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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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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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.