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Issue: February 2007

You're Invited to Our Open House!

Saturday, February 24th from 2pm to 3pm

Take this opportunity to meet our talented staff of therapists. Learn more about the services we offer and receive complementary sample treatments. Enter our draw to win fabulous therapy prizes!

We look forward to meeting you and exploring the world of natural medicine together!

Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information.

Naturopathic Medicine: Helping You Better Understand Your Health

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, BSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

samanthaNaturopathic Medicine treats all forms of health concerns: from pediatric to geriatric, from acute irritation to chronic illness, and from physical to psychological concerns. The approach, philosophy and training of naturopathic doctors set this type of medicine apart from other forms of health care.

There are typically three types of patients that seek Naturopathic Medical care:

1. Patients that are looking for disease prevention and health promotional strategies. Individuals that recognize that health does not just happen by chance; they understand that it is a life-long process that involves a clear understanding of the factors that affect health and how to deal with them on a daily basis.

2. Patients that have a range of symptoms that they have been unable to address on their own or with the help of other medical practitioners. With Naturopathic Medicine’s broad understanding of health and the relationship between all the factors that influence health, naturopathic doctors are often able to offer a new perspective and provide safe and effective ways to restore health.

3. Patients that have been diagnosed with an illness and are looking for alternative treatments. Naturopathic Medicine is very effective in improving quality of life for those patients that are looking to combine conventional and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects to drugs, surgery or conventional treatments.

The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and to treat the root cause of disease. For many patients, this difference in approach to health provides them with a new perspective and awareness. By addressing the root causes of disease and using the appropriate use of natural therapies many patients with chronic illness have found tremendous benefits.

Dr. Samantha Ristimaki, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine,
has recently joined our Wellness for the Body team.

She will be available at our upcoming open house
call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
and to book your appointment.

For pricing information please click here.

Introducing the Newest Member of Our Wellness Staff

Andrea Antaya, RMT, Dipl. S.T.

andreaAndrea is a Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. In her mid 20’s, when she was first introduced to Chinese Medicine, she decided to approach life from a different perspective. This combined with the strong will to join the alternative healthcare field led her to the Shiatsu School of Canada in Toronto where she studied Shiatsu for two years. Her training uniquely blended Eastern and Western medicine and included extensive hands on teaching.

In 2005 the decision was made to expand her knowledge of Swedish Massage as she attended and graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College. She also received her Reiki Level II training during this time.


Please call us at 905.465.4595 for more information
and to book your appointment with Andrea.

For pricing information please click here.