6 years and knows first-hand the importance of self-care in our day to day lives. Allie’s love for cheerleading didn’t stop when she retired. In her spare time, she coaches tumbling. This allows her to share her love of cheerleading to the young minds that will grow within the sport and she has come to love the passion, energy, hard work and togetherness that it provides them. Encouraging and inspiring young athletes to work their hardest and develop their athletic mindset.

Allie uses her past experience as an athlete to know where aches and pains can originate from, everything in the body is connected some how and in some way. She uses her knowledge to eliminate aches and pains from the source and not just where it is felt.

Allie is skilled to help assist with a wide scope of massage therapy needs and provides her clients with the information they need to be educated about their bodies. She’s had a wide variety of clinical experience ranging from acquired brain injuries, hospice care, athletic performance, weekend warriors and office corporate workers. Allie is constantly wanting to learn new things, she takes every treatment and learns from the aches and pains of all clients. She thrives on helping clients become their healthiest self in their day to day lives. Allie has furthered her knowledge of massage by taking additional courses including cupping massage and hot stone massage.
As a cheerleader, my very first coach was in the process of writing her massage therapy board exams and during practice she noticed that as a I was moving more to one side. She did an assessment and it appeared I had some muscles that were so tight that were pulling the curvature of my spine to one side!

With her being able to identify this just by watching my movements was enlightening, and I wanted to be able to see or feel and identify an issue that will help others.

Being able to utilize massage therapy as a multi sport athlete had a huge impact on my career in my own athletic career, whether it be a bad hit in field hockey, landing on my pole-vault pole or throwing someone in the air and catching their entire body weight. Massage was my go to therapy to help me stay active.

Work and life can bring on a lot of stress and taking care of your health will help you manage this stress. Allie will ensure to provide clients with specific personalized treatment plans that benefit each client to become the healthiest version of themselves.

Allie can go over various home exercises that can help benefit everyday living. She modifies the treatments to match the client’s progressing ability.

Kelly Russell

Clinic Assistant | Client Care

Kelly is a mother of two and a Psychology graduate with a life-long attraction to the helping and healing professions. She was previously employed for twelve years in the field of Substance Abuse Treatment. After a lengthy sabbatical devoted to full time motherhood, Natural Medicine seemed to be a logical fit. Her interest in Natural Medicine informed much of her parenting: using gentle methods, how to handle illness, and feeding her family.

Outside the office, she loves cooking, gardening, camping, and art. She loves discovering the stories and histories of people from their art and how they cook.

Her interest in Natural Medicine began in 2002 when she had gallbladder issues. Seeking relief she began to research what dietary modifications could be made to relieve her symptoms. During her first pregnancy, wishing for a holistic birth, she began to work with a Doula who helped her realize ways to manage labor pain. She was very enlightened by this experience and shaped the type of mother she became.

We are a passionate team of practitioners working to improve people’s lives through their health. Are you interested in joining our team? Then we would love to hear from you! We have immediate openings for Registered Massage Therapists.

Send your resumé to careers@ancientcedar.com.