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 antique scale. He would then wrap it carefully in newspaper, so we can prepare 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 my needles and hands to unlock your body’s ability to heal itself. These tools help to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation + pain, and regulate your body’s immune response.

I provide solutions to relieve a patient’s discomfort, so that they 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 use tools such as: Acupuncture, Osteopathic techniques, lifestyle counseling and meditation to help you reach your health goal.

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

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Julane Pratt

Registered Massage Therapist

Julane grew up as an athlete, and understood from a young age how all parts of the body must work cohesively to achieve pain-free body mechanics. Her athletic experience was mostly on-ice as a competitive figure skater. Since a knee injury forced her to retire, Julane now coaches skating and hockey fundamentals.

She has worked with Olympians, World Champions, and CFL Players, and is currently a preferred RMT for the Kitchener Rangers since last season. In addition to massage, she incorporates pilates into the Rangers’ dry land training to maximize their strength and for injury prevention.

Julane loves new challenges that take her out of her comfort zone. She competes in local triathlons, was a past contender for Miss Universe Canada, and participated in recruitment combines for Bobsleigh Canada.

Julane combines her expert knowledge in pilates and massage into her practice to achieve greater results for her clients. Her focus is in biomechanical re-education, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. She will help you move better, invigorate your body, improve your quality of life, and boost your training abilities as an athlete.
Julane’s athletic experience and pilates education can help you to elevate your performance, prevent injury, and help relieve pain so that you can continue to pursue the sport or activity you’re passionate about. She is eager to learn and is continually upgrading her skills; her most recent pursuit is to get her certification as a fascial stretch therapist.
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James Hammer

Registered Massage Therapist

James has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1996. His primary treatment method is Myo Fascial Release (studied from Ardy Verheagan and Barry Jennings). James is also highly trained in other complementary techniques such are Strain Counter Strain, Therapeutic Touch, Baby Massage and Prenatal Massage.

In 2011, he became a Certified Matrix Repatterning Therapist with a special interest in treating snoring, sleep apnea and concussions. This therapy is known to de-stress denser tissues of the body, such as bone.

James uses a number of other techniques to enhance his massage treatments such as:

  • Quantum Touch Therapy (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Certified Reiki and Karuna Reiki Master (trained with Sue Gross)
  • Shamballa Therapy Master (trained with Ken Scewczyk)

His interests outside the clinic include:

  • Jazz and tap dancing
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Chito Ryu Karate
  • Founder of the New Hamburg Chito Ryu Karate Club in 1979
  • Studying Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung
  • Community Players Theatre acting in Stratford

He is an affiliate therapist since 1999 with Centre Stage Dance Studio.

The goal of James’ treatments is to treat the root cause of your issue. He found that by resolving the origin of the problem, it provided relief to other secondary aches and pains. He is always expanding his knowledge to help his clients. He is currently studying Sho-Tai, which is based on Iridology and muscles testing. This method of diagnosis can narrow whether your problem is due to a deficiency or excess. He can then cleanse, promote repair and help you maintain that healthy state.
He’s had various jobs in past and found that a recurrent pattern was that he had a knack for repairing things. Through vocational testing, he found that working in the medical field was a compatible match to his skills. He narrowed the field down to Massage Therapy and the rest is history.
James has over 20 years of experience and he not only treats the area of concern, but also digs deeper to understand the underlying cause. He treats several areas that may be contributing to your problem and examines structures that are normally overlooked. He will address your concerns and refer you to other health professionals if you require further care, so that you are able return to your regular daily activity and life duties.

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.